Harm Wienbergen

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AIMS We sought to assess the effect of clopidogrel on clinical events 1 year after discharge in survivors of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS We analysed data of consecutive survivors of acute STEMI and either concomitant therapy with aspirin or aspirin plus clopidogrel at discharge, who were(More)
T here is clear evidence that diabetic patients constitute a group at high cardiovascular risk. Epidemiologic data show that with the aging of the Eu-ropean population, the percentage of diabetic patients will increase in the upcoming years, with important consequences for cardiovascular mortality. Therefore, the question arises, " How aggressive should(More)
AIMS The study evaluates the effect of statin therapy on the prognostic impact of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) occurring after acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). METHODS AND RESULTS From the German Acute Coronary Syndrome Registry (ACOS), 3137 patients with STEMI and in-hospital Holter monitoring were analysed. Three hundred(More)
Fondaparinux is the first selective inhibitor of the coagulation factor Xa which is commercially avaliable for clinical use. It has been approved for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing orthopedic surgery and for the initial therapy of venous thromboembolism. In randomized clinical trials the value of fondaparinux in the(More)
Networked activity trackers have become an important tool for assessing physical activity, as part of behavior change interventions, within epidemiological studies, or driven by personal interest. However the use of activity trackers is often abandoned after a few months, and their effect on health behavior is unclear. We conducted a longitudinal study(More)
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