Kiddy Levente Ume

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Ischaemic heart disease is the predominant contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; one million myocardial Infarctions occur per year in the USA, while more than five million patients suffer from chronic heart failure. Recently, heart failure has been singled out as an epidemic and is a staggering clinical and public health problem associated(More)
INTRODUCTION Clostridium difficile infection is known as the primary cause of nosocomial gastroenteritis, which accounts for approximately 20-25% of all diarrhea. Infection can lead to a potentially fatal disease and the incidence of that is increasing worldwide. AIM The aim of the authors was to examine retrospectively the growing importance of(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) associated with chordal rupture in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy is challenging as it aims to correct several structural pathologies at once. There are ongoing studies evaluating multiple approaches, however long term results are still scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS 19 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Experimental evidence suggests that blood cardioplegia (BCP) may be superior to cold crystalloid cardioplegia (CCP) for myocardial protection. However, robust clinical data are lacking. We compared post-operative outcome of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) using cold anterograde-retrograde intermittent BCP versus anterograde(More)
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