B Meier

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Randomised comparison of titanium-nitride-oxide coated stents with bare metal stents: five year follow-up of the TiNOX trial
    Aris Moschovitis
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    EuroIntervention 6:63-8. 2010
  2. pmc Randomized clinical trial comparing percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder with medical treatment in patients with cryptogenic embolism (PC-Trial): rationale and design
    Ahmed A Khattab
    Cardiology Department, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Trials 12:56. 2011
  3. pmc Thoracic radionecrosis following repeated cardiac catheterization
    Borut Banic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Inselspital, University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiol Res Pract 2011:201839. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Ad hoc percutaneous left atrial appendage closure
    Fabian Nietlispach
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:683-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic embolism
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 368:1083-91. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Death by patent foramen ovale in a soccer player
    Thomas Pilgrim
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:162-4. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Left main coronary stent positioning using rapid transcoronary pacing
    Crochan J O'Sullivan
    Professor and Chairman of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:E4-7. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Accidental closure of the left upper pulmonary vein with an Amplatzer atrial septal defect occluder
    Fabien Praz
    Professor and Chairman of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 24:E219-21. 2012
  9. pmc Secondary stroke prevention: patent foramen ovale, aortic plaque, and carotid stenosis
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 33:705-13, 713a, 713b. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Long-term propensity score-matched comparison of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale with medical treatment after paradoxical embolism
    Andreas Wahl
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 125:803-12. 2012

Detail Information

Publications134 found, 100 shown here

  1. doi request reprint Randomised comparison of titanium-nitride-oxide coated stents with bare metal stents: five year follow-up of the TiNOX trial
    Aris Moschovitis
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    EuroIntervention 6:63-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of these patients over five years...
  2. pmc Randomized clinical trial comparing percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder with medical treatment in patients with cryptogenic embolism (PC-Trial): rationale and design
    Ahmed A Khattab
    Cardiology Department, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Trials 12:56. 2011
    ..The PC-Trial was set up to compare endovascular closure and best medical treatment for prevention of recurrent events...
  3. pmc Thoracic radionecrosis following repeated cardiac catheterization
    Borut Banic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Inselspital, University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Radiol Res Pract 2011:201839. 2011
    ..A radical debridement was performed including removal of a partially necrotic 4th rib. The defect was closed with a latissimus dorsi transposition flap. Our findings are compared with the literature reports...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ad hoc percutaneous left atrial appendage closure
    Fabian Nietlispach
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:683-6. 2013
    ..To investigate the feasibility of ad hoc left atrial appendage (LAA) closure in patients in atrial fibrillation...
  5. doi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic embolism
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 368:1083-91. 2013
    ..We investigated whether closure is superior to medical therapy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Death by patent foramen ovale in a soccer player
    Thomas Pilgrim
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:162-4. 2013
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Left main coronary stent positioning using rapid transcoronary pacing
    Crochan J O'Sullivan
    Professor and Chairman of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, Bern University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 25:E4-7. 2013
    ..We describe the use of rapid transcoronary pacing to aid precise placement of a stent in the left main coronary artery bifurcation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Accidental closure of the left upper pulmonary vein with an Amplatzer atrial septal defect occluder
    Fabien Praz
    Professor and Chairman of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 24:E219-21. 2012
    ..Various medical conditions have been associated with pulmonary vein stenosis including dyspnea on exertion or at rest, cough, and hemoptysis. However, there were no short- or long-term symptoms in this patient...
  9. pmc Secondary stroke prevention: patent foramen ovale, aortic plaque, and carotid stenosis
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 33:705-13, 713a, 713b. 2012
    ..Antiplatelet agents in asymptomatic and surgical endarterectomy in symptomatic patients or highly ulcerated lesions are the treatment of choice. Stenting with protection devices was shown competitive in selected patients...
  10. doi request reprint Long-term propensity score-matched comparison of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale with medical treatment after paradoxical embolism
    Andreas Wahl
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 125:803-12. 2012
    ..Differences in long-term clinical outcome were investigated among patients with percutaneous PFO closure and those who received medical treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Frugal coronary angioplasty, still an option after 30 years
    Bernhard Meier
    Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital, 3010, Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 20:E97-101. 2008
  12. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus eluting stent: a new era in interventional cardiology?
    Stephan Windecker
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Curr Pharm Des 9:1077-94. 2003
    ..In addition, sirolimus eluting stents hold great promise to effectively prevent restenosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Frugal coronary angioplasty: a case for the simple approach
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 62:218-20. 2004
  14. ncbi request reprint Drug-eluting stents: the next chapter of the coronary stent saga
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Am Heart Hosp J 5:173-6. 2007
  15. pmc Plaque sealing by coronary angioplasty
    B Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 90:1395-8. 2004
  16. doi request reprint Coil closure of residual shunt after Amplatzer PFO occlusion
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 77:720-1. 2011
    ..Six months after closure with a 25 mm Amplatzer PFO occluder there was a significant residual shunt at transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). A coil was implanted and TEE 4 months later showed complete closure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Five French versus 6 French PCI: a case control study of efficacy, safety and outcome
    Roby D Rakhit
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 14:670-4. 2002
    ..006). We conclude that the use of 5 Fr guiding catheters is effective and safe in unselected patients undergoing PCI and may even confer certain advantages. The 5 Fr approach can be recommended for routine interventional practice...
  18. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular pacing for bradycardia in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Switzerland University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 62:31. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion with Amplatzer devices to obviate anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Bernhard Meier
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 60:417-22. 2003
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint The smaller they come
    Bernhard Meier
    Professor of Cardiology, Chairman, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, CH 3010, Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 15:12. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Contemporary management of patent foramen ovale
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University of Bern, University Hospital, Berrn, Switzerland
    Circulation 107:5-9. 2003
  22. doi request reprint [Computed tomography in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease--contra]
    B Meier
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Kardiologie, Universitatsspital, Inselspital, Bern
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 133:643. 2008
  23. doi request reprint Coronary stenting through 4 French diagnostic catheter
    Bernhard Meier
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:122-4. 2012
    ..A first case of coronary stent implantation through a 4 French diagnostic catheter is described...
  24. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting coronary stents in small vessels
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Am Heart J 151:1019.e1-7. 2006
    ..75 mm, length range > or = 15 to < or = 30 mm) 8 months after the implantation of a sirolimus-eluting stent with that of similar vessels with the same drug-eluting stent or a bare stent of the SIRIUS study (historical controls)...
  25. ncbi request reprint The history of angioplasty therapy for acute myocardial infarction: buried alive but still kicking?
    B Meier
    Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Semin Interv Cardiol 4:3-10. 1999
    ..The role of primary angioplasty is the more important the larger the infarction. However, in small infarctions but also in protracted cardiogenic shock it may be wasted, but so is any other aggressive treatment...
  26. ncbi request reprint The current and future state of interventional cardiology: a critical appraisal
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Cardiology 106:174-89. 2006
    ..Stem cell regeneration of vessels or heart muscle, on the other hand, may remain a dream never to come true...
  27. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic atrial septal defect, erosion of the septum primum after device closure of a patent foramen ovale as a new medical entity
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 68:165-8. 2006
    ..They are clinically silent and benign and require echocardiography for detection. A second device solved the problem in the cases described...
  28. ncbi request reprint See one, do many, keep being taught
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:25-6. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint (Active) stents are no panacea, a déjà-vu
    Bernhard Meier
    Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 28:653-4. 2007
  30. pmc Closure of patent foramen ovale: technique, pitfalls, complications, and follow up
    B Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Centre Bern, University Hospital Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 91:444-8. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Frequency distribution of collateral flow and factors influencing collateral channel development. Functional collateral channel measurement in 450 patients with coronary artery disease
    T Pohl
    Division of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center of Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:1872-8. 2001
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Coronary collateral quantitation in patients with coronary artery disease using intravascular flow velocity or pressure measurements
    C Seiler
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:1272-9. 1998
    ..This study evaluated two methods for the quantitative measurement of collaterals using intracoronary (IC) blood flow velocity or pressure measurements...
  33. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous intracoronary velocity- and pressure-derived assessment of adenosine-induced collateral hemodynamics in patients with one- to two-vessel coronary artery disease
    C Seiler
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 34:1985-94. 1999
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Functional assessment of collaterals in the human coronary circulation
    C Seiler
    Cardiology, University Hospital, Berne, Switzerland
    Semin Interv Cardiol 3:13-20. 1998
    ..The purpose of this article is to review several clinically available methods for the functional characterization of the coronary collateral circulation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic stimulation using the cold pressor test increases coronary collateral flow
    S F de Marchi
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 131:351-6. 2001
    ..The collateral-flow-increasing effect of CPT is comparable to the recruitment effect of the occlusion itself. This may reflect a coronary collateral vasodilation mediated by the sympathetic nervous system...
  36. ncbi request reprint Promotion of collateral growth by granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor in patients with coronary artery disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    C Seiler
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 104:2012-7. 2001
    ..Experimentally, activated macrophages have been documented to induce vascular proliferation...
  37. pmc Influence on collateral flow of recanalising chronic total coronary occlusions: a case-control study
    T Pohl
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre Bern, University Hospital, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 86:438-43. 2001
    ..A later decrease in collateral flow by involution of collateral channels cannot be excluded by this study but has not been reported so far...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evolution of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in Europe from 1992-1996
    W Maier
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 22:1733-40. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: An overall increase in PTCAs at an annual rate between 15 and 25% was observed. The wide variation in the use of PTCA in Europe appears to be dependent mostly on economic factors and national health care policies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and size of directly detected patent foramen ovale in migraine with aura
    M Schwerzmann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Neurology 65:1415-8. 2005
    ..The anatomy and size of these right-to-left shunts have never been directly assessed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale in symptomatic patients
    A Wahl
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Interv Cardiol 14:203-9. 2001
    ..The procedure appears a promising therapeutic modality for secondary prevention of recurrent embolism in patients with PFO. Randomized trials must define its therapeutic value...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prognosis after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for paradoxical embolism
    A Wahl
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    Neurology 57:1330-2. 2001
    ..3; 95% CI 1.3 to 21.0; p = 0.02). Randomized trials comparing medical treatment with percutaneous PFO closure in the prevention of recurrent embolism are in progress...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impact of vessel size on outcome after implantation of sirolimus-eluting and paclitaxel-eluting stents: a subgroup analysis of the SIRTAX trial
    Mario Togni
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1123-31. 2007
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint [Cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale]
    S Windecker
    Inselspital Bern, Universitatsspital, Bern
    Ther Umsch 60:553-61. 2003
    ..Currently, randomised clinical studies compare medical treatment with closure of patent foramen ovale to determine the most effective treatment strategy in this patient population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Long-term results after fluoroscopy-guided closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism
    A Wahl
    Cardiology Department, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 94:336-41. 2008
    ..To carry out long-term follow-up after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in patients with cryptogenic stroke...
  45. pmc Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale: impact of device design on safety and efficacy
    M Schwerzmann
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre Bern, University Hospital Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 90:186-90. 2004
    ..To compare the safety and efficacy of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) with the Amplatzer PFO occluder (Amplatzer) or the PFO STAR device (STAR) in patients with presumed paradoxical embolism...
  46. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale reduces the frequency of migraine attacks
    M Schwerzmann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Neurology 62:1399-401. 2004
    ..2 +/- 0.7 vs 0.4 +/- 0.4 per month; p = 0.006). PFO closure did not have an effect on headache frequency in patients with nonmigraine headaches (1.4 +/- 0.9 vs 1.0 +/- 0.9 per month; p = NS)...
  47. pmc Washout collaterometry: a new method of assessing collaterals using angiographic contrast clearance during coronary occlusion
    C Seiler
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre Bern, University Hospital, Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 86:540-6. 2001
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint [Non-surgical closure of patent ductus arteriosus: acute and long-term results]
    T Chatterjee
    Kardiologie, Universitatsspital, Bern
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 130:664-70. 2000
    ..5% per year) and the potential development of congestive heart failure or pulmonary hypertension...
  49. ncbi request reprint Direct intracoronary evidence of collateral steal in humans
    C Seiler
    Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 96:4261-7. 1997
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of steal in patients with a wide range of collateral supply to a vascular area of interest and to assess whether steal is associated with the amount of collateral flow...
  50. ncbi request reprint Local vascular dysfunction after coronary paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation
    Mario Togni
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 120:212-20. 2007
    ..However, long-term effects of paclitaxel on vascular function are unknown. The purpose of the present study was to assess coronary vasomotor response to exercise after paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation...
  51. pmc Efficacy of drug eluting stents in patients with and without diabetes mellitus: indirect comparison of controlled trials
    C Stettler
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 92:650-7. 2006
    ..To examine whether polymer based coronary stents eluting sirolimus or paclitaxel are equally effective in patients with and without diabetes...
  52. ncbi request reprint Decreased rate of coronary restenosis after lowering of plasma homocysteine levels
    G Schnyder
    Division of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital
    N Engl J Med 345:1593-600. 2001
    ..We designed this study to evaluate the effect of lowering plasma homocysteine levels on restenosis after coronary angioplasty...
  53. pmc Quantitative contrast echocardiographic assessment of collateral derived myocardial perfusion during elective coronary angioplasty
    S F de Marchi
    Swiss Cardiovascular Centre Bern, University Hospital, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 86:324-9. 2001
    ..66). CONCLUSIONS: Collateral derived perfusion of myocardial areas at risk can be demonstrated using intracoronary echo contrast injections. The peak echo contrast effect is directly related to the magnitude of collateral flow...
  54. ncbi request reprint Do beta-adrenergic blocking agents increase coronary flow reserve?
    M Billinger
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:1866-71. 2001
    ..Thus, the effect of metoprolol on coronary flow reserve and coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) was determined in patients with CAD...
  55. ncbi request reprint Coronary collateral function long after drug-eluting stent implantation
    Pascal Meier
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:15-20. 2007
    ..This study was designed to compare coronary collateral function in patients after bare-metal stent (BMS) or drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation...
  56. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting stents associated with paradoxic coronary vasoconstriction
    Mario Togni
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:231-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess coronary vasomotor response to exercise after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) implantation...
  57. pmc Influence of diabetes mellitus on coronary collateral flow: an answer to an old controversy
    R Zbinden
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 91:1289-93. 2005
    ..To determine the influence of diabetes mellitus on coronary collateral flow by accurate means of collateral flow measurement in a large population with variable degrees of coronary artery disease...
  58. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of complications after transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale
    P A Berdat
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern and the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 120:1034-9. 2000
    ..However, this procedure may be unsuccessful or complicated and requires surgical treatment...
  59. ncbi request reprint Iron heart
    Rolf Vogel
    University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:134. 2006
  60. ncbi request reprint Coronary collateral flow in response to endurance exercise training
    Rainer Zbinden
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:250-7. 2007
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Stent thrombosis following bare-metal stent implantation: success of emergency percutaneous coronary intervention and predictors of adverse outcome
    Peter Wenaweser
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 26:1180-7. 2005
    ..To investigate the efficacy and outcome of emergency percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients with stent thrombosis...
  62. ncbi request reprint Incomplete stent apposition and very late stent thrombosis after drug-eluting stent implantation
    Stephane Cook
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 115:2426-34. 2007
    ..The present study investigated differences of the stented segment between patients with and without very late stent thrombosis with the use of intravascular ultrasound...
  63. pmc Drug eluting and bare metal stents in people with and without diabetes: collaborative network meta-analysis
    Christoph Stettler
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    BMJ 337:a1331. 2008
    ..To compare the effectiveness and safety of three types of stents (sirolimus eluting, paclitaxel eluting, and bare metal) in people with and without diabetes mellitus...
  64. ncbi request reprint Stent thrombosis is associated with an impaired response to antiplatelet therapy
    Peter Wenaweser
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1748-52. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate the response to antiplatelet therapy in patients with stent thrombosis (ST)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Deleterious effect of coronary brachytherapy on vasomotor response to exercise
    Mario Togni
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 110:135-40. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to determine the vasomotor response after brachytherapy and to assess its influence on vasomotion during exercise...
  66. ncbi request reprint Physiologically assessed coronary collateral flow and adverse cardiac ischemic events: a follow-up study in 403 patients with coronary artery disease
    Michael Billinger
    Division of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:1545-50. 2002
    ..We sought to evaluate whether coronary collateral flow is clinically relevant for future cardiac ischemic events...
  67. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced human coronary collateral function: quantitative assessment during acute coronary occlusions
    Tilmann Pohl
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Cardiology 100:53-60. 2003
    ..0001); start: 0.18 +/- 0.12 vs. 0.22 +/- 0.13, respectively (p = 0.01); end of occlusion: 0.21 +/- 0.14 vs. 0.25 +/- 0.14, respectively (p = 0.007)...
  68. doi request reprint Patent foramen ovale and ventricular septal defect closure
    A Wahl
    Swiss Cardiovascular Centre Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Heart 95:70-82. 2009
    ..The history, technique and clinical role of percutaneous PFO and VSD closure are discussed, with emphasis on current problems and future developments...
  69. doi request reprint Prevention of stroke in patients with patent foramen ovale
    H P Mattle
    Department of Neurology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Stroke 5:92-102. 2010
    ..Transcatheter device closure has therefore become an intriguing addition to medical treatment, but its therapeutic value still needs to be confirmed by randomised-controlled trials...
  70. ncbi request reprint The European Registry of Cardiac Catheter Interventions 1997
    W Maier
    University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 23:1903-7. 2002
  71. ncbi request reprint Outcome of elderly patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Peter Wenaweser
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 70:485-90. 2007
    ..To investigate the outcome of primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in elderly patients (>/=>/=75 years) with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
  72. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced coronary artery vasodilation is not impaired by stent placement
    Willibald Maier
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 105:2373-7. 2002
    ..Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine the vasomotion of stented coronary arteries and to assess its influence on the vasomotion of adjacent vessel segments during bicycle exercise...
  73. ncbi request reprint Implantation of a second closure device in patients with residual shunt after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale
    Markus Schwerzmann
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 63:490-5. 2004
    ..Therefore, implantation of a second closure device in patients with persistence of more than a residual shunt after percutaneous PFO closure appears safe and effective...
  74. ncbi request reprint Reciprocal relationship between left ventricular filling pressure and the recruitable human coronary collateral circulation
    Stefano F de Marchi
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 26:558-66. 2005
    ....
  75. doi request reprint Percutaneous closure of a postinfarction ventricular septal defect and an iatrogenic left ventricular free-wall perforation using two Amplatzer muscular VSD occluders
    Parham Eshtehardi
    Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:243-6. 2009
    ..Postinfarction percutaneous ventricular septal defect closure was initially complicated by an iatrogenic left ventricular free-wall perforation. Both defects were closed using two Amplatzer muscular VSD occluders during the same session...
  76. ncbi request reprint Coronary and peripheral artery remodeling in patients undergoing PTCA: An intracoronary and transcutaneous ultrasound study
    E Delacretaz
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 48:12-7. 1999
    ..Although increasingly popular, IMT of peripheral arteries may be of limited value as surrogate marker for the severity of coronary artery disease. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent. 48:12-17, 1999...
  77. ncbi request reprint Stent coating with titanium-nitride-oxide for reduction of neointimal hyperplasia
    S Windecker
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 104:928-33. 2001
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Combined percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty and atrial septal defect closure for pulmonary valvular stenosis and associated secundum atrial septal defect in an adult
    A Wahl
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 53:68-70. 2001
    ..We report a case of combined percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty and secundum atrial septal defect occlusion in an adult patient...
  79. ncbi request reprint Patent foramen ovale: pathophysiology and therapeutic options in symptomatic patients
    A Wahl
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Minerva Cardioangiol 49:403-11. 2001
    ..The present article discusses the pathophysiology of the PFO, and the advantages and drawbacks of the different therapeutic options available for symptomatic patients...
  80. ncbi request reprint Left heart bypass in the pig with a centrifugal pump using cannulae prepared for percutaneous placement
    B H Walpoth
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Int J Artif Organs 21:285-90. 1998
    ..This opens several possibilities for the short term support of patients in cardiogenic shock and eventually also for patients submitted to minimally invasive cardiac surgery...
  81. ncbi request reprint Successful repositioning of an Amplatzer duct occluder immediately after inadvertent embolization in the descending aorta
    Jean Pierre Pfammatter
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59:83-5. 2003
    ..It was possible to snare the device and bring it in its normal position in the aortic ductus ampulla. With a second snare, the recessed screw of the device could be caught and the device was successfully pulled back into the ductus...
  82. ncbi request reprint Emergency pacing during cardiac catheterization: it is all there already
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 61:501-2. 2004
  83. ncbi request reprint Outcomes associated with drug-eluting and bare-metal stents: a collaborative network meta-analysis
    Christoph Stettler
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Lancet 370:937-48. 2007
    ..Our aim was to compare the safety and effectiveness of these stents...
  84. ncbi request reprint Clinical and angiographic results after mechanical connection for distal anastomosis in coronary surgery
    Thierry Carrel
    Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1632-40. 2004
    ..We investigated the stainless steel clip system of St Jude Medical/Anastomotic Technology Group (Maple Grove, Minn) to connect saphenous vein grafts with coronary arteries...
  85. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effect of recruitable collaterals: a 10-year follow-up study in patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing quantitative collateral measurements
    Pascal Meier
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 116:975-83. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the impact on survival of quantitatively obtained, recruitable coronary collateral flow in patients with stable coronary artery disease during 10 years of follow-up...
  86. ncbi request reprint Pacman sign during device closure of the patent foramen ovale
    Bernhard Meier
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 60:221-3. 2003
    ..In an orthograde view, the cranial halves of the left and right atrial disks should appear like open jaws biting into the thick septum secundum reminding of arcade game figure Pacman about to gobble up a dot...
  87. doi request reprint Dual low response to acetylsalicylic acid and clopidogrel is associated with myonecrosis and stent thrombosis after coronary stent implantation
    Parham Eshtehardi
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Am Heart J 159:891-898.e1. 2010
    ..We sought to investigate whether patients with a low response (LR) to ASA or CLO are at increased risk for periprocedural and short-term ischemic events after coronary stent implantation...
  88. doi request reprint Device-less patent foramen ovale closure by radiofrequency thermal energy
    Nazan B Walpoth
    Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 138:108-13. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety and success of a system which uses radiofrequency energy (RFE) rather than a device for percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Is alcohol ablation of the septum associated with recurrent tachyarrhythmias?
    Sven Streit
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, University Hospital, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:660-8. 2007
    ..It was feared that iatrogenic myocardial infarction due to AA may induce re-entry tachyarrhythmias and increase sudden cardiac death...
  90. ncbi request reprint Is there functional collateral flow during vascular occlusion in angiographically normal coronary arteries?
    Kerstin Wustmann
    Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Circulation 107:2213-20. 2003
    ..Such preformed coronary collateral vessels could form the basis for subsequently developing protective natural bypasses in the presence of coronary artery disease...
  91. doi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for migraine headaches refractory to medical treatment
    Andreas Wahl
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:124-9. 2009
    ..We investigated the outcome of patients undergoing PFO closure solely for migraine headaches refractory to medical treatment...
  92. ncbi request reprint Interventional cardiology in Europe 1999
    Martin Rotter
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 24:1164-70. 2003
    ..Special interest focuses on relative increases and ratios in newer revascularization approaches and its distribution in different regions in Europe...
  93. doi request reprint Incidence and correlates of drug-eluting stent thrombosis in routine clinical practice. 4-year results from a large 2-institutional cohort study
    Peter Wenaweser
    Department of Cardiology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1134-40. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the risk of late stent thrombosis (ST) during long-term follow-up beyond 3 years, searched for predictors, and assessed the impact of ST on overall mortality...
  94. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale without echocardiographic guidance
    Peiman Jamshidi
    Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center Bern, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Indian Heart J 59:459-62. 2007
    ..A percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure procedure includes transesophageal or intracardiac echocardiographic guidance at many centers. We investigated the feasibility and complications of the PFO closure without echocardiography...
  95. ncbi request reprint Validation of six noninvasive Doppler methods for the assessment of left ventricular filling pressure
    Nils Kucher
    Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern, University Hospital, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Echocardiography 19:645-53. 2002
    ..Background: To date, no studies have evaluated which of the various available Doppler methods are most reliable in determining LVDP in a consecutive patient population with different cardiac diseases...
  96. ncbi request reprint Comparison of medical treatment with percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale in patients with cryptogenic stroke
    Stephan Windecker
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:750-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of medical treatment with percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Endovascular treatment of an internal iliac artery aneurysm using a nitinol vascular occlusion plug
    Nicolas Diehm
    Department of Vascular Medicine, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland
    J Endovasc Ther 12:616-9. 2005
    ..To report endovascular occlusion of an internal iliac artery (IIA) aneurysm with an Amplatz nitinol vascular occlusion plug...
  98. ncbi request reprint Collateral-flow measurements in humans by myocardial contrast echocardiography: validation of coronary pressure-derived collateral-flow assessment
    Rolf Vogel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 27:157-65. 2006
    ..The aims of this human study are (i) to test whether measurements of collateral-derived MBF by MCE are feasible during elective angioplasty and (ii) to validate the concept of pressure-derived collateral-flow assessment...
  99. ncbi request reprint Emergent mechanical and electrical guidewire pacing of the right ventricle for aystole in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
    Rolf Vogel
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, 3000
    J Invasive Cardiol 17:490. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting and paclitaxel-eluting stents for coronary revascularization
    Stephan Windecker
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 353:653-62. 2005
    ..Sirolimus-eluting stents and paclitaxel-eluting stents, as compared with bare-metal stents, reduce the risk of restenosis. It is unclear whether there are differences in safety and efficacy between the two types of drug-eluting stents...
  101. doi request reprint Transseptal puncture for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation after device closure of patent foramen ovale
    Ruzbeh Zaker-Shahrak
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 71:551-2. 2008
    ..The technique of transseptal puncture for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation after percutaneous closure of a foramen ovale with the Amplatzer Occluder is demonstrated based on 2 representative cases...