Hans-Henning Eckstein

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BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy is effective in stroke prevention for patients with severe symptomatic carotid-artery stenosis, and carotid-artery stenting has been widely used as alternative treatment. Since equivalence or superiority has not been convincingly shown for either treatment, we aimed to compare the two. METHODS 1200 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The SPACE trial is a multinational, prospective, randomised study to test the hypothesis that carotid artery stenting is not inferior to carotid endarterectomy for treating patients with severe symptomatic carotid artery stenosis. We did not prove non-inferiority of carotid artery stenting compared with carotid endarterectomy for the 30-day(More)
OBJECTIVE With the established computed tomographic (CT)- morphologic parameters, only the relative, but not the individual rupture risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), can be determined. So far, increased aortic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) metabolism measured by positron emission tomography (PET) has been reported in AAA with increased rupture risk.(More)
BACKGROUND For the human brain, there are no data available concerning the significance of adenosine and its metabolites as biochemical indicators of cerebral ischemia. Since adenosine may counteract key pathogenetic mechanisms during cerebral ischemia, its sensitivity and specificity as a marker of cerebral ischemia was investigated in relation to(More)
Both the clinically established diameter criterion and novel approaches of computational finite element (FE) analyses for rupture risk stratification of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are based on assumptions of population-averaged, uniform material properties for the AAA wall. The presence of inter-patient and intra-patient variations in material(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) are used to prevent ischaemic stroke in patients with stenosis of the internal carotid artery. Better knowledge of risk factors could improve assignment of patients to these procedures and reduce overall risk. We aimed to assess the risk of stroke or death associated with CEA and CAS(More)
OBJECTIVES Several studies indicate that high-volume hospitals have better results in open repair of unruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Up to now no studies had addressed this question in German hospitals. DESIGN Post-hoc-analysis from a prospective physician-led registry. MATERIAL AND METHODS Since 1999, the German Society for Vascular(More)
OBJECTIVE Relevant soluble matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), their inhibitors, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), and serological factors were analyzed as possible biomarkers for neurological symptoms in patients with carotid artery stenosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Asymptomatic (n = 76) and symptomatic (n = 69) patients were evaluated. Serum(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia represents an intensive medical emergency which, when untreated, leads to sepsis and multiorgan failure. Predictive factors for survival are the time duration between onset of symptoms and therapy, etiology,patient age, and immediate therapy with anticoagulants in case of acute mesenteric thrombosis. Pathologically raised(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the collaborative data of 3 major European Vascular Units using the 'visceral hybrid' procedure for thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms and dissections. METHODS A consecutive series of 107 urgent and elective high-risk patients were included in a prospectively collected database. RESULTS All stents involved the entire thoracic and(More)