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Right ventricular septal pacing: Safety and efficacy in a long term follow up.
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Right ventricular permanent high septal pacing is safe and effective in a long term follow up evaluation; it could be a good alternative to the conventional RVA pacing in order to avoid its deleterious effects. Expand
Takotsubo syndrome and pheochromocytoma: an insidious combination.
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This unfortunate case confirms the pheochromocytoma as important risk factor for the onset of Takotsubo syndrome, and the how dramatic and severe a catecholaminergic storm can be. Expand
Lack of interference of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy to implanted cardioverter-defibrillator: in-vivo study.
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Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy appears to be safe in heart patients with an ICD; however, close cardiac monitoring of these patients during ENB must be ensured as correct behaviour of all existing ICDs can only be presumed from compliance of the manufacturer to International Standards which establish procedures for electromagnetic interference checking on implantable devices on different ranges of frequency. Expand
Systolic heart failure and cardiac resynchronization therapy: a focus on diastole
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Ventricular reverse remodelling, together with improvement in ventricular filling, rather than improvements of systolic function, predict clinical prognosis long-term post-CRT. Expand
Left atrium function in patients with coronary artery disease
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Evaluation of left atrial size and function is currently of great interest and it will be more so in the very near future, given its potential for insights into the pathophysiology of the ischemic heart, which makes it an important clinical risk identifier in CAD patients. Expand
Non Invasive Cardiac Output Evaluation with CO2 Rebreathing Method for CRT Patients
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The Innocor system is a promising non-invasive method to assess the cardiac output at baseline and during follow up in HF patients treated with CRT. Expand
Acute contractile recovery extent during biventricular pacing is not associated with follow-up in patients undergoing resynchronization☆
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Acute contractile recovery in CRT patients is not associated with 3 years prognosis, but death or rehospitalization can be predicted from QRS duration and LV diastolic volume at baseline. Expand
Beta-Blockers and Nitrates: Pharmacotherapy and Indications.
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B-blockers are the firstline anti-anginal therapy in stable stable angina patients without contraindications, while nitrates are the secondlineAnti-Anginal therapy. Expand
Therapeutic management of ventricular arrhythmias in Andersen-Tawil syndrome.
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A case of ATS patient with episodes of bidirectional ventricular tachycardia, well controlled by flecainide therapy initially, which in particular conditions of fever and hypokaliemia had a cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation, with neurological sequelae and need of an ICD implant. Expand
SYSTOLIC HEART FAILURE AND CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY: FOCUS ON DIASTOLE
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This work assessed if and how CRT did affect DF in systolic heart failure and investigated potential relations between CRT-induced changes in ventricular function. Expand
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