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Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support in Pediatric Patients.
This retrospective study reviews our results regarding the long-term support in pediatric patients using two ventricular assist systems between January 2008 and April 2014. We implanted the BerlinExpand
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Heart Transplantation in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: Experience With 15 Patients
End-stage congenital heart disease (CHD) is an important indication for pediatric heart transplantation (HTx) as well as transplantation in adult populations. The purpose of this retrospectiveExpand
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Acute and chronic response of the right ventricle to surgically induced pressure and volume overload--an analysis of pressure-volume relations.
We aimed to determine the response of the right ventricle (RV) to surgically induced pressure and volume overload in both acute and chronic settings. Four-month-old sheep were operated via leftExpand
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Bovine Jugular Veins versus Homografts in the Pulmonary Position: An Analysis across Two Centers and 711 Patients-Conventional Comparisons and Time Status Graphs as a New Approach.
BACKGROUND Various diseases and diversity in implantation ages, together with evolving diagnostic and therapeutic options, hinder comparative evaluations of long-term outcomes for valved conduitsExpand
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Left ventricular rotation and right–left ventricular interaction in congenital heart disease: the acute effects of interventional closure of patent arterial ducts and atrial septal defects*
Abstract Background Left ventricular rotation is physiologically affected by acute changes in preload. We investigated the acute effect of preload changes in chronically underloaded and overloadedExpand
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Percutaneous closure of a gigantic patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with pulmonary hypertension with an atrial septal defect occluder in a 35-year-old woman
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a common form of congenital heart defects (CHD); it counts for about 5–10 % of all CHD with an incidence of one in 2,500–5,000 live births [1]. In general, volumeExpand
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The “Polar Light Sign” is a useful tool to detect discrete membranous supravalvular mitral stenosis
Abstract Mitral valve stenosis caused by a discrete supravalvular membrane is a rare congenital malformation haemodynamically leading to significant mitral valve stenosis. When the supravalvularExpand
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Percutaneous implantation of the Edwards SAPIEN™ pulmonic valve: initial results in the first 22 patients
BackgroundPercutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) was introduced in 2000 as an interventional procedure for the treatment of right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction. The newExpand
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Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cell Transplantation Preserves Right Ventricular Function in a Novel Model of Chronic Right Ventricular Volume Overload
We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of autologous umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell (UCMNC) transplantation on right ventricular (RV) function in a novel model of chronic RV volumeExpand
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Endocardial Pacing After Fontan‐Type Procedures
Background: Sinus node dysfunction is a frequent complication of Fontan‐type procedure. Epicardial pacing is considered as the standard treatment for these patients.
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