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Influence of ACE I/D genotypes on left ventricular hypertrophy in aortic stenosis: gender-related differences.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Factors responsible for cardiac hypertrophy in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) are not well defined. The study aim was to examine the relationship betweenExpand
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The impact of transcatheter aortic valve implantation on left ventricular performance and wall thickness – single-centre experience
Introduction Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a treatment alternative for the elderly population with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) at high risk for surgical aortic valveExpand
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Elevation of pulmonary artery pressure as a complication of nilotinib therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia
We present the case of a 72-year-old male with chronic phase myeloid leukemia. Elevation of the pulmonary artery pressure due to nilotinib therapy was noted. This effect on pulmonary artery pressureExpand
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The usefulness of cardiac CT in the diagnosis of perivalvular complications in patients with infective endocarditis
ObjectivesThe aim of the study was to compare the usefulness of cardiac CT to transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) andExpand
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Functional polymorphism of the renalase gene is associated with cardiac hypertrophy in female patients with aortic stenosis
Renalase decreases circulating catecholamines concentration and is important in maintaining primary cellular metabolism. Renalase acts through the plasma membrane calcium ATPase 4b in the heart,Expand
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Inflammatory response and postoperative kidney failure in patients with diabetes type 2 or impaired glucose tolerance undergoing heart valve surgery.
BACKGROUND Diabetes type 2 (DM) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) are linked with a 3-fold increased risk of renal failure after heart valve surgery. The increase of proinflammatory cytokines isExpand
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Factors affecting long-term survival after aortic valve replacement.
BACKGROUND AND AIM To evaluate long-term outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) due to significant aortic stenosis (AS) and assess changes in factors affecting survival during a 10-yearExpand
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[Influence of insertion-deletion polymorphism of the angiotensin converting enzyme gene on left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with aortic stenosis--differences in men and women].
UNLABELLED The role of different parameters (including genetic factors) on the timing and extend of left ventricle hypertrophy in patients with aortic stenosis is not defined. In our study we analyzeExpand
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QT interval dispersion analysis in patients with aortic valve stenosis: a prospective study.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY QT interval dispersion (QTd) was analyzed in patients with aortic valve stenosis, and the relationship investigated between QTd, age, gender, hypertension, presence ofExpand
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