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OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to evaluate mid-term clinical results of non-surgical myocardial reduction in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. METHODS Twenty-five patients with left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (mean gradient of 84. 54+/-31.38 mmHg) and symptoms of dyspnoea, angina and/or syncope were treated with(More)
INTRODUCTION The implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is an established method of sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention. The value of ICD therapy in secondary prevention of SCD is unquestionable. Precise identification of high-risk patients and ICD use for primary prevention of SCD, especially in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(More)
In Europe, 20% of the populations is over 65 years of age. About 5% of the older adults have heart failure. Heart failure (HF) in the elderly is an increasing public health problem, leading cause of hospitalization in older patients and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Prognosis has improved only slightly during the past decade. Typically, heart(More)
BACKGROUND Non-surgical septal reduction (NSMR) is a new method of treatment in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The long-term outcome of patients undergoing this procedure has not yet been well established. AIM To assess the short- and long-term results of NSMR in HOCM. METHODS Early and late (3-year) outcome after NSMR was(More)
Clinical presentation and course were studies in 45 consecutive patients (p)--39 males, 6 females with angiographically proven left main coronary artery stenosis (LMCA) > 50%. Mean age was 54.7 years. Three (6%) had no history of chest pain, 2 p (4%) had atypical chest pain, and the remaining (90%) had typical angina pectoris. 19 p (42%) had unstable(More)
Accordion effect is a rare pseudocomplication of coronary angioplasty created by straightening of tortuous coronary artery with a guidewire. Its morphology is nearly identical with vessel dissection, spasm or thrombosis but no special treatment is needed. Immediate and correct diagnosis of accordion effect prevents consequences of unnecessary dilatation of(More)
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