Daniel Zimpfer

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OBJECTIVES Interagency Registry for Mechanical Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) Level I patients have the highest early mortality after ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation. This is determined by the exposure of patients in shock with acutely damaged end-organs and high catecholamine support to a significant surgical trauma. We report our(More)
BACKGROUND Supraaortic branches limit extended application of endovascular aortic repair. For this purpose, we applied extensive reconstructions. METHODS Between October 2002 and March 2005, 11 patients (mean age 72.3 years) presented with acute or chronic aortic diseases originating from the aortic arch (arch aneurysms n=8, type B dissections n=3).(More)
BACKGROUND The HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) (St. Jude Medical Inc., St Paul, MN) with full magnetic levitation allows for wide and consistent blood flow paths and an artificial pulse designed for enhanced hemocompatibility. The HeartMate 3 received market approval in the European Union in 2015 following completion of a multicenter(More)
GOAL Rotary blood pumps (RBPs) typically support the left ventricle by pumping blood from the ventricle to the aorta, partially bypassing the aortic valve (AV). Monitoring the AV opening during RBP support would provide important information about cardiac-pump interaction. However, currently this information is not continuously available. In this study, an(More)
Dream work in therapeutic environments is reviewed, exploring the benefits and limitations of dreams. The application of dreams to groups and the impact of the work on group process and interaction is discussed. The integration of dream-work models within various group psychotherapeutic approaches is examined. A meta-classification of dream-work concludes(More)
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