Dr. Med. L. Christian Napp


Executive Senior Consultant Department
of Cardiology and Angiology

University / Hospital Affiliation

Hannover Medical School

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Manuscripts & Publications

Early Escalation of Mechanical Circulatory Support Stabilizes and Potentially Rescues Patients in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock

Limited progress has been made in the management of cardiogenic shock (CS). Morbidity and mortality of refractory CS remain high. The effects of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) are promising, although many aspects are elusive.

Mechanical circulatory support for Takotsubo syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cardiogenic shock occurs in 10%–15% of patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TS). For several reasons catecholamines, and especially inotropes, should be avoided in TS. Temporary mechanical circulatory support (MCS) appears attractive as bridge-to-recovery, but prospective studies are lacking. Here we analyze the available literature on MCS use in patients with TS.

Coexistence and outcome of coronary artery disease in Takotsubo syndrome

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acute heart failure syndrome, which shares many features with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Although TTS was initially described with angiographically normal coronary arteries, smaller studies recently indicated a potential coexistence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in TTS patients. This study aimed to determine the coexistence, features, and prognostic role of CAD in a large cohort of patients with TTS.