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BACKGROUND The optimal timing of the surgery in asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation (MR) remains a challenge. The aim of the study is to evaluate the subclinical changes in LV longitudinal(More)
INTRODUCTION A rapid restoration of epicardial coronary flow in acute myocardial infarction is crucial for saving jeopardized myocardium. The no-reflow phenomenon is one of the major problems in a(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, by two novel echocardiographic techniques, velocity vector imaging (VVI)-derived strain imaging and tissue Doppler(More)
BACKGROUND Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent oral and genital ulcerations and ocular lesions. Subclinical cardiac involvement may develop in BD(More)