Krzysztof Stanisław Gołba

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BACKGROUND The skeletonization of internal thoracic artery is postulated to improve graft length, early blood flow, sternal blood supply, and postoperative respiratory function. Concern exists that skeletonization may injure internal thoracic artery, precluding good results of surgery. Reports on endothelial function of skeletonized internal thoracic artery(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been recently suggested that perivascular tissue (PVT) releases hypothetic adipocyte- or adventitia-derived relaxing factor. The aim of the study was to assess anticontractile properties of perivascular tissue of human internal thoracic artery (ITA) and to check if this activity is nitric oxide (NO)- or prostacyclin-dependent. We also(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) with 2-dimensional echocardiography (2D echo) in the assessment of left ventricle (LV) function parameters and mass in patients with ischemic heart disease and severely depressed LV function. Although 2D echo is commonly used to assess LV indices, CMR is the(More)
OBJECTIVE The studies showing the superior characteristics of ITA graft and its impact on the clinical results of coronary artery surgery were performed with ITA harvested almost exclusively as a pedicle. This study assesses the impact of ITA skeletonization on its innervation and reactivity. METHODS Segments of skeletonized and non-skeletonized ITA were(More)
OBJECTIVES The study was designed to assess whether diazoxide-mediated cardioprotection might be used in human subjects during cardiac surgery. METHODS Forty patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting were randomized to receive intermittent warm blood antegrade cardioplegia supplemented with either diazoxide (100 micromol/L) or placebo (n = 20 in(More)
UNLABELLED Advanced atherosclerotic changes in aortal wall are an important factor in taking decision to use minimal-invasive method of coronary artery by-pass grafting. There are some methods for diagnosing atherosclerotic changes in ascending aorta, i.e.: roentgenogram, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, transthoracic echocardiography and(More)
The reactivity of isolated, electrically driven, right human atrial muscle to norepinephrine was studied in patients with coronary heart disease, with and without proximal right coronary artery occlusion, and in patients with mitral valve disease. The dose-effect curves for norepinephrine and ED50 doses for each group were compared. We found no difference(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease in which inflammatory process provoked by different antibodies affects many organs and systems. The circulatory system is one of them. In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus cardiac disorders are generally known and well proved. It is known that this disease has heritage background. Thus, the offsprings of(More)
In this review authors describe the mechanisms and possibilities of attenuation of ischaemia reperfusion injury in the myocardium. They describe modified reperfusion (postconditioning) and discuss its use in basic and clinical research. The proposed effects of modified reperfusion on the reperfusion injury were also depicted and compared to the mechanisms(More)
A case of recurrent severe mitral regurgitation following blunt chest trauma with deceleration injury in a 61-year-old woman is presented. The patient had undergone previous CABG and mitral annuloplasty with the use of a flexible (Duran) ring. At reoperation, partial dehiscence of the annuloplasty ring, which had become rigid, was found. This was(More)