Dariusz Wojciechowski

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AIMS This report describes the baseline characteristics of patients in the Reduction of Events with Darbepoetin alfa in Heart Failure trial (RED-HF) which is testing the hypothesis that anaemia correction with darbepoetin alfa will reduce the composite endpoint of death from any cause or hospital admission for worsening heart failure, and improve other(More)
Cardiac surgeons have to face the problem of impaired left ventricle function in patients undergoing routine valve or coronary procedures. The intra-aortic balloon pump is not always effective in preventing cardiac failure. The idea of using a microaxial rotating pump as a short-term perioperative support seems to be a convenient solution. The case of a(More)
BACKGROUND Renin-angiotensin-system activity, a principal factor determining ventricular remodelling after myocardial infarction (MI), is dependent on local angiotensin II concentration and angiotensin AT1 receptor (AT1R) density. The latter is regulated by systemic factors acting independently from angiotensin II concentration. OBJECTIVE To test the(More)
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