Paul Fefer

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Arrhythmias are often associated with healing infarcts and could arise from the border zone of the scars. The main purpose of this work was to characterize the infarct scars using in vivo electro-anatomic CARTO maps (recorded in sinus rhythm) and high-resolution ex-vivo MR images in a porcine model of chronic infarct. The MR images were segmented into scar,(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) and aortic stenosis (AS) are frequent findings in the elderly population. Data regarding the influence of DM on the outcomes of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) due to AS are limited. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of DM on TAVR outcomes. METHODS We investigated 443(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between appropriateness score, treatment strategy and quality of life (QOL) among patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) is not known. In this prospective cohort study, we evaluated changes in generic and cardiac-specific quality of life in patients with documented SIHD, comparing patients with revascularization(More)
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