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Histological substrate of atrial biopsies in patients with lone atrial fibrillation.
BACKGROUND Lone atrial fibrillation (LAF) is a common clinical syndrome, but its origin remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed endomyocardial biopsies of the right atrial septum (2 to 3Expand
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Myotonic dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica, DM) is the most frequently inherited neuromuscular disease of adult life. DM is a multisystem disease with major cardiac involvement. Core features ofExpand
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High prevalence of myocarditis mimicking arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy differential diagnosis by electroanatomic mapping-guided endomyocardial biopsy.
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the diagnostic contribution and the therapeutic and prognostic implications of 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping (EAM)-guided endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) in patients withExpand
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Cardiac Histological Substrate in Patients With Clinical Phenotype of Brugada Syndrome
Background— The role of structural heart disease and sodium channel dysfunction in the induction of electrical instability in Brugada syndrome is still debated. Methods and Results— We studied 18Expand
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Myocardial production of chromogranin A in human heart: a new regulatory peptide of cardiac function.
AIMS High chromogranin-A (CgA) levels were observed in patients with heart failure but its source remained uncertain. We evaluated whether CgA is produced by myocardium and might affect myocardialExpand
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Cardiac features of Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy caused by lamin A/C gene mutations.
AIMS Retrospective studies have identified a mutation in the lamin A/C (LMNA) gene in patients selected on the basis of a phenotype characterized by dilated cardiomyopathy, atrioventricularExpand
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Usefulness of intracardiac echocardiography for the diagnosis of cardiovascular implantable electronic device-related endocarditis.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to compare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) for the diagnosis of cardiac device-related endocarditis (CDI). Expand
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Immediate and long-term clinical outcome after spinal cord stimulation for refractory stable angina pectoris.
The treatment of patients with angina pectoris refractory to medical therapy and unsuitable for revascularization procedures has yet not been well standardized. Previous retrospective studies andExpand
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Impairment of cardiac autonomic function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: relationship to myocardial and respiratory function.
BACKGROUND Previous studies reported an impairment of nervous autonomic activity in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). However, the relationship of the autonomic dysfunction to theExpand
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Cardiac biopsy in patients with "primary" atrial fibrillation. Histologic evidence of occult myocardial diseases.
Fourteen patients (ten men and four women; mean age, 37 years) with lone atrial fibrillation (AF) (1 to 18 months' duration) were evaluated by thyroid function tests, two-dimensionalExpand
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