Shutaro Seki

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Here, we report the case of a patient who developed protamine shock during a transcatheter aortic valve implant (TAVI) procedure, which was diagnosed by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). A 77-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis and reduced left ventricular (LV) function underwent TAVI under general anesthesia. During(More)
Intrapulmonary aberrant needles are rarely encountered in clinical practice. An intrathoracic aberrant needle should be always surgically removed as soon as possible. We report a case of an intrapulmonary aberrant needle removed with video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) and briefly review the literature. A 47-year-old man referred to us for chest(More)
A male neonate, two days of age, was admitted with cyanosis and tachypnea. Chest roentgenograms showed massive cardiomegaly and decreased pulmonary vasculatures. Echocardiographic and the right ventriculographic findings were interpreted as showing primary pulmonary atresia with secondary tricuspid incompetence. At a Brock operation, however, there was no(More)
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