C Sticherling

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of verapamil and ibutilide on atrial fibrillation and postfibrillation atrial refractoriness
    Christian Sticherling
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:151-7. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and atrial fibrillation in a patient with a coronary sinus diverticulum
    Robert Blank
    Division of Cardiology, University of Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Circulation 115:e469-71. 2007
  3. pmc Introduction of new industry standards for cardiac implantable electronic devices: balancing benefits and unexpected risks
    Christian Sticherling
    Department of Cardiology, The University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 14:1081-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint A plea for delivery of high-voltage shocks during implantable cardioverter-defibrillator replacement or system upgrade
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Can J Cardiol 28:611.e5-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Thrombo-embolic occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery complicating left atrial radiofrequency ablation
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 11:117-8. 2009
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac resynchronization therapy in chronic heart failure]
    C Sticherling
    Kardiologie, Universitatsspital Basel
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 96:421-2. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of acute and long-term effects of single-dose amiodarone and verapamil for the treatment of immediate recurrences of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic cardioversion
    Christian Sticherling
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 7:546-53. 2005
  9. 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
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of a novel, single-lead atrial sensing system with a dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system in patients without antibradycardia pacing indications: results of a randomized study
    Christian Sticherling
    University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:56-63. 2011

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of verapamil and ibutilide on atrial fibrillation and postfibrillation atrial refractoriness
    Christian Sticherling
    Department of Internal Medicine II, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:151-7. 2002
    ..This study compared the effects of verapamil and ibutilide on AF cycle length (AFCL), atrial ERP, and susceptibility to recurrent AF...
  2. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and atrial fibrillation in a patient with a coronary sinus diverticulum
    Robert Blank
    Division of Cardiology, University of Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Circulation 115:e469-71. 2007
  3. pmc Introduction of new industry standards for cardiac implantable electronic devices: balancing benefits and unexpected risks
    Christian Sticherling
    Department of Cardiology, The University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 14:1081-6. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint A plea for delivery of high-voltage shocks during implantable cardioverter-defibrillator replacement or system upgrade
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Can J Cardiol 28:611.e5-6. 2012
    ..We therefore caution against the wholesale abandonment of high-voltage shock testing in patients with pre-existing implanted leads...
  5. doi request reprint Thrombo-embolic occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery complicating left atrial radiofrequency ablation
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 11:117-8. 2009
    ..We report a case of thrombo-embolic occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery complicating left atrial radiofrequency ablation in a patient with factor V Leyden mutation and a prior episode of pulmonary embolism...
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac resynchronization therapy in chronic heart failure]
    C Sticherling
    Kardiologie, Universitatsspital Basel
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 96:421-2. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of acute and long-term effects of single-dose amiodarone and verapamil for the treatment of immediate recurrences of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic cardioversion
    Christian Sticherling
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 7:546-53. 2005
    ..Amiodarone and verapamil have been employed to treat immediate recurrences of AF (IRAF) after cardioversion. This study compares the efficacy of these agents for the treatment of IRAF...
  9. 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...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of a novel, single-lead atrial sensing system with a dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system in patients without antibradycardia pacing indications: results of a randomized study
    Christian Sticherling
    University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:56-63. 2011
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the novel A+-ICD and a conventional dual-chamber (DR)-ICD...
  11. ncbi request reprint [Sudden cardiac death: who benefits from an implantable defibrillator?]
    C Sticherling
    Kardiologie, Universitatsspital Basel
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 94:869-73. 2005
  12. ncbi request reprint Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia presenting as right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 7:345-7. 2005
    ..An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) was implanted and an appropriate shock was later delivered...
  13. doi request reprint Remote monitoring of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices: prerequisite or luxury?
    Christian Sticherling
    University Hospital Basel, Division of Cardiology, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:596-601. 2009
    ..Future studies are needed to determine how to best allocate this new technology in a cost-effective manner...
  14. pmc Implantation of a biventricular defibrillator system in a patient with persistent left and absent right superior vena cava
    C Sticherling
    Heart 92:1424. 2006
  15. doi request reprint Characterization and financial impact of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients without interventions 5 years after implantation
    T Reichlin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    QJM 104:849-57. 2011
    ..However, data on how many ICD patients indeed receive appropriate ICD therapy during long-term follow-up is scarce...
  16. doi request reprint Therapy with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in patients with coronary artery disease and dilated cardiomyopathy: benefits and disadvantages
    B Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:647-53. 2009
    ..During long term follow-up inappropriate shocks, lead complications, premature battery depletion and anxiety are some of the most significant problems for an ICD patient...
  17. doi request reprint Cardiological diagnostic work-up in stroke patients--a comprehensive study of test results and therapeutic implications
    B Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Neurol 16:268-73. 2009
    ..Comprehensive data on yield of tests, especially on consequences taken from positive test results, are scanty...
  18. 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...
  19. 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)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Holter monitoring for syncope: diagnostic yield in different patient groups and impact on device implantation
    M Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, Basel, Switzerland
    QJM 100:771-7. 2007
    ..Holter monitoring is routinely used in patients referred for the evaluation of syncope, but its diagnostic value in different patient groups is unclear, as is its impact on device implantation (pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator)...
  21. doi request reprint Routine echocardiography after radiofrequency ablation: to flog a dead horse?
    Beat Andreas Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 11:155-7. 2009
    ..One major complication is pericardial effusion-tamponade. Therefore, many centres perform echocardiography after interventions, but data on necessity of such routine procedures are scarce...
  22. doi request reprint Superior vena cava stenosis after radiofrequency catheter ablation for electrical isolation of the superior vena cava
    Michael Kuhne
    From the Division of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:e36-8. 2010
    ..Noncircumferential lesion sets for SVC isolation to reduce ablation times may be preferred. (PACE 2010; e36-e38)...
  23. doi request reprint [Device therapy in chronic heart failure]
    Beat A Schaer
    Kardiologie, Universitatsspital Basel
    Ther Umsch 68:89-93. 2011
    ..Besides optimal drug therapy, cardiac resynchronisation therapy offers a further therapy option for selected patients. Additional ICD implantation should be evaluated as well to prevent sudden cardiac death...
  24. 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)...
  25. doi request reprint Longevity of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, influencing factors, and comparison to industry-projected longevity
    Beat Andreas Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Heart Rhythm 6:1737-43. 2009
    ..However, only limited independent data on the longevity of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are available...
  26. doi request reprint Effect of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator on left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Beat Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Cardiol 106:1640-5. 2010
    ..These findings could be the basis for additional risk stratification tools...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. doi request reprint Close connection between improvement in left ventricular function by cardiac resynchronization therapy and the incidence of arrhythmias in cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator patients
    Beat A Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:1325-32. 2010
    ..The hypothesis was that patients who experienced a marked improvement in EF also had fewer appropriate defibrillator interventions...
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Death without prior appropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy: a competing risk study
    Michael T Koller
    University Hospital Basel, Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Circulation 117:1918-26. 2008
    ..Competing death without prior appropriate ICD therapy might preclude benefit from ICD implantation in a less selected routine-care population...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Value of VDD-pacing systems in patients with atrioventricular block: experience over a decade
    Beat Andreas Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 122:239-43. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial comparing two different approaches of pacemaker selection
    M Kuhne
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Europace 9:1185-90. 2007
    ..The aim is to show that a tailored approach (TA) with arrhythmia-specific pacemaker selection was equal to a standard approach (SA) regarding quality of life (QoL) at lower costs...
  35. ncbi request reprint Impact of contemporary emergency percutaneous coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction on length of hospital stay
    B A Schaer
    Clinic for Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:363-7. 2007
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the impact of PCI on outcome and length of hospital stay after MI compared to that in the thrombolysis era...
  36. 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint Role of coronary angiography before radiofrequency ablation in patients presenting with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
    Marc Dorenkamp
    Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany, and the Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 12:137-44. 2007
    ..Routine coronary angiography cannot be recommended in patients with PSVT unless routine evaluation outside episodes of tachycardia suggests the presence of significant CAD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy in a contemporary Swiss population
    Annina Vischer
    Department of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Acta Cardiol 64:347-50. 2009
    ..Aims were both the determination of current mortality rates and the improvement of left ventricular function over time with regard to different baseline factors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Adjustments of heart failure medication after implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator
    L Hitz
    Department of Cardiology, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Minerva Med 103:361-7. 2012
    ..We determined the number of patients on a specific drug, the percentages of recommended target doses of the drugs the patients were on and their evolution over time...
  40. doi request reprint Optimization of imaging before pulmonary vein isolation by radiofrequency ablation: breath-held ungated versus ECG/breath-gated MRA
    C Allgayer
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur Radiol 18:2879-84. 2008
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Drug-eluting versus bare-metal stents in large coronary arteries
    Christoph Kaiser
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    N Engl J Med 363:2310-9. 2010
    ..We sought to confirm this observation and to assess whether this increase in risk was also seen with second-generation drug-eluting stents...
  42. ncbi request reprint What are the professional and logistic demands to appropriately follow patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?
    B A Schaer
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Intern Med 260:88-92. 2006
    ..To determine events during follow-up of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) and the specific experience cardiologists need for trouble-shooting...
  43. doi request reprint Use of the CHADS2 risk score to guide antithrombotic treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation--room for improvement
    David R Altmann
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 140:73-7. 2010
    ..Antithrombotic treatment (AT) is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), except for those with lone AF or contraindications...
  44. 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)...
  45. doi request reprint Necessity for surgical revision of defibrillator leads implanted long-term: causes and management
    Jens Eckstein
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Circulation 117:2727-33. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and causes of lead malfunction necessitating surgical revision and to evaluate 2 approaches to treat lead malfunction...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effect of atrial fibrillation duration on probability of immediate recurrence after transthoracic cardioversion
    Hakan Oral
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0311, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:182-5. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of verapamil and ibutilide for the suppression of immediate recurrences of atrial fibrillation after transthoracic cardioversion
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 7:155-60. 2002
    ..This study compared the efficacy of verapamil and ibutilide in preventing an immediate recurrence of atrial fibrillation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ventricular tachycardia in an ice-hockey player after a blunt chest trauma
    Beat Schaer
    Int J Cardiol 114:378-9. 2007
    ..An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator was implanted. The pathophysiological background of tachycardias after a blunt chest trauma and its management are discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of single versus dual chamber electrograms recorded from an implantable defibrillator
    Michael H Kim
    Section of Cardiology, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, 1653 W Congress Parkway, Room 983 Jelke, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:49-53. 2003
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Effects of diltiazem and esmolol on cycle length and spontaneous conversion of atrial fibrillation
    Christian Sticherling
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin, Free University of Berlin, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 7:81-8. 2002
    ..This study compared the effects of intravenous diltiazem and esmolol on the cycle length and conversion rate of pacing-induced atrial fibrillation...