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Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in adults with congenital heart disease
Background Empirical evidence indicates that patients with congenital cardiac anomalies may be prone to developing coronary heart disease. Although primary prevention of ischaemic heart disease inExpand
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Quality of life and health status in adults with congenital heart disease: a direct comparison with healthy counterparts
Introduction Despite having increased life expectancy, patients with congenital heart disease are sometimes presumed to have a diminished quality of life. This study therefore assessed the quality ofExpand
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1336 Instruments to assess patient's knowledge regarding oral anticoagulation therapy: A systematic review
Results: Mean age was 74.6 years, 55%weremen andmean duration of HF was 34 months. Compliance with daily answering the dialogues was high: 85%. Reasons for drop out were: mortality (12), overloadExpand
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Patent foramen ovale closure and migraine: Are we following the wrong pathway?
JO N 3126 paradoxical emboli cause spreading depression, several recently published studies showed that the prevalence of MA+ attacks might decrease by 70–80 % after percutaneous PFO closure (forExpand
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Are the NYHA classification, employment, and physical activities appropriate indicators of quality of life after congenital cardiac surgery?
situation since it was difficult to prepare and because there were high expectations on their knowledge including comprehension, application as well as analysis of the patient situation. Since theExpand
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Health behaviour of adult patients with congenital heart disease
management concerns. Conclusion: Individuals with a new clinical diagnosis of angina report high levels of uncertainty. There is considerable scope to reduce this, thereby improving the patient’sExpand
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