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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715078/polish-stress-echocardiography-registry-pol-stress-registry-a-multicenter-study-stress-echo-in-poland-numbers-settings-results-and-complications
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Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Szymon Olędzki, Jolanta Rzucidło-Resil, Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Wojciech Kosmala, Dariusz Kosior, Marta Marcinkiewicz-Siemion, Barbara Brzezińska, Beata Zaborska, Marcin Fijałkowski, Iwona Świątkiewicz, Andrzej Szyszka, Jan Błażejewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Gąsior, Danuta Sorysz, Agnieszka Olszanecka
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) is widely used in Europe. No collective data have been available on the use of SE in Poland until now. AIM: To evaluate the number of SE investigations performed in Poland, their settings, complications and results. METHODS: In this retrospective survey, referral cardiology centers in Poland were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding SE examinations performed from May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2015. RESULTS: The study included data from 17 university hospitals and large community hospitals which performed 4611 SE examinations, including 4408 tests in patients investigated for coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 tests to evaluate valvular heart disease (VHD)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715077/age-and-gender-related-peculiarities-of-patients-with-delirium-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#2
Pranas Serpytis, Petras Navickas, Alvydas Navickas, Rokas Serpytis, Giedrius Navickas, Sigita Glaveckaite
BACKGROUND: The overall evidence base regarding delirium has been growing steadily over the past few decades. There has been considerable analysis of delirium concerning, for example, mechanically ventilated patients, patients in the general intensive care unit (ICU) setting, and patients with exclusively postoperative delirium. Nevertheless, there are few studies regarding delirium in a cardiovascular ICU (ICCU) setting and especially scarce literature about the particular features of delirium relating to patient age and gender...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715076/increased-plasma-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-level-is-associated-with-ascending-aorta-dilatation-a-case-control-study
#3
Muhammet Hulusi Satılmışoğlu, Vesile Örnek Diker, Ömer Taşbulak, Mustafa Diker, Ali Birand, Mehmet Kaya, Taner İyigün, Abdurrahman Eksik
BACKGROUND: Asymetric dimethyl arginin (ADMA) is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase. AIM: We aimed to determine plasma ADMA level in patients with ascending aorta dilatation in comparison to those without aorta dilatation and to evaluate the diagnostic, predictive and prognostic value of serum ADMA level for aorta dilatation. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional case-control study. One hundred-four consecutive patients (female/male, 35/69; mean age, 62...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715075/fifteen-year-mortality-trends-due-to-cardiovascular-diseases-in-poland-using-standard-expected-years-of-life-lost-2000-2014
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Małgorzata Pikala, Irena Maniecka-Bryła
BACKGROUND: Measures presenting a number of years of lost life point out social and economic aspects of premature mortality. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine trends and pace of changes in years of life lost, in inhabitants of Poland, in 2000-2014 due to cardiovascular diseases. METHODS: The study material was a database including 2,587,141 death certificates of Polish inhabitants who died of cardiovascular diseases in 2000-2014. We applied the standard expected years of life lost (SEYLL) indicators per living person (SEYLLp) and per death (SEYLLd) to calculate life years lost...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715074/contemporary-methods-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-embolism-is-it-prime-time-for-percutaneous-interventions
#5
Marcin Kurzyna, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Grzegorz Opolski, Adam Torbicki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715073/platelet-distribution-width-and-plateletcrit-novel-biomarkers-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-young-patients
#6
Mehmet Serkan Çetin, Elif Hande Özcan Çetin, Ahmet Akdi, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloğlu, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydoğdu
BACKGROUND: Platelets play a central role in myocardial infarction, and platelet activity can be evaluated with platelet indices including, platelet distribution width (PDW) and plateletcrit (PCT). These indices have been demonstrated as markers of prothrombotic state in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we aimed to investigate, the usefulness of these biomarkers in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in young patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study consisted 565 subjects which classified into three groups: group 1 (168 young patients with STEMI), group 2 (173 non-young patients with STEMI), and group 3 (224 age-matched controls with angiographically normal coronary arteries)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715072/association-of-mean-platelet-volume-with-presence-of-non-viable-myocardium-in-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#7
Semi Ozturk, Ahmed Seyfettin Gürbüz, Süleyman Çağan Efe, Mehmet Fatih Yılmaz, Özden Savaş Den Hartigh, Ferahnaz Çınaral Sayın, Cevat Kırma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Parameters derived from complete blood count such as mean platelet volume (MPV), neutrophil to lymphocyte (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte (PLR) are recently proposed as measures of inflammation in addition to C-reactive protein (CRP), a classical inflammatory marker. Significant association of these parameters with atherosclerosis and complications have increasingly been reported. Our aim is to evaluate relationship between these parameters and presence of myocardial viability assessed with positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715071/the-influence-of-ablation-power-reduction-associated-with-esophagus-location-on-pulmonary-veins-isolation-results-in-patients-with-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-six-month-follow-up
#8
Piotr Buchta, Krzysztof Myrda, Michał Skrzypek, Adam Wojtaszczyk, Barbara Budzyn, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) could be associated with a thermal esophageal (EO) injury. To avoid this complication intraluminal esophageal temperature monitoring and ablation power reduction at the areas with excessive heating could be used. However, the reduced energy could limit the ablation lesion depth, without creation of consist transmural scar and influence on long-term ablation results. AIM: The primary goal was to evaluate the homogeneity of forced ablation power reduction due to excessive EO heating in different parts of left atrium...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715070/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-renal-resistive-index-and-extensivity-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#9
Alaa Quisi, Ibrahim Halil Kurt, Durmuş Yıldıray Şahin, Onur Kaypaklı, Gökhan Söker, Ömer Kaya, Samir Allahverdiyev, Ömer Genç, Gökhan Alıcı, Mevlüt Koç
BACKGROUND: Despite the advances in cardiovascular medicine, acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Synergy between PCI ™ with TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery (SYNTAX) score is used to determine the extensivity and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). Renal resistive index (RRI), a renal Doppler ultrasound parameter, is used to detect renal hemodynamics. Although some risk factors for CAD, including hypertension and diabetes mellitus were demonstrated to have an association with RRI, direct relationship between the presence...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715069/impact-of-diabetes-on-association-between-epicardial-fat-thickness-and-extent-and-complexity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-patients-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#10
Taner Seker, Caner Turkoglu, Hazar Harbalıoglu, Mustafa Gur
BACKGROUND: Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is associated with increased cardio metabolic risk. Recent studies have suggested that there is a strong relationship between diabetes and EFT. Although the relationship between EFT and coronary artery disease (CAD) is well known, the possible impact of diabetes on the relationship between EFT and extent and complexity of CAD was not fully investigated. AIM: We aimed to investigate the relationship between EFT and extent and complexity of CAD in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) with and without diabetes...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715068/severe-mitral-regurgitation-is-associated-with-increased-copeptin-levels-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#11
Alven Kılıcgedık, Elıf Eroglu, Gokhan Kahvecı, Khaganı Isgandarov, Emrah Acar, Semi Ozturk, Regayip Zehir, Seyhmus Kulahcıoglu, Cuneyt Toprak, Ali Yaman, Ibrahım Akın Izgı, Cevat Kirma
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The objective of this study was to assess the potential role of mitral regurgitation (MR) in the release of copeptin in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF). METHODS: The study included 63 patients of whom 33 had functional mild MR (Group 1) and 30 had functional severe MR (Group 2).The functional classes of the groups were both NYHA Class III. Blood samples for the determination of plasma copeptin and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels were obtained at the same day with the echocardiographic examination...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715067/viral-heart-disease-treatment
#12
Agnieszka Pawlak, Katarzyna E Gil, Marcus Doerr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715066/comparison-of-phenoxybenzamine-and-doxazosin-in-perioperative-management-of-patients-with-pheochromocytoma
#13
Klaudia Malec, Piotr Miśkiewicz, Agnieszka Witkowska, Ewa Krajewska, Sadegh Toutounchi, Zbigniew Gałązka, Mariusz Piotrowski, Agata Kącka, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Urszula Ambroziak
BACKGROUND: adrenalectomy with preoperative pharmacological preparation is strongly recommended in patients diagnosed with pheochromocytoma in order to prevent perioperative complications. AIM: to compare phenoxybenzamine and doxazosin in terms of perioperative hemodynamic status in patients with pheochromocytoma prepared to adrenalectomy. METHODS: retrospective analysis of 44 patients with pheochromocytoma (aged 16-80 yr, female-29) who underwent adrenalectomy...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715065/hypertension-dyslipidemia-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-poland
#14
Magdalena Rogalska-Płońska, Paweł Rogalski, Magdalena Leszczyszyn-Pynka, Justyna Stempkowska, Piotr Kocbach, Aldona Kowalczuk-Kot, Małgorzata Janczarek, Anna Grzeszczuk
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in HIV infected patients increases with aging and duration of the disease. Hypertension (HA), high cholesterol level obesity, diabetes, tobacco exposure and use of alcohol are among the traditional risk factors that contribute to CVD. AIM: was to determinate the incidence of HA, lipid disturbances and CVD risk in dependence on clinical, viral and biochemical factors. METHODS: Four hundred and seventeen HIV infected Caucasian adult patients from the four clinical centers in Poland were enrolled and analyzed on the basis of available medical data from the years 2013-2015...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715064/new-indexes-of-body-fat-distribution-vai-bai-whtr-and-metabolic-disturbances-in-obese
#15
Beata Jabłonowska-Lietz, Małgorzata Wrzosek, Marta Włodarczyk, Grażyna Nowicka
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between new obesity-related indexes, anthropometric and biochemical parameters and body composition in individuals with obesity. METHODS: The study group consisted of 72 women and 34 men aged 39.0 ± 5.9 years with a mean BMI of 32.6 ± 2.4 kg / m2, admitted for body weight reduction. In all participants body weight (BW), height, waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip-ratio (WHR), visceral adiposity index (VAI), body adiposity index (BAI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were assessed...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715063/peripehral-artery-atherosclerotic-disease-and-sleep-disordered-breathing-paradise-trial-protocol-for-an-observational-cohort-study
#16
Filip M Szymański, Zbigniew Gałązka, Anna E Płatek, Dariusz Górko, Tomasz Ostrowski, Karolina Adamkiewicz, Paweł Łęgosz, Anna Ryś, Karolina Semczuk, Krzysztof Celejewski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
BACKGROUND: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is in fact a group of disease entities with different symptoms and course but a common underlying cause that is atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is known to be aggravated by several cardiovascular risk factors, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). AIM: Following paper is a protocol for Peripehral ARtery Atherosclerotic DIsease and SlEep disordered breathing (PARADISE) trial, which aims to describe the prevalence of OSA in PAD patients scheduled for revascularization and to determine the effect of OSA on the procedure outcomes...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612915/how-to-predict-the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-patients-under-50-and-over-80-years-old-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#17
Jacek Piątek, Anna Kędziora, Grzegorz Kiełbasa, Marta Olszewska, Dorota Sobczyk, Bryan HyoChan Song, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Tomasz Darocha, Karol Wierzbicki, Irena Milaniak, Krzysztof Wróbel, Bogusław Kapelak
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the leading cause of death in developed countries and there is an increasing number of both young and elderly patients requiring surgical treatment. Despite improvement of conventional risk stratification scores (EuroSCORE II, STS risk score), all of the calculations are estimated based on the typical population and the studies emphasize that the scales may need further investigation and modernization, as demographic changes of the population suffering from CAD are unavoidable...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612914/association-of-serglycin-levels-with-isolated-coronary-artery-ectasia
#18
Harun Kundi, Murat Gok, Canan Topcuoglu, Ender Ornek
BACKGROUND: Serglycin has an important role in the inflammatory status and the relationship between coronary artery ectasia (CAE) and serglycin is still unknown. AIM: In this study, we aimed to investigate association of serglycin level with isolated CAE. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with isolated CAE and 35 individuals with normal coronary angiography were included into the study. Markis classification and number of ectatic coronary arteries were recorded...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612913/the-usefulness-of-soluble-st2-and-galectin-3-as-novel-biomarkers-for-better-risk-stratification-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#19
Monika Gawor, Mateusz Śpiewak, Jadwiga Janas, Katarzyna Kożuch, Aleksandra Wróbel, Łukasz Mazurkiewicz, Rafał Baranowski, Magdalena Marczak, Jacek Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Estimation of sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk is an integral part of clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Identification of novel biomarkers of this disease can provide additional criteria for SCD risk stratification. Soluble suppression of tumorigenicity (sST2) and galectin-3 (Gal-3) are useful biomarkers for prognosis of heart failure (HF). Both of them appear to mediate cardiac fibrosis - an important pathogenetic process in HCM. Data about sST2 and Gal-3 usefulness in patients with HCM are limited...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612912/temporal-healing-patterns-and-coverage-dynamics-after-new-polish-transcatheter-pfo-occluder-implantation-in-a-swine
#20
Krzysztof Milewski, Roland Fiszer, Piotr Paweł Buszman, Przemysław Węglarz, Adam Janas, Agata Krauze, Michał Jelonek, Piotr Hirnle, Grzegorz Smolka, Robert Gil, Jacek Białkowski, Paweł Eugeniusz Buszman
BACKGROUND: Although currently used devices for interventional closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) are widely used due to minimally invasive nature of this technique and high success rate, there is still a need to look for new materials and designs in order to improve the treatment outcomes. AIM: To evaluate safety, biocompatibility, temporal healing patterns and coverage dynamics of the new Polish PFO occluder (Balton, Warsaw, Poland) in a swine model - an observation that may assist decision with regard to its first-in-human use and duration of anticoagulation therapy...
June 14, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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