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OBJECTIVES Pulmonary arterial hypertension causes right ventricular remodeling; that is, right ventricular dilatation, hypertrophy, and leftward ventricular septal bowing. We studied the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery are at substantial risk of developing surgical site infections (SSI). SSI is not only associated with an increased morbidity but also with high(More)
OBJECTIVES In chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, objective data to assess the functional outcome after pulmonary endarterectomy are lacking. We studied the 6-minute walk distance in(More)