M Pęczkowska

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We report a case of a 53-year-old hypertensive male with takotsubo cardiomyopathy in the setting of pheochromocytoma. Pheochromocytoma presenting as takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a recognized but uncommon occurrence with recently increasing number of published cases. We present typical apical ballooning syndrome, with transient left ventricular apical(More)
CONTEXT Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas (PPGLs) exhibit variable malignancy, which is difficult to determine by histopathology, amine measurements or tissue genetic analyses. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether a 51-neuroendocrine gene blood analysis has clinical utility as a diagnostic and prognostic marker. DESIGN Prospective cohort study.(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the ongoing study is to analyze retinal arteriolar structure in patients with pheochromocytoma (Pheo), a form of secondary hypertension characterized by excessive catecholamine secretion as compared with well-matched patients with essential hypertension (EHT).(Figure is included in full-text article.) DESIGN AND METHOD : We examined(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to analyse plasma renin activity (PRA), aldosterone (Ald) and catecholamines at rest, after psychological stress and physical exercise in patients with essential hypertension (EH) and normotensive persons with (FH +) and without (FH-) family history of hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS 100 men, aged 18-35 years, were(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a new selective alpha 1-adrenoreceptor blocker doxazosin on blood pressure, serum lipids and lipoproteins in patients with essential hypertension. The study was done in 32 out-patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (22 men and 10 women, mean age 45.6 +/- 10.1). After 2-week placebo period the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to assess the influence of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) on zinc metabolism. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty one patients (pts) with essential hypertension (EH) were divided into two groups: 1. 16 pts. 6 females (F) and 10 males (M) (age 46.5 +/- 7) who were treated with benazepril (nonsulphydryl ACEI). 2.(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the study was to investigate the role of zinc (Zn) in essential hypertension (EH). PATIENTS AND METHODS Material of the study consisted of 31 patients (12 female, 19 male) with mild and moderate EH and 20 healthy persons (NT) (7 female, 13 male). Erythrocyte (ZnE) and serum (ZnS) zinc as well as 24 hour urinary zinc excretion (ZuU)(More)
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