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Chronic oral sildenafil therapy in severe pulmonary artery hypertension.
BACKGROUND Sildenafil, a selective phosphor-diesterase-5 inhibitor, may be of clincal benefit in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS Fourteen patients, aged 5-30 years,Expand
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Results of renal angioplasty in nonspecific aortoarteritis (Takayasu disease).
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term results of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA) in the management of renovascular hypertension caused by nonspecific aortoarteritis (Takayasu disease).Expand
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Mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection: anatomic variations, surgical approach, techniques, and results.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify the morphologic characteristics and other risk factors that may predispose patients with mixed totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection toExpand
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Double switch for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the early and medium term results of operations for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) wherein the left ventricle becomes the systemic ventricle.Expand
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Myocardial dysfunction in children with dengue haemorrhagic fever.
BACKGROUND Dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome is a serious health problem in tropical countries. Intravascular fluid depletion due to capillary leak is presumed to be theExpand
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Prospective study of infective endocarditis from a developing country.
BACKGROUND There has been a considerable change in the profile of infective endocarditis (IE) worldwide. However, prospective studies of IE from developing countries are rare. AIM The aim of thisExpand
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The anomalous origin of the branch pulmonary artery from the ascending aorta.
The anomalous origin of one pulmonary artery branch from the aorta (AOPA) is rare. We report our single-institution surgical experience with this condition. Between January 1994 and February 2011, 17Expand
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Serial echocardiography for decision making in rapid two-stage arterial switch operation.
BACKGROUND Rapid two-stage arterial switch operation is advocated in infants with simple transposition presenting late. Accurate assessment of left ventricular preparation is crucial to successfulExpand
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Pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease: pulmonary vascular disease: the global perspective.
The incidence of congenital heart disease is approximately 8/1,000 live births and appears to be constant around the world. The currently accepted paradigm for the development of pulmonary vascularExpand
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Anatomic repair for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries.
OBJECTIVE Anatomic repair is being actively evaluated as the preferred option for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries. We present our 13-year experience with this approach. Expand
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