Wolfgang Kienast

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OBJECTIVES The present study aimed to assess the effect of a 6-month exercise program in obese children on flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and cardiovascular risk factors (RF). BACKGROUND Childhood obesity contributes to adult obesity and subsequent cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity is a major RF for(More)
OBJECTIVES Childhood obesity contributes to the development of adult obesity and subsequent cardiovascular disease. The present study aimed to assess vascular status (flow-mediated vasodilation [FMD], intima-media thickness [IMT]) and to analyze plasma surrogate endothelial markers (von Willebrand factor [vWf], E-selectin, and thrombomodulin) in obese(More)
Fulminant acute myocarditis can be the cause of rapid cardiac decompensation that is resistant to maximal medical therapy. Successful weaning from left ventricular mechanical support is very rare in fulminant myocarditis. We report the case of a young patient with viral myocarditis who was successfully weaned from a Thoratec left ventricular assist device(More)
Long-term survival of children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is mainly limited by cardiovascular disease. Pediatric CKD patients (n = 26) on conservative treatment, dialysis and after renal transplantation were compared with healthy controls (n = 24) with respect to cardiovascular status. Mean baseline diameter of the brachial artery was(More)
UNLABELLED A 12-year-old girl presented with a protein-losing enteropathy. Symptoms started 4 weeks after undergoing the Fontan procedure at the age of 1.5 years for mitral atresia, ventricular septal defect, and double-outlet right ventricle. Upon referral for 3 weeks of rehabilitation after multiple interventional measures and drug treatments, she(More)
In order to define the safety and efficacy of Cook detachable coils for interventional closure of patent ductus arteriosus, we performed a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent cardiac catheterization in seven centres for intended interventional occlusion of patent arterial duct. From January 1995 until March 1998, cardiac catheterization for(More)
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