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INTRODUCTION About 30% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery are diabetic, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a reliable marker for long-term glucose control. The aim of our study was to examine whether tight glucose control before a cardiac operation results in a better outcome of the surgical treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a retrospective… (More)
UNLABELLED A retrospective study was conducted on 17 patients (11 female and 6 male) who underwent re-replacement of previously implanted bioprosthesis for it's structural failure in the period from 1989 until 1997. 1 of the patients was in NYHA class II, 7 in III and 9 in IV. There were 18 mechanical prostheses and 4 bioprostheses implanted during the… (More)
In this case report, we present the treatment of an acute type A aortic dissection in a Jehovah's Witness patient. In accordance with the will of the patient, blood products were not used. Additionally, the patient had significant hemostatic disorders due to the use of antiplatelet drugs.
Here we report a case of a 48-year-old woman with ectopic thyroid tissue in the right ventricle. The tumour involved 1/3 of the ventricle and adhered to the myocardium. The lesion was removed completely and a bioprosthesis was placed due to tricuspid insufficiency, and then a pacemaker was implanted. The diagnosis was made upon examination of the… (More)
Any efficient human-computer conversation in an ethnic language needs rather large ammount of information, which generally may be classified as follows: I/ Script: rules governing entire exchange of messages between computer and human which generally determine how computer reacts and responds in various possible situations. 2/ Grammar and vocabulary of the… (More)
We report a case of left ventricular myxoma. The diagnosis was established by transthoracic 2D--echocardiography. The patient was successfully treated surgically.