Volkmar Falk

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive versus open mitral valve surgery: a consensus statement of the international society of minimally invasive coronary surgery (ISMICS) 2010
    Volkmar Falk
    Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Universitatsspital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Innovations (Phila) 6:66-76. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Transapical aortic valve implantation with a self-expanding anatomically oriented valve
    Volkmar Falk
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 32:878-87. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Valvular disease in 2011: Breakthrough for intervention?
    Volkmar Falk
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, Zurich CH 8091, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Cardiol 9:77-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Low-dose, 128-slice, dual-source CT coronary angiography: accuracy and radiation dose of the high-pitch and the step-and-shoot mode
    Hatem Alkadhi
    University Hospital Zurich, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Raemistrasse 100, Zurich, Switzerland
    Heart 96:933-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Surviving 20 years after heart transplantation: a success story
    Hector Rodriguez Cetina Biefer
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:499-504. 2014
  6. pmc Implantation of personalized, biocompatible mitral annuloplasty rings: feasibility study in an animal model
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:417-22. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Combining cardiac magnetic resonance and computed tomography coronary calcium scoring: added value for the assessment of morphological coronary disease?
    Paul Stolzmann
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:969-77. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Image fusion of coronary CT angiography and cardiac perfusion MRI: a pilot study
    Paul Stolzmann
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 20:1174-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Fetal trans-apical stent delivery into the pulmonary artery: prospects for prenatal heart-valve implantation
    Benedikt Weber
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Surgical Research, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:398-403. 2012
  10. pmc Intramyocardial transplantation and tracking of human mesenchymal stem cells in a novel intra-uterine pre-immune fetal sheep myocardial infarction model: a proof of concept study
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Swiss Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e57759. 2013

Detail Information

Publications62

  1. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive versus open mitral valve surgery: a consensus statement of the international society of minimally invasive coronary surgery (ISMICS) 2010
    Volkmar Falk
    Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Universitatsspital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Innovations (Phila) 6:66-76. 2011
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Transapical aortic valve implantation with a self-expanding anatomically oriented valve
    Volkmar Falk
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 32:878-87. 2011
    ..Valve leaflets, made of bovine pericardium, are mounted on a Nitinol frame. Here, we report the first in man study with this new implant (Trial Identifier NCT00677638)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Valvular disease in 2011: Breakthrough for intervention?
    Volkmar Falk
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, Zurich CH 8091, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Cardiol 9:77-8. 2012
    ..However, both of the trials, and important registry data, identified limitations of transcatheter valve interventions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Low-dose, 128-slice, dual-source CT coronary angiography: accuracy and radiation dose of the high-pitch and the step-and-shoot mode
    Hatem Alkadhi
    University Hospital Zurich, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, Raemistrasse 100, Zurich, Switzerland
    Heart 96:933-8. 2010
    ..To compare the diagnostic accuracy and radiation doses of two low-dose protocols for coronary artery imaging with second-generation, dual-source CT in comparison with catheter angiography (CA)...
  5. doi request reprint Surviving 20 years after heart transplantation: a success story
    Hector Rodriguez Cetina Biefer
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 97:499-504. 2014
    ..We report the long-term outcomes of patients who survived 20 years or greater after heart transplantation...
  6. pmc Implantation of personalized, biocompatible mitral annuloplasty rings: feasibility study in an animal model
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:417-22. 2013
    ..The objective of this trial was to prove the concept of surgical implantation of a model-guided, personalized mitral annuloplasty ring, manufactured based on individual CT-scan models...
  7. doi request reprint Combining cardiac magnetic resonance and computed tomography coronary calcium scoring: added value for the assessment of morphological coronary disease?
    Paul Stolzmann
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:969-77. 2011
    ..Accuracy of the combined approach (87%) was significantly (P < 0.05) higher than that of CMR (82%) alone. Adding CS to CMR improves the accuracy for the detection of morphological CAD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Image fusion of coronary CT angiography and cardiac perfusion MRI: a pilot study
    Paul Stolzmann
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 20:1174-9. 2010
    ..To develop a tool for the image fusion of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fetal trans-apical stent delivery into the pulmonary artery: prospects for prenatal heart-valve implantation
    Benedikt Weber
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery and Department of Surgical Research, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:398-403. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Intramyocardial transplantation and tracking of human mesenchymal stem cells in a novel intra-uterine pre-immune fetal sheep myocardial infarction model: a proof of concept study
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Swiss Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 8:e57759. 2013
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Stem cell-based transcatheter aortic valve implantation: first experiences in a pre-clinical model
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Swiss Center for Regenerative Medicine, University and University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 5:874-83. 2012
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Off-pump surgery for the poor ventricle?
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Raemi Street 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Heart Vessels 27:258-64. 2012
    ..92.8%; PS-OR = 0.75; p = 0.50). OPCAB in patients with severely decreased EF is safe and feasible. It may even benefit these patients in regard to non-cardiac complications and does not come at cost of less complete revascularization...
  13. doi request reprint High-pitch dual-source CT angiography of the aortic valve-aortic root complex without ECG-synchronization
    Christoph Karlo
    Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 21:205-12. 2011
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Frailty is a predictor of short- and mid-term mortality after elective cardiac surgery independently of age
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 18:580-5. 2014
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Early and late mortality in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: comparison of the novel EuroScore II with established risk scores
    Barbara E Stähli
    Department of Cardiology, University Heart Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Cardiology 126:15-23. 2013
    ..In the evaluation of patients considered for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), the EuroScore II might be superior to established risk scores...
  16. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic valve implantation using anatomically oriented, marrow stromal cell-based, stented, tissue-engineered heart valves: technical considerations and implications for translational cell-based heart valve concepts
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Swiss Center for Regenerative Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:61-8. 2014
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Feasibility of the Engager™ aortic transcatheter valve system using a flexible over-the-wire design
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:e48-52. 2012
    ..The aim was to investigate the safety and feasibility of the redesigned Engager™ transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system...
  18. doi request reprint Incidence of sternal wound infection after reexploration in the intensive care unit and the use of local gentamycin
    Diana Reser
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 94:2033-7. 2012
    ..When performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), sterility issues arise. Our aim was to examine the incidence of sternal wound infection (SWI) after reexploration in the ICU for bleeding with routine use of local gentamycin...
  19. doi request reprint Off-the-shelf human decellularized tissue-engineered heart valves in a non-human primate model
    Benedikt Weber
    Swiss Center of Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 34:7269-80. 2013
    ..These biomaterials may ultimately overcome the limitations of currently used valve replacements by providing homologous, non-immunogenic, off-the-shelf replacement constructs...
  20. doi request reprint Obesity should not deter a surgeon from selecting a minimally invasive approach for mitral valve surgery
    Diana Reser
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Innovations (Phila) 8:225-9. 2013
    ..Our aim was to investigate the outcomes of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through a right lateral minithoracotomy in patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or greater...
  21. ncbi request reprint Innovations in minimally invasive mitral valve pair
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Surg Technol Int 22:207-12. 2012
    ..Several disadvantages have been observed preventing a broad clinical use of some of these devices. There is a continuous effort to develop innovative techniques to optimize MV repair and to decrease invasiveness...
  22. doi request reprint Safe, effective and durable epicardial left atrial appendage clip occlusion in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery: first long-term results from a prospective device trial
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 45:126-31. 2014
    ..This is the first report of long-term safety and efficacy data on LAA closure using a novel epicardial LAA clip device in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  23. doi request reprint Integrated x-ray and echocardiography imaging for structural heart interventions
    Roberto Corti
    HeartClinic Hirslanden, Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland
    EuroIntervention 9:863-9. 2013
    ..This new imaging technology seeks to improve the communication between the echocardiographer and the interventionalist, to increase the confidence and anatomical awareness, to assist in guidance, and to increase procedural efficiency. ..
  24. doi request reprint Functionality, growth and accelerated aging of tissue engineered living autologous vascular grafts
    Jens M Kelm
    Swiss Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Hospital and University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 33:8277-85. 2012
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  25. ncbi request reprint Assessment of inflammatory response to transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation compared to transapical and surgical procedures: a pilot study
    Barbara E Stähli
    Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 24:407-11. 2012
    ..Surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) has been associated with systemic inflammatory reactions. Yet, the role of inflammation following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has not been fully elucidated...
  26. doi request reprint Total arterial off-pump surgery provides excellent outcomes and does not compromise complete revascularization
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:e25-31. 2012
    ..The feasibility of OPCAB-TAR with specific regards to the complete revascularization (CR) in patients with multi-vessel disease was evaluated...
  27. ncbi request reprint Low-dose CT and cardiac MR for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease: accuracy of single and combined approaches
    Hans Scheffel
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistr 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:579-90. 2010
    ..Taking CA as standard of reference, low-dose CTCA outperforms CMR with regard to sensitivity and NPV, whereas CMR is more specific and has a higher PPV than low-dose CTCA...
  28. doi request reprint Is off-pump superior to conventional coronary artery bypass grafting in diabetic patients with multivessel disease?
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:233-9. 2011
    ..In this study, the safety, feasibility, and completeness of revascularization for this subset of patients was assessed...
  29. doi request reprint Computed tomography of the lung in the high-pitch mode: is breath holding still required?
    Stephan Baumueller
    Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Invest Radiol 46:240-5. 2011
    ..To prospectively investigate whether the high-pitch mode (HPM) for computed tomography (CT) enables the diagnostic visualization of the lung parenchyma without suspended respiration...
  30. pmc The endovascular occlusion system for safe and immediate peripheral vessel occlusion during vascular interventions
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:882-5. 2013
    ..Owing to its long-term safety and efficacy the EOS may represent a promising and effective alternative to currently available devices for vessel occlusion during vascular interventions. ..
  31. doi request reprint Safety and feasibility of novel technology fusing echocardiography and fluoroscopy images during MitraClip interventions
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    EuroIntervention 9:1210-6. 2014
    ..We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this novel software during MitraClip procedures...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Indication and timing of heart valve surgery - summery of the European guidelines]
    Simon H Sündermann
    Klinik für Herz und Gefässchirurgie, Universitatsspital Zurich
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 103:445-51. 2014
    ..Here we want to summarize the recommendations of these guidelines in regards of timing of the surgical intervention. ..
  33. doi request reprint Transcatheter based electromechanical mapping guided intramyocardial transplantation and in vivo tracking of human stem cell based three dimensional microtissues in the porcine heart
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Swiss Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 34:2428-41. 2013
    ..The concept of 3D cellular self-assembly represents a promising application format as a next generation technology for cell-based myocardial regeneration...
  34. doi request reprint Injectable living marrow stromal cell-based autologous tissue engineered heart valves: first experiences with a one-step intervention in primates
    Benedikt Weber
    Swiss Center for Regenerative Medicine, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 32:2830-40. 2011
    ..This study investigates the feasibility of injectable, marrow stromal cell-based, autologous, living tissue engineered heart valves (TEHV) generated and implanted in a one-step intervention in non-human primates...
  35. ncbi request reprint Uncommon cause of ventricular tachycardia in a patient with a giant pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta
    Christoph Thomas Starck
    Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 61:603-5. 2013
    ..We present an uncommon cause of ventricular tachycardia due to excessive right coronary artery stretch in a patient with a giant pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta years after aortic root repair. ..
  36. doi request reprint Human stem cell-based three-dimensional microtissues for advanced cardiac cell therapies
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Swiss Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Biomaterials 34:6339-54. 2013
    ..The concept of 3D-MT in vitro generation prior to cell transplantation may represent a promising delivery format for future strategies to enhance cellular engraftment and survival...
  37. doi request reprint The potential value of hybrid positron emission tomography/dual-source computed tomography imaging in coronary bypass surgery
    Andre Plass
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 14:E283-90. 2011
    ....
  38. pmc HEARTSTRING enabled no-touch proximal anastomosis for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: current evidence and technique
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:538-41. 2013
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Negative microbiological results are not mandatory in deep sternal wound infections before wound closure
    Hector Rodriguez Cetina Biefer
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:306-10; discussion 310. 2012
    ..To define the outcome of treatment for deep sternal wound infections (DSWIs) using direct wound closure (DC) or vacuum-assisted therapy (VAT) based on negative vs. positive microbiological results...
  40. doi request reprint Intramural aortic abscess mimicking chronic aortic dissection
    Ayhan Sahin
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Heart Surg Forum 15:E143-4. 2012
    ..Intraoperatively, the intramural structure was identified as an abscess cavity...
  41. doi request reprint Aortic no-touch technique makes the difference in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 142:1499-506. 2011
    ..We evaluate the impact of partial aortic clamping (PC) versus a no-touch technique using either the HEARTSTRING system (HS) or total arterial revascularization (TAR) on the incidence of stroke...
  42. doi request reprint One-year follow-up of patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery assessed with the Comprehensive Assessment of Frailty test and its simplified form
    Simon Sündermann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 13:119-23; discussion 123. 2011
    ..CAF is a new additional tool to assess prognosis of elderly patients before cardiac surgical interventions. The 'CAF' score facilitates prediction of mid-term outcome of high-risk elderly patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Impact of a femoral snare approach as a bailout procedure on success rates in lead extractions
    Christoph Thomas Starck
    Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 18:551-5. 2014
    ..In case of absent alternative approaches, the procedure may end with failure. Therefore, we investigated the femoral snare approach (FSA) as bailout procedure...
  44. doi request reprint Mitral valve reconstruction - timing, surgical techniques and results
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 142:w13715. 2012
    ..Modern repair techniques such as neo-chord implantation with the loop-technique combined with minimally invasive access routes result in low mortality and morbidity and short hospital stay as well as high patient satisfaction...
  45. pmc Epicardial left atrial appendage clip occlusion also provides the electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage
    Christoph T Starck
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 15:416-8. 2012
    ..As such, we sought to demonstrate whether surgical epicardial clip occlusion leads to the electrical isolation of the LAA...
  46. doi request reprint Sizing the mitral annulus in healthy subjects and patients with mitral regurgitation: 2D versus 3D measurements from cardiac CT
    Sonja Gordic
    Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 30:389-98. 2014
    ..Systematic differences exist between 2D and 3D measurements for all circumferential measurements...
  47. doi request reprint Second-generation transapical valves: the Medtronic Engager system
    Simon H Sündermann
    Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg 2014:mmu001. 2014
    ..The results from the following European pivotal trial led to CE mark approval in 2013. Here, we describe technical details of the device and its implantation technique and highlight special steps of the procedure. ..
  48. doi request reprint Completely epicardial implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator using a minimal invasive approach
    Christoph Thomas Starck
    Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 62:70-2. 2014
    ..Due to a chronic Q fever the patient was regarded unsuitable for a transvenous implantation. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint A physiological controller for turbodynamic ventricular assist devices based on a measurement of the left ventricular volume
    Gregor Ochsner
    Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Artif Organs 38:527-38. 2014
    ..The same results are obtained in the case of a disturbed LVV signal. The results presented in the current article motivate the development of a robust, long-term stable sensor to measure the LVV. ..
  50. doi request reprint Use of extracellular matrix materials in patients with endocarditis
    Simon Harald Sündermann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 62:76-9. 2014
    ..Atlanta, Georgia, United States) was used to repair intracardiac structures with good results in follow-up up to 3 months. CorMatrix ECM may be an adequate alternative to foreign material for patients with endocarditis. ..
  51. pmc Concept and first experimental results of a new ferromagnetic assist device for extra-aortic counterpulsation
    Christoph T Starck
    Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 18:13-6. 2014
    ..The driving force is generated by an external magnetic field, which leads to contraction of a soft magnetic cuff. The force generation capacity of the device was tested in a silicone aorta model...
  52. ncbi request reprint RESULTS: of transvenous lead extraction of coronary sinus leads in patients with cardiac 4703 resynchronization therapy
    Christoph T Starck
    Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Chin Med J (Engl) 126:4703-6. 2013
    ..The need for transvenous lead extraction procedures of coronary sinus (CS) leads is increasing due to rising numbers of implanted cardiac resynchronization therapy devices during the past decade...
  53. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator treatment in patients with end-stage heart failure awaiting heart transplantation
    Georg M Fröhlich
    Cardiovascular Division, University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, Zurich CH 8091, Switzerland
    Heart 99:1158-65. 2013
    ..This study was designed to delineate the role of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy for the primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death in patients listed for heart transplantation...
  54. pmc Interhospital transfer of seriously sick ARDS patients using veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): Concept of an ECMO transport team
    Christoph T Starck
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Clinic of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 3:46-50. 2013
    ..Since primary care centers are unable to provide this therapy, such patients need a transfer to a tertiary care center, which may be life-threatening without extracorporeal support...
  55. ncbi request reprint Low dose high-pitch spiral acquisition 128-slice dual-source computed tomography for the evaluation of coronary artery bypass graft patency
    Robert Goetti
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Invest Radiol 45:324-30. 2010
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Acute haemodynamic changes after percutaneous mitral valve repair: relation to mid-term outcomes
    Oliver Gaemperli
    Andreas Gruntzig Laboratories, Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, Zurich, Switzerland
    Heart 98:126-32. 2012
    ..Percutaneous mitral valve repair (MVR) using the Evalve MitraClip has been recently introduced as a potential alternative to surgical MVR...
  57. doi request reprint How good patient blood management leads to excellent outcomes in Jehovah's witness patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Maximilian Y Emmert
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Institute of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:183-8. 2011
    ..The refusal of blood products makes open-heart surgery in Jehovah's witnesses (JW) an ethical challenge. We demonstrate how patient blood management strategies lead to excellent surgical outcomes...
  58. doi request reprint Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome: is the configuration mode an important predictor for the outcome?
    Frederik Stöhr
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 12:676-80. 2011
    ..The configuration mode appears to impact the outcome as the veno-venoarterial appears to further improve the survival in this subset of patients...
  59. pmc Living-engineered valves for transcatheter venous valve repair
    Benedikt Weber
    1 Swiss Center for Regenerative Medicine, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Tissue Eng Part C Methods 20:451-63. 2014
    ..These constructs hold the potential to overcome the limitations of currently used non-autologous replacement materials and may open new therapeutic concepts for the treatment of CVI in the future. ..
  60. pmc EH-myomesin splice isoform is a novel marker for dilated cardiomyopathy
    Roman Schoenauer
    Swiss Center for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Basic Res Cardiol 106:233-47. 2011
    ..We suggest that the up-regulation of EH-myomesin denotes an adaptive remodeling of the sarcomere cytoskeleton in the dilated heart and might serve as a marker for DCM in mouse and human myocardium...
  61. doi request reprint Aortic valve replacement through a minimally invasive approach: preoperative planning, surgical technique, and outcome
    Andre Plass
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Zurich, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:1851-6. 2009
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  62. ncbi request reprint Neochordae implantation made easy with an adjustable device: early report of acute and chronic animal experiments
    Francesco Maisano
    San Raffaele Hospital, Milano, Italy
    Innovations (Phila) 5:287-90. 2010
    ..We describe a system specifically designed to facilitate rapid, uncomplicated implantation and off-pump, beating heart adjustment of neochordae...