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Levosimendan Reduces Mortality and Low Cardiac Output Syndrome in Cardiac Surgery.
BACKGROUND  There has been conflicting evidence concerning the effect of levosimendan on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Therefore, we performed a systematic review andExpand
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Managing Traps and Pitfalls During Initial Steps of an ECMO Retrieval Program Using a Miniaturized Portable System: What Have We Learned From the First Two Years?
The aim of this study was to provide early and mid-term results of the newly established extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) retrieval service in a tertiary cardiothoracic center using theExpand
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Surgical results for prosthetic versus native valve endocarditis: A multicenter analysis.
OBJECTIVES Prosthetic valve endocarditis is associated with worse outcomes compared with native valve endocarditis. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of native valve endocarditis versus prostheticExpand
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Central vs peripheral venoarterial ECMO in postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock
Central or peripheral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (va ECMO) is widely used in postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCS). Available data suggest controversial results for both types.Expand
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Thermalkalibacillus uzonensis gen. nov. sp. nov, a novel aerobic alkali-tolerant thermophilic bacterium isolated from a hot spring in Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka
A novel thermophilic, alkali-tolerant, and CO-tolerant strain JW/WZ-YB58T was isolated from green mat samples obtained from the Zarvarzin II hot spring in the Uzon Caldera, Kamchatka (Far EastExpand
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"Vascular Outlining": Augmented Imaging for Transfemoral Access-A Preclinical Investigation.
BACKGROUND  Advanced visualization software tools have been used in clinics to improve the safety and accuracy of transcatheter procedure. Imaging techniques have greatly evolved during the era ofExpand
Characteristics and outcomes of patients with right-sided endocarditis undergoing cardiac surgery.
Background There has been an increasing incidence of right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) due to the global rise of intravenous drug use (IVDU) and an increasing number of implantable cardiacExpand
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Treatment of cardiogenic shock in peripartum cardiomyopathy: Case series from a tertiary ECMO center
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) occurs toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery without previously known structural heart disease. Development of therapy‐refractory cardiogenicExpand
Multiple emboli caused by ascending aorta thrombus—Surgical approach
Embolizing aortic thrombus can be associated with severe complications. Here, we present images showing a rare presentation of an ascending aorta thrombus.