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Georg Wieselthaler, MD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentSurgery
Address500 Parnassus Avenue, MU
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-353-8890
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    University of ViennaM.D.1987School of Medicine

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    1. Ramirez J, Wieselthaler G, Kratz J. Intraoperative identification and treatment of a giant right coronary artery aneurysm. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Jul 24; 2018. PMID: 30070779.
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    2. Ramirez JL, Kratz JR, Wieselthaler G. Giant right coronary artery aneurysm presenting as cardiac tamponade. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2018 May 25. PMID: 29800339.
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    3. Andreas M, Moayedifar R, Wieselthaler G, Wolzt M, Riebandt J, Haberl T, Angleitner P, Schlöglhofer T, Wiedemann D, Schima H, Laufer G, Zimpfer D. 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 Oct; 10(10). PMID: 29030374.
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    4. 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. An ISHLT consensus document for prevention and management strategies for mechanical circulatory support infection. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Oct; 36(10):1137-1153. PMID: 28781010.
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    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. 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). PMID: 28500254.
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    6. Baumann Kreuziger LM, Kim B, Wieselthaler G. Antithrombotic therapy for left ventricular assist devices in adults: a systematic review. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 Jun; 13(6):946-55. PMID: 25845489.
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    7. Kirkpatrick JN, Wieselthaler G, Strueber M, St John Sutton MG, Rame JE. Ventricular assist devices for treatment of acute heart failure and chronic heart failure. Heart. 2015 Jul; 101(14):1091-6. PMID: 25948420.
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    8. Wieselthaler G, Slaughter M. Welcome to ISRBP 2014. Artif Organs. 2014 Sep; 38(9):725-6. PMID: 25234755.
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    9. Eskandary FA, Kohl M, Dunkler D, Aliabadi A, Grömmer M, Schiferer A, Gökler J, Wieselthaler G, Laufer G, Zuckermann A. Lack of donor and recipient age interaction in cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jun; 33(6):629-35. PMID: 24680281.
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    10. Strueber M, Larbalestier R, Jansz P, Zimpfer D, Fiane AE, Tsui S, Simon A, Schmitto JD, Khaghani A, Wieselthaler G, Najarian K, Schueler S. 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. PMID: 24656285.
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    11. Schima H, Zrunek P, Stoiber M, Larose J, Shambaugh C, Tamez D, Deckert Z, Plasenzotti R, Bergmeister H, Wieselthaler G. 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. PMID: 24388396.
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    12. Sandner SE, Riebandt J, Haberl T, Mahr S, Rajek A, Schima H, Wieselthaler G, Laufer G, Zimpfer D. Low-molecular-weight heparin for anti-coagulation after left ventricular assist device implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2014 Jan; 33(1):88-93. PMID: 24239003.
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    13. Plass CA, Wieselthaler G, Podesser BK, Prusa AM. 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. PMID: 23007916.
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    14. Granegger M, Moscato F, Casas F, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. Development of a pump flow estimator for rotary blood pumps to enhance monitoring of ventricular function. Artif Organs. 2012 Aug; 36(8):691-9. PMID: 22882439.
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    15. Westaby S, Anastasiadis K, Wieselthaler G. Cardiogenic shock in ACS. Part 2: Role of mechanical circulatory support. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2012 Jan 10; 9(4):195-208. PMID: 22231716.
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    16. Moscato F, Granegger M, Naiyanetr P, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. 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. PMID: 22171892.
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    17. Geidl L, Deckert Z, Zrunek P, Gottardi R, Sterz F, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. Intuitive use and usability of ventricular assist device peripheral components in simulated emergency conditions. Artif Organs. 2011 Aug; 35(8):773-80. PMID: 21843292.
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    18. Strueber M, O'Driscoll G, Jansz P, Khaghani A, Levy WC, Wieselthaler G. Multicenter evaluation of an intrapericardial left ventricular assist system. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Mar 22; 57(12):1375-82. PMID: 21414534.
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    19. Beitzke D, Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Loewe C. Pulmonary embolism in a patient with a biventricular assist device--imaging with multislice computed tomography. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Mar; 39(3):415. PMID: 20727783.
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    20. Wieselthaler G, O Driscoll G, Jansz P, Khaghani A, Strueber M. 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. PMID: 20646936.
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    21. Naiyanetr P, Moscato F, Vollkron M, Zimpfer D, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. 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. PMID: 19782591.
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    22. Geidl L, Zrunek P, Deckert Z, Zimpfer D, Sandner S, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. Usability and safety of ventricular assist devices: human factors and design aspects. Artif Organs. 2009 Sep; 33(9):691-5. PMID: 19775260.
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    23. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Rajek A, Schima H, Dunkler D, Grimm M, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. Renal function and outcome after continuous flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Apr; 87(4):1072-8. PMID: 19324130.
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    24. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Rajek A, Schima H, Dunkler D, Zuckermann AO, Wieselthaler G. 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. PMID: 19332264.
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    25. Morshuis M, El-Banayosy A, Arusoglu L, Koerfer R, Hetzer R, Wieselthaler G, Pavie A, Nojiri C. European experience of DuraHeart magnetically levitated centrifugal left ventricular assist system. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Jun; 35(6):1020-7; discussion 1027-8. PMID: 19233673.
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    26. Voitl P, Vollkron M, Bergmeister H, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. Coronary hemodynamics and myocardial oxygen consumption during support with rotary blood pumps. Artif Organs. 2009 Jan; 33(1):77-80. PMID: 19178445.
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    27. Steinlechner B, Dworschak M, Birkenberg B, Duris M, Zeidler P, Fischer H, Milosevic L, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E, Quehenberger P, Jilma B. Platelet dysfunction in outpatients with left ventricular assist devices. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jan; 87(1):131-7. PMID: 19101285.
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    28. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Steinlechner B, Rajek A, Schima H, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. 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. PMID: 18959671.
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    29. Aharinejad S, Andrukhova O, Lucas T, Zuckermann A, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E, Grimm M. 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. PMID: 18573408.
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    30. Sandner SE, Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Dunkler D, Schima H, Rajek A, Grimm M, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. Renal function after implantation of continuous versus pulsatile flow left ventricular assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2008 May; 27(5):469-73. PMID: 18442710.
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    31. Vollkron M, Voitl P, Ta J, Wieselthaler G, Schima H. Suction events during left ventricular support and ventricular arrhythmias. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Aug; 26(8):819-25. PMID: 17692786.
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    32. Polska E, Schima H, Wieselthaler G, Schmetterer L. Choroidal microcirculation in patients with rotary cardiac assist device. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2007 Jun; 26(6):572-8. PMID: 17543779.
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    33. Moscato F, Vollkron M, Bergmeister H, Wieselthaler G, Leonard E, Schima H. Left ventricular pressure-volume loop analysis during continuous cardiac assist in acute animal trials. Artif Organs. 2007 May; 31(5):369-76. PMID: 17470206.
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    34. Bunzel B, Laederach-Hofmann K, Wieselthaler G, Roethy W, Wolner E. 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. PMID: 17403481.
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    35. Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Roethy W, Czerny M, Schima H, Huber L, Grimm M, Rajek A, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. Left ventricular assist devices decrease fixed pulmonary hypertension in cardiac transplant candidates. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Mar; 133(3):689-95. PMID: 17320566.
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    36. Zimpfer D, Zrunek P, Sandner S, Schima H, Grimm M, Zuckermann A, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. Post-transplant survival after lowering fixed pulmonary hypertension using left ventricular assist devices. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Apr; 31(4):698-702. PMID: 17289396.
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    37. Wieselthaler G, Riedl M, Schima H, Wagner O, Waldhäusl W, Wolner E, Luger A, Clodi M. 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. PMID: 17198773.
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    38. 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. Recent trends in heart transplantation: the University of Vienna experience. Clin Transpl. 2007; 81-97. PMID: 18637461.
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    39. Nishinaka T, Schima H, Roethy W, Rajek A, Nojiri C, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. The DuraHeart VAD, a magnetically levitated centrifugal pump: the University of Vienna bridge-to-transplant experience. Circ J. 2006 Nov; 70(11):1421-5. PMID: 17062964.
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    40. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Benkowski R, Morello G, Wieselthaler G. Advanced suction detection for an axial flow pump. Artif Organs. 2006 Sep; 30(9):665-70. PMID: 16934094.
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    41. Schima H, Vollkron M, Jantsch U, Crevenna R, Roethy W, Benkowski R, Morello G, Quittan M, Hiesmayr M, Wieselthaler G. 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. PMID: 16446216.
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    42. Zimpfer D, Wieselthaler G, Czerny M, Fakin R, Haider D, Zrunek P, Roethy W, Schima H, Wolner E, Grimm M. 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. PMID: 16436886.
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    43. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Benkowski R, Morello G, Wieselthaler G. Development of a reliable automatic speed control system for rotary blood pumps. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Nov; 24(11):1878-85. PMID: 16297795.
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    44. Thalmann M, Schima H, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E. Physiology of continuous blood flow in recipients of rotary cardiac assist devices. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2005 Mar; 24(3):237-45. PMID: 15737748.
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    45. Bunzel B, Laederach-Hofmann K, Wieselthaler G, Roethy W, Drees G. 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. PMID: 15848722.
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    46. 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. Clinical results with an ePTFE inflow conduit for mechanical circulatory support. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Dec; 23(12):1366-70. PMID: 15607665.
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    47. Schima H, Reindl C, Stoiber M, Röthy W, Wieselthaler G. Emergency reinforcement of cracked paracorporeal blood pumps. ASAIO J. 2004 Nov-Dec; 50(6):621-3. PMID: 15672799.
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    48. Devyatko E, Zuckermann A, Ruzicka M, Bohdjalian A, Wieselthaler G, Rödler S, Wolner E, Grimm M. Pre-emptive treatment with oral valganciclovir in management of CMV infection after cardiac transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2004 Nov; 23(11):1277-82. PMID: 15539126.
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    49. Taghavi S, Zuckermann A, Ankersmit J, Wieselthaler G, Rajek A, Laufer G, Wolner E, Grimm M. 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. PMID: 15511449.
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    50. Bonaros N, Mueller MR, Salat A, Schima H, Roethy W, Kocher AA, Roche AA, Wolner E, Wieselthaler G. Extensive coagulation monitoring in patients after implantation of the MicroMed Debakey continuous flow axial pump. ASAIO J. 2004 Sep-Oct; 50(5):424-31. PMID: 15497380.
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    51. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Benkowski R, Morello G, Wieselthaler G. Development of a suction detection system for axial blood pumps. Artif Organs. 2004 Aug; 28(8):709-16. PMID: 15270952.
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    52. Schima H, Vollkron M, Boehm H, Röthy W, Haisjackl M, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E. 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. PMID: 15173732.
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    53. Schima H, Boehm H, Huber L, Schmallegger H, Vollkron M, Hiesmayr M, Noisser R, Wieselthaler G. Automatic system for noninvasive blood pressure determination in rotary pump recipients. Artif Organs. 2004 May; 28(5):451-7. PMID: 15113339.
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    54. Mehrabi MR, Haslmayer P, Humpeler S, Strauss-Blasche G, Marktl W, Tamaddon F, Serbecic N, Wieselthaler G, Thalhammer T, Glogar HD, Ekmekcioglu C. 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. PMID: 14675851.
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    55. Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Wolner E. Special considerations on the implantation technique for the MicroMed-DeBakey ventricular assist device axial pump. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Dec; 76(6):2109-11. PMID: 14667664.
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    56. Mehrabi MR, Thalhammer T, Haslmayer P, Glogar HD, Wieselthaler G, Humpeler S, Marktl W, Ekmekcioglu C. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is highly expressed in human heart ventricles. Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct; 56(8):407-10. PMID: 12442913.
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    57. Zimpfer D, Czerny M, Kilo J, Kasimir MT, Madl C, Kramer L, Wieselthaler G, Wolner E, Grimm M. Cognitive deficit after aortic valve replacement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2002 Aug; 74(2):407-12; discussion 412. PMID: 12173821.
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    58. Vollkron M, Schima H, Huber L, Wieselthaler G. Interaction of the cardiovascular system with an implanted rotary assist device: simulation study with a refined computer model. Artif Organs. 2002 Apr; 26(4):349-59. PMID: 11952506.
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    59. 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. The University of Vienna experience in heart transplantation. Clin Transpl. 2002; 229-42. PMID: 12971454.
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    60. Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Dworschak M, Quittan M, Nuhr M, Czerny M, Seebacher G, Huber L, Grimm M, Wolner E. First experiences with outpatient care of patients with implanted axial flow pumps. Artif Organs. 2001 May; 25(5):331-5. PMID: 11403660.
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    61. Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Lassnigg AM, Dworschak M, Pacher R, Grimm M, Wolner E. 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. PMID: 11265849.
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    62. Deng MC, Loebe M, El-Banayosy A, Gronda E, Jansen PG, Vigano M, Wieselthaler G, Reichart B, Vitali E, Pavie A, Mesana T, Loisance DY, Wheeldon DR, Portner PM. Mechanical circulatory support for advanced heart failure: effect of patient selection on outcome. Circulation. 2001 Jan 16; 103(2):231-7. PMID: 11208682.
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    63. Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Hiesmayr M, Pacher R, Laufer G, Noon GP, DeBakey M, Wolner E. First clinical experience with the DeBakey VAD continuous-axial-flow pump for bridge to transplantation. Circulation. 2000 Feb 01; 101(4):356-9. PMID: 10653824.
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    64. Wieselthaler G, Schima H, Lassnigg A, Pacher R, Ovsenk T, Laufer G, Noon GP, DeBakey ME, Wolner E. [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. PMID: 10510840.
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    65. Wieselthaler G, Chevtchik O, Konetschny R, Moidl R, Mallinger R, Mares P, Griessmacher A, Grimm M, Wolner E, Laufer G. 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. PMID: 10455971.
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