Melissa Gruner

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Nine patients, all NYHA class III and IV, who were to undergo surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, were divided into two groups. All nine were premedicated with 2 mg flunitrazepam orally 90 min before surgery. Group A consisted in five men, mean age 53 years (extremes: 43 and 73), with no significant difference in weight and body surface area, who were to(More)
Fig. 3. Another anteroposterior roentgenogram of the upper arm at the age of 11 months delineates a huge soft tissue mass predominantly on the lateral surface. The calcifications as described in Figure 2 are now incorporated into the humeral shaft. The periosteal reaction has mainly disappeared, but a newly occurring osteolytic defect with a geographic(More)
A case of right ventricular assistance required after emergency heart transplantation is reported. The patient was a 62 year-old man with terminal congestive heart failure due to ischaemic cardiomyopathy. Preoperatively, this patient had a cardiac index of 1.93 1.min-1.m-2, moderate pulmonary hypertension (mean Ppa: 34 mmHg) and pulmonary arteriolar(More)