Jochen T Cremer

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Authors/Task Force members: Stephan Windecker* (ESC Chairperson) (Switzerland), Philippe Kolh* (EACTS Chairperson) (Belgium), Fernando Alfonso (Spain), Jean-Philippe Collet (France), Jochen Cremer (Germany), Volkmar Falk (Switzerland), Gerasimos Filippatos (Greece), Christian Hamm (Germany), Stuart J. Head (The Netherlands), Peter Jüni (Switzerland), A.(More)
BACKGROUND A systemic inflammatory response after open heart operation may be responsible for hyperdynamic circulatory instability and organ dysfunction. To what extent mediator release is involved needs to be clarified. METHODS Ten patients with postoperative hyperdynamic circulatory dysregulation (group I) requiring application of alpha-constrictors and(More)
BACKGROUND Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is reported to reduce biomarkers of ischemic and reperfusion injury in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, but uncertainty about clinical outcomes remains. METHODS We conducted a prospective, double-blind, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial involving adults who were scheduled for elective cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES The German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY) seeks to provide information on a real-world, all-comers basis for patients undergoing aortic valve interventions. This registry comprises patients undergoing the complete spectrum of transcutaneous and conventional surgical aortic valve interventions. The aim of this study was to use the GARY registry to(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to identify the predictors of aneurysmal formation after surgical correction of aortic coarctation. BACKGROUND In 9% of patients, aneurysms develop late after corrective surgery of coarctation of the aorta, with a 36% mortality rate if left untreated. However, the predictors of postsurgical aneurysmal formation are unknown. METHODS(More)
Transient episodes of ischemia in a remote organ (remote ischemic preconditioning, RIPC) bears the potential to attenuate myocardial injury, but the underlying mechanisms are only poorly understood. In the pilot experimental study presented we investigated cellular and molecular effects of RIPC in heart tissue of cardiosurgical patients with cardiopulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE Review of the results of surgical correction of atrioventricular septal defects (AVSD), identification of risk factors for mortality and failure of left AV valve repair and determination of the impact of cleft closure on postoperative AV valve function. METHODS Between 1975 and 1995, 121 consecutive patients (55 males, 66 females) underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Obese patients are usually thought to have an increased risk for complications in coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Therefore, the data of 500 consecutive patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting at our department in 1998 by use of cardiopulmonary bypass were analyzed. Severe obesity was defined as body mass index (BMI) > or =(More)
Percutaneous valve implantation is the development of a foldable heart valve that can be mounted on an expandable stent delivered percutaneously through standard catheter-based techniques and implanted within a diseased valve annulus. In cases with severe aortic stenosis, the diseased valve has to be pre-dilated. To perform a true replacement the diseased(More)
Graft failure after lung transplantation may occur immediately after transplantation due to reperfusion injury or later due to rejection and infection. Although the pathological mechanisms are not completely known, the clinical findings are similar to the adult respiratory distress syndrome. In this condition, the blood coagulation contact system and the(More)