2005

Emerging Pathologies in Cardiology

Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting (Taormina, April 7–9, 2005)

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ISBN: 978-88-470-0311-8 (Print) 978-88-470-0341-5 (Online)

Table of contents (50 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

  2. Emerging Concepts in the Assessment of Acute Coronary Syndromes and Global Cardiovascular Risk

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      Pathogenetic and Immunological Paradigm of Atherosclerotic Plaque

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      Are a Single Measurement of Troponin-I and C-Reactive Protein of Clinical Significance in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes?

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      New Strategies for Treating Myocardial Infarctions

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      Tirofiban and NSTE-ACS: The Current Perspective

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      Acute Coronary Syndromes and Diabetes: How Much Can We Intervene?

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      Spinal Cord Stimulation in Refractory Coronary Artery Disease: The Last Resort?

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      Pages 53-61

      Guidelines for Antihypertensive Treatment: The Debate on the Choice of Antihypertensive Drugs

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      Pages 63-74

      Aspirin and Cardiovascular Prevention in the Guidelines and in the Real World

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      Pages 75-81

      Serial Changes in Left Ventricular Mass in Hypertension: Prognostic Impact

  3. Atrial Fibrillation: The Actual Clinical Approach

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      Pages 83-83

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      Pages 85-90

      New Approach in the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation: Role of Angiotensin II Antagonists

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      Pages 91-97

      Role of Echocardiography in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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      Pages 99-106

      Pharmacological Prevention of Arrhythmic Recurrences

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      Pages 107-114

      Timing and Typology of Cardio-Embolic Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

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      Pages 115-118

      Non-Electric Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: When Not to Treat?

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      Pages 119-128

      The Role of Imaging in Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

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      Pages 129-134

      Atypical Atrial Flutter

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      Pages 135-151

      Advances in Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

  4. Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy: New Therapeutic and Diagnostic Perspectives in Heart Failure Management

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      Pages 153-153

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      Pages 155-163

      Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Heart Failure

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      Pages 165-173

      How to Detect Dyssynchrony and How to Correct It

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      Pages 175-180

      Advancements in ‘Over-the-Wire” Versus Stylet-Guided Left Ventricular Leads

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