Franz Masseli

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An important goal in cardiology is to minimize myocardial necrosis and to support a discrete but resilient scar formation after myocardial infarction (MI). Macrophages are a type of cells that influence cardiac remodelling during MI. Therefore, the goal of the present study was to investigate their transcriptional profile and to identify the type of(More)
OBJECTIVES The German Aortic Valve Score (GAVS) was developed for national quality assurance regarding the in-hospital mortality rate of patients following isolated aortic valve replacement. The goal of this work was the recalibration of the GAVS in the context of increased numbers of transcatheter aortic valve implantations. METHODS In 2011 and 2012, 36(More)
Severe emotional or physical stress precedes Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) which is characterized by transient left ventricular impairment in absence of coronary artery disease. In this case we report from a female patient presenting with characteristic features of TTC after examination of upper gastrointestinal. Additionally, severe mitral regurgitation(More)
From the Departments of Cardiac Surgery and Radiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Disclosures: Authors have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support. Received for publication May 7, 2012; revisions received June 30, 2012; accepted for publication July 30, 2012; available ahead of print Aug 30, 2012. Address for reprints: Franz(More)
Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) which is usually precipitated by profound emotional stress has been widely reported in the past. Recently, several co-morbidities have been found to be associated with this new cardiac entity. In this case we report from a female patient suffering from both, physical and emotional stress. After a persistent episode of severe(More)
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