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The guidewire technique for transseptal puncture.
Surgical case of aortic root and thoracic aortic aneurysm after the Wheat procedure.
Cases with slight dilation of the aortic root in the Wheat procedure should undergo regular follow-up evaluation by chest enhanced CT and echocardiography. Expand
Usefulness of the subendocardial myocardial velocity gradient in low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography
Subendocardial MVG, particularly diastolic subend Cardiac VDG, may serve as a useful indicator of subtle ischemic changes in wall motion induced by low-dose dobutamine stress echocardiography. Expand
Minimally invasive direct redo coronary artery bypass grafting.
The results suggest that MIDCABG via left antero-lateral thoracotomy is an effective and safe technique in redo cases, as well as an alternative procedure for hybrid revascularization that combines minimally invasiveRevascularization of LAD with additional catheter interventional therapy. Expand
Mitral valve replacement in ischemic mitral regurgitation. Preservation of both anterior and posterior mitral leaflets.
Results suggested that mitral valve replacement using the St. Jude Medical bileaflet prostheses with preservation of both leaflets and all chordae tendineae and papillary muscles might be a procedure of choice for ischemic mitral regurgitation. Expand
Autologous Blood Donation Before Elective Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
It is believed that an 800-ml predonation is sufficient to avoid homologous blood transfusion in scheduled off-pump CABG; furthermore, patients with cardiovascular disease, including severe coronary artery disease, should be administered saline along with the blood donation. Expand
X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy with a large hot-spot deletion in the dystrophin gene.
A 36-year-old Japanese man was hospitalized with coughing and exertional dyspnea and was found to have a large deletion in the dystrophin gene, involving exons 45-55, the first report on a Japanese XLDCM patient with a mutation in the central hot-spot region of this gene. Expand
Initial experience with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
The initial experience with OPCAB showed that it is acceptable for high-risk patients in view of the serious nature of their extracardiac condition, and its validity for patients with extracARDiac complications is clearly preferable. Expand
Ascending aorta dissection associated with bicuspid aortic valve. Considerations 4 years after combined coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement.
The case of a 47-year-old man who underwent a Bentall operation with reattachment of bypass grafts for a dissecting aneurysm 4 years after combined triple coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve replacement suggests the need to consider appropriate timing in surgical intervention for cases of congenital bicuspid aortic valves and the selection of additional aortIC valve replacement in initial surgery. Expand
Cerebral Perfusion During Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Monitoring intraoperative continuous cerebral oxygen desaturation and postoperative NSE levels could be useful for predicting early neuropsychological outcome after OPCABG. Expand