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  1. the clinical decision making could be difficult in patients with borderline lesions (visually assessed stenosis severity of 30 to 50%) of the left main coronary artery (LM). The aim of the study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Zoltán Ruzsa, Attila Pálinkás, Tamás Forster, Imre Ungi and Albert Varga

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:19

    Content type: Research

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  2. A 51-year-old female undergoing an outpatient stress echocardiogram to evaluate atypical chest pain developed acute ST elevation in the anterior precordial leads on electrocardiogram following exercise. Echoca...

    Authors: Tung H Nguyen, Leonardo C Clavijo and Tasneem Z Naqvi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:18

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) has been considered a major determinant of early outcome in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Myocardial performance index (MPI) has been associated to early evolutio...

    Authors: Lilian P Souza, Orlando Campos, Clovis A Peres, Cristiano V Machado and Antonio C Carvalho

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  4. The study was designed to evaluate whether the preserved coronary flow reserve (CFR) 72 hours after reperfused acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with less microvascular dysfunction and is predict...

    Authors: Egle Sadauskiene, Diana Zakarkaite, Ligita Ryliskyte, Jelena Celutkiene, Alfredas Rudys, Sigita Aidietiene and Aleksandras Laucevicius

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. Feasibility of noninvasive monitoring of cardiac function after surgically induced ischemic cardiomyopathy with tissue Doppler and non-Doppler 2D strain echocardiography in rats.

    Authors: Sebastian Holinski, Fabian Knebel, Georg Heinze, Wolfgang Konertz, Gert Baumann and Adrian C Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. The aim of this study was to verify the benefits and limitations of repeated bedside echocardiographic examinations in children during mechanical ventilation. For the purposes of this study, we selected the da...

    Authors: Jiri Kobr, Jiri Fremuth, Katerina Pizingerova, Lumir Sasek, Petr Jehlicka, Sarka Fikrlova and Zdenek Slavik

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  7. Aortic stiffness is an independent predictor factor for cardiovascular risk. Different methods for determining pulse wave velocity (PWV) are used, among which the most common are mechanical methods such as Sph...

    Authors: Jordi Calabia, Pere Torguet, Maria Garcia, Isabel Garcia, Nadia Martin, Bernat Guasch, Diana Faur and Martí Vallés

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  8. We report a case of a 52-year-old patient with dilated cardiomyopathy who presented with worsening heart failure. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography and real-time three dimensional transthoracic ec...

    Authors: Wenjuan Bai, Hui Li, Qing Zhang and Li Rao

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:12

    Content type: Case report

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  9. We have previously reported strain dyssynchrony index assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking strain, and a marker of both dyssynchrony and residual myocardial contractility, can predict response to cardi...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Takayuki Tsuji, Akihiro Kaneko, Keiko Ryo, Kohei Yamawaki, Alaa MS Omar, Yuko Fukuda, Kazuko Norisada, Kensuke Matsumoto, Tetsuari Onishi, Akihiro Yoshida, Hiroya Kawai and Ken-ichi Hirata

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  10. The determination of coronary flow reserve (CFR) is an essential concept at the moment of decision-making in ischemic heart disease. There are several direct and indirect tests to evaluate this parameter. In t...

    Authors: Ezequiel H Forte, Maria G Rousse and Jorge A Lowenstein

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  11. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and antiretroviral treatment are associated with metabolic and cardiovascular complications that potentially increase the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular...

    Authors: Pierfrancesco Grima, Marcello Guido, Roberto Chiavaroli, Antonella De Donno, Mariangela Tana and Antonella Zizza

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  12. A 63-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a complaint of right lateroabdominal pain. He was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer, and then developed multiple brain embolic infarctions 7 days after ...

    Authors: Kazuko Norisada, Hidekazu Tanaka, Tetsuari Onishi, Akihiro Kaneko, Takayuki Tsuji, Kohei Yamawaki, Keiko Ryo, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Kensuke Matsumoto, Natsuko Miura, Jun Saegusa, Yukiko Morinaga, Shigeo Hara, Hiroya Kawai and Ken-ichi Hirata

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:8

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Valvular strands, well-delineated filiform masses, attached to cardiac valve edges are associated with cerebral embolism and stroke. Strokes, caused by emboli from valvular strands, tend to occur among younger...

    Authors: James Ker

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:7

    Content type: Case report

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  14. For many years the lung has been considered off-limits for ultrasound. However, it has been recently shown that lung ultrasound (LUS) may represent a useful tool for the evaluation of many pulmonary conditions...

    Authors: Luna Gargani

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:6

    Content type: Review

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  15. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) is a noninvasive echocardiographic method for the diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction in patients with varying degrees of aortic stenosis (AS). Little is known however, on the utili...

    Authors: Davinder S Jassal, Kapil M Bhagirath, Erin Karlstedt, Matthew Zeglinski, Jean G Dumesnil, Koon K Teo, James W Tam and Kwan L Chan

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  16. A 53-year-old man with depressed ejection fraction (EF) of 35% and QRS width of 88 ms at rest was admitted to our institution with a complaint of exertional chest discomfort and dyspnea. During treadmill exerc...

    Authors: Hidekazu Tanaka, Mana Hiraishi, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Takayuki Tsuji, Akihiro Kaneko, Keiko Ryo, Kohei Yamawaki, Yuko Fukuda, Kazuko Norisada, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Kensuke Matsumoto, Hiroya Kawai and Ken-ichi Hirata

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:4

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) is an extremely rare congenital condition where one or more of the pulmonary veins are connected to the venous circulation. Although initially suspected wi...

    Authors: Roman Nepomuceno, Matthew Zeglinski, Jordyn Lerner, Wlodzimierz Czarnecki, Iain DC Kirkpatrick, Jacek Strzelczyk and Davinder S Jassal

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:3

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is an invasive modality which provides cross-sectional images of a coronary artery. In these images both the lumen and outer vessel wall can be identified and accurate estimatio...

    Authors: Christos V Bourantas, Scot Garg, Katerina K Naka, Attila Thury, Angela Hoye and Lampros K Michalis

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:2

    Content type: Review

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  19. Acute myocarditis may mimic myocardial infarction, since affected patients complain of "typical" chest pain, the ECG changes are identical to those observed in acute coronary syndromes, and serum markers are i...

    Authors: Marcello Costantini, Giuseppe Oreto, Alberto Albanese, Anna Ranieri, Giovanni De Fabrizio, iovanni Sticchi, Antonio Lauretti, Sergio Capone, Cristina Tritto, Claudio Fachechi, Realino Renna, Antonio Montinaro and Eugenio Picano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  20. The goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of suspected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in a population of teenagers undergoing screening echocardiography for the detection of HCM.

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Movahed, Deborah Strootman, Sharon Bates and Sudhakar Sattur

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:54

    Content type: Research

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  21. Mitral annular disjunction (MAD) consists of an altered spatial relation between the left atrial wall, the attachment of the mitral leaflets, and the top of the left ventricular (LV) free wall, manifested as a...

    Authors: Pedro Carmo, Maria J Andrade, Carlos Aguiar, Rui Rodrigues, Raquel Gouveia and José A Silva

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:53

    Content type: Research

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  22. Biologic valves can sometimes have a small closure or leakage backflow jet originating from the central coaptation point. This is physiologic regurgitation that usually only requires monitoring, and not treatm...

    Authors: Masataka Kuroda, Takashi Sudo, Shiro Koizuka, Koichi Nishikawa, Yuji Kadoi and Shigeru Saito

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:52

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Miniaturization has evolved in the creation of a pocket-size imaging device which can be utilized as an ultrasound stethoscope. This study assessed the additional diagnostic power of pocket size device by both...

    Authors: Maurizio Galderisi, Alessandro Santoro, Marco Versiero, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Roberta Esposito, Rosa Raia, Francesca Farina, Pier Luigi Schiattarella, Manuela Bonito, Marinella Olibet and Giovanni de Simone

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:51

    Content type: Research

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  24. When a physiological (exercise) stress echo is scheduled, interest focuses on wall motion segmental contraction abnormalities to diagnose ischemic response to stress, and on left ventricular ejection fraction ...

    Authors: Tonino Bombardini, Davide Cini, Giorgio Arpesella and Eugenio Picano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:48

    Content type: Technical notes

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  25. The crista terminalis is a normal anatomical structure within the right atrium that is not normally visualised in the standard views obtained while performing a transthoracic echocardiogram. In this case repor...

    Authors: Alessandro Salustri, Sherif Bakir, Amer Sana, Peter Lange and Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:47

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Acute ischaemic stroke is associated with alteration in systemic markers of vascular function. We measured forearm vascular function (using forearm flow mediated dilatation) to clarify whether recent acute isc...

    Authors: Christopher D Beer, Kathleen Potter, David Blacker, Leonard Arnolda, Graeme J Hankey and Ian B Puddey

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:46

    Content type: Research

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  27. Three dimensional echocardiography (3DE) approaches the accuracy of cardiac magnetic resonance in measuring left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF). The multibeat modality in comparison to sin...

    Authors: Kambiz Shahgaldi, Aristomenis Manouras, Anna Abrahamsson, Petri Gudmundsson, Lars-Åke Brodin and Reidar Winter

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:45

    Content type: Research

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  28. A Gerbode -type defect is a ventricular septal defect communicating directly between the left ventricle and right atrium. It is usually congenital, but rarely is acquired, as a complication of endocarditis. Th...

    Authors: Nereida Xhabija, Edvin Prifti, Iris Allajbeu and Fatmir Sula

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:44

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular (LV) strain and strain rate (SR) by 2D speckle tracking may be useful tools to assess chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) severity as well as ...

    Authors: Nicholas Olson, Jason P Brown, Andrew M Kahn, William R Auger, Michael M Madani, Thomas J Waltman and Daniel G Blanchard

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:43

    Content type: Research

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  30. Pericardial adhesions are a pathophysiological marker of constrictive pericarditis (CP), which impairs cardiac filling by limiting the total cardiac volume compliance and diastolic filling function. We studied...

    Authors: Panupong Jiamsripong, Mohsen S Alharthi, Anna M Calleja, Eileen M McMahon, Minako Katayama, John Westerdale, Michele Milano, Jeffrey J Heys, Farouk Mookadam and Marek Belohlavek

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:42

    Content type: Research

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  31. Theoretically, a cross-sectional image of any cardiac planes can be obtained from a STIC fetal heart volume dataset. We described a method to display 11 fetal echocardiographic planes from STIC volumes.

    Authors: Surasak Jantarasaengaram and Kittipong Vairojanavong

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:41

    Content type: Research

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  32. Echocardiography is the method of choice when one wishes to examine myocardial function. Qualitative assessment of the 2D grey scale images obtained is subjective, and objective methods are required. Speckle T...

    Authors: Albin Stigö, Peter Johansen, Morten Ø Jensen, Kim Sivesgaard, Hans Nygaard and Erik Sloth

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:40

    Content type: Technical notes

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  33. Serial monitoring of patients participating in clinical trials of carotid artery therapy requires noninvasive precision methods that are inexpensive, safe and widely available. Noninvasive ultrasonic duplex Do...

    Authors: Kirk W Beach, Robert O Bergelin, Daniel F Leotta, Jean F Primozich, P Max Sevareid, Edward T Stutzman and R Eugene Zierler

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:39

    Content type: Research

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  34. Upright exercise stress echocardiography (SE) induces significant intraventricular gradient (IVG) and systolic anterior motion (SAM) in a large proportion of symptomatic athletes, who may therefore benefit fro...

    Authors: Carlos Cotrim, Luís R Lopes, Ana R Almeida, Rita Miranda, Almeida G Ana, Hortense Cotrim, José P Andrade, Eugenio Picano and Manuel Carrageta

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:38

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  35. Carcinoid is a rare malignancy originating from enterochromaffin cells and is clinically characterized by flushing, diarrhea and bronchospasm, due to secretion of vasoactive substances. A dreaded complication ...

    Authors: Constantina Aggeli, Ioannis Felekos, Christina Kazazaki, Dimitrios Giannopoulos, Athanasios Kartalis, Christos Pitsavos and Christodoulos Stefanadis

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:37

    Content type: Case report

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  36. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is generally associated with a low to moderate increase of the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). In some patients, however, LVEF improves remarkably and reaches...

    Authors: Henryk Dreger, Adrian C Borges, Gert Baumann and Christoph Melzer

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:35

    Content type: Research

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  37. Y- graft (Y-G) is a graft formed by the Left Internal Mammary Artery (LIMA) connected to the Left Anterior Descending Artery (LAD) and by a free Right Internal Mammary Artery (RIMA) connected to LIMA and to a ...

    Authors: Antonio Auriti, Vincenzo Loiaconi, Christian Pristipino, Francesco Saverio Leonardi Cattolica, Roberto Cini, Vincenzo Guido, Cinzia Cianfrocca, Salvatore Greco, Filomena Agostini, Mario Staibano and Massimo Santini

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:34

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  38. Extrinsic left atrial compression caused by a displaced, crooked descending thoracic aorta is rare. This anomaly may mimic primary cardiac tumors or metastatic neoplasms from the first look.

    Authors: Zhen-Yu Liao, Jui-Peng Tsai, Jen-Yuan Kuo and Chung-Lieh Hung

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:33

    Content type: Case report

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  39. Early surgery is recommended for asymptomatic severe mitral regurgitation (MR), because of increased postoperative left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with late surgery. On the other hand, recent rep...

    Authors: Oner Ozdogan, Alper Yuksel, Cemil Gurgun, Meral Kayikcioglu, Oguz Yavuzgil and Cahide S Cinar

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  40. After a transient ischemic episode, the subendocardial region is more severely injured than outer subepicardial layers and may regain a proportionately greater degree of mechanical function in the longitudinal...

    Authors: Giuseppe Caracciolo, Mackram F Eleid, Haruhiko Abe, Nisha Bhatia, F David Fortuin, Susan Wilansky, Scipione Carerj and Partho P Sengupta

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  41. Severe obesity is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). Bariatric surgery is an effective procedure for long term weight management as well as reduction of comorbidities. Preopera...

    Authors: Sylvie Legault, Mario Sénéchal, Sébastien Bergeron, Marie Arsenault, Michel Tessier, Jean Guimond and Paul Poirier

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  42. Increased muscle mass index of the left ventricle (LVMi) is an independent predictor for the development of symptoms in patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS). While the onset of clinical symptoms and...

    Authors: Wilfried Dinh, Werner Nickl, Jan Smettan, Frank Kramer, Thomas Krahn, Thomas Scheffold, Michael Coll Barroso, Hilmar Brinkmann, Till Koehler, Mark Lankisch and Reiner Füth

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  43. Congestive hepatomegaly might be the first sign for pulmonary hypertension. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value obtained with quantitative diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) is affec...

    Authors: Yuksel Dogan, Aliye Soylu, Ozgur Kilickesmez, Tuna Demirtas, Kadriye Orta Kilickesmez, Sebahat Nacar Dogan, Gulay Eren, Isa Sevindir, Nurgul Yasar, Sule Poturoglu and Kenan Sonmez

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:28

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  44. Patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension have often a chronic pericardial effusion. It is the result of increased transudation and impaired re-absorption due to elevated venous pressure....

    Authors: Tomaž Marš, Helena Mikolavčič, Barbara Salobir and Matej Podbregar

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:27

    Content type: Case report

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  45. The anterior mitral leaflet cleft is an unusual congenital lesion most often encountered in association with other congenital heart defects. The isolated anterior leaflet cleft is quite a rare anomaly and is u...

    Authors: Giovanni Minardi, Stefania Leonetti, Leda Bernardi, Giovanni Pulignano, Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Lidia Boccardi, Carla Manzara and Francesco Musumeci

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:26

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with systemic sclerosis is associated with a poor prognosis, but this can be improved by early disease detection. Abnormal pulmonary and cardiac function can b...

    Authors: Walter Serra, Alfredo Chetta, Daniele Santilli, Flavio Mozzani, Pier Paolo Dall'Aglio, Dario Olivieri, Maria Alberta Cattabiani, Diego Ardissino and Tiziano Gherli

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  47. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has dramatically changed the prognosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, with a significant decline in morbidity and mortality.

    Authors: Pierfrancesco Grima, Marcello Guido, Roberto Chiavaroli and Antonella Zizza

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2010 8:24

    Content type: Research

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