Markus Schlömicher

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OBJECTIVES A single-center observational study was initialized to evaluate the feasibility of rapid deployment aortic valve replacement using the Edwards Intuity valve system (Edwards Lifesciences Corp, Irvine, Calif) in a minimally invasive setting. A total of 60 implantations have been performed at the Ruhr University Hospital Bergmannsheil using a(More)
BACKGROUND Although hyperthyroidism predisposes to atrial fibrillation, previous trials have suggested decreased triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations to be associated with postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). Therapy with thyroid hormones (TH), however, did not reduce the risk of POAF. This study reevaluates the relation between thyroid hormone status,(More)
A 78-year-old female patient who had undergone double valve replacement in 2010 presented in 2014 with severe New York Heart Association grade IV dyspnea. The decision was made to perform a transapical valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure in the mitral and aortic positions simultaneously. The postoperative course was(More)
BACKGROUND The Labcor TBLP Supra™ prosthesis is a second-generation tissue valve that has evolved from the Labcor TBLP™ prosthesis, first introduced in 1984. The Supra prosthesis is a triple-composite porcine valve, with no specific anticalcification treatment being used in its production other than standard tissue fixation with 0.4% glutaraldehyde. To(More)
This case illustrates the awareness that must be taken of the high morphological risk due to the calcifications of both, the aortic and mitral annulus in elderly patients when performing transapical aortic valve implantation. In an 86-year-old, multimorbid woman (logistic EuroSCORE = 27%) with symptomatic aortic stenosis (annular diameter = 23.4 mm) and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a major complication following aortic valve replacement in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to determine possible risk factors for AKI and to find the ideal strategy, minimally invasive valve replacement (MIS-AVR) or transapical valve implantation (TA-TAVI), regarding the postoperative renal(More)
We present the case of a 63-year-old female patient who developed severe chronic dyspnea two years after mechanical mitral valve replacement (MVR). Conventional cardiac diagnostics including echocardiography, fluoroscopy, right and left heart catheterization could not detect any malfunction. Only digital phonocardiography was able to show alterations of the(More)
Recent studies report a reproducible reduction of myocardial ischemic and cardiopulmonary bypass times along with excellent hemodynamics and low rates of paravalvular leakage for rapid-deployment valves. A 68-year-old female patient with aortic stenosis and a mechanical mitral valve which was implanted in 2006 received rapid-deployment aortic valve(More)
We present a case of a 67-year-old patient referred to our department with a pericardial mass lesion measuring 11 × 4 × 7.5 cm as diagnosed in computed tomography scan. The patient showed a history of progredient dyspnea. Video-assisted thoracoscopy as well as an explorative full sternotomy to resect the mass lesion had been performed at the referring(More)