Peter Ammann

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Affiliation: St. Gallen
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Elevated cardiac troponin I in sepsis and septic shock: no evidence for thrombus associated myocardial necrosis
    David R Altmann
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 5:e9017. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint An electrocardiogram-based algorithm to detect loss of left ventricular capture during cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Peter Ammann
    University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 142:968-73. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Coronary anatomy and left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with type 2 diabetes admitted for elective coronary angiography
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 62:432-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients with abnormal stress technetium Tc 99m sestamibi SPECT studies without significant coronary artery diameter stenoses
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Triemli Hospital, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Cardiol 26:521-4. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Troponin as a risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients without acute coronary syndromes
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:2004-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Procedural complications following diagnostic coronary angiography are related to the operator's experience and the catheter size
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59:13-8. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Validation of a novel spiral mapping catheter for real-time recordings from the pulmonary veins during cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Heart Rhythm 10:241-6. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Association between heart rate recovery and severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    Micha T Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 9:753-61. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and functional capacity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Micha T Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Sleep Breath 12:7-16. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Continuous positive airway pressure improves exercise capacity and heart rate recovery in obstructive sleep apnea
    Micha T Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 132:75-83. 2009

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  1. pmc Elevated cardiac troponin I in sepsis and septic shock: no evidence for thrombus associated myocardial necrosis
    David R Altmann
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 5:e9017. 2010
    ..However, the mechanisms underlying cTnI release in these patients are still unknown. To date no data regarding coagulation disturbances as a possible mechanism for cTnI release during sepsis are available...
  2. ncbi request reprint An electrocardiogram-based algorithm to detect loss of left ventricular capture during cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Peter Ammann
    University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Intern Med 142:968-73. 2005
    ..Loss of left ventricular capture in patients with cardiac resynchronization devices may account for worsening heart failure and can be difficult to diagnose without a programmer...
  3. ncbi request reprint Coronary anatomy and left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with type 2 diabetes admitted for elective coronary angiography
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 62:432-8. 2004
    ..Thus, cardiac assessment in diabetic patients should, in addition to optimal diabetic control, involve screening for left ventricular dysfunction...
  4. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of patients with abnormal stress technetium Tc 99m sestamibi SPECT studies without significant coronary artery diameter stenoses
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Triemli Hospital, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Cardiol 26:521-4. 2003
    ..While the sensitivity of MIBI SPECT for detecting CAD has been reported to exceed 90%, the specificity ranges between 53-100%...
  5. ncbi request reprint Troponin as a risk factor for mortality in critically ill patients without acute coronary syndromes
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:2004-9. 2003
    ..We sought to assess the mechanism and prognostic value of elevated troponins in patients without acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Procedural complications following diagnostic coronary angiography are related to the operator's experience and the catheter size
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59:13-8. 2003
    ..The only predicting risk factors for major complications in coronary angiography were catheter size and body weight...
  7. doi request reprint Validation of a novel spiral mapping catheter for real-time recordings from the pulmonary veins during cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Heart Rhythm 10:241-6. 2013
    ..The Achieve mapping catheter allows real-time recordings from the pulmonary veins (PVs) during cryoballoon (CB) ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Association between heart rate recovery and severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    Micha T Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Sleep Med 9:753-61. 2008
    ..Heart rate recovery at 1min after exercise termination (HRR-1) is a marker of vagal tone. We hypothesized that patients with more severe OSAS would have a lower HRR-1, either due to the co-existing metabolic abnormalities or OSAS...
  9. ncbi request reprint N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and functional capacity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    Micha T Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Sleep Breath 12:7-16. 2008
    ..There is an association between higher NT-proBNP and lower peak VO(2), indicating that NT-proBNP is a marker of cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with OSAS. However, the association is too weak to be clinically useful...
  10. doi request reprint Continuous positive airway pressure improves exercise capacity and heart rate recovery in obstructive sleep apnea
    Micha T Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 132:75-83. 2009
    ..The effects of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) on these parameters in OSA patients are not well defined...
  11. ncbi request reprint Interpretation of erythropoietin levels in patients with various degrees of renal insufficiency and anemia
    Thomas Fehr
    Division of Nephrology, Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Kidney Int 66:1206-11. 2004
    ..Interpretation of serum erythropoietin levels in the context of renal insufficiency remains controversial and was addressed in this study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Integration of B-type natriuretic peptide levels with clinical data and exercise testing for predicting coronary artery disease
    Thomas Wolber
    Cardiovascular Center, Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Cardiol 98:764-7. 2006
    ..35 (95% CI 0.22 to 0.57). In conclusion, a diagnostic score combining exercise testing, clinical data, and serum BNP values at rest can distinguish patients with CAD from those without CAD with high accuracy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in mild heart failure: impact of the mode of exercise on established prognostic predictors
    Micha Tobias Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Cardiology 110:135-41. 2008
    ..However, treadmill exercise has been shown to elicit higher peak VO(2) values than bicycle exercise. We sought to assess whether the VE/VCO(2) slope and HRR in HF also depend on the exercise mode...
  14. ncbi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide kinetics and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in heart failure
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 120:391-8. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcome of acute myocarditis is independent of cardiac enzyme release
    Peter Ammann
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Triemli Hospital Zurich, 8063, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 89:217-22. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic value of initial measurements of creatine kinase (CK), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and myoglobin as regards late recovery of the left ventricular ejection fraction on follow-up...
  16. ncbi request reprint QT dispersion and heart rate variability in sudden death risk stratification in patients with ischemic heart disease
    Ina Bluzaite
    Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Medicina (Kaunas) 42:450-4. 2006
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  17. doi request reprint Phrenic nerve palsy during ablation of atrial fibrillation using a 28-mm cryoballoon catheter: predictors and prevention
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 36:47-54; discussion 54. 2013
    ..The purposes of this study were to determine whether predictors of phrenic nerve palsy (PNP) exist and to test whether a standardized ablation protocol may prevent PNP during cryoballoon (CB) ablation using the 28 mm CB...
  18. doi request reprint Cryoballoon versus radiofrequency catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: biomarkers of myocardial injury, recurrence rates, and pulmonary vein reconnection patterns
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Heart Rhythm 7:1770-6. 2010
    ..Cryoballoon ablation has emerged as a novel treatment strategy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  19. doi request reprint Incidence, clinical predictors, and prognostic impact of worsening renal function in elderly patients with chronic heart failure on intensive medical therapy
    Micha T Maeder
    Cardiology Division, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Am Heart J 163:407-14, 414.e1. 2012
    ..Incidence, predictors, and prognostic impact of worsening renal function (WRF) in elderly patients with chronic heart failure (HF) undergoing intensive contemporary medical therapy are unknown...
  20. doi request reprint Anatomical predictors for acute and mid-term success of cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation using the 28 mm balloon
    Sven Knecht
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:132-8. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify anatomical predictors for CB-PVI failure using the 28 mm balloon...
  21. ncbi request reprint Right atrial pacing impairs cardiac function during resynchronization therapy: acute effects of DDD pacing compared to VDD pacing
    Alain Bernheim
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1482-7. 2005
    ..We aimed to compare the hemodynamic effects of right-atrial-paced (DDD) and right-atrial-sensed (VDD) biventricular paced rhythm on cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  22. doi request reprint Effects of physical exercise on cardiac dyssynchrony in patients with impaired left ventricular function
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 13:839-44. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of exercise on dyssynchrony in patients with left ventricular dysfunction...
  23. ncbi request reprint A nomogram to select the optimal treadmill ramp protocol in subjects with high exercise capacity: validation and comparison with the Bruce protocol
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:16-23. 2006
    ..However, previous methods to determine individualized ramp rates and comparisons between ramp and standardized protocols have been limited to clinically referred populations...
  24. ncbi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with sepsis and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
    Micha Maeder
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Hospital of St Gallen, Switzerland
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:1164-7. 2005
  25. doi request reprint Clinical impact of screening for sleep related breathing disorders in atrial fibrillation
    David R Altmann
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 154:256-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify daytime symptoms in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with and without sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in chronic heart failure
    Christian Sticherling
    University Hospital Basel, Division of Cardiology, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:611-7. 2006
    ..Other fields of uncertainty, such as CRT in patients with atrial fibrillation or chronic right ventricular stimulation as well as the role of a back-up defibrillator will be discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Should routine echocardiography be performed in all patients with stroke?
    Thomas Wolber
    Cardiovascular Center, Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 16:1-7. 2007
    ..However, the value of routine use of echocardiography for this task remains controversial. We evaluated the diagnostic yield of echocardiography in unselected patients with acute ischemic stroke...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sepsis-associated myocardial dysfunction: diagnostic and prognostic impact of cardiac troponins and natriuretic peptides
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Chest 129:1349-66. 2006
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  29. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in dilated cardiomyopathy: impact of left ventricular function
    Beat A Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 108:26-30. 2006
    ..It has not been investigated if patients with a very poor left ventricular function (LVEF) could profit from an ICD...
  30. doi request reprint A delta wave in a healthy Swiss conscript: one does not always have to burn to learn
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Petersgraben 4, Basel, Switzerland
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:e93-5. 2010
    ..A second interesting finding not described before with this type of pathway was the occurrence of transient mechanical interruption of accessory pathway conduction...
  31. doi request reprint Successful management of a case of electrical storm due to invasive endocarditis
    Christoph Hottkowitz
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Can J Cardiol 28:245.e13-5. 2012
    ..This case highlights a rare but potentially fatal complication in patients with invasive endocarditis and the need for very careful clinical evaluation and monitoring of these patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Induction ovens and electromagnetic interference: what is the risk for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators?
    Christian Binggeli
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:399-401. 2005
    ..In conclusion, ICD patients can be reassured that EMI is unlikely to affect their devices if induction ovens are used in their kitchens...
  33. pmc Hypokalaemia and sudden cardiac death--lessons from implantable cardioverter defibrillators
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Emerg Med J 24:206-8. 2007
    ..Prompt recognition and correction of hypokalaemia is mandatory if such patients present to the emergency department...
  34. ncbi request reprint Transient left ventricular "hypertrophy" in a woman with meningoencephalitis
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Echocardiography 23:582-4. 2006
    ..The serial echocardiograms along with a positive cardiac troponin led to the diagnosis of myocarditis, which can very rarely present with the echocardiographic picture of severe left ventricular thickening...
  35. ncbi request reprint Impact of a lead glass screen on scatter radiation to eyes and hands in interventional cardiologists
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:18-23. 2006
    ..504 vs. without TLGS 0.578 microSv/Gy x cm(2)). The consequent use of a TLGS efficiently reduces scatter radiation to the operator's eyes in daily practice, but has only minimal effects on the dose to the hands...
  36. ncbi request reprint Statin-induced immunomodulatory effects on human T cells in vivo
    Thomas Fehr
    Division of Nephrology, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Atherosclerosis 175:83-90. 2004
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  37. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics, sex hormones, and long-term follow-up in Swiss postmenopausal women presenting with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
    Roman Brenner
    Department of Cardiology, Cantonal Hospital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Clin Cardiol 35:340-7. 2012
    ..Preliminary data suggest that myocardial stunning might be provoked by estrogen deficiency...
  38. ncbi request reprint Bland-White-Garland syndrome in a 39-year-old mother
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Hospital of St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:1451-3. 2004
    ..The patient underwent an operation with the direct implantation of the left coronary artery into the ascending aorta. This less symptomatic course stands in contrast to the high risk for sudden death in untreated adults...
  39. doi request reprint Cryoballoon ablation for pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Michael Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:214-21. 2010
    ..The success rate of 71% after a 1-year follow-up is not higher when compared to radiofrequency ablation. Furthermore, data on long-term outcomes are lacking. Randomised comparisons with radiofrequency catheter ablation are needed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic spontaneous coronary artery dissection: incidence, diagnosis and treatment
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital of St Gallen, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 101:363-9. 2005
    ..Less is known about characteristics, treatment and follow-up of patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) without associated pregnancy or underlying atherosclerosis...
  41. doi request reprint Relevance of short-term variation of B-type natriuretic peptide in patients with clinically stable heart failure
    Micha Tobias Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:672-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical impact of this phenomenon...
  42. doi request reprint Complement factor concentrations in patients with acute myocardial infarction: time course and ability to predict left ventricular dysfunction
    Roman Brenner
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Biomark Med 8:247-58. 2014
    ..We aimed to evaluate the predictive value of complement factor concentrations for the occurrence of post-MI left ventricular (LV) dysfunction...
  43. doi request reprint Individualised PPI prescription in patients on combination antiplatelet therapy and upper gastrointestinal events after percutaneous coronary intervention: a cohort study
    Rahel Häuptle
    University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Wien Med Wochenschr 162:67-73. 2012
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  44. ncbi request reprint Comparison of costs and safety of a suture-mediated closure device with conventional manual compression after coronary artery interventions
    Hans Rickli
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 57:297-302. 2002
    ..Suture-mediated closure allows a reduction in hospitalization time, leading to significant cost savings due to decreased personnel and infrastructural demands. In addition, the use of SMC is safe and convenient to the patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Impact of the exercise mode on exercise capacity: bicycle testing revisited
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Chest 128:2804-11. 2005
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus-infected renal allograft recipients with liver biopsy and noninvasive parameters
    Thomas Fehr
    Division of Nephrology, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Kidney Dis 42:193-201. 2003
    ..Recently, a panel of serum fibrosis markers has been postulated to allow quantification of liver fibrosis by noninvasive means...
  47. ncbi request reprint Methadone-induced Torsade de pointes tachycardias
    Christian Sticherling
    University Hospital Basel, Div of Cardiology, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:282-5. 2005
    ..Before subjecting patients on methadone to other drugs, the QT-interval should be determined and it should be ascertained whether the new agent has the property to prolong the QT-interval or is metabolised by the cytochrome-P450 system...
  48. ncbi request reprint Elevation of B-type natriuretic peptide levels in acute respiratory distress syndrome
    Micha Maeder
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital of St Gallen, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 133:515-8. 2003
    ..Less is known about BNP in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis: clinical course and predictors of outcome
    David Conen
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2350-5. 2007
    ..This study sought to determine the clinical course and predictors of long-term outcome in patients with documented amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Induction ovens and electromagnetic interference: what is the risk for patients with implanted pacemakers?
    Hans Rickli
    Division of Cardiology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1494-7. 2003
    ..The programmed parameters remained unchanged after the study. In conclusion, this study shows no EMI risk of an induction oven in patients with bipolar or right-sided unipolar pacemakers...
  51. ncbi request reprint A young renal transplant recipient with unexplained resting sinus tachycardia, hypertension and beta-blocker resistance
    Thomas Fehr
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kantonsspital, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:1646-9. 2004
  52. ncbi request reprint Kidney at risk: 11-year course of renal artery stenosis
    Thomas Fehr
    Division of Nephrology, Kantonsspital St Gallen, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 18:443-4. 2003
  53. ncbi request reprint Long-term results after acute percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock
    Peter Ammann
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 82:127-31. 2002
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Fever and night sweats in a 22-year-old man with a mediastinal mass involving the heart
    Micha Maeder
    Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hospital of St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
    Chest 124:2006-9. 2003
  55. doi request reprint Changes in BNP and QTc for prediction of sudden death in heart failure
    Micha T Maeder
    Cardiology Division, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Rorschacherstrasse 95, CH 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    Future Cardiol 9:317-20. 2013
    ..Further studies are required to evaluate whether novel markers besides LVEF and NYHA class alone (e.g., biomarkers and cardiac MRI) will allow a more accurate selection of patients with chronic HF who need an ICD...
  56. pmc Raised cardiac troponins
    Peter Ammann
    BMJ 328:1028-9. 2004
  57. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization in severe heart failure and left bundle branch block: a single center experience
    Peter Ammann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 134:277-82. 2004
    ..To assess the feasibility and longterm outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with impaired left ventricular function (LVEF <35%), left bundle branch block (QRS >120 ms) and dyspnoea NYHA 0 III at a single centre...
  58. doi request reprint [Drug induced QT prolongation]
    David Altmann
    Fachbereich Kardiologie Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 120:128-35. 2008
    ..QT prolongation in individual medical therapy is not always predictable. Therefore, updated lists of drugs with the potential of QT prolongation are available on the Internet (e.g. www.qtdrugs.org )...