Tomomitsu Kanaya

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Loeys–Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a recognized connective tissue disorder characterized by progressive aortic aneurysm and dissection. Patients are at high risk of aortic dissection or rupture at an early age, but to our knowledge, surgery on the great arteries has never been attempted in the neonatal period. We report a case of LDS with dilated pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to identify the prognostic value of the preoperative stroke volume ratio (right ventricular stroke volume/left ventricular stroke volume) for redilatation of the right ventricle after pulmonary valve replacement in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. METHODS From April 2004 to November 2013, 20 patients with repaired(More)
A 9-year-old patient with massive destruction of the mitral apparatus caused by active infective endocarditis underwent mitral valve plasty using a modified commissural autologous pericardial patch repair. This procedure is a clinically relevant and feasible technique for pediatric patients with active mitral valve endocarditis.
BACKGROUND Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is a common reoperation, typically required approximately 10 years following right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction and especially true in cases of tetralogy of Fallot. However, an improved prosthetic valve is required. METHODSANDRESULTS A fresh decellularized pulmonary allograft was used for PVR to(More)
An 8-year-old boy with hypertrophic nonobstructive cardiomyopathy with ventricular fibrillation underwent implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The lead was inserted through a pursestring suture in the right atrial appendage, and the tip of coil was placed in the right ventricular apex under fluoroscopic guidance. Another defibrillation(More)
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