Joseph R Elbeery

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The physiological mechanism of paradoxical pulse in cardiac tamponade remains controversial. In eight conscious dogs with intact pericardia, ultrasonic dimension transducers assessed biventricular geometry and volumes, while micromanometers measured right ventricular (RV), left ventricular (LV), pleural, and pericardial pressures. With normal inspiration,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was done to determine the potential benefits of minimally invasive mitral surgery performed with intraoperative video assistance. METHODS From May 1996 until March 1997, a minithoracotomy and video assistance were used in 31 consecutive patients undergoing mitral repair (n = 20) and replacement (n = 11). Their ages ranged from 18 to(More)
This report describes a minimally invasive mitral valve repair done through a limited (6-cm) thoracic incision. The patient was supported by peripheral extracorporeal perfusion with cardiac arrest established using a new transthoracic aortic cross-clamp and antegrade blood cardioplegia. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 3 with minimal pain.(More)
Right ventricular failure is a leading cause of death in patients who require the left ventricular assist device. Previous reports suggested right ventricular functional deterioration during left ventricular assist but lacked a method by which right ventricular function could be quantified adequately. This study examined the effects of left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Procedure-related costs are of increasing concern in selecting the appropriate procedure for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS To determine what preoperative factors influence total postoperative hospital costs, data on 604 coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) patients from 1990 to 1991 were analyzed.(More)
Pulse-transit sonomicrometry was used to measure the base-apex (a), anteroposterior (b), and septal-free wall (c) diameters of the left ventricle and the septal-free wall diameter of the right ventricle (d) in eight excised and three isolated, pump-perfused canine heart preparations, as well as in nine conscious dogs. In the three perfused hearts and in(More)
BACKGROUND The minimally invasive anterior thoracotomy for beating heart coronary bypass offers a modest 10-cm incision and avoids the morbidity of extracorporeal circulation. This study examines minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) wound complications and contributing comorbid factors. METHODS A retrospective, single-institution(More)
Although improved surgery, angioplasty, and thrombolysis have made early revascularization of ischemic myocardium commonplace, the effects of arterial hypertension on myocardial recovery remain unclear. Therefore eight conscious dogs were instrumented to measure left ventricular transmural pressure and myocardial segment length in the left anterior(More)
OBJECTIVE Reoperative sternotomy to address mitral valve pathology carries substantial risk, especially with patent bypass grafts or an aortic valve prosthesis. We previously reported our early experience with minimally invasive right thoracotomy and peripheral cannulation as an alternative strategy, and we recently reviewed our cumulative 15-year hospital(More)