T P Carrel

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Acute aortic dissection determines the fate of initially untreated aortic segments in Marfan syndrome
    Florian S Schoenhoff
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Circulation 127:1569-75. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices: a valid option for heart failure patients
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13701. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Huge ruptured and infected pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta and aortic arch with erosion of sternum after previous cardiac surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 24:229-31. 2012
  4. pmc Tailored total lymphoid irradiation in heart transplant patients: 10-years experience of one center
    Pirus Ghadjar
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Bern, Freiburgstrasse, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 5:3. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Combined surgical and endovascular approach to treat a complex aortic coarctation without extracorporeal circulation
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1462-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical and angiographic results after mechanical connection for distal anastomosis in coronary surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1632-40. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Ascending aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aortic isthmus and hypoplastic aortic arch: simultaneous treatment through sternotomy
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1463. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Reoperations and late adverse outcome in Marfan patients following cardiovascular surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:671-5. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgery of the dilated aortic root and ascending aorta in pediatric patients: techniques and results
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:249-54. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls and key lessons with the symmetry proximal anastomotic device in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1434-6. 2003

Detail Information

Publications112 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Acute aortic dissection determines the fate of initially untreated aortic segments in Marfan syndrome
    Florian S Schoenhoff
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Circulation 127:1569-75. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to investigate incidence and causes of surgical interventions in primarily nontreated aortic segments after previous aortic repair in patients with Marfan syndrome...
  2. doi request reprint Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices: a valid option for heart failure patients
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13701. 2012
    ..After an initial learning curve, one-year mortality dropped to 10.4% in the last 58 patients...
  3. doi request reprint Huge ruptured and infected pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta and aortic arch with erosion of sternum after previous cardiac surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 24:229-31. 2012
    ..Using fully biological material, reconstruction of the ascending aorta and proximal arch was successfully performed...
  4. pmc Tailored total lymphoid irradiation in heart transplant patients: 10-years experience of one center
    Pirus Ghadjar
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospital Bern, Freiburgstrasse, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiat Oncol 5:3. 2010
    ..To assess safety and efficacy of tailored total lymphoid irradiation (tTLI) in cardiac transplant patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Combined surgical and endovascular approach to treat a complex aortic coarctation without extracorporeal circulation
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1462-5. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Clinical and angiographic results after mechanical connection for distal anastomosis in coronary surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1632-40. 2004
    ..We investigated the stainless steel clip system of St Jude Medical/Anastomotic Technology Group (Maple Grove, Minn) to connect saphenous vein grafts with coronary arteries...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ascending aortic aneurysm, coarctation of the aortic isthmus and hypoplastic aortic arch: simultaneous treatment through sternotomy
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1463. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Reoperations and late adverse outcome in Marfan patients following cardiovascular surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:671-5. 2004
    ..Aim of this report was to analyze the type of presentation and the incidence of cardiovascular lesions and the clinical follow-up after initial surgery, mainly aortic root repair or replacement...
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgery of the dilated aortic root and ascending aorta in pediatric patients: techniques and results
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:249-54. 2003
    ..This report evaluates the incidence of dilatative aortic root and ascending aortic pathology in patients younger than 18 years and analyzes the results obtained after repair and replacement strategies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls and key lessons with the symmetry proximal anastomotic device in coronary artery bypass surgery
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1434-6. 2003
    ..Increasing practice of less-invasive coronary artery bypass surgery has generated a revival of automated methods to facilitate the creation of vascular connections during coronary artery bypass grafting procedures...
  11. ncbi request reprint Thyronin treatment in adult and pediatric heart surgery: clinical experience and review of the literature
    Thierry Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Heart Fail 4:577-82. 2002
    ..From this experience we suggest that T(3) treatment may improve hemodynamics in a substantial proportion of cardiac and cardiosurgical patients in whom more conventional treatment is unsuccessful...
  12. doi request reprint Septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: coil, boil and the role of rescue surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:210-1. 2009
    ..We present the history of a patient who underwent alcohol ablation and developed a life-threatening ventricular septal defect consecutively to a large myocardial infarction because of alcohol injection into the LAD...
  13. ncbi request reprint Complete replacement of the supraaortic branches and of the aortic arch facilitated by a "reversed" elephant trunk
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:2159. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint A less invasive approach to completely repair the aortic arch
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 80:1475-8. 2005
    ..However, this approach is associated with major perioperative risks. The significant risks associated with conventional open repair of the thoracic aorta are the main argument for less invasive strategies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bovine valved jugular vein (Contegra) to reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tract
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Expert Rev Med Devices 1:11-9. 2004
    ..The principal late problem related to extracardiac conduit operations is the inevitable need for one or more conduit replacements due to patient somatic growth or progressive conduit degeneration and calcification leading to stenosis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Successful extracorporeal life support using a new micro-diagonal pump in a child with acute laryngotracheobronchitis, lung failure, and untractable septic shock
    Thierry Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:824-5. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary. Favorable early and mid-term outcomes after corrective congenital surgery (including reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract) have led to an increasing demand for right ventricular-pulmonary artery
    Thierry Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Berne, Freiburgstrasse, Berne CH 3010, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:2050-1. 2007
  18. doi request reprint Deleterious outcome of No-React-treated stentless valved conduits after aortic root replacement: why were warnings ignored?
    Thierry P Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:52-7. 2008
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Preliminary results following reinforcement of the pulmonary autograft to prevent dilatation after the Ross procedure
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, University Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:472-5. 2008
    ..We present our early experience with an external reinforcement of the autograft, which is inserted into a prosthetic Dacron graft with an artificial aortic root configuration. This detail should help to prevent neoaortic root dilatation...
  20. doi request reprint [Role of coronary artery bypass grafting in the treatment of coronary artery disease - a well-balanced information of the patients and objective decision making are welcome]
    Thierry Carrel
    Universitätsklinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Inselspital, Bern
    Ther Umsch 66:293-300. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Coronary bypass surgery in patients treated with clopidogrel. Is it safe?
    Thierry Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Cardiol 24:539-43. 2009
    ..If patients undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) early after clopidogrel loading or during continued exposure, it seems reasonable to expect an increase in bleeding complications...
  22. ncbi request reprint The relationship between surgeon and basic scientist
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Transpl Immunol 9:331-7. 2002
    ..Surgeons must plan for a speciality that may look quite different in the next future...
  23. ncbi request reprint Images in cardio-thoracic surgery. Descending aortic aneurysm following ascending to descending bypass in the treatment of aortic re-coarctation
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Freiburgstrasse, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:760. 2002
  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular interventions during oncologic surgery: technical principles and mid-term survival
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Vasa 29:133-7. 2000
    ..However, some tumors infiltrate the arterial adventitia which should be resected or might be injured in cases where radical surgery is attempted...
  25. ncbi request reprint Definitive cure of recurrent prosthetic endocarditis using silver-coated St. Jude Medical heart valves: a preliminary case report
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 7:531-3. 1998
    ..Although the present patient is an isolated case, it was encouraging to find not only a well-healed mitral valve silver-coated prosthesis but also no persistent or recurrent infection during a nine-month follow up...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pneumonia after cardiac surgery is predictable by tracheal aspirates but cannot be prevented by prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis
    T P Carrel
    Department of Infectiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:143-8. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the value of tracheal aspirate as a predictor of pneumonia after coronary artery bypass grafting and to evaluate the efficacy of prolonged perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis...
  27. ncbi request reprint The reversed and bidirectional elephant trunk technique in the treatment of complex aortic aneurysms
    T Carrel
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 122:587-91. 2001
    ..We present here our experience with further developments of this technique, which we call the reversed elephant trunk and bidirectional elephant trunk...
  28. ncbi request reprint Outcome of thoracoabdominal aortic operations using deep hypothermia and distal exsanguination
    T P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery and Institute of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 69:692-5. 2000
    ..Operation of the descending and thoracoabdominal aorta may be affected by a significant perioperative morbidity, mainly because of ischemic damage of the spinal cord and malperfusion of the abdominal organs...
  29. ncbi request reprint Separate revascularization of the visceral arteries in thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair
    T P Carrel
    Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 68:573-5. 1999
    ..This unexpected and tricky situation was treated by separate revascularization of each visceral artery using small-caliber prosthetic grafts as interposition between the aortic prosthesis and the ostia of the visceral arteries...
  30. ncbi request reprint Intra- and postoperative quality control in minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery
    T Carrel
    Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Inselspital Bern
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 129:951-6. 1999
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint [Political and economic aspects of heart transplantation]
    T Carrel
    Klinik fur Thorax, Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Universitatsspital Bern
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 128:1298-304. 1998
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Complete transposition of the great arteries: surgical concepts for patients with systemic right ventricular failure following intraatrial repair
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 48:224-7. 2000
    ..Orthotopic heart transplantation is the only alternative if the left ventricle does not respond to pulmonary artery banding...
  33. ncbi request reprint Budd--Chiari syndrome and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:525-7. 2001
    ..Surprisingly, thrombus formation was observed in the venous reservoir although ACT was 590 s and aPTT 55 s. An additional bolus of hirudin and rinsing the reservoir allowed unproblematic discontinuation of the cardiopulmonary bypass...
  34. ncbi request reprint Aprotinin in pediatric cardiac operations: a benefit in complex malformations and with high-dose regimen only
    T P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:153-8. 1998
    ..At present there are only a few studies available that have investigated a small number of patients in several heterogeneous groups of malformations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Low systemic vascular resistance after cardiopulmonary bypass: incidence, etiology, and clinical importance
    T Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    J Card Surg 15:347-53. 2000
    ..The etiology is not completely elucidated and the clinical importance remains speculative...
  36. ncbi request reprint [The Sorin pericardial bioprosthesis--a stentless aortic valve with very good hemodynamic performance]
    V A Gegouskov
    Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsspital Inselspital, Bern, Schweiz
    Swiss Surg 9:247-52. 2003
    ..In this study we assessed the hemodynamic performance of this valve and its impact on LV-mass regression after aortic valve replacement...
  37. ncbi request reprint Transit-time flow measurement for detection of early graft failure during myocardial revascularization
    B H Walpoth
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 66:1097-100. 1998
    ..This study was designed to look at intraoperative graft flow and resistance in patients with coronary artery disease...
  38. ncbi request reprint Minimizing aortic manipulation during OPCAB using the symmetry aortic connector system for proximal vein graft anastomoses
    F S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:S995-8. 2001
    ..We report our initial experience with the successful creation of mechanical proximal vein graft anastomoses in off-pump coronary artery bypass operations...
  39. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous dissection of common iliac artery. A case report
    H Savolainen
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 38:263-5. 2004
    ..A prerelease control computed tomography examination showed a dissection of the distal aorta and left iliac artery. To their knowledge, the combination of the 2 dissections has not been previously published...
  40. ncbi request reprint Aprotinin reduces blood loss in off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery
    L Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:545-51. 2002
    ..Effects of aprotinin in off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery have not yet been described. This study analyses hemostasiologic changes and potential benefit in OPCAB patients treated with aprotinin...
  41. doi request reprint Growth potential of U-clip interrupted versus polypropylene running suture anastomosis in congenital cardiac surgery: intermediate term results
    Pascal A Berdat
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:565-70. 2009
    ..P, P=ns). Anastomotic growth, stenosis and reintervention rates show no difference between interrupted U-clip and polypropylene running sutured technique in Coarc repair, BDG and MPA anastomosis in ASO...
  42. 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Management of aortic aneurysms in patients with connective tissue disease
    F Schoenhoff
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 54:125-34. 2013
    ..Recent reports estimate that 20% of patients presenting with thoracic aortic disease do have an underlying genetic basis of disease...
  44. ncbi request reprint Acute pulmonary embolectomy three days following a coronary artery bypass graft procedure
    D Kuklinski
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Anaesth Intensive Care 35:294-7. 2007
    ..The possibility of pulmonary embolism must be taken into consideration in post-cardiopulmonary bypass patients with acute onset of chest pain and respiratory insufficiency...
  45. doi request reprint Off-pump extraanatomic aortic bypass for the treatment of complex aortic coarctation and hypoplastic aortic arch
    Florian S Schoenhoff
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:460-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of off-pump extraanatomic aortic bypass as a surgical alternative to local repair...
  46. ncbi request reprint Quality of life after mitral valve surgery: differences between reconstruction and replacement
    Franz E Immer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 12:162-8. 2003
    ..Mitral valve reconstruction (MRr) is assumed to be better tolerated than mitral valve replacement (MVR). The study aim was to assess mid-term QoL in patients undergoing isolated mitral valve surgery...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. doi request reprint Absence of prosthesis-patient mismatch with the new generation of Edwards stented aortic bioprosthesis
    Thomas R Wyss
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:884-7; discussion 887-8. 2010
    ..Nine patients died during follow-up. The Carpentier-Edwards PMEAV bioprosthesis shows excellent hemodynamic performance. This valve can be implanted in all sizes with an incidence of severe PPM below 0.5%...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Modified repair of mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
    P A Berdat
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:723-5. 2001
    ..We report a modified technique of complete intracardiac repair of mixed supracardiac and cardiac TAPVC in a 3-year-old child without pulmonary venous sinus-to-left atrium anastomosis...
  52. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of coronary bypass flow with color-Doppler and magnetic resonance imaging techniques: comparison with intraoperative flow measurements
    B H Walpoth
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Radiology and Cardiology, University Hospital Insel, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 15:795-802. 1999
    ..The aim of the study was to compare intraoperative transit time flow measurements of coronary bypass grafts with early postoperative color-Doppler and MR-imaging assessment...
  53. 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint Bovine mesenteric vein graft (ProCol) in critical limb ischaemia with tissue loss and infection
    J Schmidli
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 27:251-3. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the use of bovine mesenteric vein (ProCol) graft in patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI), tissue loss/infection and no autologous vein available for reconstruction...
  55. ncbi request reprint Transapical implantation of a novel self-expanding sutureless aortic valve prosthesis
    Mario Stalder
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:182-7; discussion 188. 2010
    ..The aim of this animal study was to develop a reliable protocol to facilitate the transapical implantation of this self-expanding valve in a porcine model...
  56. ncbi request reprint Activated coagulation during open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Berne, Freiburgstrasse, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    J Vasc Surg 43:1124-9. 2006
    ..The study was conducted to determine activation of coagulation in patients undergoing open and endovascular infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)...
  57. ncbi request reprint Leakage of the arterial prosthesis of an Impella RVAD
    Hendrik T Tevaearai
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1527-9. 2006
    ..The prosthesis was thus wrapped within a pericardial patch to contain the leakage. Three days later the patient could be successfully weaned and the pump was removed. The clinical evolution was favorable...
  58. 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...
  59. 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
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Anatomic repair of a left main coronary artery aneurysm
    Friedrich S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Freiburgstrasse, CH 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 32:661. 2007
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  63. 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...
  64. doi request reprint Different anticoagulation strategies in off-pump coronary artery bypass operations: a European survey
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital, Freiburgstrasse, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:378-82. 2008
    ..This survey demonstrates widely different intra- and perioperative anticoagulation strategies for OPCAB procedures among European surgeons...
  65. 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint Importance of implant technique on risk of major paravalvular leak (PVL) after St. Jude mechanical heart valve replacement: a report from the Artificial Valve Endocarditis Reduction Trial (AVERT)
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital, Freiburgstrasse, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:838-43. 2005
    ..To examine risk factors for major paravalvular leak (PVL) events after mechanical heart valve replacement...
  67. ncbi request reprint Experimental stenting of the posterior mitral leaflet to correct prolapse in mitral valve insufficiency
    Friedrich S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 8:E228-31. 2005
    ..A new time-saving concept of mitral valve reconstruction by stenting the posterior mitral leaflet in combination with semicircular annuloplasty is presented...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. ncbi request reprint Aortic root replacement with a new stentless aortic valve xenograft conduit: preliminary hemodynamic and clinical results
    Thierry P Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 12:752-7. 2003
    ..The initial clinical and hemodynamic results with this porcine valved conduit in the aortic position are presented herein...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Aprotinin in coronary operation with cardiopulmonary bypass: does "low-dose" aprotinin inhibit the inflammatory response?
    Lars Englberger
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:1897-904. 2002
    ..This study evaluates the effects of low-dose aprotinin on inflammatory markers in patients scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass grafting...
  74. 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...
  75. ncbi request reprint Two generations of the St. Jude Medical ATG coronary connector systems for coronary artery anastomoses in coronary artery bypass grafting
    Friedrich S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:S1363-7. 2002
    ..Jude Medical ATG coronary connector systems (investigational stainless steel device, not yet commercially available) for vein-to-coronary artery anastomoses is reported here...
  76. ncbi request reprint First clinical experience with an anastomotic device to facilitate aortomesenteric saphenous vein bypass
    Jurg Schmidli
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    J Vasc Surg 36:859-62. 2002
    ..Sutureless anastomoses reduce the need for extensive dissection of the inflow vessel and may be performed rapidly and without blood loss...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Soluble type A substance in fresh-frozen plasma as a function of ABO and Secretor genotypes and Lewis phenotype
    F J Achermann
    University Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, HGEK Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Transfus Apher Sci 32:255-62. 2005
    ..2 aU for 6 A2 non-secretors. Homozygous expression of the A1, A2 and Secretor alleles did not increase SAS levels. Only total anti-A TRC, but not IgG class-specific TRC depended on the detected SAS level (r = 0.566, p = 0.0003)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Delayed visceral malperfusion in aortic dissection-successful surgical revascularization using a saphenous vein graft
    Beat Kipfer
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:903-5. 2005
    ..We report two patients who underwent surgical revascularization of the celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery for delayed abdominal malperfusion due to aortic dissection...
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint Heart valve sound of various mechanical composite grafts, and the impact on patients' quality of life
    Karl Golczyk
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:228-32. 2010
    ..The study aim was to compare the closing sounds of three various mechanical composite graft prostheses, and to analyze the impact of such sounds on the patients' quality of life...
  84. ncbi request reprint Rupture of a polypropylene suture after aortic operation: a scanning electronic microscopical assessment of potential mechanisms
    Christoph Huber
    Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:1318-21. 2003
    ..Pictures were obtained by light microscopy and electron microscopy...
  85. ncbi request reprint The role of contrast-enhanced spiral CT imaging versus chest X-rays in surgical therapeutic concepts and thoracic aortic injury: a 29-year Swiss retrospective analysis of aortic surgery
    Aristomenis K Exadaktylos
    Trauma and Emergency Unit, and Department of Anaesthesia, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc J S Afr 16:162-5. 2005
    ..Blunt chest trauma accounts for 90% of chest trauma in the civilian population in Europe and the United States and causes 20% of trauma-related deaths. Missed aortic injuries can rupture and lead to subsequent death of the patient...
  86. doi request reprint Massive intraoperative thrombus of the aortic arch and proximal descending aorta
    David C Reineke
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Freiburgstrasse, Bern, Switzerland
    J Card Surg 24:470-2. 2009
    ..Transesophageal echocardiography showed a massive circular thrombosis of the distal aortic arch. The patient received a covered stent to expand the residual aortic lumen and left the hospital in good health...
  87. ncbi request reprint Common femoral artery--uncommon aneurysms
    H Savolainen
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Scand J Surg 92:203-5. 2003
    ..Femoral artery aneurysms are rare. Their natural history, tendency to embolize or rupture are not well known...
  88. ncbi request reprint Constrictive tuberculous pericarditis in a HIV-positive patient
    F S Eckstein
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:940-2. 2001
    ..Pericardectomy was performed. The therapeutical approach is discussed and the literature is reviewed...
  89. 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...
  90. 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...
  91. 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...
  92. 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...
  93. 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...
  94. 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)...
  95. 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
    ....
  96. 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...
  97. 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...
  98. 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...
  99. doi request reprint Fine-tuning of substrate architecture and surface chemistry promotes muscle tissue development
    A G Guex
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital Berne, University Hospital and University of Berne, Murtenstrasse 35, 3010 Berne, Switzerland
    Acta Biomater 8:1481-9. 2012
    ..The current study highlights the manifold material characteristics to be addressed during the substrate design process and provides insight into processes to improve bio-interfaces...
  100. ncbi request reprint Isolated amelanotic malignant melanoma of the heart
    M K Bohlmann
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Switzerland
    Br J Dermatol 146:912-5. 2002
    ..A review of the literature on cardiac involvement of melanoma is provided...
  101. ncbi request reprint Association of ABO histo-blood group B allele with myocardial infarction
    U E Nydegger
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Immunogenet 30:201-6. 2003
    ..038) when classical risk factors were adjusted for by unconditional logistic regression. In conclusion, the ABO blood group B allele was found to be an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction...