Learn More
OBJECTIVE Functional electrical stimulation (FES) improves exercise capacity and endothelial function in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients. This study evaluates the impact of FES on quality of life and emotional stress in patients with moderate to severe CHF. METHODS Thirty patients with stable CHF (24 men; NYHA class II-III; left ventricular ejection(More)
Accepted 23 April 1998 A 30-year-old woman was admitted having suffered from fever and malaise for about a month. During this period no drugs were taken, except antipyretics. On examination she was febrile (37.8°C) and a systolic ejection type murmur was heard along the left sternal border. Haemoglobin was 9.4 g/dl, white cell count 6.03 x109/l (80%(More)
INTRODUCTION Stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or left ventricular apical ballooning, has been linked to emotional or physical stress resulting in transient left ventricular dysfunction. It typically affects the mid and apical left ventricular segments. At onset, it resembles acute myocardial infarction, due to the acute onset of(More)
  • 1