Werner Nickl

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is considered a precursor of diabetic cardiomyopathy, while insulin resistance (IR) is a precursor of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and independently predicts heart failure (HF). We assessed whether IR and abnormalities of the glucose metabolism are related to LVDD. METHODS We included 208(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) has reached epidemic proportions and is an important risk factor for heart failure (HF). Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is recognized as the earliest manifestation of DM-induced LV dysfunction, but its pathophysiology remains incompletely understood. We sought to evaluate the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND Increased muscle mass index of the left ventricle (LVMi) is an independent predictor for the development of symptoms in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). While the onset of clinical symptoms and left ventricular systolic dysfunction determines a poor prognosis, the standard echocardiographic evaluation of LV dysfunction, only based(More)
It has been suggested that matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) play a major role in the regulation of myocardial remodeling. Myocardial extracellular matrix (ECM) is highly susceptible to ischemic injury in acute myocardial infarction (AMI).We measured serum levels of TIMP-1 in the early(More)
BACKGROUND High sensitive troponin T (hsTnT) and heart fatty acid binding protein (hFABP) are both markers of myocardial injury and predict adverse outcome in patients with systolic heart failure (SHF). We tested whether hsTnT and hFABP plasma levels are elevated in patients with heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFnEF). METHODS We analyzed(More)
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