Hisham Jamil

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Between October 1978 and June 1993, 24 consecutive operations for atrial myxoma were performed on 23 patients at the Damascus University Cardiovascular Surgical Center, using the biatrial approach. Fifteen of the patients were female; ages ranged between 4 and 71 years. Nineteen patients had symptoms of left and 3 of right atrioventricular obstruction. One(More)
Between Dec 12, 2002 and Aug 22, 2004, 84 operative patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF) were subjected to AF ablation with microwave energy. Of these, 49 patients were female; their ages ranged between 20 and 72 years (mean, 43.1 years). Most patients suffered from mitral disease, accompanied in over one third of cases with tricuspid(More)
BACKGROUND There is a dire need, especially in emergent societies, for a mitral substitute that does not require anticoagulation, and is not affected by early degeneration. METHODS Between 1997 and 2003, 80 patients had successful mitral valve replacement with a pulmonary autograft. Fifty-five patients were female, and the mean age was 39.3 years.(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to find a mitral valve substitute that does not require lifelong anticoagulation and is not affected by tissue degeneration in the long term. METHODS Between July 14, 1997, and August 8, 2004, a total of 92 patients with irreparable mitral valve disease underwent mitral valve replacement with the pulmonary autograft(More)
Cardiac echinococcosis is a rare affliction of the heart encountered in areas where the tapeworm Echinococcus is endemic. During the 15 years to September 2005, 19 consecutive patients (11 female; mean age, 25.6 +/- 12.8 years) with cardiac echinococcosis were operated on at Damascus University. Diagnosis was mainly established by 2D-echocardiography.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to alert surgeons embarking on mitral replacement with the pulmonary autograft to the possibility of graft stenosis resulting from kinking of the Dacron tube support. METHODS AND RESULTS After having used old-style Dacron tubing for pulmonary autograft support in 32 patients, a change was made to a softer(More)
OBJECTIVES In an effort to find a suitable mitral substitute for our young rheumatic patients who cannot follow a proper anticoagulation regimen for life, we resorted to an old concept reported by one of the authors (D.N.R.) in 1967. This report summarizes our experience with the Ross-mitral operation to date. METHODS Between 19 June 1997 and 27 June(More)
Replacing the mitral valve with a pulmonary autograft is an important option at the disposal of surgeons working in areas where lifelong anticoagulation is impractical. In this article we describe the technique of this operation as it has evolved through our experience with 51 patients operated on since July 1997.
Objectives: In an effort to ®nd a suitable mitral substitute for our young rheumatic patients who cannot follow a proper anticoagulation regimen for life, we resorted to an old concept reported by one of the authors (D.N.R.) in 1967. This report summarizes our experience with the Ross-mitral operation to date. Methods: Between 19 June 1997 and 27 June 2000,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY For long-term substitution of the mitral valve, mechanical prostheses require life-long anticoagulation which is impractical in developing countries, xenografts degenerate early in our young population, and mitral homografts have not yet been established as being suitable. We therefore returned to an original concept first(More)