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BACKGROUND Myocardial perfusion imaging in conjunction with dipyridamole low-level exercise stress has proved its value in the evaluation of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Simultaneous(More)
Aims: Heart failure (HF) treatment guidelines of the ESC recommend ACE-inhibitors (ACE-I) as first-line treatment and β-blockers added if patients remain symptomatic. CARMEN explored the need for(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional Doppler echocardiography offers an indirect assessment of left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, hampered by preload dependency. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is a tool to(More)
The Intact porcine bioprosthesis is a new-generation valve fixed under stress-free conditions and subjected to a mineralization-inhibiting treatment. The valve is undergoing multi-centre prospective(More)
Patients with coarctation of the aorta can be treated either with surgery or with balloon angioplasty. So far, the last method has proved to be successful in children, but results of this treatment(More)
We report a case of percutaneous mitral valve repair, using the Mitraclip device, in which we show that application of real-time three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) is(More)