Ulf Lockowandt

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands Department of Cardiac Surgery, Vicenzo Hospital, Italy d Institute of Cardiology, La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University(More)
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK Department of Cardiac Surgery, Vicenza Hospital, Italy Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital of Liège, Belgium Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke-on-trent, UK Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Karolinska(More)
OBJECTIVE To study prospectively aneurysm formation, need of surgery, incidence of rupture and mortality in patients with conservatively treated acute type B aortic dissection. METHODS All patients referred to us with acute type B dissection between January 1990 and December 2001 were candidates for this prospective treatment and follow-up study. Patients(More)
Environmental exposures filtered through the genetic make-up of each individual alter the transcriptional repertoire in organs central to metabolic homeostasis, thereby affecting arterial lipid accumulation, inflammation, and the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). The primary aim of the Stockholm Atherosclerosis Gene Expression (STAGE) study was(More)
OBJECTIVES To update the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) risk model. METHODS A dedicated website collected prospective risk and outcome data on 22,381 consecutive patients undergoing major cardiac surgery in 154 hospitals in 43 countries over a 12-week period (May-July 2010). Completeness and accuracy were validated(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and its prevalence is ∼1-2% of the general population, but higher with increasing age and in patients with concomitant heart disease. The Cox-maze III procedure was a groundbreaking development and remains the surgical intervention with the highest cure rate, but due to its technical(More)
BACKGROUND Ostium patch angioplasty and reconstruction with an onlay patch consisting of pericardium or the saphenous vein is an alternative surgical technique for patients with proximal coronary artery stenosis. Previously described surgical techniques comprise anterior or posterior approaches. In this article we report our experience of using a segment of(More)
OBJECTIVE The number of elderly patients who require aortic valve replacement is growing, as is the increase of complicating factors, such as previous coronary bypass grafting and atherosclerotic disease of the ascending aorta. An uncommon surgical option to aortic valve replacement is the apicoaortic valved conduit. In this article the techniques and(More)
Vacuum-assisted closure therapy is a recently introduced technique for treatment of deep sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery. We present five cases of vacuum-assisted closure therapy-related major bleeding complications due to rupture of the right ventricle. This potentially lethal complication may be avoided by covering the heart with protective(More)
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether it is acceptable to delay cardiopulmonary resuscitation if a patient arrests after cardiac surgery in order to attempt defibrillation or pacing, prior to performing external cardiac massage. Altogether 550 papers were found in Medline(More)