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)
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)
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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