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Marco Ranucci of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Italy discusses the association between hemodilution, oxygen delivery, and acute kidney injury.
June 14, 2009
A premature baby girl was admitted to the Children’s Heart Centre Slovakia with signs of congestive heart failure and failure to thrive. On echo a common arterial trunk type A1-A2 (Van Praagh) associated with a patent foramen ovale with near confluent pulmonary arteries was diagnosed.  The patient was referred for complete repair.
May 26, 2009
Pulmonary endoarterectomy is the treatment of choice in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Traditionally, PEA is achieved by adopting periods of deep hypothermia at 18° Celsius and circulatory arrest. We present an alternative strategy, based on the application of a negative pressure in the left chambers and also in the superior vena cava.
March 29, 2009
Introduction The ability to perform percutaneous or limited incision access for deployment of stent grafts defines endovascular surgery. This summary will highlight endovascular access methods as well as common complications associated with the procedures.
March 29, 2009
Introduction A vascular stent is a tube composed of a metal mesh intended to restore or preserve the patency of a vessel. The development of endovascular stent technologies made it possible and improved the minimally invasive treatment of many vascular diseases.
March 29, 2009
March 24, 2009
Surgical resection of carinal tumors can be safely accomplished via median sternotomy. Resection effectively alleviates airway obstruction. The transsternal approach provides excellent excellent exposure and should be considered for carinal tumors.

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