G Schmücker

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The aim of the study was to examine the relation between the extent of myocardial ischemia and changes in QT interval dispersion in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease and in patients with normal coronary arteries. QT interval dispersion reflects regional variations in ventricular repolarization and cardiac electrical instability. Previous(More)
A randomized controlled pilot study was performed with a sample of extremely preterm infants to evaluate the impact of postnatal estradiol and progesterone replacement on postnatal bone mineral accretion. Twenty-five of 30 infants in the pilot study survived, and of these, 24 infants were available for the follow-up examination at a median chronological age(More)
UNLABELLED Endothelin has both vasoconstrictor and mitogenic properties and might, therefore, play a role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes and coronary atherosclerosis. The aim of the study was to characterize the mechanisms and kinetics of cardiac endothelin-1 (ET-1) release following a local endothelial injury during PTCA (group A) and(More)
We determined the plasma levels of prothrombin fragment F1+2, thrombin-antithrombin III complexes (TAT), fibrin monomers (FM), D-dimers (DD) and fibrinogen in 57 patients with angiographically verified graded coronary artery disease (CAD) free of concomitant peripheral atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular disease or diabetes mellitus and a group of 21(More)
We describe the case of a 21-year-old Italian male who presented with giant negative T-waves and left ventricular hypertrophy on the electrocardiogram suggestive of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Clinically, he suffered from new onset of exertional angina, dyspnea and palpitations during soccer playing or heavy exercise beginning one week before(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of brief myocardial ischemia and vascular trauma induced by elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty on in vivo 'priming' and activation of neutrophils. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 16 patients undergoing elective coronary angioplasty for symptomatic coronary artery(More)
Regional wall motion abnormality is the best indicator for coronary ischemia. Myocardial wall motion is registrated by cardiokymography (CKG), a mechanocardiographic method. Because of the high incidence of artefacts, echocardiography and nuclear imaging technique have been preferred. Computer-assisted signal averaging CKG improves practicability and allows(More)
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