Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen

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BACKGROUND The objective of this paper was to study the patient characteristics and contemporary short- and long-term outcome in patients with postinfarct ventricular septal rupture. METHODS Based on patient files and register data we performed a review of 64 consecutive patients with ventricular septal rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction,(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular systolic function is a key determinant of outcome after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of this study was to study speckle-tracking global longitudinal strain (GLS) for early risk evaluation in STEMI and compare it with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), wall motion score index (WMSI), and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to analyze multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) 3-dimensional aortic annular dimensions for the prediction of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (PAR) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND Moderate or severe PAR after TAVR is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. METHODS A total(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the serial changes and prognostic value of a nongeometric Doppler-derived index of myocardial function that combines systolic and diastolic time intervals of the left ventricle in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The Doppler index was measured in 60 consecutive patients with AMI and in 30 patients admitted to(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction contributes to signs and symptoms of clinical heart failure and may be related to prognosis in heart diseases. LV diastolic dysfunction is reported to be present in acute myocardial infarction (MI); however, little is known about the time course of changes in LV diastolic function and its relation to(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the prognostic value of left ventricular (LV) filling patterns, as determined by mitral E-wave deceleration time (DT) and color M-mode flow propagation velocity (Vp), on cardiac death and serial changes in LV volumes after a first myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND Combined assessment of DT and Vp allows separation of(More)
Type II diabetes mellitus is associated with congestive heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. This group of patients has been assumed to have isolated diastolic dysfunction; however, the longitudinal systolic contraction of the left ventricle has not been studied previously. The objective of the present study was to investigate the longitudinal(More)
BACKGROUND There are limited data on the incidence, clinical implications, and predisposing factors of transcatheter heart valve (THV) thrombosis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). OBJECTIVES The authors assessed the incidence, potential predictors, and clinical implications of THV thrombosis as determined by contrast-enhanced(More)
BACKGROUND Early stent valve thrombosis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a rare complication, which is diagnosed based on the appearance of clinical symptoms of heart failure and echocardiographic findings. After TAVI, transthoracic echocardiography is performed to assess transcatheter heart valve (THV) function. However, preliminary(More)
BACKGROUND we have found that remote ischemic conditioning (rIC), adjunctive to primary angioplasty, increases myocardial salvage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and extensive myocardial area at risk (AAR). The present substudy aimed to evaluate the short-term effects of rIC on left ventricular (LV) function. METHODS(More)