Gerald Zenker

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PURPOSE To evaluate transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placements and secondary interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty shunt venograms were obtained in 21 patients with TIPS placement at 6-month intervals or if Doppler ultrasound showed an abnormality. RESULTS Abnormalities in the shunt were shown in 24 venograms (80%). Eight(More)
To evaluate the role of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a] in patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD), lipid parameters were compared with a control group (CO). Additionally, the Lp(a) serum levels were investigated in a coronary artery disease (CAD) group. The CO was made up of 37 healthy persons (age: 54.5 +/- 7.7, 26 males and 11 females), the CVD group included(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in early arterial healing patterns after stent implantation between biodegradable and durable polymer based new generation drug-eluting stents are not well understood. The aim of this study was to compare the healing patterns of a novel rapid breakdown (≤8 weeks) biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent (BP-SES) with a durable(More)
Using transesophageal echocardiography, cardiac structures can be imaged with high resolution. The aim of our study was to evaluate whether transesophageal echocardiography is superior in detecting mitral valve prolapse and other cardiac abnormalities compared with transthoracic echocardiography in an age-matched control group and in young patients with(More)
AIMS Whether or not primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) is equally effective and safe in women and men in a real world setting is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of gender on in-hospital outcome after P-PCI for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in a prospective national registry. METHODS(More)
HINTERGRUND: Die primäre perkutane Koronarintervention (PPCI) ist die Therapie der Wahl zur Behandlung des akuten ST-Hebungsinfarktes (STEMI). Die Implementierung von Therapienetzwerken und Registern, welche Rückschlüsse auf die aktuelle Qualität der Infarkttherapie erlauben, sind Schlüsselelemente für eine optimierte Therapie im akuten ST-Hebungsinfarkt.(More)
We evaluated patients with mitral regurgitation by color-coded Doppler echocardiography using a semiquantitative score system, which is useful in the clinical setting, by providing rapid discrimination between mild, moderate and severe regurgitation. The study was performed in 42 patients (19 female, 23 male) mean age 58 years, range 23-75 years with mitral(More)
AIMS Pre-treatment with clopidogrel results in a reduction of ischaemic events in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. Data on upstream clopidogrel in the setting of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are limited. The aim of this study was to investigate whether clopidogrel loading before arrival at the PCI centre may result in an(More)
In order to determine the requirements for a proper temperature correction of expired volumes, the temperature of the expired air in the bellows of a dynamic spirometer (Vitalograph) was measured in 10 and 5 subjects at 24 and 12.2 degrees C ambient temperature, respectively. During the short period of forced expiration there was a significant temperature(More)