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  Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine

Case report
Clinical significance of local myocardial viability in patients with severe ischemic heart failure
In coronary patients, the ischemic or scared myocardium may be the primary cause of mitral valve incompetence
due to papillary muscle dysfunction and/or distortion. The estimation of the link between myocardial viability in a segment of the papillary.
doi:10.2478/semcard-2014-0001
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Original paper
Delayed diagnosis of Boerhaave syndrome
Pranas Šerpytis, Rima Balčitytė, Vytautas Jovaišas, Rasa Kugienė, Birutė Abraitienė, Giedrius Navickas, Arūnas Samuilis
Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine 2009; 15: 2
Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine 2014; 20:5-9
doi:10.2478/semcard-2014-0002
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Original paper
Surgical alternative – the closure of heart septal defects via less invasive approaches
A retrospective evaluation of patients operated on during the period from 1998 to 2004 for atrial or ventricular septal defects through a limited approach was performed.
172 patients underwent ASD surgical closure through limited approaches: partial median sternotomy, right anterolateral minithoracotomy and right posterolateral minithoracotomy.
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Evaluation of the impact of coronary artery bypass grafting surgery on soluble markers of endothelial activation, vascular and intercellular adhesion molecules
Cardiac operations using cardiopulmonary bypass are associated with the release of cytokines, the activation of the coagulation cascade and endothelial cells. We evaluated the
impact of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery on endothelial activation measuring levels of soluble intercellular and vascular adhesion molecules (sICAM-1 and sVCAM-1).
doi:10.2478/semcard-2014-0002
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Original paper
“Off-label use” of the tele-ECG event recorder for the detection of ST-abnormalities
Tele-ECG event recorders help classifying symptomatic rhythm disturbances. The ST-segment analysis was not a focus of these devices. Early diagnosis of ST-segment abnormalities in
the home environment in patients at risk is important. The aim of this pilot study was to describe the potential ST-segment analysis of the tele-ECG compared to the standard 12-lead ECG.
Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine 2014; 20:5-9
doi:10.2478/semcard-2014-0002
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