ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLES

Choice of approaches for surgical correction of tricuspid pathology in patients with rheumatic multi-valvular heart disease

Our study demonstrated that correction of tricuspid valve disease in our cohort of patients, including valve repair and replacement and reconstructive surgery of fibrous ring alone or in combination with mitral or aortic valve replacement/ repair is accompanied by reduction of tricuspid regurgitation and reduction of cardiac chamber size and right ventricular pressure. No complications intrinsic to operative technique of tricuspid valve reconstructive surgery as advanced atrioventricular block or myocardial ischemia and infarction were recorded.

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REVIEW

Postpericardiotomy syndrome and its complications: prevalence, clinical significance and management

In this review, we summarized current evidence on clinical significance, outcomes and management of postpericardiotomy syndrome and its complications developing after cardiac operations.

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CASE REPORTS

A funnel shaped pannus formation above the mitral prosthetic valve diagnosed with real time three-dimensional echocardiography

Stent thrombosis (ST) is a known severe complication following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We present two rare cases of very late stent thrombosis (VLST) occurring beyond ten years post initial drug eluting stent (DES) deployment, which has not previously been documented. Additionally, one patient experienced recurrent episodes of VLST within the same vessel. The cases demonstrate different contributing factors for VLST development.

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