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An increase of biomarkers of myocardial necrosis is observed frequently after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) even when the procedure seems angiographically successful and otherwise uncomplicated. The recently updated Universal Definition of Myocardial infarction (MI) arbitrarily defined periprocedural MI (type 4a) by elevation of cardiac troponin(More)
Background: Cardiac cryoablation has been used to successfully treat a variety of arrhythmias. Objective: This study documents our experience with a new 9 French (FR) 8 mm cryocatheter for ablation treatment of symptomatic atrial flutter. Methods: A total of 77 consecutive patients with symptomatic atrial flutter were treated. Electrophysiological studies(More)
We studied the antiarrhythmic effect of oral Mexiletine in 20 patients with stable high-frequency ventricular arrhythmias refractory to therapeutic doses of conventional antiarrhythmic therapy. Arrhythmias were classified according to modified grading system of Lown and Wolf. The efficacy of Mexiletine was assessed with use of both the arrhythmic modified(More)
Posterior coronary looping remains a risk factor when performing an arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. In such a situation, to avoid the risk of overstretching, we use an 'inverse' flap technique, resulting in a tension-free relocation.
Fifty-nine adult patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) underwent Doppler and two-dimensional echocardiographic examination to determine the variability of pulmonary arterial blood flow (PABF) from multiple views. Measurement of peak flow velocity (PFV), acceleration time (AT), right ventricular ejection time (RVET), and pulmonary(More)
We present a case of neonatal poststernotomy mediastinitis treated by a vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). A newborn with hypoplastic left heart syndrome underwent a Norwood first-stage procedure and developed infection on the fourteenth postoperative day. Repeated cultures detected Staphylococcus epidermidis in two samples and Staphylococcus aureus in one. A(More)
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