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T wave peak-to-end interval is a measure of transmural dispersion of repolarization and accepted as a surrogate for increased ventricular arrhythmogenesis risk. Our findings show that ASD patients whose shunt ratio are ≥2.0 show increased risk for arrhythmias.
Our observational study demonstrated significant improvement in oxygen saturation, reduction in inflammatory markers – leukocytosis, CRP and D-dimers and 83% recovery without need for mechanical ventilation and no mortality in patients with COVID-19 with severe multilobar bilateral pneumonia and CT score 3-4 receiving tocilizumab in addition to standard treatment.
An analysis of the current situation in the Kyrgyz Republic demonstrates that the areas of concern in care system for patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the insufficient and untimely identification of cardiovascular risk factors, as well as their ineffective management due to the incomplete implementation of existing risk stratification guidelines and decision-making. This study assesses distribution of total cardiovascular risk among the population of the Kyrgyz Republic using the WHO/ISH risk scale. In addition, the distribution of the main risk factors separately is calculated, as well as the frequency of some additional CVD risk factors that are not included into the WHO/ISH evaluation scale is estimated.
In this review, we aimed to analyze recent studies concerning the role of the NT-pro-BNP in pediatric cardiac patients with pulmonary hypertension.
The cTnT/CK-MB ratio was superior to its components in predicting changes in LV function after STEMI. The cTnT/CK-MB ratio can be used in clinical practice for risk stratification and treatment optimization.
Preoperative CPET before elective CABG was feasible and safe. However, a large proportion of patients did not achieve the anaerobic threshold. Therefore, VE/VCO2 slope, OUES and HRR may be the most useful CPET variables in the preoperative period.
This study showed that normotensive non-dipper patients had inflammation as much as dipper hypertensive patients according to measurement of MPV, RDW systemic inflammation index, PLR, NLR levels.
Aorto-iliac occlusive disease (AIOD) is a common atherosclerotic disease causing significant morbidity. Transatlantic intersociety consensus for the management of peripheral arterial disease (TASC II) recommends endovascular therapy (ET) for better management of patients with lesions type A and B. With the advent of endovascular therapy, type C and D lesions management is becoming more feasible with endovascular therapy than open surgery for aorto-iliac occlusive disease. We aimed to evaluate patients with AIOD and to describe short-term outcome of endovascular treatment for such lesions.
Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is widely used as a mechanical support device. Current evidence after the IABP-SHOCK II trial is ambiguous. We evaluated the impact of IABP on hemodynamic parameters (Cardiac Output (CO), Cardiac Power Output (CPO) and Systemic Vascular Resistance (SVR)) measured at 6 and 24 hours in patients presenting with cardiogenic shock (CS) with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) amongst Asian Indians.