Janusz Kochanowski

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We describe a case of an elderly woman who was diagnosed with a biventricular takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) with combination of emotional stress and poorly controlled type 2 diabetes. We observed significant correlation between biphasic improvement of right (after 4 days) and left ventricle function (after 4 weeks) with normalization glycemic status. To(More)
BACKGROUND A number of medications such as beta-blockers,ACE-inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and aldosterone antagonists, improve survival in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction. No therapy has been proved to be beneficial for patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (PLVEF). OBJECTIVES The aim of(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)
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)
Few publications report the possibility of "torsade de pointes"" (TdP) type tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation occurring in patients with prolonged QT syndrome in the course of hypothyroidism. The authors present the case of a 51-year-old woman with Hashimoto disease and hypothyroidism, inadequately supplemented with L-thyroxine. This patient was(More)
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)
INTRODUCTION Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a rare transient cardiomyopathy mimicking acute coronary syndrome (ACS). OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to retrospectively analyze the clinical course, treatment strategies, and follow-up of patients with TTC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among all patients hospitalized in the department between January 2005(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, having a strong impact on long-term stroke and heart failure prevalence and mortality. Nowadays, rapid development in the field of minimising the invasiveness of surgical ablation of AF can be observed. AIM To report on the feasibility and early results of the first Polish experience with(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years large scale clinical trials have cleary shown that a number of pharmacological treatments can improve the outcomes of patients (pts) with chronic heart failure (CHF). AIM The aim of this study was to assess the effect of optimal neurohormal blockade in pts with chronic heart failure on survival during 12 month follow-up. (More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a clinical condition mimicking acute myocardial infarction. A specific biomarker for TTC screening is required, but until now, no single biomarker has been established for the early diagnosis of TTC and differentiation from ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). In our study we focused on the simple(More)