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Multislice computed tomography in infective endocarditis: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography and intraoperative findings.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the value of multislice computed tomography (CT) for the assessment of valvular abnormalities in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) in comparisonExpand
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Experience with percutaneous venoarterial cardiopulmonary bypass for emergency circulatory support*
ObjectiveMechanical circulatory support can maintain vital organ perfusion in patients with cardiac failure unresponsive to standard pharmacologic treatment. The purpose of the current study was toExpand
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Results of the prospective multicenter trial of robotically assisted totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting.
BACKGROUND Robotic technology has been proven safe and efficacious in the performance of mitral valve repair and atrial septal defect repair. This report describes a Food and DrugExpand
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Robotically assisted totally endoscopic atrial septal defect repair: insights from operative times, learning curves, and clinical outcome.
BACKGROUND Remote access perfusion and robotics have enabled totally endoscopic closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale. The aim of this study was to address learning curve issues ofExpand
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How to build a cath-lab operating room.
Recent developments in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology have led to the installation of integrated operating rooms that allow both surgical and endovascular procedures. These units offerExpand
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Sixty-four slice CT evaluation of aortic stenosis using planimetry of the aortic valve area.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate planimetry of the aortic valve area with 64-slice CT in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiographyExpand
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Effectiveness and safety of total endoscopic left internal mammary artery bypass graft to the left anterior descending artery.
Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has become a feasible option using robotic technology and remote access perfusion techniques. The aim of this study was to determine theExpand
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Technical problems and complications of axillary artery cannulation.
OBJECTIVE Cardiopulmonary bypass via the axillary artery is frequently used especially in aortic dissections. With an increased use of this technique problems were recognized too. We describe theExpand
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Five hundred cases of robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting: predictors of success and safety.
BACKGROUND Robotic technology has enabled totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) grafting. Little information is available on factors associated with successful and safe performance ofExpand
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Multislice computed tomography for detection of patients with aortic valve stenosis and quantification of severity.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether multislice computed tomography (MSCT) provides a reliable, noninvasive imaging modality for identification of patients with degenerativeExpand
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