Ramazan Gunduz

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BACKGROUND We evaluated whether left atrial (LA) phasic functions, P-wave dispersion (PWD), and plasma NT-proBNP levels could predict future development of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). METHODS Seventy patients with HCM were evaluated. The LA phasic functions including the LA total emptying volume (LATEV), LA(More)
INTRODUCTION Although beta-blockers are highly effective in the treatment of heart failure (HF), many patients with HF receiving a beta-blocker continue to become decompensated and require hospitalization for worsening HF. Levosimendan and dobutamine are used to manage decompensated HF, but their comparative effects on left ventricular (LV) function in(More)
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