Marcelo C Shibata

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OBJECTIVE To synthesise the literature on the effects of fish oil-docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-on mortality and arrhythmias and to explore dose response and formulation effects. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Medline, Embase, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, CINAHL, IPA, Web of Science, Scopus,(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation and heart failure often coexist, causing substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. β blockers are indicated in patients with symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction; however, the efficacy of these drugs in patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation is uncertain. We therefore meta-analysed(More)
OBJECTIVE Metformin has had a 'black box' contraindication in diabetic patients with heart failure (HF), but many believe it to be the treatment of choice in this setting. Therefore, we attempted to conduct a pilot study to evaluate the feasibility of undertaking a large randomized controlled trial with clinical endpoints. STUDY DESIGN The pilot study was(More)
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