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BACKGROUND Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) remains the most common complication after cardiac surgery. Current guidelines recommend β-blockers to prevent POAF. Carvedilol is a non-selective β-adrenergic blocker with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and multiple cationic channel blocking properties. These unique properties of carvedilol have(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of inhaled nitric oxide (NO) on pulmonary vascular resistance in patients after total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC). METHODS Fifty-two patients after TCPC were evaluated, of them 24 patients were administered with inhaled nitric oxide in the early postoperative period. The cardiac index (CI) and pulmonary vascular(More)
BACKGROUND The successful treatment of military combat casualties with penetrating injuries is significantly dependent on the time needed to get the patient to an adequate treatment facility. Profound hypothermia-induced suspended animation for delayed resuscitation (SADR) is a novel approach for inducing cardiac arrest and buying additional time for such(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the early and midterm outcomes of artificial chordae transplant in mitral valve repair. METHODS A total of 50 patients underwent mitral valve repair with artificial chordae transplant from January 2009 to January 2010 in General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command. Follow-up was conducted on 48 cases (96%) for 3-4 years. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To study cardiopulmonary physiology during exercise in patients after extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection (ECTCPC). METHODS Twenty-six patients were studied after ECTCPC by exercise testing with bicycle treadmill protocol. Heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), respiratory frequency (RF) and pulse oxygen saturation (SpO(2)) were measured(More)
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