Roland E Girardet

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Biliary disease in conjunction with heart transplantation was encountered in 13 of 33 patients: in the past history (three patients), at pretransplant evaluation (nine patients), and appearing de novo after transplantation (one patient). Four patients with asymptomatic cholelithiasis underwent transplantation: biliary complications requiring emergency(More)
PURPOSE Accelerated coronary atherosclerosis is a major cause of heart graft failure two years and more after heart transplantation, yet its etiology remains undetermined. We conducted this study to determine the prevalence of coronary risk-associated lipid abnormalities, and the relationship between lipid levels and exposure to corticosteroids and(More)
Prevention of perioperative cerebrovascular injury in patients undergoing open heart surgery is a serious task for the surgeon, especially as age and severity of atherosclerotic disease increases. The most significant predisposing factors have been identified as existing carotid arterial disease or prior stroke, heavy calcification of the aorta, renal(More)