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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to compare outcome in propensity score-matched patients, aged 70 years or greater, undergoing isolated off-pump coronary bypass surgery using a bilateral (BITA) or single (SITA) skeletonized internal thoracic artery. METHODS Of 912 consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary bypass grafting (906 using(More)
BACKGROUND We report our experience of cardiac surgery with concomitant pulmonary resection, based on analysis of the results. METHODS Eleven patients (1 woman, 10 men) underwent cardiac surgery simultaneously with pulmonary resection; ten of them through median sternotomy. The cancer pathology consisted of non-small cell carcinoma (n = 10), and benign(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) and atrial fibrillation (AF) after isolated off-pump coronary bypass surgery. METHODS Of 683 consecutive patients undergoing isolated coronary bypass surgery by a single surgeon between January 2002 and March 2009, 552 were(More)
Coronary artery spasm after coronary artery bypass grafting is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction. A 68-year-old man who successfully tolerated off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting had a life-threatening spasm at 16 hours postoperatively. Emergent coronary angiography was performed and demonstrated whole vessel spasm of the bilateral coronary(More)
We introduce a novel technique of ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure through right ventricular incision and through the VSD. It should provide extended and better-anchored coverage of the VSD margin and create a completely leak-free "sandwich" double patch by using large interrupted horizontal mattress sutures only, with no incision in the left(More)
BACKGROUND Quadrangular resection is a standard repair technique for prolapsing posterior leaflet; however, systolic anterior motion (SAM) sometimes occurs. Butterfly resection combines a triangular resection from the prolapsing edge and a reverse triangular resection to the annulus to remove redundancy, reduce leaflet height without annular plication, and(More)
OBJECTIVES Postinfarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare, but feared, complication after acute myocardial infarction. Although numerous techniques and materials have been used, the best technique has not yet been settled upon. We present a novel technique of VSD closure through the VSD via right ventricular (RV) incision and assess short- and(More)
Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome is a rare condition characterized by hypoxaemia in the upright position and arterial hypoxaemia induced by the upright position, and the syndrome is relieved by recumbency. We encountered a cerebral infarction patient who presented with low SpO(2) levels in the upright position. The patient was diagnosed with(More)
The coexistence of Kommerell’s diverticulum and an aberrant subclavian artery (ASCA) is a rare congenital variation of the vascular structure. We report our experience of treating aneurysms associated with these anomalies. Between June 2007 and November 2011, five consecutive patients underwent repair of an aneurysm associated with Kommerell’s diverticulum(More)
Indications for surgical management of active right-sided endocarditis are under debate. In the presence of vegetation without valvular or surrounding tissue involvement, the mass may be removed with a suction device introduced via a transcatheter path. Herein, we report the successful removal of right-sided vegetation using the AngioVac Cannula, a(More)