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Hydrotherapy (exercise in warm water) is considered to be a safe and beneficial method to use in the rehabilitation of stable heart failure patients, but there is little information on the effect of the increased venous return and enhanced preload in elderly patients with biventricular heart failure. We present a case of an elderly man who was recruited to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the importance of ventricular systolic and diastolic long-axis (LAX) function in comparison with short-axis (SAX) function for prediction of long-term survival in patients with heart failure. DESIGN Prospective epidemiological study. SETTING University and county hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with idiopathic heart failure(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of immersion and training of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) in warm water has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this study was to assess the acute hemodynamic response of immersion and peripheral muscle training in elderly patients with CHF. METHODS Thirteen CHF patients and 13 healthy subjects underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction (DD) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by following recommended criteria from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and using single variables reflecting DD. METHOD A total of 187 patients with AS (105 men; mean age 51 ± 13 years; mean duration of disease 15 ± 11 years)(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of aortic regurgitation and any relation to disease activity and specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 subtypes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. METHODS Transthoracic echocardiography was performed in 187 patients (105 men), mean age (SD) 50 (13) years, and mean disease duration 24(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate diastolic and systolic left ventricular recovery during titration with metoprolol CR/XL (controlled release/extended release). DESIGN Placebo run in, followed by an open study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 14 patients with chronic heart failure. INTERVENTIONS Metoprolol CR/XL titrated from 12.5 mg once daily to 200(More)
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