Raila Ehlers

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Right ventricular (RV) failure is a significant source of mortality after cardiac transplantation. The use of RV assist devices (RVAD) as a bridge to recovery has been reported. However, early changes of RV structure and anatomy after RVAD implantation have yet to be described. We report a case of RV failure after transplantation requiring RVAD(More)
OBJECTIVES Thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction is hampered by bleeding complications and procoagulant effects favoring early reocclusion. TNK-tPA was shown in vitro to have considerable fibrin specificity. We investigated the effects of tenecteplase (TNK-tPA) and alteplase (rt-PA) on the haemostasis and fibrinolytic system. (More)
UNLABELLED Postoperative vomiting (POV) after strabismus surgery in children results in discomfort and prolonged hospital stays. Opioids increase the incidence of POV. Remifentanil has a context-sensitive half-life of 3 to 4 min, and how this short half-life influences POV in those patients is unknown. We conducted a prospective, double-blinded study in 81(More)
Since its introduction into the operating room, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has proven to be an invaluable diagnostic tool for perioperative patient management. TEE allows direct visualization of structural and functional cardiac abnormalities. Therefore, it has become the most important imaging technique to evaluate valular function. Pressure(More)
Der hohe Stellenwert der transösophagealen Echokardiographie (TEE) in der perioperativen Medizin ist unumstritten. Die TEE gestattet eine direkte bildgebende Darstellung von pathologischen Veränderungen des Herzens. Daher ist die TEE das Verfahren der Wahl zur Diagnose und Graduierung von Herzklappenerkrankungen. Über die direkte bildliche Darstellung(More)
Pathophysiological aspects of acute myocardial infarction include altered hemostatic and fibrinolytic systems as well as platelet activation. Treatment with thrombolytics and GP IIb/IIIa antagonists has been described as having an additional influence on these systems. We investigated the effects of a new thrombolytic regimen with half-dose double-bolus(More)
AIMS Platelet collagen receptor glycoprotein VI (GPVI) is critical for the formation of arterial thrombosis. In this observational study, we examined the platelet surface expression of GPVI in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated a consecutive cohort of 367 patients with symptomatic CAD, who underwent(More)
Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) can identify patients with coronary artery disease who are prone to future acute events. We investigated whether elevated CRP is related to the activation of the terminal complement cascade in 66 patients with unstable angina pectoris (UAP), in 45 patients with stable angina pectoris, and in 42 controls. CRP, additional(More)
In patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with thrombolytics, platelet activation as well as alterations of the hemostatic and fibrinolytic systems have been described favoring early infarct-related artery reocclusion. We investigated the effects of a newer thrombolytic regimen with half-dose double-bolus reteplase (2 x 5 IU, 20 patients)(More)