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OBJECTIVESExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory support is increasingly used in intensive care units (ICU), but rarely during thoracic surgical procedures outside the transplantation setting. ECMO can be an alternative to cardiopulmonary bypass for major trachea-bronchial...
Complications following the Nuss procedure for the correction of pectus excavatum later than 30 days are rare. We report of a 40-year old man who developed dyspnoea and was diagnosed with a pulmonary stenosis more than 2 years after undergoing the Nuss procedure. This was discovered to be caused...
OBJECTIVESDue to progression of rheumatic disease, percutaneous mitral commissurotomy (PMC) is a palliative procedure. We aimed at evaluating the outcomes of patients requiring surgery for failure of PMC, focusing on the fate of the mitral valve (MV) (repair versus replacement).METHODSFrom...
OBJECTIVESWe investigated early outcomes in patients with end-stage pulmonary disease bridged with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with the intention to perform lung transplantation (LTx).METHODSECMO was used as a bridge to LTx in 20 patients between 2005 and 2013. Most patients...
OBJECTIVESMechanical circulatory support (MCS) creates improvement of cardiac function in a small portion of patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (iDCM). Among other factors, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy seems to represent an important prerequisite for MCS-related cardiac recovery. We...
OBJECTIVEImpact of the decrease of regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) on postoperative delayed awakening after total aortic arch replacement (TAR) was validated.METHODSFrom 2008 to 2013, 143 consecutive patients underwent TAR using selective antegrade cerebral perfusion. rSO2 was...
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