Alexander Y Omelchenko

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OBJECTIVES To present and share our experience in perventricular device closure of ventricular septal defects in patients less than 1 year old. METHODS From 2012-2014, 51 patients less than 1 year old with ventricular septal defects were operated on with minimally invasive transthoracic device closure under the guidance of transoesophageal(More)
OBJECTIVES Optimal cerebral and visceral protection is crucial in aortic arch surgery. The main method for this protection has traditionally been deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). Recently, antegrade cerebral perfusion with moderate hypothermia has become the preferred strategy for adult patients and some children undergoing aortic arch surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our first experience in perventricular closure of ventricular septal defect, which is in our opinion, an important adjunct to current ventricular septal defect treatment options. BACKGROUND Surgical closure under cardiopulmonary bypass is the treatment of choice for a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. Percutaneous techniques(More)
OBJECTIVES Perventricular device closure (PVDC) of ventricular septal defects (VSDs) has demonstrated excellent clinical results. However, no prospective studies have compared PVDC with the conventional approach (CA). METHODS Between June 2012 and August 2014, 640 consecutive patients with isolated VSD were enrolled in the study, and randomized into the(More)
We describe a new technique of perventricular closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect on a beating heart using transesophageal echocardiography guidance and video-assisted thoracoscopy. Ventricular septal defects were closed successfully, and no shunts, rhythm disorders, or valve incompetence developed during the short hospital stay. This(More)
Currently, minimally invasive cardiac surgery has found widespread use even in congenital heart surgery. The number of defects, which can be corrected through a small incision or totally endoscopic, is on the rise. Nowadays, surgeons can repair atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and other congenital heart defects using(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our prospective randomized study was to compare modified reverse aortoplasty (MRA) and extended end-to-end anastomosis (EEA). METHODS We have assessed the operative correction results in 54 infants with coarctation of the aorta and distal aortic arch hypoplasia who underwent primary repair in our institute between July 2013 and(More)
Over the past decade, minimally invasive approaches have been advocated for surgical correction of congenital defects to reduce costs related to hospitalization and for improved cosmesis. Minimal skin incisions and partial sternotomy reduce surgical trauma, however these techniques might not be successful in treating a number of congenital pathological(More)
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