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Many patients undergoing pharmacological stress echocardiography for assessing symptoms suggestive of coronary artery disease are found to have a normal test. This study was performed to evaluate whether asthma symptoms simulate angina pectoris. A total 41 consecutive patients who had a negative pharmacological stress echocardiography and had been evaluated(More)
Patients who are unable to be adequately nourished owing to cerebral dysfunction do not tolerate nasogastric tubes for enteral nutrition well. They are threatened by active or passive dislocation of the tube into the oesophagus with subsequent aspiration. Although these risks are minimized by percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG), aspiration cannot be completely(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The prognostic value of dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with suspected or known coronary heart disease has not exactly been assessed. Purpose of the study was the assessment of the prognostic value of DSE regarding cardiac events, especially in patients with a normal DSE finding. PATIENTS AND METHODS 316 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the role of dobutamine stress echocardiography (SE) for diagnosis and therapy of coronary artery disease (CAD) in the routine practice of a cardiological department in which bicycle stress-testing, scintigraphy and coronary angiography are available. METHODS Between January 1997 and September 1998, 123(More)
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