Stefan Buchner

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AIMS Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may be a risk factor for expansion of infarct size early after acute myocardial infarction (MI) by exposing the heart to repetitive oxygen desaturations and increased cardiac afterload. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of SDB on myocardial salvage and infarct size within 3 months after acute MI. (More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a hallmark of chronic pressure or volume overload of the left ventricle and is associated with risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The purpose was to evaluate different electrocardiographic criteria for LVH as determined by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Additionally, the effects of(More)
The aim of this study was to test whether an improvement of left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) in the early phase after acute myocardial infarction is associated with a reduction of the severity of central and obstructive sleep apnoea. 40 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction underwent polysomnography and cardiovascular magnetic(More)
We report the diagnostic potential of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to visualize the time course of eosinophilic myocarditis upon successful treatment. A 50-year-old man was admitted with a progressive heart failure. Endomyocardial biopsies were taken from the left ventricle because of a white blood cell count of 17000/mm3 with 41% eosinophils.(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic valve area (AVA) estimation in patients with aortic stenosis may be obtained using several methods. This study was undertaken to verify the cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) planimetry of aortic stenosis by comparing the findings with invasive catheterization, transthoracic (TTE) as well as tranesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and(More)
Structural and functional integrity of the right heart is important in the prognosis after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The objective of this study was to assess the impact of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) on structure and function of the right heart early after AMI. 54 patients underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance 3-5 days and 12 weeks(More)
A 65-year-old man with bilateral pulmonary artery stenosis was treated with percutaneous translum-inal angioplasty (PTA) and stent implantation in 2002. After being symptom free for 10 years, the patient presented with worsening episodes of acute right ventricular failure and severe dyspnoea. Echocardiography demonstrated a high-grade stenosis of the(More)
We are pleased to have the opportunity to compare our findings [1] with the similar observational study in patients with acute coronary syndrome by SCHIZA et al. [2]. Since the two studies were published almost simultaneously in 2012 there has not yet been the opportunity to do so. In both studies the natural course of polysomnographically assessed sleep(More)
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