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Cardiovascular risk stratification and new serum lipid target levels

Cardiovascular risk stratification and new serum lipid target levels

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries and their prevention is one of the cornerstones of today’s preventive medicine...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Statin intolerance – finding practical solutions

Statin intolerance – finding practical solutions

Statins significantly reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, nevertheless, adequate use of statins to reach LDL-cholesterol target values may be limited by adverse...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
What should not be done and why – cardiovascular prevention in the light of the latest recommendations

What should not be done and why – cardiovascular prevention in the light of the latest recommendations

Last guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemia show us a new concept of rationalization of the diagnostic process, treatment and follow-up of our patients. In the new...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Ularitide in the treatment of acute heart failure decompensation – results of the TRUE-AHF trial

Ularitide in the treatment of acute heart failure decompensation – results of the TRUE-AHF trial

The primary hypothesis of the study was that ventricular distension during acute heart failure leads to myocardial injury, which would explain why such episodes of acute...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Infective Endocarditis

Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an inflammatory heart disease which affects the endocardium, as well as artificial prosthetic materials within the heart cavities. The disease remains...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation and direct anticoagulants

Catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation and direct anticoagulants

Direct anticoagulants (blockers of factor II or factor Xa) have become a routine part of clinical practice and have replaced coumarine blockers (warfarin) in many indications...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Thirty years of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibition in chronic heart failure

Thirty years of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibition in chronic heart failure

The paper presents a historical overview of mortality trials on angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibition in patients with chronic heart failure. From the CONSENSUS trial up to...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
SGLT2 inhibitors (gliflozins) antidiabetics, antihypertensives or drugs for heart failure?

SGLT2 inhibitors (gliflozins) antidiabetics, antihypertensives or drugs for heart failure?

SGLT2 inhibitors –  gliflozins were introduced into clinical practice as oral antidiabetics, acting by increased glucose excretion in urine using the blockade of the SGLT2...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Educational activities of nurses in patients after myocardial infarction – a review

Educational activities of nurses in patients after myocardial infarction – a review

Introduction: In recent years the basis of coronary heart disease prevention shifts from medical treatment to preventive non-pharmacological interventions. Education of patients...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 3/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Hypertension and ischaemic heart disease – dangerous siblings

Hypertension and ischaemic heart disease – dangerous siblings

Epidemiological studies suggest a strong association between hypertension and ischaemic heart disease (IHD), and hypertension is a major independent risk factor for the...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 2/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
 

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