Ole de Backer

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BACKGROUND Patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel coronary disease have a worse prognosis compared with individuals with single-vessel disease. We aimed to study the clinical outcome of patients with STEMI treated with fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided complete revascularisation versus treatment of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Treatment with carbon monoxide (CO) inhalation has been shown to ameliorate postoperative ileus (POI) in rodents and swine. The aim of this study was to investigate whether CO liberated from water-soluble CO-releasing molecules (CO-RMs) can protect against POI in mice and to elucidate the mechanisms involved. METHODS Ileus was induced(More)
Ole De Backer, Nicolo Piazza, Shmuel Banai, Georg Lutter, Francesco Maisano, Howard C. Preclinical and Early Clinical Evaluation Percutaneous Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: An Overview of Devices in Print ISSN: 1941-7640. Online ISSN: 1941-7632 Copyright © 2014 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 is(More)
BACKGROUND Despite successful treatment of the culprit artery lesion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent implantation, thrombotic embolisation occurs in some cases, which impairs the prognosis of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We aimed to assess the clinical outcomes of deferred stent(More)
This study investigated the effects and mechanisms of action of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2), compared to those of carbon monoxide (CO), in murine gastric fundus and jejunal circular smooth muscle. Functional in vitro experiments and cGMP measurements were conducted. In both tissues, CO and CORM-2 induced concentration-dependent(More)
Despite its simplicity, device closure of atrial septal defects is still associated with rare but potentially lethal complications. In this prospective non-randomized multicenter study we investigated the safety and efficacy of the Cocoon septal occluder (CSO) for closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) in 92 patients. Median age of the patients was 10.5(More)
BACKGROUND Subclinical leaflet thrombosis of bioprosthetic aortic valves after transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) has been found with CT imaging. The objective of this study was to report the prevalence of subclinical leaflet thrombosis in surgical and transcatheter aortic valves and the effect of novel oral(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. One of its most devastating complications is the development of thromboembolism leading to fatal or disabling stroke. Oral anticoagulation (OAC, warfarin) is the standard treatment for stroke prevention in patients with AF with an increased stroke(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated the clinical outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis (AS). Particularly, limited data exist comparing the results of TAVR with new-generation devices versus early-generation devices. OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the clinical outcomes of TAVR(More)