- Upper 'J' ministernotomy versus full sternotomy: an easier approach for aortic valve reoperationElisa Mikus
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM for Care and Research, ES Health Science Foundation, Cotignola RA, Italy
J Heart Valve Dis 22:295-300. 2013..The study aim was to compare the outcome after AVR through an upper 'J' ministernotomy compared to a standard full sternotomy approach in a redo operation...
- CentriMag venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support as treatment for patients with refractory postcardiotomy cardiogenic shockElisa Mikus
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Maria Cecilia Hospital, GVM for Care and Research, 13353Cotignola RA, Italy
ASAIO J 59:18-23. 2013..8%) patients were successfully discharged home. Levitronix CentriMag in ECMO configuration proved to be effective in managing postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock and the results are encouraging. The system was easy to install and manage...
- Left ventricular assist device or heart transplantation: impact of transpulmonary gradient and pulmonary vascular resistance on decision makingElisa Mikus
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:310-6. 2011..The aim of the study was to investigate the optimal parameters for treatment decisions and the time course of their potential reversal to normal values during preoperative inotropic support...
- Reversibility of fixed pulmonary hypertension in left ventricular assist device support recipientsElisa Mikus
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:971-7. 2011....