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Between March 1994 and April 1998, 2869 patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting at our institution. Of these, 415 (14.5%) with a mean age of 54.4 ± 9.9 years were operated on without cardiopulmonary bypass. Internal thoracic artery was used in 402 cases (97%) and the left anterior...
From November 1996 to April 1999, 348 patients underwent isolated non-cardioplegic coronary artery bypass grafting at a new center. There were 123 (35%) patients aged over 60 years, 48 (14%) were female, 70 (20%) had a left ventricular ejection fraction below 0.3. Coronary artery bypass graft...
Retrospective analysis revealed that 24 of 4401 adult patients (0.5%) developed severe gastrointestinal complications after open heart surgery during a 3-year period from January 1995. There were 4 women (17%) and 20 men (83%). Mean age was 61.7 ± 2.02 years. Gastrointestinal bleeding (33.3%),...
Successful beating heart multiple bypass grafting to the left anterior descending and circumflex artery for a left main trunk lesion was performed in 5 patients through a left thoracotomy using the “MIDCAB doughnut” for immobilization and hemostasis. After completion of left internal thoracic...
A retrograde coronary sinus cardioplegia catheter was used for administration of retrograde cardioplegic solution in 620 of 942 coronary bypass procedures performed over a 3-year period. Coronary sinus injuries were encountered in 4 patients (0.65%).
From 1975 to 1995, 4200 patients had bioprosthetic valve replacements (2240 aortic, 1607 mitral, 353 multiple) and 2038 had mechanical valve replacements (747 aortic, 928 mitral, 363 multiple). Freedom from major thromboembolism or both major thromboembolism and hemorrhage for aortic and mitral...
From 1986 to 1995, 513 young women of childbearing age (11 to 45 years) underwent mitral valve replacement with a bileaflet St. Jude Medical prosthesis. Twenty-one patients became pregnant within 3 years postoperatively. The mean age of these patients at the onset of pregnancy was 27 ± 8 years...
Cardiac myxoma was detected by transthoracic echocardiography in 8 patients (aged 11 to 64 years) who were admitted between 1991 and 1999 with stroke or transient ischemic attacks, representing 80% of the total myxoma cases treated in this period. All patients underwent surgery and the myxomas...
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