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BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown improvement in left ventricular function after intracoronary injection of autologous cells derived from bone marrow (BMC) in the acute phase of myocardial infarction. We designed a randomized, controlled trial to further investigate the effects of this treatment. METHODS Patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial(More)
2D-STE (two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography) is a novel echocardiographic modality that enables angle-independent assessment of myocardial deformation indices. In the present study, we tested whether peak systolic epsilon(parallel) (longitudinal strain) values measured by 2D-STE could identify areas of MI (myocardial infarction) as determined(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to evaluate the ability of established and new parameters of global systolic left ventricle function to estimate myocardial infarct size. Increasing infarct extent is associated with impaired prognosis in chronic ischemic heart disease. Systolic myocardial deformation is a complex 3D process that is mainly(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of asymptomatic central line-associated thromboses is high and well recognized among children with cancer, while the long-term consequences are mainly unknown. AIM In a cross-sectional study, we evaluated clinical and radiological venous outcome in children with previous long-standing intravascular catheters. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing infarct mass is associated with impaired prognosis in chronic ischemic heart disease. Global strain by echocardiographic assessment relates closely to infarct mass assessed by delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging but requires deformation analysis in a 16-segment model of the left ventricular. Mitral annular (MA) displacement(More)
A case report of rheumatoid arthritis developing during alpha-interferon therapy of chronic hepatitis C is reported. The rheumatoid arthritis was severe, being non-responsive to the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and persisted despite discontinuation of the interferon therapy. The literature relative to this case suggesting an association(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate long-term safety and efficacy after intracoronary injection of autologous mononuclear bone marrow cells (mBMCs) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN Randomised, controlled trial. SETTING Two university hospitals in Oslo, Norway. PATIENTS Patients from the Autologous Stem cell Transplantation in Acute Myocardial(More)
AIMS Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients are at risk of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). We aimed to explore whether systolic function by strain echocardiography is related to VAs and to the extent of fibrosis by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). METHODS AND RESULTS We included 150 HCM patients and 50 healthy individuals. VAs were defined as(More)