Matthias J. Merkel

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A 70-year-old man with end-stage heart failure and a continuous flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) received repeated electrical discharges from his biventricular implant-able cardiac defibrillator (BiV-ICD) while working in his office. His past medical history included atrial fibrillation requiring AV node ablation and ventricular tachycardia with a(More)
There is evidence for differences in the response to the treatment of cardiovascular disease in men and women. In addition, there are conflicting results regarding the effectiveness of pharmacologically induced protection or ischemic preconditioning in females. We investigated whether the ability of Met(5)-enkephalin (ME) to reduce cell death after(More)
Winkle DM. Estradiol abolishes reduction in cell death by the opioid agonist Met 5-enkephalin after oxygen glucose deprivation in isolated cardiomyocytes from both sexes. is evidence for differences in the response to the treatment of cardiovascular disease in men and women. In addition, there are conflicting results regarding the effectiveness of(More)
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