Nai-Shin Chi

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To determine whether emergent endovascular repair (eEVAR) can be an alternative for anatomically suitable ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (RAAA) in a Chinese population compared to open aneurysm repair (OAR), 36 patients with RAAA undergoing either OAR or eEVAR in National Taiwan University Hospital from 2005 to 2012 were analyzed retrospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical improvement after a surgical ventricular restoration for ischemic cardiomyopathy is increasingly accepted by clinicians, but the mechanism is not completely understood. METHODS Ten patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy underwent detailed magnetic resonance imaging for ventricular function before and 6 weeks after surgical ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Open repair of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. This study reviewed the midterm outcomes of hybrid TAAA repair in high-risk patients at our institution. METHODS The clinical data of patients undergoing 1-stage hybrid repair of a TAAA between June 2007 and June 2011 were(More)
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