Beata Spinczyk

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
INTRODUCTION Despite advances in medicine, chronic systolic heart failure (CHF) due to hypertension still constitutes a serious clinical challenge. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to determine risk mortality factors in a 3-year follow-up of patients with CHF due to hypertension. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study involved 140 consecutive stable(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the occurence of death and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with normal (group A) and elevated (group B) plasma bilirubin levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS We evaluated 124 patients (83% males, mean age 50.1 +/- 7.7 yrs) in New York Heart Association class II and III with hypertension-related(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between late gadolinium-enhanced (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) and immunohistochemical markers of inflammation in patients with heart failure and a reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). MATERIAL AND METHODS Endomyocardial biopsy and CMR were performed in 38 consecutive patients (24(More)
BACKGROUND Impairment of right ventricular function is a common finding in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The aim of the study was to assess the function of the right ventricle by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) in relation to NT-proBNP concentration in patients with DCM. METHODS 29 patients with DCM were studied. Group I (n = 21) constituted of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to assess the relationships among serum neopterin (NPT), β2-microglobulin (β2-M) levels, clinical status, and endomyocardial biopsy results of dilated cardiomyopathy patients (DCM). METHODS Serum NPT and β-2 M were determined in 172 nonischaemic DCM patients who underwent right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy and 30(More)
  • 1