Emilian Caraşca

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the efficacy of compression bandage of legs and abdomen in preventing hypotension and symptoms. BACKGROUND Progressive orthostatic hypotension can occur in elderly people during standing. METHODS Twenty-one patients (70 +/- 11 years) affected by symptomatic progressive orthostatic hypotension underwent 2 tilt-test(More)
UNLABELLED Syncope is defined as a transient, self-limited loss of consciousness. It is an important cause of morbidity in general population and the vasovagal syncope (VVS) is a common clinical problem which often leads to hospital admission, multiple office visits, and performing of many diagnostic tests. Head-up tilt table testing (HUTT) is a widely used(More)
Precordial thump is considered a useful manoeuver in cardiac arrest and ventricular tachycardia. On ecg recordings we have observed that the precordial thump has always been followed by an atrial or ventricular depolarization (premature beats), which is responsible for the cardiac electric activity enhancement and for the interruption of reentrant mechanism(More)
AIMS This report describes the baseline characteristics of patients in the Reduction of Events with Darbepoetin alfa in Heart Failure trial (RED-HF) which is testing the hypothesis that anaemia correction with darbepoetin alfa will reduce the composite endpoint of death from any cause or hospital admission for worsening heart failure, and improve other(More)
Introduction. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of premature death worldwide. Hundreds of risk factors have been associated with cardiovascular disease. Recent extensive evidence supports inflammation as a key pathogenetic mechanism in the development and progression of atherosclerosis and in triggering clinical atherothrombotic CVD events.(More)
We investigated the hemodynamic mechanisms underlying the syndrome of delayed orthostatic hypotension (OH) and the hemodynamic effect of the treatment with leg compression bandages. Non-invasive monitoring of systolic blood pressure (SBP), heart rate (HR), cardiac output (CO), stroke volume (SV), and total peripheral resistance (TPR) was performed during(More)
Postextrasystolic changes in ventricular depolarization were found in patients with coronary artery disease in two situations: a) after a compensatory postextrasystolic pause and, b) after an interpolated ventricular beat. The explanation and the underlying conditions of this phenomenon are discussed. In our opinion the postextrasystolic change may be a(More)
We present the case of a 55-year-old male with mild hypertension and brief episodes of paroxysmal self-limiting atrial fibrillation (AF) since 2010. Despite a small cardioembolic risk score, CHA2DS2-Vasc=1 (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age=75, Diabetes melitus, prior Stroke), the patient is effectively anticoagulated using acenocumarol. In(More)