Paweł Banaszak

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OBJECTIVE Postinfarction ventricular septal defect (PIVSD) is a rare and life-threatening complication with high risk of both surgical and medical treatment. Another option available now is transcatheter closure. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of such treatment with Amplatzer occluders. METHOD Seven patients aged from 51 to 71 years(More)
Recently, a number of reports have highlighted changes in the histopathology and response to corticosteroid treatment in childhood nephrotic syndrome; however, these involved ethnically mixed populations. For comparison, the purpose of our research was to search for changes in the characteristics of nephrotic syndrome in a homogeneous population of(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter treatment has become the method of choice for treating many heart defects. Recently, Cardio-O-Fix occluder (COF) - a new, self-expandable nitinol wire-mesh device very similar to the Amplatzer device - has been introduced into clinical practice. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first publication related to its application.(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise-induced hypertension following repair of the coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a well known phenomenon. The most important functional parameters in the assessment of the effects of a surgical repair of CoA are the maximal pressure gradient in the descending aorta (GRAD) and systolic blood pressure (SBP). Results of treadmill exercise(More)
Ventricular septal defects closure (VSD) depending on the anatomy and clinical setting can be performed surgically or by a hybrid and transcatheter approach. Two cases of children with VSD will be presented. Patients' defects were closed with various types of occluders made of nitinol wire mesh occluder, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) type. The first case(More)
Sharing of patient outcome data among hospitals hastened the evolution of continuous quality improvement at Voluntary Hospitals of American/Pennsylvania (VHA/PA) to a focus on learning from the best: clinical benchmarking. Analysis of VHA/PA MedisGroups comparative outcome data showed significant variation. In the first study, variations from 3 to 25%(More)
A 19-year-old woman with atrial septal defect treated percutaneously with an Amplatzer Septal Occluder 24 months earlier, who presented with a history of bacterial meningitis, was admitted with a diagnosis of endocarditis. After 6 weeks of treatment with antibiotics, the incompletely endothelialised occluder was surgically removed. The present report(More)
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