East Carolina Heart Institute,
Brody School of Medicine, USA
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Specificity of the Cardiocerebral-Event Reductions in the Kyoto Heart and Jikei Heart Study
The Kyoto Heart Study was a prospective randomized open blinded end-point (PROBE)-design trial, in which 3031 Japanese patients (mean, 66 years) with uncontrolled hypertension were randomized to either valsartan add-on or non-angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) treatment.
Ischemia-Modified Albumin as a Marker of Myocardium and Skeletal Muscle Damage
This is an overview of literature data on ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) and its potential as a marker of myocardium and skeletal muscle damage. Characteristics and properties of IMA are considered. IMA can be used as a nonspecific variable of ischemic conditions but IMA fails to differentiate between ischemic tissues. As a marker of ischemic conditions IMA may be used in combinations with other markers.
Left Atrial Myxoma Associated with Advanced Atrioventricular Block in a Very Elderly Woman
Primary cardiac tumors are rare and only 10% of them are malignant. Nearly 80% of benign forms are myxomas that usually develop in the atria, 75% originating in the left atrium and 15-20% in the right atrium.