Dusan B Velimirović

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A total of 46 patients with syncopal episodes after VVI pacemaker implantation were studied. Of these, 92% had one to three syncopal episodes and 8% more than three. All underwent a thorough clinical examination, which included chest X ray, echocardiogram, neurological exam, and the following protocol: 24-hour Holter monitoring, EEG, blood pressure (BP)(More)
Two biologically and genetically distinct hantaviruses were isolated from blood and urine specimens collected from four Yugoslavian patients with clinically severe hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Viral isolates from three patients, designated strains Belgrade 1-3, were distinct from Hantaan, Seoul, Puumala, and Prospect Hill viruses as(More)
AIMS Atrial fibrillation (AF) produces significant morbidity and mortality. The current method of permanent pacing of the right atrium (RA) may cause delayed interatrial conduction and predispose to AF. We hypothesized that atrial septal pacing would reduce AF compared with high RA pacing. METHODS AND RESULTS The patients were randomized into two groups.(More)
The effect of right ventricular pacing on left ventricular relaxation was studied in 13 patients (age 62 +/- 3 years), with the atrial sensing ventricular pacing mode (VDD). A control group of similar age (64 +/- 4 years) consisted of 11 patients with atrial pacing (AAI). The timing of events was determined in both groups at similar R-R intervals (921 +/-(More)
An outbreak of severe hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) occurred in 1988 in Pozarevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia. The disease was diagnosed in 4 children and 1 adult, and 1 of the children died. Rodents were captured from the same area and virus isolation attempted. A hantavirus, POZ-M1, was isolated from lung tissues of hantavirus antigen-positive Mus(More)
The early postoperative results of 44 surgically treated popliteal arterial injuries from the Yugoslav civil war are reported. Of these patients, 41 (93%) were males and three (7%) were females, average age was 28 (range 6-45) years. Twenty patients (45%) had gunshot wounds and 24 (55%) explosive wounds. Twelve (28%) suffered isolated vascular damage, while(More)
Baseline data from a study run in 1974, which comprised beta 2-microglobulinuria (beta 2mu) measurements at monthly intervals from 416 members in 112 households from the BEN affected village of Petka, were compared with the results of two subsequent, cross sectional studies. In June 1988, retesting involved 320 available persons from the same households.(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the 'corridor' procedure when added to mitral valve replacement in restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation resulting from rheumatic mitral valve disease. Twenty-two patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease and chronic atrial fibrillation with fast,(More)
One hundred and thirty-two PTFE bifurcated prosthetic grafts were implanted during the course of a bicentre study conducted at the abovenamed institutions from 1982 to 1986. The study included 118 males and 14 females with an average age of 62 years. One hundred and eighteen patients suffered from aorto-iliac occlusive disease and 14 from abdominal aortic(More)