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OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study was to assess the prognostic importance of the amount of dysfunctional but viable myocardium in revascularized patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. BACKGROUND The amount of dysfunctional but viable myocardium predicts the functional improvement after revascularization and(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial macroreentry tachycardia (AMRT) in patients without obvious structural heart disease or previous surgical or catheter intervention has not been characterized in detail. METHODS AND RESULTS Electroanatomical mapping and ablation of right or left AMRT were performed in 33 patients. Right atrial central conduction obstacle was formed by(More)
Between 1978-84 371 patients with HD were treated according to Protocol of LCG. 72.5% achieved complete, 10.8% partial remission and 16.7% were nonresponders. The evaluation of results was performed by PIL program from BMDP 81. The mean survival was 61 and disease-free survival (DFS) 60 months. The cumulative survival and DFS at 5 years were 65% and 68%,(More)
OBJECTIVES Biliary complications (BC) continue to be a major cause of morbidity among liver transplant recipients. The aim of this study was to analyse the incidence, risk factors and management of biliary tract complications at the Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantations in Brno. METHODS Between January 1992 and December 2000, 118(More)
An uncommon occurrence of constrictive pericarditis caused by Candida albicans and its treatment by successful pericardectomy and epicardectomy are described. For pathogen detection, both cultivation and molecular diagnostics were used. The speed and reliability of molecular diagnostics using polymerase chain reaction make this method a powerful tool for(More)
BACKGROUND The biological properties of some herpesviruses such as the ability of latent persistency in the host cells and the presence of viral DNA in atherosclerotic lesions, suggest the possible role of herpesviruses in the development of atherosclerosis. Although many authors proved the presence of viral DNA in arterial wall tissue, the role of(More)
In the First Gynaecology and Maternity Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine, Charles University Prague, we investigated total serum LDH (L-lactate: NAD-oxidoreductase, E.C. activity and that of its 5 isoenzymes during physiological pregnancy. We divided our pregnancies, for practical purposes, into 3 groups. The first comprised women in the 10th-to(More)
Peri- and post-operative (up to day 7 after surgery) neutrophil chemiluminescence and the plasma concentrations of interleukin 6 (IL-6), IL-8, IL-10 and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) were evaluated in the blood of patients undergoing liver transplantation. IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 levels increased during early reperfusion and then returned to normal(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether low-dose dobutamine echocardiography (DE) could predict quantitative improvement in global left ventricular (LV) systolic function after coronary revascularization. Low-dose DE was performed in 71 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease and LV dysfunction. Successful coronary bypass surgery or(More)
Molecular diagnostics (detection of nucleic acids by molecular genetics techniques) become more valuable in clinical diagnosis of disease. Apart from the already long-time used genetic techniques for detection of congenital anomalies, current use of molecular techniques includes detection of microbial pathogens. The character of these techniques increases(More)