Thomas Voigtländer

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Background—We studied the effects of recombinant growth hormone (rhGH) on exercise capacity and cardiac function in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Methods and Results—Seven patients (aged 55Ϯ9 years) with mild to moderate congestive heart failure (ejection fraction 31Ϯ4%) who were on standard therapy were included. The patients were studied at(More)
OBJECTIVE We wanted to prospectively assess the adverse events and hemodynamic effects associated with an intravenous adenosine infusion in patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease and who were undergoing cardiac MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and sixty-eight patients (64 ± 9 years) received adenosine (140 µg/kg/min) during cardiac(More)
Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) was the only method to image coronary arteries for a long time and is still the gold-standard. Technology of noninvasive imaging by coronary computed-tomography angiography (CCTA) has experienced remarkable progress during the last two decades. It is possible to visualize atherosclerotic lesions in the vessel wall in(More)
We evaluated flow reserve in non-obstructed bypass grafts supplying infarcted and noninfarcted myocardium. Bypass grafts were examined by phase-contrast flow measurements and myocardial viability was assessed with late enhancement technique. Flow reserve was higher in bypasses supplying normal myocardium compared to those supplying infarcted myocardium (2.9(More)
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