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  • Gianfranco Butera, Mário Carminati, +6 authors Alessandro Frigiola
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • 2007 (First Publication: 1 September 2007)
  • OBJECTIVES We sought to analyze safety, efficacy, and follow-up results of percutaneous closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (pmVSD). BACKGROUND Results of pmVSD transcatheterContinue Reading
  • Gianfranco Butera, Enrico Romagnoli, +8 authors Alessandro Frigiola
  • Medicine
  • American heart journal
  • 2008 (First Publication: 1 October 2008)
  • BACKGROUND Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is a valid alternative to surgical approach. Current device has significantly improved the success rate also in complex cases. The aim ofContinue Reading
  • Santi Trimarchi, Kim A. Eagle, +16 authors Eric M. Isselbacher
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular…
  • 2010 (First Publication: 1 October 2010)
  • OBJECTIVE The increasing life expectancy of the population will likely be accompanied by a rise in the incidence of acute type A aortic dissection. However, because of an increased risk of cardiacContinue Reading
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Allogeneic blood products transfusions are associated with an increased morbidity and mortality risk in cardiac surgery. At present, a few transfusion risk scores have beenContinue Reading
  • Marisa Di Donato, Serenella Castelvecchio, +4 authors Lorenzo A Menicanti
  • Medicine
  • The Annals of thoracic surgery
  • 2009 (First Publication: 1 February 2009)
  • BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction can result in a spectrum of left ventricular (LV) shape abnormalities. Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) can be applied to any, but there are no data that relateContinue Reading
    IntroductionCentral venous oxygen saturation and blood lactate are different indices of the adequacy of oxygen delivery to the oxygen needs. In pediatric cardiac surgery, lactate level and kineticsContinue Reading