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Determinants of immediate and long‐term results of subclavian and innominate artery angioplasty
Background: Percutaneous angioplasty (PTA) is widely used in the treatment of subclavian/innominate artery obstruction, but factors of long‐term PTA outcome are poorly understood. Our aim was toExpand
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Prevalence and prediction of renal artery stenosis in patients with coronary and supraaortic artery atherosclerotic disease.
BACKGROUND Renal atherosclerosis is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of renal artery stenosis (RAS) in patients withExpand
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Polyvascular extracoronary atherosclerotic disease in patients with coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer in the developed countries, accounting for approximately half of all deaths, with the leading causes being myocardial infarction andExpand
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Effect of renal artery revascularization on left ventricular hypertrophy, diastolic function, blood pressure, and the one-year outcome.
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to determine the potential interrelations between left ventricle mass (LVM), LV diastolic function, systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) andExpand
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Fibrosis of extracellular matrix is related to the duration of the disease but is unrelated to the dynamics of collagen metabolism in dilated cardiomyopathy
BackgroundFibrosis of extracellular matrix (ECM) in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) corresponds to the myocardial over-production of various types of collagens. However, mechanism of this process isExpand
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Internal carotid artery stenosis in patients with degenerative aortic stenosis.
BACKGROUND In patients with severe degenerative aortic stenosis (DAS) the operative mortality risk is 3% for isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR), but it significantly increases in patients withExpand
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Prognostic value of fibrosis-related markers in dilated cardiomyopathy: A link between osteopontin and cardiovascular events.
INTRODUCTION Serum markers of fibrosis provide an insight into extracellular matrix (ECM) fibrosis in heart failure (HF) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, their role as predictors ofExpand
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Temporal changes in the pattern of invasive angiography use and its outcome in suspected coronary artery disease: implications for patient management and healthcare resources utilization
Introduction Invasive coronary angiography (CAG), the ‘gold standard’ in coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosis, requires hospitalization, is not risk-free, and engages considerable healthcareExpand
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Left ventricular reverse remodeling is not related to biopsy-detected extracellular matrix fibrosis and serum markers of fibrosis in dilated cardiomyopathy, regardless of the definition used for LVRR
Left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) is reported in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients (pts). However, numerous definitions of LVRR exist. Measurements of serum markers of fibrosis provideExpand
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Treatment options for post-catheterisation femoral pseudoaneurysm closure.
BACKGROUND Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm (FAP) complicates from 1% to 9% of all coronary angiography procedures and contributes to extended hospitalisation as well as patient discomfort. AIM ToExpand
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