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BACKGROUND The optimal timing of the surgery in asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation (MR) remains a challenge. The aim of the study is to evaluate the subclinical changes in LV longitudinal(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most frequent complications that may occur after open-heart surgery. Clinical reports regarding comparison of different anti-arrhythmic agent's usage(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to evaluate subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, by two novel echocardiographic techniques, velocity vector imaging (VVI)-derived strain imaging and tissue Doppler(More)