Andreas Bruschke

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The aim of this study was to assess to what extent patients with unexplained chest pain (UCP) are interested in a medical psychological treatment, and to find biographical or medical status variables predictive of that need. A total of 1053 patients with a discharge diagnosis of UCP from two cardiac outpatient clinics were approached by mail. Of these,(More)
BACKGROUND Seventeen to 43% of patients with non-cardiac chest pain suffer from anxiety/panic disorders. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is effective in reducing non-cardiac chest pain. However, no data are available indicating that pain reduction following CBT may be cognitively mediated or whether success of CBT is dependent on the presence of panic.(More)
Magnetic resonance images were obtained from 32 patients with acute myocardial infarction, using a four-echo technique (echo time (TE) = 30, 60, 90, and 120 ms) pregadolinium(Gd)-DTPA injection and a TE = 30 ms sequence pre- and post-Gd-DTPA. Intensity ratios of infarcted and normal myocardium were calculated, as were contrast-to-noise and signal-to-noise(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is crucial in the hydrolysis of triglycerides (TG) in TG-rich lipoproteins in the formation of HDL particles. As both these lipoproteins play an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic vascular disease, we sought to assess the relationship between post-heparin LPL (PH-LPL) activity and lipids and lipoproteins in a(More)
AIMS Inflammation, endothelial cell function and the coagulation system have been demonstrated to be involved in the onset and course of unstable angina. Whether a proinflammatory state independently determines outcome is unknown and has not been determined yet in a clinically well defined study population of consecutive patients admitted with unstable(More)
According to the Rosenblueth-Simeone model, the heart rate (HR) is proportional to the sympathovagal balance. The individual proportionality constant is the intrinsic HR, which can be determined only invasively. The percentage low-frequency spectral HR variability power, relative to the low- plus high-frequency spectral power (%LF) has been raised as a(More)
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OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of early angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition on left ventricular enlargement in patients with anterior wall infarction following reperfusion therapy. METHODS Seventy-one consecutive patients with an anterior wall myocardial infarction were randomly allocated to enalapril (n = 36)(More)
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