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Aybek Tayfun - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Our early experience with the mural annulus shortening suture procedure for mitral valve repair showed superior hemodynamic performance over ring annuloplasty. The aim of this study was to assess the durability of the mural annulus shortening suture procedure and evaluate our 7-year experience regarding valve function, hemodynamic performance, and ...
Sampath Kumar Arkalgud - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To assess the results of aortic valve replacement with the pulmonary autograft in patients with rheumatic heart disease. METHODS: From October 1993 through September 2003, 81 rheumatic patients with aortic valve disease, mean age 29.5+/-11.9 years (11-56 years) underwent, the Ross procedure with root replacement technique. Forty patients were ...
Akins Cary W - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Although the incidence of paravalular leaks, the most common cause of non-structural dysfunction after valve replacement, is well defined, the results of their surgical correction are not. Given the growing enthusiasm for interventional catheter-based correction of paravalvular leaks, a current surgical baseline against which ...
Koyama Tadaaki - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate structure-oriented left ventricular volume reduction surgery (LVVRS). The purpose of this study was to report the early and mid-term results of left volume reduction surgery for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). METHODS: We performed LVVRS on 29 patients with DCM. The age of the patient ranged from 8 to ...
Ryan William H - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Mitral surgery in selected patients using femoral cannulation, percutaneous retrograde cardioplegia and endoballoon aortic occlusion with a 4-5 cm thoracotomy is felt to carry a higher operative risk than sternotomy with conventional cannulation. Herein, the authors compared their experience of the first 117 'Heartport' ...
Eid Fawzy Mohamed - - 2005
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and value of percutaneous mitral balloon valvotomy (PMBV) in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic patients with severe mitral stenosis (MS). There are very limited data supporting the concept of PMBV in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic patients with severe MS. We analyzed ...
Bar-Yosef Yuval - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: The characteristics of the megameatus intact prepuce (MIP) hypospadias variant present a unique challenge to surgeons. Dissatisfaction with the results of conventional repair methods led to the emergence of several alternative surgical approaches, including the glanular approximation (GAP) and pyramid procedures. The application of tubularized, incised plate (TIP) urethroplasty ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2005
This study compared immediate with long-term results of mitral balloon valvotomy (MBV) in patients who underwent MBV as an initial procedure versus those who underwent repeat MBV. Fifty-six patients who were a mean age of 28 +/- 8.8 years (group A) and had mitral restenosis after surgical or balloon commissurotomy ...
Shah Ashish S - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The utility of mitral valve repair (MV repair) has been well documented in patients with normal left ventricular function. Few studies, however, have specifically examined outcomes of isolated MV repair in patients with decreased left ventricular function. The purpose of the present study is to review a modern experience ...
Maoqin Shu - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) has become the procedure of choice for isolated, uncomplicated mitral stenosis (MS) with favorable morphology and may be a useful method for surgical high-risk conditions such as advanced age, the presence of severe tricuspid regurgitation, New York Heart Association (NYHA) class IV at presentation, ...
Kim Do Hyung do - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The Nuss procedure is a newly developed operative method for minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum in pediatric patients. However, the surgical indication for this procedure has been extended into adult patients. The aim of this study was to assess the surgical outcome of the Nuss procedure in different ...
Wippermann Jens - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Positioning of a mechanical prosthesis outside the native annulus facilitates mitral valve replacement, especially when the annulus is small and calcified, and preservation of the posterior leaflet (PML) is desired. Herein is described the authors' initial experience with a new mechanical bileaflet prosthesis comprising ...
Ruttmann Elfriede - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: Mitral repair in active infective endocarditis still remains controversial. Several studies demonstrate the feasibility of mitral repair in infective endocarditis; however, superiority of repair has never been shown. The aim of the investigation was to compare valve repair and valve replacement in respect to the extent of destruction and ...
Matsukuma Seiji - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Posterior autologous pericardial annuloplasty is an option in mitral valve repair. However, the durability of posterior pericardial annuloplasty remains controversial. METHODS: From June 1999 to July 2004, 49 patients (18 male and 31 female; mean age, 64 +/- 12 years) with isolated posterior leaflet prolapse received posterior autologous pericardial ...
Soufflet V V Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, - - 2005
The number of adult patients with surgical repaired congenital heart defects increases continuously. We were interested to compare late outcome after partial and complete atrioventricular defect repair (pAVSD and cAVSD, respectively) and to determine the most important reason for re-intervention. All patients older than 16 years, who underwent partial or ...
Matsunaga Akira - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Despite correction of left-sided cardiac lesions, associated functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) that was surgically ignored can persist. It can also appear de novo. The aim of this study was to analyze TR in a group of patients who underwent successful revascularization and mitral valve repair (MVRep) for functional ischemic ...
Barreiro Christopher J - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The impact of mitral regurgitation (MR) on elderly patients (> or = 70 years) undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR) is not clearly defined. This study investigates the long-term effects of preoperative, moderate MR on survival and functional outcome in elderly AVR patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: A retrospective review ...
Sanchez Pedro L - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Differences in age, clinical characteristics, and valve morphology may account for controversial results of percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMV). METHODS: We have previously reported the immediate and long-term clinical follow-up (50 +/- 45 months) of 879 patients who underwent PMV at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In the present study, ...
Elbl Lubomir - - 2005
The authors conducted an 8-year prospective non-randomised study to determine whether dexrazoxane (ICRF-187) would reduce late anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in patients treated in childhood for haematological malignancy. The authors examined prospectively 75 patients (40 male/35 female) aged 2-17 years (median 6.5 years) at the time of diagnosis. The cardioprotection was given ...
McElhinney Doff B - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Severe congenital mitral stenosis (MS) is a rare anomaly that is frequently associated with additional left heart obstructions. Anatomic treatments for congenital MS include balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMVP), surgical mitral valvuloplasty (SMVP), and mitral valve replacement (MVR), although the optimal therapeutic strategy is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between 1985 ...
Elbl Lubomir - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The authors conducted a retrospective study to determine whether dexrazoxane (ICRF-187) would reduce late anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in patients treated in childhood for hematological malignancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The authors examined 108 patients (63 male, 45 female) 5-29 years old, (median 15 years). All patients were in long-term remission of ...
van der Lee Chris - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA) and septal myectomy combined with mitral leaflet extension (MLE) in symptomatic hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy patients with an enlarged anterior mitral valve leaflet (AMVL). Both PTSMA and myectomy reduce septal thickness and left ventricular outflow tract ...
Balaram Sandhya K - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Extended myectomy for left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has good long-term results. In addition to the midseptal resection (R) for HCM, our group has introduced a novel variation in anterior leaflet plication (P) and release (R) of papillary muscle attachments. We sought to ...
Alexiou Christos - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Preservation of the native mitral valve provides important advantages over valve replacement. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of training for mitral valve repair on the outcome. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2004, 471 patients underwent mitral valve repair procedures in a single firm. Of these ...
Kamblock Joél - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aim was to describe the clinical spectrum and mechanism of acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) observed during first episodes of rheumatic fever (RF), and to identify prognostic factors related to the short-term outcome. METHODS: Since 1990, 44 patients (mean age 9.2 +/- ...
Wood Alfred E - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric mitral valve anomalies present complex management challenges to the surgeon, who may have to choose between valve replacement or repair. We review our 18 years of experience to establish the long-term outcomes of pediatric mitral repair. METHODS: Forty-five children (22 boys) with mitral valve anomalies were studied. Mitral ...
Doukas G - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and echocardiographic outcome after mitral valve (MV) repair for active culture positive infective MV endocarditis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 1996 and 2004, 36 patients (mean (SD) age 53 (18) years) with positive blood culture up to three weeks before surgery (or positive culture of material ...
Kutay Veysel - - 2005
The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with giant left atrium ( > 6.5 cm) after mitral valve replacement. From January 2000 to September 2002, a total of 126 patients who had undergone mitral valve replacement were divided into two groups according ...
Fawzy M E - - 2005
To assess the safety, efficacy, and long term results of mitral balloon valvotomy (MBV) for rheumatic mitral stenosis in children and adolescents in comparison to adults. The results of 468 patients with mitral stenosis who underwent successful MBV and were followed up for 0.5-13 years were analysed. Patients were divided ...
Zegdi Rachid - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Several investigators have reported the feasibility of mitral valve repair in active endocarditis, but the long-term results are still unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed 37 consecutive patients who underwent mitral valve repair with the Carpentier technique for active endocarditis in our center between 1989 and 1994. This repair ...
Romano Matthew A - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Anterior leaflet repair continues to pose significant operative challenges, particularly in patients with retracted or "short" anterior leaflets, due to rheumatic or radiation induced mitral valve disease. This often results in abandonment of repair in favor of mitral valve replacement, requiring anticoagulation and altering left ventricular (LV) function and ...
Matsunaga Akira - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Mitral valve (MV) repair is generally accepted as the preferred treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR) with MV prolapse secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). However, the incidence of successful valve repair is variable between hospitals and among different surgeons at one hospital, and ...
Khargi Krishna - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: Concomitant anti-arrhythmic procedures, to treat permanent atrial fibrillation, are not routinely performed in non-mitral valve surgery, such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and aortic valve (AVR) procedures. This study evaluated the sinus rhythm (SR) conversion rate of a concomitant anti-arrhythmia procedure in non-mitral valve surgery compared to mitral ...
Nagendran Jayan - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of mitral valve surgery in octogenarians. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from January 1996 to March 2004 at two surgical centers. Of 1386 consecutive patients with mitral valve surgery, 58 (4.2%) were aged > or = 80 years. Survival data were analyzed using Cox proportional ...
Oertel Joachim - - 2005
The benefit of the current strategy for diagnosis (magnetic resonance, [MR] imaging) and treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) of gliomas, in contrast to the standard treatment in use before MR imaging and the microsurgical era, has not yet been determined. A retrospective statistical analysis was performed for all patients with glioma ...
Fawzy Mohamed Eid - - 2005
AIMS: To assess the long-term outcome of mitral balloon valvotomy (MBV) and identify predictors of restenosis- and event-free survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: We report the immediate and long-term clinical and echocardiographic results in 493 patients, mean age 31+/-11, who underwent successful MBV and were followed-up for 0.5-15 years (median 5+/-3) ...
Ozer Sema - - 2005
Patients with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) admitted to a tertiary hospital in Ankara between January 1999 and July 2002 were studied cross-sectionally to verify the clinical profile and were followed during the acute period. All patients were investigated for throat culture, streptococcal serologic study, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ...
Al-Radi Osman O - - 2005
BACKGROUND: We compared mitral repair to replacement in patients with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR), due to left ventricular dysfunction (LV-IMR) or papillary muscle infarction (PM-IMR). METHODS: Patients with IMR undergoing repair (n = 65) or replacement (n = 137) from 1990 to 2001 were evaluated. There were 87 patients ...
Arena F - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To assess the results of surgical correction of incomplete penoscrotal transposition and bifid scrotum using the Glenn-Anderson technique, and its impact on subsequent definitive urethroplasties and final outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 31 children that underwent two-stage repair for incomplete penoscrotal transposition with severe hypospadias and bifid ...
Guérios Enio E - - 2005
The metallic commissurotome (MC) technique is a cheaper alternative to the Inoue balloon (IB) technique for percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV). There are no randomized trials comparing these techniques with longer follow-up of the patients. The objective of this study was to compare the immediate results and short- and medium-term follow-up ...
Ereminiene Egle - - 2005
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling impairment on postoperative results in patients with low LV ejection fraction (EF) undergoing combined coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and mitral valve (MV) repair. METHODS AND RESULTS: Study population consisted of 53 ...
Mohr Friedrich W - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Our aim is to describe the clinical experience with stentless mitral valve (SMV) replacement with special focus on the functionality of the SMV. METHODS: Fifty-two patients (68 +/- 8.5 years old; 36 female) have been prospectively evaluated since August 1997. The chordally supported SMV (Quattro) was implanted for mitral ...
Cui Han-bin - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether intrapericardial urokinase irrigation along with pericardiocentesis could prevent pericardial constriction in patients with infectious exudative pericarditis. METHODS: A total of 94 patients diagnosed as infectious exudative pericarditis (34 patients with purulent pericarditis and 60 with tuberculous pericarditis, the disease courses of all patients were less than ...
Minami Kazu - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We have used artificial chordal replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures for mitral valve repair in children and reported favorable early clinical results. In this article we evaluate the midterm results of mitral valve repair with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene sutures in 39 children. METHODS: From April 1995 through September 2003, mitral ...
Kshettry Vibhu R - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The CarboMedics AnnuloFlex annuloplasty system includes a flexible ring that may be implanted as a complete or partial ring to correct mitral annular dilatation by reinforcement of the entire annulus, or only the posterior portion of the annulus. The study aim was to evaluate ...
Ates Azman - - 2005
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term survival and valve-related complications as well as prognostic factors for mid- and long-term outcome after closed mitral commissurotomy, covering a follow-up period of 14 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 1989 and 2003, 36 patients (28 women and 8 men, mean age 28.8 +/- 6.1 years) underwent ...
Shahin Ghada M M - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical and echocardiographic outcomes for the semi-flexible Carpentier-Edwards Physio and the rigid Classic mitral annuloplasty ring. METHODS: Ninety-six patients were randomized for either a Classic (n = 53) or a Physio (n = 43) ring from October 1995 through July 1997. Mean follow-up was 5.1 years (range ...
Walther Thomas - - 2005
Stentless mitral valve (SMV) replacement is an intriguing concept to preserve the functionality of the physiological mitral valve (MV). Beginning in August 1997 to date, 51 patients, 35 females and 16 males (age: 68.3+/-8.4 years), with severe MV disease (stenosis 25, incompetence 17, mixed lesion 9) received a chordally supported ...
Tsuchida Yuichi - - 2005
To investigate the usefulness of epiphyseal quotient (EQ) measurement for outcome prediction in patients with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was performed in 26 patients with unilateral LCPD within 6 months of the disease onset and subsequently once every 3 months. All the patients were treated conservatively in ...
Tomita Yukihiro - - 2005
PURPOSE: There are an increasing number of reports concerning mitral valve repair by a reconstruction of the chordae tendinae using expanded polytetrafluoro-ethylene (PTFE) sutures. However, little information is available about extended application or results of this technique for an extended prolapse of the anterior mitral leaflets. METHODS: Between July 1991 ...
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