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OBJECTIVES This study sought to verify the effectiveness of pharmacologic stress echocardiography in risk stratification of patients with single-vessel disease. BACKGROUND Noninvasive prognostic assessment of single-vessel disease is an unresolved issue to date. METHODS The study evaluated prospectively collected data from 754 patients with angiographic(More)
BACKGROUND The independent prognostic impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) and prediabetes mellitus (pre-DM) on survival outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure has been investigated in observational registries and randomized, clinical trials, but the results have been often inconclusive or conflicting. We examined the independent prognostic impact of(More)
AIMS The aim of the present study was to assess the relative prognostic value of clinical variables, the exercise electrocardiography test and the pharmacological stress echocardiography test either with dipyridamole or dobutamine early after a first uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction in a large, multicentre, prospective study. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess whether the site of future myocardial infarction can be predicted on the basis of induced dyssynergy ("area at risk") recognized by stress echocardiography. BACKGROUND The severity and extent of stress-induced dyssynergy are strong predictors of subsequent major cardiac events. However, high grade stenotic lesions are not(More)
BACKGROUND Rational prognostic algorithm should be developed considering the logical progression of the information as it becomes available to the physician, with clinical data first, ECG data second and stress imaging data last. The aim of the present study was to assess in a clinically realistic fashion the relative prognostic value of exercise(More)
Resting and stress echocardiography is a 'one-stop shop', which enables a wide range of information to be collected on resting function, myocardial viability, and induced ischaemia, all of which are useful for prognostic stratification. Large scale, multicentre, prospectively collected data show the prognostic failure of resting function and inducible(More)
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