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Objective: We aimed to identify independent risk factors predisposing toward postoperative surgical or percutaneous pericardial drainage following cardiac surgery, and to assess late survival. Methods: A retrospective review of preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative variables was...
Idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension (IPAH) is a progressive disease with a dismal prognosis and lung transplantation is often the only option for patients, who do not respond to pharmacological therapy. We report the use of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) system in a...
Objective: Early and late mortality have significantly improved during recent decades in pediatric patients after heart transplantation (HTx). Nevertheless early and late morbidity and mortality are influenced by acute rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), malignancy, renal failure,...
Objective: Poor left-ventricular ejection fraction (EF) is a recognized operative and long-term risk factor in coronary artery bypass surgery. Over the past decade, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery has emerged as a new strategy to address myocardial revascularization in poor...
Objective: To verify whether preoperative respiratory muscle strength and ventilometric parameters, among other clinically relevant factors, are associated with the need for prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation (PIMV) due to cardiorespiratory complications following heart valve surgery....
Objective: Valvuloplasty of the aortic valve is currently used in selected patients for severe calcified aortic valve disease, but clinical effectiveness is low and complication rate remains high. In this study, the total particle load after valvuloplasty and the embolization risk of calcific...
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