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OBJECTIVESThe aim of this study was to determine if red cell distribution width (RDW) could improve the prediction of prognosis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).METHODSIn this single-centre study, 197 consecutive patients underwent TAVI (median age 82 (77-86), 46.2 men)....
OBJECTIVESTo evaluate our experience with patients reoperated after primary repair of atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) and identify predictors of poor outcome.METHODSBetween 1976 and 2014, 69 patients were reoperated after primary repair of partial (n 28), intermediate (n 15) or complete...
OBJECTIVESWe prospectively examined functional characteristics of the aortic root and transvalvular haemodynamic flow in order to define factors associated with the severity of aortopathy in patients undergoing surgery for bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) stenosis.METHODSA total of 103 consecutive...
OBJECTIVESTo evaluate the early and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing complex aortic root reconstructions for complicated aortic root abscesses.METHODSA total of 1199 patients underwent aortic valve surgery for aortic valve endocarditis between July 1999 and June 2012. Of these, 150...
OBJECTIVESRe-expansion pulmonary oedema (RPO) sometimes occurs after minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) with single-lung ventilation. However, it has not been widely recognized as a serious complication. The aim of this study is to evaluate the occurrence rate and risk factors of...
OBJECTIVESA best evidence topic in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery (2006) looked at application of suction to chest drains following pulmonary lobectomy. After screening 391 papers, the authors analysed six studies (five randomized controlled trials [RCTs]) and found no evidence...
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