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Hibernating myocardium: diagnosis and patient outcomes.
Approximately 50% of the patients with chronic obstructive coronary artery disease resulting in chronic contractile dysfunction have hibernating myocardium and may benefit from revascularization.Expand
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Perioperative cardiovascular mortality in noncardiac surgery: validation of the Lee cardiac risk index.
PURPOSE The Lee risk index was developed to predict major cardiac complications in noncardiac surgery. We retrospectively evaluated its ability to predict cardiovascular death in the large cohort ofExpand
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Statins Are Associated With a Reduced Incidence of Perioperative Mortality in Patients Undergoing Major Noncardiac Vascular Surgery
Background—Patients undergoing major vascular surgery are at increased risk of perioperative mortality due to underlying coronary artery disease. Inhibitors of the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzymeExpand
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Noninvasive evaluation of ischaemic heart disease: myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography?
Stress echocardiography and myocardial perfusion imaging are commonly used noninvasive imaging modalities for the evaluation of ischaemic heart disease. Both modalities have proved clinically usefulExpand
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Echocardiographic classification of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation caused by restricted motion according to tethering pattern.
Although the mechanism of ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) is understood, the echocardiographic picture of ischemic MR is not homogeneous. Ninety-two consecutive patients with chronic ischemic MRExpand
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Carotid intima-media thickness for cardiovascular risk assessment: systematic review and meta-analysis.
OBJECTIVE B-mode ultrasound measurement of the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a widely used marker for atherosclerosis and is associated with future cardiovascular events. This articleExpand
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Outcome and Complications After Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Background—Previous observational studies demonstrated that patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) may benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillatorExpand
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Accuracy of non-invasive techniques for diagnosis of coronary artery disease and prediction of cardiac events in patients with left bundle branch block: a meta-analysis
PurposeNon-invasive evaluation of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) has limitations inherent to different tests, and the relative merits of these testsExpand
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Noninvasive imaging of the vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque.
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease, complicated by progressively increasing atherosclerotic plaques that eventually may rupture. Plaque rupture is a major cause of cardiovascular events, suchExpand
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Usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for detection of carotid plaque ulceration in patients with symptomatic carotid atherosclerosis.
Previous data have indicated that carotid plaque ulceration is a strong predictor of cerebrovascular events. Standard ultrasound and color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) scans have poor diagnosticExpand
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