Philippe Henri Noirhomme

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OBJECTIVE Valve repair for aortic insufficiency requires a tailored surgical approach determined by the leaflet and aortic disease. Over the past decade, we have developed a functional classification of AI, which guides repair strategy and can predict outcome. In this study, we analyze our experience with a systematic approach to aortic valve repair. (More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with bicuspid aortic valves can present with aortic insufficiency caused by cusp disease or the aortic root pathology. We present our 13-year experience with a functional and systematic approach to bicuspid aortic valve repair. METHODS Between 1995 and 2008, 122 consecutive patients (mean age, 44 +/- 11 years) with bicuspid aortic(More)
BACKGROUND The therapeutic effects of nonspecific beta-blockers are limited by vasoconstriction, thus justifying the interest in molecules with ancillary vasodilating properties. Nebivolol is a selective beta1-adrenoreceptor antagonist that releases nitric oxide (NO) through incompletely characterized mechanisms. We identified endothelial(More)
OBJECTIVES The long-term advantages of multiple arterial grafts, particularly a third arterial conduit, for coronary artery bypass (CABG) are not clear. This study was designed to test whether multiple arterial grafts would provide better long-term outcomes when compared with approaches using fewer arterial conduits. METHODS Between 1985 and 1995,(More)
BACKGROUND Dilatation of the pulmonary autograft is a major concern after root replacement for the Ross operation. The inclusion technique would avoid this drawback, but few data are available on the long-term results of this technique. We retrospectively analyze long-term results of both techniques. METHODS Of 218 patients undergoing the Ross operation(More)
AIMS The management of asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation remains controversial. The aim of the study was to assess the long-term survival, incidence of cardiac complications, factors that predict outcome, and effect of mitral surgery on the long-term prognosis of patients with asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation amenable to valve repair. (More)
BACKGROUND Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has a poor prognosis even for early stages of the disease (stage I and II). We studied the prognostic value of PET FDG in patients with completely resected stage I and II NSCLC. METHODS Retrospective study of 96 patients with NSCLC whose staging included 18F-FDG PET (fluoro deoxy glucose positron emission(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to define the pre-operative angiographic variables that could influence graft patency and flow pattern. BACKGROUND Saphenous vein grafts (SVG) and pedicled right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) grafts are routinely used to revascularize the right coronary artery (RCA). Little is known about the predictive value of(More)
BACKGROUND Combined aortic valve repair and aortic valve-sparing surgery requires an approach determined by the leaflets and aortic root anatomy. METHODS Among patients referred for aortic root aneurysm, 114 patients underwent an aortic valve-sparing procedure in which a reimplantation or remodelling technique was used. The Gelweave Valsalva prosthesis(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a simple treatment algorithm in sternal wound infection (SWI) allowing for primary closure and to describe the different surgical techniques and their associated morbidity and mortality. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all patients operated on between 1996 and 2004 in a single tertiary care institution. All epidemiological and(More)