Lishan Aklog

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BACKGROUND The optimal management of moderate (3+ on a scale of 0 to 4+) ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) remains controversial. Some advocate CABG alone, whereas others favor concomitant mitral annuloplasty. To clarify the optimal management of these patients, we evaluated the early impact of isolated CABG on moderate ischemic MR. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary embolism confers a high mortality rate despite advances in diagnosis and therapy. Thrombolysis is often effective but has a high frequency of major bleeding complications, especially intracranial hemorrhage. Therefore, we liberalized our criteria for acute pulmonary embolectomy and considered operating on patients with(More)
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