Remigijus Zaliunas

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The aim of the article is to review the literature data about the significance and problems of the QT dispersion and heart rate variability in sudden death risk stratification in patients with coronary heart disease. QT dispersion is defined as the difference between the longest and the shortest QT intervals as measured in the 12-lead electrocardiogram. A(More)
Mutation in SCARB1 gene, exon 8 rs5888, has been associated with altered lipid levels and cardiovascular risk in humans though the results have been inconsistent. We analysed the impact of SCARB1 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs5888 with plasma lipid profile and association with coronary artery disease (CAD) in a Lithuanian population characterized(More)
UNLABELLED Acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock is one of the main reasons of death in severely ill patients. One of the main indications for intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation is acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Aortic counterpulsation is associated with the risk of several important complications:(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess determinants of clinical decision making in patients with stable coronary artery disease. METHODS The 2936 patients with stable angina pectoris who enrolled in the Euro Heart Survey on Coronary Revascularization were the subject of this analysis. After the diagnosis has been confirmed, physicians decided on treatment: medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the influence of therapy with amlodipine (A) or lacidipine (L) on heart rate variability (HRV) time and frequency domain parameters in hypertensive patients with stable angina pectoris and isolated left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. METHODS After a 1-week washout period, the patients were randomized to receive amlodipine 10 mg(More)
Ischemic heart disease in European countries over decades causes up to 55% of all cases of sudden death and also has a high rate of mortality, morbidity, and hospital admission. Patients with such chronic diseases also require intensive home care facilities from community nurses. The aim was to establish international multilingual platform for(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most prognostically significant consequences of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the development of an adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling. OBJECTIVES The purpose of our study was to evaluate a feasibility of speckle tracking imaging (STI), in particular, global longitudinal strain (Ls) in predicting LV remodeling after AMI.(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the anatomy of intrinsic nerves supplying human pulmonary veins (PVs). Twenty-two hearts of human fetuses with full sets of PVs were examined using a histochemical method for acetylcholinesterase in order to stain transmurally intrinsic neural structures on non-sectioned PVs for subsequent stereomicroscopic examination.(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether patients with early or intermediate forms of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) benefit from cataract surgery in terms of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, and to determine the levels of high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) as a systemic marker of inflammation before and after cataract surgery in patients with AMD.(More)
OBJECTIVE In people with coronary artery disease, the association between endocrine measures and fatigue is not well understood. We evaluated possible associations of fatigue and exercise capacity with function of adrenal axis and thyroid axis. METHODS Sixty-five men and 18 women (mean age 55 years) attending a rehabilitation program were examined using(More)