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Mitral valve repair for anterior leaflet prolapse with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures.
BACKGROUND This study was a long-term Doppler echocardiographic assessment of mitral valve repair for anterior mitral leaflet prolapse using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures. METHODSExpand
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Etiology of aortic valve disease and recent changes in Japan:a study of 600 valve replacement cases.
BACKGROUND Recent studies on the etiology of aortic valve disease in the US showed a decrease in rheumatic valve disease and an increase in age-related degenerative disease. The purpose of this studyExpand
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Mechanism of hemolysis after mitral valve repair and new surgical management: prosthetic annuloplasty ring covered with autologous pericardium.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY Hemolysis after mitral valve repair is a rare occurrence, but is one of the complications leading to reoperation. Since 1999, mitral valve repair at the authors'Expand
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[Occlusion of left coronary ostium involving aortic stenosis and insufficiency].
Aortic valve replacement combined with enlargement of the valvar ring by the Nicks method and coronary artery bypass grafting via the left internal thoracic artery were performed for an 11-year-oldExpand
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Simple method for determining proper length of artificial chordae in mitral valve repair.
A simple method for determining the length of artificial chordae in mitral reconstructive operations is described. A small tourniquet is used for fine adjustment of the length ofExpand
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Right-sided partial sternotomy for minimally invasive valve operation: "open door method".
A simple technique for minimally invasive valve operations is described. With a 10-cm midline skin incision, excellent exposure of both the mitral and aortic valves is achieved through a right-sidedExpand
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[Thrombosis of the Björk-Shiley prosthesis].
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Clinical usefulness of intraaortic balloon pumping in acute myocardial infarction complicated with cardiogenic shock, ventricular septal perforation and mitral regurgitation.
UNLABELLED The effects of intraaortic balloon pumping (IABP) were studied in 91 patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated with cardiogenic shock (75 pts), ventricular septal perforationExpand
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Prehospital care (CCU network) of acute myocardial infarction and treatment of cardiogenic shock by intra-aortic balloon pumping.
(1) In Tokyo metropolitan area, CCU network including 17 hospitals has been established. Its aim is saving the lives of patients with acute myocardial infarction by facilitating their admission toExpand
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Post-transfusion graft-versus-host disease following open heart surgery. Report of six cases.
Six cases of post-operative erythroderma after open heart surgery are described. About 10 days after seemingly uneventful recovery, all patients developed fever, erythroderma, liver enzyme elevation,Expand
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