Repurposing catheter ablation work-up to detect expiratory airflow limitation in patients with atrial fibrillation
This prospective study evaluated the diagnostic value of repurposing existing pre-surgical assessments to identify airflow limitation in patients (n=110) with atrial fibrillation scheduled for catheter ablation.
A single center observational study of spirometry assessments in children with congenital heart disease after surgery
This retrospective study compared pulmonary function following open-heart surgery in 86 children with various forms of congenital heart disease.
Frailty syndrome in daily practice of interventional cardiology ward-rationale and design of the FRAPICA trial: A STROBE-compliant prospective observational study
This paper described the design of a single-center, observational, prospective study that will evaluate the prognostic ability of the Fried […]
Inspiratory muscle training in stroke patients with congestive heart failure: A CONSORT-compliant prospective randomized single-blind controlled trial
This prospective, randomized, single-blind trial evaluated the efficacy and feasibility of inspiratory muscle training in 21 stroke patients with congestive […]
Lack of effect of nitrogen dioxide exposure on heart rate variability in patients with stable coronary heart disease and impaired left ventricular systolic function
This randomized, single blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effect nitrogen dioxide exposure on cardiac rate, cardiac rhythm, heart rate variability, […]
Effects of central apneas on sympathovagal balance and hemodynamics at night: Impact of underlying systolic heart failure
This study compared the effects of central apneas on sympathovagal balance and night-time hemodynamics in ten patients with and without […]
Family nursing with the assistance of network improves clinical outcome and life quality in patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting: A consolidated standards of reporting trials-compliant randomized controlled trial
This randomized, double-blind trial evaluated the effects of FNAN (Family Nursing with the Assistance of Network) versus routine family nursing […]