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Articles by Norman Mangner in JoVE
The WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for Atrial Fibrillation
Sven Möbius-Winkler, Marcus Sandri, Norman Mangner, Phillip Lurz, Ingo Dähnert, Gerhard Schuler
University of Leipzig Heart Center
The accompanying video describes a procedure for percutaneous placement of the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Device. The WATCHMAN is a nitinol device designed to be permanently implanted at, or slightly distal to, the opening of the left atrial appendage (LAA) to trap blood clots before they exit the LAA, preventing thromboembolic stroke.
Other articles by Norman Mangner on PubMed
Journal of Molecular Biology. Dec, 2008 | Pubmed ID: 18804115
Humoral circulating inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) can impair skeletal muscle contractility. Furthermore, TNF-alpha expression correlates with elevated levels of atrogin-like muscle-specific ubiquitin E3 ligases, which are presumed to mediate muscle protein breakdown and atrophy. However, the casual relationships between MuRF1 and TNF-alpha and their relative contributions to muscle function impairment are not known.
Regular Exercise Training Prevents Aortic Valve Disease in Low-density Lipoprotein-receptor-deficient Mice
Circulation. Feb, 2010 | Pubmed ID: 20124122
Regular exercise training (ET) slows the progression of atherosclerotic lesions, reduces oxidative stress, and increases nitric oxide bioavailability, all of which may be expected to improve degenerative aortic valve disease.
European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation : Official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology. Feb, 2011 | Pubmed ID: 20571405
The concept of neovascularization in response to tissue ischemia was recently extended by the finding of postnatal vasculogenesis through circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). The aim of this study was to assess the role of acute ischemia for EPC mobilization in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) and in healthy volunteers.
Age-related Effects of Exercise Training on Diastolic Function in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: The Leipzig Exercise Intervention in Chronic Heart Failure and Aging (LEICA) Diastolic Dysfunction Study
European Heart Journal. Jan, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22267243
AimsDiastolic dysfunction (DD) was identified as a predictor of adverse prognosis in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). It is, however, unknown if DD is improved by exercise training, which is known to induce reverse remodelling, and if the training effect is attenuated in elderly HFREF patients. We therefore assessed DD in a cohort of referent controls (RCs) and HFREF patients and studied the response of DD to endurance exercise in two age groups (≤55 years and ≥65 years).Methods and resultsSixty RC (30 ≤ 55 years, mean age 50 ± 5 years; 30 ≥ 65 years, 72 ± 4 years) and 60 HFREF patients (30 ≤ 55 years, 46 ± 5 years; 30 ≥ 65 years, 72 ± 5 years, EF 28 ± 5%) were randomized to 4 weeks of supervised endurance training or to a control group. Exercise training was effective in reducing LV isovolumetric relaxation time by 29% in young and by 26% in old HFREF patients (P< 0.05 for both). As assessed by tissue Doppler, septal E' increased by 37% in young and by 39% among old HFREF patients (P< 0.005 for both) resulting in a significant decrease in the E/E' ratio from 13 ± 1 to 10 ± 1 in young and 14 ± 1 to 11 ± 1 in old HFREF patients (P< 0.05 for both). Serum levels of N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide were significantly reduced after endurance training in HFREF patients of all ages.ConclusionIn HFREF, diastolic function is significantly impaired in all age groups. Endurance training is highly effective in improving left ventricular diastolic function in HFREF patients regardless of age.This study is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov (number: NCT00176319).