Martin Czerny

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BACKGROUND Single-center reports have identified retrograde ascending aortic dissection (rAAD) as a potentially lethal complication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). METHODS AND RESULTS Between 1995 and 2008, 28 centers participating in the European Registry on Endovascular Aortic Repair Complications reported a total of 63 rAAD cases(More)
An expert multidisciplinary panel in the treatment of type B aortic dissection reviewed available literature to develop treatment algorithms using a consensus method. Data from 63 studies published from 2006 to 2012 were retrieved for a total of 1,548 patients treated medically, 1,706 patients who underwent open surgery, and 3,457 patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Landing zone 0, defined as a proximal landing zone in the ascending aorta, remains the last frontier to be taken. Midterm results of total arch rerouting and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) extending into landing zone 0 remain to be determined. METHODS From 2003 to 2011, 66 patients (mean age, 70 years; 68% men) presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) represents a novel concept for type B aortic dissection. Although life-saving in acute emergencies, outcomes and survival of TEVAR in stable dissection are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred forty patients in stable clinical condition at least 2 weeks after index dissection were randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE Fixed pulmonary hypertension is a contraindication for cardiac transplantation because of the increased risk of donor heart failure. We sought to determine whether left ventricular assist devices improve fixed pulmonary hypertension in cardiac transplant candidates to enable safe cardiac transplantation. METHODS Thirty-five consecutive cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND The feasibility of complete revascularization on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) as compared with the standard operation with CPB in elective low-risk patients with multivessel disease has not been clearly demonstrated in a prospective trial. METHODS Eighty selected low-risk patients were enrolled. In preoperative study(More)
Acute type A aortic dissection is a lethal condition requiring emergency surgery. It has diverse presentations, and the diagnosis can be missed or delayed. Once diagnosed, decisions with regard to initial management, transfer, appropriateness of surgery, timing of operation, and intervention for malperfusion complications are necessary. The goals of surgery(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the role of apical lung wedge resection in patients with recurrent primary spontaneous pneumothorax with no endoscopic abnormalities at surgery as compared with simple apical pleurectomy. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis on 126 consecutive video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) procedures in 113 patients treated(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the incidence, clinical presentation, definite management and 1-year outcome in patients with aorto-oesophageal fistulation (AOF) following thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). METHODS International multicentre registry (European Registry of Endovascular Aortic Repair Complications) between 2001 and 2011 with a total caseload(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical methods for treatment of tricuspid valve (TV) endocarditis include complete TV excision, TV replacement, and the use of various reconstructive techniques even in cases of severe TV destruction and incompetence. This study summarizes our experience with TV reconstruction and replacement in patients with severe TV endocarditis. METHODS(More)