Publications by authors named "Stephan Willems"

250 Publications

Safety and efficacy of transvenous lead extraction in octogenarians using powered extraction sheaths.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2021 Feb 16. Epub 2021 Feb 16.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart and Vascular Center, Hamburg, Germany.

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February 2021

Performance and outcome of the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator after transvenous lead extraction.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2021 Feb 12;44(2):247-257. Epub 2021 Jan 12.

Department of Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany.

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February 2021

Short-term use of "ECMELLA" in the context of fulminant eosinophilic myocarditis with cardiogenic shock.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2020 12 10;20(1):519. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Clinic St. Georg, Lohmühlenstraße 5, 20099, Hamburg, Germany.

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December 2020

Safety and efficacy of transvenous lead extraction of very old leads.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2020 Nov 30. Epub 2020 Nov 30.

Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany.

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November 2020

Outcomes of ablation in Wolff-Parkinson-White-syndrome: Data from the German Ablation Registry.

Int J Cardiol 2021 Jan 2;323:106-112. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

Department of Medicine I, University Hospital, LMU Munich, Germany; German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK); Partner Site: Munich Heart Alliance, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

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January 2021

Early Rhythm-Control Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

N Engl J Med 2020 10 29;383(14):1305-1316. Epub 2020 Aug 29.

From the Department of Cardiology, University Heart and Vascular Center (P.K.), and Institute of Medical Biometry and Epidemiology (A.S., E.V., K.W.), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, LANS Cardio (K.-H.K.), and the Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg (S.W.), Hamburg, Atrial Fibrillation Network (AFNET) (P.K., A.G., L.E., T.F., D.H., K.-H.K., N.S., U.S., J.T., K.W., S.W., G.B.) and the Department of Cardiology II (Electrophysiology), University Hospital Münster (L.E., G.B.), Münster, the German Center of Cardiovascular Research, Partner Site Hamburg/Lübeck/Kiel (P.K., K.W., S.W.), St. Vincenz Hospital, Paderborn (A.G.), the Working Group of Molecular Electrophysiology, University Hospital Magdeburg, Magdeburg (A.G.), the Clinical Research Institute, Munich (T.F.), Hospital Konstanz, Konstanz (F.H.), the Department of Cardiology and Electrophysiology, University Heart Center-Helios, and Leipzig Heart Institute, Leipzig (G.H.), University Heart Center Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Lübeck (K.-H.K.), Cardiology Practice Schön, Mühldorf (N.S.), and Cardiology Practice Taggeselle, Markkleeberg (J.T.) - all in Germany; the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (P.K.), the Cardiology Clinical Academic Group, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St. George's University of London, London (A.J.C.), and the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, National Institute for Health Research Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester (G.A.N.) - all in the United Kingdom; the Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, and Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense (A.B.); Isala Hospital and Diagram B.V., Zwolle (A.E.), the University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen (I.C.G.), and the Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (U.S.), and the Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (H.J.G.M.C.), Maastricht - all in the Netherlands; University Hospital Zurich, Zurich (L.M.H.), and the Division of Cardiology, Medical University Department, Kantonsspital Aarau, Aarau (L.M.H.) - both in Switzerland; University Hospital Antwerp and Antwerp University, Antwerp, Belgium (H.H.); the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic (J.K.); the Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona and Institut de Recerca Biomèdica, August Pi-Sunyer, Barcelona (L.M.), and Centro Investigación Biomedica en Red Cardiovascular, Madrid (L.M.); Department of Cardiology, Hospital Wojewódzka Stacja Pogotowia Ratunkowego i Transportu Sanitarnego (WSRiTS) Meditrans, Warsaw, Poland (J.R.); the Department of Cardiology, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Venice, Italy (S.T.); and Heart Sector, Hygeia Hospitals Group, Athens (P.V.).

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October 2020

Impact of the ablation technique on release of the neuronal injury marker S100B during pulmonary vein isolation.

Europace 2020 10;22(10):1502-1508

Division of Cardiology, cardiac Neuro- and Electrophysiology Research Consortium (cNEP), EVK Düsseldorf, Kirchfeldstrasse 40, 40217 Düsseldorf, Germany.

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October 2020

Outcome of catheter ablation of non-reentrant ventricular arrhythmias in patients with and without structural heart disease.

Eur J Med Res 2020 Mar 17;25(1). Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Department of Cardiology-Electrophysiology, University Heart and Vascular Center, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistr. 52, 20246, Hamburg, Germany.

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March 2020