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Long-term follow-up of 82 patients after surgical excision of atrial myxomas

. Soliman Hamad 0 Albert H.M. van Straten 0 0 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Catharina Hospital , Eindhoven , Netherlands OBJECTIVES: Literature reporting on large patient groups with the long-term

Patency of the internal mammary arteries after removal of the Nuss bar: an initial report

OBJECTIVES Surgical correction of pectus excavatum (PE) has shifted to the modern minimally invasive Nuss procedure, which proved to be safe and effective. In order to restore the dented deformity, custom-curved metal bars provide continuous retrosternal pressure but cross the habitat of the internal mammary arteries (IMAs) directly affecting their patency. In this initial report...

Use of extended radial artery conduit for complete arterial revascularization

We have developed a new technique to elongate the radial artery (RA) with the distal segment of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA). The left anterior descending (LAD) artery is examined to define the site of the LITA–LAD anastomosis and the length of LITA required to perform the anastomosis. The distal segment of the LITA beyond this length is divided in order to elongate...

Can postoperative mean transprosthetic pressure gradient predict survival after aortic valve replacement?

Background In this study, we sought to determine the effect of the mean transprosthetic pressure gradient (TPG), measured at 6 weeks after aortic valve replacement (AVR) or AVR with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on late all-cause mortality. Methods Between January 1998 and March 2012, 2,276 patients (mean age 68 ± 11 years) underwent TPG analysis at 6 weeks after AVR (n...

Impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on early and late mortality after aortic valve replacement

Background The influence of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM) on survival after aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains controversial. In this study, we sought to determine the effect of PPM on early (≤30 days) and late mortality (>30 days) after AVR or AVR combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (AVR with CABG). Methods Between January 1998 and March 2012, 2976 patients...

Fast-track practice in cardiac surgery: results and predictors of outcome

OBJECTIVES Various studies have shown different parameters as independent risk factors in predicting the success of fast-track postoperative management in cardiac surgery. In the present study, we evaluated our 7-year experience with the fast-track protocol and investigated the preoperative predictors of successful outcome.

Is the use of Steri-Strip™ S for wound closure after coronary artery bypass grafting better than intracuticular suture?

Several methods have been used in wound closure after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In this study, the safety and efficacy of one of these methods, Steri-Strip™ S is compared with the traditional intracuticular suture method. Eighty-one patients undergoing CABG were prospectively randomized into two groups according to the method of skin closure: Steri-Strip™ S group...

Transfusion of red blood cells: the impact on short-term and long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting, a ten-year follow-up

Transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) and other blood products in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. We retrospectively analyzed data of patients who underwent an isolated coronary bypass graft operation between January 1998 and December 2007. Mean follow-up was 1696±1026 days, with exclusion of 122...