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    Robin Chung;
    (2013)
    Aortic stenosis remains the commonest form of valve disease in modern cardiology. With fifty years’ experience, surgical valve replacement remains the gold standard treatment for survival benefit, durability and symptomatic relief. Percutaneous transcatheter aortic valv...
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    Basil N. Okeahialam; Hadiza A. Agbo; Chikaike Ogbonna; Evelyn K. Chuhwak; Ikechukwu O.Isiguzoro;
    (2016)
    Background: Heart failure (HF) is common globally and increases with age. Among Caucasians it affects mainly the elderly, but the middle-aged in Africa. Statistics are usually hospital based, missing those in the population unable to present in hospital for various reas...
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    Ihab S Ramzy; Sandra Gustafsson; Anders Holmgren; Per Lindqist; Michael Y Henein;
    (2015)
    Aim: The direct effect of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on early recovery of myocardial function, particularly twist and rotation is not well studied. The aim is to assess the early response of the 3 myocardial components, circumferential, longitudinal and...
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    Gianluca Rigatelli; Marco Zuin; Fabio Dell’Avvocata; Luigi Pedon; Roberto Zecchel; Antonio Carrozza; Marco Zennaro; Marco Marzolo; Monia Russo; Mario Zanchetta;
    (2017)
    Background The RoPE score calculator has been suggested to stratify patients in whom the patent foramen ovale (PFO) should be considered a causative factor for stroke. Methods We reviewed the medical and instrumental data of 1040 consecutive patients (mean age 47.3±17.1...
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    Andrew Owen;
    (2014)
    Correlation and regression are related but distinct concepts that are frequently confused and misinterpreted in the cardiological literature. To better understand these concepts, consider an example to exemplify how correlation is often used in the literature. Suppose w...
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    Patrizia Carità; Massimo Verdecchia; Elisabetta Mancini; Giovanni Ferro; Marco Guglielmo; Egle Corrado; Salvatore Novo; Mauro Pepi; Gianluca Pontone;
    (2016)
    The bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is one of the most common form of congenital heart defects. It is a complex entity, in which involvement of the thoracic aorta forms part of the disease spectrum. The ascending aorta is the most common site involved in this process. We re...
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    Davide Vanoli; Christer Backman; Anders Holmgren;
    (2015)
    A 58 year old male patient with hypertension was admitted at a peripheral hospital after 10 days history of angina, where a diagnosis of inferior STEMI was made. A coronary angiogram showed 3 vessel coronary artery disease with occlusion of the RCA and an 85% stenosis o...
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    Benjamin Cruz Rodriguez; Priyanka Acharya; Edwin Olson; Leslie Cler;
    (2015)
    Background: The hospital readmission rate has been thought to reflect the quality of patient care. Understanding the risk factors for these can guide strategies to reduce them. Methods Retrospective cohort design that included all the admissions for AMI from Octob...
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    Ana Holley; Scott Harding; Alexander Sasse; John Miller; Peter Larsen;
    (2016)
    Background: Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) is an antioxidant enzyme that comprises part of the primary defence against oxidative stress. Deficiencies in GPx have been associated with progression of atherosclerosis and arterial thrombosis. However, the relationship between...
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    Catharina Lysell-Bergström; Bengt Johansson; Lars Widman; Owe Johnson; Stellan Mörner;
    (2014)
    Adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy is known for its acute and late cardiotoxic complications1. In up to 2% of patients they manifest in the form of suppressed ventricular systolic function with its well known consequences, raised filling pressures and mitral regurgit...
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