István Czuriga

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INTRODUCTION Our aim was to investigate the association of elevated homocysteine (Hcy) and lipoprotein(a) Lp(a) with the prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI) and to investigate their interaction in both genders. MATERIALS AND METHODS 955 (male/female: 578/377) consecutive patients admitted for coronary angiography(More)
PURPOSE We studied the usefulness of transcranial Doppler sonography for assessing changes in vasoreactivity in patients with hypertension and the hemodynamic consequences of hypertension. METHODS The study group comprised 25 patients with chronic severe hypertension and 25 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects. Cerebrovascular reserve capacity was(More)
In the Ongoing Telmisartan Alone and in Combination with Ramipril Global Endpoint Trial, telmisartan (T; 80 mg daily) and ramipril (R; 10 mg daily) caused similar clinic blood pressure (BP) reductions, with a similar incidence of cardiovascular and renal events. The R+T combination lowered clinic BP somewhat more with no further cardiovascular or renal(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antihypertensive efficacy of the highly beta(1)-selective adrenergic antagonist nebivolol in comparison with bisoprolol in the treatment of mild to moderate essential hypertension. METHODS This multicenter, single-blind, randomized, parallel-group 16-week study involved a 4-week placebo run-in,(More)
Diastolic heart failure, which is also called as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, is a clinical syndrome in which patients have signs and symptoms of heart failure, normal or near normal left ventricular ejection fraction (≥ 50%) and evidence of diastolic dysfunction. Recent epidemiological studies have demonstrated that more than half of all(More)
Factor XIII (FXIII) activity and antigen levels were determined in 955 patients investigated by coronary angiography. Patients were sub-grouped according to the presence or absence of coronary sclerosis (CS+, CS-) and a positive history of myocardial infarction (MI+, MI-). In females, but not in males, adjusted FXIII activity and antigen levels were(More)
PURPOSE Protein C is a major component of the natural anticoagulant pathway. Resistance of coagulation factor V (FV) to activated protein C (APC), mostly due to FV Leiden mutation, is the most common cause of inherited thrombophilia. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the prevalence of APC resistance and Leiden mutation in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of beta-blockers post-myocardial infarction (MI) was established in the late 1970s. Major advances in the treatment of MI have since occurred. However, patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) were excluded from those trials. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of beta-blockers in post-MI patients with CHF receiving(More)
INTRODUCTION The results on the association of factor XIII (FXIII) A subunit (FXIII-A) Val34Leu polymorphism with the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) are rather inconclusive. The original paper and confirmatory reports demonstrated a protective effect of the mutation, but results demonstrating the lack of protection have also been published. Gene-gene(More)
AIM To examine the effects of sinus rhythm (SR) restoration on N-Terminal pro-BNP (NTP-BNP) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS Subjects with paroxysmal and persistent AF and absence of organic heart disease were prospectively studied. Chemical or electrical restoration of SR was attempted within 48 hours (n = 37) or >3 weeks (n = 73).(More)