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BACKGROUND The authors hypothesized that goal-directed hemodynamic therapy, based on the combination of functional and volumetric hemodynamic parameters, improves outcome in patients with cardiac surgery. Therefore, a therapy guided by stroke volume variation, individually optimized global end-diastolic volume index, cardiac index, and mean arterial… (More)
OBJECTIVE In critical illness, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia seem to influence outcome. While hypoglycemia can lead to organ dysfunction, hyperglycemia can lead to surgical site infections (SSI). In cardiac surgery, the use of blood cardioplegia is associated with high blood glucose levels. A computer-based algorithm (CBA) for guiding insulin towards… (More)
This study aimed at assessing left ventricular (LV), left atrial (LA) and right ventricular (RV) volumes in patients before and after MitraClip™ implantation by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR).