Karolina Wojtczak-Soska

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The identification of a good prognostic factor of neurological outcome after cardiac arrest is needed. S-100B protein seems to be a promising early predictor of brain damage. Yet it is necessary to reach a consensus on cut-off values, time of blood sampling and the predictive accuracy of S-100B protein. The present review summarizes the data about the(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) is poor. ST2 protein is a promising prognostic biomarker for CHF. ST2 belongs to the cardioprotective signalling pathway involving interleukin-33 and its concentration in the serum depends on the biomechanical stress of cardiomyocytes (biomechanical strain). AIM To determine the(More)
INTRODUCTION ST2 protein is the interleukin 33 (IL-33) receptor, whose serum level depends on the biomechanical strain of cardiac myocytes. The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between soluble ST2 (sST2) level and traditional factors in patients with chronic heart failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-six patients (mean age 62 years, 75%(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is recommended after cardiac surgery. Secondary prevention through exercise training is one of the best scientifically-proven ways of decreasing mortality and enhancing quality of life in cardiovascular disorders. Studies into the use of CR in different groups of patients after cardiac surgery are limited. AIM To(More)
INTRODUCTION sST2 protein is a new biomarker. Its prognostic value in chronic heart failure (CHF) is still unclear. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the value of sST2 protein in patients with CHF during 1-year follow-up after hospitalization for prediction of adverse events: cardiovascular death, rehospitalization, an increase in diuretic(More)
BACKGROUND Hospitalizations due to worsening chronic heart failure (CHF) are common. However, the relationship between a single measurement of soluble ST2 protein (sST2) and the necessity of hospitalization in CHF is still unclear. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the association between a single measurement of sST2 concentration and(More)
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