Selected Articles


Left ventricular volume and wall stress are linked to lung function impairment in COPD >> Link

Airway obstruction and lung hyperinflation in COPD are linked to an impaired left ventricular diastolic filling >> Link

The revised GOLD 2017 COPD categorization in relation to comorbidities >> Link

Prevalence of comorbidities in COPD patients by disease severity in a German population >> Link

Relationship of hyperlipidemia to comorbidities and lung function in COPD: Results of the COSYCONET cohort >> Link

Transfer factor for carbon monoxide in patients with COPD and diabetes: results from the German COSYCONET cohort >> Link



Airflow limitation in COPD is associated with increased left ventricular wall stress in coincident heart failure >> Link

From sleep-disordered breathing to increased left ventricular wall stress in heart failure >> Link

Treatment of sleep-disordered breathing in heart failure: reduction of high ventricular wall stress should be a diagnostic and therapeutic target >> Link

The missing link between heart failure and sleep disordered breathing: Increased left ventricular wall stress >> Link


Heart Imaging & Wall Stress

Wall stress determines systolic and diastolic function–Characteristics of heart failure >> Link

MR, CT, and PET imaging in pericardial disease >> Link

Late Gadolinum Enhancement and Higher Risk of Arrhythmias – Fibrosis or Increades Ventricular Wall Stress? >> Link

Accuracy of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging modalities to diagnose myocarditis >> Link

Increased enddiastolic wall stress precedes left ventricular hypertrophy in dilative heart failure-Use of the volume-based wall stress index >> Link

Occurrence of late gadolinium enhancement is associated with increased left ventricular wall stress and mass in patients with non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy >> Link

Late gadolinium enhancement and higher risk of arrhythmias: fibrosis or increased ventricular wall stress? >> Link

A new method to assess ventricular wall stress in patients with heart failure and its relation to heart rate variability >> Link

Depression of Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Increased Ventricular Wall Stress >> Link

Occurrence of late gadolinium enhancement in ventricular ballooning or Tako-Tsubo syndrome: increased wall stress should not be overlooked >> Link

Assessment and relevance of ventricular wall stress in heart failure >> Link

B-type natriuretic peptide and wall stress in dilated human heart >> Link

Relation of B-type natriuretic peptide to left ventricular wall stress as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy >> Link

A new methodological approach to assess cardiac work by pressure-volume and stress-length relations in patients with aortic valve stenosis and dilated cardiomyopathy. >> Link


Basic Science: Inflammation, Fatty acids, Stem cells

Myocardial homing of mesenchymal stem cells following intrapericardial application and amplification by inflammation – an experimental pilot study >> Link

Marine omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids: From mechanisms to clinical implications in heart failure and arrhythmias >> Link

From Heart Failure to Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acid Deficiency and Vice Versa: Bidirectional Heart and Liver Interactions >> Link

Mechanisms increasing n-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids in the heart >> Link

Omega-3 highly unsaturated fatty acids and arrhythmia risk: influences of load conditions and a differential endogenous metabolism >> Link

Mechanisms involved in the differential reduction of omega-3 and omega-6 highly unsaturated fatty acids by structural heart disease resulting in “HUFA deficiency” >> Link

Inverse shift in serum polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids is associated with adverse dilatation of the heart >> Link

N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and statins in heart failure >> Link

Activated nuclear transcription factor kappaB in patients with myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy–relation to inflammation and cardiac function >> Link