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Aneurysm of the interventricular membranous septum is a very rare cardiac anomaly in the absence of ventricular septal defect. We report the case of a 22-year-old man with aneurysm of the interventricular membranous septum incidentally determined during aortic valve surgery. The patient underwent successful aortic valve replacement and aneurysm repair.(More)
Iatrogenic left main coronary artery stenosis after aortic valve replacement is an infrequent but potentially life-threatening complication. A 44-year-old woman who had normal coronary arteries documented by preoperative coronary angiogram, and who developed severe stenosis of the left main coronary artery and subtotal occlusion of the proximal right(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of ticlopidine and clopidogrel on the development of neointimal hyperplasia after experimental arterial injury. METHODS This experimental, prospective, randomized controlled study was performed on twenty-seven rabbits, which were divided into three groups, each of which contained nine(More)
Giant ascending aortic aneurysm formation following aortic valve replacement is rare. A 28-year-old man who underwent aortic valve replacement with a prosthetic valve for aortic regurgitation secondary to congenital bicuspid aortic valve about 10 years ago was diagnosed with a giant ascending aortic aneurysm about 16 cm in diameter in follow-up. The(More)
BACKGROUND When a sternotomy cannot be performed at the midline and/or there is infection at the operation site, sternotomy revision can cause problems that increase the mortality and morbidity of the patients. There is no agreement on the best treatment method. In this paper we present a modified wiring technique. METHODS This technique consisted of(More)
Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common peripheral arterial aneurysms and are the second most common aneurysm after abdominal aortic aneurysms. Popliteal artery aneurysm affects mostly elderly men and atherosclerosis plays the major role in the aetiology of the disease. The management of popliteal artery aneurysms requires great care. Popliteal(More)
Dear Editor, Pulmonary artery catheter is widely used in cardiovascular surgical practice. Various complications of the Swan-Ganz catheter during insertion, its long-term placement, or removal are well known since its introduction.1-5 Herein, we report a case of the inadvertent fracture of an entrapped Swan-Ganz catheter during its attempted removal with(More)
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