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Heritability of central blood pressure and arterial stiffness: a twin study
Objective: Central blood pressure and aortic stiffness have been consistently reported as strong cardiovascular risk factors. Twin studies by comparing identical with nonidentical twins produceExpand
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Lower Limb Multilevel Treatment With Drug-Eluting Balloons: 6-Month Results From the DEBELLUM Randomized Trial
Purpose To report 6-month results of the DEBELLUM (Drug-Eluting Balloon Evaluation for Lower Limb MUltilevel TreatMent) randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) toExpand
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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt with expanded-polytetrafuoroethylene-covered stents in non-cirrhotic patients with portal cavernoma.
AIMS To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in non-cirrhotic patients with symptomatic portal hypertension secondary to portal cavernoma. Expand
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Association of body mass index with arterial stiffness and blood pressure components: a twin study.
RATIONALE Obesity, blood pressure and arterial stiffness are heritable traits interconnected to each other but their possible common genetic and environmental etiologies are unknown. METHODS WeExpand
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Genetic and environmental factors on the relation of lung function and arterial stiffness.
BACKGROUND An association between reduced lung function and increased cardiovascular risk has been reported, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The aim of this study was to assess theExpand
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Management of refractory hepatic encephalopathy after insertion of TIPS: long-term results of shunt reduction with hourglass-shaped balloon-expandable stent-graft.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review the use of an hourglass-shaped expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) stent-graft to reduce transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts inExpand
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Current role of interventional radiology in the management of visceral and bone metastases from thyroid cancer.
The metastatic disease from thyroid cancer represents a complex clinical scenario, which mandates a case-based multi-disciplinary approach in tertiary referral centers. Direct localised treatmentsExpand
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Genetic influence on the relation between exhaled nitric oxide and pulse wave reflection.
Nitric oxide has an important role in the development of the structure and function of the airways and vessel walls. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FE(NO)) is inversely related to the markers andExpand
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Techniques in cerebral protection.
Carotid angioplasty and stenting is a valid alternative option to conventional carotid endarterectomy in the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. During the stenting process, however, distalExpand
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Adjunctive Thermoprotection During Percutaneous Thermal Ablation Procedures: Review of Current Techniques
Although rare, unintended thermal injury to organs surrounding the ablation zone can lead to severe complications. Over the past 15 years, different protective methods have been developed to limitExpand
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