Angelika Jovin

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 30-40% of patients presenting for mitral valve surgery. In patients undergoing mitral valve repair, the presence of AF may be associated with increased mortality and morbidity and this is also the case in patients in whom AF persists postoperatively. Advances in understanding the pathogenesis of AF led to techniques(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-operative autologous blood donation is used to reduce the need of allogeneic blood in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery operations, but it is not clear what impact the blood donation has on the post-operative course of these patients. METHODS We studied the post-operative course of 210 patients who pre-donated autologous blood(More)
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