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Introduction.  Recent data show that 1/5 of patients with chest pain in the emergency room (ER) have an acute coronary syndrome that requires admission and treatment. Current guidelines have endorsed the HEART score for admission, observation or discharge in individual patients. We aimed to assess performance of the HEART score at the Universi...

By Bojan Stanetić, Nenad Jaćimović, Šemsudin Porčić

01.12.2020. Reviews Advances
Vitamin D and atherosclerosis

Cardiovascular diseases rank first on the mortality list globally or 31%. The basic measure of prevention in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization is a change in risk lifestyle in terms of diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol consumption. Vitamin D was previously recognized as a regulator of calcium and phosph...

By Olivera Rašević, Maida Mulić, Maja Vuković

01.12.2020. Original Scientific Article Advances
The importance of physical activity in diabetes

Introduction. Obesity is becoming a global urgent issue that is considered a health problem in developed and developing countries. Obesity is a major risk factor for many non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2), hypertension, coronary heart disease, or certain types of cancer. Physical activity is c...

By Miloš Purković, Danka Vukašinović, Una Radak

31.12.2019. For Practice Advances
Public health significance of atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide. Recently, mortality and morbidity from CVD have shown a trend in its occurrence in earlier years, while these diseases have been associated with older age until recently. In developed countries, mortality from diseases caused by atherosclerosis has decreased over the la...

By Vesna Lazić, Biljana Mijović, Miloš Maksimović

There is a daily increase in the number of patients with malignant diseases, but with the advances in modern oncology research, the number of survivors treated with malignant diseases is becoming larger and larger. The survival rate after completing oncology therapy is increasing on a daily basis, so that malignant diseases belonging to the categor...

By Srđan Popović

Chronic non-communicable diseases are diseases that arise as a response of the human body to a number of factors, the most important of which are ecological and socio-economic factors. According to the World Health Organization, their classification is based on mortality and morbidity statistics. The top four leading causes of death are as follows:...


Introduction. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the study is to determine the frequency of certain metabolic syndrome components by applying International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria prior to and after diagnosing ischemic heart disease. Met...

By Žana Pećanac, Kosana Stanetić, Ljubomir Šormaz

Uvod. Poremećaji funkcije desnog srca su prediktori loše prognoze kodpacijenata na programu hronične hemodijalize (HD). U ovoj studiji ispitivanaje validnost ehokardiografije u procjeni sistolne i dijastolne funkcije desnekomore kod pacijenata na HD.Metode. Istraživanjem je obuhvaćeno 30 pacijenata (55±11 godina) na hroničnojHD kojima...

By Tamara Kovačević-Preradović, Bosiljka Vujisić-Tešić, Milan Preradović

01.12.2013. Reviews Advances
Kidney and hypertension

Whether hypertension is the cause or effect of kidney disease is the long lasting question which has tobe discussed in future. Together these two diseases have become epidemics in present society and areassociated with the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Over the last several decades multipleclinical, experimental and genetic studies hav...

By Dijana Jovanović