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Aortic root replacement in 372 Marfan patients: evolution of operative repair over 30 years.
Prophylactic surgical replacement of the ascending aorta in patients with Marfan syndrome has low operative risk and can prevent aortic catastrophe in most patients. Expand
Early surgical experience with Loeys-Dietz: a new syndrome of aggressive thoracic aortic aneurysm disease.
Surgical experience with Loeys-Dietz syndrome was reviewed to assess outcomes and develop guidelines for management of this aggressive disease, which is an aggressive aortic aneurysm disease with a propensity toward rupture and dissection at a younger age and smaller aortics than in other connective tissue disorders, particularly in the ascending aorta. Expand
Optimal timing of coronary artery bypass after acute myocardial infarction: a review of California discharge data.
It is suggested that coronary artery bypass grafting may best be deferred for 3 or more days after admission for acute myocardial infarction in nonurgent cases. Expand
Influence of pretransplant panel-reactive antibody on outcomes in 8,160 heart transplant recipients in recent era.
This large series of patients from the United Network for Organ Sharing database has demonstrated that elevated PRA remains a significant risk factor in a recent cohort of heart transplant recipients. Expand
Two thousand Blalock-Taussig shunts: a six-decade experience.
BACKGROUND The Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) remains valuable for palliation of congenital heart disease, but its role has evolved. We reviewed our total institutional experience with BTS to examineExpand
EuroSCORE Predicts Short‐ and Mid‐Term Mortality in Combined Aortic Valve Replacement and Coronary Artery Bypass Patients
EuroSCORE remains a good and well‐validated risk stratification model applicable to patients who undergo concomitant AVR‐CABG, and both additive and logistic EuroSCOREs were accurate in predicting operative morality. Expand
Aortic valve replacement and concomitant coronary artery bypass: assessing the impact of multiple grafts.
For patients undergoing AVR-CABG, the number of bypass grafts does not adversely affect survival and a patient's preoperative risk factors are a better predictor of outcome. Expand
Outcomes in patients older than 60 years of age undergoing orthotopic heart transplantation: an analysis of the UNOS database.
Although the analysis shows lower survival in patients >or=60 years of age, the cumulative 5-year survival in these patients of close to 70% is acceptable and OHT should not be restricted based on age, as encouraging long-term results exist. Expand
Alpha II-spectrin breakdown products serve as novel markers of brain injury severity in a canine model of hypothermic circulatory arrest.
It is demonstrated that calpain- and caspase-produced alphaII-SBDPs may be an important and novel marker of neurologic injury after HCA and cardiopulmonary bypass. Expand
Coronary artery bypass grafting with or without surgical ventricular restoration: a comparison.
SVR + CABG resulted in fewer rehospitalizations and better improvements in New York Heart Association class I or II, and should be offered to eligible patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and ventricular enlargement. Expand