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Structural And Functional Properties Of Subsidiary Atrial Pacemakers In A Goat Model Of Sinus Node Disease, Luca Soattin, Zoltan Borbas, Jane Caldwell, Brian Prendergast, Akbar Vohra, Yawer Saeed, Andreas Hoschtitzky, Joseph Yanni, Andrew Atkinson, Sunil Jit Logantha 2021 University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Structural And Functional Properties Of Subsidiary Atrial Pacemakers In A Goat Model Of Sinus Node Disease, Luca Soattin, Zoltan Borbas, Jane Caldwell, Brian Prendergast, Akbar Vohra, Yawer Saeed, Andreas Hoschtitzky, Joseph Yanni, Andrew Atkinson, Sunil Jit Logantha

Section of Cardiology

Background: The sinoatrial/sinus node (SAN) is the primary pacemaker of the heart. In humans, SAN is surrounded by the paranodal area (PNA). Although the PNA function remains debated, it is thought to act as a subsidiary atrial pacemaker (SAP) tissue and become the dominant pacemaker in the setting of sinus node disease (SND). Large animal models of SND allow characterization of SAP, which might be a target for novel treatment strategies for SAN diseases.
Methods: A goat model of SND was developed (n = 10) by epicardially ablating the SAN and validated by mapping of emergent SAP locations through an ...


Patterns Of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy And Late Gadolinium Enhancement On Cardiac Mri In Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy And Their Prognostic Significance - An Experience From A South Asian Country, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Sheema Saadia 2021 Aga Khan University

Patterns Of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy And Late Gadolinium Enhancement On Cardiac Mri In Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy And Their Prognostic Significance - An Experience From A South Asian Country, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Sheema Saadia

Section of Cardiology

Objectives: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is very pertinent in the diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We aimed to assess the patterns of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), and their prognostic significance in HCM patients in Pakistani population, as no such data are available from Pakistan.
Material and methods: This was a retrospective, single center study. All patients who had confirmed diagnosis of HCM on CMR at Aga Khan University Hospital during the period of 2011-2019 were identified and included in the study.
Results: A total of 74 patients were included with ...


Prognostic Value Of Geriatric Conditions For Death And Bleeding In Older Patients With Atrial Fibrillation, Weijia Wang, Darleen M. Lessard, Jane S. Saczynski, Robert J. Goldberg, Jordy Mehawej, Ely Gracia, David D. McManus 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Prognostic Value Of Geriatric Conditions For Death And Bleeding In Older Patients With Atrial Fibrillation, Weijia Wang, Darleen M. Lessard, Jane S. Saczynski, Robert J. Goldberg, Jordy Mehawej, Ely Gracia, David D. Mcmanus

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Background: Geriatric conditions, such as frailty and cognitive impairment, are prevalent in older patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We examined the prognostic value of geriatric conditions for predicting 1-year mortality and bleeding events in these patients.

Methods: SAGE (Systematic Assessment of Geriatric Elements)-AF study is a multicenter cohort study which enrolled individuals (mean age 75 years, 48% women, 86% taking oral anticoagulation) 65 years and older with AF and CHA2DS2 -VASc score of 2 or higher from clinics in Massachusetts and Georgia, USA between 2016 and 2018. A six-component geriatric assessment included validated measures of frailty, cognitive function, social ...


Trends In The Magnitude Of Chronic Conditions In Patients Hospitalized With A First Acute Myocardial Infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, Ruben Miozzo, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge Yarzebski, Edgard A. Granillo, Hawa Ozien Abu, Robert J. Goldberg 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Trends In The Magnitude Of Chronic Conditions In Patients Hospitalized With A First Acute Myocardial Infarction, Mayra Tisminetzky, Ruben Miozzo, Joel M. Gore, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Darleen M. Lessard, Jorge Yarzebski, Edgard A. Granillo, Hawa Ozien Abu, Robert J. Goldberg

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Background: Among adults with heart disease, there is a high prevalence of concomitant chronic medical conditions. We studied patients with a first acute myocardial infarction to describe: sample population characteristics; trends of the most prevalent pairs of chronic conditions; and differences in hospital management according to burden of these morbidities.

Methods and Results: Patients (n = 1,564) hospitalized with an incident AMI at the 3 major medical centers in central Massachusetts during 2005, 2011, and 2015 comprised the study population. Hospital medical records were reviewed to identify 11 more prevalent chronic conditions. The median age of this population was 68 ...


Guideline-Directed Heart Failure Therapy In Patients After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation, Bailey M. Colvin, James C. Coons, Craig J. Beavers 2021 West Virginia University Medicine

Guideline-Directed Heart Failure Therapy In Patients After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation, Bailey M. Colvin, James C. Coons, Craig J. Beavers

The VAD Journal

Background: Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are used as an advanced therapy option for patients with stage D heart failure. These devices provide mechanical unloading of the heart as either a bridge to transplant or recovery, or as destination therapy. In patients with LVADs, there are emerging data on the use of heart failure guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) to improve outcomes. This review describes the current evidence available for the use of neurohormonal blocking agents in patients with LVADs.

Methods: Articles were found using PubMed and web searches for heart failure therapies/neurohormonal blockade and LVADs. Studies were included if ...


Hypoglossal Nerve Paraganglioma Depicting As Glomus Tumor Of Neck, Zaid Ahmed Shamsi, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, Muhammad Wasif, Mustafa Belal Hafeez Chaudhry, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Ziad Sophie 2021 Aga Khan University

Hypoglossal Nerve Paraganglioma Depicting As Glomus Tumor Of Neck, Zaid Ahmed Shamsi, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, Muhammad Wasif, Mustafa Belal Hafeez Chaudhry, Nadeem Ahmed Siddiqui, Ziad Sophie

Department of Surgery

Introduction: Paraganglioma are infrequent neuroendocrine tumors that are most commonly found in the carotid body, ganglia of the vagus, jugular and tympanic nerve. Very rarely they can involve other cranial nerves outside the cranial cavity, we present one such case of hypoglossal nerve paraganglioma in neck.
Case report: A 48 years old male presented with 1-month history of right sided stroke and aphasia. Ultrasonography of neck revealed a highly vascular mass on the right side of the neck. CT angiogram confirmed a highly vascular mass arising above the carotid bifurcation. With the working diagnosis of Glomus tumor, he underwent right ...


Off-Label Use Of Direct Oral Anticoagulants In Patients Receiving Surgical Mechanical And Bioprosthetic Heart Valves, Ankur Kalra, Sajjad Raza, Baqir Hasan Jafry, Harley E. King, Joseph A. Lahorra, Lars G. Svensson, Samir R. Kapadia 2021 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Off-Label Use Of Direct Oral Anticoagulants In Patients Receiving Surgical Mechanical And Bioprosthetic Heart Valves, Ankur Kalra, Sajjad Raza, Baqir Hasan Jafry, Harley E. King, Joseph A. Lahorra, Lars G. Svensson, Samir R. Kapadia

Medical College Documents

This cohort study assesses direct oral anticoagulant use in patients with surgical prosthetic heart valves in the United States and evaluates differences in preoperative and postoperative profiles in patients discharged while receiving direct oral anticoagulant vs warfarin.


Usability, Perceived Usefulness, And Shared Decision-Making Features Of The Afib 2gether Mobile App: Protocol For A Single-Arm Intervention Study, Alok Kapoor, Andreza Andrade, Anna Hayes, Kathleen M. Mazor, Carl Possidente, Kim Nolen, Rozelle Hegeman-Dingle, David D. McManus 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Usability, Perceived Usefulness, And Shared Decision-Making Features Of The Afib 2gether Mobile App: Protocol For A Single-Arm Intervention Study, Alok Kapoor, Andreza Andrade, Anna Hayes, Kathleen M. Mazor, Carl Possidente, Kim Nolen, Rozelle Hegeman-Dingle, David D. Mcmanus

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that atrial fibrillation (AF) affects between 2.7 million and 6.1 million people in the United States. Those who have AF tend to have a much higher stroke risk than others. Although most individuals with AF benefit from anticoagulation (AC) therapy, a significant majority are hesitant to start it. To add, providers often struggle in helping patients negotiate the decision to start AC therapy. To assist in the communication between patients and providers regarding preferences and knowledge about AC therapy, different strategies are being used to try and solve ...


The Relationship Between Depression And Cardiovascular Disease, Jomaries O. Gomez 2021 University of Central Florida

The Relationship Between Depression And Cardiovascular Disease, Jomaries O. Gomez

The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal

While there has been extensive research on the link between depression and cardiovascular disease, few reviews have summarized the array of findings. In this literature review, we examined approximately 50 clinical papers and research studies to determine if reducing depression could reduce the risk of having a cardiovascular incident and if reducing the severity of cardiovascular disease could reduce depression. We identified two major mechanisms through which depression affects the cardiovascular system. We present evidence that depression and cardiovascular disease may have a reciprocal relationship. For instance, depression is as much of a risk factor for heart disease as smoking ...


Bridging The Evidence-To-Practice Gap: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Practice Facilitation As A Strategy To Accelerate Translation Of A Multi-Level Adherence Intervention Into Safety Net Practices, Antoinette Schoenthaler, Franzenith De La Calle, Amanda Soto, Derrel Barrett, Jocelyn Cruz, Leydi Payano, Marina Rosado, Samrachana Adhikari, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Milagros C. Rosal 2021 NYU Langone Health

Bridging The Evidence-To-Practice Gap: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Practice Facilitation As A Strategy To Accelerate Translation Of A Multi-Level Adherence Intervention Into Safety Net Practices, Antoinette Schoenthaler, Franzenith De La Calle, Amanda Soto, Derrel Barrett, Jocelyn Cruz, Leydi Payano, Marina Rosado, Samrachana Adhikari, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Milagros C. Rosal

University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Poor adherence to antihypertensive medications is a significant contributor to the racial gap in rates of blood pressure (BP) control among Latino adults, as compared to Black and White adults. While multi-level interventions (e.g., those aiming to influence practice, providers, and patients) have been efficacious in improving medication adherence in underserved patients with uncontrolled hypertension, the translation of these interventions into routine practice within "real world" safety-net primary care settings has been inadequate and slow. This study will fill this evidence-to-practice gap by evaluating the effectiveness of practice facilitation (PF) as a practical and tailored strategy for implementing ...


Risk Factors Associated With Cardiovascular Disease Among Adult Nevadans, Dieu My T. Tran, Nirmala Lekhak, Karen Gutierrez, Sheniz Moonie 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Risk Factors Associated With Cardiovascular Disease Among Adult Nevadans, Dieu My T. Tran, Nirmala Lekhak, Karen Gutierrez, Sheniz Moonie

Nursing Faculty Publications

© 2021 Tran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Objective Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one cause of death in the US and Nevada is ranked 11th highest for CVD mortality. The study sought to examine the association between self-reported risk factors and CVD presence among adult Nevadans, between years 2011 and 2017. Methods This is a cross-sectional, population-based study that utilized the 2011 and 2017 Nevada Behavioral Risk Factor ...


Very Low Prevalence And Incidence Of Atrial Fibrillation Among Bolivian Forager-Farmers, Christopher J. Rowan, Michael A. Eskander, Edmond Seabright, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Edhitt Cortez Linares, Raul Quispe Gutierrez, Juan Copajira Adrian, Daniel Cummings, Bret Beheim, Kirsten Tolstrup, Abinash Achrekar, Thomas Kraft, David E. Michalik, Michael I. Miyamoto, Adel H. Allam, L. Samuel Wann, Jagat Narula, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Randall C. Thompson, Gregory S. Thomas, Hillard S. Kaplan, Michael D. Gurven 2021 Renown Institute for Heart and Vascular Health

Very Low Prevalence And Incidence Of Atrial Fibrillation Among Bolivian Forager-Farmers, Christopher J. Rowan, Michael A. Eskander, Edmond Seabright, Daniel Eid Rodriguez, Edhitt Cortez Linares, Raul Quispe Gutierrez, Juan Copajira Adrian, Daniel Cummings, Bret Beheim, Kirsten Tolstrup, Abinash Achrekar, Thomas Kraft, David E. Michalik, Michael I. Miyamoto, Adel H. Allam, L. Samuel Wann, Jagat Narula, Benjamin C. Trumble, Jonathan Stieglitz, Randall C. Thompson, Gregory S. Thomas, Hillard S. Kaplan, Michael D. Gurven

ESI Publications

Background: Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in post-industrialized populations. Older age, hypertension, obesity, chronic inflammation, and diabetes are significant atrial fibrillation risk factors, suggesting that modern urban environments may promote atrial fibrillation.

Objective: Here we assess atrial fibrillation prevalence and incidence among tropical horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon with high levels of physical activity, a lean diet, and minimal coronary atherosclerosis, but also high infectious disease burden and associated inflammation.

Methods: Between 2005–2019, 1314 Tsimane aged 40–94 years (52% female) and 534 Moseten Amerindians aged 40–89 years (50% female) underwent resting 12-lead electrocardiograms to assess ...


Development And Validation Of An Automated Algorithm To Detect Atrial Fibrillation Within Stored Intensive Care Unit Continuous Electrocardiographic Data: Observational Study, Allan J. Walkey, Syed K. Bashar, Md Billal. Hossain, Eric Y. Ding, Daniella Albuquerque, Michael Winter, Ki H. Chon, David D. McManus 2021 Boston University

Development And Validation Of An Automated Algorithm To Detect Atrial Fibrillation Within Stored Intensive Care Unit Continuous Electrocardiographic Data: Observational Study, Allan J. Walkey, Syed K. Bashar, Md Billal. Hossain, Eric Y. Ding, Daniella Albuquerque, Michael Winter, Ki H. Chon, David D. Mcmanus

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia during critical illness, representing a sepsis-defining cardiac dysfunction associated with adverse outcomes. Large burdens of premature beats and noisy signal during sepsis may pose unique challenges to automated AF detection.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to develop and validate an automated algorithm to accurately identify AF within electronic health care data among critically ill patients with sepsis.

METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients hospitalized with sepsis identified from Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC III) electronic health data with linked electrocardiographic (ECG) telemetry waveforms. Within ...


The Association Between Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge And Risk Factors Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors In The Deep South, Michelle S. Williams, Chizoba Anyimukwu 2021 George Mason University

The Association Between Cardiovascular Disease Knowledge And Risk Factors Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors In The Deep South, Michelle S. Williams, Chizoba Anyimukwu

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Purpose: African American breast cancer survivors in the Deep South have a disproportionately high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality. Multiple potentially modifiable CVD risk factors are highly prevalent in this population, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and poor dietary habits. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between CVD health metrics and heart disease knowledge among the target population.

Methods: The Heart Disease Knowledge Questionnaire was used to assess the participants’ knowledge of heart disease and heart disease risk factors. Questions from My Life Check were used to assess the participants cardiovascular health metrics. Multivariate ...


Associations Of Cereal Grains Intake With Cardiovascular Disease And Mortality Across 21 Countries In Prospective Urban And Rural Epidemiology Study: Prospective Cohort Study, Sumathi Swaminathan, Mahshid Dehghan, John Michael Raj, Tinku Thomas, Sumathy Rangarajan, David Jenkins, Prem Mony, Viswanathan Mohan, Scott A. Lear, Romaina Iqbal 2021 St John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India

Associations Of Cereal Grains Intake With Cardiovascular Disease And Mortality Across 21 Countries In Prospective Urban And Rural Epidemiology Study: Prospective Cohort Study, Sumathi Swaminathan, Mahshid Dehghan, John Michael Raj, Tinku Thomas, Sumathy Rangarajan, David Jenkins, Prem Mony, Viswanathan Mohan, Scott A. Lear, Romaina Iqbal

Community Health Sciences

Objective: To evaluate the association between intakes of refined grains, whole grains, and white rice with cardiovascular disease, total mortality, blood lipids, and blood pressure in the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study.
Design: Prospective cohort study.
Setting: PURE study in 21 countries.
Participants: 148 858 participants with median follow-up of 9.5 years.
Exposures: Country specific validated food frequency questionnaires were used to assess intakes of refined grains, whole grains, and white rice.
Main outcome measure: Composite of mortality or major cardiovascular events (defined as death from cardiovascular causes, non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke, or heart failure). Hazard ratios ...


Accuracy Of Procalcitonin Levels For Diagnosis Of Culture-Positive Sepsis In Critically Ill Trauma Patients: A Retrospective Analysis, Aisha Bakhtiar, Syed Jawad Haider Kazmi, Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Muhammad Nadeem Khurshaidi, Salman Mazhar, Noman A. Khan, Nisar Ahmed, Farah Yasmin, Rabail Yaseen, Maira Hassan 2021 Liaquat National Hospital, Karachi, PAK.

Accuracy Of Procalcitonin Levels For Diagnosis Of Culture-Positive Sepsis In Critically Ill Trauma Patients: A Retrospective Analysis, Aisha Bakhtiar, Syed Jawad Haider Kazmi, Muhammad Sohaib Asghar, Muhammad Nadeem Khurshaidi, Salman Mazhar, Noman A. Khan, Nisar Ahmed, Farah Yasmin, Rabail Yaseen, Maira Hassan

Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Background: Abdominal trauma and intra-abdominal sepsis are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Microcirculation in the gut is disrupted in hemorrhagic and septic shock leading to tissue hypoxia, and the damaged gut acts as a reservoir rich in inflammatory mediators and provides a continual source of inflammation to the systemic circulation leading to sepsis. Sepsis is defined as the presence (probable or documented) of infection together with a systemic inflammatory response to infection. Blood culture is commonly considered to be the preferred approach for diagnosing sepsis, although it is time-consuming, that is, reports are normally available only after 12-48 hours ...


Association Between Incarceration And Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events: Results From The Cardia Cohort Study, Jordan Coleman, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Hongyan Ning, Norrina B. Allen, Catarina I. Kiefe, Emily A. Wang, Mark D. Huffman 2021 Northwestern University

Association Between Incarceration And Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events: Results From The Cardia Cohort Study, Jordan Coleman, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Hongyan Ning, Norrina B. Allen, Catarina I. Kiefe, Emily A. Wang, Mark D. Huffman

Population and Quantitative Health Sciences Publications

BACKGROUND: Incarceration has been associated with higher cardiovascular risk, yet data evaluating its association with cardiovascular disease events are limited. The study objective was to evaluate the association between incarceration and incident fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) events.

METHODS: Black and white adults from the community-based Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adult (CARDIA) study (baseline 1985-86, n = 5105) were followed through August 2017. Self-reported incarceration was measured at baseline (1985-1986) and Year 2 (1987-1988), and fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease events, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure, and all-cause mortality, were captured through 2017. Analyses were ...


Adherence Of Mobile App-Based Surveys And Comparison With Traditional Surveys: Ecohort Study, Chathurangi H. Pathiravasan, David D. McManus, Joanne M. Murabito 2021 Boston University

Adherence Of Mobile App-Based Surveys And Comparison With Traditional Surveys: Ecohort Study, Chathurangi H. Pathiravasan, David D. Mcmanus, Joanne M. Murabito

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

BACKGROUND: eCohort studies offer an efficient approach for data collection. However, eCohort studies are challenged by volunteer bias and low adherence. We designed an eCohort embedded in the Framingham Heart Study (eFHS) to address these challenges and to compare the digital data to traditional data collection.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate adherence of the eFHS app-based surveys deployed at baseline (time of enrollment in the eCohort) and every 3 months up to 1 year, and to compare baseline digital surveys with surveys collected at the research center.

METHODS: We defined adherence rates as the proportion of ...


Comprehensive Echocardiographic Findings In Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients With Or Without Prior Cardiac Disease, Renuka Jain, Pedro D. Salinas, Stacie Kroboth, Abigail Kaminski, Sarah Roemer, Ana Cristina Perez Moreno, Bijoy K Khandheria 2021 Aurora Cardiovascular and Thoracic Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers

Comprehensive Echocardiographic Findings In Critically Ill Covid-19 Patients With Or Without Prior Cardiac Disease, Renuka Jain, Pedro D. Salinas, Stacie Kroboth, Abigail Kaminski, Sarah Roemer, Ana Cristina Perez Moreno, Bijoy K Khandheria

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents with a spectrum of disease severity, the most serious cases requiring intensive care. Echocardiography is a front-line tool in evaluating cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 in the intensive care unit (ICU); we analyzed transthoracic echocardiograms obtained from this patient population with state-of-the-art ultrasound technology.

Methods: All patients with COVID-19 requiring ICU admission on whom a transthoracic echocardiogram was obtained were included in the study. Focused transthoracic protocols were performed by experienced sonographers. Echocardiographic variables, including speckle-tracking echocardiography, were collected and analyzed. Clinical information was obtained from the electronic medical record. Patients were followed until discharge ...


Diagnostic Accuracy Of Cardiac Testing For Coronary Artery Disease In Potential Liver Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Nidhish Tiwari, Jyothi Margapuri, Adarsh Katamreddy, Sandeep Jubbal, Nidhi Madan 2021 Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Diagnostic Accuracy Of Cardiac Testing For Coronary Artery Disease In Potential Liver Transplant Recipients: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Nidhish Tiwari, Jyothi Margapuri, Adarsh Katamreddy, Sandeep Jubbal, Nidhi Madan

Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors

Background: The incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in Liver transplant (LT) patients is much higher than prior estimates and the morbidity and mortality are significant in this group of patients. Coronary angiography is the gold standard for detection of CAD, a non-invasive test that allows appropriate risk stratification would be preferred. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we sought to assess the pooled diagnostic accuracy of various noninvasive cardiac imaging tests in detecting CAD in patients listed for LT.

Methods: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing sensitivity and specificity of non-invasive tests to that of ...


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