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AIMS To determine the safety of high-dose dobutamine-atropine stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance (stress-CMR), which recently emerged as a highly accurate modality for diagnosis of inducible myocardial ischaemia. METHOD AND RESULTS From 1997 to 2002, 1000 consecutive stress-CMR examinations were performed. Images were acquired at rest and during a(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization was used to screen 25 adenocarcinomas and 25 squamous cell carcinomas of the lung for chromosomal imbalances. DNA copy number decreases common to both entities were observed on chromosomes 1p, 3p, 4q, 5q, 6q, 8p, 9p, 13q, 18q, and 21q. Similarly, DNA gains were observed for chromosomes 5p, 8q, 11q13, 16p, 17q, and 19q.(More)
The genetic mechanisms that define the malignant behaviour of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) are poorly understood. We performed comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) on 22 autoptic SCLCs to screen the tumour genome for genomic imbalances. DNA loss of chromosome 3p was a basic alteration that occurred in all tumours. Additionally, deletions were observed(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization was applied to map DNA gains and losses in 39 invasive ductal breast carcinomas. Frequent abnormalities included gains on chromosomal regions 1q, 8q, 11q12-13, 16p, 19, 20q and X as well as frequent losses on 1p, 5q, 6q, 9p, 11q, 13q and 16q. Furthermore, frequent losses on 4q (20 cases) and 21q (14 cases) were found for(More)
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) represents a group of highly malignant tumors giving rise to early and widespread metastases. We used comparative genomic hybridization in autoptic tumor specimens from 10 patients to discover genetic alterations that are associated with tumor progression and potentially with the metastatic phenotype. Ten primary SCLC and 16(More)
BACKGROUND Different doses of contrast agent are applied for magnetic resonance perfusion studies and mainly semiquantitative approaches have been reported for analysis. We aimed to determine the optimal dose for a visual detection of perfusion defects. METHODS 49 patients (59+/-8 years; 33 male) scheduled for invasive angiography were examined at stress(More)
AIMS Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves symptoms in heart failure patients with intraventricular conduction delay (IVCD). Different pacing modalities produce variable activation patterns and are likely to result in different haemodynamic changes. The objective of this study was to demonstrate acute haemodynamic changes with different CRT(More)
Right ventricular (RV) pacing increases the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and hospitalization rate for heart failure. Many patients with sinus node dysfunction (SND) are implanted with a DDDR pacemaker to ensure the treatment of slowly conducted atrial fibrillation and atrioventricular (AV) block. Many pacemakers are never reprogrammed after(More)
Magnetic resonance coronary angiography (MRCA) has been proven to be feasible for imaging of the proximal and medial portions of the three main coronary arteries. Free breathing techniques allow for high resolution imaging but prolong scan time. This could potentially be shortened by improving the efficiency, robustness and accuracy of the navigator gating(More)
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