Wolfgang Schüller

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While cardiovascular disease develops in up to 50% of adult patients with ankylosing spondylitis, it is very uncommon in its juvenile counterpart. Regarding the early stage of the disease, before onset of sacroiliac joint changes, only two cases with aortic incompetence have been published while reports of mitral valve involvement are not available. A 13(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether augmented chamber performance in children with a concentric hypertrophied left ventricle is due to increased myocardial shortening or a geometric effect of the thickened ventricular wall. DESIGN Chamber performance in terms of fractional area change and myocardial shortening--that is, circumferential midwall(More)
We describe a case of a 38-year-old female accident victim who was admitted to the trauma hospital with an ISS of 66. Successful emergency treatment (including amputation of the left leg) and 4 weeks of intensive care led to an overall improvement so that the patient was extubated on day 29. Throughout this period neopterin was measured routinely 3 times a(More)
Radiofrequency catheter ablations provide an effective control of a variety of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias in adults. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency catheter ablations in infants, children and adolescents. Ninty-three ablations were performed in 84 patients ranging from 5 months to 18 years of(More)
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