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Aortic insuficiency

Pablo Maria Alberto Pomerantzeff, Carlos Manuel de Almeida Brandão, Osanan Amorim Leite Filho, Marco Antônio Vieira Guedes, Marcos Floripes da Silva, Max Grinberg, Noedir Antônio Groppo Stolf
OBJECTIVE: Mitral valve repair in rheumatic patients is still a challenge. The purpose of this study is to analyze the results of mitral valve repair in rheumatic patients in the Heart Institute University of Sao Paulo Medical School. METHODS: Were analyzed retrospectively, between 1985 and 2005, 330 patients submitted to mitral valve repair in the Heart Institute of São Paulo. The mean age was 26.9 +/- 15.4 years and 57.6% were female. According do clinical evaluation, 39...
October 2009: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
Tadeusz Przewłocki, Anna Kabłak-Ziembicka, Wiesława Tracz, Artur Kozanecki, Grzegorz Kopeć, Paweł Rubiś, Magdalena Kostkiewicz, Agnieszka Rosławiecka, Daniel Rzeźnik, Tomasz Stompór
BACKGROUND: Renal dysfunction is an important factor of cardiovascular risk. Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is a potential cause of secondary hypertension and by renal ischemia may lead to progressive renal insuficiency. In RAS patients a significant increase in prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as revascularisation rate and mortality rate was observed. AIM: To determine the prevalence of RAS in patients with suspected CAD. METHODS: The study group consisted of 1036 consecutive patients (700 men; 67...
August 2008: Kardiologia Polska
R Barragán Garcia, F Rodríguez, F López Soriano
Fourteen patients (18.5%) are presented from a total of 78 patients who received a Starr-Edwards prosthesis Model No. 2320 with a Telfon covering, in an aortic position. In the late post-operative period these patients developed complications which merited a surgical reintervention. Twelve of these were operated on to substitute this prosthesis for a distinct type and model. In the other two the teflon covering on the cage of the prosthesis was dried thoroughly. The most frequent complication which made it necessary to reoperate was hemolysis, which would not cede to intense medical treatment...
July 1978: Archivos del Instituto de Cardiología de México
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