Dominik Drobiński

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INTRODUCTION Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically relevant arrhythmia and it is strongly associated with stroke. Left atrial appendage (LAA) is considered to be the most often source of thrombotic material. In recent decades a number surgical, percutaneous and hybrid approaches for LAA occlusion have been described revealing very different(More)
BACKGROUND Reliable temporary vascular access is necessary for haemodialysis when the establishment of permanent access is not possible. Double-lumen catheters are favoured in most cases. These catheters are commonly inserted percutaneously using anatomic landmarks, but the technique is far from being perfect and serious complications may occur during the(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)
The presented case of a patient in cardiogenic shock in the course of aortic dissection with concomitant cerebral circulation illustrates the effectiveness of sonography in the intensive care unit as a tool that aids the diagnostic process. Point-of-care sonography involves ultrasound assessment performed by the attending physician, being an integral part(More)
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