Victor Gertner

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INTRODUCTION Female gender is a known risk factor for early and late mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Higher age of women at operation may influence outcome, since age per se is also an important risk factor. The purpose of our study was to analyze possible gender differences in outcome after isolated CABG in different age groups(More)
This report describes the management of biventricular assist device (BIVAD) implantation in a patient with necrotic pancreatitis. BIVADs provide mechanical support for ventricular ejection in the failing heart and have become an accepted treatment for end-stage heart failure. They also have proved to be a successful bridge to heart transplantation. As their(More)
Although median sternotomy is the accepted approach to the heart for cardiac surgery, minimally invasive approaches including partial sternotomies have recently been developed. However, such strategies might lead to sternal overriding, instability, and fracture or division of the internal thoracic arteries. Furthermore, a full sternotomy would be required(More)
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