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Acute decompensated heart failure syndromes (ATTEND) registry. A prospective observational multicenter cohort study: rationale, design, and preliminary data.
Acute heart failure syndromes (AHFS) are likely to increase in the future, and the high readmission rate of patients with AHFS is an important issue in Western countries. However, there are very fewExpand
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Clinical features and outcome in hospitalized heart failure in Japan (from the ATTEND Registry).
BACKGROUND Hospitalized heart failure (HHF) is a critical issue in Japan. To improve its management and outcomes, the clinical features, in-hospital management, and outcomes should be analyzed toExpand
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Effects of green tea intake on the development of coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Green tea, a popular beverage in Japan, contains many polyphenolic antioxidants, which might prevent atherosclerosis. This study was designed to determine whether the consumption of greenExpand
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Application of NT‐proBNP and BNP measurements in cardiac care: a more discerning marker for the detection and evaluation of heart failure
Measurement of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) has become a potent diagnostic aid as a means of identifying patients with systolic or diastolic dysfunction. Due to better stability in circulatingExpand
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Coronary perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention.
Coronary perforation is an undesirable complication during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We reviewed the cases of overt coronary perforation in our institute and analyzed their clinicalExpand
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Office cardiologists cooperative study on whole blood rapid panel tests in patients with suspicious acute myocardial infarction: comparison between heart-type fatty acid-binding protein and troponin
BACKGROUND The whole blood rapid troponin T test, used to determine the early diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is effective only for 3-4 h after onset. METHODS AND RESULTS TheExpand
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Hyponatremia and in-hospital mortality in patients admitted for heart failure (from the ATTEND registry).
Hyponatremia is known to be a poor prognostic factor in patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF), however not well studied in Japan. The aims of this study were to characterize hyponatremicExpand
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High-frequency potentials developed in wavelet-transformed electrocardiogram as a novel indicator for detecting Brugada syndrome.
BACKGROUND A reliable alternative method for detecting Brugada syndrome is desirable because the diagnosis of Brugada syndrome using 12-lead ECG is not optimal. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this studyExpand
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Extensive hemorrhagic myocardial infarction associated with left atrial myxoma.
We observed a case of a left atrial myxoma associated with extensive hemorrhagic myocardial infarction, most probably caused by occlusion of the main left coronary artery by the tumor embolus followed
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Effects of the patent false lumen on the long-term outcome of type B acute aortic dissection.
OBJECTIVE To determine the most effective treatment, we performed a detailed comparative study of the clinical course of patients with type B aortic dissection with a patent or thrombosed false lumenExpand
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