Lazar U. Velicki

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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)
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)
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)
Severe calcification of the ascending aorta (porcelain aorta) is a very difficult condition in cardiac surgery because of a high embolization potential during the process of cannulation, aortic cross-clamping and a particular difficulty to suture the proximal anastomosis. We described a case of a 68-year-old female referred to our Institute due to unstable(More)
BACKGROUND The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) II has been recently introduced as an update to the previous versions. We sought to evaluate the predictive performance of the EuroSCORE II model against the original additive and logistic EuroSCORE models. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 1,247 consecutive patients(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)
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)
Quadricuspid aortic valve, a rare congenital anomaly, is often related to severe aortic regurgitation and has a significant morbidity. The first described case was reported in 1862. Quadricuspid aortic valve is, in most cases, an isolated malformation, but it can be associated with other concomitant anomalies. We present here the case of a quadricuspid(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)