Ute Raute-Kreinsen

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AIMS To evaluate acute and long-term symptomatic, haemodynamic (at rest and during exercise) and electrophysiological results of transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy (TASH), a catheter interventional treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-two transcoronary ablations of septal hypertrophy were performed by(More)
In 1991, our group started to develop a catheter interventional therapy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The new concept was proposed in 1994. It is based on the conventional PTCA technique with the aim of inducing an artificial myocardial infarction by instillation of 96% ethanol into the most proximally situated septal branch of the(More)
Hyperosmolar solutions are frequently used in clinical practice for enemas. In a review of the literature we found 43 published cases of severe complications connected with the use of hyperosmolar enemas. The absorption of sodium phosphate led to a raise of the temperature up to 41.1 degrees C, massive acidosis and electrolyte disturbances with hypocalcemia(More)
AIMS Recent studies have suggested that human extracardiac progenitor cells are capable of differentiating into cardiomyocytes. In animal studies, myocardial infarction attracted bone marrow stem cells and enhanced their differentiation into cardiomyocytes. Based on these findings, we hypothesised that myocardial infarction stimulates the invasion of(More)
The transcoronary ethanol ablation of septum hypertrophy (TASH) results in a necrosis of the myocardium. In contrast to the ischemically induced necrosis, there is not any phagocytosis caused by leukocytes and macrophages, nor does transformation into granulation tissue occur. Even six months after the application of ethanol, the myofibrils can be(More)
A 12-year-old Rottweiler cross Labrador was presented with anorexia and weakness. Adrenal insufficiency was diagnosed with hyponatraemia, hyperkalaemia and undetectable resting and post-ACTH cortisol and aldosterone concentrations. The only abnormal diagnostic imaging result was bilateral adrenomegaly. Cytologic findings of liver, spleen and peripheral(More)
Aortic dissection after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a rare but potentially fatal complication. The aim of this study was to identify the reasons. Between 1991 and 2000 in our institution CABG was performed on 22,732 patients. In the same time interval 12 (0.5 degree/00) patients presented with an aortic dissection after previous CABG. Age:(More)
A 72-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with exertional dyspnea and atrial tachycardia due to atypical atrial flutter. Comprehensive three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) with offline reconstruction of the dataset (Siemens Foursight TEE, Erlangen, Germany) allowed visualization of the origin of the tumor and gave important(More)
Primary tumors of the heart are very rare. We report a case of a 28-year old female patient in whom a tumor of the left ventricle was first diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography. Angiography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and fasting positron emission tomography with 18-fluorodesoxyglucose suggested the diagnosis of a well vascularized tumor. The(More)