Rolf Henze

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OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the nitric oxide donor sodium nitroprusside can reduce the cardiac inflammatory response during coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with severely compromised left ventricular function. METHODS Patients (n = 30) were assigned to receive placebo or sodium nitroprusside (0.5 microg.(More)
The protease inhibitor aprotinin interacts with plasmin and kallikrein, which are generated in cardiac surgery during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The influence of high-dose aprotinin application (2 million kallikrein inactivator units given i.v. at the beginning of anaesthesia followed by a 500,000 KIU/h infusion throughout the operation and additional 2(More)
The effects of two total intravenous anesthetic techniques were compared in 20 infants and children undergoing primary correction of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). All patients (mean body weight, 11.4 +/- 4.2 kg; range, 6 to 20 kg; mean age, 32 +/- 21 months, range, 7 to 85 months) were premedicated with atropine, 0.02, mg/kg, morphine, 0.2, mg/kg, and(More)
Between July 1996 and July 1998, 34 patients (female n = 16, male n = 18) were scheduled for catheter--interventional occlusion (ASDO) of an atrium septum defect of secundum type (ASD II). Median age was 7.9 years (2.5-54.6), weight 23.1 kg (9-97). 9 defects were closed with "Angel Wings" (AW) and 25 ASD occlusions were attempted with "CardioSeal" (CS). 30(More)
We report about a 20-year old man, who suffered from a car accident under the influence of ecstasy. Although he had no visible injuries at the chest, the accident caused an isolated rupture of a papillary muscle of the mitral valve. A review of the literature shows the rarity of this kind of injury. The mechanisms of traumatic papillary muscle rupture, the(More)