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Right ventricular septal pacing: Safety and efficacy in a long term follow up.
AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the permanent high interventricular septal pacing in a long term follow up, as alternative to right ventricular apical pacing. METHODS We retrospectivelyExpand
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Systolic heart failure and cardiac resynchronization therapy: a focus on diastole
Conflicting data exist about the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on diastolic function (DF). Aim of the study was to assess if and how CRT affects DF in systolic heart failureExpand
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Left atrium function in patients with coronary artery disease
Purpose of reviewThe left atrial cavity has recently been identified as a potential biomarker for cardiac and cerebrovascular accidents. This review examines the potential of left atrial size andExpand
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Lack of interference of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy to implanted cardioverter-defibrillator: in-vivo study.
AIMS Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) (Superdimension) is a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in patients with lung lesions. Very small data are available about potential interference ofExpand
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Acute contractile recovery extent during biventricular pacing is not associated with follow-up in patients undergoing resynchronization☆
Background It has been reported that contractility, as assessed using dobutamine infusion, is independently associated with reverse remodeling after CRT. Controversy, however, exists about theExpand
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Non Invasive Cardiac Output Evaluation with CO2 Rebreathing Method for CRT Patients
Background : Cardiac resynchronization therapy with ICD (CRT-D) or pacemaker (CRT-P) is useful to reverse the deleterious effects of ventricular dyssynchronia in heart failure (HF) patients. ToExpand
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Beta-Blockers and Nitrates: Pharmacotherapy and Indications.
Many clinically important differences exist between beta blockers. B1-selectivity is of clinical interest because at clinically used doses, b1- selective agents block cardiac b-receptors while havingExpand
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SYSTOLIC HEART FAILURE AND CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY: FOCUS ON DIASTOLE
Conflicting data exist about the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on diastolic function (DF). Aim of the study was to assess if and how CRT affects DF in systolic heart failureExpand