The results of pilot research “NIKA” among intellectuals with hypodynamia.

During June - August 2008 1600 workers of Russian joint-stock company Northwest Bank of Sberbank in age from 20 up to 65 years were examined. Polling on authorized questionnaire, blood intake for biochemical and genetic researches, blood intake and conservation for cytokine level definition have been performed. The definition of glucose, lipoprotein of high density, triglyceride levels, structural polymorphism of renin-angiotensin cascade's gene identification ( I/D gene polymorphism of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), G/A gene polymorphism of angiotensinogen, А1166С gene polymorphism of angiotensin II receptor and e2, e3, e4- gene polymorphism of apolipoprotein Е have been carried out as well.



The European Respiratory Society has published “Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” as part of its ERS Monograph book series. Ferran Barbé and Jean-Louis Pépin, the book’s editors, have brought together expert authors from around the globe to provide an update on all aspects of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The disease is considered from four different perspectives – pathogenesis, at-risk populations, clinical scenarios, and treatment and management – providing the reader with a concise overview of OSA in comprehensive and up-to-date chapters. This book will prove a useful reference for pulmonologists and other specialists concerned with the management of this disease, and may help stimulate further research initiatives.

“Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” is available online at – ERS members can access content for free. Visit to order your print copy.


Title - National Investigation of Cardiovascular Complications in мetaAbolic syndrome

Brief Title - NICA


Cross-sectional observational study



Principal Investigator -  Shlyakhto EV

On October 5-7, 2010 the Russian National Cardiological Congress was held in Moscow. Within congress’s framework traditional discussion of last news in cardio-vascular diseases area and representation of “The national recommendations” took place. E. V. Shlahto, the director of Almazov centre, represented “Russian recommendations on Heart Failure” on final session.





In April 26-27 2010 Joint symposiums of Almazov Federal Medical Center and German "Institute of human diet" (DIfE – Duetsches Institut fur Ernahrungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrucke) on methods of estimation of factors, defining way of life, in population studies.