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Untwisting contributes to left ventricular filling through suction generation. We sought to investigate diastolic function and untwisting dynamics in different forms of left ventricular hypertrophy: in athlete's heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Elite athletes in kayaking, canoeing and rowing (n=28), patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM,(More)
The presence of autoantibodies to C1-inhibitor (C1-INH-Abs) is a hallmark of acquired C1-inhibitor deficiency. However, only scarce data are available on their prevalence in hereditary angioedema (HAE). In a prospective study performed between 2001 and 2004 in 95 patients with Type I or II HAE, serum samples were taken one to three times a year and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic stroke is a multifactorial disorder with genetic and environmental components. The aim of our study was to investigate whether two polymorphisms of the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) gene (ESR1 c.454-397T>C and c.454-351A>G) are associated with ischemic stroke in a Caucasian population from Hungary. METHODS One hundred and ninety-eight(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disorder caused by the deficiency of the C1-inhibitor gene (C1INH) . Patients experience recurrent bouts of edema, which can occur in almost any region of the body. As regards the treatment of the disease, danazol (an attenuated androgen) is used, among other agents, for long-term prophylaxis. OBJECTIVE The(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is characterized by episodic edematous attacks due to the deficiency of the C1-inhibitor (C1-INH). Recently, we have described that the long-term use of danazol affects lipid metabolism, resulting in decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which might(More)
BACKGROUND Danazol is a drug most widely used for the prophylaxis of hereditary angioedema resulting from the deficiency of the C1-inhibitor. Potential hepatotoxic or liver tumor-inducing side effects of long-term danazol prophylaxis have been investigated during the follow-up of hereditary angioedema patients. METHODS Characteristic parameters of liver(More)
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare disorder caused by the deficiency of the C1-inhibitor gene (C1INH) and characterized by recurrent bouts of angioedema. Autoimmune disorders frequently occur in HAE. Previously we found, that danazol has an adverse effect on serum lipid profile: reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and elevated low-density lipoprotein(More)
BACKGROUND C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) is a serine protease inhibitor regulating the complement, kinin-kallikrein, coagulation, and fibrinolytic systems. Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is caused by an inherited deficiency of C1-INH characterized by sudden, recurrent edematous swellings of the subcutaneous or submucosal tissues. The optional therapy for the acute(More)
The diagnosis of hereditary angioedema (HAE) is based on complement tests. We studied for the first time the possible association between complement parameters measured at the time of diagnosis and disease severity in 115 patients with HAE. Serum levels of functional C1-inhibitor (C1-INH(f)), antigenic C1-inhibitor (C1-INH(a)), C4 and hemolytic activity of(More)
BACKGROUND Despite technical advancements, implantation of coronary sinus (CS) leads may be challenging, and dislocation remains a relevant clinical problem. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, safety, and long-term outcome of stent implantation to anchor the lead to the wall of the CS side branch. METHODS Stenting of a(More)