Julija Brazdzionyte

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The aim of the article is to review the literature data about the significance and problems of the QT dispersion and heart rate variability in sudden death risk stratification in patients with coronary heart disease. QT dispersion is defined as the difference between the longest and the shortest QT intervals as measured in the 12-lead electrocardiogram. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the influence of therapy with amlodipine (A) or lacidipine (L) on heart rate variability (HRV) time and frequency domain parameters in hypertensive patients with stable angina pectoris and isolated left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. METHODS After a 1-week washout period, the patients were randomized to receive amlodipine 10 mg(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether patients with early or intermediate forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) benefit from cataract surgery in terms of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, and to determine the levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) as a systemic marker of inflammation before and after cataract surgery in patients with AMD.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Evaluation of hemodynamics in patients with acute myocardial infarction is crucial. In clinical practice, the comparison of a new measurement technique with an established one is often needed to see whether they agree sufficiently for the new to replace the old. Such investigations are often analyzed inappropriately, notably by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess if the anterior-posterior electrode position for the conversion of atrial fibrillation using biphasic waveform shocks is more effective and needs less energy compared with the anterior-lateral position. BACKGROUND In several studies, anterior-posterior electrode position has been demonstrated to be superior to(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular remodeling is a complex pathologic process of progressive left ventricular dilatation, leading to dysfunction and heart failure in patients after myocardial infarction. OBJECTIVE To evaluate biochemical markers, reflecting cardiac remodeling process after first myocardial infarction and compare those markers with clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Impaired left ventricular (LV) diastolic and long axis functions are common in arterial hypertension and stable angina pectoris patients despite normal LV ejection fraction. Data concerning the effect of calcium channel blockers (CCB) on the LV long axis function in this context are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-nine hypertensive patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The evaluation of hemodynamics in patients with acute myocardial infarction is crucial. Intra-aortic balloon pumping or counterpulsation in patients with cardiogenic shock is supposed to be monitored exceptionally by invasive methods for assessment of hemodynamics. However, noninvasive methods might have place in monitoring these(More)
Aortic dissection is an acute lesion of the aortic wall accompanied by separation of the media due to rupture or intramural hematoma. The incidence rate of aortic dissection is 5 to 30 cases per million people a year. Acute aortic dissection is a highly lethal cardiovascular emergency with an incidence of 2000 new cases per year in the United States and(More)
Rare clinical case of myocardial infarction, conditioned by neoplasmal obturation of coronary artery, is presented in the article. Primary nidus of the neoplasmal growth was in 3 and 4 segments of the lung. Tumor penetrated pleura, pericardium, epicardium and infiltrated wall of the circumflex branch and formed neoplasmal thrombus.