Eike Langheim

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The increasing use of ventricular assist devices (VADs) in terminal heart failure patients provides new challenges to cardiac rehabilitation physicians. Structured cardiac rehabilitation strategies are still poorly implemented for this special patient group. Clear guidance and more evidence for optimal modalities are needed. Thereby, attention has to be(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Diagnosis-related systems (ICD-10, OPS, PCCL) are used in acute medical care as part of the multidisciplinary classification of overall care and related costs. In contrast, such systems, reflecting therapeutic requirements and distinguishing between patients according to the level of effort and costs incurred, are still not(More)
Background Heart failure in a terminal stage is usually treated with a heart transplant or with implantation of ventricular assist devices (VAD). VAD treatment is increasingly chosen as a permanent therapy. Problem The growing number of VAD implants leads to an increased need for rehabilitation programs. The development of standards is essential. So far(More)
Rehabilitation of patients with cardiac pacemakers (CP) or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) comprises secondary prevention of underlying cardiac disease, conditioning training activities and psychological education and includes furthermore the assessment of aggregate function, detection of any device malfunction as well as the return to work(More)
UNLABELLED In 123 consecutive patients pulmonary hemodynamics at rest and during exercise were measured 7-10 days after acute myocardial infarction and systemic thrombolysis. Right- and left-heart catheterizations were performed at the same session and repeated after 6 months. We investigated if right-heart catheterization could predict the number of(More)
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