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Tracheostomy: How and When Should It Be Done in Cardiovascular Surgery ICU?
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The postoperative infection rate was significantly lower, and cooperation of the patients, postoperative patient mobilization, and oral feeding rates were higher in the early tracheostomy group.
Is female gender really a risk factor for carotid endarterectomy?
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Female gender is not a risk factor for stroke or death after CEA, women should not be excluded from the benefits of CEA and gender should not been a consideration in the decision to perform it.
Cardiac surgery during pregnancy.
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In patients with mitral stenosis, which is the case in most scenarios, closed mitral valvulotomy is life-saving and offers low fetomaternal risk, as a viable, efficient and practical alternative to percutaneous mitral balloon commissurotomy.
The Effect of Ascorbic Acid on Proliferation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Intimal Hyperplasia
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Ascorbic acid reduces the intimal hyperplasia developing after vascular anastomoses, and is found to be a potent anti-oxidant with antiproliferative properties.
Paracardiac gossypiboma (textiloma) in 2 patients.
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In symptomatic patients, operative removal of the pad or sponge is recommended; however, the decision to operate might be less immediately clear in asymptomatic patients.
Buerger's disease (thromboangiitis obliterans) with an atypical presentation: a case report
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A 38-year-old male case with an arterial involvement in the left side of the extremity and coronary arteries in addition to peripheral involvement of the Buerger’s disease, who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery due to diffuse circumflex and left anterior descending artery disease is reported.
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