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Eight years' experience with bridging to cardiac transplantation.
Data demonstrate the short- and long-term efficacy of bridging to transplantation with circulatory support devices and ensure that donor organs are not being "wasted" on the sickest patients. Expand
Favorable results of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients older than 75 years.
Although elderly patients have a somewhat increased operative mortality rate, particularly if operated on urgently or emergently, long-term survival and freedom from angina are excellent and justify continued performance of coronary bypass grafting in selected patients over 75 years of age. Expand
Effect of advancing age on cost and outcome of coronary artery bypass grafting.
The premise that elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting have more complications, longer hospitalizations, and higher operative mortality than younger patients is supported. Expand
Fifteen‐Year Experience with 1678 Hancock Porcine Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Replacements
The data indicates that the probability of reoperation for structural valve failure is quite reasonable as of 10 years, but from 10 to 15 years the numbers sharply fall off so that the probable effective life of the valve is 10 years. Expand
Mitral valve replacement: randomized trial of St. Jude and Medtronic-Hall prostheses.
It is suggested that there is no difference between the St. Jude and Medtronic-Hall prostheses with regard to early clinical performance or hemodynamic results and therefore does not support the preferential selection of either prosthesis. Expand
Management of asymptomatic mild aortic stenosis during coronary artery operations.
In at least a portion of patients having mild aortic stenosis at the time of CABG there will be progression of the stenosis necessitating reoperation at a later date, and the operative mortality and morbidity of a second operation for AVR is high, but there is no significant difference in survival at 10 years. Expand
Intraaortic balloon pumping in patients requiring cardiac operations. Risk analysis and long-term follow-up.
The intraaortic balloon pump is usually the first mechanical device inserted for perioperative cardiac failure; however, little current information is available regarding short- and long-termExpand
Fifteen-year follow-up for double internal thoracic artery grafts.
The data suggest that utilization of two IMA grafts yield excellent freedom from recurrent symptoms and provides excellent long-term survival. Expand
Vascular complications from intraaortic balloons: risk analysis.
Risk analyses revealed that history of peripheral vascular disease, female sex, history of smoking, and postoperative insertion were independent predictors of vascular complications, but most risk for vascular complications cannot be explained by these factors because of a low R2 value. Expand
Right thoracotomy, femorofemoral bypass, and deep hypothermia for re-replacement of the mitral valve.
Ten patients underwent mitral valve re-replacement for the third to sixth time through a right thoracotomy using one-lung anesthesia, femorofemoral bypass, profound systemic hypothermia, and low-flowExpand