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The effect of the content of the knowledge on adherence to medication in hypertensive patients.
OBJECTIVE It was suggested that knowledge might influence the adherence to treatment in hypertension. Accordingly, in this study, we investigated the effects of content of knowledge on medicationExpand
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The assessment of adherence of hypertensive individuals to treatment and lifestyle change recommendations.
OBJECTIVE Most of studies about adherence in hypertension highlight the adherence to the medical treatment but do not include the adherence to the other recommendations, such as lifestyleExpand
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Assessing the cause of T wave inversion in precordial leads with ECG mapping.
Inversion of the T wave in precordial leads in patients with angina pectoris is a predictor of coronary disease; however, it may also be seen in normal adults. The aim of this study was to assess theExpand
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Papillary Fibroelastoma of the Mitral Valve with Systemic Embolization
Primary tumors of the heart are rare disorders. In autopsy studies, their incidence was reported to be 0.01–0.5%. We present the case of a papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve with systemicExpand
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A different method for measuring mitral valve area with special emphasis on concomitant aortic regurgitation: A new application of proximal isovelocity surface area method.
Measurement of mitral valve area is still a challenge for the echocardiographers. Each method has its own limitations. In this study we assessed a different method and compared it with the otherExpand
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Brain Natriuretic Peptide and the Severity of Aortic Regurgitation: Is There Any Correlation?
We aimed to evaluate the correlation between aortic regurgitation severity and brain natriuretic (BNP) levels as a marker for left ventricular dysfunction. Sixty consecutive male patients (mean ageExpand
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A Simple Different Method to Use Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area (PISA) for Measuring Mitral Valve Area
AbstractBackground Angle-correction is an important limiting factor for using proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) method in measuring mitral valve area (MVA). In this study, we derived a novelExpand
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The effects of perindopril on aortic elasticity and inflammatory markers in hypertensive patients.
BACKGROUND Inflammation plays an important role in hypertension and in atherosclerosis. Inflammatory changes induced even in prehypertensive subjects can lead to increased arterial stiffness. TheExpand
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The Relationship of Gamma-Glutamyltransferase to Aortic Elastic Properties in Young Patients with Prehypertension
Some cross-sectional studies have demonstrated a positive association between serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) levels and blood pressure. Accordingly, we aimed to analyze serum GGT levels inExpand
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Left Ventricular Function in Male Patients with Secondary Hypogonadism
Background: In addition to the effects on ventricular repolarization, testosterone could also affect left ventricular performance. The enhancement of left ventricular contractility inExpand
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