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Thromboendarterectomy is sometimes performed in association with coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Right coronary arteries and severely narrowed coronary arteries mainly undergo thromboendarterectomy, but perioperative acute myocardial infarctions (AMI) are possible complications. One hundred seventy-six consecutive patients with rest and stress(More)
Two cases of vein patch blowout were observed five and seven days after carotid bifurcation endarterectomy with patch angioplasty. Both patients died in spite of emergency reoperation. One patient developed respiratory failure with subsequent fatal cardiac arrest seven days after reoperation; the other died of extensive hemispheric infarction on the fifth(More)
We present a case of double aortic arch corrected by surgical interruption and full mobilization of the trachea and the esophagus. The vascular malformations of the supraaortic trunks, which form more or less complete vascular rings encircling the esophagus and the trachea, are reviewed. The different presentations of double aortic arch, aberrant subclavian(More)
The observation of four clinical cases of Shone's complex, two of them presenting first with predominant coarctation of the aorta, prompted us to review the pertinent literature. Patients with multiobstructive lesions of the left heart, including Shone's complex, represent a surgical challenge where the adequate management of mitral valve anomalies,(More)
Aorto-enteric fistulas: about two cases. In this paper, on the occurrence of two new cases records, we resume the current data of the publications about aorto-enteric fistulas. We emphasize the symptomatology inasmuch the diagnostic approaches of primary and secondary aorto-enteric fistulas. The different ways of the operative treatment are discussed. The(More)
The pulmonary autograft operation consists of an aortic replacement using the autologous pulmonary valve. The pulmonary valve is substituted by a cryopreserved pulmonary homograft. This operation is in fact a delicate double valve replacement whose benefits are linked to the viability of the new aortic substitute. The pulmonary autograft has superb(More)
We report the case of a 81-year-old man presenting with stable exercise angina pectoris. The stress test is positive and the coronaro-angiographic evaluation demonstrates a coronary fistula between the left anterior descending (LAD) artery and the pulmonary artery trunk. The mid LAD presents a significant lesion after the origin of the fistula. A cardiac(More)