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Noninvasive identification of patients with early coronary atherosclerosis by assessment of digital reactive hyperemia.
OBJECTIVES We investigated the value of reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry (RH-PAT) as a noninvasive tool to identify individuals with coronary microvascular endothelial dysfunction. Expand
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Assessment of peripheral vascular endothelial function with finger arterial pulse wave amplitude.
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in pulse wave amplitude (PWA) have been described in subjects with atherosclerosis and may be a marker of future cardiac events. We evaluated the relationship between changesExpand
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Assessment of endothelial function by non-invasive peripheral arterial tonometry predicts late cardiovascular adverse events.
AIMS There is growing need for the identification of novel non-invasive methodologies for the identification of individuals at risk for adverse cardiovascular (CV) events. We examined whetherExpand
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Chronic Heart Failure in Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
### Introduction The past 60 years have brought remarkable advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD). Early diagnosis and improvements in cardiac surgery andExpand
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Enhanced external counterpulsation improves endothelial function in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease.
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to examine the effect of enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) on endothelial function. BACKGROUND Enhanced external counterpulsation improves symptoms andExpand
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Peripheral vascular endothelial function testing as a noninvasive indicator of coronary artery disease.
OBJECTIVES We studied whether assessment of endothelium-dependent vasomotion (EDV) with brachial artery ultrasound (BAUS) imaging predicts the presence or absence of coronary artery disease (CAD) asExpand
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Postoperative cardiac tamponade in the modern surgical era.
BACKGROUND Pericardial effusions resulting in cardiac tamponade (CT) are uncommon after open heart surgery (OHS) and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Characteristics andExpand
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The Safety of Rosuvastatin as Used in Common Clinical Practice: A Postmarketing Analysis
Background—Statins are currently the mainstay of dyslipidemia management for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Controversial concerns about the safety of the newlyExpand
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Evolution of critical care cardiology: transformation of the cardiovascular intensive care unit and the emerging need for new medical staffing and training models: a scientific statement from the
Critical care, defined as the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions that require close or constant attention by a group of specially trained health professionals, is inherent to theExpand
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Effects of extended-release niacin on lipoprotein particle size, distribution, and inflammatory markers in patients with coronary artery disease.
In this study, niacin was added to existing therapy for 3 months in 54 subjects with stable coronary artery disease. Average total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoproteinExpand
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