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Selective management of intrathoracic anastomotic leak after esophagectomy.
OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze our experience with management of intrathoracic anastomotic leak after esophagectomy. METHODS All patients who had intrathoracic anastomotic leaks after esophagectomyExpand
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The association of chronic lung disease with early mortality and respiratory adverse events after aortic valve replacement.
BACKGROUND We studied the association between components of chronic lung disease (CLD) assessment and operative outcomes in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis. Expand
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Fluid Mechanical Forces and Endothelial Mitochondria: A Bioengineering Perspective
Endothelial cell dysfunction is the hallmark of every cardiovascular disease/condition, including atherosclerosis and ischemia/reperfusion injury. Fluid shear stress acting on the vascularExpand
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Ischemic preconditioning decreases oxidative stress during reperfusion: a chemiluminescence study.
The mechanism responsible for ischemic preconditioning (IPC) is still unknown but may involve the induction of antioxidant enzymes decreasing oxidative stress during subsequent periods of ischemiaExpand
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Opening of potassium channels protects mitochondrial function from calcium overload.
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) protects myocardium from ischemia reperfusion injury by activating mitochondrial K(ATP) channels. However, the mechanism underlying the protective effect of K(ATP)Expand
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Automated Quantitative 3-Dimensional Modeling of the Aortic Valve and Root by 3-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Normals, Aortic Regurgitation, and Aortic Stenosis: Comparison to
Background—We tested the ability of a novel automated 3-dimensional (3D) algorithm to model and quantify the aortic root from 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomographic (CT)Expand
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Mitral and tricuspid valve repair in patients with previous mediastinal radiation therapy.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes of mitral and tricuspid valve repair after mediastinal radiation therapy. METHODS From 1976 to 2001, 22 patients (mean age 61 +/- 14Expand
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Coenzyme Q10 protects coronary endothelial function from ischemia reperfusion injury via an antioxidant effect.
BACKGROUND Cardiac ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury causes coronary vascular dysfunction. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ), which preserves cardiac mechanical function after I/R, recently has been recognized as aExpand
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Pyruvate improves myocardial tolerance to reperfusion injury by acting as an antioxidant: a chemiluminescence study.
BACKGROUND There is indirect evidence that pyruvate improves myocardial tolerance to ischemia by scavenging oxygen radicals during reperfusion. The objectives of this study were to evaluate (1)Expand
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Toward a definitive, totally thoracoscopic procedure for atrial fibrillation.
PURPOSE Evolution of anti-arrhythmia surgery beyond the Cox maze III has been hampered by the difficulty in implementing a complete lesion set in a truly minimally invasive approach. In this study,Expand
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