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Shone's syndrome diagnosed with echocardiography and confirmed at pathology.
The Shone's complex, defined by four cardiovascular defects such as a supravalvular mitral membrane, valvular mitral stenosis by a parachute mitral valve, subaortic stenosis, and aortic coarctation,Expand
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Favorable Changes in Arterial Elasticity, Left Ventricular Mass, and Diastolic Function After Significant Weight Loss Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Obese Individuals
BackgroundObesity is accompanied by increased arterial stiffness, left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, and diastolic dysfunction, all associated with a negative prognosis. The evolution of LV mass,Expand
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Changes in plasma levels of MMP-9, MMP-7 and their inhibitors in patients with coronary artery disease.
UNLABELLED To describe the enzymatic profile of plasma matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-7 and -9) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1 and -2) in different categories of patients (pts.)Expand
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Pseudoaneurysm in the Mitral–Aortic Intervalvular Fibrosa—Case Report and Literature Review
The mitral–aortic intervalvular fibrosa (MAIVF) is a fibrous region of the heart that connects the anterior mitral leaflet to the posterior aortic root and communicates with the left ventricular (LV)Expand
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Cardiac tumors: the experience of a tertiary cardiology center.
UNLABELLED Cardiac tumors represent a rare condition, often presenting with severe symptoms and having a poor outcome in the absence of early diagnosis and therapy. The aim of this study was toExpand
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Spontaneous echo contrast of unexpected etiology.
Cor triatriatum sinister is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of a fibromuscular membrane dividing the left atrium into two chambers: one entering the four pulmonary veins, theExpand
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Circulating Adiponectin: Associations with Risk Factors and the Reynolds Risk Score in Women without Prior Major Cardiovascular Events
Objective: Adiponectin may play an important role in the interplay between metabolic changes and cardiovascular risks. Our aim was to establish if plasma adiponectin can be used to detect theExpand
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049 The influence of left ventricular systolic function and clinical status of ischemia on plasma levels of metalloproteinases -9 and -7 and their inhibitors in patients with coronary artery disease
Purpose To describe the enzymatic profile of plasma matrix metalloproteinases (MMP7 and MMP9) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMP1 and TIMP2) in different categories of patients (pts.) with coronaryExpand
Structural and functional ventriculo-arterial changes in obesity : mechanisms , implications and reversibility after weight loss
Obesity epidemiology Th e global prevalence of excessive weight has doubled in the last 30 years and is at a level of approximately 33% for obesity and 50% for overweight and obesity. In the worldExpand
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Up to date in pharmacological treatment of dilated cardiomyopathy.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a syndrome characterized by dilatation and impaired function of one or both ventricles and represents the most common heart failure entity requiring heart transplantation.Expand