George Christakis

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With the advent of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) techniques, a renewed interest has developed in sutureless aortic valve concepts in the last decade. The main feature of sutureless aortic valve implantation is the speed of insertion, thus making implantation easier for the surgeon. As a result, cross clamp times and myocardial ischemia may(More)
Results of cardiac surgery were analyzed using a database that included plasma creatinine levels in 2,214 patients, of whom 507 had preoperative renal dysfunction (creatinine clearance < 0.9 mL x s(-1) x m(-2)). Logistic regression and propensity score analyses found preoperative renal dysfunction to be an independent predictor of morbidity and mortality.(More)
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