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Myocardial global performance index as a predictor of in-hospital cardiac events in patients with first myocardial infarction.
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the ability of a Doppler index of global myocardial performance (MPI), measured at entry, to predict inhospital cardiac events in a series of patients with first acuteExpand
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A Randomized Study of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator Versus Dual-Chamber Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy With Narrow QRS: The NARROW-CRT Study
Background—Current recommendations require a QRS duration of ≥120 ms as a condition for prescribing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). This study was designed to test the hypothesis thatExpand
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Three-dimensional echocardiographic and magnetic resonance assessment of the effect of telmisartan compared with carvedilol on left ventricular mass a multicenter, randomized, longitudinal study.
BACKGROUND The hypothesis that left ventricular hypertrophy regression in hypertension relates to blood pressure (BP) control and to non-antihypertensive activity of some drugs was tested byExpand
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Multicentre experience with MGuard™ net protective stent in ST‐elevation myocardial infarction: Safety, feasibility, and impact on myocardial reperfusion
Objective: To report, for the first time, angiographic and ECG results as well as in‐hospital and 1‐month clinical follow‐up, after MGuard net protective stent (Inspire‐MD, Tel‐Aviv, Israel—MGS)Expand
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Effects of histamine on coronary hemodynamics in humans: role of H1 and H2 receptors.
To evaluate whether histamine exerts a direct effect on coronary hemodynamics in humans, and to investigate the role played by H1 and H2 receptors in this response, intracoronary saline solution orExpand
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Freehand three-dimensional echocardiographic evaluation of the effect of telmisartan compared with hydrochlorothiazide on left ventricular mass in hypertensive patients with mild-to-moderate
Antihypertensive efficacy, effects on left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and tolerability of telmisartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, were compared with those of hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ).Expand
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Effect of Pacing the Right Ventricular Mid‐Septum Tract in Patients with Permanent Atrial Fibrillation and Low Ejection Fraction
Introduction: Permanent right ventricular (RV) pacing leads have been traditionally implanted in the right ventricular apex (RVA). Nowadays, some deleterious effects of RVA pacing have beenExpand
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Presence of left ventricular contractile reserve predicts midterm response to cardiac resynchronization therapy--results from the LOw dose DObutamine stress-echo test in Cardiac Resynchronization
BACKGROUND Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is effective in selected patients with heart failure (HF). Nevertheless, the nonresponder rate remains high. The low-dose dobutamine stress-echoExpand
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End-diastolic wall thickness as a predictor of reverse remodelling after cardiac resynchronization therapy: a two-dimensional echocardiographic study.
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether in patients with ischemic heart failure (HF) with mechanical dyssynchrony the echocardiographic assessment of the extent of scarredExpand
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Contemporary antithrombotic strategies in patients with acute coronary syndromes managed without revascularization: insights from the EYESHOT study.
AIMS Patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) who are managed without coronary revascularization represent a mixed and understudied population that seems to receive suboptimal pharmacologicalExpand
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