Mirosława Narkiewicz

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Carnitine and its derivatives have recently been shown to protect cardiac metabolism and function in ischemic heart disease and other clinical conditions of myocardial ischemia. Potential mechanisms of this effect include an increase in glucose metabolism, a reduction of toxic effects of long-chain acyl-CoA and acyl-carnitine in myocytes, an increase in(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation is the most common complication after heart surgery. It rarely has a fatal outcome but causes patient instability, prolongs hospital stay, or even is the reason for perioperative infarction. Although conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass has excellent short-term and long-term results,(More)
INTRODUCTION Adverse effects of protamine administration after CPB: fall in arterial blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension are still a source of problems. CPB and protamine administration are both accompanied by increased histamine levels in blood. The aim of this study was to examine if clemastine can accelerate the normalisation of arterial blood(More)
OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF), the common postoperative complication, has been observed after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in 7--40% of patients. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), eliminated in off-pump operations (OPCABG) may decrease the incidence of AF, whereas the combination of CABG with heart valve replacement may result in more frequent(More)
The release of lactate, phosphate and purine catabolites from the heart in adult and children undergoing cardiac surgery was recorded. The compounds were determined in the coronary effluent collected during subsequent infusions of cardioplegic solution into the coronary root. As compared to the infusion just after onset of ischemia, both in adults and(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common complications after cardiac surgery. It occurs most often between the 2nd and 3rd postoperative day. The aim of this study was to compare the daily distribution of AF incidence between patients operated on with the standard coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) technique and off-pump coronary(More)
UNLABELLED The study present thermographic assessment of the effectiveness of temporary stellate blockade performed during cardiosurgical procedures. The assumption behind this method was the increase in the temperature of upper extremity on the side of blockade, due to the broadening of arterial bed. MATERIAL AND METHOD The study was conducted on a group(More)
A case of 53-year-old female with unstable angina pectoris and primary right breast cancer is presented. Simultaneous operation including coronary artery bypass grafting and modified radical mastectomy was performed. On the beating heart coronary anastomoses were done without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) through median sternotomy (OPCABG). Immediately after(More)
Myocardial revascularization had its beginnings in the early 1900s with extracardiac operations, such as sympathetic denervation and thyroid ablation. Since than it evolved to saphenous vein- and mammary artery-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) on the beating heart in the 1960s and after 1975 with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that plasma homocysteine level is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. Low levels of serum folates, cobalamin and pyridoxine are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Most dietary products contain cholesterol as well as methionine, so hyperlipidemia could be associated with a higher(More)