C Antoniou

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We assessed the effect of left atrial (LA) function index, LA ejection fraction, LA kinetic energy, and maximal LA volume on 6 months clinical outcome in patients with newly diagnosed systolic heart failure (HF). During a 36-month period, 179 consecutive patients (17% female, mean age 63 ± 14 years) were enrolled. During the follow-up, 46 patients had an(More)
The effects of respiratory movements on the ultrasonic echoes of the cardiac structures were recorded and analyzed in 50 consecutive patients. Deep inspiration in cooperative patients resulted in a considerable increase of dense anterior echoes, with blotting out of any distal or posterior echoes in 12 of 44 patients (group A). In the second or larger(More)
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