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OBJECTIVES We assessed the hypothesis that the epicardial fat is associated with coronary lipid plaque. BACKGROUND Epicardial fat volume (EFV) is increased in patients with acute coronary syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether the technitium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) washout rate (WR) would predict mitochondrial damage and myocardial dysfunction in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate recovery (HRR) is related to autonomic function and is a prognostic marker in cardiovascular disease. We sought to investigate the clinical utility of HRR in addition to BNP(More)