Borut Gersak

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Publications

  1. ncbi Aortic and mitral valve surgery on the beating heart is lowering cardiopulmonary bypass and aortic cross clamp time
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 5:182-6. 2002
  2. ncbi Renal function after port access and median sternotomy mitral valve surgery
    Miha Antonic
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, General Hospital Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E401-7. 2007
  3. ncbi Thrombocytopenia following implantation of the stentless biological sorin freedom SOLO valve
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Heart Valve Dis 20:401-6. 2011
  4. doi Ventricular repolarization dynamicity and arrhythmic disturbances after beating-heart and arrested-heart revascularization
    Jurij M Kalisnik
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 11:E194-201. 2008
  5. doi Low rate of atrial fibrillation recurrence verified by implantable loop recorder monitoring following a convergent epicardial and endocardial ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Zaloska, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:1059-66. 2012
  6. ncbi Effects of beating- versus arrested-heart revascularization on cardiac autonomic regulation and arrhythmias
    Jurij M Kalisnik
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E279-87. 2007
  7. doi Early extubation and fast-track anesthetic technique for endoscopic cardiac surgery
    Maja Sostaric
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E190-4. 2010
  8. doi Improvement of Atrial and Ventricular Remodeling with Low Atrial Fibrillation Burden after Hybrid Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
    Janez Toplisek
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 39:216-24. 2016
  9. doi European experience of the convergent atrial fibrillation procedure: multicenter outcomes in consecutive patients
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1411-6. 2014
  10. doi Influence of type of aortic valve prosthesis on coronary blood flow velocity
    Matija Jelenc
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 16:E8-E14. 2013

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Publications23

  1. ncbi Aortic and mitral valve surgery on the beating heart is lowering cardiopulmonary bypass and aortic cross clamp time
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 5:182-6. 2002
    ....
  2. ncbi Renal function after port access and median sternotomy mitral valve surgery
    Miha Antonic
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, General Hospital Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E401-7. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that minimally invasive port access (PA) surgery is linked to a smaller postoperative renal injury compared to the standard median Sternotomy (MS) technique...
  3. ncbi Thrombocytopenia following implantation of the stentless biological sorin freedom SOLO valve
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Heart Valve Dis 20:401-6. 2011
    ..Jude Medical (SJM) mechanical aortic valves...
  4. doi Ventricular repolarization dynamicity and arrhythmic disturbances after beating-heart and arrested-heart revascularization
    Jurij M Kalisnik
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 11:E194-201. 2008
    ..We explored the effects of arrested- and beating-heart revascularization procedures on the dynamics of ventricular repolarization and on increased postoperative arrhythmic events...
  5. doi Low rate of atrial fibrillation recurrence verified by implantable loop recorder monitoring following a convergent epicardial and endocardial ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Zaloska, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:1059-66. 2012
    ..Evaluate long-term outcomes in patients undergoing the Convergent procedure (CP) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  6. ncbi Effects of beating- versus arrested-heart revascularization on cardiac autonomic regulation and arrhythmias
    Jurij M Kalisnik
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 10:E279-87. 2007
    ....
  7. doi Early extubation and fast-track anesthetic technique for endoscopic cardiac surgery
    Maja Sostaric
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E190-4. 2010
    ..We also determined which factors and variables are important for the success of immediate extubation at the end of the operation while the patient is still in the operating room (OR)...
  8. doi Improvement of Atrial and Ventricular Remodeling with Low Atrial Fibrillation Burden after Hybrid Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
    Janez Toplisek
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 39:216-24. 2016
    ..Therefore, the aim of our study was to quantify echocardiographic structural and functional changes of the left atrium (LA) and left ventricle (LV) following a hybrid procedure...
  9. doi European experience of the convergent atrial fibrillation procedure: multicenter outcomes in consecutive patients
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Electronic address
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 147:1411-6. 2014
    ....
  10. doi Influence of type of aortic valve prosthesis on coronary blood flow velocity
    Matija Jelenc
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 16:E8-E14. 2013
    ..The present study investigates the influence of type of aortic valve prosthesis on coronary blood flow velocity...
  11. doi Endoclamp balloon visualization and automatic placement system
    Hugo Furtado
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E205-11. 2010
    ..We propose a combined information and positioning system based on augmented reality technology and robotics in which the position of the balloon can be seen at all times and can be automatically controlled by a robotic actuator...
  12. ncbi Fluoroless catheter ablation of various right and left sided supra-ventricular tachycardias in children and adolescents
    Matevz Jan
    Cardiovascular Surgery Department, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloska 7, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 32:1609-1616. 2016
    ..Fluoroless CA of various SVTs in the paediatric population is feasible, safe and can be performed successfully with 3D mapping system and ICE...
  13. doi Severe Cardiac Autonomic Derangement and Altered Ventricular Repolarization Pave the Way to Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation
    Jurij Matija Kalisnik
    From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, Klinikum Nuernberg, Paracelsus Medical University, Nuremberg, Germany Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia Department of Communications and Computer Networks, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Innovations (Phila) 10:398-405. 2015
    ..Thus, the aim of our study was to determine the levels of cardiac autonomic modulation and repolarization properties in patients developing POAF...
  14. ncbi Position-dependent changes in vagal modulation after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Jurij Matija Kalisnik
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, SI 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Comput Biol Med 37:1404-8. 2007
    ..The HRV indexes decreased after CABG. Higher LF/HF ratio and shorter mean RR were observed in right recumbent position postoperatively. Right lateral decubitus position did not give rise to higher vagal modulation after heart surgery...
  15. pmc Importance of evaluating conduction block in radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Zaloska 7, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:113-8. 2012
    ..Alternative therapies, such as catheter and surgical ablation, have been explored. This investigation examines the importance of assessing exit block when performing surgical ablation during beating-heart treatment of AF...
  16. doi Ex vivo study of altered mitral apparatus geometry in functional mitral regurgitation
    Gregor Poglajen
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E172-6. 2010
    ..We tested the hypothesis that FMR is a consequence of an altered balance of the tethering and coapting forces acting on leaflets...
  17. doi Long-Term Success for the Convergent Atrial Fibrillation Procedure: 4-Year Outcomes
    Borut Gersak
    University of Ljubljana School of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 102:1550-1557. 2016
    ..The objective of this single-center study was to report long-term efficacy outcomes of the convergent procedure for the treatment of atrial fibrillation...
  18. pmc Understanding coronary artery bypass transit time flow curves: role of bypass graft compliance
    Matija Jelenc
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 18:164-8. 2014
    ....
  19. ncbi How does successful off-pump pulmonary vein isolation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation influence heart rate variability and autonomic activity?
    Grzegorz Suwalski
    From the Department of Cardiac Surgery, 1st Chair of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Innovations (Phila) 3:1-6. 2008
    ..This study describes long-term changes in heart rate variability (HRV) and autonomic activity (AA) after successful bipolar radiofrequency PVI...
  20. ncbi Endoscopic aortic valve replacement
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 6:E197-9. 2003
    ..We believe this is the first such operation performed in cardiac surgery and that it mak es possible broadening of indications for nonsternotomy-video-directed surgery in the future...
  21. ncbi A technique for aortic valve replacement on the beating heart with continuous retrograde coronary sinus perfusion with warm oxygenated blood
    Borut Gersak
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:1312-4. 2003
    ..This technique maintains a beating heart throughout the procedure...
  22. doi The analgesic efficacy of local anesthetics for the incisional administration following port access heart surgery: bupivacaine versus ropivacaine
    Maja Sostaric
    Clinical Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Heart Surg Forum 13:E96-E100. 2010
    ..To avoid large dose opioids, the authors investigated an alternative method for postoperative pain relief after Port Access cardiac surgery...
  23. ncbi Correlation of serum S100B concentration with hospital stay in patients undergoing CABG
    Ljuba Krnjak
    Clinical Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Acta Clin Croat 47:221-6. 2008
    ..However, this pilot study should be extended to a larger group of patients to confirm this observation...