Volkmar Falk

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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. doi 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. doi 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 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
  6. doi 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications31

  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. doi 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. doi 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 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)...
  6. doi 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
    ....
  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. 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...
  9. 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
    ....
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. doi 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
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  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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  23. doi 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
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  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. doi 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
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  29. 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...
  30. 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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  31. 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...