Bernhard Maisch

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In this position statement of the ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases an expert consensus group reviews the current knowledge on clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis, and proposes new diagnostic criteria for clinically suspected myocarditis and its distinct biopsy-proven pathogenetic forms. The aims are to(More)
In biology, classification systems are used to promote understanding and systematic discussion through the use of logical groups and hierarchies. In clinical medicine, similar principles are used to standardise the nomenclature of disease. For more than three decades, heart muscle diseases have been classified into primary or idiopathic myocardial diseases(More)
The Task Force on the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology artj.oxdjournals.o Task Force members, Bernhard Maisch, Chairperson* (Germany), Petar M. Seferovi c (Serbia and Montenegro), Arsen D. Risti c (Serbia and Montenegro), Raimund Erbel (Germany), Reiner Rienm€ uller (Austria), Yehuda Adler (Israel),(More)
The time course and extent of local anaesthetic blocks within the spinal cord of cats were evaluated. A monopolar stimulation electrode with the tip lowered into the dorsal columns (DC) 1000 μm below cord surface was used to activate antidromically DC fibers at the T13 level and evoke cord dorsum potentials at the level of the lumbar spinal cord. The(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmia risk stratification with regard to prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy is a completely unsolved issue in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). METHODS AND RESULTS Arrhythmia risk stratification was performed prospectively in 343 patients with IDC, including analysis of left ventricular (LV) ejection(More)
BACKGROUND Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2J2 is expressed in the vascular endothelium and metabolizes arachidonic acid to biologically active epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). The EETs are potent endogenous vasodilators and inhibitors of vascular inflammation. However, it is not known whether genetic polymorphisms of CYP2J2 are associated with increased(More)
AIMS To evaluate efficacy and safety of intrapericardial treatment with the crystalloid corticosteroid triamcinolone in autoreactive pericardial effusion. METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred and sixty consecutive patients with pericarditis/myopericarditis underwent pericardiocentesis, pericardioscopy (Storz-AF1101B1), and epicardial biopsy with pericardial(More)