Marcus Kelm

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PURPOSE The coarctation of the aorta (CoA), a local narrowing of the aortic arch, accounts for 7 % of all congenital heart defects. Stenting is a recommended therapy to reduce the pressure gradient. This procedure is associated with complications such as the development of adverse flow conditions. A computer-aided treatment planning based on flow(More)
BACKGROUND In aortic coarctation, current guidelines recommend reducing pressure gradients that exceed given thresholds. From a physiological standpoint this should ideally improve the energy expenditure of the heart and thus prevent long term organ damage. OBJECTIVES The aim was to assess the effects of interventional treatment on external and internal(More)
Aortic valve repair is still emerging, and its role in the treatment of bicuspid aortic valve disease (BAVD) is not yet fully understood. Our objective is to synthesise available evidence on outcomes after surgical aortic valve repair in patients with BAVD. We conducted a systematic review of clinical studies using prespecified methods for searching,(More)
Skeletal muscle tissue differs with regard to the abundance of glycolytic and oxidative fiber types. In this context, capillary density has been described to be higher in muscle tissue with more oxidative metabolism as compared to that one with more glycolytic metabolism, and the highest abundance of capillaries has been found in boneward-oriented moieties(More)
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