Articolele autorului Ruxandra Jurcut
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Different Patterns of Adaptation of the Right Ventricle to Pressure Overload: A Comparison between Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Stenosis
Accuracy of Handheld Echocardiography for Bedside Diagnostic Evaluation in a Tertiary Cardiology Center: Comparison with Standard Echocardiography
Left atrial dysfunction as a correlate of heart failure symptoms in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Acute Radiation Effects on Cardiac Function Detected By Strain Rate Imaging in Breast Cancer Patients
Atherothrombosis in two vascular territories in a young woman: importance of trombophilia testing
Images in cardiovascular medicine: Primary cardiac leiomyosarcoma: when valvular disease becomes a vascular surgical emergency.
Circulating Adiponectin: Associations with Risk Factors and the Reynolds Risk Score in Women without Prior Major Cardiovascular Events

Objective: Adiponectin may play an important role in the interplay between metabolic changes and cardiovascular risks. Our aim was to establish if plasma adiponectin can be used to detect the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in women without a history of major cardiovascular events and to evaluate its correlation with the global cardiovascular risk expressed by the Reynolds risk score (RRS). Methods: 148 consecutive women without a history of cardiovascular

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Compound heterozygosity for the C677T and A1298C mutations of the MTHFR gene in a case of hyperhomocysteinemia with recurrent deep thrombosis at young age.

We report a case of a young woman with an extensive, recurrent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed by CT scan and duplex ultrasound examination. All blood investigations for etiology of recurrent DVT were normal except for serum homocysteine level, which was mildly increased. No other thrombophilic factors could be found. The three main causes of hyperhomocysteinemia are genetic defects, nutritional deficiencies and insufficient elimination. In

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Vascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis: from subclinical lesions to cardiovascular risk

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of the most prevalent and complex inflammatory diseases affecting primarily the joints, but also associating several extra-articular features. The vascular disease in RA encompasses a large spectrum of lesions, from rheumatoid vasculitis to atherosclerotic lesions. During the last years the importance of the vascular disease related to atherosclerosis in terms of cardiovascular morbidity and global mortality became

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Strain rate imaging detects early cardiac effects of pegylated liposomal Doxorubicin as adjuvant therapy in elderly patients with breast cancer

OBJECTIVE: Cardiac toxicity remains an important side effect of anthracyclines. New drug formulations (eg, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin [PL-DOX]) seem to be a successful strategy for reducing it. Changes in cardiac function induced by early chemotherapy, however, are subtle and difficult to quantitate by conventional imaging methods. Doppler myocardial imaging-based velocity, strain, and strain rate measurements have been shown to sensitively

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