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Reverse or inverted takotsubo cardiomyopathy (reverse left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome) presents at a younger age compared with the mid or apical variant and is always associated with
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is usually caused by triggering stress. It has 4 different subtypes. There has been no consensus to differentiate various types with regard to characteristics of the patientExpand
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Effects of percutaneous revascularization of chronic total occlusions on clinical outcomes: A meta‐analysis comparing successful versus failed percutaneous intervention for chronic total occlusion
Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) represent the most complex and challenging coronary lesions for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI for a CTO is a high‐risk procedure and the long‐termExpand
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Levels of troponin release can aid in the early exclusion of stress-induced (takotsubo) cardiomyopathy.
BACKGROUND Stress-induced cardiomyopathy is usually associated with an increased level of cardiac enzymes, leading to difficulties in differentiating this condition from acute coronary syndrome. TheExpand
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Coronary artery bifurcation lesion classifications, interventional techniques and clinical outcome
  • M. Movahed
  • Medicine
  • Expert review of cardiovascular therapy
  • 1 February 2008
Percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of bifurcation lesions is associated with a lower success rate and increased risk of subacute stent thrombosis and restenosis. The goal of thisExpand
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Increased prevalence of infectious endocarditis in patients with type II diabetes mellitus.
BACKGROUND Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at increased risk of infection. However, there are controversial reports about DM association with infectious endocarditis (IE). We evaluated theExpand
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Decreasing in-hospital mortality of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with persistent higher mortality rates in women and minorities in the United States.
BACKGROUND Advances in interventional techniques have been dramatic in the last 10 years. The goal of this study was to evaluate the age-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate in patients undergoingExpand
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Evaluation of QT, QT dispersion, and T-wave peak to end time changes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients presenting with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
BACKGROUND Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with significant arrhythmia and cardiac arrest. QT prolongation can occur in the setting of ischemia or acute STEMI as a riskExpand
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Prevalence of suspected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or left ventricular hypertrophy based on race and gender in teenagers using screening echocardiography
BackgroundThe goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of suspected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in a population of teenagers undergoing screening echocardiography for the detection ofExpand
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Microvascular dysfunction following primary percutaneous coronary intervention in the setting of ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an established reperfusion strategy in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI). Nevertheless, myocardialExpand
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Obesity is associated with left atrial enlargement, E/A reversal and left ventricular hypertrophy.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Previous studies have found that obesity is associated with congestive heart failure. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the association between obesity andExpand
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