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Predictors of residual tricuspid regurgitation after mitral valve surgery.
BACKGROUND Whether preoperative tricuspid regurgitation (TR) will regress or progress late after surgery is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate predictors of significant TR late afterExpand
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Detection of thoracic aortic prosthetic graft infection with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography.
OBJECTIVES To investigate the diagnostic value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in detecting thoracic aortic prosthetic graft infection. Expand
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Predicting early coronary artery bypass graft failure by intraoperative transit time flow measurement.
BACKGROUND A primary limitation of using transit time flow measurement to predict early graft failure in coronary artery bypass grafting has been the lack of cutoff values for objective criteria. Expand
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De Vega annuloplasty and Carpentier-Edwards ring annuloplasty for secondary tricuspid regurgitation.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Residual or recurrent tricuspid regurgitation (TR) has been reported after several types of surgical repair. The development of late TR is an important complication ofExpand
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Intracerebral hematoma in patients with ruptured cerebral aneurysms.
BACKGROUND Intracerebral hematoma from ruptured aneurysms is one of the unfavorable factors for outcome in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. In this study, the clinical characteristics ofExpand
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Primary intracerebral and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage in Izumo City, Japan. Part II: management and surgical outcome.
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to assess the overall management and surgical outcome of primary intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) among the 85,000Expand
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Hybrid versus open repair of aortic arch aneurysms: comparison of postoperative and mid-term outcomes with a propensity score-matching analysis.
OBJECTIVES Operative strategies for repairing aortic arch aneurysms should be re-evaluated following recent technical advances. METHODS Of 364 patients who underwent aortic arch repair between 2002Expand
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Increased expression of the adipocytokine omentin in the epicardial adipose tissue of coronary artery disease patients.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Omentin, an adipocytokine secreted by visceral adipose tissue, protects against obesity-linked cardiovascular complications. However, little is known about its role in epicardialExpand
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Chronic hydrocephalus in elderly patients following subarachnoid hemorrhage.
BACKGROUND With the aging of the population, surgery for ruptured intracranial aneurysms is increasing among the elderly. We sought to clarify the characteristics of chronic hydrocephalus followingExpand
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Outcome of pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis in Japan: a nationwide outcome study.
BACKGROUND We evaluated the current results and the predictors of in-hospital complications for a pericardiectomy procedure for constrictive pericarditis in Japan. METHODS A total of 346 patientsExpand
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