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The effects of coronary artery surgery on left ventricular performance were assessed serially by echocardiography and treadmill exercise testing in 54 patients. Patients were assessed one day before operation and again before patients left hospital (mean 10 days after operation) and one month and six months after operation. At the predischarge assessment,(More)
In order to investigate the response of plasma fibrinolytic activity to exercise in patients with ischaemic heart disease, we studied 109 patients with chronic stable angina pectoris. All patients were exercised on the treadmill according to the Bruce protocol. They were subsequently divided into 2 groups according to the results of exercise testing. The(More)
It has been suggested that the presence of increased respiratory variation in mitral flow velocity (RVIMFV) in patients with pericardial effusion (PE) represents significant hemodynamic compromise regardless of the amount of PE or 2D-echo findings. Recent experimental data do not, however, support this aspect. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of the early exercise test (ET) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) treated with IV streptokinase (SK). The authors studied 70 patients with first AMI; 31 were treated with SK and 39 were not. Before discharge everyone was given early exercise up to 5-6 METs and catheterized within 22.9 +/- 7.2(More)
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