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Hypertension and aortic stenosis represent 2 different models of left ventricular systolic overload. Previous studies have observed different remodeling patterns in these conditions. There is, however, little information about patients with coexisting aortic stenosis and hypertension. Echocardiography was performed in 193 consecutive patients with(More)
BACKGROUND At present, no medical therapy is known to affect the progression of rheumatic mitral stenosis (MS). We sought to assess the effect of statin treatment on long-term progression of MS in a large population. METHODS AND RESULTS From our 20-year database, we identified all patients with rheumatic MS with > or =2 echocardiographies > or =1 year(More)
The organization of shifts and on-call coverage of Cardiologists working in a hospital complex structure must ensure the availability 24h, full year, complying with laws and contractual, social and professional obligations. It faces a 'staff scheduling' problem. The team consists of 16 Cardiologists to ensure daytime and nighttime guards, a nighttime(More)
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