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Incremental value of combining 64-slice computed tomography angiography with stress nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging to improve noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease
BackgroundTo compare the accuracy of combined 64-slice computed tomography angiography (CTA) and stress nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in the noninvasive detection of coronary arteryExpand
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Systematic Treatment Approach to Ventricular Tachycardia in Cardiac Sarcoidosis
Background—Fatal arrhythmia is commonly observed in cardiac sarcoidosis, but clinical effects of a systematic treatment approach are still uncertain. This study sought to describe both clinical andExpand
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The clinical impact of late gadolinium enhancement in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: serial analysis of cardiovascular magnetic resonance images
BackgroundOur study aimed to investigate both the clinical implications of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and the relation of LGE to clinical findings inExpand
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Impact of Adenosine‐Provoked Acute Dormant Pulmonary Vein Conduction on Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation
Impact of ATP Reconduction on AF Recurrence. Introduction: Adenosine can be associated with acute recovery of conduction to the pulmonary veins (PVs) immediately after isolation. The objective ofExpand
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Expression of survivin in esophageal cancer: Correlation with the prognosis and response to chemotherapy
Survivin, a new member of the inhibitor‐of‐apoptosis (IAP) family, has been reported to be expressed in many cancers but not in differentiated normal tissue. Its expression in esophageal cancer,Expand
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Quantitative Measures of Coronary Stenosis Severity by 64-Slice CT Angiography and Relation to Physiologic Significance of Perfusion in Nonobese Patients: Comparison with Stress Myocardial Perfusion
Coronary stenosis severity by 64-slice CT angiography (CTA) is acceptably correlated with intravascular ultrasound. Stress myocardial perfusion imaging using SPECT is an established method forExpand
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Long-term clinical outcome of extensive pulmonary vein isolation-based catheter ablation therapy in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation
Objective To examine the long-term clinical outcomes of patients undergoing catheter ablation (CA) for either paroxysmal (PAF) or persistent atrial fibrillation (PsAF) using an extensive pulmonaryExpand
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Diagnosis and management of primary aldosteronism in pregnancy: case report and review of the literature.
Primary aldosteronism rarely complicates pregnancy. We present a woman with primary aldosteronism in pregnancy associated with severe preeclampsia. A 33-year-old Japanese woman with hypertension wasExpand
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Serum tenascin-C might be a novel predictor of left ventricular remodeling and prognosis after acute myocardial infarction.
OBJECTIVES We investigated clinical implications of serum tenascin-C (TN-C) levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). BACKGROUND Tenascin-C, an extracellular matrix glycoprotein,Expand
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Early Repolarization Is an Independent Predictor of Occurrences of Ventricular Fibrillation in the Very Early Phase of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Background—Recent evidence has linked early repolarization (ER) to idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients without structural heart disease. However, no studies have clarified whether orExpand
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