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Dual and triple antithrombotic therapies: current patterns of practice and controversies.
Abstract Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) has been the cornerstone of antithrombotic management for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Despite low-quality evidence, triple antithrombotic therapy involving acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel and warfarin or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) has been recommended in patients with concomitant atrial fibrillation undergoing PCI, who require long-term oral anticoagulation, although such strategy is associated with a substantially increased risk of bleeding compared with DAPT. NOAC combined with P2Y12 inhibitor alone appear to be...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Crowther M, Eikelboom J Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Antiplatelet therapy for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
Abstract Considerable variation in the use and duration of antiplatelet medications during the perioperative and postoperative care of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reflects limited studies focused directly on these patients as well as variation in the results reported. In this review we will highlight the incidence and mechanisms of graft closure as well as the evidence in support of antiplatelet therapy that is balanced by the impact of antiplatelet therapy on the risk of bleeding to provide recommendations for the use of antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing CABG. Low dose ace...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: DeStephan CM, Schneider DJ Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: the optimal alternative to cardiac reoperation also from the patient's perspective.
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Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Amat-Santos IJ, Catalá P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty in the modern era.
PMID: 29756189 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Saccocci M, Taramasso M, Maisano F Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Patient-prosthesis mismatch after minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
PMID: 29756190 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Filip G, Litwinowicz R, Kapelak B, Bryndza M, Bartus M, Konstanty-Kalandyk J, Ceranowicz P, Brzezinski M, Gafoor S, Bartus K Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Use of adipose-derived stromal cells in the treatment of chronic ischaemic heart disease: safety and feasibility study.
ski J PMID: 29756191 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konstanty-Kalandyk J, Piątek J, Chrapusta A, Song BH, Urbańczyk-Zawadzka M, Ślósarczyk B, Majka M, Kędziora A, Bartuś K, Podolec P, Kapelak B, Sadowski J Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Heart rate variability during and after chemotherapy with anthracycline in patients with breast cancer.
PMID: 29756192 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stachowiak P, Milchert-Leszczyńska M, Falco M, Wojtarowicz A, Kaliszczak R, Safranow K, Kornacewicz-Jach Z Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Selected adipokines and thickness of the intima-media complex in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
man P PMID: 29756193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hrycek E, Banasiewicz-Szkróbka I, Żurakowski A, Dworak J, Błaszczak E, Franek A, Buszman P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of prolonged mild therapeutic hypothermia treatment in patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: preliminary data.
PMID: 29756194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kowalik R, Szczerba E, Żukowska K, Szepietowska K, Kołtowski Ł, Peller M, Fojt A, Opolski G Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Should the family witness cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Perceptions of health professionals in Poland.
PMID: 29756195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rzońca P, Rudnicka-Drożak E, Rybojad B, Panczyk M, Gotlib J, Gałązkowski R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm in Loeys-Dietz syndrome.
PMID: 29756196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jakimowicz T, Macech M, Hammer P, Grochowiecki T, Nazarewski S Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Late left atrioventricular disruption: an unusual complication of mitral valve replacement after endocarditis.
PMID: 29756197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Silveira I, Santos RB, Rodrigues P, Cabral S, Torres S Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for a long diffuse coronary lesion: insights from optical coherence tomography at 25-month follow-up.
PMID: 29756198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Basavarajaiah S, Naganuma T, Watkin R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Borderline bilateral renal artery stenosis assessed with high-resolution angiography, intravascular ultrasound, and renal fractional flow reserve in a patient with renovascular hypertension.
PMID: 29756199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zieliński K, Kalińczuk Ł, Kądziela J, Witkowski A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Ablation of symptomatic ventricular tachycardia after surgical correction of ventricular septal defect in childhood: using high-density mapping, how precise is EnSite Precision?
zyk R PMID: 29756200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wójcik M, Konarski Ł, Aljabali P, Zając P, Błaszczyk R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in massive pulmonary embolism.
PMID: 29756201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stefaniak S, Puślecki M, Ligowski M, Szarpak Ł, Jemielity M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

A serial three- and nine-year optical coherence tomography evaluation of neoatherosclerosis progression after sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: At 9-year after implantation of early-generation DES no significant neoatherosclesis progression was observed among patients with uneventful follow-up at 3 years after PCI, as assessed by OCT. These observations need to be confirmed in larger studies, including also the current generation of DES. PMID: 29750431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - May 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tomaniak M, Kochman J, Kołtowski Ł, Pietrasik A, Rdzanek A, Jąkała J, Proniewska K, Malinowski K, Ochijewicz D, Filipiak KJ, Brugaletta S, Opolski G Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Linseed oil increases HDL3 cholesterol and decreases blood pressure in patients diagnosed with mild hypercholesterolemia.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Linseed oil has cardio-protective effects. However, its antihypertensive action has not yet been well characterized. AIM: The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of short-term dietary supplementation with linseed oil on blood pressure (BP) and lipid metabolism in patients with mild hypercholesterolemia. The secondary aim was to evaluate the effect of linseed oil on nitric oxide pathway and selected serum trace metals. METHODS: 150 volunteers: 43 men (49.9±11.5 years) and 107 women (53.2±10.3 years), diagnosed with mild hypercholesterolemia, were asse...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - April 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Skoczyńska AH, Gluza E, Wojakowska A, Turczyn B, Skoczyńska M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Reperfusion treatment in acute myocardial infarction in elderly patients.
Abstract In this paper our current knowledge of reperfusion therapy in elderly patients with an ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) is summarised. Placebo-controlled trials of fibrinolytic agents, direct comparative trials of fibrinolytic agents and antithrombotic co-therapies, and randomised trials of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus fibrinolytic therapy as well as registries are briefly reviewed, focusing on the impact of age. The benefit and risk of a combined pharmacological and mechanical approach is presented. Important differences between a "facilitated PCI&q...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - April 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Van de Werf F Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The usefulness of C-reactive protein for the prediction of post-infarct left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure.
Abstract Acute myocardial infarction (MI) provokes a systemic inflammatory response that may contribute to the development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and heart failure (HF). Patients with post-infarct HF with concomitant LVSD have the most unfavourable long-term prognosis. Measurement of C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration reflecting an involvement of inflammatory pathways in post-infarct myocardial damage offers an attractive strategy to improve risk stratification and clinical decision-making for early management of high-risk patients. Despite growing evidence for the prognostic value of ...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - April 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Swiatkiewicz I, Taub PR Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Prognostic value of selected risk scales in patients with end-stage heart failure.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrated that elevated MELD-XI and MAGGIC scores and lowered HFSS scores were associated with an increased risk of death during the one-year follow-up. The prognostic utility of the MELD-XI scoring system was better than that of the HFSS scale, while the MAGGIC scale was comparable to the HFSS. PMID: 29633233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - April 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Szczurek W, Szyguła-Jurkiewicz B, Zakliczyński MW, Król B, Gąsior M, Zembala M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Lead-related complications after DDD pacemaker implantation.
CONCLUSIONS: Leads with polyurethane 80A insulation, unipolar construction and implantation via subclavian vein puncture exhibited the worst long-term performance. PMID: 29633234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - April 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dębski M, Ulman M, Ząbek A, Boczar K, Haberka K, Kuniewicz M, Lelakowski J, Małecka B Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty. Beyond classical indications.
Abstract BACKGROUNDIn patients with mitral stenosis (MS) percutaneous mitral balloon valvuloplasty (PMBV) aims to improve both the symptoms and prognosis. Although there is some evidence of potential long-term benefits from PMBV in asymptomatic patients with mitral valve area (MVA) 1.0-1.5cm2, nonetheless there is lack of follow-up data of symptomatic MS-patients with MVA>1.5cm2, who underwent PMBV.METHODSWe retrospectively determined peri-procedural results of symptomatic patients who underwent PMBV for MS with MVA>1.5cm2 (group 1) and compared it with control group with MVA≤1.5cm2 (group 2).In 116 patie...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tyczyński P, Chmielak Z, Rużyłło W, Demkow M, Dąbrowski M, Konka M, Gajda J, Stokłosa P, Witkowski A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Results and factors associated with adverse outcome after tricuspid valve replacement.
CONCLUSIONS: Many previous studies reported considerably high mortality and morbidity after tricuspid valve replacement in both early and late postoperative period. Our main finding is that good outcomes for TVR are achievable in properly selected patients. Sixty of 86 patients in our group had preoperative NYHA functional class III and IV, which suggests that surgical timing was late in many patients. On the basis of our observations, we propose that surgical correction of severe tricuspid valve disease should be considered before the development of advanced heart failure when patients are asymptomatic or only mildly symp...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Litwiński P, Kołsut P, Sitko T, Zieliński T, Hoffman P, Hryniewiecki T, Różański J, Kuśmierczyk M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Polycystic ovary syndrome and nephrotic syndrome. Common causes for premature cardiovascular disease?
PMID: 29558013 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tyczyński P, Norwa J, Rudnicka E, Wieteska M, Duchnowski P, Witkowski A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Cardiovascular safety of novel non-small cell lung cancer oncotherapy in a patient treated with novel generations of tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
PMID: 29558014 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Szymański FM, Płatek AE, Dziadziuszko R, Łęgosz P, Palczewski P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

An unusual angiographic finding in a patient with an established diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy.
PMID: 29558015 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Skowroński JD, Pręgowski J, Tyczyński P, Kalińczuk Ł, Witkowski A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Re-stenting technique with a second drug- -eluting stent and re-narrowing recurrence as assessed in intravascular ultrasound. Mechanism of a late pre-dilatation effect.
PMID: 29558016 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zieliński K, Kalińczuk Ł, Trzciński A, Proczka M, Demkow M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia mimicking ventricular tachycardia on the surface electrocardiogram.
PMID: 29558017 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Buchta P, Myrda K, Wojtaszczyk AJ, Witek M, Gąsior M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

[Intracardiac echocardiography to exclude thrombus in left atrial appendage when transoesophageal echocardiography is uninterpretable].
PMID: 29558018 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piotrowski R, Imiela T, Zaborska B, Kryński T, Kułakowski P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Difficult diagnosis of heart failure in rheumatoid arthritis: six-year follow-up of constrictive pericarditis.
PMID: 29558019 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dudek M, Kałużna-Oleksy M, Migaj J, Siniawski A, Straburzyńska-Migaj E Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

RotaWire-induced coronary perforation and tamponade during rotational atherectomy.
PMID: 29558020 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mantis C, Kintis K, Papadakis E, Patsilinakos S Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Ablation of atrial tachyarrhythmias late after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot: long-term follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: Ablation of CTI-AFL/IART in TOF patients is safe, and effective. AF was observed in most patients during the long-term follow-up. Regardless of the type of the first ablated arrhythmia, all patients required CTI-AFL ablation. PMID: 29537482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Orczykowski M, Borowiec K, Biernacka E, Bodalski R, Urbanek P, Derejko P, Kodziszewska K, Wozniak O, Fronczak A, Marcinkiewicz K, Guzek K, Fil A, Warminski G, Hoffman P, Bilinska M, Szumowski L Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease: new insights.
Abstract The role of oxidative stress in the onset and progression of atherosclerosis and its impact on the development of cardiovascular events has been widely described. Thus, an increased oxidative stress has been described in several atherosclerotic risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, peripheral artery disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and obesity. Among others, specific oxidative pathways involving both pro-oxidant and antioxidant enzymes seem to play a major role in the production of reactive oxidant species (ROS), such as NADPH oxidase, myeloperoxidase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione p...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pignatelli P, Menichelli D, Pastori D, Violi F Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Cryoballoon ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with advanced systolic heart failure and cardiac implantable electronic devices.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation with cryobaloon catheter ablation (CCB) is an effective method oftreatment in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but in patients with heart failure (HF) therole of CCB remains unknown. AIMS: To assess feasibility, effectiveness and safety of CCB in patients with HF and cardiac electronic devices (CIED), the impact of the procedure on symptoms and echocardiographic parameters. METHODS: Thirty consecutive HF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (EF)≤40% and CIED, referred for CCB of AF were included. Procedural parameters were compared to the...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pruszkowska P, Lenarczyk R, Gumprecht J, Jedrzejczyk-Patej E, Mazurek M, Kowalski O, Sokal A, Podolecki T, Morawski S, Streb W, Mitręga K, Kalarus Z Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Differences in knowledge among patients with atrial fibrillation receiving NOACs and vitamin K antagonists.
CONCLUSIONS: The knowledge of arrhythmia and anticoagulation is better regarding the safety issues among subjects on NOACs compared with VKA. Irrespective of the type of OAC therapy, education of AF patients should be improved. PMID: 29528483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - March 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konieczyńska M, Sobieraj E, Bryk AH, Dębski M, Polak M, Podolec P, Małecka B, Pająk A, Desteghe L, Heidbuchel H, Undas A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Digoxin is associated with increased risk of death in heart failure patients treated with beta-blockers. Results from Polish part of ESC HF Long-Term Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: Digoxin is associated with increased risk of death in HFrEF patients without AF history receiving the guideline-directed treatment. It seems to be employed in patients with worse clinical status, which may be at least partially responsible for its association with increased risk of death. PMID: 29476617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Migaj J, Kałużna-Oleksy M, Nessler J, Opolski G, Crespo-Leiro M, Maggioni AP, Grajek S, Ponikowski P, Drożdż J, Straburzyńska-Migaj E Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

[Cardiology telemedicine solutions - opinion of the Committee of Informatics and Telemedicine of Polish Society of Cardiology, Section of Non-invasive Electrocardiology and Telemedicine of Polish Society of Cardiology and Clinical Sciences Committee of the].
ski G Abstract For several years, we have observed the dynamic development of technologies that allow patients to access medical care from the comfort of their homes, without direct contact with the doctor. Innovative solutions based on telemedicine improve care coordination and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, as well as increases patients' security and gives them greater independence, thus eliminating health care inequalities. The rapidly growth of telemedicine and the adoption of new technologies in clinical practice is also observed in Poland. Crucial moment for the telemedicine fa...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piotrowicz R, Krzesiński P, Balsam P, Kempa M, Główczyńska R, Grabowski M, Kołtowski Ł, Lewicka E, Peller M, Piotrowicz E, Podolec J, Stańczyk A, Zajdel J, Opolski G Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Left atrial appendage occlusion: consensus document of Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and Heart Rhythm Section of Polish Cardiac Society.
Abstract Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices have the potential to influence the clinical approach to stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation. A number of percutaneous techniques have been proposed, including various intracardiac plugs and also external ligation. Several devices have been already used in Poland. One of them has been evaluated in randomised controlled trials compared with the current standard of care. Others are less well studied but quite commonly used in Europe. It is anticipated that the use of LAA occlusion technologies in clinical practice will expand. This Consensus D...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Grygier M, Wojakowski W, Smolka G, Demkow M, Wąsek W, Sorysz D, Kralisz P, Bartuś K, Sukiennik A, Pracoń R, Witkowski A, Kowalski O, Legutko J Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Evaluation of indications for reduced-dose NOACs in hospitalized atrial fibrillation patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Standard doses of NOACs were prescribed to most hospitalized AF patients. Apixaban was prescribed more frequently in the reduced dose regimen while the frequencies of standard and reduced doses being prescribed were similar for dabigatran and rivaroxaban alike. Absence of indications for dose reduction as defined in relevant guidelines and Summaries of Product Characteristics was identified in 16% of patients receiving reduced doses of NOACs. More than one indication for dose reduction was identified in most patients receiving reduced-dose dabigatran while one dose reduction was identified in most patients rec...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jelonek O, Gorczyca I, Bączek M, Kośmider P, Wożakowska-Kapłon B Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Editorial.
PMID: 29399764 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Undas A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

[2017 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease].
JL PMID: 29399765 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Baumgartner H, Falk V, Bax JJ, Bonis M, Hamm C, Holm PJ, Iung B, Lancellotti P, Lansac E, Munoz DR, Rosenhek R, Sjögren J, Mas PT, Vahanian A, Walther T, Wendler O, Windecker S, Zamorano JL Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The first successful bridging with an Impella CP ® to minimally invasive HeartMate 3 LVAD implantation in Poland.
The first successful bridging with an Impella CP® to minimally invasive HeartMate 3 LVAD implantation in Poland. Kardiol Pol. 2018;76(1):209 Authors: Antończyk K, Antończyk R, Zembala M, Zakliczyński M, Zembala MO PMID: 29399766 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Antończyk K, Antończyk R, Zembala M, Zakliczyński M, Zembala MO Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Angiographic appearance of the HeartMate 3 ™.
We present the angiographic data of our patient. PMID: 29399767 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Proczka MS, Kalińczuk Ł, Kuśmierczyk M, Demkow M, Trzciński A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Percutaneous transmitral commissurotomy in calcified, restenosed mitral valve: a technical challenge.
PMID: 29399768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sinha SK, Jha MJ, Mishra V, Aggarwal P, Thakur R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Augmented reality in left atrial appendage occlusion.
PMID: 29399769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zbroński K, Rymuza B, Scisło P, Kochman J, Huczek Z Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Device-associated thrombus after left atrial appendage occlusion.
PMID: 29399770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ruivo C, Santos L, Gama V, Fontes-Carvalho R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Cardiac malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours arising from atrial neurofibroma as an unusual complication of neurofibromatosis.
PMID: 29399771 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stępień-Wałek A, Spałek M, Pietrzyk E, Lewitowicz P, Wożakowska-Kapłon B Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Expert consensus on the usefulness of natriuretic peptides in heart failure.
Abstract Heart failure (HF) has becoming an increasing clinical and social problem worldwide and despite modern therapy the syndrome still imposes high burden on healthcare systems. In contrast to western countries, the diagnosis of HF in Poland is established later, at more advanced stage of the disease, thus leaving less time for modern therapy and more frequently requiring hospitalisation. As a result, the alarmingly high proportion of patients with HF is treated in hospitals in Poland. According to current guidelines clinical suspicion of HF should be verified based on early assessment of plasma levels of natr...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nessler J, Straburzyńska-Migaj E, Windak A, Solnica B, Szmitkowski M, Paradowski M, Kaźmierczak J, Puacz E, Rozentryt P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Deciphering bioresorbable stent thrombosis: investigating the mechanisms.
PMID: 29399773 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - February 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kounis NG, Tsigkas G, Koniari I, Tzanis G, Despotopoulos S, Roumeliotis A, Hahalis G Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research