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Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and basal longitudinal strain (BLS) assessed using two-dimensional speckle-tracking imaging have been proposed as subtle markers of left ventricular (LV) systolic ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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In each group, inconsistency of data for classification of severity of AS was assessed and alternative thresholds explored. Results Of 9488 total patients, 58% were men, LVOTd 2.18±0.19 cm, peak ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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Results Baseline clinical characteristics, in particular Logistic European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (23.2 ± 15.1 vs 24.4 ± 13.4) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons score (4.6 ± ...

Date : 29/01/2013
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Systemic arterial compliance (from 0.57 ± 0.27 to 0.57 ± 0.28 and 0.53 ± 0.27 mL/m2/mm Hg, P = .408) and systemic vascular resistance (from 1,938 ± 669 to 1,856 ± ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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Methods and results We compared the clinical characteristics, echocardiographic features, and overall survival of LFLG AS patients (n = 38) to those with normal-flow, low-gradient (NFLG) severe AS (n ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a new therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are inoperable or at very high risk of open heart surgery. Stiff wires allow ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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Management of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) referred for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is posing challenges.   Ongoing studies ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Compared With Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in High-Risk Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis: Methods We performed a formal economic ...

Date : 29/01/2013
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Prevalence and Prognosis of Aortic Valve Disease in Subjects Older than 85 Years of Age There were no significant differences between the 3 groups in any of the clinical parameters examined ...

Date : 01/08/2013
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Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a marker of systolic and diastolic dysfunction and a strong predictor of mortality in heart failure patients. Group III patients were more symptomatic, had higher ...

Date : 01/08/2013