Johannes Jacob Kuiper

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OBJECTIVES We sought to quantitate the incidence of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and to identify subsequent hemodynamic changes and untoward events in patients who have received an implantable left ventricular circulatory assist device as an extended bridge to heart transplantation. BACKGROUND Implantable long-term mechanical circulatory assist(More)
BACKGROUND Ascites is the most common complication of cirrhosis, associated with an expected survival below 50% after 5 years. Prognosis is particularly poor for patients with refractory ascites and for those developing complications, including spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) and hepatorenal syndrome (HRS). AIM To provide an evidence-based(More)
Three patients (2 women) 36, 45, and 49 years of age underwent cardiac transplantation for what was diagnosed clinically as nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Examination of the transthoracic echocardiogram and explanted heart in each disclosed marked hypertrabeculation involving the free wall of the very dilated left ventricle, a finding consistent with(More)
Described herein are certain findings in 2 male cousins who underwent cardiac transplantation for severe heart failure (HF), one of the diastolic type (ejection fraction ≈65%), and one of the systolic type (ejection fraction ≈20%), both the consequence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), and each had identical disease-causing gene mutations. The implanted(More)
Four patients are described with either parchment-like thinning or partial but extensive myocyte depletion with severe fatty or fibrofatty infiltration of the free wall of the right ventricle in its outflow tract, including 2 previously reported patients who also had focal parchment-like thinning of the left ventricular free wall. Three had documented(More)