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Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) concentrations were measured in 73 consecutive patients who underwent first-time angiography for suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), and(More)
Background/aims: Antimitochondrial antibodies (AMAs) are the serological hallmark of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of a new M2 enhanced performance(More)
Up to 1/3 of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are complicated by troponin release. Remote ischemic preconditioning (IPC) confers effective cardioprotection; however, a 30-minute remote IPC(More)
Aims To conduct a randomized trial in order to guide the optimum therapy of symptomatic atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT). Methods and Results Patients with at least one(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence is common after successful direct current cardioversion (DCCV), with a 40% rate of recurrence within the first month. Several studies have investigated(More)