Elmar W. Kuhn

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OBJECTIVES Antifibrinolytics are widely used in cardiac surgery to save blood perioperatively. In the present study we evaluated the hemostatic effects of tranexamic acid (TXA) to decrease bleeding tendency and transfusion requirements in high-risk patients following transapical aortic valve implantation (TA-AVI). METHODS A retrospective analysis was(More)
The aim of this investigation was to analyze the impact of intermittent cold blood cardioplegia (ICC) and intermittent warm blood cardioplegia (IWC) on endothelial injury in patients referred to elective on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Patients undergoing CABG procedures were randomized to either ICC or IWC. Myocardial injury was(More)
Background Double-chambered right ventricle is a partial separation of the right ventricle by pathological tissue. This anomaly is described in infants and children but can also be diagnosed in young adults. Case Description A 47-year-old patient presented with chest pain and exercise intolerance. Further evaluation revealed a double-chambered right(More)
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