Johannes Rixe

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Eighty-four patients with suspected coronary artery disease were studied to determine the accuracy of noninvasive coronary angiography using a multidetector computed tomographic scanner with 64- x 0.6-mm collimation and 330-ms gantry rotation. All coronary artery segments with a diameter >1.5 mm were assessed with respect to stenoses >50% decreased(More)
AIMS We investigated the feasibility of assessing coronary artery stent restenosis using a new generation 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography-scanner (MDCT) in comparison to conventional quantitative angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS MDCT was performed in 64 consecutive patients (mean age 58+/-10 years) with previously implanted coronary artery(More)
AIMS Cerebral embolism is a possible serious complication during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The purpose of this prospective pilot study was to analyse the incidence and possible impact of cryo ablation on cerebral lesions and possible differences to radiofrequency (RF) ablation during pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
AIMS Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient contractile dysfunction after emotional or physical stress. Only few patients show late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It was the purpose of this study to elucidate the histological basis of this phenomenon. METHODS AND RESULTS The study included(More)
We evaluated the potential of prospectively ECG-triggered high-pitch spiral acquisition with low tube voltage and current in combination with iterative reconstruction to achieve coronary CT angiography with sufficient image quality at an effective dose below 0.1 mSv. Contrast-enhanced coronary dual source CT angiography (2 × 128 × 0.6 mm, 80 kV, 50 mAs) in(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) enables detection of coronary artery stenoses, but its use is limited by deficient evaluation at elevated heart rates. The accuracy of dual-source CT (DSCT) for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) was assessed in 76 patients at high probability of CAD without heart rate control and compared with quantitative(More)
An important goal in cardiology is to minimize myocardial necrosis and to support a discrete but resilient scar formation after myocardial infarction (MI). Macrophages are a type of cells that influence cardiac remodelling during MI. Therefore, the goal of the present study was to investigate their transcriptional profile and to identify the type of(More)
Guidelines for the treatment of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) recommend primary PCI as first choice therapy. This recommendation has been linked to defined time limits achievable in a logistic network for the treatment of ACS. In the present study we analyzed the difference in 6 months outcome between STEMI patients who were(More)
AIMS The Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is characterized by a transient contractile dysfunction that has been assigned to excessive catecholamine levels after episodes of severe emotional or physical stress. Several studies have indicated that beta-adrenoceptor stimulation is associated with alteration in gene expression of Ca(2+)-regulatory proteins.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate exact release kinetics of microRNAs (miRNAs) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND miRNAs may be useful as novel biomarkers in patients with cardiovascular disease, although it is difficult to establish the detailed release kinetics of miRNAs in patients with AMI. METHODS We analyzed the release(More)