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BACKGROUND Cardiopulmonary exercise testing with ventilatory expired gas analysis (CPET) has proven to be a valuable tool for assessing patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). The maximal oxygen uptake (peak V02) is used in risk stratification of patients with CHF. The minute ventilation-carbon dioxide production relationship (VE/VCO2 slope) has recently(More)
One of the important microsurgical procedures in our department is breast reconstruction after ablations. For many years, the standard method was reconstruction with autologous tissues--a free TRAM flap with a recipient vessels vasa mammaria. We are convinced that this give very satisfactory results with microsurgical safety of operations. We use this(More)
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels (CCTGV) is a rare congenital heart defect associated with multiple cardiac morphological abnormalities and conduction defects. Complete atrioventricular (AV) block occurs in 30% of patients and it may be present at birth or develop later with a rate of 2% per year; moreover, a systemic right(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to compare magnetization prepared rapid gradient echo--water excitation (MRPRAGE-WE) with conventional spin echo (CSE) in the evaluation of the VII and VIII cranial nerves. METHODS One hundred three consecutive patients with symptoms referable to the VII/VIII nerves were studied with CSE T1 and MPRAGE-WE following intravenous(More)
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