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OBJECTIVE Analyse 2-year outcomes after MitraClip therapy and identify predictors of outcome. METHODS Consecutive patients (n=74) undergoing MitraClip therapy were included in the MitraSWISS registry and followed prospectively. RESULTS A reduction of mitral regurgitation (MR) to ≤ mild was achieved in 32 (43%) patients and to moderate in 31 (42%)… (More)
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AIMS We assessed the relationship between cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)-induced reverse remodelling and mortality during a long-term follow-up in a prospective observational study. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data from a prospective registry including 398 consecutive patients who underwent CRT between September 1998 and September 2007. Left… (More)
term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis: the U.K. TAVI (united kingdom trans-catheter aortic valve implantation) registry. valve implantation for the treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in patients at very high or prohibitive surgical risk: acute and late outcomes of the… (More)
Seventy-four consecutive patients with angina undergoing single-lesion percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty were evaluated with high-dose (up to 0.84 mg/kg during 10 minutes) dipyridamole echocardiography test (DET) before angioplasty and when possible, afterward. Angioplasty was clinically or angiographically successful in 63 patients and… (More)
Background. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a complex, multifactorial disease in which personality seems to play a role but with no definition in combination with other risk factors. Objective. To explore the nonlinear and simultaneous pathways between traditional and personality traits risk factors and coronary stenosis by Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)… (More)