Bernd-Dieter Gonska

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BACKGROUND Transapical transcatheter aortic valve implantation is generally perceived to be associated with increased morbidity compared with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation. We aimed to compare access-related complications and survival using propensity score matching. METHODS AND RESULTS Prospective, single-center registry of 1000(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess outcomes for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) versus surgical aortic valve replacement but with less than high risk. BACKGROUND While there is abundant data for high risk patients there is insufficient data for reduced risk. METHODS Patients undergoing TAVI or SAVR between 2007 and 2012 in Karlsruhe(More)
Compared with surgical aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with a higher risk of developing a new conduction disorder that necessitates permanent pacemaker implantation (PM). The most frequently observed conduction disorder is left bundle branch block (LBBB), which impairs left ventricular function. The(More)
The term ``idiopathic ventricular tachycardia'' summarizes a variety of pathophysiologically different arrhythmogenic mechanisms. These tachycardias have in common that clinical investigations do not reveal a structural heart disease. About 80% of these arrhythmias originate from the right ventricle, most often from the right ventricular out ̄ow tract. In(More)
Aims To analyse the long-term safety of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in patients discharged within 24 h or after 2- 5-day hospitalization, respectively, after complication-free implantation, in circumstances of actual care. Methods and results Patients in the multicentre, nationwide German DEVICE registry were contacted 12-15 months(More)
METHODS Among 3815 consecutive pts with severe AS enrolled in the CURRENT AS registry, the current study population consisted of 3794 pts (initial AVR strategy: N1⁄41191, and conservative strategy: N1⁄42603) after excluding 21 pts without LVEF data. Pts were divided into 4 groups according to the LVEF at the index echocardiography (<50%, 50-59%, 60-69%, and(More)
A 30-year-old man presented with narrow QRS tachycardia. The intracardiac electrocardiogram showed an atrial-HIS (AH) interval of 75 msec and a HIS-ventricular (HV) interval of 44 msec during baseline. Atrial incremental pacing revealed HV shortening, with apparent incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB) morphology without QRS complex axis deviation.(More)
■ Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ■ Beiträge zum Themenschwerpunkt „Interventionelle Therapie von supraventrikulären Rhythmusstörungen“ A.-M. Sinha, J. Brachmann und M. Schmidt Medikamentöse Therapie von Vorhofflimmern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H. Bauerle, T. Japha, B.-D. Gonska(More)