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Papillary fibroelastomas represent less than 10% of all primary cardiac tumours. They are usually incidental autopsy or surgical findings, or detected during echocardiography or catheterization. The case of a 58-year-old man with typical exertional chest pain hospitalized for an elective multislice computed tomography (MSCT) scan of the coronary arteries is(More)
OBJECTIVES 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(More)
The anomalous origin and course of coronary vessels are rare and in some cases may lead to the symptoms of heart ischaemia. The paper presents the case of a 63-year-old patient with angina pectoris evaluated in ECG-gated multi-slice CT and coronarography in whom the concomitant ectopic origin of the recessive right coronary artery from the left sinus of(More)
We report a typical case of lead-dependent infective endocarditis in an 84 year-old patient, occurring two years after pacemaker implantation. Before the correct diagnosis was reached, the patient was repeatedly hospitalised in several centres due to fever of unknown origin. Eventually, the diagnosis was confirmed when the patient was referred for(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)
BACKGROUND Despite advances in electrotherapy, late complications constitute an increasing clinical and therapeutic problem. Transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is becoming a safe and effective approach to the treatment of such complications. AIM To assess indications for TLE and to evaluate safety and efficacy of TLE procedures. METHODS A retrospective(More)
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)
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)
Taurine applied to rats intracerebroventricularly in doses 0.1--3.0 mg increased ACh level and decreased ACh synthesis in the cerebral cortex. In the striatum ACh level was increased after doses of 0.1--3.0 mg and ACh synthesis was decreased after 0.01--3.0 mg. In the hippocampus taurine appeared to decrease both ACh level (0.5--3.0 mg) and synthesis(More)