Maria Grassl

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Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) often is required for the operative correction of congenital heart defects in small infants. Unfortunately, CPB is associated with injury of inner organs such as the brain, kidney, lung, and liver. Renal failure and increase in liver enzymes are typical side effects observed after CPB. Here, we investigate whether organ(More)
BACKGROUND Children with congenital heart disease are often operated at a very young age. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has become indispensable for these sometimes very complex operations, but one cannot neglect a possible negative impact of CPB on organ function. Traditionally, CPB was developed with non-pulsatile flow but there are clinical observations(More)
Surgical correction of congenital cardiac malformations mostly implies the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). However, a possible negative impact of CPB on cerebral structures like the hippocampus cannot be neglected. Therefore, we investigated the effect of CPB on hippocampus CA1 and CA3 regions without or with the addition of epigallocatechin-3-gallate(More)
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