Luca Koechlin

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OBJECTIVE Since the first transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in 2002, TAVI technique has gained an increasing popularity especially in high-risk patients. In this study, we present the first echocardiographic midterm outcome with the second-generation transapical JenaValve TAVI system (JenaValve Technology GmbH, Munich, Germany) in patients with(More)
Introduction. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMT) of the spleen are rare neoplasms and only little is known about the origin and behavior of these tumors. Here we report the case of a 37-year-old woman with an atypical spindle cell neoplasm showing features strongly suggesting an IMT of the spleen with hepatic metastasis. Methods. A 37-year-old(More)
OBJECTIVE Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using extracorporeal circulation (ECC) is still the gold standard. However, alternative techniques have been developed to avoid ECC and its potential adverse effects. These encompass minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC) or off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). However, the prevailing(More)
Centralization of esophageal cancer surgery to high-volume institutions has been shown to improve perioperative outcomes in several studies. However, there is an ongoing debate, whether defined minimal annual hospital volumes for esophagectomies are required for quality assurance. The aim of the study was to assess perioperative outcomes of esophagectomies(More)
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