Zsófia Lenkey

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BACKGROUND The importance of measuring aortic pulse wave velocity (PWVao), aortic augmentation index (Aix) and central systolic blood pressure (SBPao) has been shown under different clinical conditions; however, information on these parameters is hard to obtain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of a new, easily applicable oscillometric(More)
OBJECTIVES We measured and compared serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), and L-arginine levels in patients undergoing coronary artery revascularization. METHODS Two groups of patients with coronary artery disease were subjected to coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB; n = 20)(More)
OBJECTIVE The measurement of aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV(ao)) is an accepted marker in stratifying individual cardiovascular risk in adults. There is an increasing volume of evidence concerning impaired vascular function in different diseases in paediatric populations, but, unfortunately, only a few studies are available on the measurement of normal(More)
OBJECTIVES Internal organ involvement reduces the life expectancy of SSc patients. Cardiopulmonary manifestations are currently the primary cause of death. We aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to define more precise effect estimates of different cardiopulmonary manifestations and to verify trends in the mortality of SSc. METHODS A(More)
Raising the maintenance dose of clopidogrel to 150 mg enhances platelet inhibition (PI) in patients with elevated platelet reactivity (EPR); however, large differences were observed between individuals in the extent of this benefit. We aimed to find clinical and platelet function variables that might predict the response to 150 mg clopidogrel in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The appearance of post-operative cognitive dysfunction as a result of open heart surgery has been proven by several studies. Focal and/or sporadic neuron damage emerging in the central nervous system may not only appear as cognitive dysfunction, but might strongly influence features of physiological tremor. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial stiffness parameters are commonly used to determine the development of atherosclerotic disease. The independent predictive value of aortic stiffness has been demonstrated for coronary events. HYPOTHESIS The aim of our study was to compare regional and local arterial functional parameters measured by 2 different noninvasive methods in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the effect of single-bout exercise on aortic stiffness parameters in young basketball players. METHOD AND RESULTS A total of 108 young male subjects (mean age 14.2 ± 3.4 years) were enrolled into the study. Simultaneous measure- ment of aortic pulse wave velocity (PWVao) and augmentation index (Alxao) were performed(More)
PURPOSE To test whether signal intensity percent infarct mapping (SI-PIM) accurately determines the size of myocardial infarct (MI) regardless of infarct age. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five swine with reperfused MI underwent 1.5T late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after bolus injection of 0.2 mmol/kg Gd(DTPA) on days 2-62(More)
To study the feasibility of a myocardial infarct (MI) quantification method [signal intensity-based percent infarct mapping (SI-PIM)] that is able to evaluate not only the size, but also the density distribution of the MI. In 14 male swine, MI was generated by 90 min of closed-chest balloon occlusion followed by reperfusion. Seven (n = 7) or 56 (n = 7) days(More)