Mehmed Kulić

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Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is released from ventricular myocites due to their stretching and volume overload. In heart failure there is BNP release. Aim of this study was to observe BNP release in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We measured BNP in 75 patients with AMI. Control group (n=61) was similar by age and gender to AMI group. We found(More)
This study evaluated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) release in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), absolute values as well as pattern of its release. There are two different patterns of BNP release in AMI; monophasic pattern--concentration in the first measurement is higher than in the second one, and biphasic pattern--concentration in the first measurement(More)
The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) plays a crucial role in development of hypertension, heart failure, as well as in the whole process of nephropathy, particularly of diabetic nephropathy, with or without proteinuria. Blockade of RAS plays the key role in the management of hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was the comparison of combined utility of two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and three-dimensional (3D) TTE versus 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in evaluation of anatomy of the left atrium appendage (LAA) and for clot formation in LAA. BACKGROUND 2DTEE as semi-invasive method has been for a(More)
UNLABELLED We aimed to determine whether the administration of statins to type 2 diabetics without pre-existing CHD reduced the incidence of CHD and their effects on cholesterol and CRP levels. All the participants were carefully interviewed, clinically examined, and laboratory tested to exclude conditions likely to provoke an inflammatory response that was(More)
Potential risk of sudden death during sports participation makes screening of competitive athletes of vital importance. Congenital cardiac anomalies and non-atherosclerotic, acquired myocardial conditions are primary causes underlying exercise-induced cardiac death in young patients. Since cardiovascular conditions are the leading causes of non-traumatic,(More)
Significant multi-vessel stenoses of the coronary arteries are definitely treated with aorto-coronary by-pass grafting. Most often, the procedure is complicated with acute and subacute occlusion of the graft. Diabetics are high-risk patients, requiring more complex pre- and postoperative diagnostic work-up. Percutaneous transluminal coronary dilatation with(More)
AIM There are no previous data about the anti-inflammatory effects of hypolipemic agents, statins, in patients after aortocoronary bypass grafting. The aim of this study was to demonstrate effects of simvastatine on postoperative treatment, laboratory findings and pericardial effusion during postoperative period, in patients after aortocoronary bypass(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial myxomas are the most frequent benign tumors of the heart. Left atrial myxomas are about 3-4 times more frequent then right. Clinical findings reveal atrioventricular obstruction symptoms and signs, symptoms and signs of peripheral arteries or pulmonary artery embolisation and/or nonspecific symptoms. AIM Review of atrial myxomas(More)
Reperfusion therapy is the most useful part of the treatment for patients suffering from an acute coronary syndrome. Start time of reperfusion therapy is an important factor which influenced positively on the number of days of hospitalization, and readmission, the risk of reinfarction, as well as both, short and long-term mortality. Today, several models of(More)