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BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) shape and function serves as an indicator in several types of heart disease such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). However, there is no in-depth knowledge of RV motion, even in healthy subjects. The aim of our study was to provide a quantitative analysis of normal variations in RV wall motion in healthy(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) for use and effectiveness in preventing sudden death caused by ventricular tachyarrhythmia or fibrillation. METHODS From April 2010 through October 2013, 6043 German WCD patients (median age, 57 years; male, 78.5%) were recruited from 404 German centers. Deidentified German(More)
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is an aggressive tumour in adulthood, in which cardiac troponin T seems to be a tumour marker and course parameter. We present the clinical course of a young man suffering from this rare disease and the development of troponin T during therapy. Noninvasive cardiac imaging was used to exclude cardiac involvement, myocardial(More)
Persistent left superior vena cava draining into left atrium, unroofed coronary sinus, and coronary sinus atrial septal defect as rare cause for severe right heart dilatation: diagnostic steps and therapy A 44-year-old female patient with dyspnoea New York Heart Association III was referred for diagnostics. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed dilated(More)
measurements by 2.5 leads to values close to the RVEF by volumetry. Furthermore, CMR-TAPSE correlates well with TAPSE determined using transthoracic echocardiography [3]. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the(More)
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