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Driveline infections in left ventricular assist devices: implications for destination therapy.
BACKGROUND Infection is one of the major limitations to successful long-term support after ventricular assist device implantation. There are limited data specifically examining the incidence andExpand
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Dual Anti‐platelet Therapy After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Is There Any Benefit? A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
Anti‐platelet therapy is an important component of medical therapy post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). While aspirin administration is a Class I indication after CABG, the benefit ofExpand
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Simultaneous Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Percutaneous Left Ventricular Decompression Therapy with Impella Is Associated with Improved Outcomes in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has been used for refractory cardiogenic shock; however, it is associated with increased left ventricular afterload. Outcomes associatedExpand
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Levosimendan Reduces Mortality in Adults with Left Ventricular Dysfunction Undergoing Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis
Levosimendan is implemented in patients with low cardiac output after cardiac surgery. However, the strength of evidence is limited by randomized controlled trials enrolling a small number ofExpand
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Conventional Versus Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement: Pooled Analysis of Propensity‐Matched Data
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mAVR) is increasingly preferred over conventional AVR (cAVR). However, data comparing these procedures present conflicting results. Hence, we conducted aExpand
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Bilateral internal thoracic artery harvest and deep sternal wound infection in diabetic patients.
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass graft surgery is superior to percutaneous intervention in diabetic patients with multivessel disease. The use of bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) mayExpand
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Hepatic and renal function with successful long-term support on a continuous flow left ventricular assist device.
INTRODUCTION Data regarding the long-term clinical effects of a continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) on hepato-renal function is limited. Hence our aim was to assess changes inExpand
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Perioperative mortality is the Achilles heel for cardiac transplantation in adults with congenital heart disease: Evidence from analysis of the UNOS registry
Adults with congenital heart disease may present with end‐stage heart failure necessitating orthotopic heart transplant (OHT). We sought to review the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)Expand
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Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention for proximal left anterior descending artery stenosis: a meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND We conducted a metaanalysis comparing early and midterm cardiovascular adverse events associated with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass graft surgery (MIDCABG) andExpand
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Preoperative atrial fibrillation increases risk of thromboembolic events after left ventricular assist device implantation.
BACKGROUND Because no series has specifically analyzed the impact of preoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) on patients already at higher risk of thromboembolism after implantation of a leftExpand
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