Hermann Hubert Klein

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We investigated in rat hearts if chronic alcohol consumption causes an enzymatic adaption of the energy-supplying metabolism and/or of the alcohol-aldehyde metabolizing system. 16 rats were pair-fed with a liquid diet for 10 weeks. Ethanol was added to this diet to amount for 35% of calories in eight rats and was isocalorically replaced by saccharose in the(More)
The effect of diltiazem on the development of infarcts was investigated in porcine hearts. The left anterior descending coronary artery was occluded in each of 32 anesthetized pigs for 75 min and was reperfused for 4 hr. Diltiazem (15 micrograms/kg X min) was infused in 11 pigs for 30 min before occlusion (therapy A) and in another eight pigs before(More)
We investigated the temporal and spatial development of infarcts in porcine hearts to evaluate the time-dependent beneficial effect of reperfusion on infarct size. The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was occluded in 17 pigs for different periods of time followed by 4 hours of reperfusion. Transmural needle biopsies subdivided into(More)
The temporal development of infarcts was histochemically and functionally determined in porcine hearts. In one series of experiments (22 pigs), the distal third of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was transiently occluded for periods between 20 and 90 min and was reperfused for another 24 h. At the end of the experiments, the infarcted(More)
Leptin is a cytokine involved in the regulation of food intake and fertility in rodents and in humans. No data exist about serum leptin serum levels during the spontaneous menstrual cycle. In this study 16 ovulatory cycles of endocrinologically normal volunteers were analyzed. Blood samples were taken on alternate days throughout the menstrual cycle for(More)
BACKGROUND Information about the clinical course of patients with acute myocardial infarction requiring mechanical ventilation is scarce. We sought to evaluate the clinical outcome of a large cohort of such patients in clinical practice. METHODS The German BEAT registry prospectively enrolled consecutive patients requiring mechanical ventilation who were(More)
BACKGROUND Studies in isolated myocytes and isolated heart preparations have suggested that Na(+)-H+ exchange is an important mechanism for myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. This study was undertaken to determine whether inhibition of Na(+)-H+ exchange limits infarct size and improves regional systolic shortening in regional ischemia and reperfusion(More)
The effect of two different combined treatments with vitamin E acetate and vitamin C on infarct size and recovery of regional myocardial function was investigated in ischemic, reperfused porcine hearts. The left anterior descending coronary artery was distally ligated in 30 thoracotomized pigs for 45 minutes followed by 3 days of reperfusion. Infarct size(More)
We investigated if the loss of nicotinamide coenzymes in ischemic-infarcted myocardium may be responsible for the transition from reversibly ischemic to irreversibly infarcted cell damage. The LAD was occluded in 6 dogs for 4 h. Transmural needle biopsies were taken from he ischemic-infarcted region after 1/2, 1, 11/2, 2, and 4 h of ischemia and further(More)
The in-hospital prognosis of patients with definite acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated at the University Medical Center in Marburg, Germany, was retrospectively evaluated for the years 1977 to 1978 and 1988 to 1989. Diagnosis of AMI was established in 357 patients (251 men, 106 women) in 1977 to 1978 and in 338 patients (240 men, 98 women) in 1988 to(More)