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Enhanced inflammation in epicardial fat in patients with coronary artery disease.
It has been hypothesized that epicardial fat, a local visceral fat depot with close proximity to coronary arteries, may serve as a source of inflammatory cytokines and cells in coronaryExpand
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The ratio of contrast medium volume to estimated glomerular filtration rate as a predictor of contrast-induced nephropathy after endovascular aortic repair.
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the perioperative predictors of contrast medium-induced nephropathy (CIN) after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS The data of 203Expand
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Contrast Medium Induced Nephropathy after Endovascular Stent Graft Placement: An Examination of Its Prevalence and Risk Factors
Endovascular stent graft placement has become a major treatment for thoracic and abdominal aneurysms. While endovascular therapy is less invasive than open surgery, it involves the use of a contrastExpand
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Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation for Cardiac Surgery in Children
Preoperative autologous blood donation has been shown to reduce homologous blood transfusion in cardiac operations, but there have been few reports of its use in children. Of 50 children aged 6Expand
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Treatment of malignant primary cardiac lymphoma with tumor resection using minimally invasive cardiac surgery
BackgroundPrimary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is extremely rare and progresses rapidly. The treatment of PCL has not yet been established. Unlike lymphoma that arises from other organs, PCL causesExpand
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PPAR-γ agonist attenuates inflammation in aortic aneurysm patients
Background and objectivePeroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) -γ agonist, which is an anti-diabetes drug and reduces expression of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, reported to have theExpand
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Analysis of anatomical risk factors for persistent type II endoleaks following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using CT angiography
PurposeTo predict persistent type II endoleaks (pT2Es) following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms, we examined factors related to post-EVAR pT2Es.MethodsEighty-fourExpand
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Suitable shunt size for regulation of pulmonary blood flow in a canine model of univentricular parallel circulations.
OBJECTIVE We examined the influence of shunt size on regulation of the pulmonary blood flow in a canine model of a univentricular heart because specific guidelines regarding suitable shunt size inExpand
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Cystic pulmonary hamartoma.
A case of cystic pulmonary hamartoma is reported and the literature is reviewed. According to the literature, only 6 well-documented cases have been previously reported, and all the patientsExpand
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Achieving optimal pulmonary blood flow in the first-stage of palliation in early infancy for complex cardiac defects with hypoplastic left ventricles
The aim of the study was to determine the optimal size and technique for construction of the systemic-to-pulmonary arterial shunt which will provide suitable pulmonary blood flow in first-stageExpand
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