Lubomír Krivan

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A circadian distribution has been demonstrated in episodes of sudden cardiac death, acute myocardial infarction, ventricular premature complexes, heart rate variability, and ventricular tachyarrhythmias. The aim of this study was to evaluate the circadian distribution of ventricular tachyarrhythmia episodes in a population of ICD patients. Data were(More)
The aim of this study was a comparison of risk stratification for death in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) and of risk stratification for malignant arrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). The individual risk factors and more complex approaches were used, which take into account that a borderline between a risky(More)
BACKGROUND Observations from population-based studies demonstrated a strong genetic component of sudden cardiac death. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that ion channel genes mutations are more common in ventricular fibrillation (VF) survivors with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to controls. METHODS The entire coding sequence of(More)
The authors present two cases of patients with perforation of the right ventricular wall by the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead. The complication was resolved by cardiosurgical revision and epicardial leads stitched onto the diaphragmatic wall of the heart. The perforation was identified by electrical parameter changes of the leads,(More)
62 years old patient was admitted to the hospital with weakness of lower extremities. Using laboratory examination, we found very severe hyponatrenaemia, hypochloraemia and hypotonia of blood plasma, because of SIADH. We searched for the cause of that syndrome and finally we found that the cause of that syndrome was small cell lung cancer with an expansion(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of a microvolt T wave alternans (MTWA) is linked with increased risk of malignant arrhythmias and overall mortality. The most common method used for MTWA detection is a bicycle exercise test (BET). Method has still several limitations. AIM To confirm that comparable MTWA results may be obtained by atrial and ventricular pacing(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial infarction survivors may develop a higher risk of sudden cardiac death. The risk markers: left ventricular ejection fraction, ventricular premature beats, late potentials on averaged ECG, baroreflex sensitivity and heart rate variability are used as non-invasive stratification markers. METHODS AND RESULTS Occurrence of the autonomic(More)
BACKGROUND Some study reported circadian occurence of sudden cardiac death, ventricle ectopic activity, acute coronary syndromes and heart rate variability. Heart rate turbulence (HRT) is one of a new markers of noninvasive stratification of sudden cardiac death. METHODS AND RESULTS We have evaluated HRT in 120 consecutive patiens post myocardial(More)
Some studies have demonstrated circadian incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD), ventricular ectopies, acute coronary syndromes and heart rate variability. One of new parameters applied in non-invasive stratification of sudden cardiac death is heart rate turbulence (HRT). Detection of circadian oscillations in HRT and optimised measurement of HRT can(More)