Bogdan Kapelak

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BACKGROUND The authors analyzed data from Polish national POL-TAVI registry in terms of paravalvular leak (PVL) occurrence after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and its impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS A total of 331 patients with severe aortic stenosis underwent TAVI (Edwards Sapien, n = 141; CoreValve, n = 190). The grade of PVL and(More)
Allogenic aortic valves are widely used in case of native aortic valve or root disease as well as failed prosthetic valves with great success. At the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, aortic valve or aortic root replacement with allogenic aortic valve has been performed for 23 years. Allogenic(More)
AIMS Proper oral hygiene is an important element in the prevention of many diseases. Oral hygiene habits different depending on the place of residence, age and public awareness. The aim of the study was assessment of oral hygiene habits in a group of patients admitted for cardiac surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS The database has been made on the basis of(More)
Background The aim of the study was to analyze respiratory system function after minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through right anterior minithoracotomy (RAT-AVR). Methods An observational study of 187 patients electively scheduled for RAT-AVR between January 2010 and December 2013. Pulmonary complications were analyzed and spirometry(More)
Difficulties in the differential diagnosis of left ventricular aneurysm - a case report. A case of a 55-year-old male with a post- infarction left ventricular aneurysm is described. The results of such non-invasive tests as echocardiography, angiography and magnetic resonance did not allow to differentiate between true and false aneurysm. The patient(More)
A case of a 62-year-old female with a recurrence of tricuspid regurgitation is presented. This complication occurred after mitral valve implantation and tricuspid valve annuloplasty. Diagnosis and treatment of this condition following rheumatic fever are discussed.
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