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Prisca Eser
University of Bern
74Publications
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AimsFunctional capacity is an important endpoint for therapies oriented to older adults with cardiovascular diseases. The literature on predictors of exercise capacity is sparse in the elderly popu...
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#1Y. Trachsel (University of Bern)
#2David Herzig (University of Bern)H-Index: 5
Last.Prisca Eser (University of Bern)H-Index: 23
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Background Many studies found increased central arterial stiffness and poor endothelial function in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Acute exercise has been shown to decrease peripheral pulse wave velocity (pPWV) in young healthy volunteers. We hypothesized the response to acute exercise to be diminished in CAD patients compared to healthy young (HY) and age-matched (HAM) controls. Methods In 21 patients after recent myocardial infarction (CAD), 11 HAM and 10 HY pPWV was measured by ...
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BackgroundDue to the progressive deconditioning, comorbidities and higher complication rates, elderly patients are in particular need of cardiac rehabilitation. We compared elderly patients (65+ ye...
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#1Prisca EserH-Index: 23
#2Matthias WilhelmH-Index: 19
Evidence for the effectiveness of exercise to improve physical functioning, body composition, fatigue and quality of life in cancer patients is promising and, in general, exercise is safe and feasible throughout the course of cancer care.
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#2Lukas D. TrachselH-Index: 6
Last.Matthias WilhelmH-Index: 19
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INTRODUCTION International criteria for the interpretation of the athlete's electrocardiogram (ECG) have been proposed. We aimed to evaluate the inter-observer agreement among observers with different levels of expertise. METHODS Consecutive ECGs of Swiss elite athletes (≥14 years), recorded during routine pre-participation screening between 2013 and 2016 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Sports were analysed. A medical student (A), a cardiology fellow (B) and an electrophysiologist (C) interpre...
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#1Christoph Philippe Ryffel (University of Bern)H-Index: 1
#2Prisca Eser (University of Bern)H-Index: 23
Last.Matthias Wilhelm (University of Bern)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Background Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a physiological adaptation to long-term endurance training. We investigated the impact of age at start of endurance training on LV geometry in a cohort of male, middle-aged, non-elite endurance athletes. Methods A total of 121 healthy, normotensive, Caucasian participants of a 10-mile race were recruited and assessed with an echocardiogram and a comprehensive interview. Athletes were classified based on patterns of LVH. Results Thirty-fiv...
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#1David Herzig (University of Bern)H-Index: 5
#2Babken Asatryan (University of Bern)H-Index: 3
Last.Matthias Wilhelm (University of Bern)H-Index: 19
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Heart rate variability (HRV) is a widely used marker of cardiac autonomic nervous activity (CANA). Changes in HRV with exercise training have often been interpreted as increases in vagal activity. HRV is strongly associated with heart rate, which in turn, is associated with heart size. There is strong evidence from basic studies that lower heart rate in response to exercise training is caused by morphological and electrical remodeling of the heart. In a cross-sectional study in participants of a...
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#1Lukas D. TrachselH-Index: 6
Last.Matthias WilhelmH-Index: 19
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BACKGROUND Long-term endurance sport practice leads to eccentric left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). We aimed to compare the new 4-tiered classification (4TC) for LVH with the established 2-tiered classification (2TC) in a cohort of normotensive non-elite endurance athletes. METHODS Male participants of a 10-mile race were recruited and included when blood pressure (BP) was normal (<140/90 mmHg). Phenotypic characterization of LVH was based on relative wall thickness (2TC), and on LV concentrici...
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#1David Herzig (University of Bern)H-Index: 5
#2Prisca Eser (University of Bern)H-Index: 23
Last.Peter Achermann (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 57
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Objective: Measurements of heart rate variability (HRV) during sleep are becoming increasingly popular as sleep could provide an optimal state for HRV assessments. While sleep stages have been reported to affect HRV, the effect of sleep stages on the variance of HRV parameters were hardly investigated. We aimed to assess the variance of HRV parameters during the different sleep stages. Further, we tested the accuracy of an algorithm using HRV to identify a 5-min segment within an episode of slow...
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#1Corina S. Rueegg (University of Lucerne)H-Index: 15
#2Susi Kriemler (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 36
Last.Nicolas von der Weid (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 19
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Beyond survival of nowadays >80%, modern childhood cancer treatment strives to preserve long-term health and quality of life. However, the majority of today’s survivors suffer from short- and long-term adverse effects such as cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, obesity, osteoporosis, fatigue, depression, and reduced physical fitness and quality of life. Regular exercise can play a major role to mitigate or prevent such late-effects. Despite this, there are no data on the effects of regular ex...
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