Anders Roijer

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AIMS To demonstrate a possible inter-atrial conduction delay in patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) using 'unfiltered' signal-averaged P-wave ECG (PSAECG) and compare these results with those obtained with conventional filter settings. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty one patients with lone PAF and 20 healthy volunteers (control group) were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To assess the prevalence of asymptomatic abnormalities on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and their possible relation to hypertension, heart disease, and carotid artery disease, we studied 77 randomly selected subjects (mean age, 65.1 years; range, 36 to 95 years) with no history of focal brain lesions. METHODS The study(More)
We have earlier documented that ultrasound can enhance the fibrinolytic effect of streptokinase and shorten the reperfusion time under experimental conditions. The present study concerns the magnitude of the effect in relation to ultrasound frequency, intensity and exposure time. The effect of ultrasound on the structural properties of the fibrin network(More)
AIMS Electrical remodelling is believed to influence the outcome following cardioversion of patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). However, the results in clinical studies are conflicting. We assessed the hypothesis that non-invasively obtained atrial fibrillatory organization can be used as a predictor of sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance. (More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and semi-automatic right ventricular delineation has been proposed as an appropriate method for right ventricle (RV) evaluation. We aimed to examine how manual correction of semi-automatic delineation influences the accuracy of 3DE for RV volumes and function in a clinical adult setting using cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE The validity of the Ross operation as freestanding root replacement in adult patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease has lately been questioned. We have analyzed retrospectively our results in 23 adult patients (19 males) operated for bicuspid aortic valve disease ad modum "Ross" employing a freestanding root replacement technique. DESIGN In(More)
AIMS To evaluate the feasibility and incremental value of using an integrated bullseye model for presenting data from cardiac computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in combination with echocardiography evaluation of segmental mechanical delay for guiding optimal left ventricular lead placement in cardiac resynchronization therapy(More)
Drug-induced early reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction reduces myocardial damage and decreases mortality. A further beneficial effect may be achieved if the time from start of thrombolytic treatment to reperfusion, on average 45 min, can be shortened. With this purpose in mind, we have analysed the effect of ultrasound on the reperfusion time in an(More)
OBJECTIVE B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been established as a biomarker for heart failure. The objective was to evaluate BNP measured on arrival in the intensive care unit (ICU) as a predictor for heart failure defined as need for inotropic support or IABP beyond 24 hours postoperatively after aortic valve replacement. DESIGN A prospective,(More)
AIMS Atrial fibrillatory rate (AFR) is considered a non-invasive index of atrial remodelling. Low AFR has been associated with favourable outcome of interventions in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). However, AFR has never been studied in unselected patients with short duration of AF, prone to regain sinus rhythm (SR) spontaneously. The aim(More)