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OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of depression in an out-patient heart failure (HF) population; its relationship to quality of life (QOL); and the impact of gender, race, and age. BACKGROUND Most studies of depression in HF have evaluated hospitalized patients (a small percentage of the population) and have ignored the(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the impact of kidney transplantation on left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND The ESRD patients with decreased LVEF and a poor New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class are not usually referred for transplant evaluations, as they(More)
BACKGROUND beta-Blockade improves survival when administered over a long period of time to patients with heart failure. However, the time course of any possible deterioration during the titration phase has not been reported. METHODS AND RESULTS We looked at evidence of clinical deterioration in the Metoprolol CR/XL Randomized Intervention Trial in(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate can affect cardiac function, but the importance of rates lower than 100 paced beats per minute is unknown. We therefore sought to evaluate the impact of different heart rates on ejection fraction, 6-minute walk, and peak oxygen consumption (VO2) in heart failure patients. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 13 pacemaker-dependent New York(More)
Three insecticides commonly used for mosquito and sand fly control were applied 30 min to 3 h after sunset during June and July 2010, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, to determine the relative quantity of pesticides to height and distance traveled in a hot desert environment. A BVA dilution oil was used for the control. Oil-based adulticides were sprayed using a(More)
of muscle mechanics to the determination of the contractile state of the heart. Circulation 45: 252, 1972 33. Chung DCW, Chamberlain JH, Seed RGFL: The effect of hemodynamic changes on maximum blood flow acceleration at the aortic root in the anesthetized, open-chest dog. SUMMARY The most characteristic echocardiographic features of 12 patients with(More)
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