J J de Wet Lubbe

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Fifty-seven patients with penetrating cardiac or pericardial trauma were treated at the Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University of Stellenbosch at the Tygerberg Hospital during a 6 1/2 year period from June 1971 to January 1978. Eleven patients were treated by aspiration alone because tamponade was mild, or because they were seen between 24 hours(More)
A young man had a congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm originating from the right coronary sinus, complicated by fistulas draining into both right atrium and right ventricle, as well as a congenitally abnormal aortic valve with mild aortic insufficiency. His dramatic clinical presentation, with the sudden appearance of severe biventricular cardiac failure(More)
During a 22-month period, April 1972 to February 1974, 4 patients underwent ventricular aneurysmectomy at the Karl Bremer and Tygerberg Hospitals for congestive cardiac failure. In addition, 1 patient with an aneurysm and 3 patients with acute myocardial infarcts, ranging from 16 to 28 days postinfarction, underwent emergency surgery for recurrent malignant(More)
Twenty-four cases of penetrating cardiac injuries due to stab wounds, which were seen over a 3-year period, are reviewed. Ten patients were treated by aspiration alone because tamponade was mild, or because they were seen more than 12 hours after injury. One patient with multiple stab wounds in the ventricles and left atrium died during emergency(More)
A 42-year-old symptomatic woman with possible adult Williams's syndrome (mental retardation, 'elfin facies' and supravalvular aortic stenosis (SVAS)) is documented. This patient displayed many unique features in addition to the severe SVAS (peak systolic gradient 96 mmHg): there was an associated persistent left superior vena cava draining into the coronary(More)