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OBJECTIVESA questionnaire (Pectus Carinatum Evaluation Questionnaire, PCEQ) was developed to be applied in follow-up of patients with Pectus Carinatum (PC). After validation of the PCEQ, we aimed to quantify the compliance to brace compression and to assess factors that could influence this...
OBJECTIVESThis proof-of-concept study examined the haemodynamic performance as well as the coronary and visceral organ perfusion using a new short balloon for intra-aortic counterpulsation (IABP) in a swine model of myocardial ischaemia.METHODSEighteen healthy pigs underwent 120-min ligation of...
OBJECTIVESDespite long-term survival benefits, the increased risk of sternal complications limits the use of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafts for myocardial revascularization. The aim of the present study was both to analyse the risk factors for deep sternal wound infection...
Radical resection of an extended malignant sarcoma of the chest wall requires full-thickness thoracic chest wall reconstruction. Reconstruction is tedious in the case of posteriorly located tumours, because the ipsilateral pedicled myocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap is involved and hence not...
OBJECTIVESRight ventricular (RV) failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement and remains hard to predict. We hypothesized that partial surgical exclusion of the RV with a modified Glenn shunt during LVAD treatment would reduce RV...
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