Oliver Koeth

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AIMS We sought to assess the effect of clopidogrel on clinical events 1 year after discharge in survivors of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS We analysed data of consecutive survivors of acute STEMI and either concomitant therapy with aspirin or aspirin plus clopidogrel at discharge, who were(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to assess clinical, angiographic and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) findings in patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. METHODS Between 2003 and 2007, 20 consecutive patients admitted to our hospital with suspected acute myocardial infarction and presenting with apical ballooning in the left ventricular (LV) angiogram in(More)
BACKGROUND Guideline-recommended pharmacotherapy after myocardial infarction (MI) has been shown to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Our objectives were to determine factors of, and to measure outcomes associated with nonadherence after MI. DESIGN Multicentre, prospective, observational study (Acute Coronary Syndromes Registry). METHODS We(More)
AIMS We sought to investigate the impact of an invasive treatment in elderly patients presenting with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS We analysed data of consecutive elderly patients (> or =75 years) with NSTEMI who were prospectively enrolled in the German Acute Coronary Syndromes registry between(More)
The Blink project's ambitious goal is to answer all Business Intelligence (BI) queries in mere seconds, regardless of the database size, with an extremely low total cost of ownership. Blink is a new DBMS aimed primarily at read-mostly BI query processing that exploits scale-out of commodity multi-core processors and cheap DRAM to retain a (copy of a) data(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the influence of chronic antithrombotic therapy on treatment and clinical outcome in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to investigate the hospital course of STEMI patients on antithrombotics. METHODS We analyzed data of consecutive patients with(More)
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was first described in Japan and is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of a significant coronary artery disease.Caused by the clinical presentation including chest pain, electrocardiographic changes and elevated myocardial markers this syndrome is frequently misdiagnosed as an acute coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) improves outcome in comparison to fibrinolysis. However, it is unclear whether patients treated in interventional facilities with 24-h primary PCI service have lower rates of adverse events. METHODS We analyzed data of consecutive patients with STEMI(More)
BACKGROUND Subgroup analyses from randomized studies show inconsistent results regarding an early invasive approach in women with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). We sought to investigate the impact of an invasive strategy in clinical practice, analyzing data from the German Acute Coronary Syndromes registry (ACOS). METHODS Overall 1986(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our analysis is to assess gender differences in baseline characteristics, acute therapies, and clinical outcome in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock. METHODS The Maximal Individual Therapy of Acute Myocardial Infarction PLUS registry (MITRA PLUS) is a German prospective,(More)