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Kardiologia Polska

Congyin Wu, Yan Li, Juan Chen
BACKGROUND: The common drawbacks of standard cardiac rehabilitation (CR) models include low participation rate, high cost, and dependence on the on-site exercise sessions. Therefore, hybrid CR protocols have been developed. AIM: In this study, we aimed to test whether hybrid CR models are superior or equivalent to the traditional CR models in patients after myocardial infarction, heart failure, and cardiac surgery using a meta-analysis framework. METHODS: We searched Medline, Scopus, Cochrane Central, and Web of Science for relevant original studies...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Piotr Desperak, Michał Hawranek, Tomasz Hrapkowicz, Michał O Zembala, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of clinical trials comparing Multivessel Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (MV PCI) with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) population AIMS: We sought to compare long-term outcomes of MV PCI with CABG in patients with severe coronary artery disease presenting with NSTE-ACS. METHODS: 3,166 consecutive patients with NSTE-ACS hospitalised between 2006-2014 were analysed...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Roksana Kisiel, Kamil Fijorek, Tomasz Sondej, Christopher Pavlinec, Piotr Kukla, Danuta Czarnecka, Marek Jastrzębski
BACKGROUND: Mortality and morbidity in patients with cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) remain very high. Prognostic evaluation of CRT candidates might be useful for the assessment of CRT indications, directing further therapy, counseling, etc. AIM: Our goal was to investigate the prognostic value of various parameters in order to construct a risk score that could predict long-term mortality and morbidity during the initial assessment of CRT candidates. METHODS: This was a retrospective, single center, large cohort study including consecutive heart failure patients who underwent CRT device implantation...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Karolina Golińska-Grzybała, Marcin Wiecheć, Bogdan Goliński, Paweł Rostoff, Anna Furman-Niedziejko, Andrzej Gackowski, Jadwiga Nessler, Grzegorz Gajos, Ewa Konduracka
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy the cardiovascular system undergoes complex alterations; however, there have been few studies concerning pulmonary artery behaviour during gestation. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in pulmonary artery diameter (PAd) during gestation, with respect to left ventricular (LV) load and remodelling, as well as to systemic vascular resistance (SVR). METHODS: It was a prospective cohort study, which included 69 consecutive healthy outpatient women with a singleton pregnancy...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Aleksandra Piwońska, Walerian Piotrowski, Magdalena Kozela, Andrzej Pająk, Paweł Nadrowski, Krystyna Kozakiewicz, Andrzej Tykarski, Wojciech Bielecki, Aleksandra Puch-Walczak, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Wojciech Drygas
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of morbidity, the important cause of disability and premature deaths in European countries. Prevention guidelines recommend the prevention delivery by physicians during medical consultations. AIM: To evaluate the prevention support and its determinants by physicians in Poland in 2013-2014 compared to 2003-2005. METHODS: The data came from two population surveys: WOBASZ (6392 men and 7153 women, aged 20-74, screened in 2003-2005) and WOBASZ II (2751 men and 3418 women, aged 20+, screened in 2013-2014)...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Agnieszka Zienciuk-Krajka, Maciej Sterliński, Artur Filipecki, Radosław Owczuk, Jacek Bednarek, Maciej Kempa, Sławomir Sielski, Marcin Dziduszko, Przemysław Mitkowski, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Jacek Kuśnierz, Dariusz Michałkiewicz, Sebastian M Stec, Marcin Gułaj, Ryszard Majcherek, Andrzej Lubiński, Grzegorz Raczak
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy has been proven effective in prevention of sudden cardiac death (SCD), but data on outcomes for ICD therapy in the young and otherwise healthy Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) population are limited. AIMS: To collect data on appropriate and inappropriate ICD discharges, risk factors, and ICD-related complications. METHODS: All LQTS patients implanted with an ICD in 14 centres were investigated, and demographical, clinical and data on ICD therapy were collected...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Stanisław Tubek, Piotr Niewiński, Bartłomiej Paleczny, Anna Langner, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski
From the physiological point of view carotid bodies are mainly responsible for the ventilatory response to hypoxia; however, they also take part in the regulation of sympathetic tone. According to pre-clinical data these structures likely contribute to the development and progression of sympathetically mediated diseases. Moreover, carotid bodies deactivation in animal models, apart from the reduction in sympathetic activity, improved blood pressure control in hypertension and reduced mortality in heart failure...
September 25, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Dorota Długosz, Klaudiusz Bolt, Wai S Sam, Tomasz Nawara, Olga Kruszelnicka, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Andrzej Surdacki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Adrian Kłapyta, Jerzy Pregowski, Zbigniew Chmielak, Piotr Szymański, Jarosław Skowroński, Patrycjusz Stokłowa, Krzysztof Kukuła, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Paweł Tyczyński, Paweł Jelski, Łukasz Kalińczuk, Kacper Milczanowski, Adam Witkowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Zbigniew Kalarus, Paweł Balsam, Piotr Bandosz, Tomasz Grodzicki, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Radosław Kiedrowicz, Katarzyna Mitręga, Michał Noczyński, Grzegorz Opolski, Krzysztof Rewiuk, Marcin Rutkowski, Adam Sokal, Beata Średniawa, Łukasz Wierucki, Michał Wiśniewski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Gregory Y H Lip
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September 13, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Grzegorz Grześk, Ewa Janiszewska, Bartosz Malinowski, Aldona Kubica, Michał Wiciński
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September 13, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Patrycjusz Stokłosa, Ilona Michałowska, Piotr Duchnowski, Małgorzata Ryś, Agnieszka Żebrowska, Ewa Orłowska-Baranowska, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Piotr Szymański
B: ACKGROUND: Imaging data fusion method (IDFM) with multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D-TTE) in aortic stenosis (AS) may result in reclassification from severe to non-severe AS. AIM: The aim of the study was to establish potential predictors of AS reclassification with IDFM method. METHODS: 54 high-risk patients (mean age 79±7.9 years; 40.7% male) with severe AS by 2D-TTE (indexed aortic valve area [AVAi] < 0...
September 13, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Ewa Jędrzejczyk-Patej, Serge Boveda, Zbigniew Kalarus, Michał Mazurek, Kinga Gościńska-Bis, Marek Kiliszek, Andrzej Przybylski, Tatjana S Potpara, Roland Tilz, Stefano Fumagalli, Nikolaos Dagres, Radosław Lenarczyk
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) may be alternative to transvenous ICD (TV-ICD). AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate factors which determine the use of S- versus TV-ICD in Polish patients in comparison with other European countries. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent TV- or S-ICD implantation in centres, participating in European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) prospective snapshot survey, were included...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Ewa Jędrzejczyk-Patej, Michał Mazurek, Oskar Kowalski, Adam Sokal, Karolina Adamczyk, Stanisław Morawski, Mariola Szulik, Tomasz Podolecki, Magdalena Sawicka, Zbigniew Kalarus, Radosław Lenarczyk
BACKGROUND: Cardiac device-related infective endocarditis (CDRIE) is one of the most serious complications of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). AIM: The aim of the study was to assess clinical outcomes and their determinants in CRT patients with CDRIE. METHODS: Tertiary cardiology centre database was screened to identify all CDRIE cases, based on modified Duke criteria, amongst 765 consecutive CRT implantations between 2002 and 2015 (70...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Ewa Żylińska, Dariusz A Kosior
BACKGROUND: Improving knowledge of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors continues to be a major challenge of blood pressure (BP) control and effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. AIMS: This prospective, single-center, open-label randomized study was designed to evaluate the impact of education on cardiovascular risk and BP target value in hypertensive pts. during the outpatients care. METHODS: We study 201 consecutive hypertensive outpatients participated in the first outpatient visit, 101 of them were included to group in the form of active education (Group E1), with extra workshops additional to the standard visits, and next 100 pts...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Annamaria Kosztin, Andras Mihaly Boros, Laszlo Geller, Bela Merkely
Cardiac resynchronization therapy has been shown to reduce all-cause mortality, heart failure events and symptoms while improving exercise capacity and quality of life. Despite a large number of multicenter randomized trials and clear evidence, there is still a higher number of patients who fail to develop reverse remodeling. In order to select the optimal patient population, the current ESC guidelines recommend the evaluation of QRS morphology and width together. However, the QRS width itself is a less accurate parameter in the prediction of the outcome based on recent data, as compared to QRS morphology...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Tomasz Mroczek, Julita Sacharczuk, Rafał Żurek, Aleksandra Morka, Aleksandr Szypulski, Jerzy Jarosz, Maciej Śniechowski, Janusz H Skalski
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit (RVPAc) during the Norwood procedure (NP) for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) resulted in a higher survival rate, but also in an increased number of unintended pulmonary and shunt interventions. AIM: We analyse how several modifications employed in RVPAc for NP may influence the interstage course, surgical or catheter-based unintended interventions and pulmonary arteries development in HLHS cohort of patients...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Janusz Gajda, Witold Śmigielski, Janusz Śmigielski, Elżbieta Pakos, Wojciech Drygas
BACKGROUND: Despite the wide popularity of football, there is a paucity of scientific evidence explaining the relationship between being a competitive footballer and life expectancy AIM: The study analyses and compares cause-specific mortality between Polish elite footballers (men) and the general male population. METHODS: A retrospective method of analysis is employed to study a sample of 455 elite footballers who died between 1990 and 2015. The cause of death was established based on the official statistics of Polish Central Statistical Office...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Ewa Podolecka, Grzegorz Wystrychowski, Władysław Grzeszczak, Ewa Żukowska-Szczechowska
BACKGROUND: LDL-cholesterol is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory process, initiated by the damage of the vascular endothelium, which leads to remodelling the artery wall. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlation between LDL-cholesterol and arterial wall elasticity indices. METHODS: The study group comprised of 315 men and women at mean age of 55.84 ± 9...
August 9, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Maria Lelakowska, Monika Komar, Paweł T Matusik, Jadwiga Nessler, Piotr Podolec, Maria Olszowska
BACKGROUND: Atrial septal communications (ASC) include atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). AIMS: The purpose of this study was to assess P-wave dispersion (PWD) and arrhythmia, in patients before and after ASC closure. METHODS: We took clinical history and performed 12-lead electrocardiograms, echocardiograms and 24-hour Holter electrocardiograms in patients with ASC, before and 6 months after ASC closure. RESULTS: We included patients with ASD (n=56) and PFO (n=73)...
August 1, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
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