Christine Gstrein

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OBJECTIVE Recommendations for optimal first-shock energies with biphasic waveforms are conflicting. We evaluated prospectively the relation between type and duration of atrial tachyarrhythmias and the probability of successful cardioversion with a specific biphasic shock waveform to develop recommendations for the initial energy setting aiming at the lowest(More)
OBJECTIVE Analyse 2-year outcomes after MitraClip therapy and identify predictors of outcome. METHODS Consecutive patients (n=74) undergoing MitraClip therapy were included in the MitraSWISS registry and followed prospectively. RESULTS A reduction of mitral regurgitation (MR) to ≤ mild was achieved in 32 (43%) patients and to moderate in 31 (42%)(More)
Iron deficiency is a prevalent and clinically relevant comorbidity in up to 50% of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Iron deficiency in CHF patients is associated with impaired quality of life, reduced exercise capacity and increased mortality, irrespective of the presence of anaemia. It is diagnosed by determining circulating ferritin levels and(More)
A 46-year-old man with long standing idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (IPAH) was referred for further cardiac investigation due to clinical deterioration associated with recurrent episodes of syncope and progressive dyspnea, NYHA class IV. An underlying lung disease or chronic thromboembolic disease were excluded. Transthoracic echocardiography (Figure(More)
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