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Prediction of rapid versus prolonged healing of infective endocarditis by monitoring vegetation size.
The diagnostic value of transesophageal echocardiography in monitoring the clinical course has been evaluated in 83 patients with echocardiographic evidence of infective endocarditis. A total of 103Expand
Recombinant growth hormone therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy : effects on hemodynamics, left ventricular function, and cardiopulmonary exercise capacity.
BACKGROUND We studied the effects of recombinant growth hormone (rhGH) on exercise capacity and cardiac function in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS AND RESULTS Seven patients (agedExpand
Rapid in vitro biocompatibility assay of endovascular stents by flow cytometry using platelet activation and platelet-leukocyte aggregation.
Clinical studies suggest that stent design and surface texture are responsible for differences in biocompatibility of metallic endovascular stents. A simple in vitro experimental setup wasExpand
Characterization of the functional border zone around regionally ischemic myocardium using circumferential flow-function maps.
Previous studies have suggested that there exists a functional border zone in myocardium at the lateral margins of an ischemic area. The functional border zone is normally perfused but isExpand
MIC trial: metoprolol in patients with mild to moderate heart failure: effects on ventricular function and cardiopulmonary exercise testing
Beta‐blocker therapy results in a functional benefit in patients with heart failure (CHF) due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This study assessed if similar effects were observed inExpand
Visualization of myocardial infarction and subsequent coronary reperfusion with MRI using a dog model.
Twelve anesthetized mongrel dogs underwent left thoracotomy with placement of a removable ligature around the left circumflex coronary artery. Following a 3 to 6 hour delay, ECG-gated spin-echo MRIExpand
Prognostic significance of vegetations detected by two-dimensional echocardiography in infective endocarditis.
Although 2DE is considered the most sensitive method for detecting vegetations in infective endocarditis, the independent clinical significance of these vegetations continues to be debated. ToExpand
Detection and sizing of myocardial ischemia and infarction by nuclear magnetic resonance imaging in the canine heart.
The usefulness of NMR imaging to size infarcted and hypoperfused, ischemic myocardium was assessed in 16 dogs which underwent coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion. During occlusion,Expand
Comparison of two-dimensional echocardiographic wall motion and wall thickening abnormalities in relation to the myocardium at risk.
Previous 2DE studies have suggested that left ventricular wall thickening determinants of regional left ventricular function may be more precise than left ventricular wall motion parameters in theExpand
Left ventricular volume determination using Albunex.
The aim of this study was to assess the ability of intravenous injection of Albunex to improve left ventricular volume determination in patients with various cardiac diseases. It is conceivable thatExpand