Majid Harmouche

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BACKGROUND Patient selection for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) remains a major concern. Indeed, despite promising results, it is still unclear which patients are most and least likely to benefit from this procedure. AIMS To identify predictors of 6-month poor clinical outcomes after TAVI. METHODS Patients who were discharged from our(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The aim was to evaluate the early and long-term results of redo-aortic valve replacement (AVR) for dysfunctioning bioprostheses, according to the type of bioprosthesis failure. The performance of the EuroSCORE in predicting operative mortality was addressed. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of 164 patients who(More)
Mathematical models of the coronary circulation have been shown to provide useful information for the analysis of intracoronary blood flow and pressure measurements acquired during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Although some efforts towards the patient-specific estimation of model parameters have been presented in this context, they are based(More)
OBJECTIVE We addressed the long-term results of the Medtronic Mosaic porcine prosthesis in the aortic position. METHODS From 1994 to 2004, 1007 Mosaic valves were used for aortic valve replacement. The data were prospectively collected, retrospectively analyzed, and stratified according to patient age at surgery (group 1, <70 years; group 2, 70-75 years;(More)
In this work, patients with severe coronary disease and chronic occlusion of the right coronary artery (RCA) are studied. In this clinical situation, the collateral circulation is an important factor in the preservation of the myocardium until reperfusion of the area at risk. An accurate estimation of collateral flow is crucial in surgical bypass planning(More)
BACKGROUND We address the differential long-term results of tricuspid valve replacement and late valve-related events among bioprostheses versus mechanical prostheses. METHODS In a single-institution investigation, we reviewed the patients' prospectively collected data and performed a clinical follow-up. Both the Kaplan-Meier (actuarial) and the competing(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the long-term outcome of combined coronary revascularization. METHODS Between January 2000 and September 2010, 106 consecutive patients underwent combined coronary revascularization, either the same day or staged within 90 days. Percutaneous coronary intervention was always performed before coronary artery bypass(More)
Surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in patients with a heart disease is risky. Aortic cross-clamping is featured by important consequences on cardiac, renal and gastrointestinal functions. Endovascular aortic repair is considered to be the gold standard in patients with severe comorbidities. However, in the case of unsuccessful endovascular(More)