Ljubica Georgievska-Ismail

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate additional role of left atrial two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2, 218 patients with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction divided according to the presence of diabetes mellitus (108 with and 110 without) were enrolled in the study. METHODS Traditional(More)
BACKGROUND Left atrial appendage (LAA) may be a source of thrombi in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy at sinus rhythm. The objectives of our study were to assess the prevalence of intracardiac left chamber thrombus and/or spontaneous echo contrast and to identify clinical and echocardiographic predictors for left ventricle (LV), left atrium (LA), and/or(More)
BACKGROUND Interatrial septal anomalies, which include atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, and atrial septal aneurysm, are common disorders among adult patients. Early detection of interatrial septal anomalies is important in order to prevent haemodynamic consequences and/or thromboembolic events. Electrocardiogram offers some clues that should(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the endothelial dysfunction (ED) in type 2 diabetic patients ultrasonographically and estimate the correlation of ED with glycemia and other cardio-metabolic risk factors. 171 patient (age 60.0 + 8.5 years) with diagnosed type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) were randomly included in a cross sectional(More)
Objective of our study was to estimate the metabolic syndrome (MSy)' components in type 2 diabetic subjects (T2D) with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD): arterial hypertension, waist circumference, triglyceridemia and plasma level of HDL, in order to define their clinical role in angina severity status. Second objective was to compare Adult(More)
Low HDL cholesterol level in the blood increases the risk of unwanted coronary events in patients with verified CAD, which can be considerably decreased by appropriate and on-time application of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapeutical measures. Numerous studies have shown that the level of the serum lipids, measured in the first 24 hours of the(More)
A consensus about the optimal timing of dialysis initiation is still controversial. Thus, the goal of this analysis was to compare outcomes in patients with early and late referral with early and late initiation of hemodialysis (HD). We studied 190 patients (mean age 52.03 ± 14.22) who were initiated on HD between 1994 and 2004. Patients who received(More)
In order to assess the predictive value of left ventricular (LV) function on prognosis during 16 years of follow-up we retrospectively/prospectively evaluated 320 patients (mean age 55.9 +/- 9.2 years; 44 women, 276 men) undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Patients were divided according to the assessed echocardiographically pre- and postoperative LV(More)
The study was aimed to determine factors of carotid intimamedia thickness (CIMT) in a population of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). A survey was conducted on 370 patients (mean age 60.3±8.3 years and diabetes duration 8.6±6.2 years) with T2D and coronary artery disease. Multivariate linear regression analysis was built to define the factors of CIMT,(More)