Heinz Lambertz

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Two-dimensional echocardiography underestimates left ventricular volume compared with cineventriculography. To exclude the influence of difference in heart rate, blood pressure, respiration phases and any effect of the contrast material on left ventricular function, simultaneous studies of two-dimensional echocardiography and(More)
Assessment of coronary flow reserve (CFR) has proven to be an important diagnostic tool providing useful clinical and physiologic information about coronary artery function. In several studies, the transthoracic echocardiographic assessment of CFR, defined as a ratio of hyperemic to basal coronary flow velocity, was validated in the left anterior descending(More)
OBJECTIVES The feasibility of noninvasive assessment of coronary flow reserve (CFR) in the distal left anterior descending artery (LAD) with echocardiography-enhanced transthoracic pulsed wave Doppler guided by high-resolution transthoracic color Doppler (TTCD) was investigated. The results were compared with the degree of coronary diameter stenosis(More)
Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE) has been described as a feasible and accurate technique to noninvasively assess coronary flow reserve (CFR) in the left anterior descending artery (LAD). This study was designed to evaluate whether serial assessment of CFR in the LAD using TDE allows detection of restenosis after previously performed angioplasty.(More)
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was performed in 21 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated by intracoronary infusion of streptokinase within 8 hours after the onset of symptoms. Streptolysis therapy began a mean of 3.6 +/- 1.2 hours (+/- SD) after the onset of symptoms. The vessel was occluded in 14 patients and highly(More)
The hemodynamic effects of a new,/3 agonist, prenalterol, were studied in 13 patients with severe left ventricular failure (New York Heart Association functional class III or IV). Seven patients had ischemic heart disease and six congestive cardiomyopathy. Left ventricular function was studied by catheter-tip manometer measurements of left ventricular(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of reducing stent length on the rate of target lesion restenosis. DESIGN In a prospective investigation, acute and long term results of a short stenting procedure were analysed by quantitative angiography and compared with results of a conventional stenting procedure selected according to a matched pairs analysis. (More)
In a retrospective multicentre study, the diagnostic potential of transoesophageal 2D-echocardiography (TEE) as compared to precordial 2D-echocardiography (TTE) was determined in 154 patients with primary or secondary tumours of the heart. Additionally, the value of standard diagnostic parameters, such as symptoms, X-ray of the chest and electrocardiogram(More)
Between July 1986 and March 1989, 48 patients whose ages averaged 60 +/- 6 years were subjected to a new technique for tricuspid valve annuloplasty. The preoperative New York Heart Association functional class averaged 3.7. There were 32 mitral-tricuspid procedures, 13 aortic-mitral-tricuspid procedures, and three repeat tricuspid annuloplasties. The(More)