Barbara Lamp

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AIMS To evaluate the utility of intrathoracic impedance monitoring for detecting heart failure (HF) deterioration in patients with an implanted cardiac resynchronization/defibrillation device. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients enrolled in the European InSync Sentry Observational Study were audibly alerted by a device algorithm if a decrease in intrathoracic(More)
AIMS We studied the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on global and regional myocardial oxygen consumption (MVO2) and myocardial blood flow (MBF) in non-ischaemic (NICM) and ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (ICM). METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-one NICM and 11 ICM patients, all of them acute responders, were investigated. MVO2 and MBF were(More)
AIMS To investigate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on survival in heart failure (HF) patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and the role of atrio-ventricular junction (AVJ) ablation in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Data from 1285 consecutive patients implanted with CRT devices are presented: 1042 patients were in(More)
BACKGROUND Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) was proved to provide precise cardiac volumetric assessment. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for selected patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). In HFREF patients we investigated the potential of MSCT based wall motion analysis in order to(More)
In a recent editorial in the European Respiratory Journal, K.A. Franklin criticised the screening of heart failure patients for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) [1]. The major concern was that, to date, no beneficial effect on overall prognosis has been shown for any therapeutic option, e.g. nocturnal oxygen, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or(More)
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