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Left ventricle remodeling in patients with primary aldosteronism and essential hypertension
Indra, Tomáš ; Holaj, Robert (advisor) ; Ošťádal, Petr (referee) ; Paleček, Tomáš (referee)
Myocardial damage is one of the most serious consequences of arterial hypertension. Changes in the heart structure and function develop not only due to pressure overload itself, but many other hemodynamic and neurohumoral factors contribute to their formation. Our work has compared echocardiohraphic strucutural anf functional changes of the left ventricle, caused by essential hypertension and hypertension associated with primary aldosteronism (PA) as the most common reason for secondary hypertension. The first part of our work focused on the differences in left ventricle geometry in men with PA and essential hypertension after separating it's low-renin form (where, similarly to PA, the plasma volume expansion was considered to have the dominant effect on left ventricle remodelation). In men with low-renin forms of hypertension including PA, we observed greater both endsystolic and enddiastolic diameter of the left ventricle, lower relative wall thickness and more frequent eccentric type of hypertrophy when compared to essential hypertensives with normal renin levels. Whereas left ventricle cavity diameters were positively correlated to aldosterone levels, wall thicknesses were associated mainly with hypertension severity expressed as an average 24hour blood pressure and number of antihypertensives....
Echocardiographic interactive atlas of basic cardiovascular diseases
Hrušková, Jana ; Kolář, Radim (referee) ; Orban, Marek (advisor)
Master´s thesis „Echocardiographic interactive atlas of basic cardiovascular diseases“, deals with new Biomedical cathegory – clinical engineering (which includes diagnostics and image analysis). It deals with basic learning tools for this not well known specialization.

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