Acute myocarditis – a trigger of cardiac autoimmunity? Expected insights from the Etiology, Titre-Course, and (effect on) Survival of cardiac autoantibodies (ETiCS) Study Antibodies to cardiac receptors Echocardiographic findings and abnormalities in HIV-infected patients: results from a large, prospective, multicenter HIV-heart study Economic burden of patients with various etiologies of chronic systolic heart failure analyzed by resource use and costs Economic evaluation of treatment options in patients with Alzheimer’s disease: a systematic review of cost-effectiveness analyses Effect of beta blockade on natriuretic peptides and copeptin in elderly patients with heart failure and preserved or reduced ejection fraction. Results from the CIBIS-ELD trial Efficacy and cost effectiveness of case management in patients with dementia Gender differences during mechanical circulatory support Gender-specific predictors of early mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery Immune-mediated and autoimmune myocarditis: clinical presentation, diagnosis and management Impact of obstructive sleep apnea on diastolic function Incidence rates and predictors of major and minor depression in patients with heart failure Measurement of anti-beta1-AR autoantibodies in heart failure by a cellular ELISA Natriuretic peptides for the detection of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with cerebral ischemia – the Find-AF study Novel mutations in the sarcomeric protein myopalladin in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy Prevalence and natural history of heart failure in outpatient HIV-infected subjects: rationale and design of the HIV-HEART study RBM20, a gene for hereditary cardiomyopathy, regulates titin splicing Resource use and costs in systolic heart failure according to disease severity: a pooled analysis from the German Competence Network Heart Failure Serum Aldosterone and its relationship to left ventricular structure and geometry State-Transition Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-3 The biomarker growth-differentiation factor-15 predicts functional outcome after acute ischemic stroke A case of familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy emphasizes the importance of parallel screening of multiple disease genes A myomesin mutation associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy deteriorates dimerisation properties Are HIV patients undertreated? Cardiovascular risk factors in HIV: results of the HIV-HEART study Assessment of the natural history of coronary artery calcification and identification of its determinants. Rationale of the 2nd part of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Cardiac alpha-myosin (MYH6) is the predominant sarcomeric disease gene for familial atrial septal defects Causal attributions among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery: gender aspects and relation to depressive symptomatology Competence Network Heart Failure TG. Heart Failure therapy in diabetic patients- comparison with the recent ESC/EASD guideline Contribution of comorbidities to functional impairment is higher in heart failure with preserved than with reduced ejection fraction Coronary risk assessment in patients with HIV infection: why bother? Decision-analytic models to simulate health outcomes and costs in heart failure: a systematic review Effect of guideline orientation on the outcomes of peripheral arterial disease in primary care Efficiency and safety of prolonged levosimendan infusion in patients with acute heart failure Exercise training improves exercise capacity and diastolic function in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: Results of the Ex-DHF pilot study Gender differences in health-related quality of life after coronary bypass surgery: results from a 1-year follow-up in propensity-matched men and women Hypertonic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy due to mutations in the genes MYH7 and MYBPC3: Results from the German Competence Network Heart Failure Impaired physical quality of life in patients with diastolic dysfunction associates more strongly with neurohumoral activation than with echocardiographic parameters Quality of life in diastolic dysfunction Individual health services Influence of the demographic change on hospital admissions and costs in Germany Investigation of association between PFO complicated by cryptogenic stroke and a common variant of the cardiac transcription factor GATA4 Investigation of the influence of the socioeconomic status on the health-related quality of life in patients before and after coronary artery bypass grafting – an example of the use of causal diagrams (DAGs) Low serum magnesium concentrations predict cardiovascular and all-cause mortality Low serum magnesium concentrations predict increase in left ventricular mass over 5 years independently of common cardiovascular risk factors Neurohormonal activation and maximal exercise capacity in diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure New models to improve supply in patients with chronic heart failure Novel correlations between the genotype and the phenotype of hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy: results from the German Competence Network Heart Failure Onset of heart failure determines the hepatic cell death pattern Oral health and the heart – does HIV infection open a pathophysiological gateway? Pericardial effusion of HIV-infected patients ? Results of a prospective multicenter cohort study in the era of antiretroviral therapy Rapid detection of genetic variants in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by custom DNA resequencing array in clinical practice Remodeling index compared to actual vascular remodeling in atherosclerotic left main coronary arteries as assessed with long-term (> or =12 months) serial intravascular ultrasound Serum levels of interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 in relation to depression scores in patients with cardiovascular risk factors. 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Autoantibodies against cardiac troponin I in patients with congestive heart failure Benefit, risks and cost-effectiveness of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm Cardiac beta 1-adrenoceptor autoantibodis in human heart disease: rationale and design of the etiology, trire-course , an survival (ETiCS) Study Case management for patients with chronic systolic heart failure in primary care: the HICMan exploratory randomised controlled trail Coronary artery disease in HIV-infected subjects. Results of 101 coronary angiographies Cost-effectiveness of study nurses in the management of patients with heart failure. A systematic review Detection of anti-β1-AR autoantibodies in heart failure by a cell-based competition ELISA Digoxin in chronich heart failrue: Possibility of a second chance? Enhanced detection of paraxysmal atrail fibrillation by early and prolonged continuous Holtre monitoring in patients with cerebral ischemia presenting in sinus rhythm Etiology, Titre-Course, and Survival-Study Group. Cardiac beta1-adrenoceptor autoantibodies in human heart disease: rationale and design of the Etiology, Titre-Course, and Survival (ETiCS) Study Evidence for CTLA4 as a susceptibility gene for dilated cardiomyopathy Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-induced blood stem cell mobilisation in patients with chronic heart failure–Feasibility, safety and effects on exercise tolerance and cardiac function Heart transplantation in women with dilated cardiomyopathy Importance of surfactant proteins B and D for the differential diagnosis of acute dyspnea Iterative cardiac output measurement for optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy: a randomized, blinded, crossover study Lack of association between insulin-like growth factor-1 or insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 and left ventricular hypertrophy: results of the Study of Health in Pomerania Lack of association between the Trp719Arg polymorphism in kinesin-like protein-6 and coronary artery disease in 19 case-control studies Low circulationg androgens and mortality risk in heart failure Lipodystrophy – a sign for metabolic syndrome in patients of the HIV-Heart study Mutational analysis of the PITX2 and NKX2-5 genes in patients with idiopathic atrial fibrillation Mutations in the cardiac transcription factor GATA4 in patients with lone atrial fibrillation Natriuretic peptides in the detection of preclinical diastolic or systolic dysfunction Patient- and provider-related determinants of generic and specific health-related quality of life of patients with chronic systolic heart failure in primary care: a cross-sectional study Predictive relationship between depression and physical functioning after coronary surgery Prevalence of cardiac diastolic dysfunction in HIV-infected patients: results of the HIV-HEART study Prognostic value, clinical effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a marker for major cardiac events in asymptomatic individuals: a health technology assessment report Rapid succession of peripheral blood progenitor cell mobilization cycles in patients with chronic heart failure: effects on the hematopoietic system Rationale and design of the áldosterone receptor blockade in diastolic heart failure´trail: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel group study to determine the effects of spironolactone on exercise capacity and diastolic function in patients with symptomatic diastolic heart failure (Aldo-DHF) Regression of myocardial hypertrophy after aortic valve replacement: faster in women? Relation between lipoprotein (a) and fibrinogen and serial intravascular ultrasound plaque progression in left main coronary arteries Resistance training in the treatment of the metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of resistance training on metabolic clustering in patients with abnormal glucose metabolism Subclinical hyperthyroidism is not associated with progression of cardiac mass and development of left ventricular hypertrophy. 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The MONICA/KORA Augsburg study A gain-of-function TBX20 mutation causes congenital atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale and cardiac valve defects A knowledge-based system for the specification of variables in clinical trails A semantic model for representing items in clinical trails ARC is a critical cardiomyocyte survival switch in doxorubicin cardiotoxicity Association between degenerative aortic valve disease and long-term exposure to cardiovascular risk factors: results of the longitudinal population-based KORA/MONICA survey BNP in HIV-infected patients Cardiomyopathy mutations reveal variable region of myosin converter as major element of cross-bridge compliance Combination of electrocardiographic and echocardiographic information identifies individuals prone to a progressive increase in left ventricular mass over 5 years Connective tissue growth factor overexpression in cardiomyocytes promotes cardiac hypertrophy and protection against pressure overload Continuous aortic flow augmentation in a chronic heart failure patient with peripheral arterial disease Coronary heart disease associated with the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). A case report and review Deterministic sensitivity analysis for first-order Monte Carlo simulations: a technical note Determinanten der Lebensqualität und Stimmung bei herzinsuffizienten Patienten mit komorbider ostruktiver Atemwegserkrankung – eine projektübergreifende Analyse des KNHI Der +49 A/G-Polymorphismus im Exon 1 des Gens für das cytotoxixsche T-Lymphozyten-Antigen 4 (CTLA4) Doctors”assistants views of primary care-based case Management for patients with heart failure: a qualitative study Dilated Cardiomyopathy: prevalence of familial, inflammatory and viral forms Exercise training in diastolic heart failure: a prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter trail Exploring potential associations of suicidal ideation and ideas of self-harm in patients with congestive heart failure Fractional flow reserve versus angiography for guiding percutaneous coronary intervention Genetic deletion of arginine 14 in phospholamban causes dilated cardiomyopathy with attenuated electrocardiographic R amplitudes Hense for the MONICA/KORA study group: Hypertension is Associated with Increased BNP and NT-proBNP During 10-Year Follow-up: Results of the Longitudinal MONICA/KORA Survey Implications of Prevalent and Incident Diabetes Mellitus on Left Ventricular Geometry and Function in the aging heart. 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