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Antiarrhythmic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation

Antiarrhythmic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation

The aim of antiarrhythmic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation is mainly to improve symptoms by heart rate and rhythm control. Rate control is often sufficient. Compared...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Upstream therapy, what's new?

Upstream therapy, what's new?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and is associated with high morbidity and mortality and poor quality of life. Remodelling of the atrial substrate begins...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Role of intracardiac echocardiography in catheter ablation of heart rhythm disturbances

Role of intracardiac echocardiography in catheter ablation of heart rhythm disturbances

Catheter ablation is an established method of heart rhythm disturbances treatment. With an increasing number of ablations, it is imperative to further minimise the risks and...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
A modern view of electric cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

A modern view of electric cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

This article provides an overview of the practical issues of electric cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Direct current cardioversion is an effective method of converting...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Sudden cardiac death and its diagnostics

Sudden cardiac death and its diagnostics

Sudden death is defined as death that has occurred suddenly, unexpectedly and within one hour of symptoms. According to aetiology, we distinguish between non-cardiac death and...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
Myocardial ischaemia and infarction in intraventricular conduction malfunctions on ECG

Myocardial ischaemia and infarction in intraventricular conduction malfunctions on ECG

Malfunction of the electrical conduction system of the heart can make it difficult or impossible to recognise ischaemia or myocardial infarction. The most problematic ones are...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
The importance of new parameters of contractility and stroke work in evaluation of heart function and prognosis

The importance of new parameters of contractility and stroke work in evaluation of heart function and prognosis

Heart function evaluation is a key element in predicting heart disease prognosis. However, in vivo cardiac function assessment is influenced by many factors, and therefore there...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Current fixed antihypertensive two-drug combinations in Slovakia

Current fixed antihypertensive two-drug combinations in Slovakia

Arterial hypertension is the cause and consequence of functional disability (endothelial dysfunction) and of structural organ and vascular injury (multiple organ multiple...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Modern pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Modern pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Type 2 diabetes mellitus presents a serious health problem with an increasing prevalence and incidence of chronic complications. New recommendations emphasise a personalised...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Paediatric cardiology Cardiac surgery Cardiology
Quality of life in patients with long-term mechanical heart support

Quality of life in patients with long-term mechanical heart support

Introduction: Long-term mechanical heart support is the last stage of chronic heart failure treatment. The aim of the research was to evaluate how to what extent long-term...

Full article   Cardiology Review Issue: 4/2017

Specialization: Cardiology Cardiac surgery Paediatric cardiology
 

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