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Rifaie Osama - - 2009
Immediate and intermediate term results of percutaneous mitral valvotomy (PMV) are comparable to closed surgical commissurotomy (CSC). We aimed at exploring this relation in the long term. Previously, we randomized 40 consecutive patients with moderate to severe mitral stenosis [defined as mitral valve area (MVA) less than 1.5 cm²] to ...
Ueno Tetsuya - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Procedures on the subvalvular apparatus are an etiology-based treatment for ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR). METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty-nine patients with IMR were divided into 3 groups: mitral annuloplasty (MAP) (M group, n=27), MAP+left ventricular reconstruction (LVR) (LV group, n=18), and MAP+LVR+subvalvular procedure (S group, n=14). Tenting height and area, ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Mitral stenosis (MS) with severe pulmonary hypertension (PHT) constitutes a high-risk subset for surgical commissurotomy or valve replacement. Mitral balloon valvuloplasty (MBV) has emerged as the treatment of choice for patients with severe pliable MS. The efficacy of this procedure in patients with severe ...
Kotoulas Christophoros - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: We analysed retrospectively patients who underwent mitral valve repair using techniques beyond the "French correction", as popularised by Carpentier. METHODS: From June 1997 to June 2006, 153 patients underwent mitral valve repair. Their mean age was 63.1 +/- 13.5 years (range 19-87). Mean Euroscore was 4.9 +/- 2.1 (2-13). ...
Wang Yao-Chang - - 2008
Mitral repair is feasible for patients with degenerative or ischemic heart disease, however, the appropriateness of repair for rheumatic heart disease remains controversial. We compared our outcomes for primary isolated mitral repair versus replacement in an elderly population. From November 1997 to July 2005, mitral repair (group I) was performed ...
Gillinov A Marc - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Repair of anterior mitral disease is challenging. Objectives of this study were to (1) compare patients with anterior versus posterior disease, (2) identify factors predisposing to replacement rather than repair in anterior disease, (3) determine durability of, and survival after, repair, and (4) compare outcomes with those after posterior ...
Korvald Christian - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We present two parallel case series on outcome after tubularized incised-plate urethroplasty (TIP repair) for hypospadias in 1-year-old versus 5-year-old boys. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Over a 2-year period two groups (1 year old, n=57 and 5 years old, n=65) of boys were operated in parallel using the TIP repair. ...
Kars M - - 2008
The increased risk of cardiac valve disease in patients treated for Parkinson's disease with cabergoline has raised concerns about the safety of treatment with ergot-derived dopamine agonists in patients with endocrine diseases, especially prolactinoma. Six cross-sectional studies have been published recently, of which five studies do not show an association ...
Fang F-C - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Pectus excavatum (PE) repair by Nuss procedure is well established in pediatrics, but studies of adult female patients are rare. We analyzed the efficacy of the Nuss procedure in adult, female PE patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed adult patients who underwent Nuss repair of PE from April 2005 to ...
Zegdi Rachid - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Little is known regarding the mechanisms, the feasibility and the long-term results of re-repair in 'posterior failure' of a previous mitral valve repair performed for severe degenerative mitral regurgitation. We report our 16-year experience in redo surgery for late posterior failure of mitral valve repair in degenerative disease. METHODS: ...
Stulak John M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is common in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, and atrial fibrillation (AF) can cause progression of TR. This study examined the hypothesis that correction of AF with the Maze procedure can prevent the late progression of TR after mitral valve surgery. METHODS: We compared severity of ...
Seeburger Joerg - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Some have expressed concern that minimal invasive mitral valve (MV) repair may not meet the standard of open surgical techniques. We therefore reviewed our results for minimal invasive MV repair for mitral regurgitation (MR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between March 1999 and February 2007, a total of 1536 consecutive patients ...
Morimoto Hironobu - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair is now the surgical treatment of choice for mitral regurgitation. However, the repair of anterior leaflet prolapse due to chordal rupture or elongation remains a technically challenging procedure. Here, we review our experience and present the long-term results of mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation due ...
Bondarenko Olga - - 2008
AIMS: We sought to evaluate the relation between long-term functional outcome after revascularization in patients with chronic ischaemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and baseline extent of myocardial fibrosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-five patients underwent cine and delayed contrast-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance (deCMR) for the quantitative assessment of regional and global ...
Arat Nurcan - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effect of baseline pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) on right ventricular functions after percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) for rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). STUDY DESIGN: The study included 56 patients (15 males, 41 females; mean age 35 years) who underwent PMBV for isolated rheumatic MS. The patients ...
Salvador Loris - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair with artificial chordae for degenerative mitral regurgitation is widely adopted. We evaluated long-term results of mitral repair with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures (GORE-TEX CV-5; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc, Flagstaff, Ariz). METHODS: Between November 1986 and November 2006, 608 consecutive patients underwent mitral repair with artificial ...
Oppido Guido - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Management of congenital mitral valve disease is challenging because of a wide morphologic spectrum, frequent associated lesions, and small patient size. We evaluated the results of a repair-oriented policy. METHODS: All consecutive patients with congenital mitral valve disease who underwent surgery between 1996 and 2006 were studied retrospectively. Patients ...
Aminsharifi Alireza - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a simple and effective technique for urethroplasty of distal hypospadias, using the advantages of both standard techniques of Snodgrass and Mathieu to reduce or eliminate the shortcomings of each. METHODS: Forty patients with primary distal hypospadias were randomized between two groups (20 in each). Patients in group ...
Sorrell Vincent L - - 2008
BACKGROUND: During mitral valve repair, patients with transesophageal echo-detected immediate postoperative systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve (SAM) and mitral regurgitation (MR) are successfully medically managed. They have been shown to do well in a short-term follow-up. However, the long-term outcome has not been investigated. The objective of this ...
Sanchez-Ledesma Maria - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to examine the effect of concomitant aortic regurgitation (AR) on percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) procedural success, short-term, and long-term clinical outcome. No large-scale study has explored the impact of coexistent AR on PMV procedural success and outcome. METHODS: Demographic, echocardiographic, and procedure-related variables ...
Loulmet Didier F - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Aortic clamping and cardioplegia delivery add complexity to performing intracardiac procedures through a right minithoracotomy. Recent publications have shown excellent patient outcomes after mitral valve (MV) procedures undertaken through thoracotomy on the fibrillating heart. We reviewed our experience with this approach. METHODS: From March 2000 to September 2006, 100 ...
Crabtree Traves D - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Mortality for patients with coronary artery disease and functional ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) remains high regardless of the treatment strategy. Data regarding risk factors, progression of MR, and cause of death in this subgroup are limited. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 257 consecutive patients undergoing mitral valve ...
Lange Ruediger - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Various devices have been proposed for ring stabilization in patients with mitral valve disease. This study reports the intermediate-term results of mitral valve repair with a new semirigid partial annuloplasty ring in a large series of patients. METHODS: A total of 437 consecutive patients were analyzed who underwent mitral ...
Chmielak Zbigniew - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) has become the procedure of choice for patients with isolated mitral stenosis. AIM: To assess immediate and long-term results of PMC and identify predictors of event-free survival. METHODS: Percutaneous mitral commissurotomy was attempted in 1380 patients (mean age 49.36+/-10.0 years) with severe mitral stenosis. RESULTS: ...
Palmen Meindert - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: We studied the long-term results of vertical plication repair of Ebstein's anomaly according to Carpentier. METHODS: Between 1988 and 2007, 28 patients (mean age 28.8+/-15.7 years, range 4-58 years) underwent vertical plication repair of Ebstein's anomaly. At operation the anomaly was classified according to Carpentier. In three patients (11%) ...
Al Tokhais Tariq - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: To date, there is no comparative study of thoracoscopic repair (TR) vs conventional open repair (COR) for tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). The aim of the study was to compare the 2 techniques in neonates with TEF. METHODS: A multi-institutional case-control study of cases of TEF was undertaken. The minimum follow-up ...
Olbrecht Vanessa A - - 2008
An upper sternal depression following Lorenz bar repair of pectus excavatum (PE) represents a partial recurrence and poses a difficult problem for the surgeon. There is no published experience detailing the management options or best course of therapy for this complication. This study presents our institutional experience in treating eight ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2008
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and long-term results (up to 18 years) of mitral balloon valvuloplasty (MBV) in children in comparison to adults. METHODS: 57 children age < or = 18 years (group A) and 474 adult patients (group B) who underwent successful ...
Mavrogeni Sophie - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the involvement of cardiac and sternocleidomastoid muscles by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurement of T2 relaxation time and the left ventricular systolic function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) on treatment with deflazacort and compare them with DMD patients without treatment. SUBJECTS: Seventeen patients with DMD ...
Richardson Lydia - - 2008
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether port-access mitral valve repair reduces the recovery period of patients compared to the conventional sternotomy approach. Using the reported search, 778 papers were identified. Thirteen papers represented the best evidence on ...
Miklos John R - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Limited information is available regarding patients' indication for seeking labiaplasty of the labia minora. AIM: The aim of this article is to investigate a patient's indications for seeking labiaplasty of the labia minora. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of the medical records of all patients undergoing labiaplasty at ...
Grigioni Francesco - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess incidence and predictors of events associated with nonsurgical and surgical management of severe mitral regurgitation (MR) in European institutions. BACKGROUND: The management of patients with MR remains disputed, warranting multicenter studies to define clinical outcome in routine clinical practice. METHODS: The ...
Kasegawa Hitoshi - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aim was to assess the long-term durability of mitral valve (MV) repair for MV prolapse using echo-Doppler evaluation. METHODS: Between July 1991 and December 2006, MV repair was performed in 603 patients with nonischemic, severe mitral regurgitation (MR). A subset of 517 ...
Ypenburg Claudia - - 2008
AIMS: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the relationship between the presence of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony at baseline and acute vs. late improvement in mitral regurgitation (MR) after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty eight patients consecutive (LV ejection fraction 23 +/- 8%) with ...
Tissières Pierre - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To characterize N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (N-proBNP) and troponin I (TnI) profile following mitral and/or aortic valve surgery and to evaluate correlations with echocardiography measures and outcome criteria. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective cross-controlled study in a university children's hospital. PATIENTS: Twenty children with acquired valvular disease requiring valvular surgery. ...
De Bonis Michele - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evolution of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients submitted to mitral repair for functional mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS: Ninety-one DCM patients (mean age 61+/-11.3) submitted to MV repair (+/-tricuspid repair) for functional MR were included. Preoperative EF was 30.9+/-6.5%, left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic volume ...
Kuntze Thomas - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve (MV) repair with premeasured Gore-Tex loops (the 'loop technique') was introduced in 1999. We assessed the early- and mid-term outcomes for the loop technique in patients with MV prolapse. METHODS: A total of 632 patients (447 male, 185 female) underwent MV repair with Gore-Tex loops for MV ...
Rodriguez Evelio - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Centers have expanded indications for robotic mitral valve repairs to include complex pathologic features. We studied our results after robotic mitral valve repair for anterior leaflet or bileaflet prolapse. METHODS: Data were collected contemporaneously on 289 patients operated on from May 2000 to September 2006. Every patient underwent preoperative ...
Tanaka Shinichiro - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of mitral valve stenosis with catheter balloon commissurotomy (CBC) yields acceptable immediate results even when one commissure shows calcification. However, the long-term outcomes in such cases remain unclear. METHODS: We examined the immediate and long-term (mean: 11+/-5 years) outcomes of 57 patients who underwent 58 CBC procedures. Patients ...
Sakamoto Yoshimasa - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Surgical treatment of a prolapsed anterior leaflet of the mitral valve is relatively difficult and controversial compared with management of a prolapsed posterior leaflet. The aim of this study was to assess the long-term results of mitral valve repair, focusing on triangular resection of the anterior leaflet. METHODS: Between ...
Flameng Willem - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: Durability assessment of mitral valve repair for degenerative valve incompetence is limited to reoperation as a primary indicator and valve-related risk factors for late death as a secondary indicator. We assessed serial echocardiographic follow-up of valve function as an indicator of the durability of mitral valve repair. METHODS AND ...
Alkan Murat - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of patients with distal hypospadias who are operated using the eccentric circummeatal-based flap (ECBF) with combined limited urethral mobilization (LUM) technique. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent distal hypospadias repair at our institution between January 2000 and ...
Góngora Enrique - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) may complicate pericardial constriction; however, its incidence, impact on outcome, and appropriate management are not defined. METHODS: Between January 1993 and March 2006, 481 adult patients underwent pericardiectomy at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Excluding those with pericardiectomy for reasons other than constriction, previous tricuspid valve surgery, ...
Kaartama T - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study was undertaken in order to evaluate the usefulness of the Euroscore in the choice and outcome of mitral valve procedures undertaken at the Helsinki University Central Hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data from 378 patients was collected. predicted mortalities were calculated for all patients using the ...
De La Zerda David J - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The use of autologous pericardium for annuloplasty during mitral valve repair is a subject of controversy; hence, the study aim was to evaluate the authors' long-term results using this technique. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 173 consecutive patients (mean age 59.6 +/- ...
Ghanei M - - 2008
The association between severity of exposure to sulfur mustard (SM) and late respiratory complications is not clear. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of late pulmonary complications in patients with mild, moderate, and severe initial symptoms of sulfur mustard exposure. This was a retrospective cohort study ...
Wang Guohua - - 2008
PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk factors of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) after left-sided valve replacement (LSVR) and plan the initial surgical treatment of TR. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-eight patients, including 217 patients in the LSVR group and 31 patients in the LSVR+DeVega group, were followed up. A retrospective analysis was ...
Patel Nishant D - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) is classically performed in heart failure patients with anteroseptal infarction. It is unknown how the extent of septal myocardial infarction (SMI) affects prognosis. We reviewed our experience to evaluate the impact of the extent of SMI on outcomes after SVR. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SVR ...
Greco Ernesto - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery was introduced into clinical practice during the mid 1990s. The clinical benefits of the technique, namely a reduction of surgical trauma, increased patient comfort and shorter hospital stay, are achieved by using a video-assisted, minithoracotomy approach rather than a ...
De La Zerda David J - - 2008
Uncorrected functional tricuspid regurgitation can lead to long-term morbidity and mortality. To evaluate our results using autologous pericardium annuloplasty to treat tricuspid regurgitation, we retrospectively reviewed 59 consecutive adult patients aged 19 years to 83 years (58.7 +/- 15.5 years) who underwent tricuspid valve annuloplasty between 2000 and 2003. Concomitant ...
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