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Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in addition to primary PCI in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction

IntroductionPrimary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can cause great haemodynamic instability. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide haemodynamic support in patients with STEMI but data on outcome and complications are scarce.MethodsAn in-hospital registry was conducted enrolling all patients...

Preoperative statin therapy and infectious complications in cardiac surgery

Aim To assess whether preoperative statin therapy is associated with the risk of postoperative infection in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Methods 520 patients undergoing cardiac surgery in 2010 were retrospectively examined. Data regarding statin and antibiotic use prior to and after surgery were available from the hospital pharmacy information system. Cultures and...