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Heterogeneous Upregulation of Apamin‐Sensitive Potassium Currents in Failing Human Ventricles
Background We previously reported that IKAS are heterogeneously upregulated in failing rabbit ventricles and play an important role in arrhythmogenesis. This study goal is to test the hypothesis thatExpand
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Significant reduction in annuloplasty operative time with the use of nitinol clips in robotically assisted mitral valve repair.
OBJECTIVE A substantial barrier to widespread adoption of robotically assisted mitral valve repair surgery is increased operative time compared with that of median sternotomy. Nitinol U-clipsExpand
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Endoventricular pocket repair of type I myocardial rupture after mitral valve replacement: a new technique using pericardial patch, Teflon felt, and BioGlue.
Left ventricular (LV) rupture is an infrequent but potentially lethal complication of mitral valve replacement and repair. We report the case of an 82-year-old man who underwent mitral valveExpand
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Impact of a six-year integrated thoracic surgery training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
BACKGROUND Thoracic residency program enrollment continues to decline. While job market and decreasing reimbursements are often cited as the main reasons, length of and format of training may also beExpand
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Collateral damage of COVID‐19 pandemic: Delayed medical care
  • S. Masroor
  • Medicine
  • Journal of cardiac surgery
  • 17 May 2020
During the COVID‐19 pandemic, emergency room visits have drastically decreased for non‐COVID conditions such as appendicitis, heart attack, and stroke. Patients may be avoiding seeking medicalExpand
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Histopathological substrate for chronic atrial fibrillation in humans.
BACKGROUND There is a lack of understanding of the substrate for microreentrant circuits and triggered activity of the pulmonary vein (PV) muscle sleeves and atria in patients with atrialExpand
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Combining robotic mitral valve repair and microwave atrial fibrillation ablation: techniques and initial results.
BACKGROUND Left atrial microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation has become popular for isolating autonomous atrial foci. Previously, mitral valve repairs (MVP) with atrial fibrillation ablationExpand
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Initial experience with sutureless proximal anastomoses performed with a mechanical connector leading to clampless off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
BACKGROUND We report our early experience with the Symmetry Aortic Connector (St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN) used for sutureless proximal aortosaphenous vein graft anastomoses without any crossExpand
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Robotic mitral valve annuloplasty with double-arm nitinol U-clips.
PURPOSE Robotic mitral valve repair increases precision however operative times are longer. Prior studies have indicated that robotic knot tying is time consuming and it is without potential room forExpand
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Beating-heart valve surgery in patients with renal failure requiring hemodialysis.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The safety and efficacy of beating-heart valve surgery as a myocardial protection strategy was evaluated in patients with renal failure requiring hemodialysis. Expand
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