JT Cremer

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INTRODUCTION Biological stented prostheses are currently the main type of prosthetic valve used for aortic valve replacement. The ratio of bioprotheses to mechanical prostheses has switched in the last 15 years; the percentage of biological  prostheses implanted has risen from 30 % to 85 %. Moreover the total number of implanted stented bioprostheses(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiac surgery for complex congenital malformations with use of extracorporeal circulation predisposes to an excessive systemic inflammatory response and a consecutive capillary leak syndrome. In a prospective randomized study the influence of 2 oxygenators especially designed for pediatric use on inflammatory markers and clinical outcome was(More)
INTRODUCTION Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) offers arterial revascularization of the left anterior descending coronary artery especially in lesions unsuitable for percutaneous coronary interventions. By avoidance of sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass its invasivity is less than that of conventional bypass surgery. (More)
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