Martin Pilsl

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BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Genetic variants of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) cascade may influence left ventricular myocardial mass (LVMM) regression after aortic valve surgery. Postoperative long-term changes in LV indices were investigated in patients with asymptomatic aortic regurgitation (AR) and symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) and(More)
OBJECTIVES Titanium plate osteosynthesis (Synthes) is an alternative option for sternal closure. The indications and time point of application are still debated. This study investigated the application and feasibility of this technique after median sternotomy. METHODS Forty-one patients (29 M/12F, mean age 63 ± 17 years) received the plate system for(More)
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