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  1. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to compare the morbidity associated with long saphenous vein harvesting using the traditional open technique (A) against a minimally invasive technique using the Mayo vein strip...

    Authors: Zahid Mahmood, Sammy Al Benna, Udim Nkere and Andrew Murday

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:15

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Patients who have prolonged stay in intensive care unit (ICU) are associated with adverse outcomes. Such patients have cost implications and can lead to shortage of ICU beds. We aimed to develop a preoperative...

    Authors: Sanjay V Ghotkar, Antony D Grayson, Brian M Fabri, Walid C Dihmis and D Mark Pullan

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:14

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  3. Content type: Case study

    A simplified means of arterial cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass in small neonates and those infants with diminutive aortas, or requiring reconstruction of the ascending aorta, is presented. It involves s...

    Authors: Christopher J Knott-Craig, Peter Pastuszko and Edward D Overholt

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:13

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, manipulations on the beating heart can lead to transient interruptions of myocardial oxygen supply, which can generate an accumulation of oxygen-dependent metabolite...

    Authors: Franziska H Bernet, David Reineke, Hans-Reinhard Zerkowski and Doan Baykut

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:12

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  5. Content type: Case report

    Left ventricular free wall rupture after myocardial infarction has a high mortality. Suturing techniques of repair may be technically difficult and require cardiopulmonary bypass. We report a case of left vent...

    Authors: Hunaid A Vohra, Samena Chaudhry, Christopher MR Satur, Mary Heber, Rob Butler and Paul D Ridley

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:11

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  6. Content type: Case report

    The use of apical suction devices has been well described for maintaining satisfactory haemodynamics during off-pump surgical coronary revascularization. Its expanded use has been described in a few other situ...

    Authors: Manoj Kuduvalli, Colin Monaghan and Brian M Fabri

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:9

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Trauma is the third most common cause of death in the West. In the US, approximately 90,000 deaths annually are traumatic in nature and over 75% of casualties from blunt trauma are due to chest injuries. Cardi...

    Authors: Pankaj Kaul, Ganti Somsekhar and Graeme Macauley

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:8

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  8. Content type: Review

    Aortic stenosis is the most common valvular heart disease affecting up to 4% of the elderly population. It can be associated with dilatation of the ascending aorta and subsequent dissection. Post-stenotic dila...

    Authors: Emma Wilton and Marjan Jahangiri

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:7

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The morphological and functional differences between arteries and veins may have implications on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) survival. Although subjective differences have been observed between radial ...

    Authors: William CF Chong, Peter Collins, Carolyn M Webb, Anthony C De Souza, John R Pepper, Christopher S Hayward and Neil E Moat

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To assess variations in decisions to revascularise patients with coronary heart disease between general cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons

    Authors: MA Denvir, JP Pell, AJ Lee, J Rysdale, RJ Prescott, H Eteiba, A Walker, P Mankad and IR Starkey

    Citation: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2006 1:2

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