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Early Therapy with Beta Blockers Plus Ivabradine Versus Beta Blockers Alone in Patients Hospitalised with Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction (ETHIC-AHF Study): Results at One-Year Follow-Up

Francisco J Hidalgo, Francisco Carrasco, Juan C Castillo, Sara Rodriguez, Laura Pardo, Enrique Duran, Carlos Ferreiro, Jose Sanchez, Monica Delgado, Dolores Mesa, Martin Ruiz and Manuel Anguita
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Heart rate (Hr) has prognostic value in patients with heart failure, depressed ejection fraction (HFrEF) and sinus rhythm. Objective: Is to analyze the effect of the early co-administration of ivabradine added to beta-blockers (intervention group) versus only beta blockers (control group) in patients hospitalized with HFrEF on Hr and clinical and functional outcomes at long term.

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Pattern of Gender Variations in Acute Coronary Syndrome for Patients in Kuwait (Pagacks Study)

Jadan Alsaddah, Mohammad Almutairi, Wael Aboshokka, Saad Alkandari, PRS Remya and Hany Younan
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. The world has started laying emphasis on risk stratification based on gender differences. Hence, there seemed to be a void to be filled regarding ACS which aimed to identify patient characteristics (especially gender) and clinical management, as well as angiographic, PCI, and hospital outcomes in Kuwait.

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Perspective Open Access

Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia: West and North Zone in Manaus-Amazonas

Marco A Trujillo, Haydee M Carmona and Jorge T Mendoza
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: In the city Manaus, Amazonas, with the Dutch Lipid Register Network. Were analyzed 1294 lipid profiles, of the North and West zone of city, neither with DMII, between June 2014 and March 2015, from people aged range 18 to 77 years old. Whose clinical history of familial cardiovascular disease (CVD) was wondered.

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Gender Effects on Coronary Artery Flow and Left Ventricular Function in Patients with Acute Anterior ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) after Primary Coronary Angioplasty

Dawod Sharif, Saeed Khaleeliah, Amal Sharif-Rasslan and Uri Rosenschein
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Coronary disease is the most frequent disease and cause of mortality in women. The aim of this study was to examine gender effects in acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and primary percutaneous intervention (PPCI) on coronary artery and myocardial perfusion and left ventricular systolic function.

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Case Report Open Access

Type A Aortic Dissection in an Asymptomatic 28-Week Pregnant Patient with Marfan Syndrome

Mario Gioia, Reehan Shahzad and Jordan Safirstein
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Acute aortic dissection during pregnancy is a rare and potentially fatal disease. Connective tissues disorders, including Marfan syndrome, in combination with the physiological stress of pregnancy and delivery substantially increase the risk of aortic dissection. It is vital to recognize symptoms early, if present, in order to undergo medical and surgical management to increase the chance of survival.

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Timing of Catheterization Post Cabg Surgery: (Tic-Postcabg)

Nasser Hayat, Jadan Al Saddah, Mohammad Al Mutairi, Mariam Abdulla Almelahi and PRS Remya
Int J Clin Cardiol Volume 4, Issue 1

Abstract: Post coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients were arbitrarily divided into 2 groups at the time of cardiac catheterization. Catheterization was performed because of ischemic manifestations. Group A had their surgery less than 5 years. Group B had their surgery more than 5 years.

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