Claudia Heilmann

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Established markers of renal and hepatic failure are not appropriate to predict mortality in the acute stage before extracorporeal life support implantation
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:135-41; discussion 141. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Acquired Von Willebrand syndrome is an early-onset problem in ventricular assist device patients
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Hugstetter Str 55, 79194 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1328-33; discussion 1233. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Does listing for heart transplant for longer than 30 days before ventricular assist device implantation influence utilization of psychotherapeutic support and outcome?
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Freiburg, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:1371-6; discussion 1376. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Acquired von Willebrand syndrome in patients with extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 38:62-8. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Supportive psychotherapy for patients with heart transplantation or ventricular assist devices
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Hugstetter Str 55, 79196 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:e44-50. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Subcutaneous blood pressure monitoring with an implantable optical sensor
    Michael Theodor
    Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges Koehler Allee 102, 79110, Freiburg, Germany
    Biomed Microdevices 15:811-20. 2013
  7. pmc Thoratec paracorporeal biventricular assist device therapy: the Freiburg experience
    Kerstin Brehm
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:207-12; discussion 212. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Scaffold-based transplantation of vascular endothelial growth factor-overexpressing stem cells leads to neovascularization in ischemic myocardium but did not show a functional regenerative effect
    Robert von Wattenwyl
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
    ASAIO J 58:268-74. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Acquired von Willebrand syndrome in patients with ventricular assist device or total artificial heart
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg, Mathildenstrasse 1, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 103:962-7. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Haemolysis in patients with ventricular assist devices: major differences between systems
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Freiburg, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:580-4. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Established markers of renal and hepatic failure are not appropriate to predict mortality in the acute stage before extracorporeal life support implantation
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:135-41; discussion 141. 2012
    ..Even established global scores are not always useful in the rapid decision process for ECLS. Therefore, we evaluated laboratory parameters for kidney or liver function and for inflammation and acid-base balance with regard to outcome...
  2. doi request reprint Acquired Von Willebrand syndrome is an early-onset problem in ventricular assist device patients
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Hugstetter Str 55, 79194 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 40:1328-33; discussion 1233. 2011
    ..The onset of AVWS after VAD implantation is not yet determined. We examined VAD patients for presence of an AVWS in the early, intermediate, and late phase after VAD implantation...
  3. doi request reprint Does listing for heart transplant for longer than 30 days before ventricular assist device implantation influence utilization of psychotherapeutic support and outcome?
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Freiburg, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:1371-6; discussion 1376. 2012
    ..Listing for transplant may trigger psychosocial adjustment to the transplantation as an upcoming critical life-event. We hypothesized that patients could profit from this adaptation when implantation of a VAD becomes necessary...
  4. doi request reprint Acquired von Willebrand syndrome in patients with extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Intensive Care Med 38:62-8. 2012
    ..Since ECLS and VAD share several features, we investigated patients with ECLS for AVWS...
  5. doi request reprint Supportive psychotherapy for patients with heart transplantation or ventricular assist devices
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Hugstetter Str 55, 79196 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 39:e44-50. 2011
    ..In addition, we evaluated the use for supportive psychotherapy for the families of our patients and present two typical cases...
  6. doi request reprint Subcutaneous blood pressure monitoring with an implantable optical sensor
    Michael Theodor
    Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Georges Koehler Allee 102, 79110, Freiburg, Germany
    Biomed Microdevices 15:811-20. 2013
    ..5 mmHg, demonstrated for more than 12 000 pulses. This makes the presented sensor a grade B blood pressure monitor. ..
  7. pmc Thoratec paracorporeal biventricular assist device therapy: the Freiburg experience
    Kerstin Brehm
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:207-12; discussion 212. 2012
    ..The treatment of severe biventricular (BV) contractile failure using mechanical circulatory support is challenging. We analyzed our center's results following implantation of a biventricular assist device (BVAD)...
  8. doi request reprint Scaffold-based transplantation of vascular endothelial growth factor-overexpressing stem cells leads to neovascularization in ischemic myocardium but did not show a functional regenerative effect
    Robert von Wattenwyl
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Medical Center Freiburg, Germany
    ASAIO J 58:268-74. 2012
    ..No functional myocardial recovery was observed. Scaffold-based transfer of genetically-modified cells remains a useful tool to study paracrine stem cell action...
  9. doi request reprint Acquired von Willebrand syndrome in patients with ventricular assist device or total artificial heart
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University Medical Center Freiburg, Mathildenstrasse 1, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Thromb Haemost 103:962-7. 2010
    ..In addition, TAH patients do not develop AVWS. These results suggest that shear stress associated with exposure of blood to VAD cannulas and tubes may contribute to the development of AVWS...
  10. doi request reprint Haemolysis in patients with ventricular assist devices: major differences between systems
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Freiburg, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 36:580-4. 2009
    ..This complex also undergoes lysosomal degradation in various cells. Only now, the excessive free haemoglobin can be measured in plasma. Here, we investigated haemolysis in patients supported by different VAD types...
  11. doi request reprint Non-surgical bleeding in patients with ventricular assist devices could be explained by acquired von Willebrand disease
    Ulrich Geisen
    Department of Clinical Chemistry, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 33:679-84. 2008
    ..We, therefore, analysed patients with two VAD types for laboratory parameters of VWD and compared them with patients after heart transplantation (HTX)...
  12. doi request reprint Scaffold-based transplantation of akt1-overexpressing skeletal myoblasts: functional regeneration is associated with angiogenesis and reduced infarction size
    Matthias Siepe
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Tissue Eng Part A 17:205-12. 2011
    ..In conclusion, SkM overexpressing Akt1 can maintain myocardial function after infarction, reduce infarction size, and induce neovascularization. Scaffold-based cell transfer does not augment this reverse remodeling capacity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Mechanical heart valve recipients: anticoagulation in patients with genetic variations of phenprocoumon metabolism
    Kerstin Brehm
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg Bad Krozingen, Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 44:309-14; discussion 314-5. 2013
    ..We retrospectively investigated the prevalence of these genotypes and associated anticoagulation-related complications in our patients...
  14. doi request reprint Determination of vessel wall dynamics by optical microsensors
    Dominic Ruh
    Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:2359-62. 2012
    ..Intra-arterial blood pressure also shows a linear interrelationship with the optical signal. Measurements of blood vessel wall dynamics has great potential to quantify arteriosclerosis by this new and innovative approach...
  15. doi request reprint Polyurethane scaffolds seeded with genetically engineered skeletal myoblasts: a promising tool to regenerate myocardial function
    Britta Blumenthal
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    Artif Organs 34:E46-54. 2010
    ..Because this matrix also allows us to circumvent previous cell application drawbacks, it may represent a promising tool for tissue regeneration and the re-establishment of cardiac function after myocardial infarction...
  16. ncbi request reprint Standard intra-aortic counterpulsation balloon may cause temporary occlusion of mesenterial and renal arteries
    Tetyana Sukhodolya
    From the Heart Center Freiburg University, Center of Cardiovascular Surgery, Freiburg, Germany Department of Anesthesiology, and Department of Anesthesiology, and Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    ASAIO J 59:593-9. 2013
    ..Therefore, even if positioned correctly, intra-aortic balloon catheters may be too long and could potentially cause occlusion of aortic branches...
  17. doi request reprint Successful resuscitation after prolonged periods of cardiac arrest: a new field in cardiac surgery
    Georg Trummer
    School of Medicine, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 139:1325-32, 1332.e1-2. 2010
    ..We assessed the hypothesis that controlled reperfusion of the whole body with cardiopulmonary bypass would limit reperfusion injury after 15 minutes of normothermic cardiac arrest with better survival and neurological recovery...
  18. doi request reprint Controlled reperfusion versus conventional treatment of the acutely ischemic limb: results of a randomized, open-label, multicenter trial
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 6:417-27. 2013
    ..Amputation rates and mortality in patients with severe acute limb ischemia remain high. The protective effect of controlled reperfusion (CR) on tissue damage because of local and systemic reperfusion injury is unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint Anxiety and fear in patients with short waiting times before coronary artery bypass surgery - a qualitative study
    Johanna Feuchtinger
    Quality and Development in Nursing Care, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Clin Nurs 23:1900-7. 2014
    ..To obtain qualitative information on fears and anxieties of coronary artery bypass grafting patients with short waiting periods (up to a maximum of four weeks) before surgery...
  20. doi request reprint An implantable optical blood pressure sensor based on pulse transit time
    Jens Fiala
    Department of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK, Laboratory for Micro optics, University of Freiburg, Georges Koehler Allee 102, Freiburg, 79110, Germany
    Biomed Microdevices 15:73-81. 2013
    ..In addition, spectrophotometric approaches allow measurement of hemoglobin derivatives. For the calibration of blood pressure measurements, the sensor system has been successfully implemented in animal models...
  21. pmc Wound complications after median sternotomy: a single-centre study
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center Freiburg University, Freiburg, Germany
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 16:643-8. 2013
    ..Changes in both patient profile and type of operations have been observed in recent years. Therefore, we analysed current wound healing complications after median sternotomy at our centre...
  22. ncbi request reprint Improvement of contractility accompanies angiogenesis rather than arteriogenesis in chronic myocardial ischemia
    Claudia Heilmann
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Freiburg, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Vascul Pharmacol 44:326-32. 2006
    ..We hypothesised a synergetic effect of FGF-2 and MCP-1 in ischemic myocardium...
  23. ncbi request reprint Stem cell research and cell transplantation for myocardial regeneration
    Matthias Siepe
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Clinic, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Hugstetterstrasse 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:318-24. 2005
    ..This overview will focus on objectives, recent achievements, and future perspectives of diverse stem cell transplantation approaches...
  24. ncbi request reprint Lymph angiogenesis after lung transplantation and relation to acute organ rejection in humans
    Alexey Dashkevich
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Freiburg University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:406-11. 2010
    ..However, the relation of lymph angiogenesis to acute rejection in lung transplantation has not yet been investigated...