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Lee Chan-Hee CH Division of Cardiology, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, South - - 2014
Myocardial bridging (MB) is almost confined to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and has been reported to be correlated with increased atherosclerotic plaques in the segment proximal to the bridging. This study aimed to assess the impact of MB on the clinical outcomes of patients with DES implantation ...
Crane H M - - 2014
We developed, implemented, and evaluated a myocardial infarction (MI) adjudication protocol for cohort research of human immunodeficiency virus. Potential events were identified through the centralized Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems data repository using MI diagnoses and/or cardiac enzyme laboratory results (1995-2012). Sites assembled de-identified packets, including ...
Gandaglia Giorgio G Cancer Prognostics and Health Outcomes Unit, University of Montreal Health Center, Montreal, Canada; Urological Research Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Hospital, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, - - 2014
To examine and quantify the contemporary association between ADT and three separate endpoints: coronary artery disease (CAD), acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and sudden cardiac death (SCD), in a large United States contemporary cohort of PCa patients. Overall, 140,474 patients diagnosed with non-metastatic PCa between 1995 and 2009 within the Surveillance, ...
Hetland Mathias M University of Oslo, Oslo, - - 2014
Risk prediction of ventricular arrhythmias after myocardial infarction (MI) is still insufficient. Prolonged QTc is a known risk marker of mortality and ventricular arrhythmias. QTc has not achieved clinical importance in predicting arrhythmic events in patients after MI. Recent studies have displayed that the terminal part of the QT-interval, Tpeak ...
Weber Stefan S Department of Cardiology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; Practice for Cardiology and Nuclear Medicine, Regensburg, - - 2014
Cardiogoniometry (CGM) is a novel resting electrocardiac method based on computer-generated three-dimensional data derived from cardiac potentials. The purpose of this study was to determine CGM's and electrocardiography's (ECG) accuracy for detecting myocardial ischemia and/or lesions in comparison with stress/rest myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (single photon emission computer tomography [SPECT]). A ...
Brennan Angela L AL Centre of Cardiovascular Research & Education in Therapeutics (CCRET), Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia; Alfred Hospital, - - 2014
Guidelines for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) include a door-to-balloon time (DTBT) of ≤90 minutes for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). The aim of this study was to assess temporal trends (2006-2010) in DTBT and determine if a reduction in DTBT was associated with improved clinical outcomes. We compared ...
Silva Mauricio L ML Hospital Infantil Joana de Gusmão da Secretaria de Estado da Saúde de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil; Hospital Universitário da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil. Electronic address: - - 2014
to determine, by Doppler-echocardiography, the frequency of cardiac diastolic dysfunction in asymptomatic and clinically stable pediatric patients with vertical infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), from the cardiovascular viewpoint. this was an observational, prospective, and cross-sectional study, performed at a regional referral clinic for patients with HIV, in a ...
Kikkert W J WJ Department of cardiology, Academic Medical Center - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The - - 2014
The aim of the current analysis was compare one year mortality prediction of BARC defined bleeding complications with existing bleeding definitions in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and to investigate the prognostic value of the individual data elements of the bleeding classifications for one year mortality. The Bleeding Academic ...
Bahrainwala Zainab S ZS School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, N.J., - - 2014
Background: Leukoaraiosis and its progression have longitudinally been associated with cognitive decline and dementia. Its role in acute cognitive function and response to acute cerebral ischemia is less well understood. We evaluated whether the presence and extent of leukoaraiosis, or white matter hyperintensities (WMH), had an impact on performance on ...
Garan Arthur R AR a Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY b Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, - - 2014
Ventricular arrhythmias (VA) are common following implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and in a subset of patients may be refractory to medication. Morbidity from VA in this population includes right ventricular failure (RVF). We sought to evaluate the efficacy of catheter ablation for VA in LVAD patients.A ...
Holm Manne M aDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital bDepartment of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Instituet cDepartment of Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, - - 2014
High-on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR) during antiplatelet treatment with clopdogrel is associated with increased risk for adverse cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Recent studies have indicated that the point-of-care platelet function test Plateletworks can predict such events. The objectives were to investigate the incidence of HPR, to identify correlating ...
Nielsen Dorthe Viemose DV From the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care (D.V.N., C.-J.J.) and Department of Clinical Epidemiology (M.K.H., S.P.J.), Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark (M.H.); and Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark - - 2014
Inotropes used to obtain short-term hemodynamic benefits in cardiac surgery may carry a risk of increased myocardial ischemia and adverse outcomes. This study investigated the association between intra- and postoperative use of inotropes and mortality and postoperative complications. A historic cohort study using prospective data from the Western Denmark Heart ...
Attaran S S Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, - - 2014
Coronary revascularization in female patients presents several challenges, including smaller target vessels and smaller conduits. Furthermore, late presentation and more co-morbidities than males may increase complication rates. The aim of this study was to assess whether off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) improves outcomes when compared to on-pump coronary artery bypass ...
Amann Ute U MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry, Central Hospital of Augsburg, Stenglinstr. 2, 86156, Augsburg, Germany, - - 2014
Use of the four evidence-based medications [EBMs: antiplatelet agent, beta-blocker, statin and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ACEI/ARB)] after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has a clear impact on 1-year survival. Aim of this study was to evaluate the association between different EBM combinations at discharge and long-term survival ...
Valenta Ines I Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of a positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT)-determined longitudinal decrease in myocardial blood flow (MBF) gradient during hyperemia and myocardial flow reserve (MFR) for the identification of epicardial stenosis ≥50%. Although PET-determined reductions in MFR are increasingly applied to ...
Baktir A O AO Department of Cardiology, Kayseri Education and Research Hospital, Sanayi Mah. Atatürk Bulvarı Hastane Cad. No:78, 38010, Kocasinan/Kayseri, Turkey, - - 2014
The incidence of heart failure is higher in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than in the general population and contributes to elevated cardiovascular mortality and morbidity rates. Impaired myocardial function can be detected by a novel echocardiographic method, speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), when conventional methods have yielded normal findings. The ...
Brunetti Natale Daniele ND Cardiology Department, University of Foggia, - - 2014
We report the preliminary data from a regional registry on ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated with primary angioplasty in Apulia, Italy; the region is covered by a single public health-care service, a single public emergency medical service (EMS), and a single tele-medicine service provider. Two hundred and ninety-seven consecutive ...
Narula Amar A NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2014
We sought to examine the short- and long-term outcomes of patients who developed contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI; defined as an increase in serum creatinine of ≥0.5 mg/dL or a 25% relative rise within 48 h after contrast exposure) from the large-scale HORIZONS-AMI trial. Multivariable analyses were used to identify ...
Gellert Kapuaola S KS Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Electronic address: - - 2014
The electrocardiographic (ECG) Tpeak-Tend interval (TpTe) is associated with arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. TpTe offers a supplementary measure for the QT interval (QT), yet its repeatability has not been established. Evaluate short-term repeatability of TpTe and QT. Four ECGs were obtained on sixty participants. The sources of variation, intra-class ...
Chrispin Jonathan J Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address: - - 2014
To examine the association between LVH, defined by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and electrocardiography (ECG), with incident AF. Previous studies of the association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) were based primarily on echocardiographic measures of LVH. The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) study enrolled 4942 participants ...
Shiomi Hiroki H Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, - - 2014
Treatment of coronary artery disease has significantly changed over the past decade including an introduction of drug-eluting stents and a more stringent adherence to evidence-based medications. However, the impact of these advanced treatment methods on the practice patterns and long-term outcomes in patients undergoing coronary revascularization in the real world ...
Barta Kitti K Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Medical and Health Science Centre, University of Debrecen, Pf. 19. Nagyerdei Krt. 98, Debrecen, 4012, - - 2014
The prolongation of the QT interval and dispersion could predict ventricular arrhythmias. It is not yet established whether there is a difference between the effects of hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration on QT interval duration and dispersion. Data of thirty patients was investigated while they were receiving hemodiafiltration over a period of ...
Ozcan Fırat F Cardiology Clinic, Türkiye Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, - - 2014
Fragmented QRS complex (fQRS) is associated with worse outcomes in several cardiovascular conditions. However, alterations in fQRS in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and association of fQRS with myocardial blush grade (MBG) has not been investigated until now. In this study, ...
Filippatos Gerasimos G Department of Cardiology, Attikon University Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, - - 2014
Temporal trends of epidemiological data on acute heart failure (AHF) are limited. We sought to assess changes in epidemiology, clinical presentation and management of AHF in Greece using data from two international registries conducted three years apart. The Acute Heart Failure Global Registry of Standard Treatment (ALARM-HF) and the European ...
Rodriguez-Pascual Carlos C Departments of Geriatric - - 2014
Background-In older adults hospitalized for heart failure, a poor score on a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is associated with worse prognosis during hospitalization and at 1 month after discharge. However, the association between the CGA score and long-term mortality is uncertain.Methods and Results-This is a prospective study of 487 patients ...
Karimi Mohammad Taghi MT Rehabilitation Faculty, Isfahan University of Medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Tel.: +98 3117922021; Fax: +98 3116687270; E-mail: - - 2014
Heart rate is an accurate and easy to use method to represent the energy expenditure during walking, based on physiological cost index (PCI). However, in some conditions the heart rate during walking does not reach to a steady state. Therefore, it is not possible to determine the energy expenditure by ...
Zhou Tao T Department of Medical Imaging, Jinan Military General Hospital, No, 25, Shifan Road, Jinan, Shandong Province, China. - - 2014
The present meta-analysis illustrates the accuracy of myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) to diagnose functional stenotic coronary artery disease (CAD) with fractional flow reserve (FFR) as standard reference. All investigators screened and selected studies that compared MPS with FFR in symptomatic patients with suspected CAD. Patients and study characteristics were independently ...
Zou Chang-Hong CH Heart Failure Care Unit, Heart Failure Center, Fuwai Hospital, Beijing, - - 2014
Emerging evidence has shown the potential of marked improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with recent-onset cardiomyopathy (ROCM) on medical therapy. This study was designed to determine the frequency and to identify predictors of normalization of LVEF in a cohort of Chinese patients with ROCM receiving contemporary ...
Carlsen Esben A EA Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
The electrocardiogram (ECG) based Sclarovsky-Birnbaum Ischemia Grade may be used to determine the prognosis of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, application of the method is based on assumption of the baseline QRS morphology. Thus, the aims of this study were to determine if the baseline QRS morphology was ...
Verdoia Monica M aDivision of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera-Universitaria 'Maggiore della Carità', Eastern Piedmont University, Novara, Italy bDivision of Cardiology 'Azienda Ospedaliera Marche Nord', Pesaro, Italy cDepartment of Medicine, Cardiovascular and Immunological Sciences, University Federico II, Naples, Italy dDepartment of Cardiology, UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands eBiochemistry, Department of Translational Medicine, Eastern Piedmont University, Novara, - - 2014
Acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) represent a high-risk condition, as enhanced platelet reactivity importantly influences myocardial perfusion and procedural results after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In fact, higher rate of periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI) and reduced event-free survival have been reported in these patients. The single nucleotide polymorphism Leu33Pro of platelet ...
Mumma Bryn E BE From the *Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA; †University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA; ‡Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; and §Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, Sacramento, - - 2014
Of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), approximately two thirds present to a hospital not capable of percutaneous coronary intervention. Transfer to a STEMI-receiving center delays time to reperfusion in patients with STEMI, but factors that affect this delay have not been well studied. We performed a 3-round ...
Botto Fernando F From the Hamilton General Hospital, David Braley Cardiac, Vascular, and Stroke Research Institute, Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (P.J.D.); and Members of The VISION Writing Group and VISION Investigators, who are listed in appendix 1 and appendix 2, respectively. Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Department of Clinical Research, Estudios Clinicos Latino America (ECLA), Rosario, Argentina Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga and Fundación Cardioinfantil, Colombia St. John's Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, India Department of Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon, Madrid, Spain University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada University of Malaya, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia Research Institute Hcor (Hospital do Coracao), Sao Paulo, Brazil Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India Universidad PeruanaCayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, McMaster University, - - 2014
Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS) was defined as prognostically relevant myocardial injury due to ischemia that occurs during or within 30 days after noncardiac surgery. The study's four objectives were to determine the diagnostic criteria, characteristics, predictors, and 30-day outcomes of MINS. In this international, prospective cohort study of ...
Gómez-Talavera Sandra S Cardiovascular Institute, San Carlos University Hospital, Cardiology , Madrid , - - 2014
Abstract Introduction: Conduction disorders in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are associated with high mortality. Previous studies have analyzed the implications of AVB in acute coronary syndrome treated with fibrinolysis. However, the implications of AVB in patients with STEMI treated with primary angioplasty have not been sufficiently studied. ...
Shang Qing Q From the Division of Cardiology, and the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital and Institute of Vascular Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, - - 2014
Although early cardiovascular (CV) involvement has been found in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), few studies have related this to PsA disease activity. The aim of our study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) mechanics using novel, more sensitive techniques based on assessment of LV rotation for the detection of ...
Berezin Alexander E AE State Medical University, Internal Medicine Department, Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Electronic address: - - 2014
Despite a high potential of endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) for diagnostic purposes, the EPC role in developing ischemic chronic heart failure (CHF) has not been determined obviously. The objective of the study is to assess the counts of CD45(+)CD34(+), CD45(-)CD34(+), CD14(+)CD309(+), and CD14(+)CD309(+)Tie2(+) phenotyped circulating EPC of various subpopulations in ...
Liu Yangchun Y Department of Cardiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Guangxi Cardiovascular Institute, Nanning, Guangxi 530021, - - 2014
Tirofiban has been widely used as an adjunctive pharmacologic agent for revascularization in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, and the outcomes appear attractive. However, the potential benefits from early administration of tirofiban in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remain unclear. We ...
Hayrapetyan Hamlet Grigori HG Department of Urgent Cardiology, Erebouni Medical Centre, Yerevan, Armenia. - - 2014
Objectives: We aimed to assess the combined estimator of left ventricular (LV) myocardial performance index (MPI) and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) as a pooled independent predictive factor for hospital mortality and one-year mortality and re-hospitalization in patients with primary LV inferior ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Study ...
Tisminetzky Mayra M Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, - - 2014
Although acute myocardial infarction (AMI) occurs primarily in the elderly, this disease also affects young adults. Few studies have, however, presented data on relatively young patients hospitalized with AMI. The objectives of this population-based study were to examine recent trends in the magnitude, clinical characteristics, management, and in-hospital and long-term ...
Wang Ji-Hong JH Department of Cardiology, Beijing An-Zhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China ; Department of Cardiology, Beijing Ji-Shui-Tan Hospital, the 4th Clinical College of Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing 100035, - - 2014
To investigate the procedure characteristics and long term follow-up of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for saphaneous vein graft (SVG) lesions in the elderly patients. From December 2005 to December 2011, 84 graft lesions were treated percutaneously. Seventeen were located at proximal anastomosis, 48 were located at SVG body, 19 were ...
Bureekam Sangrawee - - 2014
Anatomical left atrial enlargement is associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation and diastolic dysfunction. This concept is more pronounced in hypertensive population, who have an especially increased risk of LA enlargement from diastolic dysfunction when compared to the general population. However left atrial enlargement ...
Praipaisarnkit Kreangkrai - - 2014
Cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death in the world and third order in Thailand. A number of large-scale clinical trials have demonstrated that statins reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, in clinical practice less than 50% of these patients could achieve the LDL-C goal based on NCEP ATP III ...
Zeraati Fatemeh F Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, - - 2014
The door-to-needle-time (DNT) is considered a standard time for scheduling thrombolysis for acute ST-segment elevation of myocardial infarction and this time can be reduced by minimizing the delay in starting thrombolytic treatment once the patient has reached to the hospital. This study was carried out on a sample of Iranian ...
Vasilj Mirjana - - 2014
We assessed the diagnostic efficacy of plasma Myeloperoxidasis (MPO) alone or in combination with cardiac troponin I (cTnI) for detecting ACS in patients presenting with chest pain initiating within 24 h before the hospital admission. In this prospective cohort study were included all respondents who have visited outpatient clinic of ...
Moran Andrew E AE Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, - - 2014
Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) was the leading cause of disease burden worldwide in 2010. The majority of IHD burden affected middle income regions. We hypothesized that IHD burden may vary among countries, even within the same broad geographic region. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to IHD were estimated at the ...
Moss Robert R - - 2014
The appropriate management of patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) and left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) is controversial. The study aim was to determine whether the presence of contractile reserve (CR) assessed by dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) was associated with improved outcomes. Death and heart transplantation were analyzed as the primary outcomes ...
Lam Ming Kai MK Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentrum Twente, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, The - - 2014
Aims: To investigate the prognostic value of coronary dominance for various adverse clinical events following the implantation of drug-eluting stents. Methods and results: We assessed two-year follow-up data of 1,387 patients from the randomised TWENTE trial. Based on the origin of the posterior descending coronary artery, coronary circulation was categorised ...
Räber Lorenz L Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, - - 2014
Pathology studies have shown delayed arterial healing in culprit lesions of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) compared with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) after placement of drug-eluting stents (DES). It is unknown whether similar differences exist in-vivo during long-term follow-up. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT), we assessed differences in ...
Auger Dominique D Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands; Department of Cardiology, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, - - 2014
Right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing may induce left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony. The long-term prognostic implications of induction of LV dyssynchrony were retrospectively evaluated in a cohort of patients who underwent RVA pacing. A total of 169 patients (62±13 years, 69% male) with high RVA pacing burden were included. Echocardiographic evaluation ...
Wang Tom Kai Ming TK Green Lane Cardiovascular Service, Auckland City Hospital, New - - 2014
Cardiac troponins are the preferred biomarkers for diagnosing myocardial infarction (MI). High-sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) assays have increased sensitivity and enable more rapid diagnosis of infarction. We assessed the prognostic utility of admission hs-TnT to detect outcomes after primary angioplasty for ST-elevation/new left bundle branch block myocardial infarction (STEMI). Patients ...
Goo Ja-Jun JJ Department of Internal Medicine, Maryknoll Medical Center, Busan, - - 2014
With the increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease, angiocardiography using contrast-enhancing media has become an essential diagnostic and therapeutic tool, despite the risk of contrast-medium-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI). CIAKI may be exacerbated by renin-angiotensin-system (RAS) blockers, which are also used in a variety of cardiovascular disorders. This study evaluated the ...
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