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21.03.2018 | Original Paper

Cryoballoon versus radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pAF) is a common type of arrhythmia that is defined by an irregular and often fast heartbeat. This arrhythmia is associated with a reduced quality of life, high costs and increased mortality [ 33 , 37 ].

12.03.2018 | Letter to the Editors

Beta-blockers do not protect against cardiac toxicity of hyperkalemia

Response to the article by Legrand et al. ‘Association between hypo- and hyperkalemia and outcome in acute heart failure patients: the role of medications’ [1]

12.03.2018 | Original Paper

Combined use of lung ultrasound, B-type natriuretic peptide, and echocardiography for outcome prediction in patients with acute HFrEF and HFpEF

Pulmonary congestion, either due to fluid redistribution or retention, is a common reason for admitting patients with heart failure to hospital and accounts for high rates of readmission and death [ 1 ]. Persisting symptoms and signs of congestion …

12.03.2018 | Letter to the Editors

Successful localization and ablation of a Mahaim potential using a high-resolution mapping catheter after a failed conventional ablation attempt

08.03.2018 | Original Paper

Indication and short-term clinical outcomes of high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention with microaxial Impella® pump: results from the German Impella® registry

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an alternative approach to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with high perioperative risk and complex coronary morphology, comorbidities, and highly reduced left ventricular ejection …

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International journal for clinical cardiovascular research. It provides a forum for original and review articles as well as clinical correspondence and critical perspective articles. Articles are only accepted if they meet stringent scientific standards and have undergone peer review. The journal regularly receives articles from the field of clinical cardiology, angiology, as well as heart and vascular surgery. As the official journal of the German Cardiac Society, it gives a current and competent survey on the diagnosis and therapy of heart and vascular diseases. Supplemental issues are published in Clinical Research of Cardiology Supplements.


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