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Transcatheter Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease: A Review.

JAMA 2021 Jun;325(24):2480-2494

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and Departments of Medicine and Cardiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Importance: More than 40 million people are living with either mitral or aortic valve disease worldwide, and more than 180 000 heart valve replacement surgeries are performed each year in the US. Transcatheter valve repair has emerged as an important therapeutic option for patients who are candidates for heart valve replacement.

Observations: All transcatheter valve therapies involve a multidisciplinary team of interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, echocardiographers, nurses, and social workers, termed the heart team, to determine the optimal approach for managing each patient. Read More

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[Short- and mid-term outcomes of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty under the guidance of ultrasound].

Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2021 Jun;101(22):1690-1694

Structural Heart Disease Center, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China.

To evaluate the safety, short- and mid-term outcomes of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) guided by the ultrasound. In this retrospective study, medical data of 15 patients [9 males and 6 females, with an age of (53±13) years] with PBMV under the guidance of ultrasound in Heart Center of Henan Provincial People's Hospital between December 2016 and January 2019 were collected and reviewed. The short-and mid-term outcomes were analyzed. Read More

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Molecular and Mechanical Mechanisms of Calcification Pathology Induced by Bicuspid Aortic Valve Abnormalities.

Front Cardiovasc Med 2021 26;8:677977. Epub 2021 May 26.

Section of Pediatric Cardiology, The Herma Heart Institute, Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States.

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is a congenital defect affecting 1-2% of the general population that is distinguished from the normal tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) by the existence of two, rather than three, functional leaflets (or cusps). BAV presents in different morphologic phenotypes based on the configuration of cusp fusion. The most common phenotypes are Type 1 (containing one raphe), where fusion between right coronary and left coronary cusps (BAV R/L) is the most common configuration followed by fusion between right coronary and non-coronary cusps (BAV R/NC). Read More

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Role of Computed Tomography in Pre- and Postoperative Evaluation of a Double-Outlet Right Ventricle.

J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Mar 8. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Fortis Escort Heart Institute, New Delhi, India.

Double-outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a type of ventriculoarterial connection in which both great arteries arise entirely or predominantly from the right ventricle. The morphology of DORV is characterized by a ventricular septal defect (location and relationship with the semilunar valve); bilateral coni and aortomitral continuity; the presence or absence of outflow tract obstruction; tricuspid-pulmonary annular distance; and associated cardiac anomalies. The surgical approach varies with the type of DORV and is based on multiple variables. Read More

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Coronary sinus atrial septal defects in adults over the past 20 years at new Tokyo hospital: case series.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 May 29;16(1):150. Epub 2021 May 29.

New Tokyo Hospital, 1271 Wanagaya, Matsudo, Chiba, 270-2232, Japan.

Background: An isolated coronary sinus (CS) atrial septal defect (ASD) is defined as a CS unroofed in the terminal portion without a persistent left superior vena cava or other anomalies. This defect is rare and part of the wide spectrum of unroofed CS syndrome (URCS). Recently, several reports have described this finding. Read More

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Prognostic Implications of Associated Cardiac Abnormalities Detected on Echocardiography in Patients With Moderate Aortic Stenosis.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 May 12. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and prognostic value of the extent of extra-aortic valvular cardiac abnormalities in a large multicenter registry of patients with moderate AS.

Background: The prognostic significance of a new classification system that incorporates the extent of cardiac injury (beyond the aortic valve) has been proposed in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Whether this can be applied to patients with moderate AS is unclear. Read More

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Surgery for Valvular and Non-Valvular Papillary Fibroelastomas.

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 May 19. Epub 2021 May 19.

Rostock Heart Center, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057, Rostock, Germany; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Health Science, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Papillary fibroelastomas (PFE) are benign neoplasms, mostly located on valvular surfaces with high embolic potential. This study presents a 27-year single institutional experience on surgical treatment of PFE in an adult patient- cohort with long-term follow-up. This study was approved by the institutional review board. Read More

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Impact of Residual Mitral Regurgitation on Survival After Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation.

JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Jun 12;14(11):1243-1253. Epub 2021 May 12.

Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Klinikum der Universität München, Munich, Germany; Munich Heart Alliance, Partner Site German Center for Cardiovascular Disease, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of residual mitral regurgitation (resMR) on mortality with respect to left ventricular dilatation (LV-Dil) or right ventricular dysfunction (RV-Dys) in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation (SMR) who underwent mitral valve transcatheter edge-to-edge repair (TEER).

Background: The presence of LV-Dil and RV-Dys correlates with advanced stages of heart failure in SMR patients, which may impact the outcome after TEER.

Methods: SMR patients in a European multicenter registry were evaluated. Read More

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Surgical considerations for atrial functional regurgitation of the mitral and tricuspid valves based on the etiological mechanism.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Jul 10;69(7):1041-1049. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Cardiology, Osaka City General Hospital, 2-13-22, Miyakojima Hondori, Miyakojima, Osaka, 534-0021, Japan.

Atrial functional mitral regurgitation is a hot research topic in the field of mitral valve disease. Atrial functional mitral regurgitation is distinctly different from ventricular functional mitral regurgitation. The surgical indications for atrial functional mitral regurgitation have not been well established because of the small amount of evidence gathered to date. Read More

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Predictors of cardiovascular outcomes after surgery in severe tricuspid regurgitation: clinical, imaging and hemodynamic prospective study.

Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed) 2020 Oct 21. Epub 2020 Oct 21.

Departamento de Cardiología, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares (CIBERCV), Spain.

Introduction And Objectives: Severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is a prevalent valve disease with a high mortality rate. Current guidelines do not define specific thresholds at which patients should be considered for surgery or percutaneous procedures. Thus, patients are usually referred for intervention at a late stage of the disease. Read More

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October 2020

Reference Ranges for Pulsed-Wave Doppler of the Fetal Cardiac Inflow and Outflow Tracts from 13 to 36 Weeks' Gestation.

J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Medway Fetal and Maternal Medicine Centre, Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, United Kingdom; Institute of Medical Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University, Chatham, United Kingdom.

Background: Doppler assessment of ventricular filling and outflow tract velocities is an integral part of fetal echocardiography, to assess diastolic function, systolic function, and outflow tract obstruction. There is a paucity of prospective data from a large sample of normal fetuses in the published literature. The authors report reference ranges for pulsed-wave Doppler flow of the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, aortic valve, and pulmonary valve, as well as heart rate, in a large number of fetuses prospectively examined at a single tertiary fetal cardiology center. Read More

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Tricuspid valve in congenital heart disease: multimodality imaging and electrophysiological considerations.

Minerva Cardiol Angiol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy -

The tricuspid valve (TV) has been neglected for many years. Only recently, new studies demonstrated the prognostic role of the tricuspid valve lesions. In addition to that, new interventional approaches offer the possibility to non-invasively treat tricuspid valve disease. Read More

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The impact of tricuspid annular geometry on outcome after percutaneous edge-to-edge repair for severe tricuspid regurgitation.

Cardiol J 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Klinik für Innere Medizin I, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany.

Background: Percutaneous tricuspid repair using the edge-to-edge technique is a novel treatment option. More data are needed to better understand which aspects predict a favorable outcome METHODS: Twenty high-risk patients (78.6 ± 8. Read More

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Changes in left ventricular and atrial mechanics and function after dialysis in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Quant Imaging Med Surg 2021 May;11(5):1899-1908

Department of Geriatrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Background: Hemodialysis (HD) can influence end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients' circulatory system. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of volume depletion on left ventricular (LV) and left atrial (LA) function and determine the volume-independent parameters before and after HD in patients with ESRD.

Methods: Between January 2018 and January 2019, we recruited long-term HD patients (n=40, 51. Read More

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Tricuspid annular dilation in patients undergoing early mitral valve surgery: is it an old story?

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Apr 25. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

Department of Cardiovascular Imaging - Centro, Cardiologico Fondazione Monzino IRCCS, via Carlo Parea 4, 20138, Milan, MI, Italy.

Patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP), undergoing early surgery for severe regurgitation, are usually characterized by a low degree of right chambers' remodeling. In this selected population, the mechanisms leading to tricuspid annular (TA) dilatation (TAD) are not well understood. In this setting, we aimed to evaluate, using three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE), how right chambers affect TA size and might contribute to functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) progression. Read More

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A 33-year follow-up after valvular surgery for carcinoid heart disease.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.

Aims: Valvular surgery has improved long-term prognosis in severe carcinoid heart disease (CaHD). Experience is limited and uncertainty remains about predictors for survival and strategy regarding single vs. double-valve surgery. Read More

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Accuracy of echocardiographically estimated pulmonary artery pressure in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease.

J Vet Cardiol 2021 Jun 24;35:90-100. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA.

Introduction: Echocardiographically identified pulmonary hypertension is an independent predictor of poor outcome in dogs affected by myxomatous valvular degeneration (MMVD). Systolic pulmonary arterial pressure is routinely estimated based on its relationship with the Doppler-determined velocity of tricuspid regurgitation as defined by the simplified Bernoulli equation (sPAP_D). Experimental studies suggest that the method is imperfect, but its accuracy in dogs with MMVD is not known. Read More

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Aortic Stenosis in Bicuspid and Tricuspid Valves: A Different Spectrum of the Disease With Clinical Implications.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Jun 14;14(6):1127-1129. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d´Hebron (VHIR), CIBER-CV and Heart Institute Quirón-Teknon, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

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Cardiac Imaging in Carcinoid Heart Disease.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiology, and Clinical Physiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address:

Carcinoid disease is caused by neuroendocrine tumors, most often located in the gut, and leads in approximately 20% of cases to specific, severe heart disease, most prominently affecting right-sided valves. If cardiac disease occurs, it determines the patient's prognosis more than local growth of the tumor. Surgical treatment of carcinoid-induced valve disease has been found to improve survival in observational studies. Read More

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Prognostic significance of myocardial fibrosis and CMR characteristics in bicuspid aortic valve with moderate and severe aortic insufficiency.

Eur Radiol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

MR Center, Fuwai Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases of China, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beilishi Road No 167, Xicheng District, 100037, Beijing, China.

Objectives: This study attempted to evaluate the characteristics and prognostic value of myocardial fibrosis (MF) in aortic insufficiency (AI) patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) or tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR).

Methods: A total of 314 adults with CMR-diagnosed AI were retrospectively retrieved. Of them, 166 patients with moderate or severe AI were included and divided into two groups: BAV group (N = 46) and a TAV group (N = 120). Read More

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Repair technique for a rare partial anomalous pulmonary venous return associated with retroaortic innominate vein.

J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 Apr 15;16(1):83. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, 41944, 130 Dongdeok-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

Background: Retroaortic innominate vein (RIV) is a rare vascular abnormality. Although RIV itself is asymptomatic, its presence in patients with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) to the superior vena cava (SVC) is surgically challenging because a simple Warden procedure is impossible.

Case Presentation: A 16-year-old girl was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot, secundum, and sinus venosus atrial septal defect (ASD) at birth. Read More

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Transcatheter tricuspid valve repair and replacement: a landscape review of current techniques and devices for the treatment of tricuspid valve regurgitation.

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2021 May 26;19(5):399-411. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA.

Background and ObjectiveTricuspid regurgitation is a prevalent and undertreated cardiac pathology impacting millions across the globe. While historically surgical interventions for isolated tricuspid regurgitation were largely avoided due to data citing poor surgical outcomes, advances in transcatheter techniques and imaging modalities have reframed the approach to tricuspid valve disease in promising new ways.MethodsHere we sought to provide a landscape review of the current state of the field for transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions. Read More

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Progression of cardiac disease in patients with lamin A/C mutations.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2021 Apr 6. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Department of Cardiology, Research Group for Genetic Cardiac Diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, PO Box 4950 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway.

Aims: We aimed to study the progression of cardiac dysfunction in patients with lamin A/C mutations and explore markers of adverse cardiac outcome.

Methods And Results: We followed consecutive lamin A/C genotype-positive patients divided into tertiles according to age. Patients underwent repeated clinical examinations, electrocardiograms (ECGs), and echocardiograms. Read More

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Cardiovascular magnetic resonance-assessed fast global longitudinal strain parameters add diagnostic and prognostic insights in right ventricular volume and pressure loading disease conditions.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2021 04 1;23(1):38. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

National Heart Research Institute Singapore, National Heart Centre Singapore, 5 Hospital Drive, 169609, Singapore, Singapore.

Background: Parameters of myocardial deformation may provide improved insights into right ventricular (RV) dysfunction. We quantified RV longitudinal myocardial function using a fast, semi-automated method and investigated its diagnostic and prognostic values in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), who respectively exemplify patients with RV volume and pressure overload conditions.

Methods: The study enrolled 150 patients (rTOF, n = 75; PAH, n = 75) and 75 healthy controls. Read More

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[Ruptured chordae tendineae of tricuspid valve in neonate with intractable persistent pulmonary hypertension: a case report and literature review].

Zhonghua Er Ke Za Zhi 2021 Apr;59(4):294-298

Department of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Hebei Province, Shijiazhuang 050031, China.

To analyze the clinical characteristics and treatment of tricuspid valve prolapse caused by chordal rupture complicated with persistent pulmonary hypertension in neonates. The clinical data of a male neonate with tricuspid valve prolapse complicated with persistent pulmonary hypertension admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Children's Hospital of Hebei Province in November 2018 was analyzed retrospectively. Related literature up to September 2020 was searched with the strategy of "(neonate OR newborn) AND (tricuspid valve prolapse) AND (rupture OR necrosis) AND (papillary muscle OR chordae tendineae) AND (pulmonary hypertension)" in Wanfang, CNKI and PubMed database in Chinese and English. Read More

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Fusion imaging guided implantation of a Tricento transcatheter heart valve for severe tricuspid regurgitation.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Medical Clinic I, University Hospital of Giessen, Giessen, Germany.

We report the case of a 64-year-old patient with history of chronic kidney disease on dialysis who was repeatedly hospitalized due to hydropic decompensation. Right heart failure with secondary severe tricuspid regurgitation was diagnosed. An interventional approach was recommended due to the heavy calcification of the sinus venosus and the perioperative risk (EuroScore II 3. Read More

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Added-value of molecular imaging in myocardial metastasis of an ileal neuroendocrine tumour treated with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Feb 4;5(2):ytaa550. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Department of Nuclear Medicine, Santiago de Compostela University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela 15706, Spain.

Background: Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) conform a rare type of neoplasm, mostly located in the gastrointestinal tract. They are slow-growing tumours, so at the time of the diagnosis, most patients present with metastatic lesions, mainly in the liver. The myocardium is a rare and important organ for metastasis, in which Ga-Dotatate positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) shows a high diagnostic sensitivity for its detection, contrary to carcinoid valve disease, where anatomic imaging plays a key role, especially the echocardiogram. Read More

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February 2021

Gerbode defect following surgical mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve repair: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Feb 30;5(2):ytaa534. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA.

Background: Gerbode defect is a congenital or acquired communication between the left ventricle and right atrium. While the defect is becoming a more well-recognized complication of cardiac surgery, it presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for providers. This case highlights the predisposing factors and imaging features that may assist in the diagnosis of Gerbode defect, as well as potential approaches to treatment. Read More

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February 2021

Acute pulmonary hypertension and short-term outcomes in severe Covid-19 patients needing intensive care.

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 2021 Jul 27;65(6):761-769. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Section of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Introduction: Critically ill Covid-19 pneumonia patients are likely to develop the sequence of acute pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular (RV) strain, and eventually RV failure due to known pathophysiology (endothelial inflammation plus thrombo-embolism) that promotes increased pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary artery pressure. This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of acute pulmonary hypertension (aPH) as per established trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) criteria in Covid-19 patients receiving intensive care and to explore whether short-term outcomes are affected by the presence of aPH.

Methods: Medical records were reviewed for patients treated in the intensive care units at a tertiary university hospital over a month. Read More

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Prognostic implication of right ventricular dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2021 Mar 7. Epub 2021 Mar 7.

Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Objectives: Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and tricuspid regurgitation (TR) are associated with adverse outcomes in severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients. Our aim was to evaluate the association between ≥moderate TR and RV dysfunction on long-term mortality following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

Methods: A retrospective analysis of the Israeli multicenter TAVR registry among 4,344 consecutive patients, with all-cause mortality as the main outcome measure. Read More

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