A Schuchert

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Preventive pacing in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: programming and follow-up of patients with dual-chamber pacemakers and triggered preventive pacing functions]
    A Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik Abteilung für Kardiologie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr 52 20246 Hamburg, Germany Tel 0049 40 428035304 Fax 0049 40 428034125 E Mail DE
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 13:20-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic yield of external electrocardiographic loop recorders in patients with recurrent syncope and negative tilt table test
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1837-40. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and heart failure comorbidity
    A Schuchert
    Heart Center, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Minerva Cardioangiol 53:299-311. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint An approach to measure atrial and ventricular heart rate variability using pacemaker-mediated intracardiac electrograms
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:2272-4. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial tachyarrhythmia duration on percentage of time with atrial pacing in pacemaker patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 11:143-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Contributions of permanent cardiac pacing in the treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, Heart Centre, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 5:S36-41. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Two-year performance of a preshaped lead for left ventricular stimulation
    Andreas Schuchert
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1610-4. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Moderate exercise induces different autonomic modulations of sinus and AV node
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:196-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Atrial pacing and sensing characteristics in heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 7:165-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of syncope-related traumatic injuries on the diagnostic evaluation and syncope recurrence of patients with syncope and apparently normal hearts
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 95:1101-3. 2005

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. doi request reprint [Preventive pacing in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: programming and follow-up of patients with dual-chamber pacemakers and triggered preventive pacing functions]
    A Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik Abteilung für Kardiologie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr 52 20246 Hamburg, Germany Tel 0049 40 428035304 Fax 0049 40 428034125 E Mail DE
    Herzschrittmacherther Elektrophysiol 13:20-9. 2002
    ..There are at present no prospective studies concerning the effects of different pacemaker programming. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic yield of external electrocardiographic loop recorders in patients with recurrent syncope and negative tilt table test
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1837-40. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and heart failure comorbidity
    A Schuchert
    Heart Center, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Minerva Cardioangiol 53:299-311. 2005
    ..Non pharmacological treatments for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death are the implantation of a defibrillator...
  4. ncbi request reprint An approach to measure atrial and ventricular heart rate variability using pacemaker-mediated intracardiac electrograms
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:2272-4. 2003
    ..The differences for pNN50 indicate that ventricular HRV did not reflect the changes of sinus node activity in all patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial tachyarrhythmia duration on percentage of time with atrial pacing in pacemaker patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 11:143-8. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to determine in pacemaker patients the effect of AT duration on the percentage of time with atrial pacing by programming the same setting twice...
  6. ncbi request reprint Contributions of permanent cardiac pacing in the treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, Heart Centre, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 5:S36-41. 2004
    ..Future indications for this mode of pacing may be extended to patients at high risk of new-onset or recurrent AF, such as candidates for cardiac resynchronisation therapy or implantable cardioverter/defibrillator recipients...
  7. ncbi request reprint Two-year performance of a preshaped lead for left ventricular stimulation
    Andreas Schuchert
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1610-4. 2004
    ..8 +/- 7 mV in LV versus 12.8 +/- 4.8 mV in the biventricular configuration at 24 months (NS). Implantation of the S-shaped LV lead for CRT was safe, expeditious, and associated with a high success rate and reliable long-term performance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Moderate exercise induces different autonomic modulations of sinus and AV node
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:196-9. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the changes of RR, PP, and PR intervals at rest and during moderate exercise. The time intervals were determined from atrial and ventricular pacemaker-mediated intracardiac electrograms...
  9. ncbi request reprint Atrial pacing and sensing characteristics in heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 7:165-9. 2005
    ..The study aim was to compare atrial pacing and sensing characteristics in patients with transvenous CRT and patients with standard pacing indications...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of syncope-related traumatic injuries on the diagnostic evaluation and syncope recurrence of patients with syncope and apparently normal hearts
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 95:1101-3. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Automatic analysis of pacemaker diagnostic data in the identification of atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with no prior history of them
    A Schuchert
    Heart Center, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Martinistrasse 52, D 20251 Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 7:242-7. 2005
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of bisoprolol treatment for chronic heart failure initiated and followed up by primary care physicians
    A Schuchert
    Medical Clinic III, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:604-11. 2005
    ..The aims of the study were to assess the effects of beta-blocker treatment in out-clinic patients with regard to NYHA class and frequency of adverse events. Beta-blocker treatment was initiated and followed up by primary care physicians...
  13. ncbi request reprint Intraoperative comparison of a subthreshold test pulse with the standard high-energy shock approach for the measurement of defibrillation lead impedance
    Andreas Schuchert
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:56-9. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the two methods...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Long-term anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation]
    A Schuchert
    Universitäres Herzzentrum Hamburg
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 131:681-4. 2006
  15. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of atrial sensing via a free-floating single-pass defibrillation lead for dual-chamber defibrillators
    Andreas Schuchert
    Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 8:209-14. 2003
    ..The aim of the study was to assess during implantation the efficacy of a custom-built free-floating single-pass defibrillation lead and to record sinus rhythm (SR), induced AF, and atrial flutter (Afl)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Automatic threshold tracking activation without the intraoperative evaluation of the evoked response amplitude. AUTOCAP Investigators
    A Schuchert
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:321-4. 2000
    ..Neither the clinical data nor the conventional electrical parameters help to predict patients who will have low ER amplitude or to optimize the ER signal at implantation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Uni- and bipolar pacing threshold measurements with capturecontrol, a new automatic pacemaker function for capture verification. Comparison of the automatic and the manual pacing threshold measurement
    A Schuchert
    Medical Clinic, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Cardiology 92:210-3. 1999
    ..Therefore, fewer requirements are necessary for Capturecontrol than for presently available systems. Such pacemaker functions can help to speed up the measurements during follow-up visits...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of a thin-sized lead body of a transvenous single coil defibrillation lead on ICD implantation. Kainox RV Study Group
    A Schuchert
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:1468-72. 2000
    ..7%) in the conventional-sized lead group. In conclusion, the down-sized lead body of the new defibrillation lead influenced neither ICD procedure duration nor the incidence of lead dislocation during follow-up...
  19. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of a class IA antiarrhythmic drug on the ventricular evoked response amplitude in patients with cardiac pacemakers
    A Schuchert
    Medical Clinic, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Cardiology 94:103-5. 2000
    ..0 mV. In conclusion, the ajmaline injection decreased the evoked response amplitude for some minutes. These findings indicate that antiarrhythmic drugs can alter the automatic capture verification function...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adjustment of the evoked response sensitivity after hospital discharge in pacemaker patients with automatic ventricular threshold tracking activated
    A Schuchert
    Medical Clinic, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:212-6. 2001
    ..There is no risk for the patient if the ER is not sensed, as high voltage backup stimulation is present...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of permanent and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation on the clinical outcome following radiofrequency AV node catheter ablation]
    A Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik, Abteilung fur Kardiologie, Universitats Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Martinistr 52, D 20246 Hamburg
    Z Kardiol 88:823-7. 1999
    ..No differences were detected between patients with permanent and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation...
  22. ncbi request reprint A randomized study on the effects of pacemaker programming to a lower output on projected pulse generator longevity
    A Schuchert
    Medical Clinic, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 24:1234-9. 2001
    ..Programming to a lower output slightly increased projected pacemaker longevity compared to the nominal 3.5-V setting. Longevity increasedfor 5% in patients with single andfor 14% in dual chamber pulse generators...
  23. ncbi request reprint Autocapture compatibility in patients with the MembraneEX lead and Affinity pulse generators
    A Schuchert
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 3:332-5. 2001
    ..2% of all patients at implant, at discharge, 1 and 3 months post-implant respectively. In conclusion, the studied pulse generator enabled, in combination with this pacing lead, in >95% of all patients activation of Autocapture...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of infrequent episodes of palpitations with a patient-activated hand-held electrocardiograph]
    A Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik Abteilung für Kardiologie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr 52 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Z Kardiol 91:62-7. 2002
    ..In contrast to other devices, this electrocardiograph records and stores the electrocardiograms with integral electrodes, which makes long-term attached electrodes not unnecessary...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Pacemaker therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation]
    A Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Abteilung fur Kardiologie, Universitäts Krankenhaus Hamburg Eppendorf
    Herz 23:260-8. 1998
    ..Preliminary results suggest a more effective prevention of atrial fibrillation; nevertheless, these techniques should be still restricted to patients enrolled in clinical studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Are the acute effects of transdermal estradiol in postmenopausal women with coronary disease related to changes of the autonomic tone?]
    A Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik Abteilung für Kardiologie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf Martinistr 52 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Z Kardiol 91:156-60. 2002
    ..The modulation of the autonomic tone does not seem to be a relevant mechanism of short-term estradiol effects...
  27. ncbi request reprint Low settings of the ventricular pacing output in patients dependent on a pacemaker: are they really safe?
    Andreas Schuchert
    University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Am Heart J 143:1009-11. 2002
    ..It is generally acknowledged that pacemaker output must be adjusted with a 100% voltage safety margin above the pacing threshold to avoid ineffective pacing, especially in patients dependent on pacemakers...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Prevention of arterial thromboembolisms in patients with atrial fibrillation]
    Andreas Schuchert
    Abteilung fur Kardiologie, Medizinische Klinik, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Herz 27:322-8. 2002
    ..The aim of antithrombotic therapy is to prevent arterial thromboembolic events. As anticoagulation increases the frequency of bleeding, the risk and benefits of this therapy have to be assessed for each patient...
  29. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric conditions in patients with recurrent unexplained syncope
    R Ventura
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Europace 3:311-6. 2001
    ..The relationship between syncope and psychiatric disorders is little investigated. This study evaluated the prevalence of psychiatric diseases and prognostic outcome in patients with recurrent unexplained syncope...
  30. ncbi request reprint Correlation of postural blood pressure test and head-up tilt table test in patients with vasovagal syncope
    Muhammet Ali Aydin
    Department of Cardiology, Heart Centre, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Cardiology 107:380-5. 2007
    ..Vasovagal syncope is triggered by complex cerebral and cardiovascular reflex mechanisms leading to general vasodilatation and bradycardia resulting in cerebral hypoperfusion...
  31. ncbi request reprint Atrial overdrive pacing and incidence of heart failure-related adverse events in permanently paced patients
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic, Friedrich Ebert Hospital, Friesenstrasse 11, D 24531 Neumünster, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 19:55-60. 2007
    ..However, the maintenance of a heart rate incessantly faster than spontaneous could induce left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and promote heart failure (HF) on the long term...
  32. pmc Syncope, driving recommendations, and clinical reality: survey of patients
    Renke Maas
    Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, Hamburg, Germany
    BMJ 326:21. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint A randomized and controlled pilot trial of beta-blockers for the treatment of recurrent syncope in patients with a positive or negative response to head-up tilt test
    Rodolfo Ventura
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:816-21. 2002
    ..773). In conclusion, lipophilic beta-blockers appear efficacious in preventing recurrent syncope of suspected neurocardiogenic origin. The efficacy of therapy seems to be not predicted by HUT...
  34. ncbi request reprint Implantable dual-chamber defibrillator for the selective treatment of spontaneous atrial and ventricular arrhythmias: arrhythmia incidence and device performance
    Andreas Schuchert
    Department of Cardiology, University of Hamburg, Martinistr 11, 20253 Hamburg, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 12:149-56. 2005
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the incidence and termination of spontaneous atrial and ventricular tachyarrythmias in patients with a history of atrial tachyarrhythmias...
  35. doi request reprint Effects of continuous and triggered atrial overdrive pacing on paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in pacemaker patients
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medical Clinic, Friedrich Ebert Hospital, Neumunster, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:929-34. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the effects of different pacing strategies to prevent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF): triggered atrial overdrive pacing versus the combination of triggered and continuous overdrive pacing...
  36. doi request reprint Automatic home monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Jens Cosedis Nielsen
    Cardiology Department, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Europace 10:729-35. 2008
    ..We evaluated functionality and safety of HM ICDs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of left ventricular function on long-term left ventricular pacing and sensing threshold
    Hung Fat Tse
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:21-4. 2003
    ..The effect of left ventricular (LV) systolic function on the long-term left ventricular pacing and sensing threshold is unclear...
  38. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in recipients of cardiac resynchronization therapy device: 1-year results of the randomized MASCOT trial
    Luigi Padeletti
    Ospedale Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Am Heart J 156:520-6. 2008
    ..Patients in New York Heart Association HF classes III or IV, with systolic dysfunction and a wide QRS, are candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and might benefit from atrial overdrive pacing (AOP)...
  39. doi request reprint Patient-tailored implantable cardioverter defibrillator testing using the upper limit of vulnerability: the TULIP protocol
    Bernd Lemke
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Medical Clinic II, BG University Hospital, Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
    Europace 10:907-13. 2008
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Closed loop stimulation and accelerometer-based rate adaptation: results of the PROVIDE study
    Martin Coenen
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 10:327-33. 2008
    ..We compared pacing rate adaptation based on closed loop stimulation (CLS) or accelerometer sensor (AS) during acute mental and physical stress in the same patient...
  41. doi request reprint Percent ventricular pacing with managed ventricular pacing mode in standard pacemaker population
    Goran Milasinovic
    Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    Europace 10:151-5. 2008
    ..This study assessed the percent of ventricular pacing in a standard pacemaker population programmed to MVP and for which patients it is possible to achieve a Cum%VP < or = 40%...
  42. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a dual chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillator for the treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:461-5. 2003
    ..The detection algorithm differentiated atrial tachyarrhythmia/AF and did not delay VF detection. The separate shock vector converted induced AF with energies ranging from 0.6 to 5 J...
  43. ncbi request reprint Reduction of ventricular tachyarrhythmia by treatment of atrial fibrillation in ICD patients with dual-chamber implantable cardioverter/defibrillators capable of atrial therapy delivery: the REVERT-AF Study
    Rainer Gradaus
    Department of Cardiology and Angiology, University Hospital Munster, D 48129 Munster, Germany
    Europace 9:534-9. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with a new detection algorithm for differentiation of supraventricular from ventricular tachycardia in a dual-chamber defibrillator
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Universitatsklinikum Aachen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:646-52. 2004
    ..We investigated the positive predictivity, sensitivity, and specificity of a new algorithm, the SMART detection trade mark algorithm, incorporated in the Phylax AV (Biotronik) dual-chamber ICD...
  45. ncbi request reprint Management of far-field R wave sensing for the avoidance of inappropriate mode switch in dual chamber pacemakers: results of the FFS-test study
    Christof Kolb
    Deutsches Herzzentrum and 1 Med Klinik rechts der Isar der TU München, Munich, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:992-7. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison of simultaneous biventricular stimulation versus optimized interventricular delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy. The Resynchronization for the HemodYnamic Treatment for Heart Failure Management II implantable cardioverter defi
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:1050-8. 2006
    ..The clinical value of interventricular (V-V) delay optimization in patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) undergoing implantation of a device for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has not been clearly demonstrated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Incidence and significance of far-field R wave sensing in a VDD-implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Frank Eberhardt
    Universitätsklinikum Schleswig Holstein Campus Luebeck, Medizinische Klinik II, Luebeck, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:395-403. 2007
    ..A prerequisite for correct dual chamber ICD function is reliable atrial sensing...
  48. doi request reprint The COGNITION study rationale and design: influence of closed loop stimulation on cognitive performance in pacemaker patients
    Uwe Wiegand
    University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:709-13. 2008
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint New insights into the initiation of atrial fibrillation: a detailed intraindividual and interindividual analysis of the spontaneous onset of atrial fibrillation using new diagnostic pacemaker features
    Ellen Hoffmann
    Klinikum der Universitat Munchen Grosshadern, Munchen, Germany
    Circulation 113:1933-41. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint [Syncope]
    Andreas Schuchert
    Medizinische Klinik, Friedrich Ebert Krankenhaus, Neumunster, Deutschland
    Herz 31:901-7. 2006
    ..The cause of the syncope was related to a bronchitis with high fever. The patient received a causative treatment and recovered completely...