Mitsuharu Mori

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BACKGROUND Although temporary tricuspid valve detachment is useful for improved visualization of ventricular septal defect through right atriotomy, liberal use of this adjunct is not widely supported, mainly because of concerns about iatrogenic complications such as heart blocks and tricuspid valve dysfunction. The objective of this study was to determine(More)
We report a case of apicoaortic bypass using an apical connector for severe aortic stenosis. A 74-year-old woman suffered from severe aortic stenosis, with a small aortic annulus and a severely calcified aorta. A valved conduit with an apical connector was placed between the left ventricular apex and the descending thoracic aorta because the risk of aortic(More)
In patients with active infective endocarditis mitral valve repair is better than mitral valve replacement, but it remains a challenge when there has been massive destruction of the rough zone of the anterior leaflet. We report a technical modification of mitral valve repair for advanced active infective endocarditis in which a widely infected rough zone(More)
BACKGROUND In conventional repair of the congenitally corrected transpositions of the great arteries associated with ventricular septal defect and pulmonary outflow tract obstruction, the placement of the left ventricle-pulmonary artery conduit is at risk owing to probable compression by the sternum, heart block, or injury to the mitral anterior papillary(More)
We report successful mitral valve repair in a patient with porcelain aorta, complicated by aortic regurgitation, severe cerebrovascular disease, and multiple cerebral infarctions. The patient was a 77-year-old male who had congestive heart failure as a result of severe mitral regurgitation. Mitral valve repair was performed without aortic cross-clamping,(More)
The administration of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) after myocardial infarction (MI) improves cardiac function and survival rates in mice. It was also reported recently that bone marrow (BM)-derived c-kit(+) cells or macrophages in the infarcted heart are associated with improvement of cardiac remodeling and function. These observations(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify predictors of cardiac events after endoventricular circular patch plasty (Dor operation) by analyzing our experience with Dor operation. METHODS Thirty patients with left ventricular aneurysm and/or ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent Dor operation were included in this study. Hemodynamic and clinical(More)
A 53-year-old man sustained hemodynamic collapse due to a huge right atrial tumor and was transferred to our hospital and underwent a life-saving emergency operation. The tumor arose from the inferolateral wall of the right atrium, occupying almost the whole right atrial cavity and obstructing not only the inflow of the right ventricle but also the orifice(More)
BACKGROUND The early outcome after aortic arch surgery has improved. However, some operative survivors have died as a result of postoperative problems soon after discharge. This study determines the factors affecting mortality within 1 year of total arch replacement. METHODS Between July 1993 and November 2001, 103 patients (mean age 65 +/- 11 years, 26(More)