Bernard D. Prendergast

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Authors/Task Force Members: A. John Camm (Chairperson) (UK)*, Paulus Kirchhof (Germany), Gregory Y.H. Lip (UK), Ulrich Schotten (The Netherlands), Irene Savelieva (UK), Sabine Ernst (UK), Isabelle C. Van Gelder (The Netherlands), Nawwar Al-Attar (France), Gerhard Hindricks (Germany), Bernard Prendergast (UK), Hein Heidbuchel (Belgium), Ottavio Alfieri(More)
Endorsed by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and by the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC) for Infection and Cancer Authors/Task Force Members: Gilbert Habib (Chairperson) (France)*, Bruno Hoen (France), Pilar Tornos (Spain), Franck Thuny (France), Bernard Prendergast (UK), Isidre Vilacosta (Spain),(More)
Approximately 50,000 valve replacement operations take place in Europe annually and almost as many valve repair procedures. Previous European guidelines on management of patients after valve surgery were last published in 1995 and were limited to recommendations about antithrombotic prophylaxis. American guidelines covering the broader topic of the(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic stenosis (AS) leads to diffuse fibrosis in the myocardium, which is linked to adverse outcome. Myocardial T1 values change with tissue composition. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that our recently developed non-contrast cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) T1 mapping sequence could identify myocardial fibrosis without contrast agent. (More)
BACKGROUND Changes in the myocardium in acute ischemia are dynamic and complex, and the characteristics of myocardial tissue on cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the acute setting are not fully defined. We investigated changes in edema and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) with serial imaging early after acute myocardial infarction, relating these to(More)
BACKGROUND Ascending aortic dilation is important in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) disease, with increased risk of aortic dissection. We used cardiovascular MR to understand the pathophysiology better by examining the links between 3-dimensional flow abnormalities, aortic function, and aortic dilation. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 142 subjects underwent(More)
AIMS Risk scores provide an important contribution to clinical decision-making, but their validity has been questioned in patients with valvular heart disease (VHD), since current scores have been mainly derived and validated in adults undergoing coronary bypass surgery. The Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology(More)
OBJECTIVES Infective endocarditis (IE) is a severe complication in Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) and recent guidelines from the BSAC recommend all patients undergo echocardiography. We assessed the use of echocardiography at a major tertiary referral centre and sought to identify those patients most likely to have positive findings. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is a potent positive inotrope in vitro, but its physiological effects on intrinsic myocardial contractile function in humans in vivo are unknown. Plasma ET-1 levels are elevated in heart failure, and ET-1 may be involved in the pathophysiology of this condition. However, its effects on contractile function of the failing human(More)
As the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic enters its third decade, the resultant acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a global health crisis with approximately 36 million people affected worldwide. 2 The disease is now the principal cause of death in young adults in many parts of the USA and Europe, and morbidity and mortality have risen(More)