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With a combined in vitro/in vivo electrophysiological and behavioral approach, we have correlated conditioned fear behavior to electrophysiological activities in the lateral amygdala and the hippocampal formation in rodents. Data indicate that projection neurons in the lateral amygdala display a continuum of spike patterns including accommodating patterns,(More)
The incidence of unstable angina (UA) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and the occurrence of complications following AMI were studied retrospectively by utilizing data of 7859 patients admitted during three consecutive winter and summer periods from 1979 to 1982. In all patients, UA was more frequent during summer than in winter: 58 out of 3819 (1.5%)(More)
The use of noninvasive diagnostics in coronary artery disease remains underdeveloped. To date, there is no simple and inexpensive method that can lead to a reliable diagnosis. Aside from costly and elaborate imaging techniques, exercise ECG, with its rather moderate sensitivity and specificity, is the main diagnostic method available. In this prospective(More)
Background Cardiac MRI (cMRI) has evolved as the non-invasive reference standard for accurate and highly reproducible determination of cardiac function and myocardial viability. Thus, cMRI is widespread and increasingly utilized in the clinical practice. The introduction of open high-field (HFO) MR scanners offers advantages not only for imageguided(More)
We studied the influence of an extremely hot dry summer and temperate winter on the haemorrheology of 82 healthy males (controls) and 101 male patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The haematocrit (Hct), blood viscosity (B1V) and Hct/B1V ratio were measured in these subjects working 'outdoors' and in an air-conditioned environment ('indoors').(More)
Background Delayed contrast enhanced (DE) cardiac MR imaging (cMRI) has become the gold standard for the in vivo detection and quantification of myocardial infarcts (MI). Up to now, cMRI had to be performed in a closed bore environment due to technical constraints of the existing open low-field MR scanners. The introduction of an open 1.0T MR-system with(More)
Background First-pass myocardial stress perfusion MR imaging (MRI) is routinely used for the detection of myocardial ischemia in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD). Up to now, cardiac MRI stress testing had to be performed in a closed bore environment. To allow for MR stress perfusion in claustrophobic patients and to improve(More)
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