Georg Wieselthaler, MD

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address500 Parnassus Avenue, #W424
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-8196
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    University of ViennaM.D.1987School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Georg Wieselthaler, a heart and lung surgeon, is director of the Heart Transplant Program and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at the UCSF Heart & Vascular Center. He is one of the world's leading experts in mechanical circulatory support for patients with end-stage heart failure and has performed and supervised more than 350 heart transplants. He also has extensive expertise in implanting ventricular assist devices (VADs), which help failing hearts pump blood.

    Wieselthaler, a native of Austria, earned a medical degree at the University of Vienna, where he completed a residency and surgical training. He also completed advanced training in transplantation at the Vienna heart transplant and lung transplant programs.

    Wieselthaler has been involved in the development of ventricular assist pumps and a total artificial heart. He has trained surgeons worldwide in implantation techniques and the use of VADs, and he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

    Wieselthaler is a member of many national and international medical societies. He is president-elect of the International Society for Rotary Blood Pumps. He is on the board of the European Society for Artificial Organs and former president of the Austrian Society for Implantology and Tissue Integrated Prosthesis. In April 2011, he was named director of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

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    1. Late Right Heart Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Contemporary Insights and Future Perspectives. JACC Heart Fail. 2023 08; 11(8 Pt 1):865-878. Rajapreyar I, Soliman O, Brailovsky Y, Tedford RJ, Gibson G, Mohacsi P, Hajduczok AG, Tchantchaleishvili V, Wieselthaler G, Rame JE, Caliskan K. PMID: 37269258.
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    2. Left ventricular thrombus with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Novel technique of bronchoscope-guided thrombus retrieval. JTCVS Tech. 2022 Oct; 15:130-132. Perri JL, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 36276696; PMCID: PMC9579871.
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    3. Time in Therapeutic Range Significantly Impacts Survival and Adverse Events in Destination Therapy Patients. ASAIO J. 2022 01 01; 68(1):14-20. Macaluso GP, Pagani FD, Slaughter MS, Milano CA, Feller ED, Tatooles AJ, Rogers JG, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 34524147; PMCID: PMC8700308.
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    4. Two-Year Follow Up of the LATERAL Clinical Trial: A Focus on Adverse Events. Circ Heart Fail. 2021 04; 14(4):e006912. Wieselthaler GM, Klein L, Cheung AW, Danter MR, Strueber M, Mahr C, Mokadam NA, Maltais S, McGee EC. PMID: 33866829; PMCID: PMC8059760.
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    5. Cost of Thoracotomy Approach: An Analysis of the LATERAL Trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 11; 110(5):1512-1519. Mokadam NA, McGee E, Wieselthaler G, Pham DT, Bailey SH, Pretorius GV, Boeve TJ, Ismyrloglou E, Strueber M. PMID: 32224242.
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    6. Detecting Suspected Pump Thrombosis in Left Ventricular Assist Devices via Acoustic Analysis. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2020 07; 24(7):1899-1906. Semiz B, Hersek S, Pouyan MB, Partida C, Blazquez-Arroyo L, Selby V, Wieselthaler G, Rehg JM, Klein L, Inan OT. PMID: 31940570; PMCID: PMC7380556.
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    7. Evaluation of a lateral thoracotomy implant approach for a centrifugal-flow left ventricular assist device: The LATERAL clinical trial. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 04; 38(4):344-351. McGee E, Danter M, Strueber M, Mahr C, Mokadam NA, Wieselthaler G, Klein L, Lee S, Boeve T, Maltais S, Pretorius GV, Adler E, Vassiliades T, Cheung A. PMID: 30945636.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    8. Feasibility and utility of intraoperative epicardial scar characterization during left ventricular assist device implantation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019 02; 30(2):183-192. Moss JD, Oesterle A, Raiman M, Flatley EE, Beaser AD, Jeevanandam V, Klein L, Ota T, Wieselthaler G, Uriel N, Tung R. PMID: 30516301.
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    9. Cast of the Right Bronchial Tree. N Engl J Med. 2018 Nov 29; 379(22):2151. Woodard GA, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 30485771.
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    10. Giant right coronary artery aneurysm presenting as cardiac tamponade. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 11 01; 27(5):787-789. Ramirez JL, Kratz JR, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 29800339; PMCID: PMC6385477.
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    11. Intraoperative identification and treatment of a giant right coronary artery aneurysm. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 24; 2018. Ramirez J, Wieselthaler G, Kratz J. PMID: 30070779.
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    12. Response by Andreas et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Increased Thromboembolic Events With Dabigatran Compared With Vitamin K Antagonism in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial". Circ Heart Fail. 2017 10; 10(10). Andreas M, Moayedifar R, Wieselthaler G, Wolzt M, Riebandt J, Haberl T, Angleitner P, Schlöglhofer T, Wiedemann D, Schima H, Laufer G, Zimpfer D. PMID: 29030374.
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    13. An ISHLT consensus document for prevention and management strategies for mechanical circulatory support infection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 10; 36(10):1137-1153. Kusne S, Mooney M, Danziger-Isakov L, Kaan A, Lund LH, Lyster H, Wieselthaler G, Aslam S, Cagliostro B, Chen J, Combs P, Cochrane A, Conway J, Cowger J, Frigerio M, Gellatly R, Grossi P, Gustafsson F, Hannan M, Lorts A, Martin S, Pinney S, Silveira FP, Schubert S, Schueler S, Strueber M, Uriel N, Wrightson N, Zabner R, Huprikar S. PMID: 28781010.
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    14. Increased Thromboembolic Events With Dabigatran Compared With Vitamin K Antagonism in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 May; 10(5). Andreas M, Moayedifar R, Wieselthaler G, Wolzt M, Riebandt J, Haberl T, Angleitner P, Schlöglhofer T, Wiedemann D, Schima H, Laufer G, Zimpfer D. PMID: 28500254; PMCID: PMC5434960.
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    15. Antithrombotic therapy for left ventricular assist devices in adults: a systematic review. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 Jun; 13(6):946-55. Baumann Kreuziger LM, Kim B, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 25845489.
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    16. Ventricular assist devices for treatment of acute heart failure and chronic heart failure. Heart. 2015 Jul; 101(14):1091-6. Kirkpatrick JN, Wieselthaler G, Strueber M, St John Sutton MG, Rame JE. PMID: 25948420.
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    17. Welcome to ISRBP 2014. Artif Organs. 2014 Sep; 38(9):725-6. Wieselthaler GM, Slaughter M. PMID: 25234755.
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    18. Lack of donor and recipient age interaction in cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jun; 33(6):629-35. Eskandary FA, Kohl M, Dunkler D, Aliabadi A, Grömmer M, Schiferer A, Gökler J, Wieselthaler G, Laufer G, Zuckermann A. PMID: 24680281.
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    19. Results of the post-market Registry to Evaluate the HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist System (ReVOLVE). J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 May; 33(5):486-91. Strueber M, Larbalestier R, Jansz P, Zimpfer D, Fiane AE, Tsui S, Simon A, Schmitto JD, Khaghani A, Wieselthaler GM, Najarian K, Schueler S. PMID: 24656285.
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    20. Extended in vivo evaluation of a miniaturized axial flow pump with a novel inflow cannula for a minimal invasive implantation procedure. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Apr; 33(4):422-8. Schima H, Zrunek P, Stoiber M, Larose J, Shambaugh C, Tamez D, Deckert Z, Plasenzotti R, Bergmeister H, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 24388396.
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    21. Low-molecular-weight heparin for anti-coagulation after left ventricular assist device implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan; 33(1):88-93. Sandner SE, Riebandt J, Haberl T, Mahr S, Rajek A, Schima H, Wieselthaler GM, Laufer G, Zimpfer D. PMID: 24239003.
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    22. Low-level-laser irradiation induces photorelaxation in coronary arteries and overcomes vasospasm of internal thoracic arteries. Lasers Surg Med. 2012 Nov; 44(9):705-11. Plass CA, Wieselthaler GM, Podesser BK, Prusa AM. PMID: 23007916.
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    23. Development of a pump flow estimator for rotary blood pumps to enhance monitoring of ventricular function. Artif Organs. 2012 Aug; 36(8):691-9. Granegger M, Moscato F, Casas F, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 22882439.
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    24. Cardiogenic shock in ACS. Part 2: Role of mechanical circulatory support. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012 Jan 10; 9(4):195-208. Westaby S, Anastasiadis K, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 22231716.
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    25. Evaluation of left ventricular relaxation in rotary blood pump recipients using the pump flow waveform: a simulation study. Artif Organs. 2012 May; 36(5):470-8. Moscato F, Granegger M, Naiyanetr P, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 22171892.
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    26. Intuitive use and usability of ventricular assist device peripheral components in simulated emergency conditions. Artif Organs. 2011 Aug; 35(8):773-80. Geidl L, Deckert Z, Zrunek P, Gottardi R, Sterz F, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 21843292.
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    27. Aortitis requiring aortic repair associated with glaucoma, thyroiditis, glaucoma, and neuropathy: case report. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 May 16; 6:74. Stöllberger C, Avanzini M, Hanafin A, Sanani R, Wieselthaler G, Wick N, Bayer G, Mölzer G, Finsterer J. PMID: 21575249; PMCID: PMC3113932.
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    28. Multicenter evaluation of an intrapericardial left ventricular assist system. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 22; 57(12):1375-82. Strueber M, O'Driscoll G, Jansz P, Khaghani A, Levy WC, Wieselthaler GM, HeartWare Investigators. PMID: 21414534.
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    29. Pulmonary embolism in a patient with a biventricular assist device--imaging with multislice computed tomography. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Mar; 39(3):415. Beitzke D, Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Loewe C. PMID: 20727783.
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    30. Initial clinical experience with a novel left ventricular assist device with a magnetically levitated rotor in a multi-institutional trial. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Nov; 29(11):1218-25. Wieselthaler GM, O Driscoll G, Jansz P, Khaghani A, Strueber M, HVAD Clinical Investigators. PMID: 20646936.
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    31. Clinical review: practical recommendations on the management of perioperative heart failure in cardiac surgery. Crit Care. 2010; 14(2):201. Mebazaa A, Pitsis AA, Rudiger A, Toller W, Longrois D, Ricksten SE, Bobek I, De Hert S, Wieselthaler G, Schirmer U, von Segesser LK, Sander M, Poldermans D, Ranucci M, Karpati PC, Wouters P, Seeberger M, Schmid ER, Weder W, Follath F. PMID: 20497611; PMCID: PMC2887098.
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    32. Continuous assessment of cardiac function during rotary blood pump support: a contractility index derived from pump flow. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010 Jan; 29(1):37-44. Naiyanetr P, Moscato F, Vollkron M, Zimpfer D, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 19782591.
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    33. Usability and safety of ventricular assist devices: human factors and design aspects. Artif Organs. 2009 Sep; 33(9):691-5. Geidl L, Zrunek P, Deckert Z, Zimpfer D, Sandner S, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 19775260.
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    34. Age and outcome after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation as bridge to transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2009 Apr; 28(4):367-72. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Rajek A, Schima H, Dunkler D, Zuckermann AO, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 19332264.
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    35. Renal function and outcome after continuous flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr; 87(4):1072-8. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Rajek A, Schima H, Dunkler D, Grimm M, Wolner E, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 19324130.
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    36. European experience of DuraHeart magnetically levitated centrifugal left ventricular assist system. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Jun; 35(6):1020-7; discussion 1027-8. Morshuis M, El-Banayosy A, Arusoglu L, Koerfer R, Hetzer R, Wieselthaler G, Pavie A, Nojiri C. PMID: 19233673.
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    37. Coronary hemodynamics and myocardial oxygen consumption during support with rotary blood pumps. Artif Organs. 2009 Jan; 33(1):77-80. Voitl P, Vollkron M, Bergmeister H, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 19178445.
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    38. Platelet dysfunction in outpatients with left ventricular assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jan; 87(1):131-7. Steinlechner B, Dworschak M, Birkenberg B, Duris M, Zeidler P, Fischer H, Milosevic L, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E, Quehenberger P, Jilma B. PMID: 19101285.
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    39. Low molecular weight heparin as an alternative to unfractionated heparin in the immediate postoperative period after left ventricular assist device implantation. Artif Organs. 2008 Oct; 32(10):819-22. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Steinlechner B, Rajek A, Schima H, Wolner E, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 18959671.
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    40. Programmed cell death in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is mediated by suppression of the apoptosis inhibitor Apollon. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jul; 86(1):109-14; discussion 114. Aharinejad S, Andrukhova O, Lucas T, Zuckermann A, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 18573408.
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    41. Renal function after implantation of continuous versus pulsatile flow left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 May; 27(5):469-73. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Dunkler D, Schima H, Rajek A, Grimm M, Wolner E, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 18442710.
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    42. Donor myocardial HIF-1alpha is an independent predictor of cardiac allograft dysfunction: a 7-year prospective, exploratory study. Am J Transplant. 2007 Aug; 7(8):2012-9. Aharinejad S, Schäfer R, Krenn K, Zuckermann A, Schneider B, Neumann F, Paulus P, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 17617866.
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    43. Suction events during left ventricular support and ventricular arrhythmias. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Aug; 26(8):819-25. Vollkron M, Voitl P, Ta J, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. PMID: 17692786.
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    44. Choroidal microcirculation in patients with rotary cardiac assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Jun; 26(6):572-8. Polska E, Schima H, Wieselthaler G, Schmetterer L. PMID: 17543779.
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    45. Left ventricular pressure-volume loop analysis during continuous cardiac assist in acute animal trials. Artif Organs. 2007 May; 31(5):369-76. Moscato F, Vollkron M, Bergmeister H, Wieselthaler G, Leonard E, Schima H. PMID: 17470206.
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    46. Mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to heart transplantation: what remains? Long-term emotional sequelae in patients and spouses. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Apr; 26(4):384-9. Bunzel B, Laederach-Hofmann K, Wieselthaler G, Roethy W, Wolner E. PMID: 17403481.
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    47. Left ventricular assist devices decrease fixed pulmonary hypertension in cardiac transplant candidates. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 133(3):689-95. Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Roethy W, Czerny M, Schima H, Huber L, Grimm M, Rajek A, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 17320566.
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    48. Post-transplant survival after lowering fixed pulmonary hypertension using left ventricular assist devices. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Apr; 31(4):698-702. Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Sandner S, Schima H, Grimm M, Zuckermann A, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 17289396.
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    49. Endocrine function is not impaired in patients with a continuous MicroMed-DeBakey axial flow pump. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jan; 133(1):2-6. Wieselthaler GM, Riedl M, Schima H, Wagner O, Waldhäusl W, Wolner E, Luger A, Clodi M. PMID: 17198773.
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    50. Recent trends in heart transplantation: the University of Vienna experience. Clin Transpl. 2007; 81-97. Aliabadi A, Sandner S, Bunzel B, Dunkler D, Mahr S, Paireder M, Zimpfer D, Rödler S, Herics R, Rajek A, Wieselthaler G, Hülsmann M, Wollenek G, Weigel G, Salzer-Muhar U, Wolner E, Grimm M, Zuckermann A. PMID: 18637461.
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    51. The DuraHeart VAD, a magnetically levitated centrifugal pump: the University of Vienna bridge-to-transplant experience. Circ J. 2006 Nov; 70(11):1421-5. Nishinaka T, Schima H, Roethy W, Rajek A, Nojiri C, Wolner E, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 17062964.
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    52. Advanced suction detection for an axial flow pump. Artif Organs. 2006 Sep; 30(9):665-70. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Benkowski R, Morello G, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 16934094.
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    53. First clinical experience with an automatic control system for rotary blood pumps during ergometry and right-heart catheterization. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2006 Feb; 25(2):167-73. Schima H, Vollkron M, Jantsch U, Crevenna R, Roethy W, Benkowski R, Morello G, Quittan M, Hiesmayr M, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 16446216.
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    54. Neurocognitive function in patients with ventricular assist devices: a comparison of pulsatile and continuous blood flow devices. ASAIO J. 2006 Jan-Feb; 52(1):24-7. Zimpfer D, Wieselthaler G, Czerny M, Fakin R, Haider D, Zrunek P, Roethy W, Schima H, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 16436886.
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    55. Development of a reliable automatic speed control system for rotary blood pumps. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Nov; 24(11):1878-85. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Benkowski R, Morello G, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 16297795.
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    56. Remember - treat the patient not the ECG! Resuscitation. 2005 Aug; 66(2):119-20. Sodeck GH, Schmidinger H, Wieselthaler G, Domanovits H. PMID: 15993532.
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    57. Posttraumatic stress disorder after implantation of a mechanical assist device followed by heart transplantation: evaluation of patients and partners. Transplant Proc. 2005 Mar; 37(2):1365-8. Bunzel B, Laederach-Hofmann K, Wieselthaler GM, Roethy W, Drees G. PMID: 15848722.
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    58. Physiology of continuous blood flow in recipients of rotary cardiac assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Mar; 24(3):237-45. Thalmann M, Schima H, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E. PMID: 15737748.
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    59. Clinical results with an ePTFE inflow conduit for mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Dec; 23(12):1366-70. Mussivand T, Hetzer R, Vitali E, Meyns B, Noirhomme P, Koerfer R, El-Banayosy A, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G, Reichart B, Uberfuhr P, Halfmann R, Portner P. PMID: 15607665.
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    60. Emergency reinforcement of cracked paracorporeal blood pumps. ASAIO J. 2004 Nov-Dec; 50(6):621-3. Schima H, Reindl C, Stoiber M, Röthy W, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 15672799.
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    61. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is superior to right ventricular assist device for acute right ventricular failure after heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Nov; 78(5):1644-9. Taghavi S, Zuckermann A, Ankersmit J, Wieselthaler G, Rajek A, Laufer G, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 15511449.
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    62. Pre-emptive treatment with oral valganciclovir in management of CMV infection after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Nov; 23(11):1277-82. Devyatko E, Zuckermann A, Ruzicka M, Bohdjalian A, Wieselthaler G, Rödler S, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 15539126.
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    63. Extensive coagulation monitoring in patients after implantation of the MicroMed Debakey continuous flow axial pump. ASAIO J. 2004 Sep-Oct; 50(5):424-31. Bonaros N, Mueller MR, Salat A, Schima H, Roethy W, Kocher AA, Roche AA, Wolner E, Wieselthaler GM. PMID: 15497380.
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    64. Development of a suction detection system for axial blood pumps. Artif Organs. 2004 Aug; 28(8):709-16. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Benkowski R, Morello G, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 15270952.
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    65. Weaning of rotary blood pump recipients after myocardial recovery: a computer study of changes in cardiac energetics. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2004 Jun; 127(6):1743-50. Schima H, Vollkron M, Boehm H, Röthy W, Haisjackl M, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E. PMID: 15173732.
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    66. Automatic system for noninvasive blood pressure determination in rotary pump recipients. Artif Organs. 2004 May; 28(5):451-7. Schima H, Boehm H, Huber L, Schmallegger H, Vollkron M, Hiesmayr M, Noisser R, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 15113339.
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    67. Special considerations on the implantation technique for the MicroMed-DeBakey ventricular assist device axial pump. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Dec; 76(6):2109-11. Wieselthaler GM, Schima H, Wolner E. PMID: 14667664.
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    68. Quantitative analysis of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) expression in arteries and hearts of patients with ischaemic or dilated cardiomyopathy. Eur J Heart Fail. 2003 Dec; 5(6):733-9. Mehrabi MR, Haslmayer P, Humpeler S, Strauss-Blasche G, Marktl W, Tamaddon F, Serbecic N, Wieselthaler G, Thalhammer T, Glogar HD, Ekmekcioglu C. PMID: 14675851.
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    69. A retrospective analysis of extracorporel membrane oxygenation versus right ventricular assist device in acute great failure after heart transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2003 Nov; 35(7):2805-7. Taghavi S, Ankersmit J, Zuckermann A, Roth GA, Wieselthaler G, Rajek A, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 14612126.
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    70. Rapamycin as rescue therapy in a patient supported by biventricular assist device to heart transplantation with consecutive ongoing rejection. Am J Transplant. 2003 Feb; 3(2):231-4. Ankersmit HJ, Roth G, Zuckermann A, Moser B, Obermaier R, Taghavi S, Brunner M, Wieselthaler G, Lanzenberger M, Ullrich R, Laufer G, Grimm M, Wolner E. PMID: 12603219.
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    71. Cognitive deficit after aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Aug; 74(2):407-12; discussion 412. Zimpfer D, Czerny M, Kilo J, Kasimir MT, Madl C, Kramer L, Wieselthaler GM, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 12173821.
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    72. Transitory immunologic response after implantation of the DeBakey VAD continuous-axial-flow pump. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Mar; 123(3):557-61. Ankersmit HJ, Wieselthaler G, Moser B, Gerlitz S, Roth G, Boltz-Nitulescu G, Wolner E. PMID: 11882831.
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    73. The University of Vienna experience in heart transplantation. Clin Transpl. 2002; 229-42. Zuckermann A, Bohdjalian A, Deviatko E, Dunkler D, Rödler S, Ehrlich M, Wieselthaler G, Pacher R, Bunzel B, Wollenek G, Laczkovics A, Laufer G, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 12971454.
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    74. Lessons learned from the first clinical implants of the DeBakey ventricular assist device axial pump: a single center report. Ann Thorac Surg. 2001 Mar; 71(3 Suppl):S139-43; discussion S144-6. Wieselthaler GM, Schima H, Lassnigg AM, Dworschak M, Pacher R, Grimm M, Wolner E. PMID: 11265849.
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    75. Beta-blocker therapy reduces mortality on the waiting list for cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Feb; 20(2):252. Lanzenberger ME, Sandner S, Gorlitzer M, Wieselthaler G, Kocher A, Taghavhi S, Ploner M, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 11250502.
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    76. Survival benefit of the implantable cardioverter/defibrillator in patients listed for cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Feb; 20(2):252. Sandner S, Wieselthaler G, Zuckermann A, Wolner E, Grimm M. PMID: 11250503.
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    77. First clinical experience with the DeBakey VAD continuous-axial-flow pump for bridge to transplantation. Circulation. 2000 Feb 01; 101(4):356-9. Wieselthaler GM, Schima H, Hiesmayr M, Pacher R, Laufer G, Noon GP, DeBakey M, Wolner E. PMID: 10653824.
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    78. [The DeBakey VAD axial flow pump: first clinical experience with a new generation of implantable, nonpulsatile blood pumps for long-term support prior to transplantation]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1999 Sep 03; 111(16):629-35. Wieselthaler GM, Schima H, Lassnigg A, Pacher R, Ovsenk T, Laufer G, Noon GP, DeBakey ME, Wolner E. PMID: 10510840.
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    79. Improved graft function using a new myocardial preservation solution: Celsior. Preliminary data from a randomized prospective study. Transplant Proc. 1999 Aug; 31(5):2067-8. Wieselthaler GM, Chevtchik O, Konetschny R, Moidl R, Mallinger R, Mares P, Griessmacher A, Grimm M, Wolner E, Laufer G. PMID: 10455971.
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    80. Noninvasive monitoring of peak filling rate with acoustic quantification echocardiography accurately detects acute cardiac allograft rejection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1999 Mar; 18(3):194-201. Moidl R, Chevtchik O, Simon P, Grimm M, Wieselthaler G, Ullrich R, Mittlböck M, Wolner E, Laufer G. PMID: 10328144.
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    81. Post-transplant acute myeloid leukemia (PT-AML). Leukemia. 1999 Mar; 13(3):321-6. Thalhammer-Scherrer R, Wieselthaler G, Knoebl P, Schwarzinger I, Simonitsch I, Mitterbauer G, Berlakovich GA, Mannhalter C, Haas OA, Mayer G, Muehlbacher F, Wolner E, Klepetko W, Lechner K, Jaeger U. PMID: 10086721.
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    82. High turnover bone disease following lung transplantation. Bone. 1998 Nov; 23(5):485-8. Aringer M, Kiener HP, Koeller MD, Artemiou O, Zuckermann A, Wieselthaler G, Klepetko W, Seidl G, Kainberger F, Bernecker P, Smolen JS, Pietschmann P. PMID: 9823457.
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    83. Aerobic endurance training program improves exercise performance in lung transplant recipients. Chest. 1998 Apr; 113(4):906-12. Stiebellehner L, Quittan M, End A, Wieselthaler G, Klepetko W, Haber P, Burghuber OC. PMID: 9554624.
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    84. Bilateral lung transplantation for pulmonary hypertension. Transplant Proc. 1997 Nov; 29(7):2892-4. Birsan T, Zuckermann Z, Artermiou O, Senbaklavci O, Taghavi S, Wieselthaler G, Dekan G, Wislocki W, Klepetko W. PMID: 9365605.
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    85. Downsizing of the donor lung: peripheral segmental resections and lobar transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1997 Nov; 29(7):2899-900. Artemiou O, Wieselthaler G, Zuckermann A, Wisser W, Wekerle T, Senbaklavaci O, Birsan T, Dekan G, Kritzinger M, Klepetko W. PMID: 9365607.
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    86. Flow measurement at the pump head of centrifugal pumps: comparison of ultrasonic transit time and ultrasonic Doppler systems. Artif Organs. 1997 Jul; 21(7):808-15. Schima H, Huber L, Schmallegger H, Drost CJ, Droudt A, Wieselthaler G, Losert U. PMID: 9212964.
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    87. Pharmacologically induced heart failure for the evaluation of circulatory assistance. Artif Organs. 1996 Jun; 20(6):685-8. Schmidt C, Schwendenwein I, Wieselthaler G, Roschal K, Schima H, Losert U, Wolner E. PMID: 8817978.
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    88. Pharmacologically Induced Heart Failure for the Evaluation of Circulatory Assistance. Artif Organs. 1996 May; 20(5):685-688. Schmidt C, Schwendenwein I, Wieselthaler G, Roschal K, Schima H, Losert U, Wolner E. PMID: 28868708.
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    89. Anemia and erythropoietin levels in lung transplant recipients. Transplantation. 1995 Dec 15; 60(11):1245-51. End A, Stift A, Wieselthaler G, Griesmacher A, Schlechta B, Koppensteiner R, Schreiner W, Geissler K, Stockenhuber F, Klepetko W. PMID: 8525518.
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    90. Thromboembolism associated with junctional escape rhythm and atrial standstill after orthotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 1995 Sep-Oct; 14(5):999-1002. Koller-Strametz J, Wieselthaler G, Kratochwill C, Laufer G, Pacher R, Heinz G. PMID: 8800739.
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    91. The impact of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators on mortality among patients on the waiting list for heart transplantation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Aug; 110(2):532-9. Grimm M, Wieselthaler G, Avanessian R, Grimm G, Schmidinger H, Schreiner W, Podczeck A, Wolner E, Laufer G. PMID: 7637372.
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    92. A clinical monitoring system for centrifugal blood pumps. Artif Organs. 1995 Jul; 19(7):708-12. Holzer S, Scherer R, Schmidt C, Schwendenwein I, Wieselthaler G, Noisser R, Schima H. PMID: 8572980.
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    93. An implantable seal-less centrifugal pump with integrated double-disk motor. Artif Organs. 1995 Jul; 19(7):639-43. Schima H, Schmallegger H, Huber L, Birgmann I, Reindl C, Schmidt C, Roschal K, Wieselthaler G, Trubel W, Losert U, et al. PMID: 8572966.
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    94. Mechanically induced blood trauma: are the relevant questions already solved, or is it still an important field to be investigated? Artif Organs. 1995 Jul; 19(7):563-4. Schima H, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 8572952.
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    95. ICD therapy in survivors of sudden cardiac death awaiting heart transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Apr; 59(4):916-20. Grimm M, Grimm G, Zuckermann A, Wieselthaler G, Feuerstein M, Daneschvar H, Schmiedinger H, Schreiner W, Wolner E, Laufer G. PMID: 7695418.
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    96. [Strategies in management of heart transplantation candidates with tachycardic ventricular arrhythmia anamnesis]. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 1995; 107(16):479-84. Grimm M, Grimm G, Zuckermann A, Wieselthaler G, Daneschvar H, Kocher A, Feuerstein M, Schmidinger H, Podczeck A, Pacher R, et al. PMID: 7571641.
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    97. The Vienna implantable centrifugal blood pump. Artif Organs. 1994 Jul; 18(7):500-5. Schima H, Trubel W, Wieselthaler G, Schmidt C, Müller MR, Siegl H, Losert U, Wolner E. PMID: 7980093.
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    98. Effect of lung transplantation on diaphragmatic function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thorax. 1994 May; 49(5):459-64. Wanke T, Merkle M, Formanek D, Zifko U, Wieselthaler G, Zwick H, Klepetko W, Burghuber OC. PMID: 8016766; PMCID: PMC474866.
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    99. [Cytomegalovirus infection following lung transplantation]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1993 Mar 19; 118(11):365-70. Schmuth M, End A, Grimm M, Ringel H, Wisser W, Wieselthaler G, Wollenek G, Klepetko W. PMID: 8384098.
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    100. Diminished release of atrial natriuretic factor in calves with a total artificial heart. Artif Organs. 1992 Aug; 16(4):392-7. Windberger U, Urbanek P, Vierhapper H, Wieselthaler G, Dolezel S, Nowotny P, Trubel W, Dostal M, Vasku J, Losert U. PMID: 10078281.
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    101. [A measuring device for calculating electrical impedance of the heart in clinical conditions]. Biomed Tech (Berl). 1992 May; 37(5):109-14. Schmidt C, Schima H, Raderer F, Wieselthaler G. PMID: 1633254.
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    102. Noninvasive monitoring of rotary blood pumps: necessity, possibilities, and limitations. Artif Organs. 1992 Apr; 16(2):195-202. Schima H, Trubel W, Moritz A, Wieselthaler G, Stöhr HG, Thoma H, Losert U, Wolner E. PMID: 10078244.
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    103. Action of endogenous atrial natriuretic peptide in calves with experimental acute central venous congestion and low cardiac output. Cardiovasc Res. 1990 May; 24(5):345-51. Rokitansky AM, Losert UM, Trubel W, Wieselthaler G, Krausler S, Shreiner W, Buxbaum P, Vierhapper H, Waldhäusl WK, Wolner E. PMID: 2142617.
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    104. Atrial natriuretic factor production and secretion during clinical total artificial heart-bridge-to-transplantation. ASAIO Trans. 1989 Jul-Sep; 35(3):718-21. Trubel W, Wieselthaler G, Buxbaum P, Rokitansky A, Schima H, Schreiner W, Vierhapper H, Waldhäusl WK, Losert UM, Wolner E. PMID: 2532032.
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