Uwe K. H. Wiegand

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UNLABELLED Circadian Profile of Heart Rate Variability. INTRODUCTION Although heart rate variability (HRV) has been established as a tool to study cardiac autonomic activity, almost no data are available on the circadian patterns of HRV in healthy subjects aged 20 to 70 years. METHODS AND RESULTS We investigated 166 healthy volunteers (81 women and 85(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Pocket hematoma is a common complication after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Thus, we investigated the influence of patient comorbidity, implantation strategy, operator experience, antiplatelet therapy, and anticoagulation therapy on hematoma rate. DESIGN Between 1990 and 2002, a total of 3,164(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) is a sensitive and specific marker, allowing the detection of even minor myocardial cell injury. In patients with severe pulmonary embolism (PE), myocardial ischemia may lead to progressive right ventricular dysfunction. It was therefore the purpose of this study to test the presence of cTnT and its prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND Increased cardiac troponins in blood are observed after virtually every open heart surgery, indicating perioperative myocardial cell injury. We sought to determine the optimum time point for blood sampling and the respective cutoff value of cardiac troponin T (cTnT) for risk assessment in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS In a series(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanisms favoring the occurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) are complex and poorly defined. This study was designed to analyze dynamic changes in autonomic tone preceding the onset of PAF in a large group of patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Holter tapes from 77 unselected consecutive patients (63 men and 14 women aged 58+/-12 years)(More)
We designed degenerated oligodeoxyribonucleotide primers derived from amino acid (aa) sequences of the highly conserved active sites of mammalian serine proteases (SPs). These primers were used to selectively amplify, in polymerase chain reactions (PCRs), cDNA fragments coding for a SP. We used poly(A)+RNA from human brain to obtain cDNA fragments and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the influence of early reperfusion on the course of QT interval and QT interval variability in patients undergoing primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and its prognostic implications on major arrhythmic events during one-year follow-up. (More)
OBJECTIVE Even though diffuse T wave inversion and prolongation of the QT interval in the surface electrocardiogram (ECG) have been consistently reported in patients with transient stress-induced left ventricular apical ballooning (AB), ventricular repolarization has not yet been systematically investigated in this clinical entity. BACKGROUND AB, an(More)
Herausgegeben vom Vorstand der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie – Herzund Kreislaufforschung Bearbeitet im Auftrag der Kommission für Klinische Kardiologie (R. Dietz, M. Gottwik, B. Levenson, T. Meinertz, A. Osterspey, U. Tebbe, R.H. Strasser, K. Werdan, außerdem: G. Arnold, D. Behrenbeck, E. Fleck, H. J. Trappe) Stellungnahme zu den Leitlinien* zur(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study sought to determine the incidence of increased procoagulant activity in patients with unstable angina (UAP), and to evaluate the relationship between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and molecular markers of hemostatic activation. Method. We studied 44 patients with UAP further classified by plasma cTnT levels. All patients received an(More)