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Pomerantzeff Pablo M A - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aim was to review the long-term results of mitral valve replacement (MVR) with the Biocor porcine bioprosthesis, in order to investigate patient survival and valve-related complications. METHODS: Data were presented for 546 patients (320 females, 226 males; mean age 49.2 +/- 17.1 ...
Aupart Michel R - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most important cause of aortic valve disease, its prevalence increasing with patient age. The present study formed part of a long-term evaluation on use of the Perimount pericardial valve for aortic calcified stenosis. METHODS: A total of 1133 consecutive ...
Suri Rakesh M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to determine long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after the Konno procedure. METHODS: Fifty-three patients who underwent the Konno procedure between January 1, 1980, and January 1, 2004, were reviewed. RESULTS: Mean age at operation was 19 years (range, 1-65 years). Indications were as follows: complex ...
Oosterhof Thomas - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the long-term course of QRS duration after pulmonary valve replacement in patients with a previous correction for tetralogy of Fallot. SETTING: Tertiary referral centres. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 99 adult patients with tetralogy of Fallot, who had undergone a first pulmonary valve replacement late after initial ...
Haaverstad Rune - - 2007
The aim of this report is the prospective, multicentre evaluation of clinical results and haemodynamic performance of the Medtronic Advantage aortic valve prosthesis. From April 2001 to June 2003, 166 patients (male:female 125:41; mean (SD) age 61.8 (11.8) years) received an aortic advantage valve prosthesis. Complete cumulative follow-up was 242.7 ...
Pagani Francis D - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The HeartMate XVE left ventricular assist device is a valuable treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure. During the past several years, the XVE has undergone a series of design enhancements to improve reliability. We compared the reliability of the two most recent design iterations of the XVE ...
Tabatabaie Mohammad B - - 2006
Diffuse or unresectable subaortic stenosis is difficult to treat and needs aggressive resection to effectively relieve the obstruction. Anterior aortoventriculoplasty, known as the Konno-Rastan procedure, has been shown to effectively tackle the problems encountered in diffuse subaortic stenosis. A retrospective study was carried out on patients who had undergone a ...
Sifuentes Monica - - 2007
Recombinant human alpha-L-iduronidase (Aldurazyme, laronidase) was approved as an enzyme replacement therapy for patients with the lysosomal storage disorder, mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I). In order to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of laronidase therapy, 5 of 10 patients in the original laronidase Phase 1/2 clinical trial were re-evaluated after ...
Levy Praschker Beltran G - - 2006
Nonagenarians represent a growing part of the population. However, it is assumed that they present a poorer functional class to cope with the stress inferred by surgical interventions. The aim of this study was to review our experience with nonagenarians concerning postoperative morbidities, mortality, and long-term survival status. Retrospective data ...
Szafranek Adam - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with a small aortic root involves the occurrence of patient-prosthesis mismatch (PPM). Recent reports have shown that a reduced effective orifice area index (EOAI) may not be the sole factor responsible for this complication. The study aim was ...
Jardim Laura B - - 2006
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and neuroimaging, central nervous system (CNS) findings of patients with Fabry disease (FD) during 24 months of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) with agalsidase-alpha. METHOD: Eight patients were included. Six completed 24 months of ERT. Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data were obtained at 0, ...
Bilal Mehmet S - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The Ross procedure has become the first choice for aortic valve replacement in children and young adults at many institutions. Since 1997, a lack of availability of homograft valves in Turkey has prompted the use of alternative substitutes for right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) ...
Ardal Hasan - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Posterior root enlargement procedures provide the implantation of suitable-sized prosthetic valves in patients with a small aortic root to prevent a high postoperative transvalvular gradient. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term results of the posterior root enlargement. METHODS: Between 1985 and 2002, 124 patients underwent aortic ...
Langanay Thierry - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease with age, coupled to a constant extension of life expectancy in industrialized countries, is leading to an ever-increasing number of elderly patients being referred for aortic valve replacement (AVR). In light of advances in surgical technology and cardiac ...
Ries Markus - - 2006
CONTEXT: Fabry disease is an X-linked multisystem disorder. Enzyme-replacement therapy in adults has limited efficacy in treating major sequelae of advanced Fabry disease, such as kidney failure or stroke. This prompted a study of the safety and efficacy of enzyme replacement at an earlier stage of Fabry disease. OBJECTIVES: Our ...
Reiss Nils - - 2006
In children with systemic atrioventricular valve disease (SAVVD), reconstructive surgery is the primary goal. However, in cases with severely dysplastic valves or failed repair, valve replacement is the only option. The purpose of this study was to assess the early and late outcome following mechanical valve replacement in SAVVD. Between ...
Yadav Sumit - - 2006
The purpose of this study is to describe the Australian experience with TSPV in the aortic position in 543 patients followed for up to 8 years. Prospectively collected data were reviewed. The average age was 73.5 years, with 74.4% older than 70 years. Eighty-five percent of valves were calcified and ...
Signorini A - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term mortality rate of anorexia nervosa (AN) patients in a southern Italy population compared to the most recent literature. DESIGN: Retrospective and review setting. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTIONS: One hundred and forty-seven female AN patients, consecutively admitted from 1994 to 1997 to the Outpatient Unit, were re-examined between ...
Schapkaitz E E Department of Haematology and Molecular Medicine, National Health Laboratory Service and University of the Witwatersrand, - - 2006
Long-term anticoagulation therapy is essential to prevent thrombo-embolic events in patients with mechanical valve replacements. In order to offer indigent patients mechanical heart valve replacement surgery, dedicated anticoagulation clinics are necessary for follow-up. This study assessed the safety and efficacy of lifelong oral anticoagulation therapy in Johannesburg General Hospital mechanical ...
Kulik Alexander - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: The current trend towards decreasing the age for selection of a tissue over a mechanical prosthesis has led to a dilemma for patients aged 50-65 years. This cohort study examines the long-term outcomes of mechanical versus bioprosthetic valves in middle-aged patients. METHODS: Patients (N = 659) aged between 50 ...
Lausberg Henning F - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Isolated aortic valve repair (AVR) has been gaining increasing interest in recent times. Results of isolated aortic valve repair have been reported to be variable. Various techniques have been utilized. We analyzed our experience with isolated valve repair using autologous pericardial patch plasty and compared the results to an ...
de Oliveira Hugo G - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Describe the results of a 1- to 24-month follow-up of individuals undergoing transbronchoscopic placement of one-way valves. DESIGN: Longitudinal, noncomparative study. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: Nineteen heterogeneous emphysema patients. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: Pulmonary function testing, imaging examination, and videobronchoscopy were performed at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months ...
Will Malcolm B - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Thromboembolic and bleeding complications detract from outcome for patients with prosthetic heart valves. The study aim was to investigate whether measurement of coagulation activation markers and transcranial Doppler ultrasound microembolic signals (MES) could identify patients at subsequent higher risk of thromboembolism or bleeding events. ...
Klieverik Loes M A - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The optimal prosthesis choice in young adults requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) remains controversial. The study aim was to determine whether implanted prosthesis type is an important determinant of outcome after AVR in young adults. METHODS: Between 1991 and 2001, 414 young adults (mean ...
Ennker Jürgen - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The steadily increasing life expectancy of the population in the Western World, together with the progress in noninvasive diagnostic methods and operating techniques lead to an increase in aortic valve surgery in elderly people. AIM OF THE STUDY: Is there an increased risk of adverse perioperative and mid-term outcome ...
Kulik Alexander - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The optimal approach to anticoagulation during the early postoperative period after mechanical valve replacement, by which early thromboembolism is prevented without bleeding complications, is not yet known. The study aim was to examine the practice patterns of Canadian cardiac surgeons with regard to early ...
Bani Hani O - - 2006
PURPOSE: There are few published reports addressing the assessment of posterior urethral valve ablation. This study was performed to provide a ratio to measure successful treatment of posterior urethral valves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 35 patients with posterior urethral valves were treated by a single surgeon between 1995 ...
Radu N C - - 2007
As valve-sparing procedures gain increasing popularity, the long-term results of the total aortic root replacement (TARR) were evaluated using mechanical valve grafts in selected patients. From January 1993 to December 2003, 100 patients (87 men), aged >65 years (mean 51 (SD 10.4 years), presenting with isolated aortic root dilatation with ...
Sarris George E - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Since most centers' experience with Ebstein anomaly is limited, we sought to analyze the collective experience of participating institutions of the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association with surgery for this rare malformation. METHODS: The records of all 150 patients (median age 6.4 years) who underwent surgery for Ebstein anomaly ...
Rupassara K S - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact on outcome of delay between referral and diagnosis in colorectal cancer (CRC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four patients were studied after excluding from a consecutive series of 411 with CRC, those with factors known to affect the prognosis that may also have affected ...
Weber M - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prognostic value of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients with aortic stenosis being treated conservatively or undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS: 159 patients were followed up for a median of 902 days. 102 patients underwent AVR and 57 were treated conservatively. NT-proBNP at baseline ...
Alsoufi Bahaaldin - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Triple valve surgery is usually complex and carries a reported operative mortality of 25% and 10-year survival of 40%. We examined surgical results in the modern era. METHODS: A total of 174 consecutive patients, mean age 58 +/-12 years underwent triple valve surgery from 1990 to 2004. The most ...
Jamieson W R Eric - - 2006
The second-generation Carpentier-Edwards bioprostheses, the supra-annular porcine valve and the PERIMOUNT pericardial valve, have been evaluated longitudinally for several years. This study compared clinical performance over 15 years. Aortic valve replacement was performed with a supra-annular porcine valve in 1,823 patients (group 1) aged 19-89 years (mean, 68.9 +/- 10.9 ...
Sawaki Sadanari - - 2006
A retrospective study was performed in patients under and over 65 years old implanted with a mechanical valve, to compare late mortality and morbidity. Of 381 patients who underwent mechanical valve replacement at Nagoya University in the 1990s, 357 (11 hospital deaths and 13 lost to follow-up; 96.4% follow-up rate) ...
Nørgaard Martin Agge - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of wire removal on a consecutive series of patients with persistent anterior chest wall pain after median sternotomy. METHODS: Ninety-five patients receiving sternal wire removal during the period January 1994-October 2001 were included in a follow-up study. Preoperative data, data from the primary operation, the ...
Wu YingXing - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aim was to update the authors' experience with the CarboMedics bileaflet mechanical prosthesis in terms of early and long-term outcomes. METHODS: Between July 1994 and April 2005, a total of 774 CarboMedics valves was implanted at two Providence Health System hospitals in ...
Körfer Reiner - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: A total of 639 patients (479 men, 160 women; mean age 60 +/- 10 years) underwent isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) between 25 November 1999 and 20 October 2003, using the Medtronic ADVANTAGE bileaflet mechanical heart valve. The study aim was to quantify the ...
John Anil - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aim was to compare prospectively the clinical performance and long-term durability of the Medtronic Mosaic and Carpentier-Edwards porcine (CE-SAV) bioprostheses in the aortic position over 10 years. METHODS: Between January 2001 and July 2003, a total of 242 patients undergoing bioprosthetic aortic ...
Erek Ersin - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: A variety of stentless heterograft conduits has been developed as alternatives for pulmonary outflow reconstruction. Herein are reported the authors' results with four different types of stentless heterograft conduit implanted during the past nine years. METHODS: Between January 1996 and March 2005, stentless heterograft ...
Chang Chia-Yau - - 2006
PURPOSE: The mortality rate of patients with retinoblastoma still varies in developing countries, and data for Asia and Taiwan are relatively scarce. In this retrospective study, we aimed to describe the survival characteristics and prognostic factors of 54 retinoblastoma cases diagnosed at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital between 1982 and ...
Takeuchi Koh - - 2006
Potential drawbacks from right ventricle-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduit in modified Norwood procedure may be regurgitation through the conduit and incision at the systemic ventricle. In order to address the question if valved RV-PA conduit can provide hemodynamic advantages, we retrospectively reviewed the data of patients who underwent modified stage I ...
Cáceres-Lóriga Fidel Manuel - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Valvular thrombosis is a serious complication in patients with prosthetic heart valves. Traditional treatment is emergency surgery, but thrombolysis provides a non invasive alternative. In this paper we evaluate the efficacy and safety of thrombolysis in prosthetic heart valve thrombosis. METHODS: Data of 68 patients diagnosed of ...
Chang Byung-Chul - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid valve replacement (TVR) has been performed with mechanical or bioprosthetic valves. However, the relative advantages of the two types are incompletely known. METHODS: Between 1978 and 2003, we performed 138 TVR (35 bioprosthetic, 103 mechanical) in 125 patients (50 men, 75 women), with a mean age of 43.7 ...
Vohra Hunaid A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Mitral valve replacement (MVR) is occasionally indicated in infants and young children, necessitating the use of small prostheses. The performance of these small valves during somatic growth of the patient can lead to patient-prosthesis mismatch. This study examines performance of these valves over time to establish predicted performance and ...
Mitchell Kristofer M - - 2006
Endobronchial valves have recently emerged as a possible alternative to lung volume reduction surgery to treat incapacitating emphysema. The early experience with placement of these valves has been shown to be safe, with short-term improvements of quality of life in this patient population. We report a case in which these ...
Chukwuemeka Andrew - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The number of octogenarians is increasing in industrialized societies, and many patients aged over 80 years have heart valve disease which is amenable to surgical treatment. The perioperative outcomes and long-term results in very elderly patients undergoing valve surgery were evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective ...
Sjögren Johan - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The current trend in Europe and the USA demonstrates an increased number of tissue valves being implanted. However, studies presenting long-term follow up of the Mitroflow pericardial bioprosthesis are relatively scarce. In the present study, the long-term outcome of the Mitroflow in the aortic ...
Frater Robert W M - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The Quattro valve is a stentless pericardial mitral bioprosthesis that is treated with a post-tanning aldehyde capping designed to reduce calcification. A prospective trial was started in December 1996; herein are reported the results of the three centers that performed the surgery and followed ...
Smedira Nicholas G - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To compare explantation for structural valve deterioration in nonelderly patients after aortic valve replacement with stented bovine pericardial and cryopreserved allograft valves. METHODS: From 1981 to 1985, 478 patients received pericardial prostheses during premarket approval; from 1987 to 2000, 744 patients received cryopreserved allografts. Mean age of patients receiving ...
Deleuze Philippe H - - 2006
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Stentless bioprostheses may be the future valve of choice for aortic valve replacement (AVR). The study aim was to investigate mid-term clinical outcome after AVR with the Medtronic Freestyle valve. METHODS: Between April 1997 and November 2004, a total of 500 patients (241 females, ...
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