Andrzej Lubiński

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CONTEXT Very-long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3 PUFAs) from fish are thought to reduce risk of sudden death, possibly by reducing susceptibility to cardiac arrhythmia. OBJECTIVE To study the effect of supplemental fish oil vs placebo on ventricular tachyarrhythmia or death. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS The Study on Omega-3 Fatty acids(More)
There is evidence from experimental studies that the time interval from the peak to the end of T-wave reflects the transmural dispersion in repolarization (electrical gradient) between myocardial "layers" (epicardial, M-cells, endocardial). Since Congenital Long QT Syndrome (LQTS) is considered to be classical disease or repolarisation abnormalities, we(More)
In humans, innate immune recognition of mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae, involves toll-like receptor-2 (TLR-2), expressed on immature dendritic cells (DCs), and the T-cell gammadelta receptor expressed by a subpopulation of T cells that utilize Vdelta2 (Vdelta2 T cells). To investigate modulatory relationships(More)
INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) is a frequent complication of diabetes mellitus and has a negative impact on the cardiovascular system. There are no data about the occurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in the population with DAN. MATERIAL AND METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Antiarrhythmic drugs are still used for the treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmias, in combination with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators or without them. AIM OF THE STUDY In a double-blind randomized crossover design, the short- and long-term efficacy and safety of oral dofetilide or oral sotalol were compared in 135 patients with(More)
Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car. Driving restrictions vary across different countries in Europe. The most recent recommendations for driving of ICD patients in Europe were published in 1997 and focused mainly on patients implanted(More)
BACKGROUND Safety of patients with malignant ventricular arrhythmias, treated with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), depends on the possibility of immediate and effective intracardiac defibrillation. It is especially important in those patients in whom there is a risk of increased defibrillation threshold (DFT) of ventricular fibrillation (VF).(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes. It is defined as an impaired control of the cardiovascular system by the autonomic nervous system. The gold standard in detecting it is the Ewing test suite. The usefulness of other methods is still a subject of research. AIM The aim of this(More)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a highly efficient treatment modality for patients with severe congestive heart failure and intraventricular dyssynchrony. However, the high individual cost and technical complexity of the implantation may limit its widespread utilization. The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) launched a project to assess(More)
Experimental studies have shown that transmural dispersion of repolarization (DoR), defined as the difference in action potential duration between mid-myocardial M-cells, epicardial, and endocardial cells is reflected in the duration of the terminal portion of the T wave (TpTe) on the surface ECG. Since DoR is an important factor associated with the(More)