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The German Aortic Valve Registry: 1-year results from 13,680 patients with aortic valve disease.
OBJECTIVES The German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY) seeks to provide information on a real-world, all-comers basis for patients undergoing aortic valve interventions. This registry comprises patientsExpand
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The importance of the gastrointestinal system in the pathogenesis of heart failure.
Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a multi-organ disease with increasing evidence for the involvement of the gastrointestinal (GI) system in this syndrome. In recent research, the gut has received veryExpand
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Outcome after cardiac arrest: predictive values and limitations of the neuroproteins neuron-specific enolase and protein S-100 and the Glasgow Coma Scale.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest are at risk of subsequent death or poor neurological outcome up to a persistent vegetative state. We investigated the prognostic valueExpand
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Improvement of exercise capacity with treatment of Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with congestive heart failure.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the impact of nasal nocturnal oxygen therapy on respiration, sleep, exercise capacity, cognitive function and daytime symptoms in patients withExpand
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Percutaneous Left-Ventricular Support With the Impella-2.5–Assist Device in Acute Cardiogenic Shock: Results of the Impella–EUROSHOCK-Registry
Background— Acute cardiogenic shock after myocardial infarction is associated with high in-hospital mortality attributable to persisting low-cardiac output. The Impella–EUROSHOCK-registry evaluatesExpand
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Randomized Comparison of Coronary Stent Implantation Under Ultrasound or Angiographic Guidance to Reduce Stent Restenosis (OPTICUS Study)
Background—Observational studies in selected patients have shown remarkably low restenosis rates after ultrasound-guided stent implantation. However, it is unknown whether this implantation strategyExpand
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Vasodilation by urapidil in the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure in addition to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is not beneficial: results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind
BACKGROUND The therapeutic benefit of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor in combination with a different type of vasodilator is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS To evaluate the effects ofExpand
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Lack of regeneration of myocardium by autologous intracoronary mononuclear bone marrow cell transplantation in humans with large anterior myocardial infarctions.
BACKGROUND Experimental and preliminary clinical data suggest that transplantation of autologous bone marrow cells (BMC) may contribute to regeneration of the myocardium after acute myocardialExpand
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Role of hyperventilation in the pathogenesis of central sleep apneas in patients with congestive heart failure.
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Angiographic Assessment of Collateral Connections in Comparison With Invasively Determined Collateral Function in Chronic Coronary Occlusions
Background—The evaluation of new therapeutic modalities to induce collateral growth in coronary artery disease require improved methods of angiographic characterization of collaterals, which shouldExpand
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