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OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a relation between aortic diameter and morbidity and mortality in men screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Highland and Western Isles (a large, sparsely populated area of Scotland). PARTICIPANTS 8146 men aged 65-74. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Morbidity and mortality in(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between geographical location, private costs, health provider costs and uptake of health screening is unclear. This paper examines these relationships in a screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, a rural and remote area of over 10,000 square miles. METHODS Men aged 65-74(More)
Biphasic defibrillation waveforms have provided a reduction in defibrillation thresholds in transvenous ICD systems. Although a variety of biphasic waveforms have been tested, the optimal pulse durations and tilts have yet to be identified. A multicenter clinical study was conducted to evaluate the performance of a new ICD biphasic waveform and new RV(More)
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