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AIM Right ventricular pacing (VP) has been hypothesized to increase the risk in heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF). The ANSWER study evaluated, whether an AAI-DDD changeover mode to minimize VP (SafeR) improves outcome compared with DDD in a general dual-chamber pacemaker population. METHODS AND RESULTS ANSWER was a randomized controlled(More)
Nine variables were studied in 56 patients to analyze hemodynamic patterns of critically ill and shock patients. The variables were central venous pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate, cardiac index, left ventricular stroke work, strok index, total peripheral resistance, arteriovenous oxygen difference, and oxygen consumption. We observed six(More)
AIMS This ANSWER (EvaluAtioN of the SafeR mode in patients With a dual chambER pacemaker indication) sub-study assesses safety and effectiveness of SafeR™ and the impact of ventricular pacing (VP) prevention on anticipated device longevity and replacement rate. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients implanted for atrioventricular block (AVB, n = 310) or sinus node(More)
AIMS To characterize the control of jaw-clenching forces by means of a simple force-matching exercise. METHODS Seventeen healthy subjects, provided with visual feedback of the exerted force, carried out a unilateral force-matching exercise requiring developing and maintaining for 7 seconds a jaw-clenching force at 10%, 30%, 50%, and 70% of the maximum(More)
b one of the main early complaints of cataract patients, even when they exhibit only mild glare. problems as measured by standard tests. is that alare impairs their night driving In order to better measure the patients'~mpair&nt, glare tes?s shouldhclude measurements of the alam effect in conditions more similar to those found in night driving. iirhen(More)
Mandibular motor function is well known to be impaired in the presence of temporomandibular disorders. However, while a vast literature is available concerning accuracy of motor control in limbs, quantitative and objective assessment of mandibular motor control has been seldom performed, also because of the lack of adequate investigative tools. Aim of this(More)
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