James N B M de Andrade

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OBJECTIVE To determine effects of reducing the diameter of the left ventricle of dogs by plication of the left ventricular free wall. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult mixed-breed dogs. PROCEDURE Left lateral thoracotomy and a T-shaped pericardiotomy were performed. The free wall of the left ventricle was imbricated with 3 interrupted transfixing sutures applied(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate plication of the free wall of the left ventricle, which reduces the left ventricular area and volume, as a method to improve the left ventricular systolic function without cardiopulmonary bypass. ANIMALS 8 mixed-breed adult dogs. PROCEDURE Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was induced in each dog by administration of doxorubicin (30(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the outcome of partial external mitral annuloplasty in dogs with congestive heart failure (CHF) due to mitral regurgitation caused by myxomatous mitral valve degeneration (MMVD). ANIMALS, MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine client-owned dogs with CHF due to mitral regurgitation caused by MMVD. Surgery consisted of a double row of(More)
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