Robert D.B. Jaquiss

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The original maze procedure that was described for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation was followed by an unacceptable incidence of two problems: (1) the frequent inability to generate an appropriate sinus tachycardia in response to maximal exercise and (2) occasional left atrial dysfunction. In an effort to overcome these problems, we(More)
The operative technique of the maze III procedure for the treatment of patients with medically refractory atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation is described in a sequential fashion. The accompanying diagrams of the procedure are illustrated from the view of the operating surgeon.
To quantify physician practices in the care of patients with presumed pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis, we analyzed heparin sodium orders, the intensity of anticoagulation, and complications in 65 patients with the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. All patients were given heparin, for a mean (+/- SEM) period of 8.8 +/-(More)
BACKGROUND Aprotinin has been shown to decrease perioperative bleeding in adults undergoing cardiac surgery. We evaluated its efficacy in reducing blood loss in pediatric lung transplantation. METHODS Aprotinin was given to a group of pediatric lung transplant recipients (n = 24) identified as being at high risk for bleeding by virtue of preoperative(More)
Long-segment stenosis of the trachea in infancy is a considerable surgical challenge because the infants are generally extremely ill and the airway is small. The optimal type of repair is not clearly defined. This report summarizes our experience with rib cartilage tracheoplasty done with cardiopulmonary bypass. Six patients underwent repair of long-segment(More)
Discontinuity of central intrapericardial pulmonary arteries requires reconstruction of a pulmonary artery confluence before cavopulmonary connection, whether this connection be by bidirectional Glenn or Fontan procedure. Reconstruction of the central pulmonary arteries has previously been described using material of poor or no growth potential. A method is(More)
The field of pediatric mechanical circulatory support has undergone a significant evolution with the advent of devices designed for children and the implementation of new strategies for deployment. With the ongoing shortage of organs the demand for new devices specifically designed for children will only increase. This review discusses the evolution of(More)
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