Edyta Płońska

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BACKGROUND High-dose statins are used in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) to reduce inflammation. The aim of the study was the evaluation of the influence of low-dose atorvastatin (20 mg) on selected inflammatory parameters and clinical outcomes after ACS. METHODS Seventy eight patients (pts) with ACS were randomly divided into group A (39 pts) taking(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)
The purpose of the study was to assess the safety of the dobutamine stress echocardiography (DASE) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). 161 patients (mean age 59 +/- 13 years) with AS were prospectively studied with DASE. There were 58 female and 103 male. Dobutamine was given in stepwise increasing doses from 5 to 40 ug/kg/min. Mean maximal dose achieved(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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
The aim of this study was to determine an association between the ADRB1 1165C>G and 145A>G polymorphisms and hemodynamic response [heart rate (HR), systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure] to dobutamine during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE). The study involved 144 patients with clinical indications for DSE. The PCR–restriction fragment(More)