Sukasom Attanawanich

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Patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) after total correction usually have residual pulmonary regurgitation resulting in right ventricular (RV) dilatation and dysfunction. This study was performed to evaluate N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in predicting RV dilatation and RV dysfunction in TOF after total correction. Twenty-one(More)
BACKGROUND pulmonary insufficiency after transannular patch repair of tetralogy of Fallot is associated with a poorer outcome. OBJECTIVE to compare the results of 2 techniques of transannular patch repair. METHODS 93 patients with tetralogy of Fallot and hypoplasia of the right ventricular outflow tract underwent repair between 1990 and 2004 by 2(More)
Aortopulmonary window (A-P window) is a rare congenital heart disease. The majority of patients come to the hospital with congestive heart failure. If they are left untreated, irreversible pulmonary vascular hypertension inevitably occurs. Although the hemodynamic of this disease resembles large persistent ductus arteriosus, the treatment is quite(More)
Fibrin glue (FG) is one of the blood products known to be very useful for local hemostatic measure and as a medically valuable tool for adhesion, sealing, anastomosis, repair microvascular and nerve grafts in medical and surgical procedures. Before 1996, FG was used to a limited extent in Thailand due to the high cost. Technology for locally prepared FG was(More)
Absent pulmonary valve syndrome in a 4-month-old infant was successfully corrected using a fresh autologous pericardial trileaflet valved conduit. He recovered from operation with only mild pulmonary regurgitation at 4 months postoperatively. This technique is an effective alternative for infants with congenital heart disease who need tissue valved(More)
A fresh autologous pericardial trileaflet valve conduit was used in a 5-month-old infant for correction of truncus arteriosus. The patient recovered from the operation with satisfactory hemodynamics and post-operative echocardiogram at 3 months showed only mild to moderate pulmonary regurgitation. This technique is a useful alternative for correction in an(More)
BACKGROUND Although the public perceives video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) as advantageous because it is less invasive than a standard thoracotomy There are questioned the safety of VATS lobectomy and its adequacy as a cancer operation. This study is reviewed to assess this issue. MATERIAL AND METHOD This retrospective study was performed between(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine early term results of the modified Cox maze procedure for curing atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with mitral valve disease. METHOD Between January and December 2000, 10 consecutive patients with AF underwent the modified Cox maze procedure with mitral valve repair in 2 and replacement in 8. The associated procedure included 3(More)
Two hundred and thirty consecutive adult patients underwent open heart surgery at Ramathibodi Hospital from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1995. The patients were categorised into 4 groups, A, B, C and D; consisting of 52 (22.4%) with adult congenital heart disease, 121 (52.2%) with acquired valvular heart disease 52 (22.4%) with coronary heart disease and(More)
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