Mads D M Engelmann

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The prevalence and persistence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and the relative inefficacy of the currently available pharmacotherapy requires development of new treatment strategies. Recent findings have suggested a mechanistic link between inflammatory processes and the development of AF. Epidemiological studies have shown an association between C-reactive(More)
'Early repolarisation' (ER) represents a normal electrocardiographic variant with persistent ST segment elevation and is considered a benign condition. ER is found in approximately 1% of the population and in up to 13% of patients presenting with chest pain in the emergency room. This case report presents a 49 year-old man with ER suspected of acute(More)
During weaning the infant has a high iron requirement, and highly available dietary iron is needed to ensure optimal iron status. Muscle tissue has been identified as an enhancer of nonheme iron absorption in adults, although the influence of meat on nonheme iron absorption in infants has not been previously reported. The effect of the addition of 25 g of(More)
We followed the changes in concentration of T-lymphocyte subsets (CD4+ and CD8+ cells) in peripheral blood and thymus size during infancy. Previous studies have found increased thymus size in breastfed infants. The present study analyzed the association between breastfeeding and the number of CD4+ and CD8+ cells. Two different populations of infants between(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased risk of cardiovascular disease has been reported in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The aim of this study was to evaluate novel plasma risk markers of cardiovascular disease in patients with PHPT. DESIGN PHPT patients were evaluated with a control group. Patients who underwent parathyroidectomy were re-evaluated after(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) information regarding exercise release of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is sparse and data on plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) response to exercise is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate plasma ANP and BNP response to exercise in patients with permanent AF and to assess if the(More)
'Early repolarisation' (ER) represents a normal electrocardiographic variant with persistent ST segment elevation and is considered a benign condition. ER is found in approximately 1-2% of the population and thus it is common among patients in emergency rooms and coronary care units. ER is not associated with increased mortality or morbidity. The(More)
The mainstay of treatment for atrial fibrillation, AF, remains pharmacologic control, either by maintaining sinus rhythm or by controlling the ventricular rate and allowing AF to continue. In patients where pharmacologic therapy i not effective, not tolerated or contraindicated, nonpharmacologic treatment may be beneficial. In the last two decades the(More)