Michał Chudzik

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BACKGROUND Deceleration capacity (DC) is a novel electrocardiography (ECG) parameter characterizing the overall capacity of slowing down the heart rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical and ECG covariates of DC in patients with the first episode of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary angioplasty. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Over the last 10 years, there has been an increasing number of patients with pacemaker (PM) and cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). This study is a retrospective analysis of indications for endocardial pacemaker and ICD lead extractions between 2003 and 2009 based on the experience of three Polish Referral Lead Extraction Centers. MATERIAL AND(More)
The extraction of three implanted (18-, 16-, and ten year-old) damaged nonfunctional leads was complicated by a lead breaking and losing its external silicone tube. The missing part of the lead was invisible on X-ray, but was visible in ECHO as a thin, corded, very mobile limp structure without metallic reflection. Incomplete lead extraction did not cease(More)
The clinical use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) has increased rapidly since the results of several randomized trials confirmed the efficacy of ICDs in the secondary and primary prevention of sudden cardiac death [1]. The more complex devices are leading to a rapidly increasing workload for the follow-up of these patients in specialized(More)
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