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Outcome of Survivors of Accidental Deep Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest Treated with Extracorporeal Blood Warming
It is shown that young, otherwise healthy people can survive accidental deep hypothermia with no or minimal cerebral impairment, even with prolonged circulatory arrest, and cardiopulmonary bypass appears to be an efficacious rewarming technique. Expand
Ascending aorta measurements as assessed by ECG-gated multi-detector computed tomography: a pilot study to establish normative values for transcatheter therapies
Results showed large inter-individual variations in diameters and distances but with limited intra-Individual variations during the cardiac cycle, suggesting a personalized approach for planning endovascular devices must be considered. Expand
Chronic and Intermittent Hypoxia Induce Different Degrees of Myocardial Tolerance to Hypoxia-Induced Dysfunction
It is concluded that the protection in animals exposed to CH appears conferred by the hypoxic preconditioning due to the reoxygenation rather than by hypoxia per se. Expand
Cardiopulmonary support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac assist
Ease of availability and moderate cost of cardiopulmonary bypass-based cardiac support technologies have to be balanced against the significant immobilization of human resources, which is required to make them successful. Expand
Transcatheter valve implantation for patients with aortic stenosis: a position statement from the European association of cardio-thoracic surgery (EACTS) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC),
The evidence suggests that this technique is feasible and provides haemodynamic and clinical improvement for up to 2 years in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis at high risk or with contraindications for surgery. Expand
Brief reoxygenation episodes during chronic hypoxia enhance posthypoxic recovery of LV function
Results indicate that sustained hypoxemia maintains p38-MAPK in a chronically activated state that predisposes to myocardial impairment upon reoxygenation. Expand
Atrial fibrillation and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting: Risk factor analysis
Right coronary artery disease was found to be an independent predictor, and this may be related to the fact that in this patient population the diseased right coronary artery was not revascularized at the time of the surgical procedure. Expand
Images in cardio-thoracic surgery Slicing the LionHeart for assessment of pump shortening fraction after 1 year of follow-up 1
A 75-years-old outpatient who had received a permanent, fully implanted left ventricular assist system (LVAS: LionHeart, Arrow International, Reading, PA, USA) for destination therapy of his endExpand
Surgery in primary leiomyosarcoma of the heart.
A case of a right atrial leiomyosarcoma which was proven pathologically pathologically (histologically, immunohistochemically and ultrastructurally) after surgical resection is reported. Expand