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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 In current clinical practice, 35-67% of significant coronary artery lesions are located in small (<3.0 mm) vessels, a setting with poor short- and long-term results after percutaneous coronary interventions. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present Arthos Pico Austria Multicenter Registry is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the Arthos Pico(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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES The multicenter AUTAX (Austrian Multivessel TAXUS-Stent) registry investigated the 2-year clinical/angiographic outcomes of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease after implantation of TAXUS Express stents (Boston Scientific, Natick, Massachusetts), in a "real-world" setting. BACKGROUND The AUTAX registry included patients with 2- or(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)
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)
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)
The prevalence of mitral valve prolapse was investigated in 60 patients with Graves' disease (42 with ophthalmopathy) and in 20 patients with toxic nodular goitre. 2410 patients from the echocardiography laboratory served as controls. Standard M-mode, Doppler and two-dimensional echocardiography were performed. Mitral valve prolapse was defined as a(More)