Andrzej Szyszka

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BACKGROUND Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is known to contribute to a poor prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). Current guidelines do not recommend cardiac surgery in patients with FMR and impaired ejection fraction due to the high procedural risk. Percutaneous techniques aimed at mitral valve repair may constitute an alternative to(More)
BACKGROUND Structural heart disease, including valvular disease as well as congenital defects, causes important alterations in heart anatomy. As a result, individualised planning for both surgical and percutaneous procedures is crucial for procedural optimisation. Three dimensional (3D) rapid prototyping techniques are being utilised to aid operators in(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate, in adult patients after successful repair of aortic coarctation, potential relationships between B-type natriuretic peptide levels and exercise capacity and the following factors: arterial hypertension, residual stenosis of the ascending aorta, and age at the time of surgery. The study group comprised 74 patients (45(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of surgical correction, arterial hypertension may persist in a significant proportion of patients with aortic coarctation. AIM To asses arterial blood pressure (BP) and left ventricular (LV) mass and function in adult patients who underwent surgical repair of aortic coarctation. METHODS The study group consisted of 56 patients (27(More)
UNLABELLED Practising a record-seeking sport may in consequence lead to morphological and functional changes in a heart muscle. The physiological changes which are result of heart's adaptation to a greater physical effort are called "sportsman's heart". AIM OF THE THESIS: The value of echocardiographic tests in detecting and designating frequency of(More)
UNLABELLED Adults with patent atrial septal defect (ASD) usually find their exercise capacity satisfactory, and therefore hesitate to accept proposed surgical treatment of the heart disease. The aim of our study was to evaluate both the exercise capacity, using the cardio-pulmonary stress test, and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in asymptomatic(More)
INTRODUCTION Ebstein's anomaly is defined as the significant apical displacement of the part of the tricuspid valve causing significant tricuspid regurgitation and reduction of the functional right ventricle. The aim of the study was to evaluate exercise capacity with cardiopulmonary stress testing and to determine plasma BNP levels in adults with Ebstein's(More)
BACKGROUND Adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) usually find their exercise capacity satisfactory. However, objective evaluation is important for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. The aim of this study was to evaluate exercise capacity using cardiopulmonary exercise tests and measurement of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in(More)