Helena Argiriadou

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BACKGROUND The question whether use of minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) influences patients' outcome remains unanswered. We performed a systemic review of the literature and a meta-analysis(More)
Background: Postoperative pain is less intense after laparoscopic surgery than after open surgery. However, patients may gain additional benefit from a preincisional local infiltration of anesthetic.(More)
OBJECTIVES Perioperative low cardiac output syndrome occurs in 3-14% of patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), leading to significant increase in major morbidity and(More)
We challenge the hypothesis of enhanced myocardial reperfusion after implanting a left ventricular assist device together with bone marrow mononuclear stem cells in patients with end-stage ischemic(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic cardiomyopathy has the distinctiveness of irreversible myocardial damage with scar tissue formation and mainly impaired perfusion of the remaining viable myocardium. We present(More)