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Kardiologia Polska

Jan Biegus, Robert Zymliński, Piotr Gajewski, Mateusz Sokolski, Paweł Siwołowski, Justyna Sokolska, Katarzyna Swoboda, Maciej Banasiak, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
BACKGROUND: Although lactate is a well-established marker in intensive care, our understanding of its utility in acute heart failure (AHF) is modest and is based on studies with a single measurement of the marker. AIM: Our aim was to investigate whether persistent elevation of lactate during hospitalisation is related to a higher risk of adverse events. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to assess AHF patients hospitalised in one cardiac centre...
February 14, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Beata Bobrowska, Wojciech Zasada, Renata Rajtar-Salwa, Artur Dziewierz, Dariusz Dudek
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February 11, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Mateusz Podolec, Aleksander Siniarski, Andrzej Pająk, Paweł Rostoff, Grzegorz Gajos, Jadwiga Nessler, Maria Olszowska, Michał Nowakowski, Krystyna Szafraniec, Grzegorz Kopeć
BACKGROUND: Systemic COronary Risk Estimation (SCORE) is recommended for the assessment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) death risk in individuals free of CVD. AIM: We sought to determine the association between carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cfPWV) and SCORE. METHODS: The study involved 1008 Krakow residents, a random subsample of 3424 men and 3205 women who participated in the Wave 2 of the Polish part of the HAPIEE Study (Health, Alcohol, Psychosocial factors in Eastern Europe)...
February 11, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Jan Biegus, Robert Zymliński, Mateusz Sokolski, Ewa A Jankowska, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
BACKGROUND: We believe that there is a physiological link between intracellular iron status (assessed by sTfR (soluble transferrin receptor)) and efficiency of energy production/consumption (assessed by lactate, a product of anaerobic cell metabolism), which may further impact the outcome of patients with acute heart failure (AHF). AIM: To examine if elevated lactates (>2 mmol/L) accompanied with unmet cellular iron requirements (defined by sTfR of >1.59 mg/L) identify AHF patients with an unfavourable outcome...
February 11, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Xiaolin Wang, Shilan Luo, Xiuni Gan, Chengyu He, Rongzhong Huang
BACKGROUND: Due to the myopathic adverse events of statins, safer alternatives are being studied. ETC-1002 is a novel low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering agent, currently under trial in hypercholesterolemic patients. AIM: To investigate the tolerability and efficacy of ETC-1002 in hypercholesterolemic patients through systematic review of published randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: We searched five databases for RCTs that investigated the safety and efficacy of ETC-1002 in hypercholesterolemic patients...
February 11, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Bartlomiej Perek, Katarzyna Kowalska, Michał Nowicki, Bartosz Kempisty, Matuesz Puślecki, Maurycy Jankowski, Marek Jemielity, Agnieszka Malińska
BACKGROUND: An imbalance in activity between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), particularly gelatinases, and tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) is considered as one of the mechanisms leading to aortocoronary graft failure. AIM: To assess variability of gelatinase expression in the walls of aortocoronary conduits and to check its impact on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) outcomes. METHODS: This study involved 101 consecutive patients (61 men and 40 women) who underwent CABG...
January 24, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Eugenio Picano, Tonino Bombardini, Tamara Kovačević Preradović, Lauro Cortigiani, Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Quirino Ciampi
Stress echocardiography (SE) is based on the detection of regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) mirroring a physiologically critical epicardial artery stenosis determining subendocardial underperfusion. Recently the core protocol of SE was enriched by adding left ventricular contractile reserve (LVCR) based on Force. An altered Force can be due to microvascular and/or epicardial coronary artery disease, but also to myocardial scar, necrosis and/or sub-epicardial layer disease. LVCR is calculated as the stress/rest ratio of force (systolic arterial pressure by cuff sphygmomanometer/end-systolic volume, ESV, from 2D echo)...
January 15, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Magdalena Jędrychowska, Rafał Januszek, Krzysztof Plens, Andrzej Surdacki, Stanisław Bartuś, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA) occurs more often in females. AIM: To assess the relationship between gender and clinical outcomes during follow-up in patients after MINOCA and predictors of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE). METHODS: The study consisted of 134 patients (78 females) at the mean age of 61.6 years who were diagnosed with MINOCA in our department of cardiology within the period from January 2015 to June 2018...
January 3, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Maciej T Wybraniec, Joanna Wieczorek, Iwona Woźniak-Skowerska, Seweryn Nowak, Anna Wnuk-Wojnar, Anetta Undas, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Baron, Robert Józwa, Małgorzata Pyda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2019: Kardiologia Polska
Tomasz A Tokarek, Artur Dziewierz, Danuta Sorysz, Maciej Bagienski, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Agata Krawczyk-Ożóg, Dariusz Dudek, Paweł Kleczyński
BACKGROUND: Conflicting results have been presented regarding influence of body mass index (BMI) on outcomes among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). AIMS: To investigate impact of the BMI on the clinical results after TAVI. METHODS: A total of 148 consecutive patients were categorized using baseline BMI according to World Health Organization criteria. The baseline patient characteristics, frailty, procedural and clinical outcomes with 30 days and 12-month all-cause mortality were compared between BMI categories...
December 21, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Halszka Kamińska, Bożena Werner
The accurate assessment of ventricular function is crucial in paediatric cardiology because the results affect diagnosis and clinical management. Because children with cardiovascular problems require frequent controls of those parameters, three-dimensional echocardiography may be the perfect modality to address that problem and a valuable supplement to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. In the article we review the literature in search of strongholds and limitations of quantitative three-dimensional echocardiography for its clinical use in paediatric cardiology...
December 21, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Monika Parys, Anetta Kowalczuk-Wieteska, Halina Kulik, Iwona Majchrzyk, Marian Zembala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Marek Roik, Dominik Wretowski, Andrzej Łabyk, Michał Ciurzyński, Katarzyna Kurnicka, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Szymon Pacho, Michał Potępa, Agnieszka Szramowska, Janusz Trzebicki, Marek Gołębiowski, Piotr Pruszczyk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Jan Biegus, Robert Zymliński, Mateusz Sokolski, Piotr Gajewski, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
BACKGROUND: Lactate is an end-product of anaerobic cell metabolism. Although lactate is believed to have prognostic significance in heart failure (HF), the data on the pathomechanisms that lead to lactate accumulation is scarce. AIM: We aim to determine the clinical, respiratory, biochemical and haemodynamic correlates of lactate in HF. METHODS: Patients hospitalised at one cardiac centre with a diagnosis of HF, who underwent haemodynamic monitoring, were included in the analysis...
December 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Krzysztof Smarż, Tomasz Jaxa-Chamiec, Tadeusz Bednarczyk, Bronisław Bednarz, Zbigniew Eysymontt, Michał Gałaszek, Anna Jegier, Iwona Korzeniowska-Kubacka, Artur Mamcarz, Agnieszka Mawlichanów, Ryszard Piotrowicz, Jerzy Rybicki, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Dominika Szalewska, Jadwiga Wolszakiewicz
Elektrokardiograficzny test wysiłkowy jest od kilkudziesięciu lat jednym z ważniejszych narzędzi diagnostycznych w kardiologii. Stały postęp technologiczny umożliwiający powszechne stosowanie technik obrazowych, a także pojawianie się nowych wytycznych postępowania wymagają rewizji i aktualizacji podejścia do techniki i interpretacji elektrokardiograficznego badania wysiłkowego. W niniejszym dokumencie zaprezentowano opinię ekspertów Sekcji Rehabilitacji Kardiologicznej i Fizjologii Wysiłku Polskiego Towarzystwa Kardiologicznego (SRK i FW PTK) dotyczącą techniki wykonywania i interpretacji wyników elektrokardiograficznych testów wysiłkowych u osób dorosłych...
December 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Maciej Dąbrowski, Krzysztof Kukuła, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Paweł Bekta, Mateusz Śpiewak, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Paweł Tyczyński, Michał Orczykowski, Radosław Parma, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND: Alcohol septal ablation (ASA) is an alternative to surgical treatment in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). By alcohol-induced necrosis, ASA increasing left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) diameter and decreasing LVOT pressure gradient (PG). AIMS: The purpose of the study was to assess the effect of ASA on left ventricle (LV) walls thickness and mass, left atrium (LA) size and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) level...
December 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Witold Gerber, Krzysztof Sanetra, Agnieszka Drzewiecka-Gerber, Justyna Jankowska-Sanetra, Andrzej Bochenek, Marian Zembala, Marek Cisowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Jacek Białkowski
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2019: Kardiologia Polska
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