Lazar U. Velicki

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Certain lifestyle and environmental factors play an important role on breast cancer (BC) risk, but data on the influence of nutritional factors are still conflicting. Migrational data have pointed to nutrition as one of the more relevant external factors involved. So far, the only well established nutrition-related risk factors for BC are obesity and(More)
The discovery of an intracardial mass in patients presents a serious diagnostic dilemma. The differential diagnosis of this condition may seem abundant, but myxomas and intracardial thrombosis are the most frequent diagnoses. A connection between pregnancy and the presence of thrombosis has been documented frequently. Normal pregnancy leads to changes of(More)
Coronary arteriovenous fistulae present rare clinical finding with the incidence of about 0.002% in the general population. Usually they are asymptomatic, but sometimes they can mimic other cardiac diseases, most commonly heart failure, myocardial ischemia, and endocarditis. Coronary arteriovenous fistulae have been reported to arise more commonly from the(More)
INTRODUCTION The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) was developed in order to predict operative risk in cardiac surgery and to assess the quality of the cardio-surgical care. Introduction of the uniform terminology in result evaluation process leads to the significant improvement in measuring and evaluation of surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION In current era of widespread use of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), it is debatable whether coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) patients are at higher risk. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate trends in risk profile of isolated CABG patients. METHODS By analysing the EuroSCORE and its risk factors, we reviewed a(More)
PURPOSE To analyse the clinical characteristics and patterns of cardiac myxomas and to evaluate the clinical course and surgical treatment results. METHODS In this retrospective study we evaluated the clinical presentation, diagnostic methods and surgical treatment outcome in all patients (n=17) with cardiac myxoma treated at the Institute of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Due to increased life expectancy, the risk profile of the patients undergoing cardiac surgery changed dramatically. This is especially important in case of concomitant coronary artery disease and carotid artery stenosis (CAS). Careful decision making and appropriate surgical strategy in these patients is critical for the success of(More)
Development of pseudoaneurysm from an infected carotid prosthetic patch after carotid endarterectomy is extremely rare and is very challenging from the perspective of surgical and medical treatment. This article describes the case of a 65-year-old patient presenting with the signs of wound infection and recurrent bleeding in the region of the right carotid(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been used as an effective therapeutic option in patients with advanced heart failure, either as a bridge to transplantation, as destination therapy, or in some patients, as a bridge to recovery. OBJECTIVES This study evaluated whether patients undergoing an LVAD bridge-to-recovery protocol can(More)
An isolated atrial septal defect (ASD) can occasionally go unrecognized for decades and accounts for 25-30% of congenital heart disease cases diagnosed in adulthood. Pulmonary hypertension often develops as a result of a long-lasting, left-to-right shunt and may ultimately be associated with a fixed increase of pulmonary vascular resistance, sometimes(More)