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BACKGROUND Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare disease which appears to be most common in East Asia. However, the disease has been reported to be worldwide. The clinical features of the disease can show variations in different geographical areas. The aim of this study is to evaluate clinical, laboratory and radiological features and the outcome of patients(More)
The aim of the study is to determine the impact of Chlamydial seropositivity on atherosclerosis in a group of patient requiring coronary and/or carotid revascularization. A population of 30 diabetic patients (group 3) and 26 nondiabetic patients (group 2) with angiographically documented coronary and/or carotid artery disease were enrolled for the study.(More)
This report describes a patient who had dizziness and loss of balance. During routine investigation, a mass located on the anterior mitral valve leaflet was detected on transthoracic echocardiography. The patient underwent surgery for a mass located on the mitral valve, and histopathologic examination determined the mass was a myxoma.
BACKGROUND This study aims to assess the frequency of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following congenital heart surgery and risk factors associated with this clinical syndrome. METHODS Charts of all patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease in a single institution over a five-year period were analyzed retrospectively. The(More)
BACKGROUND Additional antegrade pulsatile pulmonary blood flow obtained by leaving the main pulmonary artery patent during bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt has been shown to give additional benefits to the bidirectional Glenn cavopulmonary anastomosis. We retrospectively evaluated our 20-patient pulsatile Glenn series in order to find out whether these(More)
The intimal damage of the axillary artery due to an acute, single blunt trauma is very rare without concomitant bone, brachial plexus, venous and soft tissue injuries. Early diagnosis and appropriate management of the arterial injury is essential to avoid permanent disability. The clinical signs are usually occult and do not become manifest until a long(More)
Increments of lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) concentration during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have not been justified in the literature yet. We have investigated whether Lp (a) levels remain constant or increase during CPB and if high plasma levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL; containing apolipoprotein (apo) B) in hypercholesterolemic patients affect the(More)
Systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts using polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) (modified Blalock-Taussig shunt) are being used successfully in palliation of cyanotic congenital heart diseases. Graft thrombosis is by far the most common complication of the procedure. Persistant serum leakage through PTFE graft causing perigraft seroma is a rare but devastating(More)