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The effect of bisoprolol on perioperative mortality and myocardial infarction in high-risk patients undergoing vascular surgery. Dutch Echocardiographic Cardiac Risk Evaluation Applying Stress
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular complications are the most important causes of perioperative morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing major vascular surgery. METHODS We performed a randomized,Expand
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Behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents with congenital heart disease.
Behavioural/emotional problems were assessed at least nine years after surgical correction for congenital heart disease (ConHD) in childhood. Parents of 144 10-15-year-old ConHD-children completedExpand
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QTc Prolongation Measured by Standard 12‐Lead Electrocardiography Is an Independent Risk Factor for Sudden Death Due to Cardiac Arrest
BackgroundQTc prolongation has been implicated as a risk factor for sudden death; however, a controversy exists over its significance. Methods and ResultsIn the Rotterdam QT Project, 6,693Expand
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Methodology, feasibility, safety and diagnostic accuracy of dobutamine stress echocardiography.
Large numbers of patients referred for evaluation of chest pain are unable to perform adequate, diagnostic exercise testing. In these patients, dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) represents anExpand
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A meta-analysis comparing the prognostic accuracy of six diagnostic tests for predicting perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing major vascular surgery
Objective: To evaluate the discriminatory value and compare the predictive performance of six non-invasive tests used for perioperative cardiac risk stratification in patients undergoing majorExpand
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Noninvasive evaluation of ischaemic heart disease: myocardial perfusion imaging or stress echocardiography?
Stress echocardiography and myocardial perfusion imaging are commonly used noninvasive imaging modalities for the evaluation of ischaemic heart disease. Both modalities have proved clinically usefulExpand
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The Effect of Bisoprolol on Perioperative Mortality and Myocardial Infarction in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery
A BSTRACT Background Cardiovascular complications are the most important causes of perioperative morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing major vascular surgery. Methods We performed aExpand
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Predictors of cardiac events after major vascular surgery: Role of clinical characteristics, dobutamine echocardiography, and beta-blocker therapy.
CONTEXT Patients who undergo major vascular surgery are at increased risk of perioperative cardiac complications. High-risk patients can be identified by clinical factors and noninvasive cardiacExpand
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Statins Are Associated With a Reduced Incidence of Perioperative Mortality in Patients Undergoing Major Noncardiac Vascular Surgery
Background—Patients undergoing major vascular surgery are at increased risk of perioperative mortality due to underlying coronary artery disease. Inhibitors of the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzymeExpand
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Heart rate variability from 24-hour electrocardiography and the 2-year risk for sudden death.
BACKGROUND Low heart rate variability has been implicated as a risk factor for sudden death. However, no large epidemiological studies using sudden death as an outcome event have been reported. Expand
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