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  1. Content type: Review

    During the past decade considerable research has been conducted into the use of cardiac troponins, their diagnostic capability and their potential to allow risk stratification in patients with acute chest pain...

    Authors: Britta U Goldmann, Robert H Christenson, Christian W Hamm, Thomas Meinertz and E Magnus Ohman

    Citation: Trials 2001 2:75

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Results from the recent Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-Sodium trial provide the latest evidence concerning the effects of dietary patterns and sodium intake on blood pressure. Participants ate ...

    Authors: William M Vollmer, Frank M Sacks and Laura P Svetkey

    Citation: Trials 2001 2:71

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    The evidence base for drug treatment of hypertension is strong. Early trials using thiazide diuretics suggested a shortfall in prevention of coronary heart disease. The superiority of newer drugs has been wide...

    Authors: Gordon T McInnes

    Citation: Trials 2001 2:63

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    Arteriosclerotic vascular disease manifests as heart disease, stroke, aortic aneurysms, and peripheral vascular disease, and is a growing problem world-wide. The preventive efforts made so far have demonstrate...

    Authors: W Virgil Brown

    Citation: Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine 2001 2:12

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  5. Content type: Review

    Only a few randomized clinical trials have been performed so far in heart transplant recipients, mainly because of the relatively small number of heart transplants performed worldwide each year. The main focus...

    Authors: Maria Rosa Costanzo

    Citation: Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine 2001 2:45

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  6. Content type: Research

    The Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study (RALES) randomized 822 patients to receive 25 mg spironolactone daily and 841 to receive placebo. The primary endpoint was death from all causes. Randomization began o...

    Authors: Janet Wittes, Jolie Palensky, Debra Asner, Desmond Julian, Jean-Pierre Boissel, Curt D Furberg, Henri Kulbertus, Stuart Pocock and Barbara Roniker

    Citation: Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine 2001 2:59

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    PREVENT was the first prospective, randomized placebo-controlled study of intracoronary beta radiotherapy with 32P. A total of 105 patients with de novo or restenotic lesions, treated by stenting or balloon angio...

    Authors: Albert E Raizner and Grzegorz L Kaluza

    Citation: Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine 2001 2:16

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    The importance of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) control in the management of patients at high risk of cardiovascular events is unquestionable. The major statin trials have shown that the benefits of LDL loweri...

    Authors: Sergio Fazio and MacRae F Linton

    Citation: Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine 2001 2:8

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    The fundamental methodological deficiency of megatrials is deliberate reduction of experimental control in order to maximize recruitment and compliance of subjects. Hence, typical megatrials recruit pathologic...

    Authors: Bruce G Charlton

    Citation: Current Controlled Trials in Cardiovascular Medicine 2001 2:2

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  10. Content type: Commentary

    As the population ages the number of elderly patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) will continue to increase. There has been no head-to-head trial of thrombolytic therapy versus primary pe...

    Authors: Vincent S DeGeare and Cindy L Grines

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:146

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  11. Content type: Review

    Large scale clinical trials demonstrate significant reductions in cardiovascular event rates with statin therapy. The observed benefit of statin therapy, however, may be larger in these trials than that expect...

    Authors: Gavin J Blake and Paul M Ridker

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:161

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  12. Content type: Research

    1. To assess the long-term effectiveness of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation programme on quality of life and survival in patients with a large spectrum of cardiovascular diseases (myocardial infarction,...

    Authors: Cornel Pater, Carl Ditlef Jacobsen, Arnfinn Rollag, Leiv Sandvik, Jan Erikssen and Else Karin Kogstad

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:177

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  13. Content type: Review

    Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a common condition with a poor prognosis. It is associated with poor exercise tolerance and debilitating symptoms. These symptoms appear to be associated with pathophysiological ...

    Authors: Andrew JS Coats

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:155

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    Gene therapy using in vivo recombinant adenovirus-mediated gene transfer is an effective technique that offers great potential to improve existing drug treatments for the complex cardiovascular diseases of heart ...

    Authors: Andrea D Eckhart and Walter J Koch

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:131

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  15. Content type: Review

    Lipid disorders are associated with atherosclerotic vascular disease, and therapy is associated with a substantial reduction in cardiovascular events. Current approaches to the treatment of lipid disorders are...

    Authors: Masa-aki Kawashiri and Daniel J Rader

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:120

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  16. Content type: Review

    Despite the major advances in medical drug therapy, heart failure remains a syndrome associated with high mortality and morbidity. Biventricular or left ventricular (LV) short atrioventricular (AV) delay pacin...

    Authors: Jayne A Morris-Thurgood and Michael P Frenneaux

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:107

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    Surrogate outcomes are frequently used in cardiovascular disease research. A concern is that changes in surrogate markers may not reflect changes in disease outcomes. Two recent clinical trials (Heart and Estr...

    Authors: Ralph B D'Agostino Jr

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:76

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    Surrogate end-points of cardiovascular disease can provide useful information in cross-sectional, prospective and interventional studies. They provide information on association with risk factors, natural hist...

    Authors: Jonathan Valabhji and Robert S Elkeles

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:72

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Whether it matters how pressure is lowered has been debated since antihypertensive drugs proved to prevent cardiovascular events. However, in clinical trials, while the stroke benefit predicted by a given diff...

    Authors: Michael H Alderman

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:69

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  20. Content type: Research

    Direct myocardial cell protection in patients with unstable angina or evolving myocardial infarction (MI) could prevent cell necrosis or reduce its extent, and minimize the risk of MI and death associated with...

    Authors: Pierre Theroux, Bernard R Chaitman, Leif Erhardt, Andreas Jessel, Thomas Meinertz, Wolf-Ulrich Nickel, John S Schroeder, Gianni Tognoni, Harvey White and James T Willerson

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:59

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    The results of recent randomized trials to test the influence of antioxidants on coronary-event rates and prognosis in patients with coronary-artery disease were disappointing. In none of these studies did the...

    Authors: Ascan Warnholtz and Thomas Münzel

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:38

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  22. Content type: Review

    The present review assesses the data on long-term outcome after coronary stenting. Histological, angiographical and intravascular imaging data have shown that the insertion of stents constitutes only a transie...

    Authors: Adnan Kastrati, Donald Hall and Albert Schömig

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:48

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  23. Content type: Commentary

    Although the TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) flow grade classification scheme is widely used to assess angiographic outcomes, it is limited by poor reproducibility and its categoric nature. The co...

    Authors: Mark A Appleby, Andrew D Michaels, Michael Chen and C Gibson Michael

    Citation: Trials 2000 1:31

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