Hendrik Schmidt

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OBJECTIVE Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock (CS) are often treated with intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation (IABP), even though the evidence to support this is limited. We determined whether IABP as an addition to PCI-centered therapy ameliorates multiorgan dysfunction(More)
OBJECTIVE Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is the sequential failure of several organ systems after a trigger event, like sepsis or cardiogenic shock. Mortality rate is high, up to 70%. Autonomic dysfunction may substantially contribute to the development of MODS. Our study aimed to characterize a) the spectrum of autonomic dysfunction of(More)
In sepsis, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS), a severe prognostically relevant cardiac autonomic dysfunction exists, as manifested by a strong attenuation of sympathetically and vagally mediated heart rate variability (HRV). The mechanisms underlying this attenuation are not limited to the nervous(More)
The multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is the sequential failure of several organ systems after a trigger event, such as sepsis, pneumonia or cardiogenic shock. Even today, mortality is high. Statin therapy is associated with reduction of inflammation and subsequent rates of severe sepsis and ICU admission of patients admitted to hospital with(More)
The sympathetic-parasympathetic balance may be altered in critically ill patients. Assessment of autonomic function provides information concerning prognosis, pathogenesis, and treatment strategies in ICU-relevant disorders. Proven tools are heart rate variability, baroreflex sensitivity, and, with limitations, cardiac chemoreflex sensitivity. New nonlinear(More)
Myocardial depression in human sepsis was only unequivocally proven in the 1980s by the group of Parrillo, who used nuclear imaging techniques to measure heart volumes and function in intensive care patients. Heart failure in sepsis is frequently masked by a seemingly normal cardiac output. However, relative to the lowered systemic vascular resistance -(More)
Background: A reduced heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with worse prognosis, increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. There are conflicting results and a lack of population-based data regarding the association of HRV with CVD risk factors and its potential role as independent cause or mediator of CVD risk. Methods:(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is the sequential failure of several organ systems after a trigger event, like cardiogenic shock or decompensated heart failure. Mortality is high, up to 70%. Autonomic dysfunction (AD) may substantially contribute to the development of MODS. In cardiology, it has recently been shown that nonlinear(More)
We consider stationary Poisson line processes in the Euclidean plane and analyze properties of Voronoi tessellations induced by Poisson point processes on these lines. In particular, we describe and test an algorithm for the simulation of typical cells of this class of Cox–Voronoi tessellations. Using random testing, we validate our algorithm by comparing(More)
Autonomic dysfunction is associated with the severity of illness and mortality in patients with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and may contribute significantly to the pathogenesis of this syndrome. Several treatment approaches may possibly restore autonomic function in MODS and thus cause the survival benefit.