Roman Lehmann

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BACKGROUND Sleep disordered breathing is common and of prognostic significance in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Complex sleep apnoea (complexSA) is defined as the emergence of central sleep apnoea during continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aims to determine the(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 27-year-old female presented with fever (40 C) and infection of the upper respiratory tract in an emergency room (ER) department of our university hospital. Within the last days, she worked as a nurse in that ER, responsible for taking care of patients with novel influenza and also executing screening-examinations of(More)
Using pulse transit time (PTT) and an ECG appears to be a promising alternative for invasive or noninvasive monitoring of blood pressure (BP). This study assessed the validity of PTT for BP monitoring in clinical practice. Twenty-nine patients with chronic heart failure (HF; 27 male, 70.5 ± 9.9 years) and nocturnal Cheyne–Stokes respiration were(More)
AIMS To use particle image velocimetry (PIV) echocardiography for the evaluation of diastolic dysfunction (DD) in patients with hypertrophic nonobstructive cardiomyopathy (HNCM). METHODS This study included 50 individuals, thereof 30 patients with DD due to HNCM and 20 healthy individuals who served as controls. HNCM patients were divided into 3 groups(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to correlate the incidence of adequate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) interventions in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients with risk markers (RMs) for sudden cardiac death (SCD) plus myocardial fibrosis as detected by late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) imaging. METHODS(More)
Cheyne–Stokes respiration (CSR) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) is of major prognostic impact and expresses respiratory instability. Other parameters are daytime pCO2, VE/VCO2-slope during exercise, exertional oscillatory ventilation (EOV), and increased sensitivity of central CO2 receptors. Adaptive servoventilation (ASV) was introduced to(More)
BACKGROUND Until now, there is no consensus regarding the definition of a clinical response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and systolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. The aim of this study was to evaluate if echocardiography is predictive for an objective improvement in exercise capacity during(More)
An 18-year-old woman was admitted to hospital because of subcutaneous hematoma and fever of unknown origin. Acute myeloid leukemia was diagnosed and empirical antimicrobial treatment and induction chemotherapy were started. After initial defervescence, fever relapsed 2 days after the onset of neutropenia. The CT scan of the lung was consistent with an(More)
BACKGROUND Nocturnal adaptive servoventilation (ASV) therapy is now frequently used to treat Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR), which is highly prevalent in patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure (HF) and characterized by periodical breathing (hyperventilation). OBJECTIVES This study analyzed and compared the acute effects of a novel ASV device on(More)
This study investigated the haemodynamic effects of adaptive servoventilation (ASV) in heart failure (HF) patients with Cheyne–Stokes respiration (CSR) versus healthy controls. Twenty-seven HF patients with CSR and 15 volunteers were ventilated for 1 h using a new ASV device (PaceWave™). Haemodynamics were continuously and non-invasively recorded at(More)