Vitali Ettore

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Infection remains one of the most common causes of mortality during left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support, and poses major challenges to surgeons implanting these devices. We describe the case of a patient supported with an axial-flow pump for dilative cardiomyopathy, who experienced drive-line exit-site infection and was treated with extensive(More)
Pulmonary vascular hypertension (PVH) is a common complication of severe, long-lasting chronic heart failure. It is nowadays well recognized that PVH, nonresponsive to pharmacological approaches, is a risk factor for early and late mortality after heart transplant. Recent evidences in literature highlighted that in these patients chronic unloading with left(More)
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