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OBJECTIVESAdults with failing Fontan circulation (FFC) represent a heterogeneous, high-risk group for cardiac transplantation with poor reported outcomes. We studied the impact of mode of Fontan failure (preserved versus impaired systolic ventricular function) and end-organ dysfunction on early...
Percutaneous driveline infections (DI) are leading factors for morbidity and mortality in ventricular assist device (VAD) patients. In recent years, cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) has been safely and effectively used in clinical settings to treat topical infections. We describe the first use of...
OBJECTIVESCannabis is the most commonly abused illicit drug and the smokers are at the risk of lung infections, bullous emphysema and lung cancer. However, no evidence about the outcomes of lung transplantation (LTx) utilizing the lungs from such donors is available in the literature.METHODSWe...
In patients with a functional single ventricle such as neonatal Ebstein's anomaly or pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum, the right ventricle can compress the left ventricle and decrease its performance due to the volume or pressure overload of the right ventricle. We have performed...
OBJECTIVESMechanical circulatory support (MCS) is an established therapy for end-stage heart failure. The EUROMACS registry was created to promote research in patients with MCS and became a committee of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) in 2014. Since 1 January 2011,...
Mediastinitis continues to be an important and life-threatening complication after median sternotomy despite advances in prevention and treatment strategies, with an incidence of 0.25–5%. It can also occur as extension of infection from adjacent structures such as the oesophagus, airways and...
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