Wolfgang Dietl

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BACKGROUND Previous work on endothelial dysfunction in post-MI heart failure has shown conflicting results. AIM To analyze gender related alterations in NO-, PGI(2)- and EDHF-dependent endothelial function in the thoracic aorta 7 and 42 days after myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS MI was induced by coronary artery ligation in female and(More)
Cardiac diseases such as myocardial infarction and heart failure are among the leading causes of death in western societies. Therapeutic angiogenesis has been suggested as a concept to combat these diseases. The biology of angiogenic factors expressed in the heart such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is well studied, whereas data on(More)
The endothelium of coronary arteries has been identified as an important organ locally regulating coronary perfusion and cardiac function by paracrine secretion of nitric oxide (NO) and other vasoactive mediators. Therefore, the established organ procurement in cardiac transplantation using hypothermic storage solutions designed to preserve myocytes but not(More)
Experimental animal models of brain death increasing intracranial pressure (ICP) by inflating an intracranial placed balloon-catheter are well established and used in transplant-associated studies. Our aim was to develop an experimental mouse model of brain death (BD) and to compare explosive and gradual brain death induction under ICP monitoring. We(More)
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