Ioana Mozos

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BACKGROUND Presence of macro- and microvascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) is not only related to chronic hyperglycemia represented by glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) but also to acute glycemic fluctuations (glycemic variability, GV). The association between GV and DM complications is not completely clear. Aim of our study was to(More)
Interactions between the functioning of the heart and the liver have been described, with heart diseases affecting the liver, liver diseases affecting the heart, and conditions that simultaneously affect both. The heart is one of the most adversely affected organs in patients with liver cirrhosis. For example, arrhythmias and electrocardiographic changes(More)
The aim of the present paper was to review the most important mechanisms explaining the possible association of vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular diseases, focusing on recent experimental and clinical data. Low vitamin D levels favor atherosclerosis enabling vascular inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, formation of foam cells, and proliferation of(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with prolonged QT interval in liver cirrhosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-eight patients with liver cirrhosis were enrolled in this study. The maximal QT interval (QTmax), heart rate-corrected QT interval (QTc), QT interval in lead DII (QTII), and mean QT interval (QTm) were(More)
BACKGROUND The standard 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram) continues to be the most frequently recorded noninvasive test in medicine. A prolonged ECG QT interval and Tpeak-Tend (Tpe) interval are predictors of ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. AIM The aim of this study is to analyze the relation between QT interval and T-wave variables in(More)
PURPOSE The present study investigated the relationship between working time and QT and Tpeak-Tend (Tpe) intervals in three shift workers and identified factors associated with the prolongation of these intervals. METHODS A total of 60 shift workers underwent a standard 12-lead ECG during the morning, afternoon and night shifts. QT intervals and T wave(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness, the expression of reduced arterial elasticity, is an effective predictor of cardiovascular disorders. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between exposure to toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant systems. The increase in reactive nitrogen species (RNS) is termed nitrosative stress. METHODOLOGY We review the main(More)
The present paper aims to review the main pathophysiological links between red blood cell disorders and cardiovascular diseases, provides a brief description of the latest studies in this area, and considers implications for clinical practice and therapy. Anemia is associated with a special risk in proatherosclerotic conditions and heart disease and became(More)