Johannes Petersen

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Patients who undergo percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) by the femoral approach are usually required to lie flat in bed for 6 to 24 hours, which may result in significant discomfort. This study was performed to evaluate the safety and benefit of a flexible sheath that enables patients to sit at a 60-degree angle while the sheath is in(More)
A 61-year-old male presented with intermittent palpitations and exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a 5.7 × 4.5-cm mobile mass attached to the left atrial septum, and partially obstructing the mitral orifice (Figs. 1 and 2) and the left ventricular outflow tract (Fig. 3). The systolic pulmonary artery pressure was 108mmHg. The(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic hepatitis B, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) plus pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) for 48-weeks results in higher rates of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) loss than either monotherapy. AIM To identify baseline and on-treatment factors associated with HBsAg loss at Week 72 and provide a model for predicting HBsAg(More)
The value of lymphography in the diagnosis of lymph node metastases was investigated in 89 patients with stage Ib cervical carcinoma. All patients underwent radical hysterectomy. The lymphography (radiological diagnosis) was compared with the histopathological examination of the corresponding lymph nodes. The positive predictive value of the lymphography(More)
OBJECTIVE Physical and mental recovery are important factors to consider in the treatment of aortic valve disease, and the process of recovery is not well known. We investigated the course of physical and mental recovery directly after conventional aortic valve surgery. METHODS In a longitudinal study, 60 patients undergoing elective aortic valve surgery(More)
OBJECTIVES The association of anomalous anatomy of coronary arteries and bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) has been sporadically reported. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of coronary anomalies between BAV and tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) and to analyse their impact on major adverse cardiac events during and after aortic valve surgery. METHODS A total of(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The appropriate treatment of bicuspid aortic valve (BAV)-associated aortopathy is still controversial. We aimed to summarize recent evidence from the literature that focused on the prediction of aortopathy progression and adverse aortic events. RECENT FINDINGS Following the detailed description of valvulo-aortic phenotypes in BAV disease(More)
The Emory Angioplasty versus Surgery Trial (EAST) showed that multivessel patients eligible for both percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and coronary bypass surgery (CABG) had equivalent 3-year outcomes regarding survival, myocardial infarction, and major myocardial ischemia. Patients eligible for the trial who were not randomized because(More)