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INTRODUCTION Levosimendan is an inodilatory drug with hemodynamic effects in patients with decompensated chronic heart failure. AIM Short-term (one month) evaluation of clinical, hemodynamic and(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of malnutrition in ambulatory patients with heart failure is difficult to determine, depending on the timing and methodology. OBJECTIVE To determine the nutritional(More)
BACKGROUND B-type natriuretic peptide is secreted mainly in the left ventricle in response to elevated wall tension. Plasma levels of the peptide correlate positively with cardiac filling pressures,(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of contrast Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of aortic stenosis severity, in comparison with the conventional method and using the catheterization study as(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Malnutrition is frequent in heart failure (HF). However, the best tool for evaluating malnutrition in geriatric patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is unknown.(More)