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Suppurative mediastinitis developed in 34 (0.9%) of 3,645 patients who underwent median sternotomy at the Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla in Santander, Spain, from 1985 through 1991. These cases were(More)
Sternal infection is a rare complication of median sternotomy but is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly in the case of deep sternal infection (mediastinitis).(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the long-term performance of aortic valve repair, we analyzed the results obtained in a 22-year period in patients who underwent repair of nonsevere rheumatic aortic valve(More)