Matija Bojić

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess preclinical cardiac abnormalities in chronic alcoholic patients and possible differences among alcoholics related to the duration of heavy drinking. BACKGROUND Chronic excessive alcohol intake has been reported as a possible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. However, before the appearance of severe cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Early identification of patients in whom left ventricular dilatation is likely to occur may have important therapeutic implications. Thus the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation between Killip class on admission and subsequent left ventricular dilatation after acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We serially evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few texture measures can be used for texture characterization of infarcted myocardium and detection of reperfused myocardium early after infarction. This study was conducted to establish the relationship between texture properties of infarcted myocardium and infarct-related artery patency by quantitative computer analysis of 2-dimensional(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prospective studies that have compared the outcomes of eversion and standard longitudinal carotid endarcterectomy (CEA) have been few and small and available data to reach definitive conclusions are still scarce. This prospective, non-randomized study sought to compare eversion and standard CEA for early and late mortality and(More)
AIMS This study sought to determine predictors of left ventricular thrombus formation and resolution after acute anterior wall myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We have analysed clinical, echocardiographic and angiographic data in 53 consecutive patients with anterior myocardial infarction. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiographic(More)
BACKGROUND Early surgical treatment is important for successful outcome in selected cases of active, either native (NVE) or prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE). The aim of this study was to evaluate the early results of the surgical treatment of active NVE and PVE. METHODS During a 3-yr period (January 1 1996-December 31 1998), 57 out of 60 patients (pts)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relation between ventricular arrhythmias after myocardial infarction and left ventricular remodelling. DESIGN Prospective study with consecutive patients. METHODS 97 patients with acute myocardial infarction underwent serial echocardiographic examinations (days 1, 2, 3, and 7, and after 3 weeks) to determine end diastolic volume,(More)
BACKGROUND Various regimens have been proposed for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation, including the use of intravenous and oral amiodarone. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a single-day loading dose of oral amiodarone in prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during the 7 days after coronary artery bypass(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relations between early filling deceleration time, left ventricular remodelling, and cardiac mortality in an unselected group of postinfarction patients. DESIGN AND PATIENTS Prospective evaluation of 131 consecutive patients with first acute myocardial infarction. Echocardiography was performed on day 1, day 2, day 3, day 7, at(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate serious cardiac events after combined (either single or two stage) coronary artery surgery (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for concomitant coronary and carotid artery disease. METHODS We have analyzed our 15 year experience (January 1981-September 1996) with 201 consecutive patients operated on using both approaches. Group A(More)