Gábor Széplaki

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BACKGROUND A number of data indicate that the lectin pathway of complement activation contributes to the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke. The lectin pathway may be triggered by the binding of mannose-binding lectin (MBL), ficolin-2 or ficolin-3 to different ligands. Although several papers demonstrated the significance of MBL in ischemic stroke, the role(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 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)
Predicting the prognosis of comatose, post-cardiac-arrest patients is a complex problem in clinical practice. There are several established methods to foretell neurological outcome; however, further prognostic markers are needed. HSP70 (HSPA1A), which increases rapidly in response to severe stress (among others after ischemic or hypoxic events), is a(More)
OBJECTIVE Homozygotes for the normal (A) allele of mannose-binding lectin (MBL2) gene have higher risks to develop an early restenosis after eversion carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Activation of the lectin pathway is regulated by C1-inhibitor (C1-INH). The objective of the present study was to determine the predictive value of C1-INH in restenosis after CEA.(More)
OBJECTIVES Increases in red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and NT-proBNP (N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide) predict the mortality of chronic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). It was hypothesized that RDW is independent of and possibly even superior to NT-proBNP from the aspect of long-term mortality(More)
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction has been associated with poor prognosis in chronic heart failure (HF). However, less data is available about the role of RV dysfunction in patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We aimed to investigate if RV dysfunction would predict outcome in CRT. DESIGN We enrolled prospectively ninety-three(More)
AIMS The low lymphocyte counts and high neutrophil leucocyte fractions have been associated with poor prognosis in chronic heart failure. We hypothesized that the baseline ratio of the neutrophil leucocytes to the lymphocytes (NL ratio) would predict the outcome of chronic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS(More)
The chronic inflammation plays an important role in heart failure and complement components might be useful markers of the prognosis. We set out to evaluate their predictive value in the clinical outcomes of patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). We determined the complement levels C3, C3a, sC5b-9 and also the N-terminus of the prohormone(More)
A 47-year-old woman underwent bilateral lung trans-plantation for pulmonary fibrosis in June of 2013. The early postoperative period was complicated by continuous atrial arrhythmias that proved unresponsive to antiarrhythmic agents (propafenon and bisoprolol). Therefore, in February 2014, we performed an electro-physiological study after adequate antibiotic(More)