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BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients over 75 years is associated with high operative risk. Target vessel revascularization without cardiopulmonary bypass is a promising option for highly selected, older patients. However, the outcome remains uncertain. METHODS We investigated 44 patients over 75 years, matched for preoperative risk and(More)
OBJECTIVE In coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) the inflammatory response is suggested to be minimized. Coronary anastomoses are performed during temporary coronary occlusion. Inflammatory response and myocardial ischaemia need to be studied in a randomized study comparing CABG in multivessel disease with versus(More)
BACKGROUND The feasibility of complete revascularization on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) as compared with the standard operation with CPB in elective low-risk patients with multivessel disease has not been clearly demonstrated in a prospective trial. METHODS Eighty selected low-risk patients were enrolled. In preoperative study(More)
BACKGROUND The causes for cognitive impairment after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have long been a topic for debate. METHODS We prospectively followed 308 consecutive, unselected survivors of CABG at our institution. In addition to determination of clinical measurements, cognitive brain function was measured objectively by P300 auditory-evoked(More)
Double ureter is a frequent congenital malformation and the presence of a ureterocele on the ureter draining the superior renal pelvis is a not exceptional association. The abnormality is usually diagnosed in children by intravenous urography or ultrasound. It is extremely rare to find such a lesion in different members of the same family, as only a few(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermic and normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have resulted in apparently contradictionary cardiac and neurologic outcome. Cerebrovascular risk and cognitive dysfunction associated with normothermic CPB still remain uncertain. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective randomized study, we measured the effects of mildly hypothermic (32(More)
Grundlagen: Im Rahmen der zunehmenden Lebenserwartung steigt die Zahl betagter Patienten (> 75 Jahre), die sich einer Herzoperation unterziehen müssen, stetig an. Methodik: Dieser Artikel gibt eine Übersicht über die Möglichkeiten und Risiken der Herzchirurgie bei Patienten über 75 Jahren. Ergebnisse: Da das höhere Lebensalter mit einem höheren operativen(More)
Präsident: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Meinhard Kneussl Kongresssekretäre: Dr. Marie-Theres Czerny, MSc. DI Dr. Daniel Doberer Kongressorganisationskomitee (KOK): MR Dr. Kurt Aigner Dr. Wolfgang Auer Dr. Bernhard Baumgartner Dr. Anna Haider Dr. Maximilian Hochmair Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Horak Dr. Jörg Hutter Dr. Eveline Kink Priv.-Doz. Dr. Bernd Lamprecht(More)
Background: Hypothermic and normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) have resulted in apparently contradictionary cardiac and neurologic outcome. Cerebrovascular risk and cognitive dysfunction associated with normothermic CPB still remain uncertain. Materials and methods: In a prospective randomized study, we measured the effects of mildly hypothermic(More)
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