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12.02.2020 | Original Article

Cognitive function in post-cardiac intensive care: patient characteristics and impact of multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation

New/worsening cognitive and physical impairments following critical care pose significant problems. Multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can improve physical function after cardiac intensive care (CIC). This observational study aimed to …

08.02.2020 | Original Article

Association of combined genetic variations in SOD3, GPX3, PON1, and GSTT1 with hypertension and severity of coronary artery disease

Oxidative stress plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of hypertension (HT) and the progression of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD). Genetic variations in superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase 3 (GPX3), paraoxonase …

03.02.2020 | Original Article

The impact of the dominant frequency of body surface electrocardiography in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

The dominant frequency (DF) of atrial fibrillation (AF) reflects atrial electrical activity. However, the relationship between DF measured using surface electrocardiography (ECG) and AF ablation success remains unclear. This study aimed to clarify …

31.01.2020 | Original Article

Persistence, effectiveness and safety of dabigatran in “real-world” Chinese patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

The purpose of this study is to provide detailed data on treatment persistence and clinical outcomes in Chinese patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). A single-center retrospective observational study was conducted. A total of …

29.01.2020 | Original Article

Trends in nutritional intake and coronary risk factors over 60 years among Japanese men in Tanushimaru

We investigated the relationship between time trends in nutrient intake and coronary risk factors/mortality rates in Tanushimaru, a Japanese cohort of the Seven Countries Study. All men between the ages of 40 and 64 were enrolled. Subjects …

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