Natali Ay Chung

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Atrial septal defects (ASDs) are among the most common of congenital heart defects and are frequently associated with atrial arrhythmias. Atrial and ventricular geometrical remodelling secondary to the intracardiac shunt promotes evolution of the electrical substrate, predisposing the patient to atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. Closure of an ASD(More)
OBJECTIVE Smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disability in the UK and remains pervasive in people with mental disorders and in general hospital patients. We aimed to quantify the prevalence of mental disorders and smoking, examining associations between mental disorders and smoking in patients with chronic physical conditions. METHOD(More)
Background: Thrombogenesis, angiogenesis, and endothelial damage/dysfunction are components in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Objective: To investigate the relation of these variables to atherosclerotic disease severity and the possible interrelations between the three. Methods: 111 patients attending for coronary angiography were studied (85 male, 26(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this article is to provide an overview of our nurse-led transition clinic provided to congenital heart disease patients moving from pediatric into adult care setting. DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE Nurse-led transition clinic was analyzed at various stages of young adult care from an early stage of 12 to 14 years to entering adult setting(More)
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