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The left internal thoracic artery (LITA) is used routinely for coronary bypass surgery. A simple technique for assessing, prior to harvesting, the length of LITA required for an individual bypass of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) is described.
BACKGROUND Aortic dissection is a dangerous condition with a high mortality in the acute stage. Aortic dissection requires early diagnosis and treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS This short review discusses and focuses on known complications of aortic dissection and its natural mortality applying data from already published reports and from cohorts and… (More)
BACKGROUND The sequential bypass technique is a routine method of myocardial revascularization. The aim of this study was to determine flow characteristics of individual and sequential bypass grafts created on the beating heart. METHODS Between January 2003 and February 2004, a consecutive series of 50 patients underwent off-pump coronary bypass surgery… (More)
BACKGROUND Radial artery is widely accepted for surgical myocardial revascularization due to reported better long-term patency than venous grafts. Endoscopic radial artery harvesting (ERAH) represents a modern method associated with reduction of post-harvesting complications in comparison with the traditional radial artery harvesting. METHODS From October… (More)
AIM OF THE STUDY We sought to determine the results of restrictive annuloplasty for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. METHODS Hospital outcome and serial clinical and echocardiographic (preoperative, discharge, 3 months, 12 months, 24 months) follow-up assessments were analyzed in 87 consecutive patients with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation… (More)
BACKGROUND We sought to determine whether the postoperative and midterm outcomes of minimally invasive and endoscopic great saphenous vein harvesting are comparable. METHODS From February 2004 to September 2006, 120 patients underwent minimally invasive vein harvesting, and subsequently 150 patients had endoscopic vein harvesting for CABG. Patients were… (More)
Results Between 2008-2013 (June) a total of 2316 CABGs were performed at our department, out of which 149 (6,4%) were MIDCABs. The mean age of pts was 67 years (±12), male/female ratio 89/60. Indications were as follows isolated LAD stenosis 64, hybrid procedure (combination with PCI) 27, in-stent restenosis 4, palliative single vessel procedure 30, redo… (More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a consequence of coronary artery disease and the main underlying mechanism is augmented leaflet tethering due to outward displacement of the papillary muscles. Although mitral annuloplasty combined with coronary revascularization is usually effective in the treatment of IMR, occasionally the regurgitation… (More)
A case of femorofemoral cardiopulmonary bypass failure in a patient undergoing an emergent operation because of acute aortic dissection is described. The importance of the accurate deduction of preoperative transesophageal echocardiography findings is emphasized.