Carmel M Halley

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BACKGROUND Diastolic dysfunction is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with normal left ventricular ejection fraction. There are limited data, however, on whether worsening of diastolic function is associated with worse prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS We reviewed clinical records and echocardiograms of consecutive patients who had baseline(More)
Acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) mRNA has been detected in adult mouse or bovine retina by in situ hybridization with bovine aFGF cDNA clones. It is localized on ganglion cell layer, inner nuclear layer, photoreceptors and slightly on pigmented epithelium. This synthesis of aFGF in highly specialized retinal cell types is discussed in the framework on(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a major public health epidemic and is associated with increased risk of heart failure and mortality. We evaluated the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction (DD). METHODS We reviewed clinical records and echocardiogram of patients with baseline echocardiogram between 1996 and 2005 that showed(More)
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