Leonard A. R. Golding

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We compared patients who received an internal-mammary-artery graft to the anterior descending coronary artery alone or combined with one or more saphenous-vein grafts (n = 2306) with patients who had only saphenous-vein bypass grafts (n = 3625). The 10-year actuarial survival rate among the group receiving the internal-mammary-artery graft, as compared with(More)
Of 6,504 consecutive patients who underwent isolated coronary bypass grafting in 1985 to 1987, 72 (1.1%) patients experienced sternal wound complications. Ten patients (14%) with wound complications died of multi-system failure. Only the patients with negative cultures fared well; of the bacterial culture categories, polymicrobial infection carried the(More)
We tested the efficacy and safety of aprotinin in 169 patients undergoing isolated reoperative myocardial revascularization. Patients were randomly assigned to high-dose aprotinin, low-dose aprotinin, or placebo treatment groups in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Treatment groups did not differ significantly with respect to age, sex, red cell(More)
A total of 1689 consecutive patients underwent isolated aortic valve replacement at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1972 through 1986. There were 57 (3.4%) in-hospital deaths. Multivariate analysis identified advanced age (p = 0.0014), preoperative blood urea nitrogen level greater than 25 mg/100 ml (p = 0.008), New York Heart Association function(More)
Recent literature suggests that pulmonary embolus secondary to renal cell carcinoma may by more common than previously suspected. Renal tumors are known for their ability to metastasize early, often before the primary lesion is apparent. A patient with renal cell carcinoma and having massive pulmonary tumor embolus is presented. Attention was called to the(More)
The first 1000 patients undergoing primary isolated myocardial revascularization each year from 1971 to 1978 were analyzed to elucidate the determinants of long-term survival. Five-year survival was 93.2%, and 10-year survival was 79.3%. Five-year survivals were 96.1%, 94.2%, 92.1%, and 90.8%, respectively, for single, double, triple, and left main disease.(More)
Fifteen hundred consecutive patients undergoing a first reoperation for coronary revascularization were reviewed to determine early and late results and predictors of survival. Patients were subdivided into cohorts on the basis of the year of reoperation: Group A (1967 to 1978, 436 patients); Group B (1979 to 1981, 439 patients); and Group C (1982 to 1984,(More)
Blood transfusion during cardiac surgical procedures has steadily decreased, but little information is available regarding the factors that determine its necessity or amount. To determine the predictors of blood utilization during myocardial revascularization, 441 consecutive patients undergoing primary myocardial revascularization were studied. Forty-four(More)
The risk of bilateral internal mammary artery grafting was studied in three groups of patients who were computer matched for recognized risk factors: year of operation, age, gender, extent of coronary artery disease, left ventricular function, completeness of myocardial revascularization, and history of congestive heart failure. The patient groups differed(More)