Jerzy Krzysztof Wranicz

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BACKGROUND Obesity has been shown to affect heart rate variability (HRV). Adipokines (hormone-like peptides secreted by adipose tissue) display several bioactivities and have an impact on the cardiovascular system. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of obesity (BMI > or = 30) and adipokines (leptin, adiponectin and resistin) on HRV. METHODS(More)
AIMS Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is a clinical syndrome characterized by excessive resting heart rate (HR) or disproportional increasing HR during exercise. The treatment of IST symptoms using beta-blockers or calcium channel-blockers is often non-effective or not well tolerated. Ivabradine is a new agent inhibiting sinus node I(f) current,(More)
BACKGROUND Inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) is a clinical syndrome characterized by excessive resting heart rate (HR) or a disproportional increase in HR during exercise. β-blocker or calcium channel-blocker therapy is often noneffective or not well tolerated. The HR reduction on ivabradine is similar to β-blockers but in some patients its efficacy to(More)
INTRODUCTION There is no consensus on the length of ECG tracing that should be recorded to represent adequate rate control in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). The purpose of the study was to examine whether heart rate measurements based on short-term ECGs recorded at different periods of the day may correspond to the mean heart rate and rate(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that bifocal pacing (BiF) in the right ventricle might be an alternative to unsuccessful left ventricular lead implantation. This case report presents an assessment of the clinical and hemodynamic parameters during a three month follow-up in patients implanted with right ventricular BiF. METHODS Eight patients who underwent(More)
The aim of this study was non-invasive assessment of cardiac function in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In a group of 36 patients with SLE transthoracic echocardiography, standard ECG and the 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring were performed and the results were compared to a control group of 35 healthy volunteers. Significantly lower mean(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease characterized by progressive fibrosis of the skin, and by distinctive forms of internal organ involvement. Symptoms usually occur relatively late and are nonspecific, thus often unrecognized. The purpose of our study was to evaluate cardiac function in patients with SSc by means of(More)
The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is high in chronic kidney disease patients, and it increases with the progression of kidney function deterioration. The most common causes of SDC are the following: ventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachyarrhythmia, tachycardia torsade de pointes, sustained ventricular fibrillation and bradyarrhythmia. Dialysis(More)
BACKGROUND Deceleration capacity (DC) is a novel electrocardiography (ECG) parameter characterizing the overall capacity of slowing down the heart rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and ECG covariates of DC in patients with the first episode of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary angioplasty. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Heart rate variability (HRV) illustrates regulation of the heart by the autonomic nervous system whereas heart rate turbulence (HRT) is believed to reflect baroreflex sensitivity. The aim of this study was to determine the association between HRT and HRV parameters and the relationship between HRT parameters and heart rate and number of(More)