Christian Hassager

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Treating cardiac arrhythmias detected with an implantable cardiac monitor in patients after an acute myocardial infarction
    Christian Jons
    Gentofte University Hospital, Niels Andersens Vej 65, 2900, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 14:39-49. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Autonomic dysfunction and new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction: a CARISMA substudy
    Christian Jons
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:983-90. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Diastolic dysfunction predicts new-onset atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular events in patients with acute myocardial infarction and depressed left ventricular systolic function: a CARISMA substudy
    Christian Jons
    Department of Cardiology P, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 11:602-7. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The incidence and prognostic significance of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with acute myocardial infarction and left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a CARISMA substudy
    Christian Jons
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Heart Rhythm 8:342-8. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Prediction of all-cause mortality and heart failure admissions from global left ventricular longitudinal strain in patients with acute myocardial infarction and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
    Mads Ersbøll
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:2365-73. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Sildenafil and diastolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction in patients with preserved ejection fraction: the Sildenafil and Diastolic Dysfunction After Acute Myocardial Infarction (SIDAMI) trial
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circulation 127:1200-8. 2013
  7. pmc The prognostic importance of a history of hypertension in patients with symptomatic heart failure is substantially worsened by a short mitral inflow deceleration time
    Charlotte Andersson
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:30. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Global left ventricular longitudinal strain is closely associated with increased neurohormonal activation after acute myocardial infarction in patients with both reduced and preserved ejection fraction: a two-dimensional speckle tracking study
    Mads Ersbøll
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 14:1121-9. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Prognostic importance of quantitative echocardiographic evaluation in patients suspected of first non-massive pulmonary embolism
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:89-95. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Sildenafil and diastolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction trial: rationale and design
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Cardiol 36:179-83. 2013

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Publications63

  1. ncbi request reprint Treating cardiac arrhythmias detected with an implantable cardiac monitor in patients after an acute myocardial infarction
    Christian Jons
    Gentofte University Hospital, Niels Andersens Vej 65, 2900, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 14:39-49. 2012
    ..Thus, patients with nonsustained VT should undergo careful investigation, and we recommend a repeat echocardiography and electrophysiological stimulation in these patients. Patients with sustained VT or VF should receive an ICD...
  2. doi request reprint Autonomic dysfunction and new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction: a CARISMA substudy
    Christian Jons
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:983-90. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify patients with a high risk for new-onset AF in this population using invasive and noninvasive electrophysiological tests...
  3. doi request reprint Diastolic dysfunction predicts new-onset atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular events in patients with acute myocardial infarction and depressed left ventricular systolic function: a CARISMA substudy
    Christian Jons
    Department of Cardiology P, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 11:602-7. 2010
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  4. doi request reprint The incidence and prognostic significance of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with acute myocardial infarction and left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a CARISMA substudy
    Christian Jons
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Heart Rhythm 8:342-8. 2011
    ..The incidence and risk associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) occurring after discharge in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) remains unknown...
  5. doi request reprint Prediction of all-cause mortality and heart failure admissions from global left ventricular longitudinal strain in patients with acute myocardial infarction and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
    Mads Ersbøll
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:2365-73. 2013
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Sildenafil and diastolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction in patients with preserved ejection fraction: the Sildenafil and Diastolic Dysfunction After Acute Myocardial Infarction (SIDAMI) trial
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circulation 127:1200-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that sildenafil would reduce filling pressure during exercise in patients with diastolic dysfunction after myocardial infarction...
  7. pmc The prognostic importance of a history of hypertension in patients with symptomatic heart failure is substantially worsened by a short mitral inflow deceleration time
    Charlotte Andersson
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:30. 2012
    ..Hypertension is a common comorbidity in patients with heart failure and may contribute to development and course of disease, but the importance of a history of hypertension in patients with prevalent heart failure remains uncertain...
  8. ncbi request reprint Global left ventricular longitudinal strain is closely associated with increased neurohormonal activation after acute myocardial infarction in patients with both reduced and preserved ejection fraction: a two-dimensional speckle tracking study
    Mads Ersbøll
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 14:1121-9. 2012
    ..However, little is known about the relationship between longitudinal deformation indices and NT-proBNP...
  9. doi request reprint Prognostic importance of quantitative echocardiographic evaluation in patients suspected of first non-massive pulmonary embolism
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:89-95. 2009
    ..Patients suspected of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) frequently undergo echocardiography as a part of the initial work-up. Prognostic implication of routine echocardiography in patients suspected of PE remain to be established...
  10. doi request reprint Sildenafil and diastolic dysfunction after acute myocardial infarction trial: rationale and design
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Cardiol 36:179-83. 2013
    ..Previous studies suggest that phosphordiesterase-5 inhibition has a favorable effect on the myocardium as well as on the pulmonary and systemic vasculature...
  11. doi request reprint Exercise hemodynamics in patients with and without diastolic dysfunction and preserved ejection fraction after myocardial infarction
    Mads J Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Circ Heart Fail 5:444-51. 2012
    ..Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (DD) is common after myocardial infarction (MI) despite preservation of left ventricular ejection fraction, yet it remains unclear how or whether DD affects cardiac hemodynamics with stress...
  12. doi request reprint Relationship between left ventricular longitudinal deformation and clinical heart failure during admission for acute myocardial infarction: a two-dimensional speckle-tracking study
    Mads Ersbøll
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:1280-9. 2012
    ..However, many patients develop HF despite preserved LV ejection fractions. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that LV longitudinal function is a stronger marker of in-hospital HF than traditional echocardiographic indices...
  13. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular function with hypoxic exercise: effects of sildenafil
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 102:87-95. 2007
    ..This effect seems independent of the effect of sildenafil on RVSP...
  14. ncbi request reprint Isovolumic acceleration measured by tissue Doppler echocardiography is preload independent in healthy subjects
    Morten Dalsgaard
    Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Echocardiography 24:572-9. 2007
    ..IVA is believed to be less dependent on preload than previously proposed estimates. IVA has been measured at different locations, and studies have shown conflicting results...
  15. doi request reprint Major cerebral events in Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis: is anticoagulant therapy safe?
    Rasmus V Rasmussen
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Cardiology 114:284-91. 2009
    ..To study the impact of anticoagulation on major cerebral events in patients with left-sided Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis (IE)...
  16. doi request reprint The prognostic value of left atrial peak reservoir strain in acute myocardial infarction is dependent on left ventricular longitudinal function and left atrial size
    Mads Ersbøll
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 6:26-33. 2013
    ..However, no studies have assessed the interrelation of PALS and left ventricular longitudinal strain (global longitudinal strain) in large-scale populations in regard to prognosis...
  17. doi request reprint Infective endocarditis: long-term reversibility of kidney function impairment. A 1-y post-discharge follow-up study
    Kristine Buchholtz
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:484-90. 2010
    ..1% of patients with an EECC decrease of >22%. In conclusion, kidney function impairment occurring during hospitalization for IE is potentially reversible within the first y post-discharge...
  18. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in heart failure is associated with an increased risk of death only in patients with ischaemic heart disease
    Jakob Raunsø
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Post 67, Niels Andersens Vej 65, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:692-7. 2010
    ..In the present study, we investigated the prognostic impact of AF in a large population with HF of various aetiologies...
  19. doi request reprint Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis: a pilot study of the relationship between duration of gentamicin treatment and outcome
    Anders Dahl
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Gentofte, Denmark
    Circulation 127:1810-7. 2013
    ..In this pilot study, we compare outcomes in patients with Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis treated in the years before and after endorsement of these new recommendations...
  20. doi request reprint The relationship between mitral regurgitation and ejection fraction as predictors for the prognosis of patients with heart failure
    Redi Pecini
    Department of Cardiology and Endocrinology, Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:1121-5. 2011
    ..To study whether there is interaction between mitral regurgitation (MR) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in the mortality risk of heart failure (HF) patients...
  21. doi request reprint One-year mortality in coagulase-negative Staphylococcus and Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis
    Rasmus V Rasmussen
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:456-61. 2009
    ..aureus IE (p =0.05). In conclusion, CoNS IE was associated with a long diagnostic delay and high in-hospital mortality, whereas post-discharge prognosis was better in this group of patients compared to patients with IE due to S. aureus...
  22. doi request reprint Hemodynamic stress echocardiography in patients supported with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device
    Mads Andersen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Center, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 3:854-9. 2010
    ..These findings emphasize the potential role of exercise echocardiography in studying exercise hemodynamics in LVAD patients...
  23. doi request reprint Left ventricular filling pressure estimation at rest and during exercise in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis: comparison of echocardiographic and invasive measurements
    Morten Dalsgaard
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:343-9. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Predictors of right ventricular function as measured by tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion in heart failure
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:51. 2009
    ..The present study assessed the association of TAPSE and clinical factors, global and regional LV function in 634 patients admitted for symptomatic heart failure...
  25. doi request reprint Quantification of right ventricular function in acute pulmonary embolism: relation to extent of pulmonary perfusion defects
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:641-5. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the relation of size of perfusion defects and changes in echocardiographic measures of global and regional RV dysfunction in 58 consecutive patients with non-massive PE...
  26. doi request reprint The prognostic importance of lung function in patients admitted with heart failure
    Kasper Karmark Iversen
    The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:685-91. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the prognostic importance for all-cause mortality of lung function variables obtained by spirometry in an unselected group of patients admitted with heart failure (HF)...
  27. doi request reprint Myocardial hypertrophy after pulmonary regurgitation and valve implantation in pigs
    Julie Smith
    Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 159:29-33. 2012
    ..But the underlying mechanisms of the refractory arrhythmias are not well understood...
  28. ncbi request reprint Advanced quantitative echocardiography in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:27-35. 2007
    ..Three-dimensional echocardiography and Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) are new echocardiographic modalities for the evaluation of global and regional function, but the diagnostic potential remains to be assessed...
  29. doi request reprint Long-term impact of diabetes in patients hospitalized with ischemic and non-ischemic heart failure
    Charlotte Andersson
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark
    Scand Cardiovasc J 44:37-44. 2010
    ..Diabetes mellitus (DM) in combination with heart failure (HF) is associated with a high risk of death, but it is uncertain whether the prognosis differs in ischemic and non-ischemic HF groups...
  30. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular dysfunction as an independent predictor of short- and long-term mortality in patients with heart failure
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:610-6. 2007
    ..Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is a simple echocardiographic measure of RV ejection fraction, but may be affected by co-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Quantitative echocardiographic analysis of the right ventricle in healthy individuals
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:1365-72. 2006
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Prognostic importance of a short deceleration time in symptomatic congestive heart failure
    Dilek Akkan
    The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:689-95. 2008
    ..We performed a combined evaluation of LV function and RF for prognosis in patients with HF with and without systolic dysfunction...
  33. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and major comorbidities in heart failure patients more than 85 years of age compared with younger age groups
    Ulrik Madvig Mogensen
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:1216-23. 2011
    ..Heart failure (HF) is increasingly prevalent among the growing number of elderly people, but not well studied. We sought to evaluate disease pattern and importance of prognostic factors among very elderly patients with HF...
  34. ncbi request reprint The effect of 18 h of simulated high altitude on left ventricular function
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Ø, 2100, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 98:411-8. 2006
    ..The significant changes in filling pattern and IVRT in the setting of normal and unchanged systolic function, indicates that hypoxia induces mild diastolic dysfunction in young healthy individuals...
  35. doi request reprint The impact of cardiac surgery in native valve infective endocarditis: can euroSCORE guide patient selection?
    Rasmus V Rasmussen
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 149:304-9. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the outcome of surgical treatment and to validate the ability of euroSCORE to predict operative mortality in NVE patients...
  36. doi request reprint Left atrial volume as predictor of valve replacement and cardiovascular events in patients with asymptomatic mild to moderate aortic stenosis
    Morten Dalsgaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Echocardiography 30:1008-14. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that LA volume was predictive of aortic valve replacement (AVR) and cardiovascular events in a large cohort of patients with asymptomatic mild to moderate aortic valve stenosis...
  37. doi request reprint Post-hypothermia fever is associated with increased mortality after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    John Bro-Jeppesen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark Electronic address
    Resuscitation 84:1734-40. 2013
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the prognostic implication of PHF in a large consecutive cohort of comatose survivors after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) treated with TH...
  38. doi request reprint Short-term hemodynamic effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in patients with severe aortic stenosis: A placebo-controlled, randomized study
    Morten Dalsgaard
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark Electronic address
    Am Heart J 167:226-34. 2014
    ..However, there is a lack of clinical evidence to confirm these potential hemodynamic risks and benefits...
  39. doi request reprint Tertiary centres have improved survival compared to other hospitals in the Copenhagen area after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
    Helle Søholm
    Department of Cardiology 2142, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Resuscitation 84:162-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to compare 30-day and long-term mortality after OHCA at tertiary heart centres and non-tertiary university hospitals...
  40. doi request reprint Prognostic importance of a restrictive transmitral filling pattern in patients with symptomatic congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation
    Jakob Raunsø
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 158:983-8. 2009
    ..Most studies have excluded patients with atrial fibrillation. The aim of the present study was to assess the prognostic value of a restrictive filling pattern in patients with atrial fibrillation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Promising results after percutaneous mitral valve repair
    Nikolaj Ihlemann
    Department of Cardiology, Hjertemedicinsk Klinik B, Rigshospitalet, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Dan Med Bull 58:A4299. 2011
    ..Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system resembles the Alfieristitch where a clip is used to connect the tip of the mitral valve leaflets...
  42. doi request reprint Determinants of exercise-induced increase of mitral regurgitation in patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Redi Pecini
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Echocardiography 27:567-74. 2010
    ..We describe the determinants of exercise-induced changes in MR in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTACS)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Quantitative measures of right ventricular dysfunction by echocardiography in the diagnosis of acute nonmassive pulmonary embolism
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:1264-71. 2006
    ....
  44. pmc Prevalence of infective endocarditis in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: the value of screening with echocardiography
    Rasmus V Rasmussen
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Niels Andersens Vej 65, Post 4210, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:414-20. 2011
    ..In the present study, we prospectively evaluated the importance of screening with echocardiography in an unselected S. aureus bacteraemia (SAB) population...
  45. pmc Renal dysfunction, restrictive left ventricular filling pattern and mortality risk in patients admitted with heart failure: a 7-year follow-up study
    Morten Schou
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre and University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Nephrol 14:267. 2013
    ..This study was designed to evaluate whether severe diastolic dysfunction contribute to the increased mortality risk observed in HF patients with renal dysfunction...
  46. doi request reprint Early echocardiographic deformation analysis for the prediction of sudden cardiac death and life-threatening arrhythmias after myocardial infarction
    Mads Ersbøll
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:851-60. 2013
    ....
  47. pmc Hereditary hemochromatosis (HFE) genotypes in heart failure: relation to etiology and prognosis
    Daniel V Møller
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Med Genet 11:117. 2010
    ..Mutations within several genes are HH-associated, the most common being the HFE gene. In a large cohort of HF patients, we sought to determine the etiological role and the prognostic significance of HFE genotypes...
  48. doi request reprint Comparison of Valsalva manoeuvre and exercise in echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Morten K Jensen
    Department of Cardiology, 2142 The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 11:763-9. 2010
    ..We compared LVOT gradients induced by Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) and exercise echocardiography (EE) in patients with HCM treated with percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation (PTSMA)...
  49. pmc Effect of comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation after heart valve surgery (CopenHeartVR): study protocol for a randomised clinical trial
    Kirstine Laerum Sibilitz
    The Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Trials 14:104. 2013
    ..We hypothesise that a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme can improve physical capacity and self-assessed mental health and reduce hospitalisation and healthcare costs after heart valve surgery...
  50. doi request reprint Partial oral treatment of endocarditis
    Kasper Iversen
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am Heart J 165:116-22. 2013
    ..Evidence supporting partial oral therapy as an alternative to the routinely recommended continued parenteral therapy is scarce, although observational data suggest that this strategy may be safe and effective...
  51. doi request reprint Heart failure etiology impacts survival of patients with heart failure
    Redi Pecini
    Department of Cardiology, University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Int J Cardiol 149:211-5. 2011
    ..The impact of heart failure (HF) etiology on prognosis of HF is not well known...
  52. ncbi request reprint Impact of preload and afterload on global and regional right ventricular function and pressure: a quantitative echocardiography study
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:515-21. 2006
    ..Several quantitative echocardiographic measures of global and regional right ventricular (RV) function have been proposed, but knowledge of the impact of increases in preload and afterload is limited...
  53. doi request reprint Severity of gentamicin's nephrotoxic effect on patients with infective endocarditis: a prospective observational cohort study of 373 patients
    Kristine Buchholtz
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Infect Dis 48:65-71. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the nephrotoxic effect of gentamicin and the association between the nephrotoxic effect and mortality in patients with IE...
  54. doi request reprint Heart murmur and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide as predictors of death in 2977 consecutive hospitalized patients
    Kasper Iversen
    Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Med Sci 335:444-50. 2008
    ..We wanted to test whether murmur predicts mortality in unselected patients admitted to the hospital and whether NT-pro-BNP is capable of distinguishing between innocent and significant murmurs...
  55. doi request reprint Once versus twice daily gentamicin dosing for infective endocarditis: a randomized clinical trial
    Kristine Buchholtz
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark krisbuch vip cybercity dk
    Cardiology 119:65-71. 2011
    ..The aim of this randomized study was to investigate the effects of once versus twice daily gentamicin dosing on renal function and measures of infectious disease in a population with infective endocarditis (IE)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of right ventricular volume and function by 2D and 3D echocardiography compared to MRI
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Gentofte, Denmark
    Eur J Echocardiogr 7:430-8. 2006
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Moderate exercise does not increase the severity of mitral regurgitation due to mitral valve prolapse
    Redi Pecini
    Cardiology Department, University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Echocardiography 27:1031-7. 2010
    ..Mitral regurgitation (MR) secondary to ischemic heart disease (IHD) increases during exercise. We tested the hypothesis that the same is also true for MR due to mitral valve prolapse (MVP)...
  58. doi request reprint In infectious endocarditis patients mortality is highly related to kidney function at time of diagnosis: a prospective observational cohort study of 231 cases
    Kristine Buchholtz
    Department of Cardiology, Gentofte University Hospital, Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Intern Med 20:407-10. 2009
    ..A number of complicating conditions are known to be of importance for the outcome. But only few data are available in IE patients on the independent prognostic value of kidney function at the time of admittance...
  59. doi request reprint Left atrial volume in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis (the Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis study)
    Morten Dalsgaard
    Department of Cardiology, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Cardiol 101:1030-4. 2008
    ..Furthermore, LA volume is related to AVA even when adjusting for other known risk factors for increased LA volume including of measurements of diastolic function...
  60. doi request reprint Effects of chronic severe pulmonary regurgitation and percutaneous valve repair on right ventricular geometry and contractility assessed by tissue Doppler echocardiography
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    The Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Echocardiography 27:854-63. 2010
    ..Tissue Doppler based quantification of RV contractility may offer additional information in the management of these patients...
  61. ncbi request reprint Tissue Doppler imaging as a guide to resynchronization therapy in patients with congestive heart failure
    Peter Søgaard
    Department of Cardiology P, University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Curr Opin Cardiol 19:447-51. 2004
    ..Cardiac resynchronization therapy is a nonpharmacological treatment option in patients with heart failure and left bundle branch block but response rates are still disappointing...
  62. doi request reprint The impact of therapeutic hypothermia on neurological function and quality of life after cardiac arrest
    John Bro-Jeppesen
    Department of Cardiology, The Heart Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Resuscitation 80:171-6. 2009
    ..To assess the impact of therapeutic hypothermia on cognitive function and quality of life in comatose survivors of out of Hospital Cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular strain in pulmonary embolism by Doppler tissue echocardiography
    Jesper Kjaergaard
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Gentofte, Hellerup, Denmark
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:1210-2. 2004
    ..We used strain analysis to demonstrate changes in the regional right ventricular free wall performance during the acute and recovery stages of pulmonary embolism...