Franz F Immer

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after interventions on the thoracic aorta with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:10-4. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for secondary dilatation of the aorta after acute type A aortic dissection
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:654-7. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery: modality of treatment and outcome
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:957-61. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Large area of the false lumen favors secondary dilatation of the aorta after acute type A aortic dissection
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Circulation 112:I249-52. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Minimal versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass: assessment of intraoperative myocardial damage in coronary bypass surgery
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:701-4. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Fractured and embolized coronary stent mimicking significant internal carotid stenosis
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:739-40. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Minimal extracorporeal circulation is a promising technique for coronary artery bypass grafting
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1515-20; discussion 1521. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Aprotinin in cardiac surgery: a different point of view
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 11:E9-12. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Resuspension of the aortic valve in acute type A dissection: long-term results
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 17:94-7; discussion 97. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Arterial access through the right subclavian artery in surgery of the aortic arch improves neurologic outcome and mid-term quality of life
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1614-8; discussion 1618. 2008

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after interventions on the thoracic aorta with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:10-4. 2002
    ..We focused on surgery of the thoracic aorta requiring deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA). Aim of this study was to assess QL after thoracic aortic surgery with DHCA, using the Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaire...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for secondary dilatation of the aorta after acute type A aortic dissection
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:654-7. 2005
    ..This study focuses on risk factors for dilatation of the aorta after type A aortic dissection (AADA) affecting a normal-sized or slightly dilated aorta...
  3. ncbi request reprint Deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery: modality of treatment and outcome
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:957-61. 2005
    ..We tried to identify risk factors for failure of vacuum-assisted sternal closure and compare the outcome and long-term quality of life (QoL) with the results obtained after sternal resection and muscle flap...
  4. ncbi request reprint Large area of the false lumen favors secondary dilatation of the aorta after acute type A aortic dissection
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Circulation 112:I249-52. 2005
    ..Aim of the present study is to asses the impact of a large volume in the false lumen of the diseased downstream aorta on secondary dilatation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Minimal versus conventional cardiopulmonary bypass: assessment of intraoperative myocardial damage in coronary bypass surgery
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:701-4. 2005
    ..We compared the intraoperative and early postoperative myocardial damage and outcome of patients who underwent CABG surgery with conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) or mini-ECC...
  6. ncbi request reprint Fractured and embolized coronary stent mimicking significant internal carotid stenosis
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:739-40. 2006
    ..Preoperative investigations revealed a significant internal carotid stenosis, which was due to a fractured and embolized Cypher-Stent...
  7. ncbi request reprint Minimal extracorporeal circulation is a promising technique for coronary artery bypass grafting
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1515-20; discussion 1521. 2007
    ..We analyzed the actual possible benefits of using MECC in patients undergoing CABG procedures and compared the results with conventional extracorporeal circulation (CECC)...
  8. doi request reprint Aprotinin in cardiac surgery: a different point of view
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 11:E9-12. 2008
    ..Therefore, aprotinin may still remain a valid option to reduce postoperative bleeding, especially because of the increased use of aggressive fibrinolytic therapy following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty...
  9. ncbi request reprint Resuspension of the aortic valve in acute type A dissection: long-term results
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 17:94-7; discussion 97. 2008
    ..The study aim was to assess aortic valve function following resuspension and supracoronary ascending aortic grafting...
  10. doi request reprint Arterial access through the right subclavian artery in surgery of the aortic arch improves neurologic outcome and mid-term quality of life
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1614-8; discussion 1618. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the impact of continuous cerebral perfusion through the right subclavian artery on immediate outcome and quality of life...
  11. ncbi request reprint Improvement of quality of life after surgery on the thoracic aorta: effect of antegrade cerebral perfusion and short duration of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Circulation 110:II250-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the impact of DHCA duration and the potential effects of antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) on mid-term QoL...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest on outcome after resection of ascending aortic aneurysm
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:422-5. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze early and midterm outcome in patients operated on for aneurysm of the ascending aorta with or without the use of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA)...
  13. doi request reprint Does aortic crossclamping during the cooling phase affect the early clinical outcome of acute type A aortic dissection?
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:1536-40. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of crossclamping the ascending aorta in acute type A aortic dissection during the cooling phase for deep hypothermic arrest on early clinical outcome...
  14. doi request reprint Quality of life after acute type B dissection in the era of thoracic endovascular aortic repair
    F Dick
    University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Vasa 39:219-28. 2010
    ..Aim was to assess outcome and quality of life after these different approaches using an adjusted standard population as benchmark...
  15. ncbi request reprint Benefit to quality of life after off-pump versus on-pump coronary bypass surgery
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:27-31. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to compare midterm QOL after OPCABG with that after CABG procedures and with an age- and sex-matched standard population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Aortic dissection in pregnancy: analysis of risk factors and outcome
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:309-14. 2003
    ..We found that aortic root enlargement (> 4cm) or an increase of aortic root size during pregnancy in patients with BAVD, and Marfan syndrome is associated with a considerable risk for the occurrence of Type A dissection...
  17. doi request reprint Technical advances improved outcome in patients undergoing surgery of the ascending aorta and/or aortic arch: ten years experience
    Eva S Krähenbühl
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 34:595-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyse the impact of these developments on outcome of patients undergoing surgery of the thoracic aorta...
  18. doi request reprint Outcome and quality of life after surgical and endovascular treatment of descending aortic lesions
    Florian Dick
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:1605-12. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess outcome and quality of life in patients treated either by TEVAR or OAR for diseased descending thoracic aorta...
  19. doi request reprint Thoracic endovascular aortic repair: impact of urgency on outcome and quality of life
    Florian Dick
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, and University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:96-103. 2009
    ..This study assessed the impact of urgency of the procedure on outcome and mid-term quality of life in surviving patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Aortic root replacement does not affect outcome and quality of life
    Mario Stalder
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:775-80; discussion 780-1. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of different surgical procedures on outcome and quality of life...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk-stratification in thoracic aortic surgery: should the EuroSCORE be modified?
    Hanna Barmettler
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:691-4. 2004
    ..Recent studies have shown, that the EuroSCORE is a very good and reliable risk-stratification score in CABG and in valve surgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the EuroSCORE in patients undergoing surgery on the thoracic aorta...
  22. doi request reprint Temporary neurological dysfunction after surgery of the thoracic aorta: a predictor of poor outcome and impaired quality of life
    Eva S Krähenbühl
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:1025-9. 2008
    ..This study aimed to assess the influence of TND on short- and long-term outcome following surgery of the ascending aorta and proximal arch...
  23. ncbi request reprint The frozen elephant trunk: an interesting hybrid endovascular-surgical technique to treat complex pathologies of the thoracic aorta
    Florian S Schoenhoff
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Vasc Surg 45:597-9. 2007
    ..The device used in our series is the new E-vita open hybrid prosthesis consisting of a proximal woven polyester tube and a distal self-expandable nitinol stent graft, which can be delivered antegrade into the descending aorta...
  24. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and specific problems after cardiac surgery in adolescents and adults with congenital heart diseases
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 12:138-43. 2005
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyze QoL in GUCH patients who underwent cardiac surgery after the age of 14 years...
  25. ncbi request reprint The role of the sinuses of Valsalva in aortic root flow dynamics and aortic root surgery: evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging
    Florian S Schoenhoff
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Berne, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 18:380-5. 2009
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  26. ncbi request reprint First clinical results with a new mechanical connector for distal coronary artery anastomoses in CABG
    Friedrich S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 106:I1-4. 2002
    ..The initial experience with the first successful creation of mechanical vein-to-coronary artery anastomoses in humans is reported...
  27. ncbi request reprint The Shelhigh No-React bovine internal mammary artery: a questionable alternative conduit in coronary bypass surgery?
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:222-4. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was an invasive assessment of the patency of No-React bovine internal mammary artery (NRIMA grafts) used as bypass conduit in CABG surgery...
  28. doi request reprint Outcome and quality of life in patients treated for abdominal aortic aneurysms: a single center experience
    Florian Dick
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, and University of Bern, Berne 3010, Switzerland
    World J Surg 32:987-94. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare results of endovascular and open aneurysm repair (EVAR and OR) with adjusted standard populations, including stratification for urgency of presentation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Minimized cardiopulmonary bypass combined with a smart suction device: the future of cardiopulmonary bypass?
    Mario Stalder
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E235-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the literature and to present our experience with the MECC-smart suction system...
  30. ncbi request reprint Early clinical experience with a new tubular equine pericardial stentless aortic valve
    Friedrich S Eckstein
    Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiology, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 7:E498-502; discussion E498-502. 2004
    ..We assessed the implantation procedure and the valve's efficacy in terms of early mortality and morbidity and early echocardiographic valve performance...
  31. ncbi request reprint Facilitated vascular interrupted anastomosis in cardiovascular surgery with a new clip device
    Pascal A Berdat
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1256-8. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint Internal thoracic artery blood flow is not affected by major side branch
    Franz F Immer
    Department for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    J Card Surg 19:346-8. 2004
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  33. ncbi request reprint Aortic rupture in high-speed skiing crashes
    Georg Heller
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Trauma 61:979-80. 2006
    ..The injuries resemble high-energy trauma known from road crashes. The aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of acute traumatic descending aortic rupture in recreational skiing-crashes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass operation does not increase procoagulant and fibrinolytic activity: preliminary results
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1560-6. 2004
    ..This study analyzes the effects on coagulation and fibrinolysis comparing off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) and on-pump CABG operations...
  35. ncbi request reprint The St Jude Medical symmetry aortic connector system for proximal vein graft anastomoses in coronary artery bypass grafting
    Friedrich S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 123:777-82. 2002
    ..This new anastomosis system consists of a nickel-titanium (nitinol) connector, an aortic cutter, and a delivery device...
  36. ncbi request reprint Pain treatment with a COX-2 inhibitor after coronary artery bypass operation: a randomized trial
    Franz F Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Pain Therapy, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:490-5. 2003
    ..Adequate analgesic medication is mandatory after cardiac operations. Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors represent a new therapeutic option, acting primarily on the response to inflammation...
  37. doi request reprint Assessing the potential of international organ exchange--the Swiss experience
    Stephanie Schneider
    Swisstransplant, Swiss National Foundation for organ donation and transplantation, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1368-73. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the relevance of hearts and lungs offered by the European Organ Exchange Organisations to Swisstransplant, Switzerland's national organ procurement organisation...
  38. doi request reprint Patient characteristics of deceased organ donors in Switzerland 1998-2008
    Julius Weiss
    Swisstransplant, Swiss National Foundation for organ donation and transplantation, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 141:w13265. 2011
    ..The latter results in an augmentation of the proportion of organs from so called extended criteria donors, which, in the past, have been associated with inferior outcomes...