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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prolonged Holter monitoring of patients with cerebral ischemia increases the detection rate of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF); this leads to improved antithrombotic regimens aimed at preventing recurrent ischemic strokes. The aim of this study was to compare a 7-day-Holter monitoring (7-d-Holter) alone or in combination with(More)
Background: An increased life span and the amount of cardiovascular risk factors necessitate a closer look on cardiac diseases in the population of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – infected subjects. Therefore, we launched a cardiology driven study analyzing HIV-associated diseases supported by the federal ministry of research. Methods: The HIV-HEART(More)
It appears from empirical studies that the problem-solving ability of patients is associated with the experience of distress and the patients' mental state. The goals of this study were the (1) conception and (2) associated evaluation of the psychological short-time intervention "problem-solving training" (PST) for patients hospitalized for hematopoietic(More)
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