Andrais Vereckei

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The electrophysiological effects of dronedarone, a new nonionidated analogue of amiodarone were studied after chronic and acute administration in dog Purkinje fibres, papillary muscle and isolated ventricular myocytes, and compared with those of amiodarone by applying conventional microelectrode and patch-clamp techniques. Chronic treatment with dronedarone(More)
Pseudoinfarction pattern is a rare ECG manifestation of marked hyperkalemia. Case reports characteristically describe the occurrence of anteroseptal pseudoinfarction pattern and four cases of anteroseptal together with inferior wall pseudoinfarction pattern associated with hyperkalemia. We report a case with isolated inferior wall pseudoinfarction pattern(More)
INTRODUCTION Thoracic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been used to treat angina pectoris and to produce cardiac autonomic control. We studied the effect of thoracic SCS on sinus node and AV nodal function to test the hypothesis that SCS modulated autonomic regulation of the electrophysiology of these structures. METHODS AND RESULTS The effects of(More)
INTRODUCTION In vitro and in vivo studies were performed to elucidate the pathogenesis of amiodarone toxicity. METHODS AND RESULTS Rats were treated with amiodarone alone (500 mg/kg body weight per day) or together with antioxidants (silibinin or MTDQ-DA: 50 mg/kg body weight per day) or with either antioxidant alone. They received amiodarone for 30 days(More)
INTRODUCTION We tested the hypothesis that right intra-atrial (i.a.) administration of antiarrhythmic drugs resulted in higher peak serum drug concentrations, greater electrophysiologic effects, and greater efficacy for termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) than intravenous (i.v.) drug delivery. METHODS AND RESULTS Eight dogs were treated with 9.7 mg/kg(More)
This report describes a patient with a rupture of the noncoronary sinus of Valsalva caused by erosion of its wall by a large right atrial vegetation not attached to the tricuspid valve without aortic valve involvement. The rupture site was located right posterior to the tricuspid septal leaflet and communicated both with the right atrium and the right(More)
Role of free-radical reactions is most significant in toxic liver injuries. Two traditional groups of liver injuries induced by drugs and chemicals are distinguished, 1. direct toxic type and 2. idiosyncratic type. Liver injury of direct toxic type is generally developed following toxin exposure, it is dose dependent, incubation period is short, and the(More)
After a 30-minute control period ischaemia was evoked in dogs under Nembutal (30 mg/kg, i.v.) anesthesia, by clamping the left renal artery for 45 minutes. This was followed by a 90-minute reperfusion period when diuresis, GFR, PAH clearance, sodium and potassium excretion, malondialdehyde level in the plasma of the renal vein and SOD enzyme activity of the(More)
BACKGROUND We recently reported an ECG algorithm for differential diagnosis of regular wide QRS complex tachycardias that was superior to the Brugada algorithm. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to further simplify the algorithm by omitting the complicated morphologic criteria and restricting the analysis to lead aVR. METHODS In this study, 483(More)
AIMS The Brugada criteria proposed to distinguish between regular, monomorphic wide QRS complex tachycardias (WCT) caused by supraventricular (SVT) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) have been reported to have a better sensitivity and specificity than the traditional criteria. By incorporating two new criteria, a new, simplified algorithm was devised and(More)