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Heart preservation using continuous ex vivo perfusion improves viability and functional recovery.
BACKGROUND Cold static storage (CS) is a proven preservation method for heart transplantion, yet early postoperative graft dysfunction remains prevalent, so continuous perfusion (CP) during ex vivoExpand
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Postoperative recurrence of mitral regurgitation after annuloplasty for functional mitral regurgitation.
BACKGROUND We investigated predictive factors of postoperative recurrence of mitral regurgitation (MR) after mitral valve annuloplasty for functional ischemic MR. METHODS This study was aExpand
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Recurrence of mitral regurgitation after partial versus complete mitral valve ring annuloplasty for functional mitral regurgitation.
OBJECTIVES Both partial and complete annuloplasty rings are used for mitral valve repair for patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). We sought to determine if recurrence of mitralExpand
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Catheter-based infrared light scanner as a tool to assess conduit quality in coronary artery bypass surgery.
OBJECTIVES Endothelial disruption within saphenous vein and radial artery grafts increases thrombosis risk. However, no clinically applicable method for imaging the intima currently exists. We used aExpand
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Warm ischemia provokes inflammation and regional hypercoagulability within the heart during off-pump coronary artery bypass: a possible target for serine protease inhibition.
OBJECTIVE Accumulating evidence suggests that a hypercoagulable state influences early graft failure after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB). We hypothesized that regional myocardial ischemiaExpand
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Functional, ischemic mitral regurgitation: to repair or not to repair?
With an ever increasing population of patients with coronary artery disease complicated by chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), the question of whether to perform mitral valve repair (MVRep)Expand
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Ventricular restraint therapy for heart failure: A review, summary of state of the art, and future directions.
Congestive heart failure is a leading cause of death in developed countries, and its incidence is expected to increase in parallel with the aging population. Most current therapies for congestiveExpand
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Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Leads to a Regional Hypercoagulable State Not Detectable Using Systemic Markers
Objective It is believed that off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) leads to hypercoagulability, but efforts to document such a state have been unrevealing. We hypothesized that OPCABExpand
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Bicuspid Aortic Valvulopathy and Associated Aortopathy: a Review of Contemporary Studies Relevant to Clinical Decision-Making
Opinion statementThe bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) phenotype is becoming increasingly recognized as a complex and heterogeneous clinical entity, with some but not all patients developing acceleratedExpand
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The role of preexisting pathology in the development of neointimal hyperplasia in coronary artery bypass grafts.
OBJECTIVE Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) used for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) often develop a gradual luminal narrowing over the first year due to neointimal hyperplasia (NH). Although theExpand
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