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Hammon Matthias M Department of Radiology, University Hospital Erlangen, Maximiliansplatz 1, 91054, Erlangen, Germany, - - 2014
Cardiac MRI is an accurate and reproducible technique for the assessment of left ventricular volumes and function. The accuracy of automated segmentation and the effects of manual adjustments have not been determined in children. To evaluate automated segmentation and the effects of manual adjustments for left ventricular parameter quantification in ...
Narala Karthiek K Department of Cardiology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Ill., - - 2014
A 72-year-old man with a history of hypertension, hiatal hernia, prostate cancer and lung cancer was admitted with complaints of abdominal pain, sweating and rigors. An electrocardiogram showed ST elevation in multiple leads. Noninvasive and invasive cardiovascular work-up was performed that was negative for occlusive coronary artery disease. Further studies ...
Lee Dong Hyun DH Department of Cardiology, Dong-A University Hospital, Busan, - - 2014
Although left atrium (LA) has played an important role in diastole, ischemic insult of atrium in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has not been clearly evaluated. We hypothesized that LA function would be further decreased in AMI patients with a culprit lesion in the left circumflex branch (LCX). This was an ...
Faigle Roland R Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Phipps 484, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA, - - 2014
Patients receiving intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IVT) for ischemic stroke are monitored in an intensive care unit (ICU) or a comparable unit capable of ICU interventions due to the high frequency of standardized neurological exams and vital sign checks. The present study evaluates quantitative infarct volume on ...
Khawaja Tuba T Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, 622 W168th Street, PH10-203, New York, NY, 10032, - - 2014
Epicardial adipose tissue is a source of pro-inflammatory cytokines and has been linked to the development of coronary artery disease. No study has systematically assessed the relationship between local epicardial fat volume (EFV) and myocardial perfusion defects. We analyzed EFV in patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging combined with computed ...
Battey Thomas W K TW From the Center for Human Genetic Research (T.W.K.B., M.K., W.T.K.), Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology (T.W.K.B., M.K., W.T.K.), J. Philip Kistler Stroke Research Center (T.W.K.B., M.K., A.B.S., O.W., S.S., W.T.K.), and Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology (O.W.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Department of Radiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (B.C.V.C., S.M.D.); Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (B.C.V.C., G.A.D.); and Division of Neurocritical Care and Emergency Neurology, Yale New Haven Hospital, CT - - 2014
In malignant infarction, brain edema leads to secondary neurological deterioration and poor outcome. We sought to determine whether swelling is associated with outcome in smaller volume strokes. Two research cohorts of acute stroke subjects with serial brain MRI were analyzed. The categorical presence of swelling and infarct growth was assessed ...
Nakanishi Koki K Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, - - 2014
A novel real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) system allows fully automated quantification of the left ventricular (LV) volume throughout a cardiac cycle. This study aimed to investigate whether an LV time-volume curve, obtained using fully automated RT3DE, is useful in the evaluation of LV diastolic function. First, 15 patients underwent simultaneous ...
Emmer B J BJ Department of Radiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Postbus 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, - - 2014
Our aim was to compare infarct core volume on whole brain CT perfusion (CTP) with several limited coverage sizes (i.e., 3, 4, 6, and 8 cm), as currently used in routine clinical practice. In total, 40 acute ischemic stroke patients with non-contrast CT (NCCT) and CTP imaging of anterior circulation ischemia ...
Ren Ben B Erasmus University Medical - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to assess left atrial (LA) function and myocardial mechanics in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). Eighty patients with degenerative MR and 20 controls were included prospectively. LA and right atrial (RA) volumes were measured with three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography at three phases of the ...
Rodriguez Pavel P Research Imaging Institute, Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United - - 2014
Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Low-dose methylene blue (MB), which has been used safely to treat methemoglobinemia and cyanide poisoning in humans, has energy enhancing and antioxidant properties. We tested the hypothesis that methylene blue treatment delays progression of at-risk tissue (ca. perfusion-diffusion ...
Timpone V M VM From the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Large admission DWI infarct volume (>70 mL) is an established marker for poor clinical outcome in acute stroke. Outcome is more variable in patients with small infarcts (<70 mL). Percentage insula ribbon infarct correlates with infarct growth. We hypothesized that percentage insula ribbon infarct can help identify patients with stroke ...
Barison Andrea A Fondazione Toscana 'Gabriele Monasterio', CNR, Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore 'Sant'Anna', Pisa, - - 2014
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) may induce cardiac fibrosis and systo-diastolic dysfunction. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can detect replacement myocardial fibrosis with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and interstitial myocardial fibrosis with T1 mapping techniques. The aim of the study was to detect subclinical cardiac involvement with CMR in paucisymptomatic SSc patients with ...
Baron Suzanne J SJ Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, - - 2014
Over the past several decades, major changes in lifestyle, preventive care, and clinical management have contributed to an impressive reduction in coronary artery disease (CAD) prevalence, incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and deaths due to coronary heart disease(1-3). As a result, use of cardiovascular services in the United States has ...
Asdaghi Negar N From the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Brain Research Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (N.A., M.N., T.S.F., F.C., O.R.B.); Biostatistics Consultant, Minot, ND (L.A.P.); Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Sciences Centre, San Antonio (C.B.); Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham (L.A.M.); Department of Neurology, Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (D.C.A.); Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontatio, Canada (R.G.H.); SPS3 Coordinating Center (N.A., L.A.P., M.N., T.S.F., C.B., F.C., R.G.H., O.R.B.); and SPS3 Statistical Center - - 2014
Infarct size and location are thought to correlate with different mechanisms of lacunar infarcts. We examined the relationship between the size and shape of lacunar infarcts and vascular risk factors and outcomes. We studied 1679 participants in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Stroke trial with a lacunar infarct visualized ...
Zile Michael R MR Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina; Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, South Carolina. Electronic address: - - 2014
This study sought to determine whether specific patterns of adverse left ventricular (LV) structural remodeling are associated with differential rates of cardiovascular (CV) outcomes. It is not known whether a stepwise combinatorial assessment of LV volume, mass, and geometry done to define specific remodeling patterns provides incremental prognostic information. A ...
Ali Badreldin H BH Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of - - 2014
Background/Aim: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased occurrence of cardiovascular system dysfunction. Previous studies have revealed a number of alterations in the kidneys and heart during CKD. However, unbiased quantitative studies on these structures in this disease have so far not been addressed. Materials and Methods: We induced ...
Pantoja Joe Luis JL School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, - - 2014
The role of posterior papillary muscle anchoring (PPMA) in the management of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (CIMR) is controversial. We studied the effect of anchoring point direction and relocation displacement on left ventricular (LV) regional myofiber stress and pump function. Previously described finite element models of sheep 16 weeks after posterolateral ...
Lewis Matthew J MJ Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine if adult patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot are being referred for pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) earlier on the basis of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) parameters despite the absence of CMR-based recommendations in the American College of Cardiology and American Heart ...
Faria Rita R Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
Ischemic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of heart failure. In patients with left ventricular (LV) dilatation, low ejection fraction, and transmural scar in an anteroseptal distribution, surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR) is a treatment option. We describe our first experience with the Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement (LIVE) technique using the Revivent™ ...
Ko Brian S BS Monash Cardiovascular Research Centre, MonashHEART, Department of Medicine, Monash Medical Centre (MMC), Southern Health and Monash University, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC, 3168, Australia, - - 2014
Pre-procedural anatomic and functional coronary assessment plays a crucial role in selection of patients suitable for unprotected left main percutaneous coronary intervention. Combined coronary computed tomography angiography and adenosine stress computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging is a non-invasive technique which may provide this information. This is the first report describing ...
Alshamsi Ali A Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Rangueil, 1, Avenue du Professeur Jean Poulhès, TSA 50032, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France. - - 2014
Chronic coronary total occlusion (CTO) is still one of the last frontiers for myocardial revascularization by percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). New devices (microcatheters, dedicated tools, guidewires), new techniques, and retrograde approach increase success rate of CTOPCI. The reverse controlled anterograde and retrograde subintimal tracking (CART) technique can be an option ...
Lee Cheul C Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to identify the factors associated with right ventricular (RV) dilatation and dysfunction in patients with chronic pulmonary regurgitation (PR) after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. From April 2002 to June 2013, 218 patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot underwent magnetic resonance imaging; 165 ...
Testa Marzia M Marzia Testa, Mauro Feola, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Heart Failure Unit, 12045 Fossano, - - 2014
To analyse and summarize all the articles related to positron emission tomography and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC). We performed a systematic review of the existing literature on positron emission tomography/nuclear imaging and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy using PUBMED database. We combined search terms such as "takotsubo", "takotsubo syndrome", "myocardial positron emission tomography", "positron ...
Zuchowski Bartosz B Department of Cardiology-Intensive Therapy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, - - 2014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is estimated to affect nearly 3 million people around the world. It is the most common arrhythmia and its incidence increases with age. Catheter ablation is an interventional procedure performed to reduce the patient's AF burden when pharmacotherapy did not succeed in relieving the patient's symptoms. The ...
Oshima Yoshihiro Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kobe Children's Hospital, Kobe, Japan - - 2014
A 2-month-old boy with trisomy 21, a small right ventricle, and an unbalanced atrioventricular septal defect underwent successful biventricular repair without atrial fenestration. We decided to perform leftward partitioning of the atrioventricular valve to widen the right ventricle inflow tract. This procedure increases the size of the right-sided valve and ...
Nanna Michele M aAlbert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx bLenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, - - 2014
This review provides an outline of recent applications related to the use of ultrasonography in various catheter-based procedures for the repair of many valvular abnormalities. Percutaneous interventions are becoming a safe and effective therapeutic modality in the management of various valvular defects. The intrinsic ability of ultrasound to provide real-time ...
Pinney James R JR UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Group in Bioengineering, 1700 4th Street, QB3 Byers Hall, Room 203, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA; UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program, 1700 4th Street, QB3 Byers Hall, Room 203, San Francisco, CA 94158, - - 2014
Chronic fibrosis caused by acute myocardial infarction (MI) leads to increased morbidity and mortality due to cardiac dysfunction. We have developed a therapeutic materials strategy that aims to mitigate myocardial fibrosis by utilizing injectable polymeric microstructures to mechanically alter the microenvironment. Polymeric microstructures were fabricated using photolithographic techniques and studied ...
Berg Kent B KB Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, - - 2014
We report the pump exchange secondary to a detached bend relief sheath of a HeartMate II (Thoratec Corporation, Pleasanton, CA, USA) left ventricular assist device, consistent with previous Food and Drug Administration warnings. This report highlights a thrombectomy technique and reuse of the outflow graft during subcostal pump exchange in ...
Albåge Anders A Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden - - 2014
In the Cox-Maze IV procedure, or in endocardial left atrial ablation, correct positioning of the surgical ablation probe within the left atrium might be difficult due to bulging or folds in the posterior left atrial wall. The Berglin apical stitch is a simple trick of the trade to create a ...
Omelchenko Alexander Y AY Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Center, Academician E.N. Meshalkin State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation. Electronic address: - - 2014
We describe a new technique of perventricular closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect on a beating heart using transesophageal echocardiography guidance and video-assisted thoracoscopy. Ventricular septal defects were closed successfully, and no shunts, rhythm disorders, or valve incompetence developed during the short hospital stay. This procedure is safe and ...
Rojas Sebastian V SV Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, - - 2014
The new generation of left ventricular assist devices has enabled minimally invasive surgical procedures. Herein we present a novel technique of left ventricular assist device exchange through a left-sided anterolateral thoracotomy.
Nazer Babak B Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, - - 2014
Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with post-infarction cardiomyopathy (CMP) is caused by reentry through slowly conducting tissue with in areas of myocardial scar. The use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) has helped to decrease the risk of arrhythmic death in patients with post-infarction CMP, but the symptomatic and psychological burden ...
Douglas William I WI Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA - - 2014
Two-patch, single-patch, and modified single-patch repairs are accepted techniques for repair of complete atrioventricular (AV) canal defects. We propose a novel, alternative technique: the central patch technique. For the central patch technique, the superior and inferior bridging leaflets are attached with simple sutures to the right and left of their ...
Sheldon Seth H SH Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, - - 2014
Several observations and maneuvers in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory are employed to identify whether retrograde ventriculoatrial conduction is via the atrioventricular (AV) node or an accessory pathway. Parahisian pacing is a unique maneuver where there is no change in the position of the catheter, the position of the stimulating electrode, ...
Mohamedali B B Division of Cardiology and Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Illinois Hospitals and Health Sciences System, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA - - 2014
Techniques to support patients with cardiogenic shock continue to improve. Patients with intracardiac thrombi pose a potential for additional complications. Novel methods of biventricular support are necessary to manage these patients. Two patients with refractory cardiogenic shock and left ventricular apical thrombi underwent mechanical circulatory support (MCS) as a bridge ...
Unnithan Anita G AG Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City, IA, - - 2014
Ablations requiring transseptal access to the left heart place patients at increased risk for stroke, bleeding, and post-procedural cognitive dysfunction and other complications. Diminishing left atrial catheter dwelling time may decrease these risks. 3-D NavX can be used to facilitate reaccess of transseptal puncture sites to allow catheter removal from ...
Hoebers Loes P LP Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Cardiology, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, - - 2014
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are often detected on diagnostic coronary angiograms, but percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO is currently infrequently performed owing to high technical difficulty, perceived risk of complications, and a lack of randomized data. However, successful CTO-PCI can significantly increase a patient's quality of life, improve left ...
Jogiya Roy R King's College London BHF Centre of Excellence, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Welcome Trust and EPSRC Medical Engineering Centre at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Division of Imaging Sciences, The Rayne Institute, London, United - - 2014
-The extent and severity of ischemia on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is commonly used to risk-stratify patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Estimation of ischemic burden by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) with conventional two-dimensional myocardial perfusion methods is limited by incomplete cardiac coverage. More recently developed three-dimensional (3D) myocardial perfusion ...
Matsumoto Hidenari H Cardiovascular Center, Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, Kyoto, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
A recent report demonstrated that early enhancement on contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CE-CMR) correlated with myocardial edema detected by T2-weighted CMR in reperfused acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the time at which the enhancement in salvaged myocardium disappears is yet to be determined. We aimed to examine the time course ...
Laguna Pablo P The BioSignal Interpretation and Computational Simulation Group (BSICoS), Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A), Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; The Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBERBBN), Zaragoza, - - 2014
The development of new techniques for detection and characterization of transient myocardial ischemia has benefited considerably from the STAFF III database, acquired in patients receiving elective prolonged percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography. The present article reviews a range of techniques developed and/or evaluated on the ECG signals of this database, including ...
Stys Tomazs P TP University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA. - - 2014
Guide catheter exchange over coronary guidewire can be challenging, yet is necessary in certain clinical scenarios. At the same time, maintaining coronary guidewire position across a predilated lesion is important to prevent vessel lumen closure. We present a technique of guide catheter exchange over a coronary guidewire with GuideLiner support.
Peix Amalia A aDepartment of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Division of Human Health, Section of Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria bInstituto de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular, Havana, Cuba cHospital Universitário Antonio Pedro, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi dQuanta Diagnostico Nuclear, Curitiba eInstituto Nacional de Cardiologia, Rio de Janeiro fInstituto do Coração, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil gFundación Cardioinfantil, Instituto de Cardiología, Bogotá hFundación Clínica Valle Del Lili, Cali, Colombia iHospital Clínico, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile jHospital General de Coro, Coro, Venezuela kUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Department of Nuclear Medicine Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain lCattedra e U.O. di Medicina Nucleare, Università e Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy mMontefiore Medical Center, Yeshiva University, New York, New York nDepartment of Radiology, Emory University Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, - - 2014
Heart failure is increasing worldwide at epidemic proportions, resulting in considerable disability, mortality, and increase in healthcare costs. Gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography or PET imaging is the most prominent imaging modality capable of providing information on global and regional ventricular function, the presence of intraventricular synchronism, ...
Berdajs Denis A DA Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Lausanne, Lausanne, - - 2014
There is controversy over the use of the Ross procedure with regard to the sub-coronary and root replacement technique and its long-term durability. A systematic review of the literature may provide insight into the outcomes of these two surgical subvariants. A systematic review of reports between 1967 and February 2013 ...
Correa Raúl R Gabinete de Tecnología Médica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ), Avenue Libertador General-San Martín 1109 (O)J5400ARL San Juan, Argentina. Electronic address: - - 2014
The novel signal processing techniques have allowed and improved the use of vectorcardiography (VCG) to diagnose and characterize myocardial ischemia. Herein, we studied vectorcardiographic dynamic changes of ventricular repolarization in 80 patients before (control) and during Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA). We propose four vectorcardiographic ST-T parameters, i.e., (a) ST ...
Helle Frank F Renal Research Group, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, - - 2014
Although most coronary heart disease is due to atherosclerosis, 10-20 % of patients with cardiac chest pain have normal epicardial arteries, indicating dysfunction of the resistance vessels. Present techniques to study arteriole function involve microsurgery and microperfusion; expensive techniques in terms of equipment and training. To provide a low-cost alternative ...
Hatch Jason J Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, - - 2014
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures are attempted with increasingly frequency in hemodynamically unstable, high-risk, and complex patients. Hemodynamic support can be advantageous in select patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. The need for hemodynamic support has recently shifted from patients with hemodynamic collapse to support of patients ...
Sepehripour Amir H AH Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Imperial College London, London, United - - 2014
Obstruction of the main coronary trunks, although rare among the general pediatric population, remains an important complication of the arterial switch operation (ASO). Surgical patch angioplasty (SPA) is a technique whereby myocardial revascularization is achieved through direct ostial enlargement, restoring antegrade coronary flow, avoiding competitive flow, and preserving conduit material. ...
Ling Zhiyu Z Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 21287, - - 2014
Over the past decade, catheter ablation has emerged as an important therapeutic option for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in both patients with and without structural heart disease. In patients without structural heart disease, catheter ablation serves as sole therapy for the treatment of VT. For those with structural heart disease, VT ...
Jellis Christine L CL Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, - - 2014
Myocardial fibrosis appears to be linked to myocardial dysfunction in a multitude of non-ischemic cardiomyopathies. Accurate non-invasive quantitation of this extra-cellular matrix has the potential for widespread clinical benefit in both diagnosis and guiding therapeutic intervention. T1 mapping is a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging technique, which shows early clinical ...
Sobral Marcelo Luiz Peixoto ML Real e Benemérita Associação Portuguesa de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, - - 2014
Introduction: The most common method used for myocardial protection is administering cardioplegic solution in the coronary circulation. Nevertheless, protection may be achieved by intermittent perfusion of the coronary system with patient's own blood. The intermittent perfusion may be performed by multiple sequences of clamping and opening of the aortic clamp ...
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