Kazuto Maruta

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to elucidate the characteristics of chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients requiring surgery during the active phase of infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS From December 2004 to July 2015, 58 patients underwent surgery in our institute for active IE. Seven patients had been on HD for 1-15 years. Their preoperative profiles(More)
Objectives: Unexpected systemic inflammatory response with high fever and increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) occurred frequently after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). This excessive inflammatory response affects the postoperative course. We evaluated the effects of steroid on the postoperative inflammatory response after EVAR.(More)
In patients with left atrial myxoma, mitral valve regurgitation is often encountered. However, preoperative assessment of the mitral valve is difficult in cases with giant left atrial myxoma occupying the left atrial cavity. We experienced a patient with giant left atrial myxoma who underwent tumor excision and mitral valve repair. A 40-year-old woman was(More)
Aorto-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare complication of esophageal carcinoma. Left untreated, it may be lethal due to massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding, while open thoracic surgery is associated with high operative mortality and morbidity. In contrast, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for AEF is less invasive than open thoracic surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVES Surgical strategies for patients with aortic arch aneurysm extending to the descending aorta remain controversial. The antero-lateral partial sternotomy (ALPS) approach has been developed as a less invasive alternative single-stage strategy for extensive thoracic arch aneurysm (ETAA). METHODS From September 2007 to April 2011, 18 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE We retrospectively assessed computed tomography (CT) scans to determine degree of anterolateral abdominal muscle atrophy in patients who underwent infrarenal aortic repair with 2 kinds of incisions for the extraperitoneal approach. METHODS CT scans obtained before surgery and final scans obtained 2 to 100 months after surgery were assessed in 12(More)
Kommerell's diverticulum causes compression of the esophagus between the aberrant origin of the left subclavian artery and ascending aorta, leading to dysphagia or dyspnea. We describe 3 cases of successful surgical treatment of right aortic arch with Kommerell's diverticulum and aberrant origin of the left subclavian artery, using a right anterolateral(More)
OBJECTIVES Functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) is a significant negative prospective factor for long-term survival in patients with mitral valve disease. Tricuspid annuloplasty (TAP) for FTR is recommended as a concomitant procedure during left-sided valvular surgery. The MC3 annuloplasty ring is designed to restore the dilated tricuspid annulus to its(More)
Objectives: Whether to perform mitral valve (MV) repair is often difficult during infective endocarditis (IE), especially in patients with extensive leaflet destruction. The aim of this study was to develop scoring system to predict feasibility of mitral valve (MV) repair and select appropriate surgical candidates for repair during active IE. Methods:(More)
Severe aortic stenosis was found by preoperative echocardiography in a 79-year-old female patient with sigmoid colon cancer. Staged operation was planned. First, bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement was performed by minimally invasive cardiac surgery. She underwent concomitant colostomy to avoid malnutrition which may have occurred in case of colon(More)