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BACKGROUND Slow breathing training (SBT) has been proposed as a new non-pharmacological treatment able to induce favorable effects in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, no information is available regarding its effects on orthostatic blood pressure (BP) changes in these patients, an issue of practical relevance given the reported(More)
BACKGROUND The delayed treatment of acute coronary syndrome has a significant impact on survival. Due to improved organization and the use of reperfusion therapies, inhospital delay has been shortened in recent years. However, the time between the onset of chest pain and the call for medical help is still too long. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death in the world, therefore a patient may have cancer, but also heart disease. Intensive cancer treatment, including chemotherapy and radiotherapy, improves the prognosis, reduces mortality and lengthens patients' lives but it is also associated with cardiotoxicity. This paper describes(More)
INTRODUCTION Slow breathing training (SBT) has been proposed as a new nonpharmacologic treatment in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the effects of SBT on exercise capacity, hemodynamic parameters, and sleep respiratory patterns in a relatively large sample of CHF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Acute hyperglycaemia is an adverse prognostic factor in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It is unclear whether these negative effects apply equally to patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and non-DM patients. AIM To evaluate the short-term (in-hospital) and long-term (four-year) prognostic value of acute hyperglycaemia in ACS(More)
BACKGROUND Acute hyperglycemia in patients with myocardial infarction is an unfavorable predictive factor. However, there are limited data regarding the relationship between acute hyperglycemia and the incidence of new onsets diabetes in long-term observation. AIM We studied the relationship between admission glycemia in patients with myocardial(More)
Although sewage sludge is a rich source of nutrients for arable farming and soil improvement, it can also be a source of pollutants. The effects of the land application of sludge on the PCB and nutrient content of leachate were investigated using cylindrical 650 mm length columns filled with poor quality soil. Treatments included no fertilization (control),(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, 24-hour monitoring of central systolic blood pressure (SBP) has become available. However, the relation between end-organ damage and the 24-hour central SBP profile and variability has not so far been analyzed. Therefore, the aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the relation between 24-hour central SBP, 24-hour central SBP(More)
OBJECTIVE Morning surge (MS) of peripheral blood pressure (BP) is considered to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. However, central MS has not been analyzed so far. Therefore, the aim of the study was to evaluate the variables independently associated with central MS. DESIGN AND METHOD Fifty never treated hypertensives (age 40.4 ±(More)