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Epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine in patients with metabolic syndrome and normal coronary arteries
Background: Increased epicardial adipose tissue thickness and plasma homocysteine levels are associated with Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and coronary artery disease. The majority of patients with MS have subclinical or manifest ...
The effects of a low international normalized ratio on thromboembolic and bleeding complications in patients with mechanical mitral valve replacement
Background: Mechanical heart valve replacement has an inherent risk of thromboembolic events (TEs). Current guidelines recommend an international normalized ratio (INR) of at least 2.5 after mechanical mitral valve replacement ...
Interrelation of RDW and coronary flow reserve in patient with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
Objective: Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) impairs and reduces coronary flow reserve (CFR). High level of red cell distribution width (RDW) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, in ...