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AbstractThe Duromedics Edwards valve (DE) was designed with a self-irrigatinghinge mechanism to reduce the rate of thromboembolic complications. Thisreport presents a prospective follow-up of patients after valve replacementwith this prosthesis in a university hospital. Five hundred seven...
AbstractThe comparison of different preservation methods in lung transplantationdemands a well standardized and reproducible animal model. The aim of thisstudy was to establish as in vitro model in which the oxygenation capacityof the lung can be investigated over an extended period of time....
AbstractA 71-year-old man underwent a completion pneumonectomy for a recurrentcarcinosarcoma of the left upper lobe. A single lumen endotracheal tube wasused for intubation. During dissection the right main bronchus becameblocked by a tumor mass. Due to severe adhesions it was impossible to...
AbstractA 64-year-old man with dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic renalinsufficiency (without dialysis) was admitted in cardiogenic shock urgentlyrequiring a circulatory biventricular assist device (Thoratec). Twenty-ninedays later we performed orthotopic cardiac and heterotopic...
AbstractHeart transplantation for congenital heart disease poses unique problemsbecause of structural anomalies and previous corrective and palliativesurgery. In the period between May 1985 and February 1992 a total of 231orthotopic heart transplants were performed at our hospital -22 of...
AbstractCongenital tracheal stenosis is difficult to manage. We describe thecombination of an extensive patch tracheoplasty and silicon "T" tubestenting performed in a 7-month-old infant following classical repair of acoexisting pulmonary artery sling.
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