Giuliano Becker

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The "Myocardial Infarction Registry" in Germany (MIR) is a multicenter and prospective registry of consecutively included, unselected patients with acute myocardial infarction. The purpose of MIR is to document the actual praxis of decision making and prescribing of an optimized infarction therapy in AMI patients. Optimized infarction therapy is defined as(More)
To assess the intraoperative and postoperative hemodynamic effects of beta-blockade and its benefits in limiting myocardial ischemia and infarction, a group of 32 patients scheduled for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery (group 1) was treated with oral metoprolol immediately before surgery and with intravenous metoprolol during the postoperative(More)
A method of ventilation utilizing an S-shaped cannula placed through the cricothyroid membrane and hooked up to a conventional jetting system is described. Its advantages are reduced morbidity, better ventilation, and an unobstructed view of the operating site for the surgeon. The system allows ventilation of the patient with oxygen prior to the induction,(More)
The QT interval in the electrocardiogram (ECG) is a measure of total duration of depolarization and repolarization. Correction for heart rate is necessary to provide a single intrinsic physiological value that can be compared between subjects and within the same subject under different conditions. Standard formulas for the corrected QT (QTc) do not fully(More)
BACKGROUND Anticoagulation in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation is crucial to minimize the risk of thromboembolic complications. There are broad ranges of approaches to anticoagulation management pre and post AF ablation procedures. The purpose of this study was to determine the anticoagulation strategies currently in use in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiofrequency(RF) ablation has become the first line of therapy for atrial flutter(AFL). Advances in catheter and mapping technologies have led to better understanding and different approaches for treating this arrhythmia. We describe the results of different approaches to ablate this arrhythmia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cohort of 198(More)
Analysis of T waves in the ECG is an essential clinical tool for diagnosis, monitoring, and follow-up of patients with heart dysfunction. During atrial flutter, this analysis has been so far limited by the perturbation of flutter waves superimposed over the T wave. This paper presents a method based on missing data interpolation for eliminating flutter(More)