Monika Piechowiak

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INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to analyse the risk factors of early and late mortality in patients undergoing the first reoperation for prosthetic valve dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective observational study was performed in 194 consecutive patients (M = 75, F = 119; mean age 53.2 ±11 years) with a mechanical prosthetic valve (n =(More)
UNLABELLED ASD t. II is one of the common congenital heart abnormalities in adults. Early surgical or percutaneous correction in childhood is recommended, but in adults indications to surgical treatment are still controversial. With age physical functional class (NYHA) deteriorating is observed. In the natural course of the defect some patients could be(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to find the factors predictive for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) following surgical correction of atrial septal defect type II (ASD t.II). METHODS 93 patients, who underwent isolated surgical closure of ASD t.II between 1990 and 2001 were included. Follow-up studies were performed 2 - 11 years after surgery.(More)
Atrial fibrillation is the most common complications after cardiac surgery, occurring in 20-60% of patients depending on definition and diagnostic methods. Usually appears between 2 and 4 day after operation and often turns back during first 30 days in postoperative time. Treatment of this complication is often protracted, requiring increased monitoring and(More)
BACKGROUND Low plasma concentration of adiponectin, a hormone-like peptide secreted by adipose tissue, is detected in obesity and in coronary artery disease. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of obesity on adiponectin and the relation of adiponectin to the anthropometric parameters and cardiovascular risk factors in men with acute myocardial(More)
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