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Research interests of the staff of the Division of Carciothoracic surgery include:

  • Infections of the Lungs, Pleura, chest Wall and Mediastinum
  • Chest Trauma
  • Endobronchial blockade for Thoracic surgery
  • Bronchoscopy in Critically II Patients
  • Surgical aspects of myocardial hypertrophy and pathophysiology of cardiac hypertrophy
  • Myocardial protection, cardiac transplantation and prolonged cardiac preservation
  • Total implantable artificial heart
  • Evaluation of molded autogenous tissue as a biologic prosthesis
  • Nerve stimulation of the heart
  • Surgical treatment of atrial flutter/fibrillation
  • Skeletal muscle assistance to the heart
  • Fetal Cardiac Surgery
  • Innovative procedures in pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • Heart and lung transplantation, reperfusion injury, extended organ preservation, blood substitutes in transplantation
  • Mechanical circulatory support beyond the IABP, ECMO, ventricular assist devices, and the total artificial heart
  • Adult cardiac valvular and coronary artery disease
  • Skeletal muscle assistance to the heart, dynamic cardiomyoplasty
  • Left ventricular remodeling
  • Neurogenic hypertension
  • Neurosecretogenic action of angiotensin fragments
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