Y A Martelloni

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic factors for return to sinus rhythm after mitral valve repair. METHOD One hundred ninety-one patients underwent surgery for mitral valve repair, including 142 procedures for valve repair only (74%). The patients with preoperative atrial fibrillation (50.5%) were older, clinically more(More)
BACKGROUND Our goal was to study the long-term follow-up of patients having aortic valve replacement and to focus particularly on the patients receiving small prostheses. METHODS Four hundred twenty-eight Medtronic-Hall valves were implanted (156 size 20 or 21 mm, 149 size 22 or 23 mm, and 123 size 25 or 27 mm). Group 20-21 had a higher number of female(More)
From January 1972 to June 1990, 112 patients (39 to 83 years old), 67 males and 45 females were submitted to surgery for sever calcified aortic stenosis. 68 patients were in NYHA III (60.72%) and 44 in NYHA IV. Early mortality included 8 patients (7.14%), 6 died for cardiac reasons. Late mortality was 27.67%. Actuarial survival rate (including postoperative(More)
The authors report 3 cases of major graft dysfunction after cardiac transplantation which recovered completely with biventricular mechanical assistance in 4 to 8 days. All three cases were primary biventricular graft failures in patients with normal preoperative pulmonary resistances. These early dysfunctions (with no signs of myocardial infarction on(More)
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