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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394006/prognostic-value-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Li Hui, Yun Zhou, Yan Ma, Su Xia Han, Lian Suo Zhou
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched for relevant cohort studies regarding the association between PLR and outcomes of patients with ACS. Either a random- or a fixed-effect model was used for pooling data. RESULTS: Eight studies involving 6627 patients with ACS were included...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394005/-buddy-wire-for-facilitation-of-femoral-venous-access-for-cryoablation-a-preliminary-report
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Aleksander Maciąg, Michał Farkowski, Jan Ciszewski, Mariusz Pytkowski, Hanna Szwed
BACKGROUND: Some electrophysiological techniques, such as balloon cryoablation, involve the use of steerable sheaths of large diameter (outer diameter 15Fr or more). Their introduction to the femoral vein may be difficult, especially in patients who have had numerous venipunctures in this area. The authors describe a modification of typical venous access with the use of a "buddy wire" technique, facilitating the insertion of the cryoablation sheaths to the femoral vein. METHODS: A case-control study...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394004/cardiovascular-health-knowledge-of-polish-population-comparison-of-two-national-multicenter-health-surveys-wobasz-and-wobasz-ii
#3
Aleksandra Piwońska, Walerian Piotrowski, Jerzy Piwoński, Magdalena Kozela, Paweł Nadrowski, Wojciech Bielecki, Krystyna Kozakiewicz, Andrzej Pająk, Andrzej Tykarski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Wojciech Drygas
BACKGROUND AND AIM: To compare the cardiovascular health knowledge (CHK) of adult Polish between years 2003-2005 and 2013-2014, and to evaluate the CHK determinants in Polish adult population. METHODS: Data came from the two random samples of Polish population, screened: in 2003-2005 in the WOBASZ (6392 men and 7153 women, aged 20-74) and in 2013-2014 in the WOBASZ II (2,751 men and 3,418 women, aged 20+). For the present analysis the population of WOBASZ II was limited to persons aged 20-74...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394003/prevalence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-rural-urban-population-in-central-poland
#4
Tadeusz L Dereziński, Bartosz Fórmankiewicz, Arkadiusz Migdalski, Paweł Brazis, Grzegorz Jakubowski, Łukasz Woda, Arkadiusz Jawień
BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a widening of the aorta below the renal arteries with a diameter equal or greater than 3 cm. The prevalence of AAA is estimated at 4-8% in men aged 65 years or older and 1-2% among women over 65 years. Participation in screening programs has decreased the number of aortic ruptures. METHODS: All men aged 60 years and older, and women aged 65 and older living in the rural/urban commune in Central Poland were invited to the participation in the study...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394002/supplementation-with-omega-3-acids-after-myocardial-infarction-and-modification-of-inflammatory-markers-in-light-of-the-patients-diet-a-preliminary-study
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Magdalena Makarewicz-Wujec, Gabriela Parol, Andrzej Parzonko, Małgorzata Kozłowska-Wojciechowska
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine activation, activation of proinflammatory cytokines and platelets, and endothelial dysfunction play a significant role in development of heart failure. AIM: The aim of the work was to assess the effect of supplementation with EPA and DHA in adaily dose of 1g on selected inflammatory markers and platelet activation in patients with heart failure after recent myocardial infarction in light of their diet. M ETHODS: This preliminary study was arandomised, double-blind trial involving 30patients with post-infarction heart failure...
April 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353317/self-expanding-stentys-stent-in-daily-routine-use
#6
Michał Kidawa, Krzysztof Chiżyński, Michał Kacprzak, Anna Ledakowicz-Polak, Marzenna Zielińska
In the era of modern interventional cardiology implantation of balloon expandable stent is a finishing touch of almost every coronary angioplasty. However sometimes we face clinical situation when decision on stent diameter is complicated, especially in ectatic part of arteries, in situations when artery lumen is obscured with thrombus or when reference diameter of proximal and distal part of lesion vary greatly. That is why idea of self-apposing stent similar to one used in peripheral vascular interventions was adopted into cardiology...
March 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353316/quality-of-care-of-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-in-poland-in-2013-the-results-of-the-second-nationwide-survey
#7
Małgorzata Fedyk-Łukasik, Barbara Wizner, Grzegorz Opolski, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Marcin Czech, Jacek S Dubiel, Michał Marchel, Tomasz Rywik, Jerzy Korewicki, Tomasz Grodzicki
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Optimal management of heart failure (HF) patients is crucial to reduce both mortality and a number of hospital admissions, at the same time improving patients' quality of life. The aim of the study was to assess a quality of care of hospitalized patients with HF in Poland in 2013 and compare it with the results of similar survey performed in 2005. METHODS AND RESULTS: The presented study was conducted from April to November 2013 in a sample of 260 hospital wards in Poland, recruited by stratified proportional sampling...
March 29, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281733/value-of-duke-treadmill-score-in-predicting-coronary-artery-lesion-and-need-of-revascularisation
#8
Vilma Dzenkeviciute, Virginijus Sapoka, Vytautas Kasiulevicius, Egidija Rinkuniene, Rima Steponeniene, Rūta Einikyte, Austėja Dapkūnaitė
BACKGROUND: Exercise electrocardiography is a long-standing method for evaluation for coronary artery disese (CAD) and remains the initial test for the majority of patients who can exercise adequately with a baseline interpretable electrocardiogram. However, there is little information about the relationship between Duke treadmill test score (DTS) and severity of coronary artery lesion as well as estimating the need for revascularization. AIM: The aim of the study was to ascertain wethever the DTS coud be an efficient parameter in the choosing coronary revascularization in different DTS groups...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281732/utilisation-of-three-dimensional-printed-heart-models-for-operative-planning-of-complex-congenital-heart-defects
#9
Peter Olejník, Matej Nosal, Tomas Havran, Adriana Furdova, Maros Cizmar, Michal Slabej, Andrej Thurzo, Pavol Vitovic, Martin Klvac, Tibor Acel, Jozef Masura
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy of the three-dimensional printing of cardiovascular structures.To explore whether utilization of three-dimensional printed heart replicas can improve surgical and catheter interventional planning in patients with complex congenital heart defects. METHODS: Between December 2014 and November 2015, we fabricated n=8 cardiovascular models based on computed tomography data in patients with complex spatial anatomical relationships of cardiovascular structures...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281731/current-patterns-of-antithrombotic-and-revascularization-therapy-in-patients-hospitalised-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-data-from-the-polish-subset-of-the-epicor-study
#10
Izabela Wojtkowska, Janina Stępińska, Małgorzata Stępień-Wojno, Mateusz Sobota, Jerzy Kopaczewski, Zygfryd Reszka, Michał Kurzelewski, Jesus Medina
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in developed countries, including Poland. Antithrombotic drugs play a crucial role in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Recent clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy and safety profiles of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents, which may be used as add-on therapy or replacements for older drugs. The EPICOR: (long-t E: rm follow-u P: of antithrombotic management patterns I: n acute COR: onary syndrome patients) is a prospective international observational study (NCT01171404) designed to describe the use of antithrombotic management strategies for the treatment of ACS during the acute phase and over a follow-up period of up to 2 years from the index event...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281730/cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-sedentary-postmenopausal-women-during-organized-physical-activity
#11
Krzysztof Mazurek, Piotr Żmijewski, Ewa Kozdroń, Anna Fojt, Anna Czajkowska, Piotr Szczypiorski, Tomasz Mazurek
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases are the major cause of death in elderly women. Aerobic training (AT) improves component CV risk factors. Long-time higher-intensity group-based and home-based exercise training has been determined to improve exercise performance. However it is not clear if short-time group-based or home-based training with educational program permanently improves cardiometabolic parameters in elderly women. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of organized physical activity programs dedicated to elderly, sedentary women...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281729/assessment-of-the-systemic-right-ventricular-function-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#12
Ewa Kowalik, Anna Klisiewicz, Elżbieta K Biernacka, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: In congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries the right ventricle supports systemic circulation and patients are prone to develop heart failure over time. Chronic volume overload secondary to obesity may contribute to premature dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle. AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the systemic right ventricular function in overweight/obese adult patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281728/comparison-between-fractional-flow-reserve-and-visual-assessment-for-moderate-coronary-artery-stenosis
#13
Bilge Duran Karaduman, Murat Akçay, Hüseyin Ayhan, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Murat Can Güney, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Nihal Akar Bayram, Emine Bilen, Engin Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: 'Fractional flow reserve (FFR)' is an interventional diagnostic method based on intracoronary pressure measurement used for the assessment of the severity of coronary artery stenoses. Our study aimed to compare visual measurements made by multiple observers with fractional flow reserve measurement in the assessment of angiographically moderate coronary artery stenosis. METHODS: The angiographic images of moderate coronary artery lesions 359 patients enrolled in the study that had interpreted independently by three interventional cardiologists assigned as observers (O1, O2, O3)...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281727/atrial-electromechanical-delay-analyzed-by-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-is-prolonged-in-patients-with-generalized-anxiety-disorders
#14
Fatih Oksuz, Mikail Yarlioglues, Selcuk Ozturk, Fatma Duygu Kaya, Esra Oksuz, Sani Namık Murat, Osman Turak, Ibrahim Etem Celik, Alparslan Kilic, Alparslan Kurtul
BACKGROUND: It has been showed that psychological status is associated with the likelihood of atrial fibrillation (AF). Prolongation of the duration of atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) is known to be a precursor for AF development. AIM: Therefore, we aimed to evaluate AEMD in patients with anxiety disorder. METHODS: In this prospective study, a total of 82 anxiety disorder and 80 healthy subjects were enrolled. Symptoms of anxiety were evaluated by using the hamilton anxiety rating scale (HAM-A)...
March 10, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181212/prevalence-and-characteristic-of-osafed-syndrome-in-atrial-fibrillation-primary-care-patients
#15
Jacek Wolf, Tadeusz Dereziński, Anna Szyndler, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes the most prevalent arrhythmia affecting up-to 2% percent of general population. Apart from well-established risk factors which increase the odds for the development of AF e.g. age or arterial hypertension, recent analyses indicated that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may independently, negatively modify arrhythmia occurrence profile. Concurrently, erectile dysfunction (ED) is commonly neglected, potent marker of cardiovascular risk which considerably worsens men's psychological state...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181211/post-infarct-treatment-with-pyr1-apelin-13-exerts-anti-remodeling-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-in-rats-heart
#16
Yaser Azizi, Alireza Imani, Hamed Fanaei, Safoura Khamse, Mohammad Reza Parvizi, Mahdieh Faghihi
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is the main cause of mortality in the world. After myocardial infarction (MI) cardiomyocytes apoptosis and ventricular remodeling have been occurred. Apelin is a peptide that has been shown to exert cardioprotective effects. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate anti-apoptotic and anti-remodeling effects of [Pyr¹]apelin-13 in the rat model of post-MI. METHODS: 36 Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: (1) sham (2) MI and (3) MI treated with [Pyr¹]apelin-13 (MI+Apel)...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181210/the-differences-in-ecgs-interpretation-in-top-level-athletes
#17
Agnieszka A Jakubiak, Krystyna Burkhard-Jagodzińska, Wojciech Król, Marcin Konopka, Dominik Bursa, Dariusz Sitkowski, Marek Kuch, Wojciech Braksator
BACKGROUND: The Ministry of Health in Poland recommends ECG- based cardiovascular screening in athletes, but so far, there is lack of guidelines on preparticipation assessment. We compared different criteria of ECG screening assessment in the group of top-level athletes. AIMS: The aims were to evaluate the prevalence of ECG changes in athletes that necessitate further cardiological work-up according to three criteria in various age groups as well as to identify factors determining the occurrence of changes related and unrelated to the training...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150289/relationship-between-gender-and-clinical-characteristics-associated-factors-and-hypertension-treatment-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
#18
Katarzyna Maria Hanus, Aleksander Prejbisz, Jerzy Gąsowski, Marek Klocek, Roman Topór-Mądry, Wiktoria Leśniak, Marek Kabat, Danuta Czarnecka, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Andrzej Januszewicz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Recent meta-analysis indicate that the pooled prevalence of resistant hypertension (RHT) barely differed between sex. However differences between women and men with RHT in patients characteristics, associated factors and hypertension management are still not well-described. METHODS: In the cross-sectional questionnaire-based observational study we included 7306 hypertensive females and 5069 hypertensive males, ≥18 years old and treated for at least 12 months with antihypertensive drugs...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150288/the-impact-of-remote-monitoring-of-implanted-cardioverter-defibrillator-icd-and-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-device-crt-d-patients-on-healthcare-costs-in-the-silesian-population-3-year-follow-up
#19
Piotr Buchta, Mateusz Tajstra, Anna Kurek, Michał Skrzypek, Małgorzata Świetlińska, Elżbieta Gadula-Gacek, Michał Wasiak, Łukasz Pyka, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: The population of patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRT-Ds) is constantly growing. The use of remote-monitoring (RM) techniques in this group can significantly improve clinical outcomes, but there are limited data about the impact of RM on healthcare costs from a payer's perspective. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the impact on costs for the healthcare system of RM in patients with ICDs or CRT-Ds...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150287/complete-percutaneous-revascularization-feasibility-in-ischemic-heart-failure-is-related-to-improve-outcomes-insights-from-the-commit-hf-registry
#20
Łukasz Pyka, Michał Hawranek, Mateusz Tajstra, Jarosław Gorol, Andrzej Lekston, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Heart failure (HF) is the major cause of death in cardiovascular disease. In a post-STICH landscape, we lack data on the role of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in systolic HF patients. Complete revascularization remains a key unanswered question in ischemic HF. METHODS: The COMMIT-HF is an ongoing systolic HF registry (inclusion criteria: HF with left ventricular ejection fraction ≤35%, exclusion: acute coronary syndrome). A total of 1798 patients were enrolled...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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