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AIMS To determine the relationship between galectin-3 concentrations and cardiac structure in patients with acute dyspnoea, and to evaluate the impact of galectin-3 independent of echocardiographic measurements on long-term mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and fifteen patients presenting to the emergency department with acute dyspnoea who had(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with systolic heart failure (HF) who develop secondary pulmonary hypertension (PH) have reduced exercise capacity and increased mortality compared with HF patients without PH. We tested the hypothesis that sildenafil, an effective therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension, would lower pulmonary vascular resistance and improve exercise(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to assess diagnostic and prognostic value of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) for the evaluation of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute dyspnoea. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 560 patients from the pro-B type natriuretic peptide Investigation of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine whether the extent of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) can provide additive prognostic information in patients with a nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDC) with an indication for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND Data(More)
BACKGROUND Ventilatory efficiency, right ventricular (RV) function, and secondary pulmonary hypertension are each prognostic indicators in patients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, but the relationships among these variables have not been comprehensively investigated. In this study, we hypothesized that inefficient(More)
IMPORTANCE Although cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is prognostic in older adults, the effect of CRF during early adulthood on long-term cardiovascular structure, function, and prognosis is less clear. OBJECTIVE To examine whether CRF in young adults is associated with long-term clinical outcome and subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD). DESIGN,(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) and inducible ischemia on regadenoson cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) performed at 3.0 T. Regadenoson stress CMR MPI is increasingly used to assess patients with suspected ischemia; however, its value in patient(More)
Modeling how marketing actions in various channels influence or cause consumer purchase decisions is crucial for marketing decision-making. Marketing campaigns stimulate consumer awareness, interest and help drive interactions such as the browsing of product web pages, ultimately impacting an individual's purchase decision. In addition, some successful(More)
BACKGROUND Although renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors have little demonstrable effect on mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HF-PEF), some trials have suggested a benefit with regard to reduction in HF hospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS Here, we systematically review and evaluate prospective clinical studies(More)