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BACKGROUND Little information is available regarding the incidence of aortic dissection or rupture in patients with a dilated ascending aorta after aortic valve replacement (AVR). The present clinical study aimed to demonstrate the incidence of aortic complications after AVR in patients with a dilated ascending aorta and to clarify those risk factors(More)
We report the case of an 89-year-old patient suffering from endocarditis with septicemia caused by a growth on a pacemaker lead. The entire pacemaker system was successfully removed using cardiopulmonary bypass. Although the patient was an octogenarian in poor condition with a systemic infection, an aggressive operation with careful perioperative management(More)
We report the case of a mitral Carpentier-Edwards pericardial bioprosthesis that was explanted from a 43-year-old female patient because of structural valve deterioration 16 years following implantation. Upon removal, the prosthesis was found to be discolored and all leaflets were stiff and hard, showing extensive calcification, pannus overgrowth, leaflet(More)
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE Anisometropia, a relative difference in the refractive state of the two eyes, is common in hyperopic patients. We investigated the association between ocular dominance (sighting dominance) and refractive asymmetry in patients with hyperopia. METHODS This retrospective study included 223 hyperopic patients with a mean age of 10.1 ±(More)
There is not yet agreement about the optimal size of the prostheses in aortic and mitral valve replacement with Manouguian's technique. In this technique, the aortic prosthetic valve can be pushed upon the mitral prosthesis which may cause dysfunction of the aortic prosthetic valve. The aim of this study was to clarify the size of the prostheses needed to(More)
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