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Cardiac papillary fibroelastoma: a comprehensive analysis of 725 cases.
BACKGROUND With the advent of echocardiography, cardiac papillary fibroelastoma (CPF) is being increasingly reported. The demographics, clinical characteristics, pathological features, treatment, andExpand
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Coronary artery fistulas: clinical and therapeutic considerations.
Coronary artery fistulas vary widely in their morphological appearance and presentation. These fistulas are congenital or acquired coronary artery abnormalities in which blood is shunted into aExpand
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Cardiac arrhythmias in pregnancy: clinical and therapeutic considerations.
Pregnancy can precipitate cardiac arrhythmias not previously present in seemingly well individuals. Risk of arrhythmias is relatively higher during labor and delivery. Potential factors that canExpand
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Torsade de pointes: the clinical considerations.
Torsade de pointes is a form of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia occurring in a setting of prolonged QT interval on surface electrocardiogram. Congenital causes of prolonged QT interval occur inExpand
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Cardiovocal syndrome: a systematic review.
Hoarseness associated with mitral stenosis was initially described by Ortner. Several cardiopulmonary conditions were associated with left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy over the last 100 years;Expand
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Clinical aspects of the Chagas' heart disease.
Chagas' heart disease, caused by protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is a common cause of cardiomyopathy in the Americas. Transmission of T. cruzi occurs through Reduviids, the kissing bugs. Less commonExpand
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Hypothermia: evaluation, electrocardiographic manifestations, and management.
Hypothermia-related cases typically occur after exposure to low ambient temperatures; however, numerous cases occur in individuals with no history of exposure to cold environment. Hypothermia isExpand
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Prognostic value of serum cardiac troponin I in ambulatory patients with chronic renal failure undergoing long-term hemodialysis: a two-year outcome analysis.
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in asymptomatic, ambulatory patients with chronic renal failure treated with long-term hemodialysis. BACKGROUNDExpand
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Elevation of serum cardiac troponin I in noncardiac and cardiac diseases other than acute coronary syndromes.
This study evaluated the role of serum cardiac troponin I as a biochemical marker for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in the presence of noncardiac diseases. Diagnostic characteristics wereExpand
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Elevated serum cardiac troponin I in rhabdomyolysis.
OBJECTIVE To examine the etiology and clinical significance of elevated serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) in patients with rhabdomyolysis. METHODS Data on 91 (63 men) consecutive patients withExpand
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