Edyta Płońska

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Alcohol ablation of the interventricular septum is a well-established method of treatment in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The extent of ablation-induced iatrogenic infarction is usually assessed by the use of echocardiography. The role of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in this setting has not yet been well established. In this report we(More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the impact of morbid obesity on systolic and diastolic heart function in severely obese, but otherwise healthy subjects and age-matched controls. METHODS Overall, 27 obese patients: 19 female (F) and 8 male (M) mean age 37 ± 9, mean body mass index (BMI) 46 ± 6 and 27 control subjects: mean age 36 ± 10, mean BMI 23 ± 3 were examined(More)
UNLABELLED Practising a record-seeking sport may in consequence lead to morphological and functional changes in a heart muscle. The physiological changes which are result of heart's adaptation to a greater physical effort are called "sportsman's heart". AIM OF THE THESIS: The value of echocardiographic tests in detecting and designating frequency of(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the safety, adverse effects and complications of the dobutamine stress echocardiography (ED). 582 patients without previous infarction were prospectively studied with ED. There were 196 female and 368 male, age varied from 27 to 74 years, mean 52. Dobutamine was given in stepwise increasing doses from 5 to 40(More)
The relation of resting electrocardiographic (ECG) patterns to angiographic features was assessed in 566 patients with chest pain regarded as definite or probable stable angina pectoris. The indications for catheterization in each patient were determined at the discretion of the attending physician. All patients underwent diagnostic coronary angiography(More)
UNLABELLED To determine the diagnostic value of the electrocardiographic exercise testing (EET) in 551 patients with chest pain regarded as definite or probable stable angina pectoris (CAD), results of performed EET were compared with coronary angiography. All patients underwent exercise testing according to the Bruce protocol. The criterion for a positive(More)
UNLABELLED The relation of stress dobutamine echocardiography test results to angiographic features was assessed in 551 patients with chest pain regarded as definite or probable stable angina pectoris. The indications for catheterization in each patient were determined at the discretion of the attending physician. All patients underwent diagnostic coronary(More)
This study aimed at assessing ECHO image quality of the left ventricle during dobutamine stress echocardiography (ED). The study involved 582 patients without previous myocardial infarction. Their age ranged from 27 to 74 years, mean age 52 +/- 9. Dobutamine was given in stepwise increasing doses from 5 to 40 mcg/kg per minute. Atropine was added in 253(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to analyze the functional and structural changes in the echocardiographic parameters of the left ventricle (LV) in adult patients (pts) with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) without any treatment in childhood before and after one year long somatropin treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twelve GHD pts (mean age 42 +/- 10(More)
To assess if the presence of false tendons (FT) in the left ventricle can be an independent factor increasing the risk of ventricular arrhythmias in apparently healthy subjects, we examined 38 persons aged 18-60 years in whom during echocardiographic examination we accidently found FT in the left ventricle. No other echocardiographic disorders were present.(More)