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The aim of the study was to analyze atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) plasma level in patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease in correlation with NYHA functional class and selected hemodynamic parameters based on noninvasive diagnostic procedures. Echocardiographic (2-D, Doppler) and X-ray chest examination were performed to measure left atrium(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to analyse plasma renin activity (PRA), aldosterone (Ald) and catecholamines at rest, after psychological stress and physical exercise in patients with essential hypertension (EH) and normotensive persons with (FH +) and without (FH-) family history of hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS 100 men, aged 18-35 years, were(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to assess plasma endothelin-1 (ET) concentrations during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) of the left anterio descending coronary artery (LAD). We also examined relations between plasma concentrations of ET and diameter of the PTCA-balloon. Plasma levels of ET determined by radioimmunoassay were(More)
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