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23.05.2018 | Original Article

Does cognition improve following LVAD implantation?

Over the past decade, left ventricular assistive devices (LVADs) emerged as prominent treatment options in the management of end stage heart failure patients [ 1 ]. There is ample evidence that current generation LVADs offer not only a survival …

23.05.2018 | Original Article

Effect of early tracheostomy on clinical outcomes in critically ill lung transplant recipients

Lung transplantation is an established therapeutic option for patients with various end-stage lung diseases. Despite the advances in surgical techniques, use of immunosuppressants, and improvements in perioperative care, and organ preservation …

22.05.2018 | How to Do It

Three-step method for transesophageal echocardiography-guided implantation of the frozen elephant trunk: how to prevent spinal cord injury

Total aortic arch replacement using the frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure has widely spread all over the world with more sophisticated devices. However, spinal cord injury is one of the most important complications, which limits the use of …

22.05.2018 | Case Report

The changes underwent by free fat pads used for pulmonary air leakage repair

The use of free fat pads is effective for repairing pulmonary air leakage clinically. It has been reported that the free pericardial fat pad (FPFP) used to repair the lung remained at the transplanted site in many cases according to images.

19.05.2018 | Review Article

Pulmonary valve replacement after repaired Tetralogy of Fallot

In this review article, we describe pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) late after repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). Since the introduction of surgical intervention for patients with TOF in 1945, surgical management of TOF has dramatically …

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