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    Quality assessment in Belgian arrhythmology: the Belgian heart rhythm association (BeHRA) databases.
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Feb 20:1-6. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    g Department of Cardiology, UVC Brugmann , Brussels , Belgium.
    This report presents and discusses, on behalf of the Belgian College of Cardiology, the evolution of the peer review process in arrhythmology, focussing on pacemaker implantation. Data from the last 22 years are compared. The national annual increase in implants is around 1%, clinical patient characteristics remained stable over the years while dual chamber pacing was proportionally increasing. Read More

    Lifestyle behaviour and risk factor control in coronary patients: Belgian results from the cross-sectional EUROASPIRE surveys.
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Feb 19:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 19.
    a Department of Public Health , Ghent University , Gent , Belgium.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to assess lifestyle behaviour as well as risk factor management across Belgian coronary patients who participated in the cross-sectional European Action on Secondary Prevention through Intervention to Reduce Events (EUROASPIRE) surveys.

    Methods: Analyses are based on a series of coronary patients by combining data from the Belgian participants in the EUROASPIRE III (328 patients; in 2006-2007) and EUROASPIRE IV (343 patients; in 2012-2013) surveys. Four hospitals located in the Ghent area participated in the surveys. Read More

    A quality project for radiation reduction in the cath lab.
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Feb 19:1-7. Epub 2018 Feb 19.
    a Cardiology , AZ Delta , Roeselare , Belgium.
    The radiation exposure in the cath lab of patients, cardiologists, and nurses was measured during three consecutive periods of 8 weeks. The first 8 weeks the baseline radiation exposure was obtained. In the second period standard incidences for coronarography and frame rate were changed, without compromising the image quality of the examination. Read More

    Prevention of minor myocardial injury after elective percutaneous coronary intervention: comparison of ticagrelor versus clopidogrel.
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Jan 22:1-7. Epub 2018 Jan 22.
    a Cardiology Department , Ankara University , Ankara , Turkey.
    Background: Elective percutaneous coronary intervention (ePCI) may cause minor elevation of cardiac enzymes, so-called minor myocardial injury (MMI) which can be due to different pathophysiological mechanism (e.g. distal embolisation, side branch occlusion, increased platelet activation triggered by the intracoronary metallic stents). Read More

    Early prognosis and predictor analysis for positive coronary angiography after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Jan 16:1-8. Epub 2018 Jan 16.
    a Service de Pathologie Cardiovasculaire , Cliniques Universitaires de Mont-Godinne , Yvoir , Belgique.
    Background: Key predictors of survival after OHCA have been described in the literature. Current guidelines recommend emergency angiography in patients without an obvious extra-cardiac cause of arrest. However, the value of this strategy is debated. Read More

    Predictive value of metabolic syndrome definitions in patients with myocardial infarction with ST segment elevation - are they all the same?
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Jan 15:1-9. Epub 2018 Jan 15.
    a Institute for Prevention and Rehabilitation Niska Banja , Nis , Serbia.
    Objectives: We sought to determine the predictive power of metabolic syndrome (MS) definitions on the prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI).

    Methods: We prospectively included 507 patients with STEMI who were admitted for primary percutaneous coronary intervention and could be identified for MS using the AHA-NHLBI, NCEP-ATP III and IDF definitions. After applying these criteria, we divided the group in patients with MS and without MS; we compared baseline characteristics, clinical findings and outcomes among these patients. Read More

    Hospitalization-associated disability in older adults with valvular heart disease: incidence, risk factors and its association with care processes.
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Jan 4:1-7. Epub 2018 Jan 4.
    e Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.
    Background: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and recovery of hospitalisation-associated disability (HAD), the associated risk factors, and the link with care processes in patients aged 70 years or older hospitalised with valvular heart disease (VHD).

    Methods: Prospective cohort study performed on the cardiology and cardiac surgery units of University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium. HAD was defined as the loss of independence to complete one of the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) between hospital admission and discharge. Read More

    Drug-induced arterial hypertension - a frequently ignored cause of secondary hypertension: a review.
    Acta Cardiol 2018 Jan 1:1-7. Epub 2018 Jan 1.
    c Department of Family Medicine , University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" , Bucharest , Romania.
    The prevalence of hypertension is likely to grow during the future years, mainly due to aging of the population and increasing prevalence of obesity, as an important risk factor for hypertension. One of the main causes of secondary hypertension, frequently ignored, is represented by certain categories of drugs, that can induce hypertension, increase the blood pressure values in previously controlled hypertension, decrease the effects of antihypertensive medication or induce a hypertensive emergency. These drugs may be over-the-counter medications, illicit drugs or prescription drugs used for the treatment of acute or chronic conditions. Read More

    Comparison of central hemodynamic parameters for young basketball athletes and control group.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 28:1-7. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    d Department of Physical Education , Northeastern University , Shenyang , Liaoning Province , China.
    Background: Long-term exercise training may have negative effects on cardiovascular functions. Measurement and calculation of central hemodynamic parameters can comprehensively evaluate the cardiovascular functions. This study aims to compare the central hemodynamics between young basketball athletes and matched controls. Read More

    Coronary sinus signal amplitude predicts left atrial scarring.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 22:1-6. Epub 2017 Dec 22.
    a Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology , Charité University Medicine , Berlin , Germany.
    Background: Left atrial scarring is recognised as a critical component in the maintenance of atrial fibrillation and is associated with the failure of interventional treatment. Diminished bipolar voltage (LV) has been proposed as a useful tool for left atrial scar quantification. We hypothesised that, due to its anatomic location, signals on the coronary sinus catheter might be used to predict the amount of left atrial low voltage. Read More

    Investigation of mindin levels in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy and QRS fragmentation on electrocardiography.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 21:1-6. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
    a Department of Cardiology , Hitit University Faculty of Medicine , Çorum , Turkey.
    Purpose: Mindin was associated with diabetic nephropathy, podocyte injury, colitis, allergic asthma, liver ischaemia and reperpusion injury and ischaemic brain injury. On the other hand, it was reported as a protective factor against obesity, cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and remodelling. Fragmented QRS complexes (fQRS) are markers of altered ventricular depolarisation owing to a prior myocardial scar and fibrosis. Read More

    Key interventions and quality indicators for quality improvement of STEMI care: a RAND Delphi survey.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 13:1-10. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    h Department of Quality Management , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.
    Objective: Identification, selection and validation of key interventions and quality indicators for improvement of in hospital quality of care for ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.

    Methods And Results: A structured literature review was followed by a RAND Delphi Survey. A purposively selected multidisciplinary expert panel of cardiologists, nurse managers and quality managers selected and validated key interventions and quality indicators prior for quality improvement for STEMI. Read More

    Left atrial remodelling may predict exercise capacity in obstructive sleep apnoea patients.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 13:1-8. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    c Pulmonology Clinic , Ministery of Health Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research and Educational Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.
    Background: Left atrial volume (LAV) and LA deformation has been proposed as a good marker of exercise performance in patients with diastolic dysfunction (DD). As DD is more prevalent in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) we aimed to evaluate the influence of LAV and LA deformation parameters on exercise performance in varying severity of OSA.

    Materials And Methods: OSA was diagnosed after polysomnography. Read More

    Quality assessment in Belgian ST elevation myocardial infarction patients: results from the Belgian STEMI database.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 11:1-5. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
    l Department of Cardiology, AZ Brugge , Brugge , Belgium.
    The present report describes the quality of care, including in hospital mortality for more than 22.000 STEMI patients admitted in 60 Belgian hospitals for the period 2008-2016. We found a strong increase in the use of primary PCI over time, particularly for patients that were admitted first in a non-PCI capable hospital, reaching a penetration rate of >95%. Read More

    Summary of 2017 ESC guidelines on valvular heart disease, peripheral artery disease, STEMI and on dual antiplatelet therapy.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 11:1-7. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
    e Department of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital , Edegem , Belgium.
    During the ESC congress in September 2017 in Barcelona, the new ESC guidelines were presented and are now available on the ESC website. The new guidelines cover management recommendations on following cardiovascular items: valvular heart disease, peripheral artery disease, ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and on dual antiplatelet therapy. The present document gives a summary of these guidelines and highlights the most important recommendations and changes in the management of these diseases. Read More

    Fragmented QRS complexes are associated with left ventricular dysfunction in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus: a two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography study.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 7:1-8. Epub 2017 Dec 7.
    a Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology , Ordu University , Ordu , Turkey.
    Background: Heart failure may develop independently of coronary artery disease in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) is a marker of myocardial fibrosis or scar tissue and is related to an increase in cardiovascular adverse events. In this study, we examined the utility of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) in assessing LV function in DM patients with fQRS. Read More

    Bio-width index: a novel biomarker for prognostication of long term outcomes in patients with anaemia and heart failure.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Dec 7:1-7. Epub 2017 Dec 7.
    a Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences , Amritha Vishhwavidhyapeetham , Kochi , India.
    Background: The utility of biomarkers for prognostication of long term outcomes in patients with anaemia and heart failure(HF) is not well defined. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of a novel biomarker, bio-width index (BWI),to improve risk stratification in patients with anaemia and acutely decompensated heart failure(ADHF), in comparison to conventional markers, B-type natriuretic peptide(BNP) and red- cell distribution width(RDW).

    Methods: Data from 1569 consecutive patients with ADHF treated at a multidisciplinary HF unit was analysed in this study. Read More

    Monocentric experience of leadless pacing with focus on challenging cases for conventional pacemaker.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Nov 30:1-10. Epub 2017 Nov 30.
    a Department of Cardiovascular Sciences , University of Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.
    Aim: Leadless cardiac pacemaker has been developed to reduce complications related to cardiac pacing and is considered as an alternative to conventional pacemaker although safety and efficacy data in clinical practice are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy profile of Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) used in daily clinical activity with a focus on challenging cases for conventional pacing.

    Methods: A total of 66 patients (46 men, 79. Read More

    Metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk assessment tools' estimations of 10-year cardiovascular risk: a population-based study.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Nov 30:1-8. Epub 2017 Nov 30.
    b Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Research Center , Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.
    Background: This cross-sectional study determines the association between 10-year cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, estimated using four CVD risk assessment tools, and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in northern Iranian general population.

    Methods: We used the data of 2371 participants aged 40-74 without any history of diabetes mellitus from a cohort study conducted among 6140 subjects aged 10-90 years in northern Iran. Three definitions of MetS were used. Read More

    Assessing the landscape of percutaneous coronary chronic total occlusion treatment in Belgium and Luxembourg: the Belgian Working Group on Chronic Total Occlusions (BWGCTO) registry.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Nov 28:1-10. Epub 2017 Nov 28.
    a Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences , Universiteit Hasselt , Hasselt , Belgium.
    Background: Important developments in materials, devices, and techniques have improved outcomes of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and resulted in a growing interest in CTO-PCI. The Belgian Working Group on Chronic Total Occlusions (BWGCTO) working group aims to assess the evolution within the CTO-PCI landscape over the next years.

    Methods: From May 2016 onwards, patients undergoing CTO-PCI were included in the BWGCTO registry by 15 centres in Belgium and Luxemburg. Read More

    Statin related adverse effects and patient education: a study from resource limited settings.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Nov 27:1-9. Epub 2017 Nov 27.
    c Department of Pharmacology , Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital , New Delhi , India.
    Background: Statins are the most widely prescribed class of drugs for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and yet literature on the prevalence of statin related adverse effects (AEs) and gaps in patient education is quite limited especially in resource-limited settings of developing world.

    Objectives: The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of myopathy (muscle ailments) and other statin associated adverse effects among CAD patients on statin therapy. The study also aimed to assess patient perceptions, attitudes and awareness concerning the use of statins. Read More

    Percutaneous repair of mitral valve regurgitation in patients with severe heart failure: comparison with optimal medical treatment.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Nov 21:1-9. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    a Department of Internal Medicine III, Division of Cardiology , Im Neuenheimer Feld 410, University of Heidelberg , Heidelberg , Germany.
    Background: Occurrence of severe mitral valve (MV) regurgitation (MR) is an independent negative predictor of mortality in patients with severe systolic heart failure (HF). This study examines clinical effects and cardiac reverse remodelling in patients with severe systolic HF receiving percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) using MitraClip in comparison to patients receiving optimal medical therapy only.

    Methods: Between 2010 and 2014, 86 patients (Society of Thoracic Surgeons score: 10. Read More

    Quality assessment in percutaneous coronary interventions: the QERMID Belgian PCI registry.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Nov 10:1-4. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
    d Department of Cardiovascular medicine , University Hospitals Leuven , Leuven , Belgium.
    Background: The recent increase in the number of interventional cathlabs that followed a moratorium of several years has resulted in an abrupt increase in the number of PCI and a dilution of the experience per centre and per operator.

    Methods: Based on data extracted from the national "Quality Oriented Electronic Registration of Medical Implant Devices" (QERMID) database, we compared the characteristics and outcome of patients treated in 2015 in the 21 newly (<3 years) approved PCI centres with those of patients treated in the 28 historical PCI centres.

    Results: The proportion of acute coronary syndromes was slightly higher in new than in historical centres (48% vs. Read More

    Kidney function is associated with short-term, mid-term and long-term clinical outcome after coronary angiography and intervention.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 30:1-8. Epub 2017 Oct 30.
    b Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Sciences , Danderyd University Hospital , Stockholm , Sweden.
    Background: Patients with kidney dysfunction are at risk of developing ischaemic heart disease. We investigated the association between eGFR and early-, mid- and long-term clinical outcome in patients undergoing coronary angiography and intervention.

    Methods: Retrospective study on 4968 patients with complete data on eGFR, 65% male and aged 32-80 years, admitted to Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden for coronary angiography and intervention from 2006 to 2008. Read More

    Association of QRS duration with left ventricular volume and ejection fraction after anterior myocardial infarction assessed by gated single photon emission computed tomography.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 26:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    a Department of Cardiovascular Medicine , Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences , Hiroshima , Japan.
    Background: Even intermediate QRS prolongation without bundle branch block is associated with worse clinical outcome after myocardial infarction (MI). We assessed the association of QRS duration with left ventricular (LV) volume and ejection fraction after anterior MI by using quantitative gated single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

    Methods: Eighty-two patients with prior anterior MI were enrolled. Read More

    The prognostic value of high sensitive cardiac troponin I in patients receiving cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 12:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    a Cardiology Clinic, Arrhythmology department , East Slovak Institute for Cardiac and Vascular Diseases , Kosice , Slovakia.
    Background: Cardiac troponin I (cTnI) is a valuable prognostic biomarker in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). However, the prognostic importance of cTnI in patients who received cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) remains unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the prognostic value of high-sensitive cTnI (hs-cTnI) in CHF patients receiving CRT. Read More

    Drugs in cardiac arrest: the rise and fall of antiarrhythmics.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 12:1-3. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    b Hellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
    Since the publication of 2000 guidelines for resuscitation, amiodarone is considered the antiarrhythmic drug of choice for refractory ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia. However, to date there is no proven benefit in terms of neurologically intact survival to hospital discharge. A comprehensive search of the recent literature on amiodarone, nifekalant and lidocaine in cardiac arrest was performed. Read More

    Electrical support during outdoor cycling in patients with coronary artery disease: impact on exercise intensity, volume and perception of effort.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 10:1-8. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    a Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences , Hasselt University, Agoralaan gebouw D , Diepenbeek , Belgium.
    Background: Electrical assisted bicycles (EAB's) could be used to overcome barriers and difficulties to outdoor cycling and thus assist in achieving a sufficient physical activity level in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, but it is unknown whether sufficient exercise intensities and volumes could be elicited during cycling on EAB's. In this study we examined, for the first time, the acute physiological impact of electrical support during outdoor cycling in CAD patients (ISRCTN32238279).

    Methods: Fifteen CAD patients (13 males), aged 64 ± 7 years executed a maximal cardiopulmonary exercise test and afterwards cycled a predefined outdoor route of 10 km, in three different conditions: classical cycling (no support), EAB with low support (EAB) and high support (EAB). Read More

    Obstructive sleep apnoea: from respiratory events to coronary microvascular dysfunction.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 9:1-6. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    a Department of Cardiology , University Hospital of Montpellier , Montpellier , France.
    Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is an emerging and independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases; coronary artery disease (CAD) is higher in OSA patients, even in the absence of other traditional cardiovascular risk factors. There is little evidence to show abnormalities in coronary blood flow (CBF) and disorders in coronary vascular resistance (CVR), occurring during the obstructive respiratory event, suggesting coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD) as a potential mechanism of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) OSA-as a related consequence. Read More

    Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography is crucial for valid assessment of mitral valve leaflet morphology in severe mitral regurgitation prior to interventional repair.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 5:1-9. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    a Technische Universität Dresden, Heart Center Dresden University Hospital , Dresden , Germany.
    Background: Interventional mitral valve (MV) repair of severe symptomatic mitral regurgitation (MR) is a therapeutic option in high-risk surgical or inoperable patients. Assessment of the MV remains a crucial part of pre-interventional screening. Three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) may compensate for well-known pitfalls that occur in 2D-TOE. Read More

    Coagulation F13A1 V34L, fibrinogen and homocysteine versus conventional risk factors in the pathogenesis of MI in young persons.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 5:1-7. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    c Department of Cardiology , Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research , Chandigarh , India.
    Background: The pathogenesis of myocardial infarction (MI) involves environmental and genetic risk factors, with the latter putatively playing significant roles in younger patients. Genetic variability in coagulation factors comprises one such group. The coagulation factor 13 subunit A (F13A1) Val34Leu polymorphism (rs5985) has yielded variable findings in literature, with no prior South Asian data. Read More

    Loop diuretic down-titration in stable chronic heart failure is often achievable, especially when urinary chloride concentration is low.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Oct 3:1-7. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    a Department of Cardiology , Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg , Genk , Belgium.
    Background: This study investigates spot urinary chloride concentration in euvolemic chronic heart failure (CHF) patients.

    Methods: This prospective cohort study included 50 ambulatory CHF patients on maintenance loop diuretics without recent hospital admission, clinical signs of volume overload, or adjustment in neurohumoral blocker or diuretic therapy. Spot urinary samples were collected immediately after loop diuretic intake. Read More

    Long-term outcomes of bioresorbable vascular scaffold in ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Sep 28:1-6. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    a Department of Medicine , Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal , Montreal , Canada.
    Background: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) implantation in selected patients with stable angina has been demonstrated feasible and safe. However, limited data are currently available on long-term outcomes after BVS implantation for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Therefore, we sought to assess the safety, efficacy and long-term results of BVS implantation in STEMI patients. Read More

    Prognostic value of sST2 and NT-proBNP at admission in heart failure with preserved, mid-ranged and reduced ejection fraction.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Sep 25:1-8. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    b Department of Cardiology , Tianjin Union Medical Center, Nankai University Affiliated Hospital , Tianjin , P.R. China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare sST2 at admission with N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in prognostic accuracy among different types of heart failure (HF) and clarifying the enhanced prognostic value in patients with HF by the combination of the two biomarkers.

    Methods And Results: A total of 164 consecutive patients admitted to our institution for HF were divided into three groups of HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), HF with mid-range ejection fraction (HFmrEF) and HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Circulating sST2 and NT-proBNP were measured using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Read More

    Serum paraoxonase activity in patients with ischaemic and nonischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Sep 12:1-6. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    a Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine , Uludag University , Bursa , Turkey.
    Background: This study examined whether the serum PON1 activity is different in patients with ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) and nonischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NDCM) and the relation between the serum PON1 activity and serum pro-BNP levels.

    Methods And Results: In this study, we enrolled 60 patients with left ventricular systolic failure (New York Heart Association [NYHA] class III-IV) and a left ventricular ejection fraction (EF) < 40% as determined by echocardiography and 30 healthy subjects. The patients with systolic heart failure were divided into two groups: patients with IDCM and patients with NDCM. Read More

    Hemorheological dysfunction in cardiac syndrome X.
    Acta Cardiol 2017 Sep 11:1-9. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    a Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology , Pamukkale University , Kinikli , Denizli, Turkey.
    Background: Cardiac syndrome X (CSX) is often described as angina or angina-like chest pain with a normal coronary arteriogram, yet the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the current study was to determine alterations in blood rheology (erythrocyte aggregation and deformability, plasma viscosity - PV) in patients with CSX.

    Methods: The study comprised 26 CSX patients (55. Read More

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