Luca Weltert

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Valsalva graft in the Bentall procedure: from mechanical valve to the BioValsalva, world's first biological aortic conduit
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Roma, Italy
    Surg Technol Int 17:216-21. 2008
  2. pmc Annular dilatation and loss of sino-tubular junction in aneurysmatic aorta: implications on leaflet quality at the time of surgery. A finite element study
    Luca Weltert
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:8-12. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Diastolic properties of the Sorin Solo, ATS 3F, Edwards Prima Plus and Medtronic Freestyle stentless valves: an independent in-vitro comparison
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:99-105. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Preoperative very short-term, high-dose erythropoietin administration diminishes blood transfusion rate in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a randomized blind controlled study
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:621-6; discussion 626-7. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Use of the Valsalva graft and long-term follow-up
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:S23-7; discussion S45-51. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Re-creation of a sinuslike graft expansion in Bentall procedure reduces stress at the coronary button anastomoses: A finite element study
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1082-7. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Sorin Solo stentless valve: extended adaptability for sinotubular junction mismatch
    Luca Weltert
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Via Portuense 700, 00149 Rome, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:548-51. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint A third generation of ascending aorta Dacron graft: preliminary experience
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:305-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Sinotubular junction size affects aortic root geometry and aortic valve function in the aortic valve reimplantation procedure: an in vitro study using the Valsalva graft
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1214-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint A method to avoid knot-tying in artificial chordae implantation for mitral valve repair
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:249-53. 2010

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Valsalva graft in the Bentall procedure: from mechanical valve to the BioValsalva, world's first biological aortic conduit
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Roma, Italy
    Surg Technol Int 17:216-21. 2008
    ..The authors' preliminary clinical experience with the BioValsalva is reported herein and the technique is discussed...
  2. pmc Annular dilatation and loss of sino-tubular junction in aneurysmatic aorta: implications on leaflet quality at the time of surgery. A finite element study
    Luca Weltert
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 17:8-12. 2013
    ..A finite element computer-assisted stress analysis was used to model four different anatomic conditions and analyse the consequent stress pattern on the aortic valve...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diastolic properties of the Sorin Solo, ATS 3F, Edwards Prima Plus and Medtronic Freestyle stentless valves: an independent in-vitro comparison
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:99-105. 2012
    ..In a pressurized aortic root model, a series of in-vitro tests was conducted to determine how stentless valves behave in diastole, and how they adapt to different annulus-to-sinotubular junction (STJ) ratios...
  4. doi request reprint Preoperative very short-term, high-dose erythropoietin administration diminishes blood transfusion rate in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a randomized blind controlled study
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:621-6; discussion 626-7. 2010
    ..4 days on average separate hospitalization and surgery. We therefore proposed a randomized blind trial to test the efficacy of high-dose erythropoietin for very short-term administration...
  5. doi request reprint Use of the Valsalva graft and long-term follow-up
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 140:S23-7; discussion S45-51. 2010
    ..We reviewed a multicenter experience of the reimplantation procedure with the Valsalva graft in patients with aneurysms involving the aortic root...
  6. doi request reprint Re-creation of a sinuslike graft expansion in Bentall procedure reduces stress at the coronary button anastomoses: A finite element study
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1082-7. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint Sorin Solo stentless valve: extended adaptability for sinotubular junction mismatch
    Luca Weltert
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Via Portuense 700, 00149 Rome, Italy
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:548-51. 2008
    ..This extended tolerance to sinotubular junction mismatch suggests a safe use of stentless valves even in suboptimal geometry roots...
  8. ncbi request reprint A third generation of ascending aorta Dacron graft: preliminary experience
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:305-9. 2008
    ..This study reports the preliminary experience with this "third generation" aortic Dacron graft...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sinotubular junction size affects aortic root geometry and aortic valve function in the aortic valve reimplantation procedure: an in vitro study using the Valsalva graft
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:1214-8. 2007
    ..We tested in vitro the effect of geometrically changing the relationship between aortic annulus size and STJ size on aortic root geometry and aortic valve function...
  10. ncbi request reprint A method to avoid knot-tying in artificial chordae implantation for mitral valve repair
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:249-53. 2010
    ..A system has been developed that allows the implantation of neo-chordae, without a need for knot-tying, in addition to a simultaneous and reversible length adjustment after the evaluation of valve continence using hydrostatic tests...
  11. ncbi request reprint A new method for artificial chordae length "tuning" in mitral valve repair: preliminary experience
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 134:454-9. 2007
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  12. doi request reprint How to achieve an aortic root remodelling by performing an aortic root reimplantation
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:e136-7. 2012
    ..We report a simplification of the technique designed to possibly increase the reproducibility of the aortic root remodelling operation while retaining its functional advantages...
  13. doi request reprint Initial experience of an arterial shunt for bilateral antegrade cerebral perfusion during hypothermic circulatory arrest
    Ruggero De Paulis
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 85:624-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe an intravessel cerebral shunt that allows perfusion of both cerebral hemispheres through the axillary artery...
  14. doi request reprint Differences in aortic cusp coaptation between the reimplantation and the remodeling techniques of aortic valve-sparing surgery: An in vitro porcine model study
    Daniele Maselli
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, European Hospital, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:615-8. 2014
    ..We sought to evaluate the effects of the reimplantation type versus the remodeling type of aortic valve-sparing technique on the geometry of the same aortic root...
  15. doi request reprint Intraaortic migration of an epicardial pacing wire: percutaneous extraction
    Lorenzo Guerrieri Wolf
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:e7-8. 2013
    ..We describe the case of an intraaortic migration of an infected retained atrial temporary epicardial pacing wire and the transfemoral percutaneous interventional approach for its extraction. ..
  16. doi request reprint Reduction of allogeneic red blood cell usage during cardiac surgery by an integrated intra- and postoperative blood salvage strategy: results of a randomized comparison
    Luca Weltert
    Cardiac Surgery Department, European Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Transfusion 53:790-7. 2013
    ..The reinfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) lost by patients, including those of chest drains, is a promising strategy to minimize allogeneic transfusions...