Katarzyna Wojtas

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We report a case of a 59 year-old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who developed a pathological structure attached to the lead of cardioverter-defibrillator that has been detected by echocardiography. The authors describe a difficult differential diagnostic process aiming at the differentiation between cardiac device-related infective endocarditis and(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Iron deficiency (ID) may be an important, treatable co-morbidity complicating cardiovascular diseases, but considerable uncertainty exists about the diagnostic accuracy of blood tests. Accordingly, we investigated the relationship between blood tests for ID and iron stores in bone marrow aspirates, the diagnostic gold-standard for ID,(More)
BACKGROUND Deficiencies of anabolic hormones are common in men with heart failure (HF). It remains unclear whether the deranged metabolism of these hormones is the pathophysiological element of HF itself or is the consequence of co-morbidities or/and treatment in HF. METHODS We examined 382 men with systolic HF. Serum hormones (i.e. total testosterone(More)
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