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Long-term survival following left ventricular aneurysmectomy.
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PMID:  6654958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ninety-four patients who underwent left ventricular aneurysmectomy between 1971 and 1980 are reviewed. In thirty-four cases this operation was combined with myocardial revascularisation. The overall hospital mortality was 6% with a five-year survival of 72% +/- 6%. Symptomatology dominated by dyspnoea, a raised left ventricular end diastolic pressure (L.V.E.D.P.) and ventricular dysrhythmias adversely affected survival. Combined myocardial revascularisation did not affect the hospital mortality but was associated with a trend toward improved long-term survival in two groups of patients viz those presenting with predominant angina and those with major stenoses of two or more coronary arteries. Fifteen patients agreed prospectively to post-operative cardiac catheterisation. Despite symptomatic relief no improvement in L.V.E.D.P. or ejection fraction was demonstrated in this group.
P J Ratcliffe; P Kay; P J Oldershaw; K Dawkins; L Cotter; S C Lennox; M Paneth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1983 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / complications
Dyspnea / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Aneurysm / surgery*
Heart Catheterization
Middle Aged
Myocardial Revascularization
Postoperative Complications / mortality
Stroke Volume

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