Giovanni Mariscalco

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Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in as many as 40% of patients after cardiac surgery and requires dialysis in 1% of cases. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality and morbidity, predisposes patients to a longer hospitalization, requires additional treatments, and increases the hospital costs. Acute kidney injury is(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) after thoracic surgery is a continuing source of morbidity and mortality. The effect of postoperative AF on long-term survival however has not been studied. Our aim was to evaluate the impact of AF on early outcome and on survival > 5 years after pulmonary lobectomy for lung cancer. METHODS From 1996 to June 2009, 454(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft surgery is a difficult problem and a continuing source of morbidity and mortality. However, the prognostic implications of postoperative AF are still in dispute. Our aim was to ascertain the impact of AF after coronary artery bypass graft on postoperative survival and to assess its(More)
OBJECTIVE It is uncertain whether mitral valve replacement is really inferior to mitral valve repair for the treatment of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. This multicenter study aimed at providing a contribution to this issue. METHODS Of 1006 patients with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation and impaired left ventricular function (ejection(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The optimal management of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (CIMR) remains controversial. Herein, the authors reviewed the past 10 years of their experience to compare the long-term results of mitral valve repair with prosthetic replacement. METHODS Between January 1993 and January 2003, 102 patients (mean age 67.8(More)
This study evaluated the safety and technical and clinical success rates of positioning endovascular endografts (EG) in ruptured abdominal aneurysms. Patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm confirmed by contrastenhanced computed tomography angiography (CTA) were eligible for the analysis. Of 67 patients, 42 (62.7%) were treated with EG. Thirteen(More)
BACKGROUND Acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) may represent a life-threatening event, characterized by rapidly progressive cardiac compromise that ultimately leads to refractory cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides effective cardiocirculatory support in this circumstance, but few clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have attempted to determine the etiology and prophylactic measures concerning atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery. However, limited data are available analyzing the association between postoperative AF and late mortality. We sought to determine if AF after cardiac surgery affects postoperative survival. METHODS All(More)
Detection of mobile thrombus of the thoracic aorta has become increasingly higher after any embolic event. Although the indication for treatment remains controversial, there is a growing interest about the ethiopathogenesis of this rare entity, and to define proper diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The purpose of this article was to review the current(More)