Carl Arthur Hartwig

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BACKGROUND In arrhythmogenic right ventricular disease it is difficult to find an imaging technique not only to suppose but to diagnose this disease. PATIENTS AND METHOD In order to assess the value of selective right ventricular angiography in 104 patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular disease (n = 53), WPW-syndrome (n = 2), sarcoidosis (n = 1),(More)
Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death are rare phenomena in nonischemic ventricular arrhythmia, particularly in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. In most instances electrophysiologic studies help to assess the risk of sudden death, but sometimes programmed ventricular stimulation is unsuccessful. Among 48 patients with ventricular(More)
214 patients with single vessel disease were followed-up for 1-78 months (mean 48 months). Incidence of sudden death was studied in relation to coronary artery lesions, left ventricular wall motion and ventricular arrhythmias found during ambulatory ECG recording. Incidence of sudden death was 11% (16 of 144) in patients with lesions of the left anterior(More)
The antiarrhythmic efficacy of a slow-release form of metoprolol was studied in 13 male coronary patients, mean age 47 years (39-59 years) with frequent and complex ventricular arrhythmias (couplets, salvos). The prospective, single-blind trial was based on 24 h Holter monitoring. In each case, the extent of coronary heart disease and the presence of old(More)
Between 1968 and 1978 290 total gastrectomies, of 889 operations for gastric cancer, were performed 47.9% of the resections. Since 1974 gastrectomy “de principe” was carried out with an improved 5-year survival rate of 41.5% compared to 12.5% of gastrectomy “de nécessité”. Following gastric resections, i.e. surgery of “clinical staging”, statistically(More)
In this case report, the hospitalization of a 34-year-old woman with a history of heart disease is described. Arrhythmias and precordial chest pain led to her admission to the coronary care unit. Different therapeutic trials failed. Finally it became obvious that all tachycardias documented by the arrhythmia monitoring system were artifacts, produced by(More)
Symptomatic and asymptomatic myocardial ischemia during exercise testing and during daily activities (ST-segment analysis on 24-h Holter ECG) was studied in 109 patients with stable angina pectoris and proven coronary artery disease (coronary stenoses greater than 70%) (group I) and in 20 patients with angiographically normal coronary arteries or minimal(More)
102 patients with angiographically documented double vessel coronary artery disease were followed for 1-83 months (mean: 42 months). Incidence of sudden death was studied in relation to location and severity of coronary artery lesions, left ventricular wall motion and ventricular arrhythmias found during long-term ECG monitoring. The incidence of sudden(More)
The incidence and pattern of ventricular arrhythmias recorded with 24 h ambulatory monitoring were studied in 144 patients with angiographically documented stenoses (greater than or equal to 75%) or occlusions of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and were related to left ventricular wall motion abnormalities. Ambulatory monitoring was(More)