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AIMS Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to improve symptoms and exercise tolerance in patients with advanced heart failure (HF). However, studies were underpowered to address its(More)
AIMS Much controversy exists concerning the efficacy of primary prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with low ejection fraction due to coronary artery disease (CAD)(More)
Ventricular arrhythmias are associated with epicardial reperfusion but may also be a sign of cellular injury, which affects recovery of left ventricular (LV) function. To assess the correlation(More)
Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) allows simultaneous timing of regional volumetric changes as a net result of longitudinal, radial, circumferential left ventricular (LV) contraction,(More)
AIMS The current study sought to assess if pre-implantation lateral-to-septal delay (LSD) > or =60 ms assessed by spectral pulsed-wave myocardial tissue Doppler imaging (PW-TDI) could predict(More)