Christoph Stellbrink

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Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of enoxaparin compared with unfractionated heparin and oral anticoagulants for prevention of thromboembolic complications in cardioversion of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: the Anticoagulation in Cardioversion using Enoxaparin (ACE)
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    Circulation 109:997-1003. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint [Policy paper to the cardiac re-sychronization therapy]
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I der RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Z Kardiol 92:96-103. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of subcutaneous enoxaparin compared to intravenous heparin and oral phenprocoumon in the setting of cardioversion--the ACE study (Anticoagulation in Cardioversion using Enoxaparin)
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:382-6. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac resynchronization therapy-current status and future perspectives]
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen
    Herz 28:607-14. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint [Treatment of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias]
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, RWTH Aachen
    Internist (Berl) 46:275-84. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint [Echocardiography in cardiac resynchronization therapy: identification of suitable patients, follow-up and therapy optimization]
    Ole Alexander Breithardt
    Medizinische Klinik I, Universitatsklinikum, Aachen
    Herz 28:615-27. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of regional myocardial blood flow and perfusion in dilated cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block: role of wall thickening
    Bernd Nowak
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    J Nucl Med 45:414-8. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of left ventricular lead placement via the coronary venous approach versus lateral thoracotomy in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Ralf Koos
    Department of Cardiology, University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 94:59-63. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of left ventricular lead position in cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular remodelling. A circumferential strain analysis based on 2D echocardiography
    Michael Becker
    Medical Clinic I, Department of Cardiology, University RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 28:1211-20. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic quantification of left ventricular asynchrony predicts an acute hemodynamic benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Ole A Breithardt
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:536-45. 2002

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of enoxaparin compared with unfractionated heparin and oral anticoagulants for prevention of thromboembolic complications in cardioversion of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: the Anticoagulation in Cardioversion using Enoxaparin (ACE)
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    Circulation 109:997-1003. 2004
    ..Low-molecular-weight heparins may reduce the risk of bleeding, may obviate the need for intravenous access, and do not require frequent anticoagulation monitoring...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Policy paper to the cardiac re-sychronization therapy]
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I der RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Z Kardiol 92:96-103. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Use of subcutaneous enoxaparin compared to intravenous heparin and oral phenprocoumon in the setting of cardioversion--the ACE study (Anticoagulation in Cardioversion using Enoxaparin)
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Rheinisch Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:382-6. 2003
    ..This article summarizes the study rationale and design. The results will be published shortly...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac resynchronization therapy-current status and future perspectives]
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule, Aachen
    Herz 28:607-14. 2003
    ..This article summarizes the current status of CRT with regard to indications and clinical results. In addition, unresolved issues are discussed and potential developments for the future highlighted...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Treatment of life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias]
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, RWTH Aachen
    Internist (Berl) 46:275-84. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint [Echocardiography in cardiac resynchronization therapy: identification of suitable patients, follow-up and therapy optimization]
    Ole Alexander Breithardt
    Medizinische Klinik I, Universitatsklinikum, Aachen
    Herz 28:615-27. 2003
    ..This article discusses the potential techniques and limitations and provides practical guidance for the individual patient follow-up...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of regional myocardial blood flow and perfusion in dilated cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block: role of wall thickening
    Bernd Nowak
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    J Nucl Med 45:414-8. 2004
    ..Quantitative analysis of myocardial SPECT is influenced by partial-volume effects depending on systolic wall thickening. Therefore, partial-volume effects may mimic perfusion heterogeneity in LBBB...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of left ventricular lead placement via the coronary venous approach versus lateral thoracotomy in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Ralf Koos
    Department of Cardiology, University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 94:59-63. 2004
    ..Hospitalization was longer, increase in functional capacity smaller, and mortality at 1-year follow-up higher, which were potentially related to a more anterior lead position. Therefore, CV leads are preferable to LLT leads...
  9. ncbi request reprint Impact of left ventricular lead position in cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular remodelling. A circumferential strain analysis based on 2D echocardiography
    Michael Becker
    Medical Clinic I, Department of Cardiology, University RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Eur Heart J 28:1211-20. 2007
    ..Aims: To assess if myocardial deformation imaging allows definition of an optimal left ventricular (LV) lead position with improved effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on LV reverse remodelling...
  10. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic quantification of left ventricular asynchrony predicts an acute hemodynamic benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Ole A Breithardt
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:536-45. 2002
    ..We sought to determine whether radial left ventricular (LV) asynchrony in patients with heart failure predicts systolic function improvement with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on myocardial blood flow measured by oxygen-15 water positron emission tomography in idiopathic-dilated cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block
    Bernd Nowak
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 93:496-9. 2004
    ..The investigated parameters did not exhibit regional heterogeneity and were not influenced by CRT. This implies that the beneficial effects of CRT do not require additional oxygen demand or regional reallocation of oxidative metabolism...
  12. pmc Impact of left ventricular lead position on the efficacy of cardiac resynchronisation therapy: a two-dimensional strain echocardiography study
    Michael Becker
    University RWTH Aachen, Department of Cardiology, Aachen, Germany
    Heart 93:1197-203. 2007
    ..Definition of the optimal left ventricular (LV) lead position in cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) is desirable...
  13. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on functional mitral regurgitation in advanced systolic heart failure
    Ole A Breithardt
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:765-70. 2003
    ..We studied the acute effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on functional mitral regurgitation in heart failure (HF) patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy can reverse abnormal myocardial strain distribution in patients with heart failure and left bundle branch block
    Ole A Breithardt
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:486-94. 2003
    ..We studied the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on regional myocardial strain distribution, as determined by echocardiographic strain rate (SR) imaging...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves central sleep apnea and Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with chronic heart failure
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, RWTH, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:68-71. 2004
    ..We studied the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on heart failure (HF) patients with central sleep apnea (CSA)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Postfibrillatory enhancement of left atrial contractility after short paroxysms of atrial fibrillation
    Markus Zarse
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:579-85. 2004
    ..The observed phenomenon seems to be related to an increased Ca(2+) influx through the L-type Ca(2+) channel...
  17. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of brain natriuretic peptide release as a surrogate marker of the efficacy of long-term cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 91:755-8. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy homogenizes myocardial glucose metabolism and perfusion in dilated cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block
    Bernd Nowak
    Department ofNuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1523-8. 2003
    ..We investigated whether cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) affects myocardial glucose metabolism and perfusion in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and left bundle branch block (LBBB)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Multicentre evaluation of a rule-based data filter for home monitoring of implanted cardioverter defibrillators
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Medizinische Klinik I, Universitätsklinik Aachen, Germany
    J Telemed Telecare 12:97-102. 2006
    ..Support in daily routine was considered to be high (mean 7.3, SD 1.1) as the system was easy to understand (mean 7.5, SD 0.9). The results indicated a high user acceptance with easy system handling...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of sleep-related breathing disorders on health-related quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure
    Erik Skobel
    Department of Cardiology and Pulmonary Disease, RWTH University Hospital, Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:505-11. 2005
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Anticoagulation during cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation: current clinical practice
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Department of Medicine and Cardiology, University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 5:155-62. 2005
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  22. ncbi request reprint Temporary disturbances of the QT interval precede the onset of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with structural heart diseases
    Björn Henrik Diem
    Medical Clinic I, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1413-8. 2002
    ..This phenomenon may represent a greater than normal disparity of repolarization recovery times possibly facilitating the development of ventricular tachyarrhythmias...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular Doppler indices in patients with congestive heart failure
    Ole A Breithardt
    Department of Cardiology, RWTH University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    Am Heart J 143:34-44. 2002
    ..This study investigated the effects of CRT on LV Doppler indices in these patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Anticoagulation in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Current status and outlook for the future]
    Thomas Schimpf
    Medizinische Klinik I, Universitätslklinikum der RWTH Aachen
    Med Klin (Munich) 98:91-5. 2003
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Home Monitoring in an ICD patient with incessant ventricular tachycardia
    R Koos
    Medizinische Klinik I der RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Z Kardiol 94:461-4. 2005
    ..We report of an ICD patient with incessant ventricular tachycardia, in whom immediate arrhythmia transmission by HM permitted hospitalization and change of medication without time delay...
  26. ncbi request reprint Steroid-eluting and fractally coated electrodes in children with high pacing thresholds
    A M Sinha
    Medical Clinic I, Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 50:247-9. 2002
    ..Showing no differences in long-term measurements, both electrodes seem to provide a comparably high level of safety...
  27. ncbi request reprint Preserved parasympathetic cardiac innervation after atrioventricular node modification: evidence from circle maps of respiratory sinus arrhythmia
    Markus Zarse
    Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 7:157-63. 2002
    ..A new method of analyzing RSA phase dynamics based on circle maps (CM) can potentially differentiate between both forms of reduced vagal activity...
  28. ncbi request reprint [High-frequency current ablation of a Mahaim fiber at the tricuspid annulus]
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, RWTH Aachen
    Z Kardiol 84:232-6. 1995
    ..We report a case of a patient that underwent successful radiofrequency ablation of a Mahaim fiber at the tricuspid annulus...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of biphasic shock duration on defibrillation threshold with different electrode configurations and phase 2 capacitances: prediction by upper-limit-of-vulnerability determination
    P N Schauerte
    University of Technology, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Aachen, Germany
    Circulation 99:1516-22. 1999
    ..The upper limit of vulnerability (ULV) may be used to estimate the DFT. For different lead configurations and phase 2 capacitances, we investigated in 18 pigs whether the use of ULV may predict waveforms with lowest DFT...
  30. ncbi request reprint Evidence of sinoatrial block as a curative mechanism in radiofrequency current ablation of inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    K Mischke
    Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:264-7. 2001
    ..We report a case of a patient with drug-resistant inappropriate sinus tachycardia in whom successful treatment of the arrhythmia was achieved by documented sinoatrial exit block induced by radiofrequency current applications...
  31. ncbi request reprint Transcoronary venous radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia
    C Stellbrink
    Medical Clinic I, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 8:916-21. 1997
    ..Transcoronary venous radiofrequency catheter ablation is a new approach for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia. Its value in the management of other types of ventricular tachycardia has yet to be determined...
  32. ncbi request reprint Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of thromboembolic complications in cardioversion--rationale and design of the ACE study (Anticoagulation in Cardioversion using Enoxaparin)
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, RWTH Aachen Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52057 Aachen, Germany
    Z Kardiol 91:249-54. 2002
    ..This article presents the rationale, design and status of the ACE study...
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy using hemodynamically optimized pacing on left ventricular remodeling in patients with congestive heart failure and ventricular conduction disturbances
    C Stellbrink
    Department of Cardiology, RWTH University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:1957-65. 2001
    ..We sought to investigate the impact of six months of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on echocardiographic variables of left ventricular (LV) function...
  34. ncbi request reprint Preexcitation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a case of a fasciculoventricular Mahaim fiber
    C Stellbrink
    Medizinische Klinik I, RWTH Aachen, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 18:1717-20. 1995
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of atropine and isoproterenol on inducibility of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
    C Stellbrink
    Department of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 5:463-9. 2001
    ..However, AVNRT is frequently non-inducible at baseline. Thus, autonomic enhancement using either atropine or isoproterenol is frequently used for arrhythmia induction before ablation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Catheter stimulation of cardiac parasympathetic nerves in humans: a novel approach to the cardiac autonomic nervous system
    P Schauerte
    Technical University RWTH Aachen, Department of Cardiology, Aachen, Germany
    Circulation 104:2430-5. 2001
    ..Using this technique, we investigated for the first time whether neurophysiological effects similar to those in animals can be obtained in humans...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predictors of complete heart block after transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy: results of a prospective electrophysiological investigation in 172 patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Thorsten Lawrenz
    Klinikum Bielefeld Mitte, Department of Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care, Bielefeld, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2356-63. 2007
    ..This study analyzed changes in intracardiac conduction during transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy (TASH) to identify predictors for pacemaker dependency after TASH...
  38. ncbi request reprint Quality of anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin plus phenprocoumon for the prevention of thromboembolic complications in cardioversion for non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Sub-analysis from the Anticoagulation in Cardioversion using Enoxaparin (AC
    Caroline Schmidt-Lucke
    Molecular Cardiology, JW Goethe University, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt, Germany
    Thromb Res 119:27-34. 2007
    ..We analysed respective data from the ACE trial on the quality of conventional anticoagulation, where most participating centres chose the TEE-guided approach...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quick, easy, and safe? On the use of low-molecular-weight heparins in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Eur Heart J 27:2742-3. 2006
  40. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac resynchronization therapy-always with ICD?]
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Klinik für Kardiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Städtische Kliniken, Bielefeld
    Herz 30:596-600. 2005
    ..In the present article, these studies and their influence on the system choice in cardiac resynchronization therapy are discussed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of enoxaparin for anticoagulation in early cardioversion of persisting nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a statutory health insurance perspective from Germany
    Peter K Schädlich
    InForMed GmbH Outcomes Research and Health Economics, Ingolstadt, Germany
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 7:199-217. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint A new method to investigate the response to the morphology discrimination algorithm in patients with ICD
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Department of Cardiology, Klinikum Coburg, Germany
    Int J Cardiol 114:323-31. 2007
    ..We analyzed whether rapid atrial pacing and/or exercise testing can be used for identification of responders and compared the results with ICD detected tachycardia...
  43. ncbi request reprint Left bundle branch block as a risk factor for progression to heart failure
    Faiez Zannad
    CIC INSERM CHU de Nancy, Hopital Jeanne d Arc, Dommartin les Toul, BP 303 54201 Toul Cedex, France
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:7-14. 2007
    ..It also aims to address the potential for future clinical therapies for this conduction disorder...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevention of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators-the PREVENT study
    Dietmar Wietholt
    Department of Internal Medicine Cardiology, Emergency Hospital Berlin, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:383-9. 2003
    ..In patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), 25 to 45% of tachyarrhythmia episodes were initiated by short-long-short RR intervals...
  45. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy optimization by finger plethysmography
    Christian Butter
    Department of Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin
    Heart Rhythm 1:568-75. 2004
    ..We tested a simple noninvasive method for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) optimization using standard finger photoplethysmography (FPPG)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Heart rate, regularity, and synchronicity in heart failure: a tale of three brothers
    Christoph Stellbrink
    Eur Heart J 26:637-8. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience with a new detection algorithm for differentiation of supraventricular from ventricular tachycardia in a dual-chamber defibrillator
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Universitatsklinikum Aachen, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:646-52. 2004
    ..We investigated the positive predictivity, sensitivity, and specificity of a new algorithm, the SMART detection trade mark algorithm, incorporated in the Phylax AV (Biotronik) dual-chamber ICD...
  48. ncbi request reprint European clinical experience with a dual chamber single pass sensing and pacing defibrillation lead
    Rainer Gradaus
    Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Innere Medizin C, Westfalische Wilhelms University, Munster, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:1079-86. 2002
    ..In conclusion, this single pass defibrillation lead performed well as a VDD lead and for dual chamber arrhythmia discrimination. However, loss of atrial capture in 45% of patients preclude its use in patients depending on atrial pacing...
  49. ncbi request reprint Clinical efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy using left ventricular pacing in heart failure patients stratified by severity of ventricular conduction delay
    Angelo Auricchio
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Otto von Guericke Universitat Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:2109-16. 2003
    ..We assessed the clinical efficacy of single-site left ventricular (LV) pacing and determined the impact of baseline conduction delay severity on the magnitude of benefit...
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparative prospective randomized efficacy testing of different guiding catheters for coronary sinus cannulation in heart failure patients
    Christian Butter
    German Heart Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:343-51. 2003
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical effect of hemodynamically optimized cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure and ventricular conduction delay
    Angelo Auricchio
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:2026-33. 2002
    ..We sought to compare the short- and long-term clinical effects of atrial synchronous pre-excitation of one (univentricular) or both ventricles (biventricular), that provide cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation-induced atrial contractile dysfunction: a tachycardiomyopathy of a different sort
    Ulrich Schotten
    Department of Physiology, University Maastricht, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Res 53:192-201. 2002
    ..Although AF-induced atrial contractile dysfunction has significant clinical implications the underlying intracellular mechanisms are poorly understood...
  53. ncbi request reprint Mortality, morbidity, and complications in 3344 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators: results fron the German ICD Registry EURID
    Rainer Gradaus
    University Hospital Münster Hospital, Germany
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1511-8. 2003
    ..When ICDs are used in standard medical care, the 1-year survival rate is high, especially in patients with NYHA Class I and preserved LVEF. However, nearly half of all patients suffer from ICD intervention...
  54. ncbi request reprint Letter regarding article by Scharf et al, "diagnosis of sleep-related breathing disorders by visual analysis of transthoracic impedance signals in pacemakers"
    Anil Martin Sinha
    Circulation 111:e301-2; author reply e301-2. 2005
  55. ncbi request reprint First multi-centre evaluation of a knowledge-based implant-assistant for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Bjoern Henrik Diem
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen Germany
    Europace 8:161-7. 2006
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint The L-type Ca2+-channel subunits alpha1C and beta2 are not downregulated in atrial myocardium of patients with chronic atrial fibrillation
    Ulrich Schotten
    Department of Physiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616 6200 MD, The, Maastricht, Netherlands
    J Mol Cell Cardiol 35:437-43. 2003
    ..We investigated whether the expression of L-type Ca2+-channel subunits was reduced in atrial myocardium of AF patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Lethal atrioesophageal fistula after pulmonary vein isolation using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
    Bianca Borchert
    Bielefeld Mitte Hospital, Department for Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine, Bielefeld, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 5:145-8. 2008