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A group of 20 healthy volunteers [10 women, 10 men; median age 25 (20-33) years] were examined by means of pulsed wave Doppler echocardiography, blood sample analysis and psychological testing before and after listening to three different examples of music: a waltz by J. Strauss, a modern classic by H. W. Henze, and meditative music by R. Shankar. To assess(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the myocardial systolic and diastolic performance of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with heart failure with normal LV ejection fraction (HFNEF) through novel LV myocardial indices, which assess the systolic and diastolic function of the whole myocardium of the LV. METHODS AND RESULTS LV myocardial(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony deteriorates the longitudinal systolic and diastolic function of the left ventricle (LV) in patients with heart failure with a normal LV ejection fraction (HFNEF). METHODS AND RESULTS In patients with HFNEF and in a control group consisting of(More)
We investigated 26 patients admitted to our catheterization laboratory with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. In each case acute revascularization was unsuccessful, but the diagnosis was confirmed by angiography. In 11 patients with an uncomplicated course of acute myocardial infarction magnetic resonance imaging was carried out within 7 days of(More)
Patients with hypercholesterolemia have impaired coronary and peripheral endothelial function. In patients with coronary artery disease, intracoronary acetylcholine infusion or mental stress causes paradoxical vasoconstriction, whereas lowering cholesterol restores endothelial function. The impact of lipid lowering by fluvastatin on myocardial perfusion in(More)
Twenty-six patients admitted to the Free University of Berlin University Hospital catheterization laboratory with acute myocardial infarction were studied. The diagnosis was confirmed by angiography, but acute revascularization was unsuccessful in every case. MR imaging was performed within 7 days of the acute event in 11 patients with uncomplicated(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare HMPAO- and IMZ-SPECT findings in treated and untreated patients with focal epilepsies. We examined 20 patients (untreated 13; treated 7). All patients had a normal CT and/or MRI scan. In all patients both whole-brain activity and regional count density (rcd) were evaluated by SPECT. Furthermore, the specific and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of an intratracheal surfactant fog on oxygenation, blood pressure, distribution, and recovery rate as a pilot study to intratracheal surfactant aerosol. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING University laboratory. SUBJECTS A total of 15 New Zealand White rabbits. INTERVENTIONS The anesthetized ventilated(More)
Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was evaluated quantitatively by 99mTc hexamethyl propyleneamine oxime and single photon emission CT (SPECT) during the interictal phase in 52 patients with focal epilepsy. The results were compared with those obtained by electroencephalography (EEG), CT, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Twenty-four of the 52 patients(More)
The aim of this study was to assess whether a clinically relevant change in myocardial sestamibi activity could be documented within the first 120 min following injection (p.i.). In 17 patients planar anterior imaging of the heart was performed 5 min and 120 min p.i. During this time interval, mean decay-corrected myocardial activity declined to 77.9% +/-(More)