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Obesity and atrial fibrillation: A comprehensive review of the pathophysiological mechanisms and links.
Obesity is a worldwide health problem with epidemic proportions that has been associated with atrial fibrillation (AF). Even though the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms have not beenExpand
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Computed Tomography Aortic Valve Calcium Scoring in Patients With Aortic Stenosis
Background— Computed tomography aortic valve calcium scoring (CT-AVC) holds promise for the assessment of patients with aortic stenosis (AS). We sought to establish the clinical utility of CT-AVC inExpand
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Diabetes mellitus and atrial fibrillation: Pathophysiological mechanisms and potential upstream therapies.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) represents one of the most important risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF) while AF is a strong and independent marker of overall mortality and cardiovascular morbidity inExpand
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Saccharomyces boulardii and Candida albicans experimental colonization of the murine gut.
Saccharomyces boulardii has been and continues to be extensively used as a probiotic, with only rare associations with fungemia. This study evaluated the virulence of this yeast when given as aExpand
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High-Grade Atrioventricular Block and Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Case Report and Review of the Literature
In this report, we presented a 71-year-old woman who suered a syncopal episode in the context of advanced atrioventricular block associated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy. �e heart block did notExpand
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Electrocardiographic abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is independently associated with an increased burden of cardiovascular disease. Besides coronary artery disease (CAD) and congestive heart failure (CHF),Expand
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Implementation of contemporary oral antiplatelet treatment guidelines in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: a report from the GReek AntiPlatelet
BACKGROUND Few data exist about the implementation of contemporary oral antiplatelet treatment guidelines in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary interventionExpand
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Contraindications/special warnings and precautions for use of contemporary oral antiplatelet treatment in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
BACKGROUND The prevalence of contraindications/special warnings and precautions (CON/SWP) for clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor use is not adequately studied and might affect P2Y12 inhibitorExpand
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Transcatheter mitral valve replacement in mitral annulus calcification - "The art of computer simulation".
There is considerable interest in transcatheter prosthetic valve treatment for mitral valve disease in high-risk individuals. Although the presence of mitral annular calcium (MAC) may provide anExpand
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Use of ticagrelor in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing thrombolysis
To the Editor, At present, immediate fibrinolysis remains a valuable treatment option for many patients who presented with STelevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in developed countries. TheExpand
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