Asanin R Milika

Asanin R Milika
Klinički centar Srbije | CCS · Cardiology Clinic

Associate professor

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January 2005 - present
Klinički centar Srbije
Education
May 2009
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Cardiology
December 1985
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (110)
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Pulmonary thromboembolism is a very common cardiovascular disease, with a high mortality rate. Despite the clear guidelines, this disease still represents a great challenge both in diagnosis and treatment. The heterogeneous clinical picture, often without pathognomonic signs and symptoms, represents a huge differential diagnostic problem even for e...
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Pulmonary thromboembolism is a very common cardiovascular disease, with a still high mortality rate. Despite the clear guidelines, this disease still represents a great challenge both in diagnosis and treatment. Heterogeneous clinical picture, often without pathognomonic signs and symptoms, represents a huge differential diagnostic problem even for...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to numerous negative implications for all aspects of society. Although COVID-19 is a predominant lung disease, in 10-30% of cases, it is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). The presence of myocardial injury in COVID-19 patients occurs with a frequency between 7-36%. There is growing evidence of the incidence...
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Objective: To analyze the incidence and the prognostic impact of complete AV block on in-hospital and 6-year mortality in STEMI patients treated with pPCI. Method: Study included 3044 consecutive STEMI patients. Results: Complete AV block was registered only at admission in 144 (4.73%) patients; 125 (86.8%) patients with complete AV block had infer...
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Cardiomyopathies (CM) are a heterogeneous group of diseases of various etiologies that lead to morphological and functional damage to the heart. Throughout history, there have been numerous attempts to classify them, and the latest division of the European Society of Cardiology (2008) has classified all CM into four basic phenotypes: dilated CM, hy...
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Numerous published papers are investigating the utility of biomarkers in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) diagnosis, treatment, and outcome prediction. This chapter will summarize our current knowledge about biomarkers associated with alveolar epithelial cell damage and dysfunction (Krebs von den Lungen, surfactant proteins, the mucin MUC5B, CA...
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Objective: In this study, we aimed to examine the prognostic impact of decreased kidney function at admission on the occurrence of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Methods: The study enrolled 3,115 consecutive patients wi...
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Perinatal asphyxia (PA) is a condition characterized by a gas exchange disorder due to a lack of blood flow or gas exchange, with potential multiorgan dysfunction. Our study aimed to determine the correlation between biochemical markers and echocardiography findings in a group of asphyxiated newborns. The prospective cohort study included 120 neona...
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Aims Previous studies indicated that a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery is linked to higher mortality mainly in the acute setting in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Our aim was to assess the temporal distribution of mortality risk associated with non-culprit CTO over years after STEMI. Methods...
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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) represents a cluster of metabolic disorders that arise from insulin resistance (IR) and adipose tissue dysfunction. As a consequence, there is an increased risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). MetS is associated with a 2-fold increase in cardiovascular outcomes. Earlier popula...
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Background and aims: An increasing proportion of women believe that smoking few cigarettes daily substantially reduces their risk of developing cardiovascular (CV) related disorders. The effect of low intensity smoking is still largely understudied. We investigated the relation among sex, age, cigarette smoking and ST segment elevation myocardial...
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Mortality decline in women to a lesser extent than in men with coronary artery disease (CAD) has provoked a bigger interest in some already existing dilemmas and questions. Many studies carried out in the past three decades have remained without precise answers and with many challenges in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of CAD in w...
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In December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, in China, the first cases of infection caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 virus appeared, and later on, the disease caused by this virus was named COVID-19. Shortly after this, on March 11 th , 2020, the WHO characterized COVID-19 as a global pandemic. The symptoms of COVID-19 and acute cardiovascular disorders (e.g...
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The COVID-19 pandemic represents one of the most serious public health threats that our world has faced in recent history. Clinical laboratories play a significant role in the global fight against this pandemic. This paper is based on the experiences of the Center for Medical Biochemistry of the University Clinical Center of Serbia. Using mixed met...
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Right ventricular function has long been neglected by heart failure specialists. We have now learnt that it is strongly associated with morbidity and mortality in all patients with heart failure, regardless of the degree of left ventricular dysfunction. Importantly, right ventricular function is tightly linked with pulmonary hypertension, and only...
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Background/Aim. The pharmacoinvasive (PI) therapy is a recommended strategy in patients (pts) with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) unable to undergo timely primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI). The aim of the study was to find out the cohorts of pts who are not treated by any reperfusion therapy (RT) as well to determine th...
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Aims: Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on non-thromboembolic outcomes in atrial fibrillation (AF) is insufficiently explored. This prospective cohort study of AF patients aimed (i) to analyse the association between T2DM and heart failure (HF) events (including new-onset HF), and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, (ii) to assess the...
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Aims: This study aimed to assess age- and sex-related differences in management and 1-year risk for all-cause mortality and hospitalization in chronic heart failure (HF) patients. Methods and results: Of 16 354 patients included in the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry, 9428 chronic HF patients were analysed [median...
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Background/aim: The RISK-PCI is a simple score for the prediction of 30-day major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and mortality in patients treated with primary PCI (pPCI). The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prognostic performance of the RISK-PCI score in predicting MACE and mortality in the long-term follow-up of STEMI patients...
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Objective: There are no data about the prevalence of silent coronary artery disease in asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis patients with normal exercise testing. Importantly, unmasking significant coronary artery disease in patients with aortic stenosis could influence the choice/timing of treatment in these patients. Method: Exercise testing wa...
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Background: Hyperglycemia has detrimental effect on ischemic myocardium, but the impact of acute hyperglycemia on the myocardium in asymptomatic diabetic patients has not been fully elucidated. Thus, this follow-up study was aimed to investigate the effects and reversibility of acute hyperglycemia on regional contractile function of left ventricle...
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Background: A significant proportion of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have multivessel coronary artery disease (MVD), and they are at high risk for recurrent cardiac events. The aim of the present study was to analyze the impact of MVD on long-term cardiovascular mortality in STEMI patients treated with primary pe...
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Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of heart muscle diseases and an important cause of heart failure (HF). Current knowledge on incidence, pathophysiology and natural history of HF in cardiomyopathies is limited, and distinct features of their therapeutic responses have not been systematically addressed. Therefore, this position paper focuse...
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Background: ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)complicated by symptoms of acute heart failure (HF) is associated withexcess mortality. Yet the relative contribution of sex to the development of acute HF and its related outcomes remains controversial. We aimed to compare the incidence and outcomes of patients with HF during index admi...
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Background We hypothesized that female sex is a treatment effect modifier of blood flow and related 30‐day mortality after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST‐segment–elevation myocardial infarction and that the magnitude of the effect on outcomes differs depending on delay to hospital presentation. Methods and Results We ident...
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Data S1. Supplemental methods. Table S1. Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Primary PCI Within 12 Hours From Symptoms Onset and Excluded From the Analysis Table S2. General Logistic Regression and Regression Coefficients in the Propensity Score Model in the Overall Study Population of Women Versus Men Table S3. Angiographic and Procedural Ch...
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Background/Aim. In the past three decades, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) was commonly regarded as a part of obesity-related glomerulopathy (ORG), a distinct entity featuring proteinuria, glomerulomegaly, progressive glomerulosclerosis, and a decline of renal function. The present study aimed to evaluate the glomerular morphometry, clini...
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Background: We assessed the prevalence of newly diagnosed prediabetes and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and their impact on long-term mortality in patients hospitalized for worsening heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Methods: We included patients hospitalized with HFrEF and New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional clas...
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Objective Intrinsic imperfections of thyroid hormone replacement therapy may affect long-term general well-being. In patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT), cognitive functioning may be affected via altered thyroid hormones action as well as by the autoimmune process. The aim of this study was to evaluate cognitive function and quality of life (Q...
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Aims: Evidence suggests an excess risk of non-thromboembolic major adverse cardiac events (MACE) associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), particularly in individuals free of overt coronary artery disease (CAD). Metabolic syndrome (MetS) increases cardiovascular risk in the general population, but less is known how it influences outcomes in AF pat...
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Background: The heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is defined as the preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) with the signs of heart failure, elevated natriuretic peptides, and either the evidence of the structural heart disease or diastolic dysfunction. The importance of this form of heart failure was increased aft...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the prognostic impact of renal dysfunction (RD) at admission in patients with preserved, moderately impaired and severely impaired left ventricular systolic function following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Methods: We included 2436 patients with STEMI treated with prim...
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Previous studies compared clinical outcomes of early versus delayed invasive strategy in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome up to 1-year follow-up, but long-term data remain scarce. Our aim was to evaluate the long-term effects of immediate invasive intervention in patients with Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NS...
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Background. Despite successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), some patients develop left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and acute heart failure (HF). Identifying patients with an increased risk of developing LVSD by means of biomarkers may help select patients requ...
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Background/Aim. The influence of lipid profile on acute myocardial infarct (AMI) is well known. On the other hand, the role of testosterone (T), as one of the possible predictive factors of AMI in men and its influence on lipid profile in men is still controversial. The aim of the study was to determine levels of T in AMI and six months after AMI i...
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Background: In addition to thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation (AF) may also predispose to major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) attributable to coronary artery disease (CAD), including myocardial infarction (MI). The 2MACE score (2 points - Metabolic syndrome and Age≥75years, 1 point - MI/revascularization, Congestive heart failure/ejection...
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Background/aim: To investigate the role of oxidative stress (OS) in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods: We compared OS burden, determined at study inclusion as plasma concentrations of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), between stable AF patients (n = 256, mean age: 62.8 ± 9.3 years; 60.9%...
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Approximately 1 in 3–4 patients presenting with an ischemic stroke will also have atrial fibrillation (AF), and AF-related strokes can be effectively prevented using oral anticoagulant therapy (OAC), either with well-controlled vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). In addition, OAC use (both VKAs and...
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Despite the application of new antiplatelet drugs (prasugrel and ticagrelor), dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin remains the standard for patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in countries of low socioeconomic status. Regardless of the proven benefits, numerous studies ha...
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Objective: In patients with risk factors or established atherothrombosis, atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a poor prognosis compared with patients without AF. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of AF in patients with lower limb amputation (LLA) and its association with cardiovascular death and adverse cardiovascular ev...
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Background: There is conflicting information about sex differences in presentation, treatment, and outcome after acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in the era of reperfusion therapy and percutaneous coronary intervention. The aim of this study was to examine presentation, acute therapy, and outcomes of men and women with ACS with special emphasis on t...
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Background/Aim: Renal function potentially has different prognostic impact in men and women with acute myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on five-year all-cause mortality in men and women with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) following ST elevation myocardia...
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Data on the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Balkan Region are limited. The Serbian AF Association (SAFA) prospectively investigated contemporary ‘real-world’ AF management in clinical practice in Albania, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia through a 14-week (December 2014-February 2015) prospective,...
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Aims: The objective of the present substudy was to examine whether aspirin poor/high responsiveness (APR/AHR) is associated with increased rates of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and serious bleeding after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Methods: We analyzed 961 consecutive ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction...
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Aortic valve replacement (AVR) therapy is an obvious choice for symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) patients as it improves symptoms, LV function and survival. The treatment decisions and indication for AVR in asymptomatic patients with severe AS and normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) are less well established and the subject of o...
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Objectives: This study aimed to assess the clinical impact of immediate versus delayed invasive intervention in patients with non-ST-segment myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). Background: Previous studies found conflicting results on the effects of earlier invasive intervention in a heterogeneous population of acute coronary syndromes without ST-se...
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Background: RISK-PCI score is a novel score for risk stratification of patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the RISK-PCI score for early risk assessment in patients with STEMI trea...
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Introduction. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the major cause ofstroke, particularly in older patients over 75 years of age. EuropeanSociety of Cardiology guidelines recommend chronic anticoagulationtherapy in patients with atrial fibrillation ifCHA2DS2-VASc score is ≥ 1 (CHA2DS2-VASc score for estimatingthe risk of stroke in patients with non-rheumati...
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Introduction: The current number of women in the reproductive phase (from 15 to 45 years) in Europe is estimated at about 105 million, with about 5 million children annually born in average. About 1% of pregnancies among women in Europe are complicated by heart disease, the risk of cardiovascular disease in pregnant women being further increased by...
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Background/Aim. The coincidence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and renal dysfunction (RD) is a strong independent predictor of adverse events in the short-term and mid-term follow-ups of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). The aim of this study was...
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Previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have produced conflicting results on the effects of early versus delayed invasive strategy in NSTE-ACS patients. To perform up to date meta-analysis on the pooled data sample comparing early versus delayed invasive strategy, and to explore potential causes for the observed high statistical heterogeneity....