Deborah Mazzaferro

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No data exist concerning a possible association between CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc scores and atrial fibrillation (AF). In this prospective observational study, we tested the hypothesis whether thromboembolic risk scores predict AF. We investigated 3549 subjects, 1829 men and 1720 women, aged 60.7 ± 10.6 years, without baseline AF. Patients with thyroid(More)
OBJECTIVE To address whether glucose tolerance status, and in particular 1-h postload plasma glucose levels, may affect diastolic function in 161 never-treated hypertensive white subjects. Impaired left ventricular relaxation, an early sign of diastolic dysfunction, represents the first manifestation of myocardial involvement in diabetic cardiomyopathy. A(More)
BACKGROUND Blood pressure (BP) affects hypertensive left ventricular mass (LVM), explaining 10-25% of its variation. Thus, it is plausible that other factors operate in this process. Reduced kidney function is associated with increased LVM. METHODS We enrolled 1000 untreated hypertensives with serum creatinine ≤ 1.5mg/dL and without proteinuria. BP was(More)
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