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Outcomes of transcatheter mitral valve replacement for degenerated bioprostheses, failed annuloplasty rings, and mitral annular calcification
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The TMVR provided excellent outcomes for patients with degenerated bioprostheses despite high surgical risk, however, ViR and ViMAC were associated with higher rates of adverse events and mid-term mortality compared with ViV. Expand
Transcatheter Therapies for Treating Tricuspid Regurgitation.
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Currently available transcatheter treatment options for severe TR implanted at different levels are described: the junction between vena cavae and right atrium; the tricuspid annulus; or between TV leaflets, improving coaptation. Expand
Percutaneous Left-Ventricular Support With the Impella-2.5–Assist Device in Acute Cardiogenic Shock: Results of the Impella–EUROSHOCK-Registry
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In patients with acute cardiogenic shock from acute myocardial infarction, Impella 2.5–treatment is feasible and results in a reduction of lactate levels, suggesting improved organ perfusion, however, 30-day mortality remains high in these patients. Expand
Axillary artery cannulation: routine use in ascending aorta and aortic arch replacement.
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The results suggest that axillary artery cannulation, successful in 95% of patients, may be the optimal technique for reducing perfusion-related morbidity and adverse outcome in operations for acute dissection, atherosclerotic, and degenerative aneurysmal disease. Expand
Heterotopic transcatheter tricuspid valve implantation: first-in-man application of a novel approach to tricuspid regurgitation
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Transcatheter treatment of severe TR by caval valve implantation is feasible resulting in an immediate abolition of IVC regurgitation and mid-term clinical improvement, and in selected non-surgical patients, caval valves implantation may become a therapeutic option to treat venous regurgitations and improve associated non-cardiac diseases. Expand
Mild hypothermia protects the spinal cord from ischemic injury in a chronic porcine model.
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Observations indicate that mild hypothermia dramatically increases the tolerance of the spinal cord to ischemia in the pig, and therefore suggests that cooling to 32.0 degrees C should be encouraged during surgery which may compromise spinal cord blood supply. Expand
Impella Support for Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock: Matched-Pair IABP-SHOCK II Trial 30-Day Mortality Analysis
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In this retrospective analysis of patients with AMI-CS, the use of an Impella device was not associated with lower 30-day mortality compared with matched patients from the IABP-SHOCK II trial treated with an IABp or medical therapy. Expand
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis.
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In high-risk patients with LG-AS, TAVI is associated with a significantly higher mortality at 30 days and at 1 year, however, long-term survivors benefit from TAVi with functional improvement and a significantly increased quality of life. Expand
The Occlutech Figulla PFO and ASD occluder: a new nitinol wire mesh device for closure of atrial septal defects.
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The novel Occlutech devices appear to be safe, feasible and effective for PFO and ASD closure, with a significant reduction of the meshwork and absence of left atrial central pin. Expand
Percutaneous bicaval valve implantation for transcatheter treatment of tricuspid regurgitation: clinical observations and 12-month follow-up.
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The human application and 12-month follow-up after first bicaval implantation of self- expanding valves into the superior (SVC) and inferior (IVC) vena cava as interventional concept for severe tricuspid regurgitation is reported. Expand
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