Thomas Pilgrim

Stephan Windecker8
Stefan Stortecky6
8Stephan Windecker
6Stefan Stortecky
4Peter Wenaweser
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  • Thomas Pilgrim, Martina Rothenbühler, Bindu Kalesan, Cédric Pulver, Giulio G. Stefanini, Thomas Zanchin +10 others
  • 2014
INTRODUCTION Anemia and renal impairment are important co-morbidities among patients with coronary artery disease undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Disease progression to eventual death can be understood as the combined effect of baseline characteristics and intermediate outcomes. METHODS Using data from a prospective cohort study, we(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the impact of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation on clinical outcomes among patients undergoing transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). BACKGROUND TAVI is associated with atrioventricular-conduction abnormalities requiring PPM implantation in up to 40% among patients treated with(More)
INTRODUCTION Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains a major contributor to morbidity and mortality in developing countries. The reported prevalence rates of RHD are highly variable and mainly attributable to differences in the sensitivity of either clinical screening to detect advanced heart disease or echocardiographic evaluation where disease is diagnosed(More)
INTRODUCTION Reduced left ventricular function in patients with severe symptomatic valvular aortic stenosis is associated with impaired clinical outcome in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) has been shown non-inferior to SAVR in high-risk patients with respect to mortality and may(More)
BACKGROUND Biomarkers of myocardial injury increase frequently during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The impact of postprocedural cardiac troponin (cTn) elevation on short-term outcomes remains controversial, and the association with long-term prognosis is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We evaluated 577 consecutive patients with severe(More)
BACKGROUND No data are available on the long-term performance of ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (BP-SES). We reported 2-year clinical outcomes of the BIOSCIENCE (Ultrathin Strut Biodegradable Polymer Sirolimus-Eluting Stent Versus Durable Polymer Everolimus-Eluting Stent for Percutaneous Coronary Revascularisation) trial,(More)
  • Ernest Spitzer, Jorge Mercado, Fabian Islas, Martina Rothenbühler, Reto Kurmann, Fabian Zürcher +6 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to evaluate the implications of different classifications of rheumatic heart disease on estimated prevalence, and to systematically assess the importance of incidental findings from echocardiographic screening among schoolchildren in Peru. METHODS We performed a cluster randomized observational survey using(More)
The filter-bank system implemented in hearing aids has to fulfill various constraints such as low latency and high stop-band attenuation, usually at the cost of low frequency resolution. In the context of frequency-domain noise-reduction algorithms, insufficient frequency resolution may lead to annoying residual noise artifacts since the spectral harmonics(More)
BACKGROUND Previous analyses reported age- and gender-related differences in the provision of cardiac care. The objective of the study was to compare circadian disparities in the delivery of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) according to the patient's age and gender. METHODS We investigated patients(More)
  • Giulio G. Stefanini, Masanori Taniwaki, Bindu Kalesan, Lorenz Räber, Stefan Stortecky, Thomas Pilgrim +6 others
  • 2014
BACKGROUND Renal impairment (RI) is associated with impaired prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease. Clinical and angiographic outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with the use of drug-eluting stents (DES) in this patient population are not well established. METHODS We pooled individual data for 5,011(More)