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A 22-year-old man was referred for severe aortic coarctation. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography confirmed the aortic coarctation diagnosis and showed an aortic pseudoaneurysm arising from the anterior and left surface of the descending aorta, communicating with the aortic lumen with a small neck. Under cardiopulmonary bypass through the femoral vessels,(More)
AIM Patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM) is a common occurrence in aortic valve surgery. Even the discussions about the impact of this phenomenon on the results of aortic valve surgery, the management of this problem remain one of the main topics in this kind of surgery. One of the ways of a solution is aortic annulus enlargement. The main topic of this study(More)
The HLA class I polymorphism was studied in a sample of the Albanian population. Ninety-three unrelated healthy Albanians were typed for HLA-A, -B and -Cw antigens by standard microlyphocytotoxicity test. The antigens with the highest frequencies were: HLA-A2 (34.4%), A3 (14.5%) and A1 (12.4%); B51 (19.3%), B35 (12.4%) and B18 (10.2%); Cw4 (16.2%), Cw7(More)
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