Hannes Mühlthaler

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PURPOSE To determine if the position of kissing stents in the distal aorta has any influence on the patency rate. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of 41 patients (22 men; median age 60.8 years, range 44-86) electively treated for atherosclerotic aortoiliac occlusive disease with angioplasty and kissing stents between January 1997 and January(More)
BACKGROUND The treadmill exercise test is the most important examination of the functional ability of patients with intermittent claudication or leg pain during exercise, but it does not provide any metabolic information in the calf muscle. The purpose of this study was to investigate the high-energy metabolism in the calf muscle during incremental(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the anatomy of the aortoiliac vessels in patients scheduled for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair in four different countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS Consecutives series of 100 preoperative CT-scans were evaluated at each center. Diameters of the suprarenal aorta, maximal diameter of the(More)
Interventions for peripheral arterial disease should be designed to treat a physiological rather than an anatomic defect. Thus, for vascular surgeons, functional information about stenoses is as important as the anatomic one. In case of finding a stenosis by the use of magnetic resonance angiography, it would be a matter of particular interest to derive(More)
OBJECTIVES Activation time (AT) imaging from electrocardiographic (ECG) mapping data has been developing for several years. By coupling 4-dimensional volume data (3D + time) the electrical sequence can be computed non-invasively. In this paper an approach for extracting the ventricular and atrial blood masses for structurally normal hearts by using(More)
In this paper we present an approach for extracting patient individual volume conductor models (VCM) using volume data acquired from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for computational biology of electrical excitation in the patient's heart. The VCM consists of the compartments chest surface, lung surfaces, the atrial and ventricular myocardium, and the(More)
Patients with intermittent claudication carry a high risk for cardiovascular complications. The TransAtlantic Inter-Society Consensus (TASC) Group estimated a five-year overall mortality of 30% for these patients, the majority dying from cardiovascular causes. We investigated whether this evaluation is still applicable in nowadays patients. We therefore(More)
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