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Posttraumatic foreign bodies in the heart or great vessels is rare, which may cause cardiac tamponade, bleeding, shock, infection, embolism, arrhythmia, valve dysfunction, etc. The foreign bodies can be removed by surgery or percutaneous intervention. In this report we reviewed our experience in managing posttraumatic foreign bodies in 13 patients at our(More)
Interrupted aortic arch is a rare congenital cardiac defect. There are extremely few cases in adults that are reported in the pertinent medical literature. However, single-stage repair of interrupted aortic arch combined with coronary artery disease has been rarely reported. We describe the management of interrupted aortic arch associated with coronary(More)
To assess the effect of basic fibroblast growth factor-binding extracellular matrix (bFGF-ECM) combined with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and explore the underlying mechenisms. Rabbit hearts were processed by decellularization with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) perfusion, heparin(More)
Uterine leiomyoma is a common disease in women; however, intravenous leiomyomatosis with intracaval and intracardiac complications is a rare condition. The initial presentation is dependent upon the severity of the intracardiac involvement. In this report, we describe two women with leiomyomatosis originating from the uterus and extending into the inferior(More)
To investigate the changes of intestinal microcirculation in endotoxic shock and the effect of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) on intestinal microcirculation, endotoxic shock was induced by intravenous injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in mice. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) was monitored throughout the experimental procedure. The velocity and flux(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to report our experience with a simplified procedure of ascending aorta and hemiarch replacement with a stent-graft elephant trunk in type A dissections. The efficacy of innominate artery cannulation was investigated. METHODS From January 2007 to January 2010, 46 patients (35 men, 11 women; mean age, 52.7 ± 12.3 years) with(More)
OBJECTIVE For patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection without an intimal tear in the arch, the early and midterm outcomes of hemiarch replacement with stented elephant trunk were compared with those of total arch replacement. METHODS From January 2006 to December 2011, 197 patients with acute type I aortic dissection were identified without(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the cardioprotective effects of morphine on ischemic reperfused rat heart in vitro and its mechanism. METHODS The isolated rat heart was perfused in a Langendorff apparatus. Infarct myocardium was determined by TTC. Coronary flow (CF), heart rate (HR), left ventricular pressure (LVP), the first derivative of ventricular pressure(More)