Johann Horvat

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The word gossypiboma is derived from the Latin word ‘‘gossypium’’ (cotton) and the Swahili word ‘‘boma’’ (place of concealment), and is commonly associated with cases of retained foreign bodies after surgical procedures. Gossypibomas as a result of postoperative complications have medico-legal issues and have resulted in malpractice lawsuits. The incidence(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, the interaction between rotary blood pumps (RBP) and the heart is investigated in silico, in vitro, and in animal models. Isolated and defined changes in hemodynamic parameters are unattainable in animal models, while the heart-pump interaction in its whole complexity cannot be modeled in vitro or in silico. AIM The aim of this work(More)
PURPOSE In the daily use of ventricular assist devices (VAD), and especially in emergency situations, an easy, self-explanatory handling of the peripheral components is essential to solving life-threatening situations, for non-experienced bystanders as well as professional staff members. It has been proven that displaying messages can significantly improve(More)
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