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Intraleaflet haemorrhage is associated with rapid progression of degenerative aortic valve stenosis.
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Multivariate analysis has shown that the area of intraleaflet haemorrhage was the sole independent factor that positively correlated with ΔAVA and was associated with neovascularization and macrophage infiltration. Expand
Minimal cardiopulmonary bypass attenuates neutrophil activation and cytokine release in coronary artery bypass grafting
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Mini-CPB appears to attenuate neutrophil activation and cytokine release after coronary bypass surgery and, in addition, has some beneficial effects on blood conservation. Expand
Coronary endarterectomy in the left anterior descending artery.
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Coronary endarterectomy of the LAD with a patch plasty using the LITA is associated with acceptable mortality, morbidity, and angiographic patency and is considered to be one of the available surgical methods for patients with a diffusely diseased LAD. Expand
Is physiologic annular dynamics preserved after mitral valve repair with rigid or semirigid ring?
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Physio II and RSR could restore the physiologic three-dimensional annular shape, but the annular motion was diminished, and MEMO could preserve both the anteroposterior movement and folding dynamics, but no three- dimensional restoration of the mitral annulus was obtained. Expand
Increased interleukin-18 expression in nonrheumatic aortic valve stenosis.
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IL-18 was expressed in the aortic valves and up-regulated inNR-AS valves and may contribute to the pathophysiology of NR-AS. Expand
Beneficial Effects of Mini-Cardiopulmonary Bypass on Hemostasis in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Analysis of Inflammatory Response and Hemodilution
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Mini-CPB attenuated the inflammatory response and hemodilution, resulting in blood conservation in patients undergoing CABG, compared with the conventional group. Expand
Aortic Iron Overload With Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Human and Murine Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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Iron is involved in the pathophysiology of AAA formation with oxidative stress and inflammation, and dietary iron restriction could be a new therapeutic strategy for AAA progression. Expand
Who needs preoperative routine chest computed tomography for prevention of stroke in cardiac surgery?
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For patients with aortic stenosis or hemodialysis, a low postoperative stroke rate can be achieved in elective cardiac surgery by use of routine preoperative chest CT to identify patients with ascending aorta calcification who require modification of the surgical technique. Expand
Decreasing sternum microcirculation after harvesting the internal thoracic artery.
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The degree of sternal microcirculation damage after ITA harvesting is not different between skeletonized and pedicled group patients, suggesting that skeletonization is not advantageous for maintaining sternalmicrocirculation. Expand
Dilated left atrium as a predictor of late outcome after pulmonary vein isolation concomitant with aortic valve replacement and/or coronary artery bypass grafting†.
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In patients with paroxysmal AF related to aortic valve disease and/or coronary artery disease, a dilated left atrium (≥45 mm) was associated with inferior AF- and event-free survival after PVI, accompanied by persistent abnormalities in cardiac and haemodynamic function. Expand
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