Andrzej Tomaszewski

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Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium is a recently recognized genetic cardiomyopathy. The left ventricle is the most affected site, but right ventricular involvement has been reported in some cases. Diagnosis is made with 2-dimensional echocardiography or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. The major clinical manifestations are heart failure,(More)
Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) may occur in the course of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Patients with RVD need more intensive treatment, and the prognosis is more severe. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of the measurement of the coronary sinus in the assessment of RVD in patients with acute PE and to compare it with other(More)
Vascular lesions must be considered in the differential diagnosis of mediastinal masses. Systemic venous aneurysms are an extremely rare cause of dilatation of the mediastinal shadow on plain chest roentgenograms. We describe what we believe to be the 10th case in the literature of a saccular aneurysm of the superior vena cava, which was detected by(More)
Incorrect implantation of a ventricular pacemaker (PM) lead into the left ventricle (LV) is a known problem associated with permanent pacing. The optimal management of such cases identified late has not been clearly established. Generally acceptable management options are: open-chest cardiac surgery using cardio-pulmonary bypass, chronic anticoagulation and(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a transient cardiomyopathy of unknown origin, clinically manifesting as acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This syndrome mainly occurs in postmenopausal women and has a temporary relationship with emotional or physical stress. CASE REPORT TTS occurred in 46-year-old female patient on the first day after renal(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary atherosclerosis often coexists with acquired valvular disorders. There is growing evidence in literature that these two conditions may have common aetiology. AIM To assess the incidence of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with acquired valvular disorders and to compare clinical parameters as well as the prevalence of risk factors(More)
Lead-dependent infective endocarditis (LDIE) has emerged as a serious complication of electrotherapy in the era of advanced medical technology and is a growing problem due to greater patient longevity, limited electrode life-time, an increasing number of abandoned leads, and subclinical symptoms. We present a case of dramatic course of LDIE in a 26 year-old(More)
BACKGROUND Acute air embolism has been described during central venous cannulation, but it may also occur during catheter removal in a spontaneously breathing patient. We describe an episode of acute coronary ischaemia that occurred during CV catheter removal. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old male, multiple trauma patient was treated over 27 days in an ITU. He(More)
BACKGROUND Lead-dependent tricuspid dysfunction (LDTD) is one of important complications in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. However, this phenomenon is probably underestimated because of an improper interpretation of its clinical symptoms. The aim of this study was to identify LDTD mechanisms and management in patients referred for(More)