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Human heart transplantation started 40 years ago. Medical records of all cardiac transplants performed at Stanford were reviewed. A total of 1446 heart transplantations have been performed between January 1968 and December 2007 with an increase of 1-year survival from 43.1% to 90.2%. Sixty patients who were transplanted between 1968 and 1987 were identified(More)
PURPOSE The determination of right ventricular volumes and function is of increasing interest for the postoperative care of patients with congenital heart defects. The presentation of volumetry data in terms of volume-time curves allows a comprehensive functional assessment. By using manual contour tracing, the generation of volume-time curves is(More)
1.Introduction One of the most important differences between seasons is weather characteristics. While it is cold and snowy in the winter, the heat from the sun in the summer may cause high air temperature. Does this difference affect drivers' behaviors on Swiss motorways and what can we do to increase the traffic safety, knowing the effects of weather on(More)
BACKGROUND The elastic function of the aorta in patients with transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch operation (ASO) is suspected to be important for long-term prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-one patients and 34 controls were studied at 3.0 Tesla with MRI. Forty-three patients (12.8±6.9 years) underwent 1-stage ASO, 8 patients(More)