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In this study, we perform a detailed analysis of the microglial and macrophage responses in a model of spinal cord ischemia and reperfusion (SCI/R) injury in Wistar rats. The rats underwent occlusion across the descending aorta for 13min, causing paraplegia or paresis of varying severity. They were divided into four groups based on neurological assessment:(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to quantify myocardial strain on the subendocardial and epicardial layers of the left ventricle (LV) using tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and to investigate the transmural degree of contractile impairment in the chronic ischemic myocardium. METHODS 3T tagged CMR was performed at rest in 12 patients(More)
A partial lower inverted J sternotomy and an extended transseptal incision provide excellent exposure for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. However, the extended trasnsseptal incision causes dividing the sinus node artery, which may result in conduction system disturbance and need for permanent pacemaker implantation. Therefore, there is a challenge(More)
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