Giulio Rizzoli added an update.
I published several papers after my retirement : two of them as first author .
Penultimate paper: Twenty year patient survival and 17 year complications of isolated Mitral Biocor Standard porcine prosthesis
Rizzoli G, Bottio T, Comisso M, Faggian G, Milano A, et al. J Clin Exp Cardiolog 8:508, 2017
"Pharyngeal hemorrhage: a catstrophic post-operative event" which can be read and downloades at this adress: file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/article_ejbps_volume_4_november_issue_11_1509430839.pdf . This paper reports an unfortunate case I attended at the end of my carrier. It was the consequence of a missmatch between increasing case volume vs. restricted resources imposed by healthcare economy, resulting in a decreased safety of the surgical environment, both for the patient and for the attending surgeon. It describes a typical example of malpractice in which a series of medical omissions were consecutively dismally aligned, resulting in patient’s death and my earlier retirement.
It begann with a very long-lasting surgical case requiring the use of extracorporeal circulation, a double anti-aggregated patient, a fast track extubation and an Intensive Care Unit staffed with a second year anesthesia resident who was lacking of the support of video-laryngoscope, capnography, cricothyroidotomy set and training. It resulted in the inability to diagnose and neutralize an extremely rare and previously unknown complication.
My penultimate paper "Twenty year patient survival and 17 year complications of isolated Mitral Biocor Standard porcine prosthesisRizzoli G et Al. . (2017) J Clin Exp Cardiolog 8:508 . doi: 10.4172/2155-9880.1000508