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Multicenter evaluation of a next-generation balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve.
BACKGROUND The SAPIEN 3 (Edwards Lifesciences Inc., Irvine, California) transcatheter valve incorporates features designed to address the well-known deficiencies of transcatheter aortic valveExpand
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Human amniotic fluid-derived stem cells are rejected after transplantation in the myocardium of normal, ischemic, immuno-suppressed or immuno-deficient rat.
Human amniotic fluid-derived stem (AFS) cells, similarly to embryonic stem cells, could possess privileged immunological characteristics suitable for a successful transplantation even in a discordantExpand
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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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Posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in heart transplantation recipients: the relationship with outcome and adherence to medical treatment.
OBJECTIVE There is growing evidence of the importance of psychiatric risk factors for predicting the outcome of heart transplantation (HT) recipients. The aim of our study was to investigate the roleExpand
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Comparison of the aortic homograft and the pulmonary autograft for aortic valve or root replacement in children.
To assess late results of aortic homograft and pulmonary autograft valves implanted into the left ventricular outflow tract of children, we reviewed the case histories of 146 patients 18 years of ageExpand
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Modulation of microRNA expression in human T-cell development: targeting of NOTCH3 by miR-150.
Ontogenesis of T cells in the thymus is a complex process whose molecular control is poorly understood. The present study investigated microRNAs involved in human thymocyte differentiation byExpand
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Incidence, predictors, and outcome of conduction disorders after transcatheter self-expandable aortic valve implantation.
The aims of the present study were to investigate the incidence and characteristics of conduction disorders (CDs) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), to analyze the predictors ofExpand
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Conventional surgery, sutureless valves, and transapical aortic valve replacement: what is the best option for patients with aortic valve stenosis? A multicenter, propensity-matched analysis.
OBJECTIVE Although surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is the treatment of choice for patients with aortic valve stenosis, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and sutureless aorticExpand
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Aortic valve replacement in severe aortic stenosis with left ventricular dysfunction: determinants of cardiac mortality and ventricular function recovery.
OBJECTIVE The influence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction on survival of patients with severe aortic stenosis is poorly characterized. Few data are available about preoperative predictors ofExpand
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Results With Syncardia Total Artificial Heart Beyond 1 Year
Mechanical circulatory support devices have been increasingly used for long-term support. We reviewed outcomes in all patients supported with a SynCardia total artificial heart (TAH) for more than 1Expand
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