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Although the etiology of white matter abnormalities has not been revealed completely, cerebral hypoperfusion is thought to be one of the factors (1-11). Heart failure and atrial fibrillation are among the frequently observed causative factors of reduced cardiac output.
BACKGROUND Sleep deprivation (SD) is known to be associated with an increased incidence of adverse cardiovascular outcome. Atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) calculated from tissue Doppler imaging has been shown to detect atrial impairment in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The aim of the study was to investigate whether AEMD would increase in otherwise… (More)
BACKGROUND Elevated Gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) level is independently correlated with conditions associatedwith increased atherosclerosis, such as obesity, elevated serum cholesterol, high blood pressure and myocardial infarction. It is also demonstrated that serum gamma-glutamyltransferase activity is an independent risk factor for myocardial… (More)