Intra-aortic balloon pump in acute chest pain and cardiogenic shock - a long-term follow-up.

Conclusions. We report the use of IABP in patients with acute chest pain admitted for angiography. Long-term survival is acceptable and discriminating factors were no revascularisation, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and age. IABP was safe and feasible and the complication rate was low. PMID: 31476881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research

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In this paper we develop an adaptive transform-domain technique based on rational function systems. It is of general importance in several areas of signal theory, including filter design, transfer function approximation, system identification, control theory etc. The construction of the proposed method is discussed in the framework of a general mathematical model called variable projection. First we generalize this method by adding dimension type free parameters. Then we deal with the optimization problem of the free parameters. To this order, based on the well-known particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm, we develop ...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Authors: Acar RD, Acar Ş, Doğan C, Bayram Z, Karaduman A, Uysal S, Akbal ÖY, Hakgör A, Kaymaz C, Özdemir N Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion/pulmonary arterial systolic pressure (TAPSE/PASP) ratio and model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score in patients with advanced heart failure. METHODS: A total of 103 patients with advanced heart failure evaluated for candidacy for heart transplantation were included in this study. TAPSE was measured by M‑mode echocardiography and cardiac catheteri...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In real-world patients at high risk of bleeding, implantation of the polymer-free metallic stent coated with Biolimus-A9 (Biofreedom®; Biosensors Europe, Morges, Switzerland) followed by 1 -month DAPT showed encouraging results without any stent thrombosis. PMID: 31965195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Structured light illumination is an active three-dimensional scanning technique that uses a projector and camera pair to project and ...
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Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractOsteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic joint disease that leads to pain and functional incapacity. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of the incorporation of photobiomodulation (PBM) (via cluster) into a physical exercise program on the level of pain, lower limb muscle strength, and physical capacity, in patients with knee OA. Sixty-two female volunteers with a diagnosis of knee OA were distributed in 4 groups: exercise associated with placebo PBM group, exercise associated with active PBM group, active PBM group, and placebo PBM group. Sixteen sessions of lower limb strength exercises and PBM via cluster...
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Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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