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Eighteen patients underwent surgery for intracardiac myxoma (16 left atrial and 2 right atrial) during the last 10 years. Seventeen patients had tumour stalk attached to the oval fossa. The myxoma was excised along with a cuff of the atrial septum, which was reconstructed using a Dacron patch in 15 patients and by direct suture in 2 patients. In the(More)
A simple, reliable method of recording sensory nerve action potentials (SNAP) from the medial and lateral plantar nerves was established using 30 healthy adults as subjects. Potentials were recorded with surface electrodes both antidromically and orthodromically. The mean latency and amplitude of the SNAP of the medial plantar nerve using antidromic(More)
Extracranial carotid artery aneurysms secondary to accidental injury are rare. We have seen eight lesions of this type in the last 10 years. The aneurysm was produced by blunt trauma in four patients, penetrating shrapnel injury in two, stabbing and electrical injury in one each. The left side was involved in seven patients. The internal and common carotid(More)
Pregnancy after valve replacement has been considered hazardous because of maternal and fetal complications secondary to anticoagulant medication, in addition to basic myocardial problems. Of 229 females aged 15-45 years with prosthetic valve replacement, 37 (including 34 with Björk-Shiley valve and anticoagulants) subsequently had a total of 47(More)
One hundred two patients sustaining cardiac injuries over a 4-year period were analysed to highlight the natural history of the cardiac injuries. There were 45 blunt, 36 stab, and 21 gunshot injuries. The injury involved the ventricle in 85, atrium in seven, pulmonary artery in five cases, and resulted in crush injury to the heart in the remaining five(More)
Lipid peroxidation and the antioxidant status were studied in male patients having stable angina (SA) and unstable angina (UA) pectoris and the results were compared with that of controls. Lipid peroxides (LPx) and conjugated dienes (CD) were found to be elevated in patients with both SA (LPx: 3.96 +/- 1.07, P less than 0.001; CD: 357.09 +/- 66.23, P less(More)
A monoclonal antibody generated against the decapeptide gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) was effective in intercepting the bioactivity of the hormone; it blocked ovulation in rats. The antibody reacted optimally with the native hormone. Substitution of amide at the COOH terminus by a carboxyl group decreased immunoreactivity by a factor of 200. The(More)
A total of 202 patients (62 with tricuspid atresia and 140 without tricuspid atresia) underwent univentricular repair at our unit from January 1990 to September 1994. Of these patients, 182 had nonfenestrated and 20 had fenestrated interatrial baffles. Early mortality was 15.9% (29/182) in the group with nonfenestrated baffles and 5% (1/20) in the group(More)
Fourteen patients underwent thrombectomy for thrombosis of implanted Björk-Shiley valves (13 in the mitral and one in the aortic position) between January, 1975, and July, 1984. There was no operative mortality or perioperative embolism. Over a follow-up period of 1 to 96 months (average 23.5 months), there was no late mortality. Serial evaluation of valve(More)