Bojan Vrtovec

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Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy is associated with a reduced incidence of acute rejection episodes or allograft vasculopathy in heart transplant recipients
    B Vrtovec
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Transplant Proc 45:2406-9. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Relation of B-type natriuretic peptide level in heart failure to sudden cardiac death in patients with and without QT interval prolongation
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Am J Cardiol 111:886-90. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Effects of intracoronary CD34+ stem cell transplantation in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients: 5-year follow-up
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, MC SI 1000, Slovenia
    Circ Res 112:165-73. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Atorvastatin therapy may reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in patients with advanced chronic heart failure
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 14:140-4. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of transendocardial and intracoronary CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center B V, G P, Department of Nuclear Medicine L L, A s, and Department of Hematology M S, P C, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia D D Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX G T A Stanford Cardiovascular Institute F H, J C W and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology B V, F H, J C W, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Circulation 128:S42-9. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Effects of intracoronary stem cell transplantation in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 17:272-81. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Intracoronary transplantation of CD34(+) cells is associated with improved myocardial perfusion in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Luka Lezaic
    Department for Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre UMC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 21:145-52. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Effects of transendocardial CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Gregor Poglajen
    From the Department of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center G P, G Z, B V, Department of Hematology M S, P C, and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery I K, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia M C and Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA F H, J C W, B V
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 7:552-9. 2014
  9. doi request reprint The presence of electromechanical mismatch in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with ventricular repolarization instability
    Ursa Mikuz
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 20:891-8. 2014
  10. pmc Stem cell therapy in patients with heart failure
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 9:6-10. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor therapy is associated with a reduced incidence of acute rejection episodes or allograft vasculopathy in heart transplant recipients
    B Vrtovec
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Transplant Proc 45:2406-9. 2013
    ..We evaluated the potential effects of granulocyte colony-simulating factor (G- CSF) on the incidence of rejection and allograft vasculopathy in heart transplant recipients...
  2. doi request reprint Relation of B-type natriuretic peptide level in heart failure to sudden cardiac death in patients with and without QT interval prolongation
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Am J Cardiol 111:886-90. 2013
    ..006), but BNP increase was not (p = 0.32). In conclusion, a BNP increase in patients with HF was associated with an increased risk of SCD only in patients with QTc interval prolongation...
  3. doi request reprint Effects of intracoronary CD34+ stem cell transplantation in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients: 5-year follow-up
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, MC SI 1000, Slovenia
    Circ Res 112:165-73. 2013
    ..CD34+ transplantation in dilated cardiomyopathy was associated with short-term improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction and exercise tolerance...
  4. doi request reprint Atorvastatin therapy may reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in patients with advanced chronic heart failure
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 14:140-4. 2008
    ..We sought to prospectively investigate a relation between atorvastatin therapy and SCD in patients with advanced chronic heart failure...
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of transendocardial and intracoronary CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center B V, G P, Department of Nuclear Medicine L L, A s, and Department of Hematology M S, P C, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia D D Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX G T A Stanford Cardiovascular Institute F H, J C W and Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology B V, F H, J C W, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Circulation 128:S42-9. 2013
    ..In an open-label blinded study, we compared intracoronary and transendocardial CD34(+) cell transplantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of intracoronary stem cell transplantation in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Zaloska 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 17:272-81. 2011
    ..We investigated clinical effects of intracoronary transplantation of CD34+ cells in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  7. doi request reprint Intracoronary transplantation of CD34(+) cells is associated with improved myocardial perfusion in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Luka Lezaic
    Department for Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre UMC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 21:145-52. 2015
    ..We investigated the effects of intracoronary transplantation of CD34(+) cells on myocardial perfusion in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  8. doi request reprint Effects of transendocardial CD34+ cell transplantation in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Gregor Poglajen
    From the Department of Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center G P, G Z, B V, Department of Hematology M S, P C, and Department of Cardiovascular Surgery I K, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia National Blood Transfusion Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia M C and Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA F H, J C W, B V
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 7:552-9. 2014
    ..We investigated the effects of transendocardial CD34(+) cell transplantation in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy...
  9. doi request reprint The presence of electromechanical mismatch in nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy is associated with ventricular repolarization instability
    Ursa Mikuz
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Department of Cardiology, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 20:891-8. 2014
    ..We analyzed electromechanical mismatch (EMM) and its relationship to ventricular repolarization in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  10. pmc Stem cell therapy in patients with heart failure
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J 9:6-10. 2013
    ..For these patients, stem cell therapies are being investigated as a safe treatment strategy for decreasing cardiac remodelling on top of conventional medical and device treatment...
  11. doi request reprint Diabetes does not affect ventricular repolarization and sudden cardiac death risk in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Advanced Heart Failure Center, Department of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:S146-50. 2009
    ..We studied the effects of diabetes on ventricular repolarization parameters and sudden cardiac death in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  12. doi request reprint Right ventricular dysfunction predicts poor outcome following hemodynamically compromising rejection
    Francois Haddad
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94305 5406, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 28:312-9. 2009
    ..Right ventricular (RV) function is a strong predictor of outcome in patients with heart failure and myocarditis. The objective of the current study is to determine whether RV dysfunction predicts event-free survival in patients with HCR...
  13. doi request reprint Septal curvature is marker of hemodynamic, anatomical, and electromechanical ventricular interdependence in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
    Francois Haddad
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California
    Echocardiography 31:699-707. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the factors independently associated with septal curvature in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)...
  14. doi request reprint The effects of levosimendan on renal function early after heart transplantation: results from a pilot randomized trial
    Ivan Knezevic
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, UMC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Clin Transplant 28:1105-11. 2014
    ..We evaluated the effects of a levosimendan (LS)-based strategy compared with standard inotropic therapy on renal function in heart transplantation...
  15. doi request reprint The concept of ventricular reserve in heart failure and pulmonary hypertension: an old metric that brings us one step closer in our quest for prediction
    Francois Haddad
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Falk Cardiovascular Research Center, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 26:123-31. 2011
    ..Ventricular reserve is the term used to describe the extent of increase or change in ventricular function that occurs during exercise or pharmacological stress (typically with dobutamine)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Levosimendan improves renal function in patients with advanced chronic heart failure awaiting cardiac transplantation
    Gregor Zemljic
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Division of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 13:417-21. 2007
    ..Long-term impact of levosimendan on renal function remains undefined. Prospectively, we evaluated effects of levosimendan on renal function in patients with advanced chronic heart failure awaiting cardiac transplantation...
  17. doi request reprint Use of a totally artificial heart for a complex postinfarction ventricular septal defect
    Ivan Knezevic
    Department for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Ljubljana
    Heart Surg Forum 16:E155-7. 2013
    ..Implantation of a CardioWest Total Artificial Heart (SynCardia Systems) allowed for immediate hemodynamic stabilization and served as a bridge to transplantation. ..
  18. doi request reprint Trimetazidine shortens QTc interval in patients with ischemic heart failure
    Gregor Zemljic
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Center, Division of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 15:31-6. 2010
    ..We analyzed the effects of trimetazidine on QTc interval in patients with ischemic heart failure...
  19. doi request reprint Pulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced heart failure is associated with increased levels of interleukin-6
    Jure Dolenc
    Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Biomarkers 19:385-90. 2014
    ..Inflammatory, endothelial and neurohormonal biomarkers are involved in heart failure (HF) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) pathogenesis...
  20. doi request reprint Pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease: characteristics, emerging concepts, and treatment strategies
    Francois Haddad
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 54:154-67. 2011
    ..Unloading the left ventricle with circulatory support may also reverse severe PH in patients with end-stage heart failure allowing candidacy to heart transplantation...
  21. doi request reprint Mitral regurgitation and axial flow left ventricular assist device: a computer simulation study
    Matija Jelenc
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    ASAIO J 59:405-9. 2013
    ..According to the computer model, LVAD support decreases mitral regurgitation. Furthermore, regurgitant volume has a smaller impact on the right ventricular afterload when compared with a heart without LVAD support. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Atorvastatin therapy increases heart rate variability, decreases QT variability, and shortens QTc interval duration in patients with advanced chronic heart failure
    Bojan Vrtovec
    Division of Cardiology, Ljubljana University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    J Card Fail 11:684-90. 2005
    ..Although statins decrease the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with atherosclerotic heart disease, their potential antiarrhythmic effects in heart failure remain undefined...