F Berger

Summary

Affiliation: Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Initial clinical results with the Amplatzer septal occluder--a self-centering double disc for occlusion of atrial septal defects]
    F Berger
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler und Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
    Z Kardiol 87:185-90. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of large atrial septal defects with the Amplatzer Septal Occluder: technical overkill or recommendable alternative treatment?
    F Berger
    Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Klinik für Angeborene Herzfehler, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Interv Cardiol 14:63-7. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint [Options for interventional heart catheterization in congenital heart disease]
    F Berger
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
    Ther Umsch 58:99-104. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint [Interventional occlusion of atrial septum defects larter than 20 mm in diameter]
    F Berger
    Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie Augustenburger Platz 1 13353 Berlin
    Z Kardiol 89:1119-25. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure as standard treatment for most interatrial defects: experience in 200 patients treated with the Amplatzer Septal Occluder
    F Berger
    Klinik für Angeborene Herzfehler, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
    Cardiol Young 9:468-73. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of results and complications of surgical and Amplatzer device closure of atrial septal defects
    F Berger
    Klinik für Angeborene Herzfehler und Klinik für Herz, Thorax und Gefasschirurgie, Deutsches Herzzentrum, Berlin, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 118:674-8; discussion 678-80. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Optimal conduit size for extracardiac Fontan operation
    V Alexi-Meskishvili
    Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, German Heart Institute Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 18:690-5. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Late-diastolic forward flow in the aorta induced by left atrial contraction
    P Ewert
    Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 13:866-8. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects under echocardiographic guidance without X-ray: initial experiences
    P Ewert
    Department of Congenital Heart Defects, German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Cardiol Young 9:136-40. 1999
  10. doi request reprint Caval flow reflects Fontan hemodynamics: quantification by magnetic resonance imaging
    S Ovroutski
    Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin German Heart Institute Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13533, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 101:133-8. 2012

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint [Initial clinical results with the Amplatzer septal occluder--a self-centering double disc for occlusion of atrial septal defects]
    F Berger
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler und Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
    Z Kardiol 87:185-90. 1998
    ..Mean Qp:Qs was 1.5 (0.9-2.2). During a mean follow-up period of 2.1 months post implantation fixed seating of the ASO without residual shunt, arrhythmias, thrombembolic events and impairment of A-V valves was observed in all patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of large atrial septal defects with the Amplatzer Septal Occluder: technical overkill or recommendable alternative treatment?
    F Berger
    Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Klinik für Angeborene Herzfehler, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    J Interv Cardiol 14:63-7. 2001
    ..Final judgement, however, is only possible after long-term follow-up...
  3. ncbi request reprint [Options for interventional heart catheterization in congenital heart disease]
    F Berger
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
    Ther Umsch 58:99-104. 2001
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint [Interventional occlusion of atrial septum defects larter than 20 mm in diameter]
    F Berger
    Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie Augustenburger Platz 1 13353 Berlin
    Z Kardiol 89:1119-25. 2000
    ..We report our clinical experience in closing ASD with a diameter larger than 20 mm diameter with the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure as standard treatment for most interatrial defects: experience in 200 patients treated with the Amplatzer Septal Occluder
    F Berger
    Klinik für Angeborene Herzfehler, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
    Cardiol Young 9:468-73. 1999
    ..Final judgement, however, is only possible after long-term follow-up...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of results and complications of surgical and Amplatzer device closure of atrial septal defects
    F Berger
    Klinik für Angeborene Herzfehler und Klinik für Herz, Thorax und Gefasschirurgie, Deutsches Herzzentrum, Berlin, Germany
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 118:674-8; discussion 678-80. 1999
    ..Results and complications of surgical versus transcatheter treatment of atrial septal defect in the current era are compared...
  7. ncbi request reprint Optimal conduit size for extracardiac Fontan operation
    V Alexi-Meskishvili
    Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, German Heart Institute Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 18:690-5. 2000
    ..Lack of conduit growth potential and thrombogenicity are the main drawbacks of the extracardiac Fontan operation (ECFO). Optimal size of the conduit according to the patients age and inferior vena cava diameter has not been established...
  8. ncbi request reprint Late-diastolic forward flow in the aorta induced by left atrial contraction
    P Ewert
    Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 13:866-8. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects under echocardiographic guidance without X-ray: initial experiences
    P Ewert
    Department of Congenital Heart Defects, German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Cardiol Young 9:136-40. 1999
    ..We developed an interventional procedure with this device under transesophageal echocardiography alone without fluoroscopy...
  10. doi request reprint Caval flow reflects Fontan hemodynamics: quantification by magnetic resonance imaging
    S Ovroutski
    Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin German Heart Institute Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13533, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 101:133-8. 2012
    ..Failing Fontan circulation is a multifactorial problem without clear predictors and with uncertain onset. We sought to investigate the correlations between systemic venous flow return and the clinical condition of Fontan patients...
  11. pmc Morphology of perforated atrial septal aneurysm suitable for closure by transcatheter device placement
    P Ewert
    Department of Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Heart 84:327-31. 2000
    ..To define the morphological criteria of perforated atrial septal aneurysms suitable for closure by a transcatheter device...
  12. ncbi request reprint Analysis of atrial and ventricular performance by tissue Doppler imaging in patients with atrial septal defects before and after surgical and catheter closure
    M Y Abd El Rahman
    Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Thoracic, Augustenburger Platz 1, Berlin, Germany
    Echocardiography 22:579-85. 2005
    ..To compare the effects of surgical and device closure of atrial septal defects on atrial and ventricular performance assessed by the novel tissue Doppler derived strain rate...
  13. ncbi request reprint First experience with an oral combination therapy using bosentan and sildenafil for pulmonary arterial hypertension
    K Lunze
    Klinik für angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Eur J Clin Invest 36:32-8. 2006
    ..In this paper, we present our initial findings of treatment using a combination of these oral substances in a heterogeneous group of patients with different forms of PAH...
  14. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary and caval blood flow patterns in patients with intracardiac and extracardiac Fontan: a magnetic resonance study
    K Klimes
    Department of Congenital Heart Defects Paediatric Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 96:160-7. 2007
    ..We compared in vivo blood flow and pulsatility after different types of Fontan operation using magnetic resonance imaging...
  15. ncbi request reprint Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects without fluoroscopy: feasibility of a new method
    P Ewert
    bteilung für angeborene Herzfehler, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
    Circulation 101:847-9. 2000
    ..To assess the efficiency of this procedure for routine use, we compared our initial results with those for the conventional procedure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Masked left ventricular restriction in elderly patients with atrial septal defects: a contraindication for closure?
    P Ewert
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 52:177-80. 2001
    ..In the elderly, an atrial septal defect can have a decompressive impact on the left ventricle. Therefore, caution appears to be warranted if atrial septal closure is planned...
  17. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographically guided closure of a patent foramen ovale during pregnancy after recurrent strokes
    I Daehnert
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Germany
    J Interv Cardiol 14:191-2. 2001
    ..Stroke during pregnancy and puerperium is a severe complication that causes high morbidity and mortality. A patent foramen ovale (PFO) allowing paradoxical embolism is one identified risk factor...
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-fabricated fenestrated Amplatzer occluders for transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect in patients with left ventricular restriction: midterm results
    B Peters
    Dept of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 95:88-92. 2006
    ..We describe technical preparation of the standard occluder, the specific implantation technique, and the initial and the intermediate term results up to 24 months...
  19. doi request reprint [Pharmacological treatment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with congenital heart disease]
    O Miera
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler und Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr 133:S209-11. 2008
    ..However, the long-term effects of drug treatment on prognosis and course of PHT have not yet been adequately investigated. The current status of drug treatment of PHT in patients with CHD is reviewed in this article...
  20. doi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric heart transplant patients
    S Schubert
    Department of Congenital Heart Defects Pediatric Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Transplant 13:54-62. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint [Stent implantation as therapy of first choice in adults with coarctation]
    P Ewert
    Abt für angeborene Herzfehler, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Z Kardiol 92:48-52. 2003
    ..Thus, stent implantation is a very promising therapy for coarctation of the aorta in adults and is on its way to becoming the therapy of first choice...
  22. ncbi request reprint Initial experience with bosentan (Tracleer) as treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) due to congenital heart disease in infants and young children
    N Gilbert
    Klinik für angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Z Kardiol 94:570-4. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Flow pattern of the superior caval vein in children after closure of atrial septal defect: a comparison of catheter therapy with open-heart surgery
    K Ichihashi
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, The German Heart Center of Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Cardiol 22:503-8. 2001
    ..ASD closure by catheter is useful not only for its economy and noninvasiveness but also for its potential to contribute conservation of right atrial function...
  24. ncbi request reprint Advantages of C2 monitoring to avoid acute rejection in pediatric heart transplant recipients
    S Schubert
    Department of Congenital Heart Defects Pediatric Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    J Heart Lung Transplant 25:619-25. 2006
    ..Because an adequate C2 level has not yet been defined, this study was performed to assess the value of C2 monitoring for the prevention of acute rejection and to define target levels in pediatric heart transplant recipients...
  25. ncbi request reprint Quantification of morphologic and hemodynamic severity of coarctation of the aorta by magnetic resonance imaging
    M Gutberlet
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Charite Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany
    Cardiol Young 11:512-20. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint [Regional transcranial oximetry with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in comparison with measuring oxygen saturation in the jugular bulb in infants and children for monitoring cerebral oxygenation]
    H Abdul-Khaliq
    Abteilung für Angeborene Herzfehler Kinderkardiologie, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 45:328-32. 2000
    ....
  27. pmc Onset of pulmonary stenosis after arterial switch operation for transposition of great arteries with intact ventricular septum
    E M Delmo Walter
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    HSR Proc Intensive Care Cardiovasc Anesth 3:177-87. 2011
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessment of myocardial function of the systemic right ventricle in patients with D-transposition of the great arteries after atrial switch operation by tissue Doppler echocardiography
    A Rentzsch
    Department for Congenital Heart Disease and Paediatric Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany
    Z Kardiol 94:524-31. 2005
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Comparison of analgesic/sedative effect of racemic ketamine and S(+)-ketamine during cardiac catheterization in newborns and children
    C Pees
    German Heart Institute, Department of Congenital Heart Defects Pediatrics Cardiology, Augustenburger Platz 1, D 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Cardiol 24:424-9. 2003
    ..It was shown to be useful in diagnostic and interventional procedures and allows spontaneous breathing. Moderate side effects occurred in both groups; severe side effects seemed to occur more often with the racemic solution...
  30. doi request reprint Follow-up of patients with interventional closure of ventricular septal defects with Amplatzer Duct Occluder II
    M Kanaan
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Diseases, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Pediatr Cardiol 36:379-85. 2015
    ..The ADO II device is safe and effective for transcatheter VSD closure, but this is still an "off-label" use. After long-term follow-up in a large number of patients this device may be approved for VSD closure in the future...
  31. doi request reprint Women with congenital heart disease: long-term outcomes after pregnancy
    A Wacker-Gussmann
    Department of Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Res Cardiol 102:215-22. 2013
    ..Pregnancy in women with congenital cardiac disease is more frequent due to an increased lifespan and improved health situations. However, the long-term outcomes in these women are not known...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Pulmonary plasma catecholamine levels and pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease]
    W Knirsch
    Kinderherzzentrum Stuttgart, Zentrum für Erwachsene mit angeborenen Herzfehlern, Olgahospital Pädiatrie III, Pädiatrische Kardiologie, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Tübingen, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany
    Z Kardiol 91:1035-43. 2002
    ..Whether this phenomena is the cause or sequalae of pulmonary hypertension needs further examination. In the future, plasma catecholamines may serve as a diagnostic feature or may result in further therapeutic options...
  33. pmc Images in cardiology. Mid aortic syndrome: a rare cause of reversible cardiomyopathy
    B Stiller
    Heart 92:640. 2006
  34. doi request reprint Comparison of cardiac output measurement using the CardioQP oesophageal Doppler with cardiac output measurement using thermodilution technique in children during heart catheterisation
    W Knirsch
    Anaesthesia 63:851-5. 2008
    ..We suggest measurement of individual aortic diameter to improve performance of the CardioQP...
  35. ncbi request reprint Reactive perivascular T-cell infiltrate predicts survival in primary central nervous system B-cell lymphomas
    M Ponzoni
    Pathology Unit, Unit of Lymphoid Malignancies, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
    Br J Haematol 138:316-23. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the presence of RPVI is independently associated with survival in PCNSL. This parameter can be easily and routinely assessed at diagnosis on histopathological specimens...
  36. doi request reprint We need a detailed phenome in the phenomenon of genetics and congenital heart disease
    M G Posch
    J Med Genet 45:320. 2008
  37. ncbi request reprint Identification of circulating CD10 positive T cells in angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
    L Baseggio
    Laboratoire d Hématologie cellulaire, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Benite, France
    Leukemia 20:296-303. 2006
    ..Therefore, they ought to be explored in further studies when aggressive lymphoma, in particular with lymphopenia and circulating atypical cells, is suspected...
  38. ncbi request reprint Challenges encountered during closure of atrial septal defects
    W Knirsch
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, University Children s Hospital, Steinwiesstrasse 75, 8032, Zurich, Switzerland
    Pediatr Cardiol 26:147-53. 2005
    ..Although most interventional occlusions of interatrial defects with a device have become clinically routine, some situations remain highly challenging...
  39. ncbi request reprint Tracheal tube-tip displacement in children during head-neck movement--a radiological assessment
    M Weiss
    Department of Anaesthesia, University Children s Hospital Zurich, Steinwiesstrasse 75, CH 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Anaesth 96:486-91. 2006
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint One year evolution of bone mineral density in kidney transplant recipients receiving tacrolimus versus cyclosporine
    Wael El Haggan
    Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, Laboratory of Nuclear Medicine, Pellegrin University Hospital, Bordeaux, France
    Transplant Proc 34:1817-8. 2002
  41. ncbi request reprint Familial congenital heart disease, progressive atrioventricular block and the cardiac homeobox transcription factor gene NKX2.5: identification of a novel mutation
    K Konig
    Clin Res Cardiol 95:499-503. 2006
  42. ncbi request reprint Recurrence of hepatitis C after liver transplantation: follow-up and treatment
    J Dumortier
    Unite de Transplantation Hepatique, Hopital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
    Transplant Proc 34:779-81. 2002