Rafael Kuperstein

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is a well-established and early echocardiographic characteristic of diabetic cardiomyopathy. However, there are limited data on the association between impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and LVDD. OBJECTIVE To determine whether IFG is associated with LVDD among middle age adults. METHODS Amongst(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac tumours are very uncommon and are the topic of little investigation. Imaging features offer reliable diagnostic evidence for cardiac tumours, but diagnostic confusion may arise when tumours with similar features are present. METHODS Between January 2003 and July 2008, 34 patients were operated on for cardiac tumours in this institute.(More)
showed a branch occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery at the site of the hemorrhage, but no evidence of mycotic aneurysms [Figures A-C]. The working diagnosis of cerebral infarct with unknown etiology led to subsequent investigations, which did not reveal any associated coagulopathies and the panel of autoimmune markers was within normal limits.(More)
There are limited data regarding factors affecting outcomes among acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients presenting with varying degrees of left ventricle (LV) dysfunction. We aimed to identify factors associated with mortality according to LV ejection fraction (LVEF) at 1st admission in ACS patients.A total of 8983 ACS patients prospectively enrolled in(More)
Background. Tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) is common. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of TR after OHT, to examine the correlation between its development and various variables, and to determine its outcomes. Methods. All 163 OHT patients who were followed up between 1988 and 2009 for a(More)
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