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Cause of death in adults with congenital heart disease - An analysis of the German National Register for Congenital Heart Defects.
BACKGROUND Due to the great advances in the care of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), mortality has decreased significantly over the last decades. Nonetheless, mortality for adults withExpand
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Echocardiographic and Electrocardiographic Findings of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne and Becker–Kiener Muscular Dystrophies
We assessed the cardiac findings in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker–Kiener muscular dystrophy (BMD) patients in the large outpatient group of our single-center institution. The analysisExpand
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Clinical review: Thyroid hormone replacement in children after cardiac surgery – is it worth a try?
Cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass produces a generalized systemic inflammatory response, resulting in increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. Under these circumstances, a typicalExpand
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Three decades of follow-up of aortic and pulmonary vascular lesions in the Williams-Beuren syndrome.
The diagnostic criteria of the Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS) were established almost 3 decades ago. Until now there has been little knowledge about the natural and post-surgical history of vascularExpand
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Cardiopulmonary bypass in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia using Org 10172.
BACKGROUND In patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia undergoing cardiac operations, anticoagulation with heparin should be avoided. The low-molecular-weight glycosaminoglycan Orgaran has beenExpand
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Assessment of Myocardial Function in Pediatric Patients with Operated Tetralogy of Fallot: Preliminary Results with 2D Strain Echocardiography
The global myocardial function in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) can be assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and measurement of B-type natriuretic peptides.Expand
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Heart rate effects on strain and strain rate in healthy children.
Based on myocardial Doppler echocardiography, regional strain (S) and strain rate (SR) can be evaluated as regional parameters of ventricular function. The use of these techniques in clinicalExpand
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Extracorporeal life support in pediatric cardiac dysfunction
BackgroundLow cardiac output (LCO) after corrective surgery remains a serious complication in pediatric congenital heart diseases (CHD). In the case of refractory LCO, extra corporeal life supportExpand
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Factor V Leiden, protein C, and lipoprotein (a) in catheter-related thrombosis in childhood: a prospective study.
OBJECTIVE To determine the association between catheter-related thromboses and hereditary causes of thrombophilia, including the factor V Leiden mutation, deficiencies of protein C or protein S, orExpand
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Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defect with a new self centring device (“angel wings”)
Objective To investigate the safety, efficacy, and clinical application of a new self centring device (“angel wings”) for closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD II) and persistent foramenExpand
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