Janusz Kochanowski

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BACKGROUND Despite a substantial progress in diagnosis and therapy, acute myocardial infarction (MI) is a major cause of mortality in the general population. A novel insight into the pathophysiology of myocardial infarction obtained by studying gene expression should help to discover novel biomarkers of MI and to suggest novel strategies of therapy. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is a first-line therapy for patients withdrug-refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). Complete isolation of electrical potentials at the ostium of pulmonary vein (PV) is a challenging procedure. There are different techniques and devicesused for PV isolation (PVI). The objective of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a rare condition that affects mainly aging women. According to a retrospective review, patients with TTC accounted for approximately 2% of all the patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS). A few reports indicated that the average age of TTC patients was 68 years, although children or young adults may also be(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mitoxantrone (MTX) has been shown to reduce progression of disability and number of clinical exacerbations in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Prolonged administration of MTX, however, is limited by the risk of cardiotoxicity. Cardiac monitoring in MTX-treated patients includes usually measurement of left ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND The aims of the study are 1) to assess antiarrhythmic prophylaxis efficacy during the first 2 months after radiofrequency ablation (ARF) due to AF; 2) to define risk factors for early AF recurrence (EAFR) after ARF; 3) to determine the long-term follow-up results and risk factors for late AF recurrence (LAFR). METHODS A total number of 210(More)
The recurrence after ten years — " mother in−law variant " of tako−tsubo syndrome Nawrót zespołu tako-tsubo po 10 latach — " wariant teściowej " A b s t r a c t The recurrence of left ventricular apical ballooning (LVAB) or tako-tsubo syndrome seems to be rare. Little data exists regarding the recurrence of the disease, especially over the long-term(More)
Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) evolves to less invasive, safer and technically easier procedures mostly due to the electrophysiological studies, technological progress and creativeness in ablation systems construction. We present first clinical experience, mid- and long-term results of AF treatment with new liquid nitrogen cryothermy device(More)
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