Ronnie Willenheimer

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Affiliation: Lund University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc Quantitative detection of myocardial ischaemia by stress echocardiography; a comparison with SPECT
    Petri Gudmundsson
    Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:28. 2009
  2. pmc Head to head comparisons of two modalities of perfusion adenosine stress echocardiography with simultaneous SPECT
    Petri Gudmundsson
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:19. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect on survival and hospitalization of initiating treatment for chronic heart failure with bisoprolol followed by enalapril, as compared with the opposite sequence: results of the randomized Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study (CIBIS) III
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Circulation 112:2426-35. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Implications of CIBIS III: a commentary
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Lund University, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Malmo, S 205 02, Sweden
    J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 6:115-20. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment of early heart failure: an ACEI or a beta-blocker first?
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Sweden
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 15:487-93. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of treatment initiation with bisoprolol vs. enalapril in chronic heart failure patients: rationale and design of CIBIS-III
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, S 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Eur J Heart Fail 6:493-500. 2004
  7. pmc Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) in shock: a valuable echocardiographic parameter in intensive care patients
    Lill Bergenzaun
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Skane University Hospital, Institute for Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:16. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary flow velocity reserve reduction is comparable in patients with erectile dysfunction and in patients with impaired fasting glucose or well-regulated diabetes mellitus
    Rasmus Borgquist
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Malmoe University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:258-64. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Age and gender differences in the association between Nt-proBNP and glucometabolic disturbances
    Margret Leosdottir
    Department of Cardiology, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Scand Cardiovasc J 45:294-300. 2011
  10. pmc Myocardial structure and function by echocardiography in relation to glucometabolic status in elderly subjects from 2 population-based cohorts: a cross-sectional study
    Margret Leosdottir
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Am Heart J 159:414-420.e4. 2010

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Publications43

  1. pmc Quantitative detection of myocardial ischaemia by stress echocardiography; a comparison with SPECT
    Petri Gudmundsson
    Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:28. 2009
    ..We evaluated myocardial ischaemia by RTP-ASE Qontrast quantification, compared to visual perfusion evaluation with 99mTc-tetrofosmin single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
  2. pmc Head to head comparisons of two modalities of perfusion adenosine stress echocardiography with simultaneous SPECT
    Petri Gudmundsson
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:19. 2009
    ..We compared two different types of RTP power modulation techniques, angiomode (AM) and high-resolution grayscale (HR), with 99mTc-tetrofosmin single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for the detection of myocardial ischemia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect on survival and hospitalization of initiating treatment for chronic heart failure with bisoprolol followed by enalapril, as compared with the opposite sequence: results of the randomized Cardiac Insufficiency Bisoprolol Study (CIBIS) III
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Circulation 112:2426-35. 2005
    ..In patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), a beta-blocker is generally added to a regimen containing an angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It is unknown whether beta-blockade as initial therapy may be as useful...
  4. ncbi request reprint Implications of CIBIS III: a commentary
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Lund University, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Malmo, S 205 02, Sweden
    J Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone Syst 6:115-20. 2005
    ..In such case, the CIBIS III findings would tend to support starting CHF therapy with bisoprolol rather than enalapril in stable patients with mild or moderate symptoms...
  5. ncbi request reprint Treatment of early heart failure: an ACEI or a beta-blocker first?
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Sweden
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 15:487-93. 2006
    ..However, initiating therapy with bisoprolol showed a trend towards better survival, but also towards further worsening of CHF. This review aims to put these recent findings into clinical perspective...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of treatment initiation with bisoprolol vs. enalapril in chronic heart failure patients: rationale and design of CIBIS-III
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, S 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Eur J Heart Fail 6:493-500. 2004
    ..Data suggest that beta-blockers may be more important to CHF patients than ACE-inhibitors, especially in early stages of CHF...
  7. pmc Mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) in shock: a valuable echocardiographic parameter in intensive care patients
    Lill Bergenzaun
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Skane University Hospital, Institute for Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:16. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate mitral annular plane systolic excursion (MAPSE) in critically ill patients with shock and its relation to LV systolic and diastolic function, myocardial injury and to outcome...
  8. ncbi request reprint Coronary flow velocity reserve reduction is comparable in patients with erectile dysfunction and in patients with impaired fasting glucose or well-regulated diabetes mellitus
    Rasmus Borgquist
    Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Malmoe University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:258-64. 2007
    ..We evaluated the magnitude of coronary vasodilatory dysfunction in men with erectile dysfunction, as compared with men with impaired glucose metabolism (impaired fasting glucose or diabetes) and healthy controls...
  9. doi request reprint Age and gender differences in the association between Nt-proBNP and glucometabolic disturbances
    Margret Leosdottir
    Department of Cardiology, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Scand Cardiovasc J 45:294-300. 2011
    ..Brain natriuretic peptides (BNP) are used for detecting myocardial dysfunction in clinical practice. However, studies on elderly subjects and gender-specific analyses are sparse...
  10. pmc Myocardial structure and function by echocardiography in relation to glucometabolic status in elderly subjects from 2 population-based cohorts: a cross-sectional study
    Margret Leosdottir
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Am Heart J 159:414-420.e4. 2010
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  11. ncbi request reprint Correlation of the M-mode atrioventricular plane early diastolic downward slope and systolic parameters. Coupling of LV systolic and early diastolic function
    Reidar Winter
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 20:101-6. 2004
    ..In order to further examine this relationship we studied the correlation between EDS and traditional Doppler parameters of LV diastolic function as well as between EDS and systolic parameters...
  12. ncbi request reprint Impact of neurohormonal blockade on association between body mass index and mortality
    Linn M A Kennedy
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 119:33-40. 2007
    ..The prognostic impact of body mass index (BMI) in patients following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may be altered by neurohormonal blockade...
  13. pmc The association between glucometabolic disturbances, traditional cardiovascular risk factors and self-rated health by age and gender: a cross-sectional analysis within the Malmö Preventive Project
    Margret Leosdottir
    Department of Cardiology, Skane University Hospital, and Heart Health Group Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:118. 2011
    ..Whether this age-related reduction applies to CVD risk factors, and whether it is limited to established diabetes mellitus (DM) or also applies to pre-diabetic conditions are not well known...
  14. doi request reprint Comparison of different views with three-dimensional echocardiography: apical views offer superior visualization compared with parasternal and subcostal views
    Ellen Ostenfeld
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Malmäo, Sweden
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 28:409-16. 2008
    ..Thus, in the present study, there was no incremental value of assessment of chamber volumes in the parasternal and subcostal views...
  15. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction in healthy subjects predicts reduced coronary flow velocity reserve
    Rasmus Borgquist
    Department of Cardiology, Lund University, University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 112:166-70. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess whether men with erectile dysfunction but without cardiovascular disease have reduced coronary flow reserve, as a sign of early coronary atherosclerosis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Visually estimated left ventricular ejection fraction by echocardiography is closely correlated with formal quantitative methods
    Petri Gudmundsson
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 101:209-12. 2005
    ..We aimed to explore if echocardiographic eyeballing ejection fraction is comparable to formal methods for the evaluation of left ventricular systolic function...
  17. ncbi request reprint Left atrioventricular plane displacement predicts cardiac mortality in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation
    Erik Rydberg
    Department of Cardiology, Centre of Heart and Lung Diseases, Malmo University Hospital, University of Lund, 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 91:1-7. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate if left atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) has a prognostic value in patients with atrial fibrillation...
  18. doi request reprint Effect on Mode of Death of Heart Failure Treatment Started with Bisoprolol Followed by Enalapril, Compared to the Opposite Order: Results of the Randomized CIBIS III Trial
    Henry Krum
    Departments of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Medicine, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Thoraxcenter, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Groningen, The Netherlands UPMC AP HP INSERM CIC9304, Department of Pharmacology, Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France Department of Cardiology, University of Pavia and Policlinico di Monza, Italy Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Trinity Centre, St James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland Medizinische Klinik III, University of Cologne, Germany Medicine A, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland Department of Heart Diseases, Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland Worldwide Clinical Trials, Nottingham, UK Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Service de Pharmacologie, Hopital Pitie Salpetriere, Paris, France Lund University and Heart Health Group, Malmo, Sweden
    Cardiovasc Ther 29:89-98. 2011
    ..This was somewhat offset by an increase in pump failure deaths in the bisoprolol-first cohort. ..
  19. pmc High-sensitive cardiac Troponin T is superior to echocardiography in predicting 1-year mortality in patients with SIRS and shock in intensive care
    Lill Bergenzaun
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Institution of Clinical Sciences, Skane University Hospital, Lund University, Inga Marie Nilssons gata 47, S 20502, Malmo, Sweden
    BMC Anesthesiol 12:25. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  20. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic assessment of left atrioventricular plane displacement as a complement to left ventricular regional wall motion evaluation in the detection of myocardial dysfunction
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Sweden
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 18:181-6. 2002
    ..We aimed to find out if abnormal left atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) is a sign of myocardial dysfunction, even in patients with normal left ventricular (LV) regional wall motion (RWM)...
  21. pmc Assessing left ventricular systolic function in shock: evaluation of echocardiographic parameters in intensive care
    Lill Bergenzaun
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Institution of Clinical Sciences, Entrance 42, Skane University Hospital, Lund University, Södra Förstadsgatan 101, S 20502 Malmo, Sweden
    Crit Care 15:R200. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of, as well as the association between, commonly used LV systolic parameters, by using serial transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Real-time perfusion adenosine stress echocardiography in the coronary care unit: a feasible bedside tool for predicting coronary artery stenosis in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Reidar Winter
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, S 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Eur J Echocardiogr 6:31-40. 2005
    ..In this study, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy in predicting significant coronary stenosis of a bedside RTP adenosine stress protocol in patients with acute coronary syndrome...
  23. doi request reprint Natriuretic peptides as indicators of cardiac remodeling in hypertensive patients
    Martin Magnusson
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
    Blood Press 18:196-203. 2009
    ..This study was performed to evaluate the relationship between three different natriuretic peptides and left ventricular mass, function and diameter, and kidney function in patients with hypertension...
  24. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of valsartan versus enalapril in heart failure patients
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, S 205 02, Malmo, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 85:261-70. 2002
    ..Valsartan is similarly efficacious and safe to enalapril in patients with stable, mild/moderate heart failure, previously stabilised on an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and directly switched to study medication...
  25. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of impaired left ventricular diastolic filling is related to the extent of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with stable coronary artery disease
    Erik Rydberg
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Sweden
    Coron Artery Dis 13:1-7. 2002
    ..We aimed to investigate the prevalence of impaired LV diastolic filling in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) and its relationship to the number and location of coronary lesions visualized at coronary angiography...
  26. pmc Aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation as predictors of atrial fibrillation during 11 years of follow-up
    Veronica Widgren
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:92. 2012
    ..There is limited information about any association between the onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) and the presence of valvular disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of noninvasive transthoracic echocardiography/Doppler measurement of coronary flow reserve in left anterior descending coronary artery in patients with acute coronary syndrome: a new technique tested in clinical practice
    Reidar Winter
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, Sweden
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:464-8. 2003
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Effect of successful parathyroidectomy on 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism
    Erik Rydberg
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 142:15-21. 2010
    ..Most previous studies have been based on BP measurements at rest in a clinical setting. The aim of this study was to get additional information by 24-hour ambulatory measurements...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prognostication and risk stratification by assessment of left atrioventricular plane displacement in patients with myocardial infarction
    Björn Brand
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, S 205 02, Sweden
    Int J Cardiol 83:35-41. 2002
    ..We aimed to examine its value for prognostication and risk stratification in patients hospitalised for acute myocardial infarction...
  30. ncbi request reprint Weight-change as a prognostic marker in 12 550 patients following acute myocardial infarction or with stable coronary artery disease
    Linn M A Kennedy
    Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Lund University, S 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 27:2755-62. 2006
    ..To examine the prognostic importance of weight-change in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), especially following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Primary hyperparathyroidism and heart disease--a review
    Patrik Andersson
    Department of Cardiology, Centre of Heart and Lung Diseases, Malmo University Hospital, University of Lund 205 02 Malmö, Sweden
    Eur Heart J 25:1776-87. 2004
    ..LV systolic function does not seem to be affected in patients with pHPT, whereas any influence on LV diastolic performance needs further evaluation. The aim of this review is to clarify the connection between pHPT and cardiac disease...
  32. ncbi request reprint The prognostic importance of body mass index after complicated myocardial infarction
    Linn M A Kennedy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:156-8. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Fluid restriction in heart failure patients: is it useful? The design of a prospective, randomised study
    Marie Holst
    Malmö University School of Health and Society, Malmo 205 06, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2:237-42. 2003
    ..After 16 weeks, the patients will cross over to the other intervention strategy and continue for another 16 weeks...
  34. ncbi request reprint Beta-blocker treatment before angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy in newly diagnosed heart failure
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:182. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint Comment on "Clinical trials update from the European Society of Cardiology meeting 2005: CIBIS-III, by JGF Cleland and others"
    Ronnie Willenheimer
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:219-20. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Design and baseline characteristics of the simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis (SEAS) study
    Anne B Rossebø
    Division of Cardiology, Aker University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
    Am J Cardiol 99:970-3. 2007
    ..4+/-0.7 mmol/L (126 mg/dl). The SEAS Study is the largest randomized trial to date in patients with AS and will allow determination of the prognostic value of aggressive lipid lowering in such patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Discontinuation of subsidizing of certain antihypertensive agents is not well thought-out]
    Bosse Berggren
    Universitets sjukhuset, Linkoping
    Lakartidningen 105:2345-6. 2008
  38. doi request reprint Intensive lipid lowering with simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis
    Anne B Rossebø
    Division of Cardiology, Aker University Hospital, Trondheimsveien 235, N 0514 Oslo, Norway
    N Engl J Med 359:1343-56. 2008
    ..Hyperlipidemia has been suggested as a risk factor for stenosis of the aortic valve, but lipid-lowering studies have had conflicting results...
  39. doi request reprint Description of self-reported fluid intake and its effects on body weight, symptoms, quality of life and physical capacity in patients with stable chronic heart failure
    Marie Holst
    Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University and Department of Cardiology, Malmo University Hospital, Sweden
    J Clin Nurs 17:2318-26. 2008
    ..To describe the self-reported fluid intake and its effects on body weight, signs and symptoms of heart failure, quality of life, physical capacity and thirst, in patients with stabilised chronic heart failure...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prognostic role of body mass index after acute myocardial infarction
    Mitja Lainscak
    Am J Cardiol 98:1556-7. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint [Treatment of heart failure and preserved systolic function]
    Ulf Dahlstrom
    Institutionen för medicin och vård, Linkopings Universitet
    Lakartidningen 104:2348-50. 2007
  42. ncbi request reprint [Echocardiography refines the diagnosis in heart failure]
    Lars Ake Brodin
    Fysiologiska kliniken, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge
    Lakartidningen 104:2338-44. 2007
  43. ncbi request reprint Telephone follow-up of self-care behaviour after a single session education of patients with heart failure in primary health care
    Marie Holst
    Malmö University School of Health and Society, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 6:153-9. 2007
    ..Improved self-care behaviour is a goal in educational programmes for patients with heart failure, especially in regard to daily self-weighing and salt and fluid restriction...