M Kaldararova

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BACKGROUND To be able to determine aortic valve and ascending aorta pathology, especially aortic root dilatation, it is important to establish normal aortic dimensions. The aim of the study was to measure the dimensions of the aorta in normal healthy children and young adults in Slovakia. PATIENTS AND METHODS 702 healthy subjects, from newborns to 20(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the results of a cooperative arrangement between Slovakia and Slovenia for neonatal cardiac surgery. The aim of the study was to analyze the performance of this approach for complete transposition of the great arteries (D-TGA). METHODS Due to the overall small number of new patients with D-TGA in Slovenia a decision was made to avoid(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Evaluation of the incidence and severity of late arrhythmias in patients with predisposing congenital heart defects--either due to the anatomy of the defect itself or as a result of a particular type of surgical intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective long-term study authors analyzed 158 patients (divided into 5 groups) with(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a relatively uncommon but on the other hand all too frequently fatal disorder of the pulmonary arteries with diverse etiology. Vascular remodeling leads to increased pulmonary vascular resistance and this again to right ventricular overload and failure. Discussed are the current classification, pathogenesis and particularly(More)
Aortic arch anomalies underlie numerous congenital disorders. Effectively diagnosing and treating them requires close understanding of cardiovascular embryology. As our Center serves the entire pediatric population of our country, we performed a comprehensive retrospective analysis of all aortic arch anomalies diagnosed at our Center over the past 20 years.(More)
OBJECTIVES Asphyxia of the newborn has a varied etiology. Clinical consequences have a broad spectrum of presentations. Arteriovenous malformation associated with an aneurysm of the Galen vein can be the cause of focal ischemic changes in the nervous parenchyma. RESULTS The authors report a case of a term newborn (birth weight 4, 000 grams, Apgar score(More)
Eisenmenger syndrome represents a very specific form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Unlike patients with idiopathic PAH, in Eisenmenger syndrome the clinical and cardiac status is often relatively stable for a long time. On the other hand, due to cyanosis and due to maladaptive body reactions many noncardiac complications may occur. Fourteen(More)
OBJECTIVES Long-term pulmonary regurgitation (PR) leads to right ventricular (RV) dilatation and dysfunction. In patients after a complete correction of the tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) it represents the most frequent and high risk late complication. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an objective possibility for RV measurements; on the other hand MRI is(More)