Marek Janotka

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AIMS Durable isolation of the pulmonary veins (PVs) remains the cornerstone of treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and is also used in the treatment of some patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Visually guided laser ablation (VGLA) has been proven to be safe and effective as a treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). It has shown high(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between extracorporeal blood flow (EBF) and left ventricular (LV) performance during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) therapy. Five swine (body weight 45 kg) underwent VA ECMO implantation under general anesthesia and artificial ventilation. Subsequently, acute cardiogenic shock(More)
INTRODUCTION Prognostic stratification of cardiac arrest survivors is essential for the selection of the most appropriate therapeutic strategy. However, accurate early outcome predictions for this patient population remain challenging. At present, there is a lack of data examining the prognostic value of C-terminal provasopressin (copeptin) in cardiac(More)
We evaluated the correlation between pulmonary venous (PV) anatomy and acute and long-term success of PV isolation (PVI) with two balloon-based ablation catheter techniques. One hundred consecutive patients were analyzed in two equal groups treated with either the second-generation cryoballoon (CRYO) catheter or the visually guided laser ablation (VGLA)(More)
INTRODUCTION Catheter ablation is an effective treatment of scar-related ventricular tachycardia (VT), but the overall complexity of the procedure has precluded its widespread use. Remote magnetic navigation (RMN) has been shown to facilitate cardiac mapping and ablation of VT in a retrospective series. STOP-VT is the first multicenter, prospective,(More)
Virological and serological methods were used in examination of 28 patients suffering from subacute thyroiditis de Quervain. Attempts to isolate a presumed viral agent from 8 patients were performed by inoculation of serum, urine, and aspiration biopsies of thyroid glands taken at different stages of the illness, into tissue cultures of different types of(More)
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) probably plays an important role in the development of acute coronary syndrome (ACS); elevated levels of Lp-PLA2 are associated with a poorer prognosis in patients with ischemic heart disease. Alterations of Lp-PLA2 levels during ACS and its relationship to standard biomarkers are, however, unclear.(More)
PURPOSE The relationship between near-infrared spectroscopy cerebral oximetry (CrSO2), peripheral oximetry (PrSO2) and hemodynamic variables is not fully understood. METHODS The relationship between CrSO2/PrSO2 and cardiac index (CI), systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) in patients experiencing cardiogenic shock and(More)
The protective effect of therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest survivors (CAS) has been previously well documented. Animal studies have indicated that attenuation of tissue oxidative stress (OS) may be involved in the mechanisms that lead to the beneficial effect of hypothermia. The extent of OS and nitric oxide (NO) production in adult CAS treated with(More)
AIMS Our aim was to evaluate the potential for safely imaging patients with a new type of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator called the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) in a 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. With the increasing number of patients with cardiac implantable devices who are indicated for MRI, there(More)