Robert M Pickering

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OBJECTIVE As the population continues to age, older patients are being referred for repair of acquired ventricular septal defect (VSD) following myocardial infarction (MI). The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of age (> or = 70 years) on operative risk and long term survival following repair of an acquired VSD. METHODS Between January 1972(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the diagnostic yield, sampling errors, risks, and therapeutic implications of right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in children with suspected or possible myocarditis. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Tertiary referral centre for paediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.(More)
The early experience (February 1982 to June 1988) with transplantation for the treatment of congenital heart disease at the University of Pittsburgh was disappointing due to an excessively high perioperative mortality. From July 1988 to June 1992, a further 21 children with congenital heart disease underwent orthotopic transplantation. Thirteen had(More)
Using routinely collected maternity discharge data from 250,000 women in Scotland, we examined the risks of late spontaneous abortion and preterm delivery during the period 20 up to 36 weeks of gestation. Gestational age is treated as a fetal survival time and the risks of delivery associated with a history of spontaneous abortion, induced abortion and(More)
Between 1973 and 1993 sixty aortic homograft valved conduits in fifty-six patients were used to establish continuity between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery in congenital heart disease. Age range was one day to 23.5 years (median 3.6 years) which included twenty-six patients less than one-year-old. Conduit size ranged from 11 to 23 mm (median(More)
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