Arto Heikkilä

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To assess the cost-utility of routine breast-reduction surgery in the setting of a large university hospital. METHODS In the framework of a large trial exploring the feasibility of routine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) assessment, 80 patients (mean age: 45 years) entering the Department of Plastic Surgery for operative breast reduction(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Interleukin-18 (IL-18) is a pro-atherosclerotic cytokine. We wanted to evaluate whether IL-18 gene polymorphism associates independently of risk factors, with early subclinical markers of atherosclerosis (intima-media thickness (IMT), coronary artery compliance (CAC), and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD)) in a population of young healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and acceptability of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system and norethisterone for the treatment of idiopathic menorrhagia. DESIGN A randomised comparative parallel group study. SETTING Gynaecology outpatient clinic in a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Forty-four women with heavy regular periods and a measured(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects approximately 202 million individuals around the world and is associated with a high risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and death. Although there is a clear inverse association between adult height and the risk of cardiovascular disease, little is known about the relationship between height and PAD.(More)
BACKGROUND Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common male sexual disorder that affects all age groups and has a close association with essential hypertension. AIM To characterize the relation of blood pressure and ED in detail. METHODS A cross-sectional population-based study of 45- to 70-year-old men without previously diagnosed hypertension,(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease because it remains asymptomatic for so long. The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a valid method for detecting PAD in lower extremities. ABI ≤0.90 indicates incident PAD. Recent studies have found that subjects with borderline ABI values (0.91-1.00) have increased(More)
  • 1