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BACKGROUND Despite the fact that assessment of right ventricular longitudinal strain (RVLS) carries important implications for patient diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, its implementation in clinical settings has been hampered by the limited reference values and the lack of uniformity in software, method, and definition used for measuring RVLS.(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to evaluate visit-to-visit blood pressure variability (BPV) and the association of this parameter with cardiovascular risk determinants, according to the SEPHAR II survey. METHODS Following a selection based on the multi-stratified proportional sampling procedure, a total of 1975 subjects who gave informed consent(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the predictive value of new cardiovascular (CV) risk factors for CV risk assessment in the adult Romanian hypertensive (HT) population. METHODS Hypertensive adults aged between 40-65 years of age, identified in national representative SEPHAR II survey were evaluated by anthropometric, BP and arterial stiffness measurements: aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the most important cause of mortality worldwide. Although the awareness of cardiovascular risk factors and IHD in women has increased over the last decades, mortality rates are still higher in women than in men. Among traditional cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension is associated with a greater risk for IHD in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate arterial stiffness in hypertensive patients and to identify predictors of increased arterial stiffness. DESIGN AND METHOD 798 hypertensives identifyed in SEPHAR II survey (mean age 51.46 ± 5.82 years; 48.1% females) were evaluated by a study questionnaire, blood pressure and antropometric measurements and laboratory work-up. Studied(More)
Valvular disease is a frequent cardiac pathology leading to heart failure and, ultimately, death. Mitral regurgitation, defined as the inability of the two mitral leaflets to coapt, is a common valvular disease and a self sustained pathology. A better understanding of the mitral valve histological layers provides a better understanding of the leaflet and(More)
1”Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Clinical Emergency Hospital Bucharest, Cardiology Department, Bucharest, Romania 2Clinical Emergency Hospital, Cardiology Department, Bucharest, Romania 3“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy – University Emergency Hospital, Cardiology Department, Bucharest, Romania 4Clinical Emergency(More)
Secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) is more frequent, portends a worse prognosis and its diagnostic and management are more difficult in comparison with primary MR. The mechanism of secondary MR is linked to the left ventricle remodeling, while the valve morphology is normal. Surgical treatment of severe secondary MR consists either in mitral valve(More)
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