Sven-Olof Granstam

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UNLABELLED Cardiac amyloidosis is a differential diagnosis in heart failure and is associated with high mortality. There is currently no noninvasive imaging test available for specific diagnosis. N-[methyl-(11)C]2-(4'-methylamino-phenyl)-6-hydroxybenzothiazole ((11)C-PIB) PET is used in the evaluation of brain amyloidosis. We evaluated the potential use of(More)
BACKGROUND During ultrasound examination, tricuspid regurgitation may be absent or gives a signal that is not reliable for the estimation of systolic pulmonary pressure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of acceleration time (AT) from the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) as an estimation of the trans-tricuspid valve gradient (TTVG)(More)
AIM To study haemodynamic effects and changes in intravascular volume during hypothermia treatment, induced by ice-cold fluids and maintained by ice-packs followed by rewarming in patients after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 24 patients following successful restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), hypothermia was(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have increased morbidity and mortality in coronary heart disease (CHD). We asked whether there was a genetic influence on CHD in systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS AND RESULTS The association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and CHD in 2 populations of patients with systemic lupus(More)
In this study, using the microsphere method, the hemodynamic response to endothelin-1 (ET-1) in healthy and streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats was evaluated as well as the influences of inhibition of nitric oxide (NO)-synthase using L-NAME (Nω-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester) and the cyclooxygenase inhibitor indomethacin. Blood flow (Q) was measured in(More)
AIMS To characterize patients with cardiac amyloidosis using echocardiography, electrocardiogram (ECG) and right heart catheterization (RHC). METHODS AND RESULTS Fourteen patients with biopsy verified light chain or transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis were included. All patients had heart failure with markedly elevated NT-proBNP. Echocardiography(More)
Causes of death among 375 union-affiliated male lumberjacks throughout Sweden were studied. The proportional mortality rates for ischemic heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, all other circulatory diseases, violent death, all cancers and "other causes" were compared to the general Swedish [male] mortality pattern. There was a significantly elevated(More)
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