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Healthcare-associated prosthetic heart valve, aortic vascular graft, and disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to open heart surgery.
AIMS We identified 10 patients with disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infections subsequent to open-heart surgery at three European Hospitals. Infections originated from the heater-cooler unit ofExpand
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Aneurysms of the Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary artery (PA) aneurysms (PAAs) are rare and infrequently diagnosed. Deterling and Clagett1 discovered 8 cases of PAAs in 109 571 consecutive postmortem examinations. PAAs generally occurredExpand
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Surgical ventricular restoration in the treatment of congestive heart failure due to post-infarction ventricular dilation.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test how surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) affects early and late survival in a registry of 1,198 post-anterior infarction congestive heart failureExpand
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Non-surgical bleeding in patients with ventricular assist devices could be explained by acquired von Willebrand disease.
OBJECTIVE Outcomes after ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation have significantly improved during the last decade. However, bleeding episodes remain a serious complication of VAD support. ThisExpand
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The German Aortic Valve Registry: 1-year results from 13,680 patients with aortic valve disease.
OBJECTIVES The German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY) seeks to provide information on a real-world, all-comers basis for patients undergoing aortic valve interventions. This registry comprises patientsExpand
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Cystic medial degeneration of the aorta is associated with p53 accumulation, Bax upregulation, apoptotic cell death, and cell proliferation
OBJECTIVE To address a potential role for p53, Bcl2 associated protein X (Bax), and apoptosis in the processes associated with cell turnover during cystic medial degeneration (CMD) of the aorta.Expand
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Cardiac surgery in Germany during 2010: a report on behalf of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
All cardiac surgical procedures performed in 79 German cardiac surgical units throughout the year 2010 are presented in this report, based on a voluntary registry which is organized by the GermanExpand
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Surgical Ventricular Restoration: The RESTORE Group Experience
Congestive heart failure may be caused by late left ventricular (LV) dilation following anterior infarction. Early reperfusion prevents transmural necrosis, and makes the infarcted segment akineticExpand
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Feasibility and exploratory efficacy evaluation of the Embrella Embolic Deflector system for the prevention of cerebral emboli in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement: the
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the feasibility, safety, and exploratory efficacy of the Embrella Embolic Deflector (EED) system (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) in patientsExpand
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Endoluminal stent-grafts for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms.
BACKGROUND The treatment of aortic aneurysms with endovascular stents or stent-graft prostheses is receiving increasing attention as an alternative to major abdominal surgery. To define the clinicalExpand
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