Věra Adámková

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OBJECTIVE To assess trends in blood pressure (BP) levels, prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension in the Czech population from 1985 to 2000/01. DESIGN Five independent cross-sectional population surveys conducted in 1985, 1988, 1992, 1997/98, and 2000/01. SETTING Six, mostly rural, districts of the Czech Republic (Praha-východ, Benesov,(More)
Animal studies (on transgenic and knock-out mice) and human association analysis assessed the importance of APOAV gene for plasma triglyceride determination. New APOAV missense variants (Val153 --> Met and Cys185 --> Gly) have been detected recently. We have analyzed these variants in 83 unrelated patients with extreme lipid parameters (triglycerides of(More)
The importance of an APOAV gene for plasma triglyceride level determination has been shown on transgenic and knockout mice. We examined whether APOAV variants are associated with plasma triglyceride levels and risk of myocardial infarction (MI). We have evaluated the influence of APOAV polymorphisms (T-1131>C and S19>W) on plasma triglycerides in 1191 males(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess longitudinal trends in major CV risk factors in a representative population sample of the Czech Republic. METHODS Three cross-sectional surveys of CV risk factors were conducted within the WHO MONICA project in six Czech districts in 1985 (n=2570), 1988 (n=2768), and 1992 (n=2343). In 1997/98, 2000/01, and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the role of secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2)-IIA in cardiovascular disease. BACKGROUND Higher circulating levels of sPLA2-IIA mass or sPLA2 enzyme activity have been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. However, it is not clear if this association is causal. A recent phase III clinical(More)
Statin-associated myopathy (SAM) represents a broad spectrum of disorders from insignificant myalgia to fatal rhabdomyolysis. Its frequency ranges from 1-5 % in clinical trials to 15-20 % in everyday clinical practice. To a large extent, these variations can be explained by the definition used. Thus, we propose a scoring system to classify statin-induced(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking as a major risk factor for development of cancer and cardiovascular disease is thought to be partially genetically determined. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism in angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and smoking status and the number of cigarettes smoked(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess longitudinal trends in cardiovascular mortality and population mean blood pressure, prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in a representative Czech population sample from 1985 to 2007/2008. METHODS Source data on mortality rates were provided by the Czech Statistical Office and further processed by the(More)
Hypertension is an easily diagnosed and eminently modifiable risk factor for the development of all clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis. Despite the availability of a simple, non-invasive, and rather accurate method of measuring blood pressure (BP), and overwhelming evidence that reducing BP effectively prevents cardiovascular events, hypertension at(More)
AIM Up to 20% of pregnancies end in the first trimester by spontaneous abortion but the cause of a large proportion remains unexplained. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of two common variants (rs1801133, C677T and rs1801131, A1298C) within the MTHFR gene in the genetic determination of spontaneous abortions. METHODS DNA from 464 tissue(More)