CARDIOLOGY

Chapter 7 – Cardiomyopathy

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Abstract After a general introduction, the classification systems for cardiomyopathy are discussed. The main clinical types are discussed together with their variants. Hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, non-compaction, mitochondrial and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy…

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Chapter 6 – Ischaemia and Infarction

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Abstract This chapter is devoted to the macroscopic and microscopic appearance of myocardial ischaemia and includes discussion of regional myocardial infarction and of papillary muscle rupture. Coronary atherosclerosis can occur,…

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Chapter 2 – Examination of the Heart

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Abstract Methods of dissection of the heart are described and illustrated. Simulated echocardiographic views are described and illustrated, and advice is given on how best to obtain them and in…

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Chapter 3 – Development of the Heart

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Abstract A brief account of early embryo formation is followed by an overview of the salient features of heart development. Following this there is a detailed treatment of the processes…

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Incidence and predictors of atrial fibrillation episodes as detected by implantable loop recorder in patients at risk: From the LOOP study

Aug 18, 2020 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Incidence and predictors of atrial fibrillation episodes as detected by implantable loop recorder in patients at risk: From the LOOP study

Background Recent studies have suggested a high prevalence of subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) in various patient populations, and interest in AF screening has increased. However, knowledge about episode duration is…

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Association of obesity with cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Insights from TECOS

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Background Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether obesity affects outcomes among those with T2D and atherosclerotic CVD (ASCVD) remains uncertain. Our…

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Risk score–guided multidisciplinary team-based Care for Heart Failure Inpatients is associated with lower 30-day readmission and lower 30-day mortality

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Objective Using augmented intelligence clinical decision tools and a risk score-guided multidisciplinary team-based care process (MTCP), this study evaluated the MTCP for heart failure (HF) patients’ 30-day readmission and 30-day…

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Ticagrelor-based antiplatelet regimens in patients with atherosclerotic artery disease—A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

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Background Randomized trials did not consistently support superiority of ticagrelor, as monotherapy or in combination with aspirin, in terms of efficacy or safety, in patients with atherosclerotic artery disease. Methods…

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