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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)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Health Examination Surveys (HESs) can provide essential information on the health and health determinants of a population, which is not available from other data sources. Nevertheless, only some European countries have systems of national HESs. A study conducted in 2006-2008 concluded that it is feasible to organize national HESs(More)
AIMS The Systematic COronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE) scale assesses 10 year risk of fatal atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), based on conventional risk factors. The high-risk SCORE version is recommended for Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union (CEE/FSU), but its performance has never been systematically assessed in the region. We(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The SCORE scale predicts the 10-year risk of fatal atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), based on conventional risk factors. The high-risk version of SCORE is recommended for Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union (CEE/FSU), due to high CVD mortality rates in these countries. Given the pronounced social gradient(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate blood pressure measurements are needed in clinical practice, intervention studies and health examination surveys. Blood pressure measurements are sensitive: their accuracy can be affected by measurement environment, behaviour of the subject, measurement procedures, devices used for the measurement and the observer. To minimize errors in(More)
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