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Two-dimensional strain-a novel software for real-time quantitative echocardiographic assessment of myocardial function.
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the feasibility of 2-dimensional strain, a novel software for real-time quantitative echocardiographic assessment of myocardial function. METHODS Conventional and aExpand
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Caseous calcification of the mitral annulus: a neglected, unrecognized diagnosis.
BACKGROUND Mitral annular calcification is a common echocardiographic finding. Caseous calcification is a rare variant seen as a large mass with echolucencies that resembles a tumor, occasionallyExpand
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Posttraumatic Stress, Nonadherence, and Adverse Outcome in Survivors of a Myocardial Infarction
Objective: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms have been reported in patients with coronary vascular disease, after the trauma of a myocardial infarction (MI). The effect of these symptomsExpand
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Improved left ventricular function after thiamine supplementation in patients with congestive heart failure receiving long-term furosemide therapy.
PURPOSE We have previously found thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) who had received long-term furosemide therapy. In the present study, we assessed theExpand
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Prognostic significance of mild mitral regurgitation by color Doppler echocardiography in acute myocardial infarction.
Mitral regurgitation (MR) complicating acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased mortality. The prognostic significance of only mild MR detected by echocardiography in patientsExpand
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Lack of aspirin effect: aspirin resistance or resistance to taking aspirin?
BACKGROUND A lack of aspirin effect on platelets after a myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with poor health outcome. This lack of effect may be due to biological resistance to aspirin or dueExpand
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Thiamine deficiency in patients with congestive heart failure receiving long-term furosemide therapy: a pilot study.
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that long-term furosemide therapy in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) is associated with clinically significant thiamine deficiency via urinary loss. Expand
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Review of echocardiographically diagnosed right heart entrapment of pulmonary emboli-in-transit with emphasis on management.
2DE permits detection of thromboemboli transiently entrapped in the right heart chambers while en route to the pulmonary arteries. Review of the 49 cases recorded to date reveals that the suppleExpand
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LINCS: L-NAME (a NO synthase inhibitor) in the treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock: a prospective randomized study.
AIMS To evaluate the effect of L-NAME (a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor) in the treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock. METHODS AND RESULTS We enrolled 30 consecutive patients with refractoryExpand
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Impact of Atrioventricular Compliance on Pulmonary Artery Pressure in Mitral Stenosis: An Exercise Echocardiographic Study
BackgroundThe decay of the pressure gradient across a stenotic mitral valve is determined by the size of the orifice and net AV compliance (Cn). We have observed a group of symptomatic patients,Expand
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