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Improvement of exercise capacity with treatment of Cheyne-Stokes respiration in patients with congestive heart failure.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the impact of nasal nocturnal oxygen therapy on respiration, sleep, exercise capacity, cognitive function and daytime symptoms in patients withExpand
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Infective endocarditis in the elderly in the era of transesophageal echocardiography: clinical features and prognosis compared with younger patients.
PURPOSE Advanced age is considered to be associated with a more severe prognosis in infective endocarditis (IE), which is relevance in view of a change in epidemiology of the disease with anExpand
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Vasodilation by urapidil in the treatment of chronic congestive heart failure in addition to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors is not beneficial: results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind
BACKGROUND The therapeutic benefit of an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor in combination with a different type of vasodilator is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS To evaluate the effects ofExpand
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Enhanced detection criteria in implantable cardioverter-defibrillators to avoid inappropriate therapy.
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of enhanced detection criteria, stability and sudden onset, for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in the therapy of implantableExpand
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Myocardial enterovirus infection with left ventricular dysfunction: a benign disease compared with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
OBJECTIVES Endomyocardial biopsy samples from patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy were screened for the presence of enterovirus genome. Patients with enterovirus-positive samples wereExpand
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Prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular filling in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
The relation of left ventricular (LV) diastolic filling with the clinical outcome in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) was examined. LV diastolic filling was assessed by DopplerExpand
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Radiofrequency catheter ablation of right ventricular tachycardia late after repair of congenital heart defects.
BACKGROUND Ventricular arrhythmias after repair of congenital heart defects are a common finding and possibly contribute to sudden death in these patients. Optimal antiarrhythmic management has notExpand
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[Psychologic screening of patients of a cardiologic acute care clinic with the German version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale].
A German version of the HAD-scale which had originally been developed by Zigmond and Snaith for assessing psychological morbidity in medical patients was tested in 136 medical students, 18Expand
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The association between serum Lp(a) concentrations and angiographically assessed coronary atherosclerosis. Dependence on serum LDL levels.
Lipoprotein(a) concentrations were measured by radial immunodiffusion in a cohort of 40-60 year males who had been classified by coronary angiography as CAD+ with 50% stenosis of one or more of theExpand
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Spontaneous hemodynamic improvement or stabilization and associated biopsy findings in patients with congestive cardiomyopathy.
The hemodynamic courses of 56 patients with congestive cardiomyopathy (CCM) were investigated. Fourteen patients died within 24 months after diagnosis. The hemodynamic courses of the remaining 42Expand
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