Maya Landenhed

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BACKGROUND Community screening to guide preventive interventions for acute aortic disease has been recommended in high-risk individuals. We sought to prospectively assess risk factors in the general population for aortic dissection (AD) and severe aneurysmal disease in the thoracic and abdominal aorta. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied the incidence of AD(More)
OBJECTIVES Preoperative treatment with anti-coagulants for patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) exposes patients undergoing surgical revascularization to a higher risk of perioperative bleeding. The aim of this study was to compare the effect on bleeding and transfusion needs during cardiac surgery for patients treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE We have compared the effectiveness, time required for de-airing, and safety of a newly developed de-airing technique for open left heart surgery (Lund technique) with a standardized carbon dioxide insufflation technique. METHODS Twenty patients undergoing elective open aortic valve surgery were randomized prospectively to the Lund technique(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation during left-sided cardiac surgery were evaluated in a prospective randomized study, with regard to acid-base status, gas exchange, cerebral hemodynamics, and red blood cell morphology. METHODS Twenty patients undergoing elective left-sided cardiac surgery were randomized to de-airing(More)
The purpose was to estimate the proportion of current open aortic arch reconstructions that might be feasible for endovascular repair. From all elective repair made in Southern Sweden in one center between 2005 and 2012, 129 open and eight endovascular aortic arch repairs were identified. The anatomy of the ascending arch and descending aorta as well as the(More)
OBJECTIVES We previously described and showed that the method for cardiac de-airing involving: (1) bilateral, induced pulmonary collapse by opening both pleurae and disconnecting the ventilator before cardioplegic arrest and (2) gradual pulmonary perfusion and ventilation after cardioplegic arrest is superior to conventional de-airing methods, including(More)
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