G. Burkhard Mackensen, Author at Renal and Urology News

G. Burkhard Mackensen

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Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) can be performed as an elective or non-elective procedure. It represents an alternative approach to median sternotomy for surgical aortic valve replacement. Signs and symptoms of aortic stenosis (AS): – decreased exercise capacity – angina – syncope – congestive heart…

Percutaneous valve repair and replacement

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Percutaneous valve repair and replacement procedures have proven as the treatment of choice in high risk and inoperable patients. These procedures are now being expanded to intermediate risk and are currently in trial in lower risk patients. The rapid advancement in the area of percutaneous valve…

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