Marcin Zaradzki

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INTRODUCTION Ischemic colitis (IC) remains a great threat after cardiac surgery with use of extracorporeal circulation. We aimed to identify predictive risk factors and influence of early catecholamine therapy for this disease. METHODS We prospectively collected and analyzed data of 224 patients, who underwent laparotomy due to IC after initial cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVES Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder of connective tissue. The vascular complications of Marfan syndrome have the biggest impact on life expectancy. The aorta of Marfan patients reveals degradation of elastin layers caused by increased proteolytic activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). In this study we performed(More)
1Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany; 3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart and Cardiovascular Centre North Rhine-Westphalia, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany; 4Institute for Medical Genetics, Charité(More)
Aortenerkrankungen sind komplexe und herausfordernde chirurgische Krankheitsbilder, deren molekulare Grundlagen immer noch erforscht werden. Die häufigsten Aortopathien sind Aneurysmen der abdominellen und der thorakalen Aorta. Für beide Krankheitsbilder ist die einzige lebensverlängernde Therapie die chirurgische bzw. endovaskuläre Intervention. Um einen(More)
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