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OBJECTIVESTo avoid a two-stage surgical approach for complex thoracic aortic disease with its additive mortality and morbidity, a hybrid stent graft prosthesis was introduced 6 years ago for simultaneous treatment of the ascending, arch and descending aortas, relying proximally on a surgical...
Several techniques exist for the repair of complex pectus excavatum. The placement of retrosternal metal bars improves the results by reducing the recurrence rate, but entails several possible risks, complications and disadvantages. A new method, specifically conceived for the repair of severe,...
OBJECTIVETo define the evolution of the single-ventricle (SV) heart in adult patients in terms of morbidity, mortality and quality of life.METHODSSixty-two patients with SV physiology and aged older than 16 years were retrospectively reviewed. Three patients (5) were in natural history, one had...
OBJECTIVESOptimized temporary bi-ventricular (BiV) pacing may benefit heart failure patients after on-pump cardiac surgery compared with conventional dual-chamber right ventricular (RV) pacing. An improvement in haemodynamic function with BiV pacing may reduce the duration of Level 3 intensive...
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) segmentectomies are usually more complex procedures than lobectomies. With the gained experience in the field of thoracoscopic surgery, many thoracic surgery departments have progressively adopted this technique to preserve lung parenchyma, especially...
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