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The vasopressin and copeptin response to infection, severe sepsis, and septic shock*
Objective:To compare the course of arginine vasopressin (AVP) and copeptin plasma concentrations between patients with infection, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Design:Prospective, closed-cohortExpand
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Prevalence of elevated gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and prognostic significance of GGT in chronic heart failure
Background —Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is associated with incident cardiovascular diseases and is a potential risk factor for disease mortality. We aimed to investigate the relevance ofExpand
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Warm winter is associated with low incidence of ST elevation myocardial infarctions and less frequent acute coronary angiographies in an alpine country
BackgroundWeather conditions influence symptoms in chronic stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Whether the ongoing climate change, with continuous and rapid temperature increases, also has anExpand
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High‐density lipoprotein cholesterol, C‐reactive protein, and prevalence and severity of coronary artery disease in 5641 consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography
Background  Although high‐density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL‐C) and C‐reactive protein (CRP) are well‐established predictors for future cardiovascular events, little information is availableExpand
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Clopidogrel pre-treatment is associated with reduced in-hospital mortality in primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
AIMS Pre-treatment with clopidogrel results in a reduction of ischaemic events in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. Data on upstream clopidogrel in the setting of primary percutaneousExpand
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Comparison of brachial artery wall thickness versus endothelial function to predict late cardiovascular events in patients undergoing elective coronary angiography.
An increased brachial artery intima media thickness (BA-IMT) has been shown to be of prognostic value. Conflicting prognostic data have been reported for brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilationExpand
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Short-term patient-reported outcomes after different exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation programmes
Background An objective of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation is improvement in patient-reported outcomes such as health-related quality of life as well as anxiety and depressive symptoms. ThereExpand
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Gender-related outcome following percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction: data from the Austrian acute PCI registry.
AIMS Whether or not primary percutaneous coronary intervention (P-PCI) is equally effective and safe in women and men in a real world setting is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Comparison of peripheral endothelial function in shift versus nonshift workers.
Shift working is related to increased cardiovascular morbidity. Peripheral endothelial dysfunction, an inherent feature of early atherosclerosis, has been suggested as a surrogate marker ofExpand
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Use, patient selection and outcomes of P2Y12 receptor inhibitor treatment in patients with STEMI based on contemporary European registries.
AIMS Among acute coronary syndromes (ACS), ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has the most severe early clinical course. We aimed to describe the effectiveness and safety of P2Y12Expand
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