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Effects of Dexamethasone on Cognitive Decline after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Background:Cardiac surgery can be complicated by postoperative cognitive decline (POCD), which is characterized by impaired memory function and intellectual ability. The systemic inflammatoryExpand
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Distinct fibrosis pattern in desmosomal and phospholamban mutation carriers in hereditary cardiomyopathies.
BACKGROUND Desmosomal and phospholamban (PLN) mutations are associated with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Ultimately, most cardiomyopathic hearts develop significant cardiac fibrosis. OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement: postoperative CT findings of Sapien and CoreValve transcatheter heart valves.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement represents one of the most exciting medical technical developments in recent years, offering a much-needed therapeutic alternative for patients with severeExpand
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Extracorporeal life support in cardiogenic shock: indications and management in current practice
Veno-arterial extracorporeal life support (VA-ECLS) provides circulatory and respiratory stabilisation in patients with severe refractory cardiogenic shock. Although randomised controlled trials areExpand
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Thirty years of heart transplantation at the University Medical Centre Utrecht
PurposeTo analyse patient demographics, indications, survival and donor characteristics for heart transplantation (HTx) during the past 30 years at the University Medical Centre UtrechtExpand
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“Intermittent Claudication Intermittence” as a Manifestation of Adventitial Cystic Disease Communicating with the Knee JointCase reports
In this report, we describe a patient with adventitial cystic disease of the popliteal artery, in which direct communication via a duct-like structure between the cystic lesion and the knee-jointExpand
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Stapled coronary anastomosis with minimal intraluminal artifact: The S2 Anastomotic System in the off-pump porcine model.
OBJECTIVE A reliable, easy-to-use, 1-shot anastomotic device will significantly push the barrier for less invasive coronary bypass surgery. The current study was designed to test the safety,Expand
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Sutureless coronary anastomosis with an anastomotic device and tissue adhesive in off-pump porcine coronary bypass grafting.
OBJECTIVE In the search for a facilitated coronary artery anastomosis, we assessed the feasibility of a hybrid anastomosis technique that used a prototype anastomotic device with an extraluminalExpand
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Unconventional vessel wall apposition in off-pump porcine coronary artery bypass grafting: low versus high graft flow.
OBJECTIVE Facilitated coronary anastomosis techniques may involve unconventional vessel wall apposition in contrast to standard intima-intima apposition. We assessed the patency, anastomotic thrombusExpand
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Secretion of adipocytokines by perivascular adipose tissue near stenotic and non-stenotic coronary artery segments in patients undergoing CABG.
OBJECTIVE Perivascular adipose tissue (pvAT) may induce a local pro-inflammatory environment, possibly contributing to coronary atherosclerosis. We investigated whether there is a difference inExpand
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