Tomonori Katayanagi

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The occurrence of mediastinitis following synthetic vascular replacement surgery is still associated with an unfavorable prognosis in the treatment of thoracic aortic diseases. This time we report a Bentall procedure that we re-performed to treat an aortic root pseudoaneurysm, which developed after a postoperative mediastinitis. This followed the first(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed potential limitations of retrograde continuous tepid blood cardioplegia (RCTBC) for myocardial remodeling, represented by hypertrophied and/or dilated myocardium in patients with severe cardiomyopathy following single aortic valve replacement. METHODS The study was conducted on 91 patients who underwent initial single aortic valve(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the position of on-pump beating coronary artery bypass (CAB) and to define preoperative indicators of intentional conversion to the procedure in the era of advancement of off-pump CAB (OPCAB), we assessed on-pump beating CAB performed after the introduction of OPCAB. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We assessed 130 patients who underwent single(More)
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