Felix Hundt

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HISTORY Within three months, three patients with end-stage renal disease presented for evaluation of pulmonary hypertension (PH): a 72-year-old woman (case 1), a 67-year-old patient (case 2) and a 75-year-old patient (case 3), each with increasing dyspnea (WHO functional class III). INVESTIGATIONS In all three cases, there was echocardiographic evidence(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease and is an independent predictor of mortality. However, specific hemodynamics of the pulmonary circulation, changes induced by hemodialysis and characterization into pre- or postcapillary PH have not been evaluated in patients with chronic kidney disease. We(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of renal denervation on office-based and 24-h ambulatory blood pressure measurements (ABPM) in a highly selective patient population with drug-resistant hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with drug resistant hypertension eligible for renal denervation were included in the study population. Office blood pressure(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The noninvasive measurement of liver stiffness using transient elastography (TE) is increasingly being used alongside liver biopsy. However, several conditions may lead to higher liver stiffness values without reflecting more fibrosis. Such conditions (e.g. hepatitis, cholestasis, heart failure, mechanical ventilation) limit the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to investigate the efficacy of the combination of clopidogrel and aspirin in the prevention of thrombus formation on artificial heart valves in an experimental rabbit model as compared to anticoagulation with warfarin. METHODS Studies were performed after oral administration of clopidogrel and aspirin in group I (n=9)(More)
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