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Tassi Eduardo Marinho EM Instituto de Cardiologia Edson Saad, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, - - 2014
Background: Patients with Chagas disease and segmental wall motion abnormality (SWMA) have worse prognosis independent of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is currently the best method to detect SWMA and to assess fibrosis. Objective: To quantify fibrosis by using late gadolinium enhancement CMR in patients with ...
Katz Michael G MG Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Cannon Research Center, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, - - 2014
Therapeutic safety and efficacy are the basic prerequisites for clinical gene therapy. We investigated the effect of high-dose molecular cardiac surgery with recirculating delivery (MCARD)-mediated adeno-associated virus 9 (AAV9)/sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) adenosine triphosphatase (SERCA2a) gene delivery on clinical parameters, oxidative stress, humoral and cellular immune responses, and cardiac remodeling. Ischemic ...
Hong Soon Jun SJ Krannert Institute of Cardiology; Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; R.L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN; Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, - - 2014
Objectives: The potential for beneficial effects of adipose-derived stem cells(ASCs) on myocardial perfusion and left ventricular dysfunction in myocardial ischemia(MI) has not been tested following intravenous delivery. Methods: Surviving pigs following induction of MI were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 different groups: the placebo group (n=7), the single bolus ...
Hong Sung-Jin SJ Severance Cardiovascular Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
Despite the usefulness of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the impact of IVUS guidance on clinical outcomes, particularly for chronic total occlusion (CTO) intervention, has rarely been studied. We sought to investigate the clinical usefulness of IVUS-guided CTO intervention with second-generation drug-eluting stent implantation. From 2007 to ...
Koltowski Lukasz L 1st Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, - - 2014
Numerous studies have compared transradial (TR) versus transfemoral (TF) access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. These studies have focused on clinical efficacy and safety; yet little is known about the effect of the vessel access on the health-related quality of life (HRQoL). ...
Hu Zeng-Chun ZC 1Department of Neurosurgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, Liaoning 116044, - - 2014
Abstract Purpose: Motor impairment is an important index for assessing the extent of brain injury. The present study uses a new method, the movement capture analysis (MOCA) system, for assessing motor damage after acute ischemia. Materials and Methods: Forty rats were divided into four groups: standard ischemia, sham-operated, Dizocilpine (MK-801) ...
Wu Xiao-Yan XY Department of Cardiology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. - - 2014
The roles of oxidative stress on nuclear factor (NF)‑κB activity and cardiomyocyte apoptosis during heart failure were examined using the antioxidant N‑acetylcysteine (NAC). Heart failure was established in Japanese white rabbits with intravenous injections of doxorubicin, with ten rabbits serving as a control group. Of the rabbits with heart failure, ...
Cao Jun-Xian JX Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China; Department of Chinese Medicine, Women's Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310006, - - 2014
Objective: To investigate stretch-induced electrophysiological changes in chronically infarcted hearts and the effect of streptomycin (SM) on these changes in vivo. Methods: Sixty Wistar rats were divided randomly into four groups: a control group (n=15), an SM group (n=15), a myocardial infarction (MI) group (n=15), and an MI+SM group (n=15). ...
Brant S M SM Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Electronic address: - - 2014
Most studies investigating machine perfusion preservation for heart transplantation perfuse through the aortic root (antegrade), but the coronary sinus (retrograde) is a potential option. We hypothesized that retrograde machine perfusion provides better functional protection than static storage, while avoiding the potential irregular perfusion seen when aortic insufficiency occurs with antegrade ...
Ribeiro Demóstenes G L DG Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, - - 2014
This study aimed to investigate the clinical correlation between angiographic coronary atherosclerosis and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide along with other known correlated factors. In total, 153 patients with a diagnostic hypothesis of stable angina, unstable angina or acute myocardial infarction were classified as group A (patients with angiographically normal coronary ...
Liu Peng P Cardiovascular center, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, - - 2014
The aim of this retrospective observational study was to investigate the effect of on-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with coronary artery diseases (CAD). A retrospective observational study was performed using a propensity score analysis in 290 consecutive patients undergoing CABG between April 2009 and March ...
Ma Yuxuan - - 2014
To observe the impact of total flavonoids from Ganshanbian (Herba Hyperici Attenuati) on the expression of vascular smooth muscle membrane L-type calcium channel alpha1 C subunit (CaL-alpha1C) and ATP-sensitive K+ channel (K(ATP))-Kir6.1 mRNA, and explore the mechanisms of the antiarrhythmic effect of Ganshanbian (Herba Hyperici Attenuati) total flavonoids. The treatment ...
Lee Chan-Hee CH Department of Cardiology, Yeungnam University Hospital, 170, Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, 705-717, South - - 2014
The benefit of statin use after acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been well established, however, the influence of the timing of statin administration has not been elucidated. The objective of this study focused on early clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This analysis of the Korea Working ...
Sunman Hamza H Department of Cardiology, Ministry of Health Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education and Research Hospital, 06110, Ankara, - - 2014
Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) coronary angiography represents one of the most exciting technological revolutions in cardiac imaging and it has been increasingly used in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of age and coronary plaque calcification on diagnostic accuracy of ...
Brembilla-Perrot Béatrice - - 2014
Programmed ventricular stimulation (PVS) is a technique for screening patients at risk for ventricular tachycardia (VT) after myocardial infarction (MI), but the results might be difficult to interpret. To investigate the results of PVS after MI, according to date of completion. PVS results were interpreted according to the mode of ...
Seferovic Jelena P - - 2014
Abstract Background: Galectin-3 is a protein widely distributed in the heart, brain and blood vessels, and has a regulatory role in inflammation, immunology and cancer. Many studies demonstrated that the increased level of galectin-3 is associated with progressive fibrosis and stiffening of the myocardium. The aim of this study was ...
Zhang Hongxiang H Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 300 Guangzhou Road, Nanjing, 210029, Jiangsu, China, - - 2014
This study aimed to assess acute and chronic effects of right ventricular mid-septum (RVS) versus right ventricular apex (RVA) pacing on left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony using phase analysis of gated single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). Thirty-nine patients with complete atrioventricular (AV) block, who were indicated ...
Rachwalik Maciej M Department of Cardiac Surgery, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, - - 2014
Objectives The aim of the study was to assess whether the plasma level and content of adipokines, in adipose tissue, is associated with a medical history of myocardial infarction. Patients and Methods The study group consisted of 33 consecutive patients (12 females, 21 males, aged 68.6 ± 6.8 years) who underwent cardiac ...
Zeng Shi - - 2014
Objectives: To clarify the time-course changes in left ventricular myocardial deformation using velocity vector imaging and to provide insights into our understanding of the cardiac pathophysiology in diabetes mellitus. Thirty New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into either the control group (n = 10) or the diabetes mellitus (DM) ...
Jang Se Yong SY Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of - - 2014
Objectives: Some patients with suspected ST-segment elevation (STE) myocardial infarction (STEMI) show STE that does not fulfill the current criteria for STEMI. The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics and prognoses of patients with minimal STEMI. Methods: Between November 2007 and December 2011, 546 patients who underwent ...
Fernández-Rodríguez Diego D From the Cardiology Department, University Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain (D.F.-R., A.R., S.B., V.M.-Y., M.M., M.S.); Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain (A.C.); Cardiology Department, Hospital do Meixoeiro, Vigo, Spain (A.I.); Cardiology Department, University Hospital of Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain (A.S.); Cardiology Department, University Hospital San Carlos, Madrid, Spain (R.H.-A.); Cardiology Department, Hospital General of Alicante, Alicante, Spain (V.M.); Cardiology Department, Erasmus MC, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (M.V., P.W.S.); Cardiology Department, University Hospital Bolognini Seriate, Bergamo, Italy (M.T.); Cardiology Department, Amphia Ziekenhuis, Breda, The Netherlands (P.d.H.); Cardiology Department, Hospital Son Dureta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (A.B.); and Cardiology Department, Hospital Juan Canalejo, A Coruña, Spain - - 2014
Manual thrombus aspiration (TA) is effective to reduce the thrombus burden during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of manual TA on stent implantation during primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Population of the EXAMINATION trial (n=1498) was divided into ...
Laurent D D Department of Physiology, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, - - 2014
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM) presents as decreased myocardial contractility, arrhythmias and secondary non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy leading to heart failure. Mitochondrial dysfunction is known to have a significant role in the development and complications of ACM. This study investigated if chronic ethanol feeding promoted myocardial mitochondrial topoisomerase dysfunction as one underlying cause ...
Vadakkumpadan Fijoy F Department of Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Low left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), the main criterion used in current clinical practice to stratify sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk, has very low sensitivity and specificity. To uncover indices of LV shape that differ between patients with a high risk of SCD and those with a low risk. Utilizing clinical ...
Rong X X Department of Cardiology, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, No.197, Ruijin 2nd Road, Shanghai, - - 2014
The aims of this study were to explore the association between serum level of carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) and coronary heart disease (CHD), and to evaluate its role in the short-term prognosis of CHD patients. A total of 150 patients were enrolled in the study and divided into an acute ...
Kurtul Alparslan A Department of Cardiology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Impaired coronary flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is associated with short- and long-term morbidity and mortality in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recent studies have demonstrated that platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the ...
Cerisano Giampaolo G Division of Cardiology, Careggi Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, 50141, Florence, Italy, - - 2014
Doxycycline has been demonstrated to reduced left ventricular (LV) remodeling, but its effect in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and a baseline occluded [thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow grade ≤1] infarct-related artery (IRA) is unknown. According to the baseline TIMI flow grade, 110 patients with a first STEMI ...
Park Jin-Kyu JK Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University Medical Center, Seoul, - - 2014
We assessed an early notification system using smartphones to reduce door-to-balloon times (DTBT) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Text page alarms were sent to cardiologists for all patients presenting with chest pain or an equivalent in the emergency department before acquisition of an electrocardiogram (ECG). A total of 210 patients ...
Monte Ines Paola IP Medical and Pediatric Sciences Department, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, - - 2014
The hemodynamic load due to physical activity leads to structural and functional cardiac adaptations known as "Athlete's heart". We aimed to compare myocardial performance in different groups of trained athletes by means of 3D echocardiography and 3D speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE). 66 athletes [26 strength-trained athletes (STA) and 40 endurance ...
Lee Jong-Young JY From the Department of Cardiology (J.-Y. L., D.-W.P., Y.-H.K., J.-M.A., W.-J.K., S.-J.K., S.-W.L., C.W.L., S.-W.P., S.-J.P.) and Division of Biostatistics, Center for Medical Research and Information (S.-C.Y.), University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea; Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Pusan Paik Hospital, Pusan, Korea (T.-H.Y.); Department of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Korea (B.-K.L.); Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea (N.-H.L.); Department of Internal Medicine, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea (J.-Y.Y.); Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Cheonan, Korea (W.-Y.S.); Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea (H.S.P.); Department of Internal Medicine, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea (K.-S.K.); Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Korea (S.H.H.); Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Goyang, Korea (S.Y.L.); Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea (J.-S.P.); Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul, Korea (Y.S.C.); Department of Internal Medicine, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Kwangju, Korea (S.U.L.); and Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea - - 2014
Procedural and clinical outcomes still remain unfavorable for patients with long coronary lesions who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention. The current study, therefore, evaluated 2 innovative drug-eluting stents for the management of long-lesion coronary artery disease. This randomized, multicenter, prospective trial, called the Long Drug-Eluting Stent (LONG-DES) V trial, compared the ...
Yang Yi Y College of Health Science, Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, Wuhan, 430079, China, - - 2014
To investigate the inhibitory effect of tetramethylpyrazine (Tet) preconditioning on overload training-induced myocardial apoptosis in rats, and to explore cardioprotective mechanisms of Tet preconditioning. A total of 25 male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups, including the control group (n=5), the overload training group (overload training for 8 ...
Akboga Mehmet Kadri MK Ministry of Health Etimesgut State Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address: - - 2014
Coronary collaterals play a crucial role during an acute ischemic attack. Angiogenesis has an important role in the formation of coronary collateral vessels. Previously, it was shown that apelin is a potential angiogenetic factor. Thus, we aimed to investigate relationship between plasma apelin levels and coronary collateral circulation in patients ...
Morales H H From the Departments of Radiology (H.M., J.L., T.T.) and Neurology (A.L., Y.K., J.F.C.), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Department of Radiology (K.W.), University of Mississippi, Oxford, - - 2014
Infarct volume and intracranial hemorrhage after reperfusion with nonionic low-osmolar and iso- osmolar iodinated IRCM has not been previously compared. We postulated that iso-osmolar and low-osmolar iodinated contrast media exert varied effects on cerebral infarct after intra-arterial injection. We compared infarct volume and hemorrhagic changes following intra-arterial infusion of iodixanol, ...
Zhang Ming M Department of Cardiology, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; Department of Respiratory Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, - - 2014
Calreticulin (CRT), a Ca(2+)-binding chaperone of the endoplasmic reticulum, can also be found in several other locations including the cytosol, nucleus, secretory granules, the outer side of the plasma membrane, and the extracellular matrix. Whether CRT is localized at mitochondria of cardiomyocytes and whether such localization is affected under DCM ...
Kim Se-Hong SH Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of - - 2014
Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is presumed to play an important role in the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). The purpose of our study was to examine the influence of EAT volume measured by cardiac CT on the severity and presence of CAD. A total of 209 subjects (114 normal ...
Kawagoe Junji J Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Circulatory and Body Fluid Regulation, Faculty of Medicine, University of - - 2014
Adiponectin has antiatherosclerotic properties and is also produced in the local coronary circulation. We previously reported that significantly less adiponectin was produced in the coronary circulation of patients with than without coronary artery disease (CAD). The goal of this study was to determine whether adiponectin production in the coronary circulation ...
Liu Yu Y Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shenyang Northern Hospital, Shenyang, PR - - 2014
Objectives: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have limited clinical therapeutic effects in older myocardial infarction (MI) patients. Thus, whether younger MSCs might confer greater protection is worth investigating. Methods: Human MSCs (hMSCs) were isolated before coronary artery bypass graft surgery and growth characteristics of hMSCs at passage 3 were observed. Vascular ...
Aykan Ahmet Cağrı AC 1Department of Cardiology, Ahi Evren Chest Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Trabzon, - - 2014
The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence and predictors of silent neuronal injury (SNI) after coronary angiography (CAG) and intervention by serial measurement of serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) in patients presented with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Ninety-eight consecutive patients presented with ACS and underwent CAG and intervention ...
Aksan Gokhan G Departments of aCardiology bMicrobiology, Gazi State Hospital cDepartment of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University dDepartment of Cardiology, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun eDepartmant of Cardiology, Artvin State Hospital, Artvin, Turkey fDepartment of Cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, - - 2014
There is accumulating evidence that inflammation plays a major role in the development of the slow coronary flow (SCF) phenomenon. In this study, we aimed to study the biomarker neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as it relates to SCF. Patients who underwent coronary angiography before and had no significant epicardial coronary ...
Monte Ines Paola IP Department of Medical and Pediatric Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, - - 2014
Subclinical myocardial dysfunction has been identified in obese subjects without cardiovascular risks factors and has been defined as "obesity cardiomyopathy". We evaluated left ventricular (LV) function and geometry in obese patients by using a 3 dimensional echocardiography (3DE). We also aimed to look at the influence of ventricular geometry upon ...
Sung S-Y SY Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, - - 2014
Optimal myocardial protection for donated hearts is crucial to improve outcomes of heart transplantation and reduce morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to compare the efficacy of myocardial protection using single dose of Bretschneider's histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution and repeated doses of cold blood cardioplegia (CBC) in donor heart preservation. Sixty-seven ...
Zhuang Xiao-Dong XD 1 Division of Cardiology, 2 Department of Ultrasound, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, - - 2014
To prevent stent thrombosis (ST) after implantation of drug-eluting stents (DESs) in patients with coronary heart disease, 12-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is recommended. However, the optimal long-term antiplatelet regimen is not clear for the patients who have completed the 12-month DAPT. We reviewed the data of 755 consecutive patients ...
Guo Jialong J Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Hubei Medical College, Shiyan, Hubei 442000, P.R. - - 2014
The present study used an in vitro model of cold cardioplegia in isolated working rat hearts to evaluate the possible role of ethyl pyruvate (EP) in promoting cardiac function and preventing apoptosis. Two groups of rats were evaluated; the EP (2 mM EP; n=8) and control (n=8) groups. Isolated rat ...
Guo Changlei C Department of Cardiovascular Internal Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical University, Weihui, Henan 453100, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the severity of coronary artery lesions in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and levels of estrogen, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). A total of 65 patients with ACS, 33 patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) ...
Guclu Orkut O Medical School of Dicle University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Diyarbakir, - - 2014
Biochemical markers are important for the timely diagnosis and follow-up of ischemic events. Most of the markers have been previously studied in the context of cardiac ischemia. However, research on markers of non-cardiac events has been insufficient. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between troponin and myoglobin which are commonly used ...
Sarikaya S S Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, - - 2014
Our aim was to evaluate whether there was a relationship between mean platelet volume and myocardial perfusion defect in diabetic patients using myocardial perfusion imaging. Forty-four diabetic patients with myocardial perfusion defect (group 1) and 44 diabetic patients without myocardial perfusion defect (group 2), matched for age and gender, were ...
Yoshimura Hiromi H Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, - - 2014
Peri-procedural myocardial damage (MD) is associated with increased risk of major in-hospital complications and adverse clinical events. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of on-clopidogrel platelet aggregation and CYP2C19-reduced-function gene variants on elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-related MD. We measured changes in serum high-sensitive troponin T ...
Möckel Martin M Division of Emergency Medicine and CPU, Department of Cardiology, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Charité Mitte, Charité-University Medicine Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, Berlin 13353, - - 2014
This randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluated whether a process with single combined testing of copeptin and troponin at admission in patients with low-to-intermediate risk and suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) does not lead to a higher proportion of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) than the current standard process (non-inferiority design). ...
Lin Changjian - - 2014
Aim. To determine the role of repetitive endocardial focal activations and Purkinje fibers in the maintenance of long duration ventricular fibrillation (LDVF, VF>1 minute) in canine hearts in vivo. Methods. The study was conducted in electrophysiological laboratory of Shanghai Ruijin hospital from July 2010 to August 2012. A 64-electrode basket ...
Zhi-Bin Huang H Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, - - 2014
The objective was to investigate the effects of valsartan on the electrophysiological characteristics of left ventricular hypertrophic myocardium in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). A total of 24 10-week-old male SHR were divided into two groups: valsartan and non-valsartan groups (n=12 in each). Twelve 10-week-old Wistar-Kyoto rats were served as the ...
Garatti Andrea A Department of Cardiac Surgery, I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San Donato, Milan, - - 2014
The aim was to assess the impact of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) on the outcome of heart failure (HF) patients undergoing surgical ventricular reconstruction (SVR). A total of 324 patients (65 ± 9 years) with previous myocardial infarction had an echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular (RV) function before and after ...
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