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Kardiologia Polska

Agnieszka Młynarska, Rafał Młynarski, Krzysztof S Gołba, Maciej Sosnowski
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that small differences in the anatomy of the coronary venous tree might be one of the factors responsible for the differences in the respond for cardiac resynchronization depending on a patient's gender. METHODS: The cardiac computed tomography scans with retrospective gating were performed on 315 subjects (aged 58.3 ± 11.6; 117 women) according to the clinical criteria. The standard protocol for coronary arteries was used during scanning...
October 17, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Pavel Osmancik, Anna Louckova
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) belongs to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. AIM: The aim of the review is to evaluate available literature on biomarkers of apoptosis, extracellular matrix remodelling, and recently established markers of inflammation in patients with HF. METHODS: Using the search words "Fas, "TRAIL", "apoptosis", "heart failure", "galectin-2, "ST-2", "metaloproteinase", "TGF- β1", "prognosis", "coronary artery diseases", and "dilated cardiomyopathy", a search was carried out...
October 17, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Monika Kasztura, Magdalena Dzięgała, Kamil Kobak, Jacek Bania, Grzegorz Mazur, Waldemar Banasiak, Piotr Ponikowski, Ewa Anita Jankowska
: Background Iron is presumed to play an important role in functioning of cardiomyocytes and skeletal myocytes. There is scarcity of direct data characterizing the cells functioning when exposed to iron depletion or iron overload in cellular environment. There is some clinical evidence demonstrating that iron deficiency has serious negative prognostic consequence in heart failure (HF) patients and its correction brought clinical benefit. BACKGROUND: Iron is presumed to play an important role in functioning of cardiomyocytes and skeletal myocytes...
October 17, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Maciej R Czerniuk, Zbigniew Bartoszewicz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Iwona Dudzik-Niewiadomska, Tomasz Pilecki, Renata Górska
BACKGROUND: Presented pilot study was conducted in order to evaluate dynamic fluctuations of blood inflammation markers among patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and coexistent periodontitis (PDis). AIM: Study hypothesis stated that elimination of chronic inflammation caused by PDis has a significant impact on inflammation markers and, secondarily, also on course and prognosis of CHF. NT-proBNP and TNF-alpha markers were assessed due to their proven diagnostic significance...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Małgorzata Ostrowska, Adam Ostrowski, Małgorzata Łuczak, Miłosz Jaguszewski, Piotr Adamski, Jerzy Bellwon, Andrzej Rynkiewicz, Marcin Gruchała
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is a growing cause of hospitalizations worldwide and despite significant progress in its treatment, it is still associated with high mortality. AIM: The aim of this study was to find factors predicting in-hospital death in acute decompensated heart failure by analysis of basic laboratory data and echocardiography, routinely collected on admission to the hospital. METHODS: To this single-centre retrospective study we involved 638 consecutive patients hospitalized in years 2007-2008 due to acute decompensated heart failure...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Mustafa Topuz, Ali Dogan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness on left ventricular diastolic functions in patients with normal coronary arteries (NCA) proven by angiography. METHODS: We selected study patients who were referred to coronary angiography due to typical chest pain or atypical chest pain with a positive pre-test result for coronary artery disease. After coronary angiography, 85 patients had significant coronary lesion (≥50% stenosis) served as coronary artery disease (CAD) group, 82 patients had non-significant coronary lesion (<50% stenosis) and/or a coronary plaque served as non-significant CAD group and 83 patients had normal coronary arteries served as normal coronary artery (NCA) group...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Michał Kowara, Kajetan Grodecki, Zenon Huczek, Dominika Puchta, Katarzyna Paczwa, Bartosz Rymuza, Karol Zbroński, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: Platelets' role in pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is undeniable, but precise relationships between platelet activity and treatment outcomes are matter of continuant investigation. Among platelet indices, mean platelet volume (MPV) has proven to be valuable predicting factor in cardiac patients. However platelet distribution width (PDW) is reported to be more specific marker of platelet reactivity. Thus, application of PDW in risk stratification of ACS treatment is up-to-date subject of research...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Rok Accetto, Irina Yevgenyevna Chazova, Yuriy Sirenko, Josip Vincelj, Jiri Widimsky, Breda Barbic Zagar
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of the study was to establish the efficacy and safety of Valsacor® (valsartan) and Valsacombi® (combination of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide) in wide populations of patients with mild to moderate arterial hypertension. METHODS: We performed an international, multicentre, open labelled, prospective trial. After one week of washout in previously treated patients, the patients were treated for 16 weeks according to the schedule. Naïve patients enter the treatment immediately...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Anna Cichocka-Radwan, Małgorzata Lelonek
BACKGROUND: In the elderly the most common cause of hospitalization and the leading cause of death is heart failure. AIM: The purpose was to determine prognostic factors in chronic heart failure (CHF) in octogenarians and nonagenarians. METHODS: The analysis included 197 consecutive patients older than 80 years old (mean age 83.63+3.01 years; 46.19% of men) hospitalized in 2010-2013 in the Department of Cardiology due to CHF. Sixty two parameters were investigated such as: age, gender, NYHA functional class, body mass index, blood pressure, other comorbidities, the parameters of the 12-lead resting ECG and the echocardiography, the results of basic laboratory tests and selected biomarkers, including N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), high-sensitive troponin T (hs-TnT), high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Agnieszka Krystyna Lech, Piotr Paweł Dobrowolski, Anna Klisiewicz, Piotr Hoffman
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (ASAS) is still under discussion. Therefore, it is advisable to search for the parameters of early damage to left ventricular function. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess exercise-induced changes in left ventricular global longitudinal strain (GLS) in ASAS. METHODS: The ASAS group consisted of 50 patients (26W/24M, aged 38.4±18.1) meeting the echocardiographic criteria of severe aortic stenosis (AVA<1cm², AVAI<0...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Jarosław Karwowski, Lech Poloński, Marek Gierlotka, Andrzej Ciszewski, Michał Hawranek, Maciej Bęćkowski, Mariusz Gąsior, Ilona Kowalik, Hanna Szwed
BACKGROUND: Prevalence and impact of total coronary occlusion of an Infarct-Related Artery (IRA) on outcomes in patients with Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) remain unclear. AIM: We evaluated the clinical significance of total coronary occlusion in NSTEMI patients. METHODS: A total of 2767 patients with NSTEMI enrolled in the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes who underwent percutaneous coronary interventions were analyzed...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Fatih Yılmaz, Erkan Köklü, Filiz Kizilirmak Yilmaz, Elif Sarıönder Gencer, Ahmet Şükrü Alparslan, Özlem Yıldırımtürk
BACKGROUND: Platelets play a significant role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In atherosclerotic plaques, the risk of plaque rupture is more crucial than the severity of stenosis they cause. Non-calcified carotid artery plaques are more unstable than calcified plaques, and they are associated with a higher risk of rupture, thromboembolism and consequently, stroke. AIM: Purpose of the present study is to compare calcified and non-calcified plaques that cause intermediate carotid artery stenosis with respect to mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW)...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Pawel Francuz, Tomasz Podolecki, Katarzyna Przybylska-Siedlecka, Zbigniew Kalarus, Jacek Kowalczyk
BACKGROUND: Glucometabolic status (GS) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has impact on prognosis, however may change over time. AIM: To evaluate prognosis after AMI treated invasively with respect to changes in GS evaluated by oral glucose tolerance test at discharge and at mid-term follow-up visit (FU-visit). METHODS: GS was assessed by 2-hour post load glycaemia and defined as abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT) or normal glucose tolerance (NGT)...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Krzysztof Wróbel, Katarzyna Kurnicka, Marcin Zygier, Wojciech Dyk, Ryszard Wojdyga, Dariusz Zieliński, Małgorzata Jarzębska, Zbigniew Juraszyński, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Piotr Pruszczyk, Andrzej Biederman, Giovanni Speziali, Uwe Kasten
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Artificial chordal implantation in order to repair flail or prolapse mitral valve leaflet requires open heart surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass. Transapical off-pump implantation of neochordae is a new surgical technique proposed to treat degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. The procedure is performed using the NeoChord DS1000 system (NeoChord, Inc., Eden Praire, MN), which facilitates both implantation and tension adjustment of the neochordae under transesophageal echocardiographic 2D and 3D guidance...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Katarzyna Kostka-Jeziorny, Andrzej Tykarski, Stefan Grajek
Arterial hypertension is one the most common disorder of the cardiovascular system. Throughout years of investigation, more and more effective substances were introduced to antihypertensive therapy, including newly developed therapeutical schemes. Despite such advancement in therapeutical strategy, a group of patients remains afflicted with resistant arterial hypertension and it seems resistant to antihypertensive medication even in maximum doses. In Poland the estimated number of patients with resistant arterial hypertension is between 12-13% of the total population treated for hypertension...
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Katarzyna Życińska, Anna Borowiec
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October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Damian Swieczkowski, Piotr Merks, Marcin Gruchala, Milosz Jaguszewski
October 7, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Łukasz J Krzych, Maciej T Wybraniec, Agnieszka Siennicka, Belinda Lees, Kinga Gościńska-Bis, Maciej Wójcik, Robert Błaszczyk, Filip M Szymański, Michał Orszulak, Błażej Michalski, Karol Kamiński, Grzegorz Kopeć, Anna Hrynkiewicz-Szymańska, Ewa A Jankowska
BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of different stress coping strategies in Polish patients suffering from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). METHODS: This manuscript is a sub-study of CAPS-LOCK-HF multicentre psychological status assessment of patients with HFREF. Patients with >6-month history of HFREF and clinical stability for ≥3 months and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <45% were enrolled in the study...
July 15, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Fahrettin Oz, Ahmet Yasar Cizgici, Mustafa Topuz, Onur Kadir Uysal, Mehmet Kaplan, Omer Sen, Oguz Akkus, Mustafa Gur
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests a relationship between vitamin D (VD) insufficiency and cardiovascular disease. We aimed to investigate the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25 OH VD) with coronary tortuosity (CT) in patients with normal or near-normal (<40% stenosis) coronary arteries. METHODS: The present study was cross-sectional and observational. We enrolled 356 consecutive patients who had undergone coronary angiography for suspected ischemic heart disease and were found to have normal or near-normal coronary arteries...
July 8, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Levent Cerit, Hamza Duygu, Kamil Gulsen, Hatice Kemal, Ozgur Tosun, Barcin Ozcem, Zeynep Cerit, Aziz Gunsel
BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 is required in the metabolism of homocysteine. Vitamin B 12 deficiency has been implicated in endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease via hyperhomocysteinemia. However, the association of vitamin B12, and severity of coronary artery disease has not been studied up to date. This study was conducted with the aim to evaluate the relationship between vitamin B12 and SYNTAX score. METHODS: Medical records of consecutive patients, who underwent CABG surgery, were retrospectively reviewed...
July 8, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
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