Heike Eckard

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BACKGROUND Experimental and clinical evidence has recently shown that pluripotent stem cells can be mobilized by granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) and may enhance myocardial regeneration early after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) management of acute myocardial infarction. Sustained or long-term effects of mobilized(More)
Recent experimental studies have shown that granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) enhanced cardiac function after infarction. The concept of direct cytokine or cell-mediated effects on postischemic myocardial function was tested in the setting of human myocardial infarction subjected to percutaneous coronary intervention. In the FIRSTLINE-AMI study(More)
The use of diagnostic and therapeutic catheterization is increasing and so is the exposure to radiocontrast media. As a consequence, an increasing incidence of contrast media-associated nephropathy is being observed. This article reviews pathogenesis, clinical symptoms and preventive measures of contrast media-associated nephropathy. Most important(More)
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