Donatas Vasiliauskas

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AIMS Long-term beta-blockade reduced mortality after acute myocardial infarction by about a quarter in a series of published trials. Representative data on beta-blocker use for secondary prevention are scanty but indicate wide variations. We have analysed European practice, and sources of variation, by regional sampling of acute myocardial infarction(More)
AIMS There is little evidence to inform routine practice in the use of coronary angiography and revascularization procedures after acute myocardial infarction. Large differences in the uptake of these procedures have been reported but representative data are scarce. Outcome studies have produced opposing conclusions concerning the impact of the high rate of(More)
AIM The aim of this prospective randomized study was to evaluate the impact of long-term aerobic exercise training on respiratory function, left ventricular systolic function and remodeling in patients with coronary heart disease and ischemic heart failure after successful angioplasty. DESIGN Patients (n=185) have undergone Doppler echocardiography and(More)
BACKGROUND As specific features of the basketball player's myocardial structure and function are still rather poorly investigated, we aimed at comparing left ventricular (LV) echocardiographic indices in players of different age groups. METHODS Male basketball players aged 8-13 years (n=31), 14-17 years (n=31) and 18-28 years (n=31) were examined using(More)
BACKGROUND Each year more than 4.3 million people in Europe will die of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, the implementation of simple interventions such as smoking cessation, weight loss, improved diets, and increased exercise is the top priority in prevention and rehabilitation programs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of complex(More)
This study was carried out to compare cardiac structure and function and blood lipids among Strongmen, sedentary controls, and marathoners. Echocardiography was performed, and endothelial function, blood lipids and maximal oxygen uptake were measured in 27 Caucasian adult men (8 Strongmen, 10 marathoners, 9 controls). Absolute cardiac size parameters such(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a supervised exercise program (SEP) plus at home nonsupervised exercise therapy (non-SET) on functional status, quality of life (QoL) and hemodynamic response in post-lower-limb bypass surgery patients. RESULTS One hundred and seventeen patients were randomized to an intervention (n =(More)
BACKGROUND Screening results of EuroAspire III study have revealed the failure of effective correction of cardiovascular risk factors in all 22 participating EU countries. How long should cardiac rehabilitation programs last to impact motivation for lifestyle change? AIM AND OBJECTIVES To compare the impact of long-term (6 months) rehabilitation versus(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to evaluate spiroveloergometric and blood gases data and compare them among swimmers and basketball players. Examinations were performed for swimmers and basketball players (n=85). Spirometry at rest and spiroveloergometry, analysis of blood gases and acid-base equilibrium at rest and during exercise were performed.(More)
THE AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the chronic fatigue and its relation to the function of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class III-IV chronic heart failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 170 patients with NYHA functional class III-IV chronic heart failure completed MFI-20L, DUFS, and DEFS(More)