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BACKGROUND The choice of appropriate treatment in children with aortic valvular lesions remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to assess early and late outcomes of aortic valve replacement with annular enlargement in children. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in 16 consecutive patients aged 0.26 to 15.9 years operated on between(More)
Operative correction of tetralogy of Fallot has been performed for more than 50 years and well established. To date, the literature on reoperation has focused and indications and the long-term outcome have not been well defined. We herein report a case of pulmonary valve replacement due to ectopic ossification on expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE)(More)
BACKGROUND Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is associated with a multitude of lesions ranging from isolated ventricular septal defect to hypoplastic left ventricle or severe subaortic stenosis (SAS). Left ventricular outflow obstruction such as SAS continues to be an important factor for deciding the surgical procedure between univentricular and biventricular(More)
We report a female infant with acute coronary syndrome after Aubert-Imai modification for transposition of the great arteries. Two months postoperatively, she visited the emergency room because of perspiration and tachypnea. She was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome by blood chemistry examination. Cardiac catheterization revealed Aubert route stenosis,(More)
The higher incidence of accidents occurring on board among the high-speed vessels has motivated this study focusing on the actual operating conditions contributing to the incidence. The working activities and workload of the officers and quartermasters were compared between the conventional and high-speed vessels of regular service ferry, by recording(More)
A male baby was delivered by emergency cesarean section due to fetal distress at 30 weeks of gestational age with a birth weight of 813 g. By fetal echocardiography, the patient had been diagnosed with transposition of great arteries (type 1). Early two-staged arterial switch operation was planned after 34 gestational age avoiding intracranial hemorrhage(More)
OBJECTIVE The left superior vena cava (LSVC) is often complicated with congenital heart defect. Although we simply clamp LSVC during cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB), appropriateness of this technique has not been clarified. We noninvasively evaluate cerebral tissue oxygenation while the clamping of LSVC under CPB by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). (More)
Compression neuropathy of the common peroneal nerve (CPN) at the fibula head is a common condition, but it has not attracted attention in working environments. Here, we report a 38-year-old sewer pipe worker who presented with bilateral CPN palsy following 6h working with a squatting posture in a narrow sewer pipe. During the work, he could not stretch his(More)
BACKGROUND In a pediatric setting, the need for lifetime oral anticoagulation is increasing because of currency of extracardiac total cavo-pulmonary connection (TCPC) and pediatric valve surgery. We evaluated a new compact device "CoaguChek XS" for measuring prothrombin time-internatinal normalized ratio (PT-INR). METHODS The international normalized(More)
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