Laurie Oliver

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BACKGROUND Patients listed for heart transplant have a prolonged wait time, with continued deterioration, poor quality of life, and 10% mortality. Although recent bridge to transplant (BTT) studies demonstrated 1-year survival similar to heart transplantation, doubt remains about overall effectiveness as a treatment strategy compared with waiting and(More)
Left ventricular false aneurysm is a rare complication of mitral valve replacement or myocardial infarction. A case of left ventricular false aneurysm complicating mitral valve repair is presented. The patient was clinically asymptomatic, and the diagnosis was made on postoperative transesophageal echocardiography. The patient subsequently underwent(More)
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