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Heart failure (HF) is a growing epidemic with the annual number of hospitalizations constantly increasing over the last decades for HF as a primary or secondary diagnosis. Despite the emergence of novel therapeutic approached that can prolong life and shorten hospital stay, HF patients will be needing rehospitalization and will often have a poor prognosis.(More)
BACKGROUND Levosimendan (LS) improves cardiac contractility without increasing myocardial oxygen demand. We administrated LS on a monthly intermittent 24-hour protocol and evaluated the clinical effect after 6 months in a randomized, open, prospective study. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty patients (age 45-65 years) with LV systolic dysfunction and New York(More)
BACKGROUND The prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy, which accounts for considerable morbidity and mortality, remains a vexing problem. Contrast-induced renal vasoconstriction is believed to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of contrast-induced nephropathy. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of the prostacyclin analog iloprost in(More)
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