Istvan Preda

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BACKGROUND Heart failure is a prevalent condition that is generally treated in primary care. The aim of this study was to assess how primary-care physicians think that heart failure should be managed, how they implement their knowledge, and whether differences exist in practice between countries. METHODS The survey was undertaken in 15 countries that had(More)
AIMS This report describes the baseline characteristics of patients in the Reduction of Events with Darbepoetin alfa in Heart Failure trial (RED-HF) which is testing the hypothesis that anaemia correction with darbepoetin alfa will reduce the composite endpoint of death from any cause or hospital admission for worsening heart failure, and improve other(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few family studies reported moderate genetic impact on the presence and scores of carotid plaques. However, the heritability of carotid plaque characteristics remains still unclear. Twin studies more reliably estimate the relative contribution of genes to these traits in contrast to family study design. METHODS One hundred(More)
The first part of this study analyzed the spatial-temporal error distribution of the Lux-type limited lead system. Quantitative new evidence is reported that the 32-lead anterior subset estimates the further 160 leads with an average amplitude error less than 38.5 microV. The spatial error distribution revealed 8 sites where the error is the highest,(More)
This paper aims to show the impact of different materials used for the consolidated green stator bar on the thermal cycling performance using Thermal Finite Element Method simulations. The importance of considering the complete geometry of the conductors and all the consolidating materials is debated. In this work, different 2D geometries representing a(More)
Survival of patients with a new diagnosis of heart failure: a population based study. Juillière Y et al. Incidence, clinical and etiologic features, and outcomes of advanced chronic heart failure: the EPICAL study. ST-segment mapping in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction: a new role for an old method See page 218 for the article to which this(More)
heart rate of mice prolonged their life span and, more recently, that reducing the heart rate of monkeys with beta-blockers or sino-atrial node ablation retards coronary atherosclerosis [3]. In humans, mortality reduction has been shown to occur, in persons with existing coronary disease, if the heart rate is reduced with beta-blockers by more than 14(More)
Stress echo: more method than madness See page 1271 for the article to which this Editorial refers Stress echocardiography has become universally accepted as a fundamental tool for the modern diagnosis of coronary artery disease. It provides easy, fast, user-friendly and extensively validated diagnostic and prognostic information on myocardial ischae-mia(More)
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