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We report a rare case of a hemodialysis patient with a calcified amorphous tumor (CAT) on both sides of the atrioventricular valve annulus. A 70-year-old female who had received hemodialysis for 23 years because of chronic glomerulonephritis presented to our hospital with acute heart failure. Echocardiography indicated the presence of mobile cardiac masses(More)
BACKGROUND Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) at home has been used for patients with chronic heart failure. However, its effect on acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE) is not clear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effect of ASV use in the emergency room in patients with ACPE. METHODS We enrolled 198 consecutive patients with ACPE. Eighty(More)
We studied the clinical features and factors of successful catheter ablation for common and uncommon atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia(AVNRT). The study population consisted of 41 consecutive patients, 33 with common type AVNRT (16 males mean age of 57.8 years), and 8 patients with uncommon type AVNRT (4 males, mean age of 57.1 years). In all(More)
A 65-year-old male in the dilated phase of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and with persistent atrial fibrillation was admitted to our hospital because of an episode of ventricular fibrillation following an appropriate shock from an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). At admission, electrocardiography showed a normal sinus rhythm. He had complained of back(More)
BACKGROUND Ambulatory measurement of intrathoracic impedance (ITI) with an implanted device may detect increases in pulmonary fluid retention early, but the clinical utility of this method is not well established. The goal of this study was to test whether conventional ITI-derived parameters can diagnose fluid retention that may cause early stage heart(More)
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