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Left ventricular filling pressure estimation at rest and during exercise in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis: comparison of echocardiographic and invasive measurements.
BACKGROUND The Doppler index of left ventricular (LV) filling (E/e') is recognized as a noninvasive measure for LV filling pressure at rest but has also been suggested as a reliable measure ofExpand
Left atrial volume in patients with asymptomatic aortic valve stenosis (the Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis study).
Left atrial (LA) size is known to increase with persistently increased left ventricular (LV) filling pressure. We therefore hypothesized that LA volume might reflect the severity of aortic valveExpand
Troponin T is a strong marker of mortality in hospitalized patients.
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponins are diagnostic markers in acute coronary syndrome and prognostic markers in stable coronary disease. Small increases are occasionally observed in patients withExpand
Echocardiographic predictors of exercise capacity and mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
BackgroundChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces exercise capacity, but lung function parameters do not fully explain functional class and lung-heart interaction could be theExpand
Left Atrial Volume as Predictor of Valve Replacement and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Asymptomatic Mild to Moderate Aortic Stenosis
Left atrial (LA) size is known to increase with chronically increased left ventricular (LV) filling pressure. We hypothesized that LA volume was predictive of aortic valve replacement (AVR) andExpand
Effect of teaching and type of stethoscope on cardiac auscultatory performance.
BACKGROUND Auscultation of the heart is a routine procedure. It is not known whether auscultatory skills can be improved by teaching or with the use of an advanced stethoscope. METHODS This studyExpand
The prognostic significance of lung function in stable heart failure outpatients
This study investigated the impact on all‐cause mortality of airflow limitation indicative of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or restrictive spirometry pattern (RSP) in a stable systolic heartExpand
Effects of liraglutide and ischemic postconditioning on myocardial salvage after I/R injury in pigs*
Abstract Objectives. Acute STEMI is routinely treated by acute PCI. This treatment may itself damage the tissue (reperfusion injury). Conditioning with GLP-1 analogs has been shown to reduceExpand
Left atrial size and function as predictors of new-onset of atrial fibrillation in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis: the simvastatin and ezetimibe in aortic stenosis study.
BACKGROUND Left atrial (LA) size and function change with chronically increased left ventricular (LV) filling pressures. It remains unclear whether these variations in LA parameters can predictExpand
Usefulness of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
To investigate whether pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a prognostic marker in patients admitted with high-risk acute coronary syndrome. In patients admitted with high-riskExpand