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OBJECTIVE Renal failure is known to increase the morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The results of heart surgery in patients with non-dialysis-dependent, mild renal insufficiency are not clear. METHODS One hundred nineteen adult patients with chronic renal failure underwent cardiac surgery. Group I consisted of 93 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) has been implicated as a promising agent to reduce blood loss in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS The effects of intraoperative desmopressin were studied in 66 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, randomized equally into desmopressin and control groups. The desmopressin group(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The study aim was to examine comparatively the effects of prosthetic and homograft valves in the aortic position on ventricular hemodynamics and structure. METHODS Hemodynamic evaluations were performed at rest and during exercise in 38 patients who had undergone aortic valve replacement (AVR) with either a homograft (n =(More)
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