Ewa Wicher-Muniak

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BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis and vascular calcifications are common causes of morbidity and mortality in maintenance haemodialysis patients. In addition to the well-known traditional risk factors, uraemia-specific factors appear to enhance dramatically the progression of the pathological processes involved. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
Atherosclerosis and calcifications in the cardio-vascular system are the most frequent causes of increased morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease treated with hemodialyses. The aim of this study was to estimate the atherosclerosis progression and presence of calcifications in the circulatory system in patients treated with(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive method characterised by high temporal and spacial resolution that makes it possible to obtain very high-quality pictures. It is a less invasive method than TEE and is very significant in the diagnosis of heart tumours. MRI makes it possible to assess the parameters influencing hemodynamic as well as(More)
Chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is associated with a markedly worse prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI).The study aimed to evaluate the relationship between anterior and posterior mitral leaflet angle (MLA) values, left ventricle remodeling and severity of ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR). Methods: Forty-two patients (age 63.5 ± 9.7(More)
The very high cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in hemodialyzed patients (HD) is strongly associated with cardiovascular calcification. The aim of the study was to find the predictors of mortality in HD patients during 5-years observation period. The study group was composed of 64 patients (35 F, 29 M) aged 25-75 years (mean 48.9) hemodialyzed three(More)
BACKGROUND Impaired left ventricular (LV) function with decreased ejection fraction (EF) is a frequent finding in patients with ischaemic heart disease. As a non-invasive method, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become an important diagnostic method in cardiology within the past decade, especially for assessing myocardial function. AIM The(More)
After myocardial infarction the assessment of myocardium viability is essential for further treatment and prognosis. Many adaptation phenomena occur in the ischaemic myocardium. When the compensation mechanisms are exhausted necrosis and apoptosis take place. Magnetic resonance is a method which makes possible an accurate assessment of myocardium viability(More)
PURPOSE CMR is a helpful additional diagnostic method in cardiac imaging. Thanks to high spatial and temporal resolution and high quality of obtained images this method is used in patients with poor echocardiographic acoustic window. We present a case of a patient, in whom CMR was conclusive as a non-invasive method of aortic valve stenosis assessment(More)
The authors described the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of the viability of the left ventricular myocardium in a patient with a history of cardiac infarction treated with primary coronary angioplasty (primary PCI) and with symptoms of postreperfusion injury of the left ventricular muscle (no-reflow phenomenon). The perfusion of(More)