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OBJECTIVES This study investigated whether the technitium-99m sestamibi (MIBI) washout rate (WR) would predict mitochondrial damage and myocardial dysfunction in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy(More)
To the Editor: Autopsy studies suggest that the main mechanisms of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are plaque ruptures followed by thrombus formation ([1][1]). Post-mortem studies have shown that(More)
BACKGROUND Both peak VO(2) and VE/VCO(2) slope are considered to be useful predictors of cardiovascular events. The left ventricular (LV) response to dobutamine stress testing (DST) also provides(More)