Pierre Ambrosi

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BACKGROUND Acute heart failure (HF) carries high hospital mortality rates in older patients; a multimarker strategy may help identify patients at high risk. AIMS To investigate prospectively the(More)
BACKGROUND Based on the hypothesis that it reflects left ventricular (LV) diastolic pressures, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is largely utilized as first-line diagnostic complement in the(More)
BACKGROUND Tissue Doppler echocardiography provides a reliable noninvasive estimation of left ventricular (LV) filling pressures irrespective of LV ejection fraction. However, the diagnostic accuracy(More)
BACKGROUND The incremental role of bedside tissue Doppler echocardiography and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) over the clinical judgment has been recently reported in the emergency diagnosis of(More)
The prevalence of coronary artery disease was investigated in 18 patients hospitalized for acute diastolic heart failure without clinical and electrocardiographic evidence of myocardial ischemia on(More)