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Leg wound infection after coronary artery bypass grafting: a meta-analysis comparing minimally invasive versus conventional vein harvesting.
It is suggested that using minimally invasive techniques might reduce leg wound infection rate following great saphenous vein harvesting for CABG, and on the cost of postoperative care and quality of the harvested vein. Expand
Arterial Pulse Wave Dynamics After Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement: Fall in Coronary Diastolic Suction With Increasing Heart Rate as a Basis for Angina Symptoms in Aortic Stenosis
In aortic stenosis, the coronary physiological reserve is impaired, and instead of increasing when heart rate rises, the cardiac diastolic suction wave decreases, which may explain how aorti stenosis can induce anginal symptoms and their prompt relief after PAVR. Expand
Does coronary artery bypass grafting improve quality of life in elderly patients?
The findings support the conclusion that performing CABG in the elderly may be associated with significant improvements inHRQOL, and future work must clearly define and stringently follow-up this elderly population to develop a more robust, sensitive and specialty-specific HRQOL tool. Expand
Off-pump myocardial revascularization is associated with less incidence of stroke in elderly patients.
A meta-analysis of all observational studies published in MEDLINE between 1999 and 2002 suggested that the OPCAB technique might be associated with reduced incidence of stroke in the elderly patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. Expand
The right ventricular annular velocity reduction caused by coronary artery bypass graft surgery occurs at the moment of pericardial incision
Background Right ventricular (RV) long-axis function is known to be depressed after cardiac surgery, but the mechanism is not known. We hypothesized that intraoperative transesophagealExpand
Adjunct coronary endarterectomy increases myocardial infarction and early mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting: a meta-analysis.
To better determine whether CE should remain a viable adjunct to CABG, novel studies must focus on collecting prospective data with homogeneous inclusion criteria for CE as well as isolating outcomes for different coronary vessels and standardizing postoperative anticoagulation. Expand
Radial artery versus saphenous vein conduits for coronary artery bypass surgery: forty years of competition--which conduit offers better patency? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
The findings of this systematic review of the published literature and meta-analysis support the use of radial artery in preference to saphenous vein conduits for coronary artery bypass surgery. Expand
A prospective randomized trial of complete atrioventricular transplantation versus ventricular transplantation with atrioplasty.
BACKGROUND The standard technique of ventricular transplantation with atrioplasty (SOHT) distorts atrial anatomy. This may compromise diastolic ventricular function, impair atrioventricular valveExpand
Non-rigid Reconstruction of the Beating Heart Surface for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
A new method to reconstruct the beating heart surface based on the non-rigid structure from motion technique using preprocessed endoscopic images to build a 3D surface with a wide field-of-view for intra-operative procedures is presented. Expand
Does clopidogrel affect outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting? A meta-analysis
Clopidogrel is a thienopyridine derivative with a structure and mechanism of action that is distinct from other clinically available antiplatelet agents and its primary effect appears to be inhibition of ADP induced platelet aggregation without directly affecting arachidonic acid metabolism. Expand