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A 17-year, single-centre experience with the Ross procedure: fulfilling the promise of a durable option without anticoagulation?

Aleksandra Miskovic, Nadejda Monsefi, Afsaneh Karimian-Tabrizi, Andreas Zierer and Anton Moritz.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

February 2016; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 4527 words.

OBJECTIVES

For adult patients <60 years with aortic valve disease, the Ross procedure is an attractive alternative to a prosthetic aortic valve. The Ross...

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A 25-year study of chordal replacement with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene in mitral valve repair

Hiroki Hata, Tomoyuki Fujita, Yusuke Shimahara, Shunsuke Sato, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda and Junjiro Kobayashi.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

April 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 4109 words.

OBJECTIVES

This study examines the outcome of mitral valve repair with chordal replacement using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene over the past 25 years.

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3.9 Å structure of the nucleosome core particle determined by phase-plate cryo-EM

Eugene Y.D. Chua, Vinod K. Vogirala, Oviya Inian, Andrew S.W. Wong, Lars Nordenskiöld, Juergen M. Plitzko, Radostin Danev and Sara Sandin.

in Nucleic Acids Research

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Molecular and Cell Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Research Methods in Life Sciences; Proteins; Molecular Biology and Genetics. 3716 words.

The Volta phase plate is a recently developed electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) device that enables contrast enhancement of biological samples. Here we have evaluated the potential of...

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Activity and outcomes for aortic valve implantations performed in England and Wales since the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Stuart W. Grant, Graeme L. Hickey, Peter Ludman, Neil Moat, David Cunningham, Mark de Belder, Daniel J. Blackman, David Hildick-Smith, Rakesh Uppal, Simon Kendall and Ben Bridgewater.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

April 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 4618 words.

OBJECTIVES

The first transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in England and Wales was performed in 2007. This study presents the subsequent national...

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Acute kidney injury and outcome following aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis

Dadi Helgason, Solveig Helgadottir, Sindri A. Viktorsson, Andri W. Orrason, Inga L. Ingvarsdottir, Arnar Geirsson and Tomas Gudbjartsson.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

August 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Anatomy; Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 5492 words.

OBJECTIVES

Most studies on acute kidney injury (AKI) following open-heart surgery have focused on short-term outcome following coronary artery bypass...

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Acute safety and efficacy of the NeoChord procedure

Andrea Colli, Erica Manzan, Kestutis Rucinskas, Vilius Janusauskas, Fabio Zucchetta, Diana Zakarkaitė, Audrius Aidietis and Gino Gerosa.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

May 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 5277 words.

OBJECTIVES

Transapical off-pump mitral valve repair using the NeoChord device has been proposed to treat degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. This...

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Acute type A aortic dissection: characteristics and outcomes comparing patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valve

Christian D. Etz, Konstantin von Aspern, Alexandro Hoyer, Felix F. Girrbach, Sergey Leontyev, Farhad Bakhtiary, Martin Misfeld and Friedrich W. Mohr.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

July 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Anatomy; Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 5667 words.

OBJECTIVES

The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics and postoperative outcome of patients with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)...

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Air Pollution Upregulates Endothelial Cell Procoagulant Activity via Ultrafine Particle-Induced Oxidant Signaling and Tissue Factor Expression

S. J. Snow, W. Cheng, A. S. Wolberg and M. S. Carraway.

in Toxicological Sciences

July 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Toxicology; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 5000 words.

Air pollution exposure is associated with cardiovascular events triggered by clot formation. Endothelial activation and initiation of coagulation are pathophysiological mechanisms that...

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Alteration of inflammatory response by shock wave therapy leads to reduced calcification of decellularized aortic xenografts in mice

Can Tepeköylü, Daniela Lobenwein, Stefan Blunder, Radoslaw Kozaryn, Marion Dietl, Paul Ritschl, Elisabeth J. Pechriggl, Michael J.F. Blumer, Mario Bitsche, Roland Schistek, Katja Kotsch, Helga Fritsch, Michael Grimm and Johannes Holfeld.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

March 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 6308 words.

OBJECTIVES

Tissue-engineered xenografts represent a promising treatment option in heart valve disease. However, inflammatory response leading to graft...

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Anticoagulation therapy after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement in Dutch cardiothoracic centres: acceptance of guidelines does not lead to overall implementation

Margreet W.A. Bekker, Luc Noyez and Henry A. van Swieten.

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

March 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Research Methods in Life Sciences. 2428 words.

In 2012, the Netherlands Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery accepted the new guidelines of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery on antiplatelet and anticoagulation...

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