New publisher of Kardiologia Polska: what do we hope for in May 2021?
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):487. doi: 10.33963/KP.2021.0015.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125918 | DOI:10.33963/KP.2021.0015 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anetta Undas Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of different models of cardiac telerehabilitation
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):489-490. doi: 10.33963/KP.2021.0022.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125919 | DOI:10.33963/KP.2021.0022 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Martijn Scherrenberg Maarten Falter Paul Dendale Source Type: research

Dobutamine stress echocardiography for low gradient aortic stenosis: current practice in Poland
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):491-492. doi: 10.33963/KP.2021.0014.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125920 | DOI:10.33963/KP.2021.0014 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sahrai Saeed Øyvind Bleie John B Chambers Source Type: research

Non-cardiovascular comorbidities in heart failure patients and their impact on prognosis
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):493-502. doi: 10.33963/KP.15934.ABSTRACTWith the aging of the population and improvement of life expectancy of patients with heart disease, there is an increase in non-cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities affecting chronic heart failure (HF) patients. The increased prevalence of different CV and non-CV comorbidities is a rising problem in the management of patients with HF, mostly because these comorbidities may lead to poor prognosis, increase of hospitalizations and mortality rate. Recently, important data from multicenter randomized studies point to diabetes mellitus or iron deficiency as new pharma...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Michele Correale Stefania Paolillo Valentina Mercurio Gaetano Ruocco Carlo G Tocchetti Alberto Palazzuoli Source Type: research

Can sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors be beneficial in patients with acute myocardial infarction?
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):503-509. doi: 10.33963/KP.15969.ABSTRACTThe sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), empagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and canagliflozin, have shown impressive beneficial effects in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in mandatory cardiovascular outcome trials. Retrospective data analysis revealed signals that pointed towards positive effects independent of the antidiabetic effects. This could be confirmed for empagliflozin and dapagliflozin in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction alone, where rates of hospitalization for heart failure and cumulative major adverse cardiovas...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dirk von Lewinski Martin Benedikt Norbert Tripolt Markus Wallner Harald Sourij Ewald Kolesnik Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of telerehabilitation in patients with heart failure in Poland: an analysis based on the results of Telerehabilitation in the Heart Failure Patients (TELEREH-HF) randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSIONS: The use of telerehabilitation was found cost-effective in Poland, i.e., the clinical benefits justify the additional costs.PMID:34125923 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15885 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maciej Niewada Bernadetta Tabor Ewa Piotrowicz Ryszard Piotrowicz Grzegorz Opolski Maciej Banach Micha ł Jakubczyk Source Type: research

Polish Multicenter Registry (Pol-LAS-SE registry). Stress echocardiography in low-gradient aortic stenosis in Poland: numbers, settings, results, complications and clinical practice
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):517-524. doi: 10.33963/KP.15929.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The diagnostic workup of low-gradient aortic stenosis (LG AS) is a challenge in clinical practice.AIMS: Our goal was to assess the diagnostic value of stress echocardiography (SE) performed in patients with undefined LG AS with low and preserved ejection fraction (EF) and the impact of its result on therapeutic decisions in Polish third level of reference.METHODS: All the patients with LG AS and with SE performed were recruited in 16 Polish cardiology departments between 2016 and 2019. The main exclusion criteria were as follows: moderate or severe...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Edyta P łońska-Gościniak Jaros ław D Kasprzak Tomasz Kukulski Katarzyna Mizia-Stec Maciej Haberka Ludmi ła Daniłowicz Ma łgorzata Peregud-Pogorzelska Janusz Kochanowski Ma łgorzata Knapp Miros ław Marciniak Barbara Brzezi ńska Piotr Go ściniak Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation risk scores to evaluate left atrial substrate based on voltage analysis in long-standing persistent type of arrhythmia
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):525-530. doi: 10.33963/KP.15902.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Pre-ablation identification of left atrial (LA) low voltage areas (LVA) among long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) population remains challenging.AIMS: The aim of the study was to analyze the potential of selected scores originally developed to assess arrhythmia recurrences, thromboembolic complications, or progression from paroxysmal to persistent AF to predict the presence of LA-LVA in LSPAF patients.METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation followed by high-density-high-resolution LA voltage m...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rados ław Marek Kiedrowicz Maciej Wielusi ński Andrzej Wojtarowicz Jaros ław Kaźmierczak Source Type: research

Is the extent of left atrial fibrosis associated with body mass index in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation?
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):531-538. doi: 10.33963/KP.15910.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) fibrosis is associated with a higher rate of recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Body mass index (BMI) is strongly associated with the prevalence of AF, but there is insufficient data about the association between BMI and LA fibrosis.AIMS: The aim of the study was to examine the association between LA fibrosis and BMI in patients with AF undergoing PVI.METHODS: In 114 patients an electro-anatomical voltage map was created using the CARTO 3 three-dimensional system before PVI. The total fibro...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Janko Szavits Nossan Igor Šesto Kre šimir Štambuk Tomislav Šipić Robert Bernat Ivan Gudelj Luka Rotkvi ć Marinko Žulj Jure Mirat Source Type: research

Longitudinal assessment of cardiac function in extremely low birth weight children at 7 and 11 years of age: implications for adult medicine
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):539-545. doi: 10.33963/KP.15916.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The long-term impact of extreme prematurity on cardiac structure and function has not been fully evaluated.AIMS: The aim of the study was to assess cardiac condition at 11 years of age in a local cohort of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) children born between 2002 and 2004 and to compare it to a previous study in the same group at 7 years of age.METHODS: Sixty-four children with ELBW (median birth weight of 890 g) and 36 children born at full term underwent echocardiography and physical examination.RESULTS: M-mode echocardiography parameters, exp...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andrzej Grudzie ń Mateusz Jag ła Ma łgorzata Klimek Anna Knapp Przemko Kwinta Source Type: research

Neuron-specific enolase concentrations for the prediction of poor prognosis of comatose patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: an observational cohort study
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):546-553. doi: 10.33963/KP.15917.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is a biomarker for neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest with the most evidence collected thus far; however, recommended prognostic cutoff values are lacking owing to the discrepancies in the published data.AIMS: The aim of the study was to establish NSE cutoff values for prognostication in the environment of a cardiac intensive care unit following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).METHODS: A consecutive series of 82 patients admitted after OHCA were enrolled. Blood samples for the measurement of NSE levels we...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Robert Ryczek Przemys ław J Kwasiborski Jolanta Dymus Agata Galas Anna Ka źmierczak-Dziuk Anna M Karasek Marta Mielniczuk Ma łgorzata Buksińska-Lisik Pawe ł Krzesiński Source Type: research

Platelet function in patients undergoing surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a comparative study
CONCLUSIONS: Standard surgical aortic valve replacement is associated with a more pronounced platelet reaction to intervention-induced injury, as compared to the transcatheter-based procedure. The importance of these laboratory findings requires further investigation focused on early and late clinical outcomes.PMID:34125929 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15964 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anna Komosa Bart łomiej Perek Piotr Rzymski Barbara Poniedzia łek Marek Grygier Andrzej Siniawski Katarzyna Szabatowska Jolanta Siller-Matula Marek Jemielity Marcin Misterski Maciej Lesiak Source Type: research

Patients with heart failure and an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: insights from a multicenter registry in Poland
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):562-565. doi: 10.33963/KP.15918.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125930 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15918 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mateusz Tajstra Adam Wojtaszczyk Maciej Sterli ński Ewa Świerżyńska Łukasz Szumowski Miko łaj Tomasiuk Marcin Grabowski Łukasz J Januszkiewicz Janusz Romanek Andrzej Przybylski Przemys ław Mitkowski Aneta Klotzka Andrzej Szafranek Mariusz G ąsior Source Type: research

Impact of diabetes mellitus on the dimensions of normal atherosclerosis-free coronary arteries
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):566-568. doi: 10.33963/KP.15941.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125931 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15941 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jaros ław Skowroński Gary S Mintz Ilona Micha łowska Emilia Szudejko Min Jae Cha Cezary K ępka Mariusz Kruk Jacek Kwieci ński Łukasz Kalińczuk Zbigniew Chmielak Adam Witkowski Micha ł Ciszewski Sang-Wook Kim Jerzy Pr ęgowski Source Type: research

Implementation of laser equipment in a center experienced in lead extraction: safety and efficacy within 1-year follow-up
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):569-571. doi: 10.33963/KP.15983.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125932 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15983 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Agnieszka Katarzy ńska-Szymańska Maciej Grymuza Lidia Chmielewska-Michalak Jacek Migaj Miko łaj Barczyński Romuald Ochotny Maciej Lesiak Przemys ław Mitkowski Source Type: research

Hospitalizations and interventional procedures in cardiology departments in the region of 2.5 million inhabitants during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):572-574. doi: 10.33963/KP.15984.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125933 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15984 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jaros ław Drożdż Grzegorz Piotrowski Marzenna Zieli ńska Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz Andrzej Lubi ński Jan Krekora Micha ł Krejca Pawe ł Ptaszyński Jaros ław Kaźmierczak Jaros ław D Kasprzak Source Type: research

Left ventricular mass mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: an initial manifestation of squamous cell carcinoma
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):575-576. doi: 10.33963/KP.15878.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125934 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15878 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Şahhan Kılıç Tufan Çınar Vedat Çiçek Mehmet Uzun Murat Sel çuk Ahmet L ütfullah Orhan Source Type: research

Severe cardiovascular involvement in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):577-578. doi: 10.33963/KP.15879.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125935 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15879 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Damla Yalcinkaya Mikail Yarlioglues Elif Ergun Ibrahim Eten Celik Fatih Oksuz Gokhan Cicek Mustafa Duran Sani Namik Murat Source Type: research

Surgical revascularization in STEMI patient after failed percutaneous coronary interventions with broken angioplasty wire protruding into the aortic root
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):579-580. doi: 10.33963/KP.15880.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125936 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15880 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tomasz Urbanowicz Bart łomiej Perek Anna Olasi ńska-Wiśniewska W łodzimierz Skorupski Marek Jemielity Source Type: research

Mitral annulus disjunction as an incremental risk factor for ventricular arrhythmia in young patient
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):581-582. doi: 10.33963/KP.15881.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125937 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15881 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marcin Ksi ążczyk Ma łgorzata Lelonek Source Type: research

Acute heart failure in the course of fulminant myocarditis requiring mechanical circulatory support in a healthy young patient after coronavirus disease 2019
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):583-584. doi: 10.33963/KP.15888.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125938 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15888 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kamil Marcinkiewicz Joanna Petryka-Mazurkiewicz Micha ł M Nowicki Jaros ław Kuriata Zofia Dzieli ńska Marcin Demkow Anna Konopka Source Type: research

Multimodality imaging results of neointimal healing after magnesium scaffold implantation in an acute coronary syndrome setting
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):585-586. doi: 10.33963/KP.15911.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125939 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15911 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Magdalena Łanocha Adrian W łodarczak Marek Szudrowicz Artur Jastrz ębski Maciej P ęcherzewski Maciej Lesiak Source Type: research

Reaching the left bundle branch pacing area within 36 heartbeats
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):587-588. doi: 10.33963/KP.15914.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125940 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15914 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marek Jastrz ębski Pawe ł Moskal Source Type: research

Hemoptysis as the first sign of angiosarcoma - an extremely aggressive cardiac tumor
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):589-590. doi: 10.33963/KP.15920.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125941 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15920 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aleksandra Ciep łucha Aleksandra R óżycka Deanna Rudiak Supasin Watcharintrawut Mehul Sharma Aneta Klotzka Adrian Gwizda ła Daria Keller Agnieszka Katarzy ńska-Szymańska Przemys ław Mitkowski Source Type: research

Emergency mechanical thrombectomy to treat embolic stroke complicating catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmia
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):591-592. doi: 10.33963/KP.15931.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125942 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15931 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Szymon Budrejko Tomasz Kr ólak Maciej Kempa Grzegorz Raczak Source Type: research

Echocardiography during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic - the impact of the vaccination program. A 2021 update of the expert opinion of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the Polish Cardiac Society
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):595-603. doi: 10.33963/KP.15973.ABSTRACTThe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in an urgent need to reorganize the work of echocardiography laboratories in order to ensure the safety of patients and the protection of physicians, technicians, and other staff members. In the previous Expert Opinion of the Working Group on Echocardiography of Polish Cardiac Society we provided recommendations for the echocardiographic services, in order to ensure maximum possible safety and efficiency of imagers facing epidemic threat. Now, with much better knowledge and larger experience in treating...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piotr Szyma ński Andrzej Gackowski Katarzyna Mizia-Stec Jaros ław D Kasprzak Magdalena Lipczy ńska Piotr Lipiec Olga Trojnarska Paulina Wejner-Mik Danuta Sorysz Bo żena Sobkowicz Zofia Oko-Sarnowska Andrzej Wysoki ński Andrzej Szyszka Edyta P łońsk Source Type: research

Expert opinion of a Working Group on Leadless Pacing appointed by the National Consultant in Cardiology and the Board of the Heart Rhythm Section of the Polish Cardiac Society
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):604-608. doi: 10.33963/KP.15982.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125944 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15982 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maciej Kempa Source Type: research

Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and cor triatriatum sinistrum. A casuistic coexistence
Kardiol Pol. 2021 Jun 14. doi: 10.33963/KP.a2021.0033. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125945 | DOI:10.33963/KP.a2021.0033 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kacper Milczanowski Pawe ł Tyczyński Maciej D ąbrowski Mariusz K łopotowski Adam Witkowski Ilona Micha łowska Source Type: research

Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia due to APOB genetic variant with unusual clinical course
Kardiol Pol. 2021 Jun 14. doi: 10.33963/KP.a2021.0034. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125946 | DOI:10.33963/KP.a2021.0034 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Krzysztof Chlebus Marta Żarczyńska-Buchowiecka Marcin Pajkowski Magdalena Chmara Tycho R Tromp Marcin Grucha ła Source Type: research

Long-term clinical follow-up of the resorbable magnesium scaffolds in acute coronary syndrome patients
CONCLUSIONS: The use of the RMSs in selected ACS patients is associated with procedural safety and promising early and long-term clinical efficacy and safety outcomes. Proper lesion selection is key to the long-term success of bioresorbable technology in this patient population.PMID:34125947 | DOI:10.33963/KP.a2021.0035 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Adrian W łodarczak Magdalena Łanocha Maciej Lesiak Johan Benett Marek Szudrowicz Artur Jastrz ębski Maciej P ęcherzewski Jan Jakub Kulczycki Łukasz Furtan Karol Turkiewicz Andrzej Korda Source Type: research

Direct oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation and liver cirrhosis: a single-center experience
Kardiol Pol. 2021 Jun 14. doi: 10.33963/KP.a2021.0036. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125948 | DOI:10.33963/KP.a2021.0036 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gabriela Rusin Micha ł Ząbczyk Joanna Natorska Krzysztof Piotr Malinowski Anetta Undas Source Type: research

Pol-tako - the first, nationwide Polish multicenter analysis of patients with takotsubo syndrome
Kardiol Pol. 2021 Jun 14. doi: 10.33963/KP.a2021.0037. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125949 | DOI:10.33963/KP.a2021.0037 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Monika Budnik Rados ław Piątkowski Martyna Zaleska Dorota Ochijewicz Ma łgorzata Zalewska-Adamiec Renata Rajtar-Salwa Micha ł Susuł Mi łosz Marona Agnieszka Wojtkowska Aneta Klotzka Sylwia Iwa ńczyk Dominika Duda-Pyszny Jacek Legutko Mariusz G ąsi Source Type: research

Gene variants of the renin angiotensin aldosterone system for risk stratification in heart disease
Kardiol Pol. 2021 Jun 14. doi: 10.33963/KP.a2021.0038. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125950 | DOI:10.33963/KP.a2021.0038 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Barry R Palmer Source Type: research

New publisher of Kardiologia Polska: what do we hope for in May 2021?
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):487. doi: 10.33963/KP.2021.0015.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125918 | DOI:10.33963/KP.2021.0015 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anetta Undas Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of different models of cardiac telerehabilitation
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):489-490. doi: 10.33963/KP.2021.0022.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125919 | DOI:10.33963/KP.2021.0022 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Martijn Scherrenberg Maarten Falter Paul Dendale Source Type: research

Dobutamine stress echocardiography for low gradient aortic stenosis: current practice in Poland
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):491-492. doi: 10.33963/KP.2021.0014.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125920 | DOI:10.33963/KP.2021.0014 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sahrai Saeed Øyvind Bleie John B Chambers Source Type: research

Non-cardiovascular comorbidities in heart failure patients and their impact on prognosis
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):493-502. doi: 10.33963/KP.15934.ABSTRACTWith the aging of the population and improvement of life expectancy of patients with heart disease, there is an increase in non-cardiovascular (CV) comorbidities affecting chronic heart failure (HF) patients. The increased prevalence of different CV and non-CV comorbidities is a rising problem in the management of patients with HF, mostly because these comorbidities may lead to poor prognosis, increase of hospitalizations and mortality rate. Recently, important data from multicenter randomized studies point to diabetes mellitus or iron deficiency as new pharma...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Michele Correale Stefania Paolillo Valentina Mercurio Gaetano Ruocco Carlo G Tocchetti Alberto Palazzuoli Source Type: research

Can sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors be beneficial in patients with acute myocardial infarction?
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):503-509. doi: 10.33963/KP.15969.ABSTRACTThe sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i), empagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and canagliflozin, have shown impressive beneficial effects in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in mandatory cardiovascular outcome trials. Retrospective data analysis revealed signals that pointed towards positive effects independent of the antidiabetic effects. This could be confirmed for empagliflozin and dapagliflozin in chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction alone, where rates of hospitalization for heart failure and cumulative major adverse cardiovas...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dirk von Lewinski Martin Benedikt Norbert Tripolt Markus Wallner Harald Sourij Ewald Kolesnik Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of telerehabilitation in patients with heart failure in Poland: an analysis based on the results of Telerehabilitation in the Heart Failure Patients (TELEREH-HF) randomized clinical trial
CONCLUSIONS: The use of telerehabilitation was found cost-effective in Poland, i.e., the clinical benefits justify the additional costs.PMID:34125923 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15885 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maciej Niewada Bernadetta Tabor Ewa Piotrowicz Ryszard Piotrowicz Grzegorz Opolski Maciej Banach Micha ł Jakubczyk Source Type: research

Polish Multicenter Registry (Pol-LAS-SE registry). Stress echocardiography in low-gradient aortic stenosis in Poland: numbers, settings, results, complications and clinical practice
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):517-524. doi: 10.33963/KP.15929.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The diagnostic workup of low-gradient aortic stenosis (LG AS) is a challenge in clinical practice.AIMS: Our goal was to assess the diagnostic value of stress echocardiography (SE) performed in patients with undefined LG AS with low and preserved ejection fraction (EF) and the impact of its result on therapeutic decisions in Polish third level of reference.METHODS: All the patients with LG AS and with SE performed were recruited in 16 Polish cardiology departments between 2016 and 2019. The main exclusion criteria were as follows: moderate or severe...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Edyta P łońska-Gościniak Jaros ław D Kasprzak Tomasz Kukulski Katarzyna Mizia-Stec Maciej Haberka Ludmi ła Daniłowicz Ma łgorzata Peregud-Pogorzelska Janusz Kochanowski Ma łgorzata Knapp Miros ław Marciniak Barbara Brzezi ńska Piotr Go ściniak Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation risk scores to evaluate left atrial substrate based on voltage analysis in long-standing persistent type of arrhythmia
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):525-530. doi: 10.33963/KP.15902.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Pre-ablation identification of left atrial (LA) low voltage areas (LVA) among long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (LSPAF) population remains challenging.AIMS: The aim of the study was to analyze the potential of selected scores originally developed to assess arrhythmia recurrences, thromboembolic complications, or progression from paroxysmal to persistent AF to predict the presence of LA-LVA in LSPAF patients.METHODS: One hundred and fifty-two patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation followed by high-density-high-resolution LA voltage m...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rados ław Marek Kiedrowicz Maciej Wielusi ński Andrzej Wojtarowicz Jaros ław Kaźmierczak Source Type: research

Is the extent of left atrial fibrosis associated with body mass index in patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation?
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):531-538. doi: 10.33963/KP.15910.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Left atrial (LA) fibrosis is associated with a higher rate of recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Body mass index (BMI) is strongly associated with the prevalence of AF, but there is insufficient data about the association between BMI and LA fibrosis.AIMS: The aim of the study was to examine the association between LA fibrosis and BMI in patients with AF undergoing PVI.METHODS: In 114 patients an electro-anatomical voltage map was created using the CARTO 3 three-dimensional system before PVI. The total fibro...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Janko Szavits Nossan Igor Šesto Kre šimir Štambuk Tomislav Šipić Robert Bernat Ivan Gudelj Luka Rotkvi ć Marinko Žulj Jure Mirat Source Type: research

Longitudinal assessment of cardiac function in extremely low birth weight children at 7 and 11 years of age: implications for adult medicine
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):539-545. doi: 10.33963/KP.15916.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The long-term impact of extreme prematurity on cardiac structure and function has not been fully evaluated.AIMS: The aim of the study was to assess cardiac condition at 11 years of age in a local cohort of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) children born between 2002 and 2004 and to compare it to a previous study in the same group at 7 years of age.METHODS: Sixty-four children with ELBW (median birth weight of 890 g) and 36 children born at full term underwent echocardiography and physical examination.RESULTS: M-mode echocardiography parameters, exp...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andrzej Grudzie ń Mateusz Jag ła Ma łgorzata Klimek Anna Knapp Przemko Kwinta Source Type: research

Neuron-specific enolase concentrations for the prediction of poor prognosis of comatose patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: an observational cohort study
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):546-553. doi: 10.33963/KP.15917.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is a biomarker for neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest with the most evidence collected thus far; however, recommended prognostic cutoff values are lacking owing to the discrepancies in the published data.AIMS: The aim of the study was to establish NSE cutoff values for prognostication in the environment of a cardiac intensive care unit following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA).METHODS: A consecutive series of 82 patients admitted after OHCA were enrolled. Blood samples for the measurement of NSE levels we...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Robert Ryczek Przemys ław J Kwasiborski Jolanta Dymus Agata Galas Anna Ka źmierczak-Dziuk Anna M Karasek Marta Mielniczuk Ma łgorzata Buksińska-Lisik Pawe ł Krzesiński Source Type: research

Platelet function in patients undergoing surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement: a comparative study
CONCLUSIONS: Standard surgical aortic valve replacement is associated with a more pronounced platelet reaction to intervention-induced injury, as compared to the transcatheter-based procedure. The importance of these laboratory findings requires further investigation focused on early and late clinical outcomes.PMID:34125929 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15964 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anna Komosa Bart łomiej Perek Piotr Rzymski Barbara Poniedzia łek Marek Grygier Andrzej Siniawski Katarzyna Szabatowska Jolanta Siller-Matula Marek Jemielity Marcin Misterski Maciej Lesiak Source Type: research

Patients with heart failure and an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: insights from a multicenter registry in Poland
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):562-565. doi: 10.33963/KP.15918.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125930 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15918 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mateusz Tajstra Adam Wojtaszczyk Maciej Sterli ński Ewa Świerżyńska Łukasz Szumowski Miko łaj Tomasiuk Marcin Grabowski Łukasz J Januszkiewicz Janusz Romanek Andrzej Przybylski Przemys ław Mitkowski Aneta Klotzka Andrzej Szafranek Mariusz G ąsior Source Type: research

Impact of diabetes mellitus on the dimensions of normal atherosclerosis-free coronary arteries
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):566-568. doi: 10.33963/KP.15941.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125931 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15941 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jaros ław Skowroński Gary S Mintz Ilona Micha łowska Emilia Szudejko Min Jae Cha Cezary K ępka Mariusz Kruk Jacek Kwieci ński Łukasz Kalińczuk Zbigniew Chmielak Adam Witkowski Micha ł Ciszewski Sang-Wook Kim Jerzy Pr ęgowski Source Type: research

Implementation of laser equipment in a center experienced in lead extraction: safety and efficacy within 1-year follow-up
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):569-571. doi: 10.33963/KP.15983.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125932 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15983 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Agnieszka Katarzy ńska-Szymańska Maciej Grymuza Lidia Chmielewska-Michalak Jacek Migaj Miko łaj Barczyński Romuald Ochotny Maciej Lesiak Przemys ław Mitkowski Source Type: research

Hospitalizations and interventional procedures in cardiology departments in the region of 2.5 million inhabitants during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):572-574. doi: 10.33963/KP.15984.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125933 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15984 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jaros ław Drożdż Grzegorz Piotrowski Marzenna Zieli ńska Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz Andrzej Lubi ński Jan Krekora Micha ł Krejca Pawe ł Ptaszyński Jaros ław Kaźmierczak Jaros ław D Kasprzak Source Type: research

Left ventricular mass mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: an initial manifestation of squamous cell carcinoma
Kardiol Pol. 2021;79(5):575-576. doi: 10.33963/KP.15878.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34125934 | DOI:10.33963/KP.15878 (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Şahhan Kılıç Tufan Çınar Vedat Çiçek Mehmet Uzun Murat Sel çuk Ahmet L ütfullah Orhan Source Type: research