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Since March 1981, 19 patients have undergone heart-lung transplantation for end-stage pulmonary vascular disease, with 14 long-term survivors. In five of the survivors, obstructive airway disease has developed with the superimposition of a progressive restrictive ventilatory defect in three of them. None of these five patients showed a tendency for(More)
The diagnosis of pulmonary edema is frequently made from characteristic findings on the chest roentgenogram that suggest an increase in lung water. Optimal radiographic technique depends on a cooperative upright patient, which is not possible with most critically ill patients. These patients may also have multiple radiographic abnormalities that make(More)
The mechanism by which tracheobronchial arterial supply is reconstituted following heart-lung transplantation was investigated in seven monkeys (3 allografts, 2 autografts, and 2 nontransplanted control monkeys) and three patients. Descending tracheal branches of the thyrocervical arteries provided the major tracheal vascular supply. A collateral branch(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with left main (LM) coronary artery disease are increasingly being treated with percutaneous revascularization (PCI). The safety, feasibility, and efficacy of unprotected LM intervention (ULMI) with hemodynamic support by Impella device have not been evaluated previously. OBJECTIVE Using a large retrospective single center database(More)
Implantation response has been a critical problem following heart-lung and lung transplantation. While the precise etiology of this problem remains unclear, improvements in organ preservation would be expected to have a beneficial effect on implantation response. The time-related profile of the implantation response was studied in 20 patients who underwent(More)
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