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Surgical repair for a coronary-pulmonary artery fistula with a saccular aneurysm of the coronary artery.
The patient, a 69-year-old woman, had been diagnosed with a heart murmur. A chest X-ray at a local clinic had shown an abnormal shadow. Since CT revealed a 3-cm-diameter mass close to the pulmonaryExpand
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Cardiac nociceptors innervated by vagal afferents in rats
It is reported that cardiac afferent information is transmitted through at least three different pathways to the CNS: sympathetic, parasympathetic, and somatic; however, there are few studiesExpand
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A rare case of infective endocarditis complicated by Trichosporon asahii fungemia treated by surgery.
The patient was a 58-year-old male. He consulted our hospital because of weight loss and fever. Computed tomography (CT) revealed renal infarction. Nine days after admission, CT showed hemorrhagicExpand
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Twelve years of experience with the ATS mechanical heart valve prostheses
ObjectiveThe ATS Open Pivot mechanical heart valve has been implanted routinely at our institution since 1999. The objective of this study is to retrospectively analyze our 12-year clinical resultsExpand
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Mitral valve repair in patients with infective endocarditis.
BACKGROUND The goal of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of mitral valvle repair in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-one patients who hadExpand
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Successful repair of mesenteric ischemia in acute type A aortic dissection
A 64-year-old man with acute type A aortic dissection had superior mesenteric artery occlusion and marked metabolic acidosis. By an emergency laparotomy, bypass grafting from the left external iliacExpand
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A case of dedifferentiated liposarcoma of the heart and stomach
Highlights • Liposarcoma of the heart and stomach is rare.• Dedifferentiated histology is also rare.• Tumor resection and mitral valve replacement were performed, and biopsy was performed for theExpand
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Circumaortic left renal vein associated with juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm.
The patient was an 82-year-old man who was found to have a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm accompanied by a circumaortic left renal vein (CLRV). During dissection of the proximal anastomosisExpand
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'Clover technique' for tricuspid regurgitation due to pacemaker lead.
Whilst tricuspid regurgitation (TR) secondary to severe mitral regurgitation (MR) is a common problem, organic TR caused by pacemaker leads is also frequently encountered. In a 63-year-old patientExpand
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Aortic valve replacement in small patients.
OBJECTIVES Asians are smaller than Europeans and North Americans, but aortic valve replacement (AVR) in small patients has not been examined. We aimed to compare short- and mid-term outcomes of AVRExpand
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