Thomas Voigtlaender

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There is conflicting information about gender differences in presentation, treatment, and outcome after acute ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the era of thrombolytic therapy and primary percutaneous coronary intervention. From June 1994 to January 1997, we enrolled 6,067 consecutive patients with STEMI admitted to 54 hospitals in southwest(More)
PURPOSE To quantify left ventricular function and mass derived from retrospectively ECG-gated 64-detector-row computed tomography coronary angiography data sets in comparison to cine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging as the reference standard. We hypothesized that the administration of beta-blockers prior to multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the effectiveness of primary angioplasty compared with thrombolysis in clinical practice. BACKGROUND In clinical practice, primary angioplasty for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has not yet been proven more effective than intravenous thrombolysis, nor have subgroups of patients been identified who(More)
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 55+/-9 years) with mild to moderate congestive heart failure (ejection fraction 31+/-4%) who were on standard therapy were included. The patients were studied at(More)
Agenesis of the cerebellar vermis (paleocerebellar agenesis) with fusion of the cerebellar hemispheres (rhombencephalosynapsis) is a rare malformation of the central nervous system (CNS). Its combination with synencephaly (telencephalosynapsis), telencephalic ventricular aplasia, aqueductal atresia and cystic fourth ventricle has not yet been described, as(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation of transthoracic three- and two-dimensional echocardiographic left ventricular volumetry to cineventriculographic volumetry. Twenty-five patients with distorted left ventricles were included in the study. To demonstrate the impact of acquiring data by rotational scanning, we performed three- and(More)
OBJECTIVES Two third of patients with acute myocardial infarction are admitted to hospitals without cardiac catheterization facilities. Whether a postinfarction patient will undergo cardiac catheterization or not is more often decided by general physicians than by cardiologists. The purpose of this presentation is to investigate the determinants for(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the patency of coronary artery bypass grafts and to detect graft stenosis using different breath-hold MR imaging techniques. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients with 59 grafts (14 internal mammary artery grafts and 45 saphenous vein grafts) and 76 distal anastomoses (singular and sequential grafts) were studied using(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of time-resolved contrast-enhanced MR angiography in adults with congenital heart disease. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty patients with congenital heart disease (mean age, 38 +/- 14 years; range, 16-73 years) underwent contrast-enhanced turbo fast low-angle shot MR angiography. Thirty(More)
In an attempt to improve the treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), a network of certified chest pain units (CPUs) has been recently established in Germany. Data from patients admitted between December 2008 and September 2011 for ACS in 40 certified CPUs participating in the registry were prospectively collected. A total of 5,457(More)