Nelson S. Abelardo

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A single-blind study of prenalterol 20-200 mg daily in a slow-release tablet preparation and a placebo was performed in 15 patients with moderate to severe congestive heart failure (NYHA II-IV) to evaluate the haemodynamic and clinical effects of oral prenalterol. Non-invasive parameters in the measurement of cardiac output, stroke volume, pre-ejection(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a survey in 2008 to measure the prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases and risk factors in Philippine adults. METHODS Stratified multistage sampling was used to cover the entire Philippine population of adults aged 20 years or older. Using health questionnaires, anthropometric measurements, and blood examinations, the prevalences(More)
Hypertension is a common disease, and hypertensive patients are at increased risk of cardiovascular events. The prevalence and socioeconomic burden of hypertension in the Asia-Pacific region are predicted to increase in the coming decades. Effective blood pressure lowering reduces overall cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients, yet doubt has(More)
Isolated left ventricular apical hypoplasia is a newly recognized type of cardiomyopathy, with only a few cases reported since it was first described in 2004. We report this case of a 21-year-old Filipino female presenting with unstable supraventricular arrhythmia and heart failure, with characteristic features of isolated left ventricular apical hypoplasia(More)
We conducted a randomised double-blind crossover comparison of felodipine, 10 mg once daily, nifedipine 20 mg twice daily, each treatment being given as a monotherapy for four weeks. Active treatment was preceded by a two-week placebo run-in. Both systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressures (supine and erect) fell significantly (all P less than(More)
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