Jae Suk Yoo

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BACKGROUND The clinical benefit of concomitant atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation at the time of aortic valve replacement (AVR) is uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 124 patients with AF who underwent AVR with (n=50) or without (n=74) a concomitant maze procedure, between 2000 and 2011, were evaluated. There were no significant differences in early(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the expression of muscarinic and purinergic receptors in rat urothelium, and changes in their distribution and expression following detrusor overactivity induced by bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into control (10) and BOO groups (20). Partial BOO was induced for 3(More)
Suitability rate of endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and the anatomic features causing unsuitability have not been well determined in Asian patients who have abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). In a single Korean center, a total of 191 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (maximal diameter ≥ 4 cm) were identified. Aortoiliac morphologic characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term echocardiographic mitral valve (MV) durability after MV repair performed through a minithoracotomy versus conventional sternotomy. METHODS A total of 299 patients who underwent MV repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) through minithoracotomy (n = 179) or sternotomy (n = 120), between April 2004 and January(More)
BACKGROUND In cardiac surgery, especially in the reconstruction of vascular structures and intracardiac defects, glutaraldehyde has usually been used as the reagent for fixing porcine or bovine pericardial tissues. But the well-known problem of calcification or cytotoxicity of glutaraldehyde motivates the search for a replacement. The aim of this study is(More)
A 43-year-old man with symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) was admitted to our hospital with aggravated exertional dyspnea and successfully treated with robotic transmitral septal myectomy. Minimally invasive transmitral septal myectomy may be a feasible surgical option for the treatment of HOCM in selected cases as an alternative to(More)
OBJECTIVES The study objective was to review a single-center experience on robotic mitral valve repair to treat mitral regurgitation, with a specific focus on midterm echocardiographic mitral durability. No data assessing the quality or durability of repaired mitral valves are currently available. METHODS A total of 200 patients who underwent robotic(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair of a descending thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (DTA/TAAA) involving the distal arch is challenging and requires either deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) or crossclamping of the distal arch. The aim of this study was to compare these 2 techniques in the treatment of DTA/TAAA involving the distal arch. (More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has recently attracted interest as a treatment for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, the outcomes of this procedure in post-surgical settings have not yet been characterized. In this study, we evaluated the outcomes of ECMO in patients with severe postoperative ARDS. METHODS(More)
A 75-year-old woman who had previously undergone a double valve replacement was admitted to Asan Medical Center because of severe bioprosthetic mitral valve dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation. Under hypothermic fibrillatory arrest without aortic cross-clamping, minimally invasive mitral and tricuspid valve surgery was performed via a right(More)