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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify physical activity patterns and determinants of physical inactivity in a representative sample of Polish adults. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional analysis of 14 769 randomly selected individuals (52.7% women and 47.3% men) aged 20-74 years participating in the National Polish Health Survey, WOBASZ (2002-2005).(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a considerable epidemiologic evidence for a relation between homocysteine (Hcy) level and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The role of Hcy as a causal risk factor remains controversial. AIM To determine associations between Hcy level and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in general population of Poland. METHODS Within the(More)
Background and Objective: Lamin A/C (LMNA) gene mutations cause dilated cardiomyopathy, often accompanied by conduction disturbances. Our aim was to search for LMNA mutations in individuals with atrial fibrillation. Methods: A cohort of Polish subjects (N = 103) with non-valvular atrial fibrillation with a high (48.5%) prevalence of conduction system(More)
Few studies have evaluated between-country differences in medical care and survival after acute myocardial infarction, and none have compared the US with countries from Eastern Europe. Comparable data from the US (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study [US-ARIC]) and Poland (Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke mortality has decreased in most industrialized countries in recent decades. In Poland, as in other eastern European countries, mortality rates for stroke remain high. METHODS The Warsaw Stroke Registry (WSR) registered patients in the Mokotów district of Warsaw from 1991 through 1992. The Warsaw Pol-MONICA study registered(More)
The prevalence of the familial defective apolipoprotein B-100 (FDB) Arg3500Gln mutation in 525 unrelated hypercholesterolaemic Polish subjects was evaluated. DNA samples were screened for FDB mutation using SSCP method. Presence of mutation was confirmed using a mismatch MspI PCR strategy. Plasma lipid levels and clinical characteristics of 13 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Within the framework of the MOnica Risk, Genetics, Archiving and Monograph (MORGAM) Project, the variations in impact of classical risk factors of stroke by population, sex, and age were analyzed. METHODS Follow-up data were collected in 43 cohorts in 18 populations in 8 European countries surveyed for cardiovascular risk factors.(More)
BACKGROUND It is difficult to define the optimal management of elderly heart failure (HF) patients with complex comorbidities. Thus, comprehensive characterisation of HF patients constitutes a crucial pre-condition for the successful management of this fragile population. AIM To analyse the 'real life' HF patients, including the evaluation of their health(More)
PURPOSE The objectives of this manuscript are to assess differences in blood pressure levels and in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control for selected rural and urban areas in the U.S. and Poland, where ischemic heart disease mortality trends are different. METHODS Included are white persons aged 45-64 selected in Minneapolis, MN(More)