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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995602/hospitalization-length-and-prognosis-in-heart-failure-patients
#1
Joanna Zaprutko, Michał Michalak, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Jarosław Drożdż, Piotr Ponikowski, Grzegorz Opolski, Jadwiga Nessler, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Andrzej Szyszka
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic disease with poor prognosis being the final stage of many cardiovascular conditions and often requires hospitalizations. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of hospitalization length on prognosis in patients with HF. METHODS: Between February 2012 and January 2013, in 32 cardiology centers in Poland, 1126 HF patients were included in the EURObservational Research Programme on Heart Failure Registry...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995601/the-associations-between-atrial-fibrillation-and-parameters-of-nutritional-status-assessment-in-the-general-hospital-population-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-medical-documentation
#2
Jacek Budzyński, Marzena Anaszewicz
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and nutrition status abnormalities are two of the most significant epidemics in current health care. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the relationships between a prevalence and outcome of AF, and parameters of nutritional status among consecutive, real-life patients hospitalized in a university hospital. METHODS: Analysis of the medical documentation of 4 930 consecutive patients aged ≥ 18 years hospitalized for more than one day with diagnoses of cardiovascular disorders...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995600/emergency-medical-system-response-time-does-not-affect-on-incidence-of-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-after-prehospital-resuscitation-in-one-million-central-european-agglomeration
#3
Tomasz Kłosiewicz, Ilona Skitek-Adamczak, Marcin Zieliński
BACKGROUND: The survival of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHSCA) in Europe still remains low. The State Medical Rescue System is composed of several elements. Efficacy ofeach of them may have influence on victim's survival. Until now, the incidence of return ofspontaneous circulation (ROSC) and its correlation with rescue services time in city ofPoznan has not been determined. AIM: The main purpose of this study was to assess incidents of OHSCA and prehospital frequency of ROSC after OHSCA in Poznan city and district...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995599/knowledge-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-and-the-risk-of-death-in-middle-aged-residents-of-krakow
#4
Anna Waśniowska, Magdalena Kozela, Piotr Podolec, Andrzej Pająk
BACKGROUND: Providing knowledge of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is the main component of prevention programs, which aim to reduce the exposure to these factors and to decrease CVD incidence and mortality. However, evidence linking knowledge of CVD risk factors and the risk of death is scarce. AIM: To assess the relation between knowledge of risk factors and the risk of death from all causes and to assess whether this relation depends on the level of education...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995598/risk-factors-of-immunoglobulin-resistance-and-coronary-complications-in-children-with-kawasaki-disease
#5
Elżbieta Berdej-Szczot, Ewa Małecka-Tendera, Tomasz Gawlik, Małgorzata Firek-Pędras, Lesław Szydłowski, Aneta Gawlik
BACKGROUND: The risk of immunoglobulin resistance is still likely to occur in Kawasaki disease (KD) despite adequate treatment. The Kobayashi score (KS) is used to predict unresponsiveness to treatment although the usefulness of the score in populations other than Asian seems to be debatable. AIM: The analysis of clinical and laboratory parameters predisposing to immunoglobulin resistance and coronary complications in children hospitalized due to KD. METHODS: The data of children hospitalized due to KD between 2003 and 2016 underwent analysis...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995597/acute-heart-failure-in-patients-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-with-acute-myocardial-infarction
#6
Justyna Maria Krzysztofik, Mateusz Sokolski, Michał Kosowski, Wojciech Zimoch, Adrian Lis, Maciej Klepuszewski, Michał Kasperczak, Marcin Proniak, Krzysztof Reczuch, Waldemar Banasiak, Ewa Anita Jankowska, Piotr Ponikowski
BACKGROUD: Acute heart failure (AHF), occurring as a complication of ongoing acute myocardial infarction (AMI), is a common predictor of worse clinical outcomes. Much less is known about a very unique subpopulation of patients, who already in the emergency department (ED) present these two life-threatening conditions. AIM: The aim of the study was to establish the prevalence of coexistence of AHF with AMI in the ED, identify clinical factors associated with the higher prevalence of AHF at the very early onset of AMI and to assess prognostic impact of the presence of AHF with AMI...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958617/results-of-the-fontan-operation-with-no-early-mortality-in-248-consecutive-patients
#7
Edward Malec, Christoph Schmidt, Anja Lehner, Katarzyna Januszewska
BACKGROUND: Fontan operation has undergone several modifications and today is the primary way to treat a broad spectrum of congenital heart defects AIM: The purpose of this study is to present the results of treatment of children with a single ventricle operated by the same surgical team and managed according to a uniform strategy. METHODS: In the years 2007-2015, in 248 children aged 3.7 ± 2.6 years and weigh of 14.6 ± 6.1 kg with a single ventricle the Fontan surgery was performed...
December 13, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958616/the-effect-of-atrial-pacing-site-on-electrophysiological-properties-of-the-atrioventricular-junction-and-induction-of-atrioventricular-nodal-reentry-in-patients-with-typical-atrioventricular-nodal-reentrant-tachycardia
#8
Radosław Marek Kiedrowicz, Jarosław Kaźmierczak, Maciej Wielusiński
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies in humans have shown the site of atrial stimulation to influence atrioventricular (AV) conduction times and refractory periods, the demonstration of dual atrioventricular nodal (AVN) pathways and induction of AVN reentry. These studies often found conflicting results. Moreover among enrolled patients the minority of them were found to have atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the right and left atrial pacing on electrophysiological properties of the AV junction in the typical AVNRT population...
December 13, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958615/plasma-osmolality-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#9
Hakkı Kaya, Oğuzhan Yücel, Meltem Refiker Ege, Ali Zorlu, Hasan Yücel, Hakan Güneş, Ahmet Ekmekçi, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a fatal disease. Plasma osmolality with individual impacts of sodium, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), and glucose has not been studied prognostically in patients with HF. This study aims to investigate the impact of serum osmolality on clinical endpoints in HF patients. METHODS: A total of 509 patients (383 males, 126 females) with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) in three HF centers were retrospectively analyzed between January 2007 and December 2013...
December 13, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958614/the-relationship-between-location-specific-epicardial-adipose-tissue-volume-and-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#10
Begum Uygur, Omer Celik, Derya Ozturk, Mehmet Erturk, Hafize Otcu, Fethi Emre Ustabasıoglu, Aydın Yıldırım
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Epicardial adipose tissue is a metabolically active visceral fat depot which plays an important role in the pathogenesis of coronary atherosclerosis. Due to its asymmetrical distribution, the relation between location-specific epicardial adipose tissue measurements and coronary atherosclerosis remains unclear. Our study investigated the relationship between location-specific epicardial adipose tissue volume and coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden which was detected by coronary computed tomography angiography in Type 2 diabetic patients without coronary artery disease history...
December 13, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714717/annual-prognostic-factors-in-chronic-heart-failure-in-patients-over-80-years-old
#11
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)...
December 13, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878804/assessment-of-cardiovascular-risk-in-patients-undergoing-total-joint-alloplasty-the-crash-joint-study
#12
Pawel Legosz, Marcin Kotkowski, Anna E Platek, Pawel Maldyk, Bartosz Krzowski, Anna Rys, Karolina Semczuk, Filip M Szymanski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Risk assessment is of particular importance for patients undergoing surgical interventions. Orthopedic procedures, especially total joint alloplasty are major procedure associated with high perioperative risk, as well as one of the highest rates of complications. The aim of the present study was to establish the prevalence of classical and non-classical cardiovascular risk factors in patients undergoing total hip or knee alloplasty. METHODS: The CRASH-JOINT (Cardiovascular Risk Assessment ScHeme in JOINT alloplasty) was a prospective, epidemiological study performed in consecutive patients scheduled for total joint (hip or knee) replacement surgery...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878803/tissue-doppler-echocardiography-detects-subclinical-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-undergoing-chemotherapy-for-colon-cancer-insights-from-oncoecho-multicenter-study
#13
Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Monika Różewicz, Jarosław Kasprzak, Andrzej Wojtarowicz, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tomasz Hryniewiecki, Piotr Pysz, Andrzej Kułach, Artur Bodys, Violetta Sulżyc, Wojciech Braksator, Andrzej Szyszka, Beata Zaborska, Adrianna Gościńska-Szmagała, Maciej Siński, Dariusz Kosior, Ilona Kowalik, Zbigniew Gąsior
I BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cancer in women and the third in men in Poland. The role of chemotherapy (CTX) depends on stage of CRC: adjuvant CTX is a standard treatment in stage III and should also be considered in stage II with risk factors. AIM: The aim of the paper was to assess the cardiovascular consequences of CTX in CRC enrolled to the ONCOECHO multicenter study (2012 - 2014). To identify potential cardiotoxicity we focused on myocardial function, heart rhythm and conduction disorders and adverse cardiovascular events...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878802/improvement-of-quality-of-life-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-elderly-multi-centre-study-based-on-polish-national-tavi-registry
#14
Aleksandra Stańska, Dariusz Jagielak, Maciej Brzeziński, Michał Zembala, Wojciech Wojakowski, Janusz Kochman, Zenon Huczek, Adam Witkowski, Marian Zembala
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is an effective therapeutic method for elderly high-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, not eligible for surgical treatment. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate short-term changes in elderly's quality of life following TAVI, based on POL-TAVI registry. METHODS: One hundred eighty four octogenarians' and nonagenarians' samples from POL-TAVI database were included in the study...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878801/strength-training-effects-on-quality-of-prolonged-basic-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#15
Cristian Abelairas-Gómez, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, Łukasz Szarpak, Óscar García-García, Álvaro Paz-Domínguez, Sergio López-García, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez
BACKGROUND: Providing high-quality chest compressions and rescue breaths are a key elements affecting the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). AIM: To investigate the effects of a strength training program on the quality of prolonged in time basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental.trial. Thirty-nine participants with prior basic life support knowledge were randomized to an experimental or control group...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878800/a-single-center-experience-of-the-implementation-of-adrenal-vein-sampling-procedure-impact-on-the-diagnostic-work-up-in-primary-aldosteronism
#16
Jacek Kądziela, Aleksander Prejbisz, Ilona Michałowska, Sylwia Kołodziejczyk-Kruk, Leo Schultze Kool, Marek Kabat, Hanna Janaszek-Sitkowska, Sadegh Toutounchi, Zbigniew Gałązka, Urszula Ambroziak, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Magdalena Januszewicz, Dorota Ptasińska-Wnuk, Michał Hoffmann, Andrzej Januszewicz, Adam Witkowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Primary aldosteronism (PA) is one of the most common causes of secondary hypertension. Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) remains a "gold standard" procedure in differentiation between unilateral (adenoma) and bilateral (hyperplasia) disease. We present our single-center experience in establishing and implementation of the AVS procedure. METHODS: All patients had primary aldosteronism confirmed in salt-infusion test. Adrenal vein sampling was performed sequentially during a continuous intravenous infusion of cosyntropin and was preceded by multislice contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) examination of adrenal glands performed few weeks before AVS in majority of patients...
November 23, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747855/r%C3%A3-%C3%A5-nice-zale%C3%A5-ne-od-p%C3%A5-ci-w-uk%C3%A5-adzie-%C3%A5-ylnym-serca-potencjalne-wyt%C3%A5-umaczenie-dla-r%C3%A3-%C3%A5-nic-w-odpowiedzi-na-terapi%C3%A4-resynchronizuj%C3%A4-ca
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747854/biomarkers-of-apoptosis-inflammation-and-cardiac-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-in-the-prognosis-of-heart-failure
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747853/both-iron-excess-and-iron-depletion-impair-viability-of-rat-h9c2-cardiomyocytes-and-l6g8c5-myocytes
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714722/plasmatic-nt-probnp-concentrations-in-patients-with-coexistent-periodontal-disease-and-congestive-heart-failure-pilot-studies
#20
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
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