Mazen Khoury

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INTRODUCTION Percutaneous aortic valve replacement represents an alternative to conventional open-heart surgery for selected high-risk patients without the need for sternotomy, aortotomy, or cardiopulmonary bypass. We present the first Greek series of transcatheter prosthetic aortic valve implantation procedures, performed in our centre. METHODS All 12(More)
Cardiac myxoma is the most common benign tumor of the heart. It presents with a variety of clinical signs and symptomatology making diagnosis frequently quite a challenge. We review our experience with 41 patients who underwent surgical intervention for cardiac myxoma between 1994 and 2011. All patients' preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative(More)
The events that result in the establishment and progression of aortic aneurysms are complex and multifactorial. However, degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of aortic tunica media appears to be a consistent histopathological and biochemical feature. An increased local expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) as well as an imbalance between(More)
INTRODUCTION transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging technique for the treatment of aortic stenosis. With the advent of percutaneous suture devices for the access point and prosthesis delivery systems of smaller diameter, TAVI has become a truly percutaneous procedure: percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR). Thus, PAVR may be(More)
OBJECTIVES Correction of ascending aorta and proximal aortic arch pathology with numerous surgical techniques having been proposed over the years remains a surgical challenge. This study was undertaken to identify risk factors influencing outcome after aortic arch operations, requiring deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). METHODS Between 1993 and(More)
BACKGROUND Prognosis and severity of mitral valve disease in patients are reflected in their natriuretic peptide levels. Patients in the upper margin of this range with severe mitral valve dysfunction also present with a range of myocardial dysfunction and symptomatic progression. We investigated whether serial pre- and immediate postoperative measurements(More)
The traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta is a severe and life-threatening entity. The incidence of penetrating trauma to the aortic arch is not known, because most patients die of haemorrhage even before they receive adequate treatment. Clinical signs of such injuries include external or internal haemorrhage, bruit, distal pulse deficit, neurological(More)
Thrombocytopenia and thromboembolism(s) may develop in heparin immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (HIT) patients after reexposure to heparin. At the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, 530 out of 17,000 patients requiring heart surgery over an 11-year period underwent preoperative HIT assessment by ELISA and a three-point heparin-induced platelet aggregation(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare 2 anesthetic techniques, general anesthesia or monitored anesthesia care, performed by the same cardiac anesthesiologists for transcatheter aortic valve implantation in the authors' institution. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING A single specialized cardiac surgery center. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-eight patients with severe aortic(More)