Katarzyna Piestrzeniewicz

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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)
UNLABELLED The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of comprehensive 3-phases cardiac rehabilitation in patients aged up to 55 years after acute myocardial infarction treated with primary coronary intervention (PCI) of the infarction related artery on the cardiovascular status, modification of coronary risk factors, psychological and physical status(More)
INTRODUCTION Diet, exercise, and pharmacological therapy have been shown to be unsatisfactory treatments for severe obesity in the long term. Bariatric surgery is the most effective means to achieve weight loss in morbidly obese subjects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the action of a number of adipocytokines, as well as the metabolic syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND Leptin, a hormone-like peptide secreted by adipose tissue, is a strong correlate of obesity. Conflicting data exist concerning leptin as an independent risk factor of coronary artery disease. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between leptin and obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in men with acute myocardial infarction. (More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with endothelial dysfunction and increased inflammation as well as with expansion of the capillary bed in regional adipose deposits, and a balance between these factors is involved in angiogenesis. Osteopontin (OPN) is a proinflammatory cytokine involved in regulating immune processes and mediating chronic inflammation. Its(More)
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Pregnancy after organ transplantation is becoming relatively common. We present the case of a heart transplant recipient who gave birth to a second child. Despite the fact that the transplanted heart seems to adapt well to the changes caused by pregnancy, gestation in patients after heart transplantation may be complicated by hypertension, pre-eclampsia, or(More)
UNLABELLED In patients suffering from angina like exertional pain or dyspnea with a negative or undiagnosed exercise treadmill test (u/n TET), controversy exists regarding indications to perform coronary angiography. This study was performed in order to evaluate the diagnostic significance of dobutamine echo-stress (DSE) in assessing the possible causes of(More)
Restrictive type bariatric surgery is an effective therapeutic approach that decreases overall mortality in patients with severe obesity. Several new cytokines, including adipocytokines that control energy metabolism, have been discovered recently, but their role in obesity is not fully recognized. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of(More)
Glogar HD, Kaff A, Laggner AN, Maurer G, Mlczoch J, Slany J, Weber HS, Huber K. Implementationof guidelines improves the standardof care: the Viennese registryon reperfusion strategies in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (Vienna STEMI registry). Circulation 2006;113:2398–2405. 45. Wijns W, Kolh P, Danchin N, Di Mario C, FalkV, Folliguet T, Garg S, Huber(More)