Alexander Dietl

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Molecular mechanisms of congestive heart failure as reflected by alterations of protein expression patterns are still incompletely analyzed. We therefore investigated intraventricular (ie, left ventricular congestive heart failure [LV-CHF] vs. LV-control [CTRL], and right ventricular [RV]-CHF vs. RV-CTRL) and interventricular (ie,(More)
Introduction: Delayed childbearing is increasing, and advanced maternal age has been associated with an increased risk of obstetrical complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate pregnancy outcomes in women with advanced maternal age (≥ 40 years). Methods:Maternal and obstetrical data were collected from the Department of Obstetrics and(More)
Vasopeptidase inhibition (VPI), a therapeutic strategy by dual inhibition of both ACE and neutral endopeptidase 24.11, has not shown a prognostic benefit over ACE inhibition in chronic severe heart failure (CHF). Nevertheless, the effects of early treatment by VPI on cardiac remodelling have not been well assessed. We analysed the effects of early chronic(More)
AIMS B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) predict cardiovascular endpoints in patients and all-cause death in the general population. This was assigned to their association with clinical cardiac remodelling defined as changes in size, shape and function of the heart. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether NT-proBNP and(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (CHF) is characterized by dyspnea and pulmonary changes. The underlying molecular adaptations are unclear, but might provide targets for therapeutic interventions. We therefore conceived a study to determine molecular changes of early pulmonary stress failure in a model of tachycardia-induced heart failure. METHODS CHF was induced(More)
AIMS Left and right atria show compelling differences regarding organogenesis and specific clinical diseases. In congestive heart failure (CHF), remodelling of the atria occurs leading to increased arrhythmogenic susceptibility and deterioration of clinical symptoms. We aimed to assess the basal left and right atrial molecular set-up and different(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of patients suffering from chronic health disabilities is beyond 70 years of age. Typical late-onset chronic diseases include those affecting the heart, the kidney, cancer, and conditions of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration. These diseases disable patients for many years and largely compromise autonomy in daily life.(More)
We report the case of a patient who suffered a serious subarachnoid hemorrhage with a cardialaffection and development of an inverted Tako-Tsubo-cardiomyopathy. To avoid apparent cerebral ischemia due to severe cerebral vasospasm after exhaustion of conservative therapeutic options a temporarily endovascular therapy with continuous intra-arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibitors of the renin angiotensin system and neprilysin (RAS-/NEP-inhibitors) proved to be extraordinarily beneficial in systolic heart failure. Furthermore, compelling evidence exists that impaired mitochondrial pathways are causatively involved in progressive left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Consequently, we aimed to assess whether(More)
BACKGROUND Pesticide use in the Indian cotton industry has decreased with the introduction of Bt cotton, but rates are still high in comparison with other countries. The adoption of alternative strategies, such as integrated pest management, has been slow, even though benefits are potentially high, more so if the full costs of the external effects of the(More)