Željko Sutlić

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The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for the detection of atrial masses. The authors' own experiences with the use of TTE and TEE images in the assessment of atrial masses are reported. These masses included tumors, thrombi, and valvular vegetations. The study groups(More)
OBJECTIVE The etiology of lung injury following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is multifactorial. Our study focused on quantifying the lactate release from the lungs precipitated by extracorporeal circulation at different time points after the insult. This was complemented by an evaluation of the gas exchange at the level of the alveolar-capillary membrane.(More)
OBJECTIVE Penetrating cardiothoracic war wounds are very common among war casualties. Those injuries require prompt and specific treatment in an aim to decrease mortality and late morbidity. There are a few controversies about the best modality of treatment for such injuries, and there are not many large series of such patients in recent literature. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for peptic ulcer disease (PUD) in dyspeptic patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD), and to assess whether the healing of PUD before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) could reduce the need for urgent postoperative endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 894(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of cardiothoracic surgery on the dynamics of plasminogen, D-dimers and plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-I) during the first 24 h after surgery. The study included 14 patients operated with (on-pump) and 14 without (off-pump) the use of extracorporeal circulation (ECC). Blood sampling was carried out on(More)
Recent developments in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology have led to the installation of integrated operating rooms that allow both surgical and endovascular procedures. These units offer surgical as well as angiographic equipment and personnel and therefore require special planning and design. A variety of integrated procedures can be(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (AKI) is a well-known factor influencing patients' long-term morbidity and mortality. Several prediction models of AKI requiring dialysis (AKI-D) have been developed. Only a few direct comparisons of these models have been done. Recently, a new, more uniform and objective definition of AKI has been(More)
A rare communication between the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium in a 3.5-year-old girl is described. Cyanosis of a central type and a continuous murmur over the heart were presenting symptoms. Echocardiography revealed only excessive pulsations of the pulmonary artery, while catheterization pointed to an abnormal aneurysmal communication between(More)
A case is reported of a right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rupture into the right ventricle during vaginal delivery in a 34-year-old healthy woman in her third pregnancy. Pregnancy was carried to term and a healthy baby was delivered vaginally. On day 7 following vaginal delivery she was admitted to hospital for dyspnea and cough, with clinical signs of(More)