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QuantiFERON-CMV guided virostatic prophylaxis after heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2020 Mar 21;39(3):278-281. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.001DOI Listing
March 2020

Favorable Response to CD34+ Cell Therapy Is Associated with a Decrease of Galectin-3 Levels in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure.

Dis Markers 2019 9;2019:8636930. Epub 2019 Dec 9.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/8636930DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6925830PMC
December 2019

Can stem cell therapy increase the rate of myocardial recovery in left ventricular assist device-supported advanced heart failure patients?-current data and future perspectives.

Ann Transl Med 2019 Nov;7(22):613

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/atm.2019.10.60DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6944583PMC
November 2019

Transendocardial CD34+ Cell Therapy does not Increase the Risk of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure.

Cell Transplant 2019 Jul 2;28(7):856-863. Epub 2019 May 2.

1 Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963689719840351DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719496PMC
July 2019

Potential Strategies for Clinical Translation of Repeated Cell Therapy.

Circ Res 2019 03;124(5):690-692

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Molecular Cardiology, University of Louisville, KY (R.B.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.314653DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400294PMC
March 2019

Stem Cell and Left Ventricular Assist Device Combination Therapy.

Circ Heart Fail 2019 02;12(2):e005454

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia (G.P., B.V.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005454DOI Listing
February 2019

Effects of Repetitive Transendocardial CD34 Cell Transplantation in Patients With Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Circ Res 2018 07 7;123(3):389-396. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA (F.H., J.C.W.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.312170DOI Listing
July 2018

Transendocardial CD34 Cell Transplantation in Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy: First-in-Man Case Study.

Cell Transplant 2018 07 5;27(7):1027-1030. Epub 2018 Jul 5.

1 Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, UMC Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963689718779349DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6158552PMC
July 2018

Stem cell therapy targeting the right ventricle in pulmonary arterial hypertension: is it a potential avenue of therapy?

Pulm Circ 2018 Apr-Jun;8(2):2045893218755979. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

1 36705 Research and Innovation Unit, Inserm UMR-S 999, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Universite Paris Sud, Paris-Saclay University, Le Plessis Robinson, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2045893218755979DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844533PMC
February 2018

Cell Therapy for Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: Current Status and Future Perspectives.

Authors:
Bojan Vrtovec

Circ Res 2018 01;122(1):28-30

From the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.312385DOI Listing
January 2018

Correlation Between Mitochondrial DNA Content Measured in Myocardium and Peripheral Blood of Patients with Non-Ischemic Heart Failure.

Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2017 Dec 31;21(12):736-741. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

1 Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Hypertension, University Medical Centre Ljubljana , Ljubljana, Slovenia .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/gtmb.2017.0099DOI Listing
December 2017

Heart rate-guided, but not dose-guided titration of beta blockers stabilizes ventricular repolarization in patients with chronic heart failure.

J Electrocardiol 2016 Jul-Aug;49(4):579-86. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2016.01.002DOI Listing
November 2017

DNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation Profile of CD34-Enriched Cell Products Intended for Autologous CD34 Cell Transplantation.

DNA Cell Biol 2017 Sep 14;36(9):737-746. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

1 Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia , Ljubljana, Slovenia .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/dna.2017.3729DOI Listing
September 2017

Assessment of stability of CD34+ cell products enriched by immunoselection from peripheral blood mononuclear cells during refrigerated storage.

Transfus Apher Sci 2017 Aug 22;56(4):566-570. Epub 2017 Jul 22.

Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transci.2017.07.011DOI Listing
August 2017

Low serum testosterone is associated with impaired graft function early after heart transplantation.

Clin Transplant 2017 06 16;31(6). Epub 2017 Apr 16.

Department of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12970DOI Listing
June 2017

Prolonged circulatory support with short-term continuous-flow pump in an infant with end-stage heart failure.

Transpl Int 2017 04 1;30(4):434-435. Epub 2017 Mar 1.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tri.12922DOI Listing
April 2017

Electroanatomic Properties of the Myocardium Predict Response to CD34+ Cell Therapy in Patients With Ischemic and Nonischemic Heart Failure.

J Card Fail 2017 Feb 11;23(2):153-160. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia; Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2016.08.002DOI Listing
February 2017

Orosomucoid is an independent predictor of prognosis in chronic heart failure.

Wien Klin Wochenschr 2016 Dec 5;128(23-24):870-874. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00508-016-1034-5DOI Listing
December 2016

Increased red cell distribution width is associated with poor stem cell mobilization in patients with advanced chronic heart failure.

Biomarkers 2015 15;20(6-7):365-70. Epub 2015 Oct 15.

a Department of Cardiology , Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana , Ljubljana , Slovenia .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/1354750X.2015.1094137DOI Listing
September 2016

Imaging and 1-day kinetics of intracoronary stem cell transplantation in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Nucl Med Biol 2016 07 11;43(7):410-4. Epub 2016 Jan 11.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2015.12.003DOI Listing
July 2016

Collection and immunoselection of CD34+ cells: the impact of age, sex, and diabetes in patients with chronic heart failure.

Transfusion 2016 07 17;56(7):1792-800. Epub 2016 May 17.

Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/trf.13646DOI Listing
July 2016

LVAD as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation in a Patient with Left Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy and Advanced Heart Failure.

Heart Surg Forum 2016 Jun 24;19(3):E128-30. Epub 2016 Jun 24.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1563DOI Listing
June 2016

Efficacy of CD34+ Stem Cell Therapy in Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Is Absent in Patients With Diabetes but Preserved in Patients With Insulin Resistance.

Stem Cells Transl Med 2016 May 29;5(5):632-8. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Heart Failure and Advanced Cardiac Therapies Institute, Division of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5966/sctm.2015-0172DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4835245PMC
May 2016

Comparison of left ventricular manual versus automated derived longitudinal strain: implications for clinical practice and research.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2016 Mar 17;32(3):429-37. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive Room H2170, Stanford, CA, 94305, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10554-015-0804-xDOI Listing
March 2016

Successful heart transplantation in an adult patient with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return from the left upper lobe.

Int J Cardiol 2015 18;186:106-8. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia; Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.03.197DOI Listing
January 2016

Immunologic Network and Response to Intramyocardial CD34+ Stem Cell Therapy in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

J Card Fail 2015 Jul 8;21(7):572-82. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford, California; Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.03.011DOI Listing
July 2015

Right Heart Score for Predicting Outcome in Idiopathic, Familial, or Drug- and Toxin-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Jun 14;8(6):627-38. Epub 2015 May 14.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University and Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Stanford, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2014.12.029DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4466029PMC
June 2015

Stem cell therapy for chronic heart failure.

Curr Opin Cardiol 2015 May;30(3):301-10

aAdvanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia bStanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HCO.0000000000000167DOI Listing
May 2015

Intracoronary transplantation of CD34(+) cells is associated with improved myocardial perfusion in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

J Card Fail 2015 Feb 18;21(2):145-52. Epub 2014 Nov 18.

Department for Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre (UMC), Ljubljana, Slovenia; Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.11.005DOI Listing
February 2015

The presence of electromechanical mismatch in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with ventricular repolarization instability.

J Card Fail 2014 Dec 25;20(12):891-8. Epub 2014 Nov 25.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2014.10.002DOI Listing
December 2014

The effects of levosimendan on renal function early after heart transplantation: results from a pilot randomized trial.

Clin Transplant 2014 Oct 14;28(10):1105-11. Epub 2014 Aug 14.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, UMC, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12424DOI Listing
October 2014

Pulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced heart failure is associated with increased levels of interleukin-6.

Biomarkers 2014 Aug 15;19(5):385-90. Epub 2014 May 15.

Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana , Ljubljana , Slovenia .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/1354750X.2014.918654DOI Listing
August 2014

Effects of transendocardial CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2014 Aug 5;7(4):552-9. Epub 2014 Aug 5.

From the Department of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center (G.P., G.Z., B.V.), Department of Hematology (M.S., P.C.), and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (I.K.), University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (M.C.); and Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA (F.H., J.C.W., B.V.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.114.001436DOI Listing
August 2014

Septal curvature is marker of hemodynamic, anatomical, and electromechanical ventricular interdependence in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Echocardiography 2014 Jul 23;31(6):699-707. Epub 2013 Dec 23.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.12468DOI Listing
July 2014

Spontaneous tear in the noncoronary cusp of the medtronic freestyle bioprosthesis.

J Card Surg 2013 Nov 30;28(6):711-2. Epub 2013 Sep 30.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.12211DOI Listing
November 2013

Mitral regurgitation and axial flow left ventricular assist device: a computer simulation study.

ASAIO J 2013 Jul-Aug;59(4):405-9

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0b013e31829ff57dDOI Listing
October 2013

Stem cell therapy in patients with heart failure.

Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 2013 Jan-Mar;9(1):6-10

Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3600877PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-9-1-6DOI Listing
September 2013

Comparison of transendocardial and intracoronary CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Circulation 2013 Sep;128(11 Suppl 1):S42-9

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center (B.V., G.P.), Department of Nuclear Medicine (L.L., A.S.), and Department of Hematology (M.S., P.C.), University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (D.D.); Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX (G.T.-A.); Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (F.H., J.C.W.) and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (B.V., F.H., J.C.W.), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.000230DOI Listing
September 2013

Relation of B-type natriuretic peptide level in heart failure to sudden cardiac death in patients with and without QT interval prolongation.

Am J Cardiol 2013 Mar 28;111(6):886-90. Epub 2012 Dec 28.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.11.041DOI Listing
March 2013

Effects of intracoronary CD34+ stem cell transplantation in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients: 5-year follow-up.

Circ Res 2013 Jan 12;112(1):165-73. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, MC SI-1000, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.112.276519DOI Listing
January 2013

Effects of intracoronary stem cell transplantation in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

J Card Fail 2011 Apr 24;17(4):272-81. Epub 2010 Dec 24.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2010.11.007DOI Listing
April 2011

The concept of ventricular reserve in heart failure and pulmonary hypertension: an old metric that brings us one step closer in our quest for prediction.

Curr Opin Cardiol 2011 Mar;26(2):123-31

Stanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Palo Alto, California, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HCO.0b013e3283437485DOI Listing
March 2011

Trimetazidine shortens QTc interval in patients with ischemic heart failure.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 2010 Mar 4;15(1):31-6. Epub 2009 Dec 4.

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Division of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1074248409354601DOI Listing
March 2010

Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of statins versus placebo in patients with heart failure.

Am J Cardiol 2009 Dec;104(12):1708-16

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.07.055DOI Listing
December 2009

Significance of anaemia in patients with advanced heart failure receiving long-term mechanical circulatory support.

Eur J Heart Fail 2009 Oct;11(10):1000-4

Center for Cardiac Support, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77225-0345, USA.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1093/eurjhf/hfp110
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October 2009

Right ventricular dysfunction predicts poor outcome following hemodynamically compromising rejection.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2009 Apr;28(4):312-9

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94305-5406, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2008.12.023DOI Listing
April 2009

Diabetes does not affect ventricular repolarization and sudden cardiac death risk in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2009 Mar;32 Suppl 1:S146-50

Advanced Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.02272.xDOI Listing
March 2009

Sudden death in myotonic dystrophy.

N Engl J Med 2008 Oct;359(15):1628; author reply 1328-9

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October 2008

Atorvastatin therapy may reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in patients with advanced chronic heart failure.

J Card Fail 2008 Mar;14(2):140-4

Advanced Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2007.10.013DOI Listing
March 2008

Commentary: is totipotency of a human cell a sufficient reason to exclude its patentability under the European law?

Stem Cells 2007 Dec 30;25(12):3026-8. Epub 2007 Aug 30.

Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, München, Germany.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1634/stemcells.2007-0511
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1634/stemcells.2007-0511DOI Listing
December 2007

Levosimendan improves renal function in patients with advanced chronic heart failure awaiting cardiac transplantation.

J Card Fail 2007 Aug;13(6):417-21

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Division of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2007.03.005DOI Listing
August 2007

End-organ function in patients on long-term circulatory support with continuous- or pulsatile-flow assist devices.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2007 Aug 6;26(8):815-8. Epub 2007 Jul 6.

Center for Cardiac Support, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2007.05.012DOI Listing
August 2007

Brain natriuretic peptide levels and response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients.

Congest Heart Fail 2006 Sep-Oct;12(5):250-3

Center for Cardiac Support, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77225-0345, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1527-5299.2006.05469.xDOI Listing
November 2006

QTc interval prolongation predicts postoperative mortality in heart failure patients undergoing surgical revascularization.

Tex Heart Inst J 2006 ;33(1):3-8

The Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1413604PMC
August 2006

Statin-associated QTc interval shortening as prognostic indicator in heart transplant recipients.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2006 Feb 4;25(2):234-6. Epub 2006 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiac Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2005.09.004DOI Listing
February 2006

Prognostic value of the QTc interval after cardiac transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2006 Jan 18;25(1):29-35. Epub 2005 Nov 18.

Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2005.05.004DOI Listing
January 2006

Survival, graft atherosclerosis, and rejection incidence in heart transplant recipients treated with statins: 5-year follow-up.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Sep;24(9):1235-8

Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Service, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2004.08.014DOI Listing
September 2005

Nitric oxide versus prostaglandin E1 for reduction of pulmonary hypertension in heart transplant candidates.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Jun;24(6):690-5

Department of Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2004.04.016DOI Listing
June 2005

Is bridging to transplantation with a left ventricular assist device a risk factor for transplant coronary artery disease?

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Jun;24(6):703-7

Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77225-0345, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2004.03.025DOI Listing
June 2005

Factors predicting 10-year survival after heart transplantation.

J Heart Lung Transplant 2005 Feb;24(2):156-9

Department of Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77225, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2003.11.399DOI Listing
February 2005

Coronary artery disease alters ventricular repolarization dynamics in type 2 diabetes.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2005 Jan;28 Suppl 1:S178-81

Division of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2005.00076.xDOI Listing
January 2005

Biventricular support with the Jarvik 2000 axial flow pump: a feasibility study.

ASAIO J 2003 Sep-Oct;49(5):604-7

Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Service and Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, PO Box 20345, Houston, TX 77225-0345, USA.

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May 2004

Intravenous milrinone in treatment of advanced congestive heart failure.

Tex Heart Inst J 2003 ;30(2):109-13

Departments of Transplantation and Heart Failure, Texas Heart Institute and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

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October 2003

Outcomes in patients with low left ventricular ejection fraction after heart transplantation.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2003 May;23(5):743-7

Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Service, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX 77225-0345, USA.

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May 2003

Left ventricular assist devices: an alternative to medical therapy for end-stage heart failure.

Curr Opin Cardiol 2003 May;18(3):210-4

Cardiopulmonary Transplant Service and Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, 77030, USA.

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May 2003

Prolonged QTc interval and high B-type natriuretic peptide levels together predict mortality in patients with advanced heart failure.

Circulation 2003 Apr 24;107(13):1764-9. Epub 2003 Mar 24.

Heart Failure Center, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, PO Box 20345, MC 2-114, Houston, Tex 77225-0345, USA.

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April 2003