Mitral valve repair rates in degenerative mitral valve disease correlate with surgeon and hospital procedural volume.

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To determine the relationship between surgeon and hospital procedural volume, and mitral valve repair rates and 30-day mortality for degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), in Australian cardiac surgical centers.A total of […]

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Protective effect of necrosulfonamide on pulmonary ischemia

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Necroptosis plays an important role in cell death during pulmonary ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). We hypothesized that therapy with necrosulfonamide (NSA), a mixed-lineage kinase domain-like protein inhibitor, would attenuate lung IRI.Rats […]

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Congenital aortic and truncal valve reconstruction using the Ozaki technique: Short-term clinical results.

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Aortic valve reconstruction (AVRec) with neocuspidization or the Ozaki procedure with complete cusp replacement for aortic valve disease has excellent mid-term results in adults. Limited results of AVRec in pediatric […]

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The effects of increased donor support time from organ donation referral to donor procurement on heart transplant recipient survival.

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Given the known deleterious cardiac effects of brain death (BD) physiology, we hypothesized that time from cardiac donation referral to procurement (donor support time [DST]), would negatively impact cardiac transplant […]

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Endovascular treatment of complicated versus uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissection.

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The study objective was to analyze the outcomes of thoracic endovascular aortic repair performed for complicated and uncomplicated acute type B aortic dissections.Patients from WL Gore’s Global Registry for Endovascular […]

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The impact of additional antegrade pulmonary blood flow at bidirectional Glenn shunt on long-term outcomes.

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We investigated the impact of additional antegrade pulmonary blood flow on the long-term outcomes after bidirectional Glenn shunt.From 2001 to 2015, 279 patients underwent bidirectional Glenn shunt as an interim […]

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Intestinal fatty acid-binding protein and acute gastrointestinal injury grade in postoperative cardiac surgery patients.

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Gastrointestinal complications post cardiac surgery are infrequent but difficult to diagnose and carry a high mortality. Plasma intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) concentrations and the relationship between I-FABP, gastrointestinal dysfunction, […]

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Intravenous iron supplement for iron deficiency in cardiac transplant recipients (IronIC): A randomized clinical trial.

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Heart transplant recipients have reduced exercise capacity despite preserved graft function. The IronIC trial was designed to test the hypothesis that intravenous iron therapy would improve peak oxygen consumption in […]

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Optimal medical therapy with or without surgical revascularization and long-term outcomes in ischemic cardiomyopathy.

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Optimal medical therapy in patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease is associated with improved outcomes. However, whether this association is influenced by the performance of coronary artery bypass grafting […]

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Prepump autologous blood collection is associated with reduced intraoperative transfusions in aortic surgery with circulatory arrest: A propensity score-matched analysis.

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To evaluate the effect of autologous whole blood (AWB) collection on intraoperative/postoperative allogeneic blood transfusion rate in complex aortic surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest.This retrospective study included adults who underwent […]

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Clinical utility of donor-derived cell-free DNA testing in cardiac transplantation.

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Surveillance of allograft health after transplantation has traditionally relied on biopsy procedures that enable pathologic assessment for acute rejection. Noninvasive methods to assess for graft injury have been developed and […]

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The American College of Surgeons Surgical Risk Calculator performs well for pulmonary resection: A validation study.

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The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator (NSQIP SRC) was developed to estimate the risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality within 30 days of an […]

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Mid-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with mild left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a multicentre retrospective cohort study.

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Left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) is common and associated with adverse events in patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the prognosis of mild LVSD has not been clearly […]

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Clinical impact and utility of positron emission tomography on occult lymph node metastasis and survival: radical surgery for stage I lung cancer.

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The surgical result of early-staged lung cancer is not satisfactory due to unexpected postoperative lymph node metastasis and recurrence. This study aimed to investigate which preoperative factors-including the standard uptake […]

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Non-pledget commissural suture technique to avoid atrioventricular block.

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Here, we report our unique “non-pledget commissural suture technique” to avoid complete atrioventricular block during surgical aortic valve replacement, whereby all commissural stiches are made in a figure-of-eight fashion without […]

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Trajectory and profile of quality of life in patients undergoing lung resection for lung cancer during hospitalization according to the EQ-5D.

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To clarify the trajectory and profile of quality of life (QOL) in lung cancer patients undergoing surgery during hospitalization.Among prospectively enrolled 279 patients between 2015 and 2018, we used the […]

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Native lung complications after living-donor lobar lung transplantation.

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Living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT) is viable for critically ill patients in situations of donor shortage. Because it is sometimes difficult to find 2 ideal living donors with suitable graft […]

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