Roman Komorovsky

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BACKGROUND Few data regarding inter-relations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and compliance are available. The aim of present study was to assess which aspects of HRQoL might predict patients' behavioral compliance to medical suggestions and whether questionnaires might be useful for patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. METHODS(More)
W e have previously shown that carotid disease is associated with adverse outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The prognostic impact of the sonographic characteristics of carotid plaques, however, remains unclear. The purpose of the present prospective study was to evaluate the relation between ultrasonographic tissue characteristics of(More)
BACKGROUND Statins prevent recurrent ischemic coronary events after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and improve cardiovascular outcome of patients with peripheral artery disease. AIM We sought to evaluate the interrelationship between statin use, phenotype of carotid plaques as assessed by ultrasound, and outcome of patients with ACS and concomitant carotid(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the determinants of mortality in a large group of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy who are treated medically and the impact of the extent of viable tissue on prognosis. BACKGROUND Whether the presence of viability drives mortality in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy who are treated medically and(More)
Carotid disease is a common finding in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and its presence is associated with worse clinical outcomes. Intima-media thickness provides incremental value over traditional risk factors in predicting cardiovascular events; however, it does not predict the absence of CAD or its extent and severity. The presence of(More)
The present prospective observational study was conducted in 323 consecutive patients with acute coronary syndrome, 101 (31%) of whom were diagnosed with carotid arterial narrowing by ultrasonography. At follow-up, patients with carotid disease had a greater incidence of cardiovascular events than did those with normal carotid arteries. Outcomes of patients(More)
Figure 1. A, B. Doppler echocardiographic images obtained on admission and C. after treatment during follow-up. A. apical four-chamber view showing a pericardial mass (arrows) adjacent to the left ventricle; B. normal transmitral pulsed-wave Doppler flow-pattern demonstrating no evidence of pericardial constriction; C. normal apical four-chamber view(More)
The present study evaluated the association among sonographic characteristics of carotid plaques, angiographic morphology of coronary lesions, and outcomes of patients who had acute coronary syndromes. In treatment-stratified Cox's proportional hazards regression analysis, hard carotid plaques and coronary lesions of complex morphology were found to be(More)
A 57-year-old woman presented with systemic inflammatory response syndrome manifesting as highgrade fever over the past 2 months, unexplained fatigue, malaise, weight loss, night sweats, diffuse nonspecific arthralgias and myalgias. The patient had a history of hypertension for 2 years. The physical examination, with a focus on pulse assessment, bruit(More)
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