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BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) thrombus is a known complication of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TC). However, current literature almost exclusively consists of isolated case reports. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and clinical significance of LV thrombus formation in TC. METHODS AND RESULTS Over a 33-month period 52 patients with TC(More)
Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) predominantly affects elderly people with a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, one would expect to encounter incidental coronary artery disease in a significant number of cases. In fact, the prevalence of mild coronary artery disease (CAD), by angiography, has been reported to be in the range of(More)
Die postoperative Strahlentherapie bei Mammakarzinom kann die Lokalrezidivwahrscheinlichkeit deutlich reduzieren. Ein Überlebensvorteil durch die Strahlentherapie nach brusterhaltender Operation war allerdings lange Zeit nicht nachweisbar, was sich u.a. auf eine durch Kardiotoxizität bedingte Übersterblichkeit der bestrahlten Patientinnen zurückführen ließ.(More)
AIMS This study sought to characterize global and regional systolic function in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) using two-dimensional (2D) strain imaging. METHODS AND RESULTS Twelve consecutive patients (11 women, 1 man) underwent 2D echocardiography on admission and on early follow-up (34 +/- 16 days). Two-dimensional images were analysed to measure(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the association of the EAT with CMR parameters of ventricular remodelling and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DESIGN AND METHODS One hundred and fifty subjects (112 consecutive patients with DCM and 48 healthy controls) underwent CMR examination. Function,(More)
AIMS This study sought to compare global and regional myocardial function in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) to that in acute anterior myocardial infarction (AMI) using 2D strain imaging. METHODS Twelve consecutive patients with TC (ten women, two men) and 12 patients with AMI (four women, eight men) underwent 2D echocardiography at initial presentation. 2D(More)
PURPOSE Breast intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) reduces high-dose heart volumes but increases low-dose volumes. We prospectively assessed heart changes after 3D conformal RT (3DCRT) and IMRT for left-sided breast cancer. Heart dose was analyzed individually, 3DCRT patients were moderately exposed, and IMRT was performed only in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) is an implantable device treatment for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. CCM therapy improves patient functional status but its effect on intra-ventricular conduction remains unknown. METHODS 70 patients treated with CCM between 12/2002 and 5/2013 had 12-vector-ECG recordings made(More)
BACKGROUND Several acute complications related to takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) have been documented recently. However, the incidence and clinical significance of acute thromboembolic events in TTC is not well established. METHODS A detailed investigation of the clinical characteristics and in-hospital complications of 114 consecutive patients diagnosed(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) causes various degrees of fibrosis resulting in left ventricular function impairment, which can be measured using mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE). AIMS To determine the values for septal, lateral and average MAPSE using cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in healthy controls and patients(More)