Przemysław Szmagała

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BACKGROUND There is no strong evidence supporting the use of preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) in high-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This issue has only been investigated in small studies which analysed the general population of patients, without focusing on specific subgroups, including gender. AIM We sought(More)
UNLABELLED Warm myocardial protection has had a strong impact on modern cardiac surgery. The O2 consumption of a heart, arrested by potassium-enriched normothermic blood is 90% less than baseline values. Hypothermia gives only a slight reduction in oxygene consumption. THE AIM OF THIS STUDY was to test the quality of myocardial protection provided by(More)
The aim of the study was to analyze perioperative risk factors, with special attention to cardioprotective techniques. Additionally we compared effectiveness of standard risk scales (Cleveland and Canadian) and own risk scale (modified by inclusion Graham, Chambers, Davies classification of distal coronary arteries) in investigated group. The obtained data(More)
BACKGROUND This article provides a biomechanical analysis of the distribution of force in wire sutures used for sternal closure in cardiothoracic surgery. MATERIAL/METHODS The parameters we measured included displacement in the elastic region, plastic limit, and rupture load on the closure. Force distribution analysis was carried out for every kind of(More)
INTRODUCTION Systolic dyssynchrony as an indication for cardiac re-synchronization therapy is present in a considerable subset of patients with congestive heart failure undergoing surgical coronary revascularisation. Coronary artery bypass grafting offers an optimal setting for totally epicardial cardiac re-synchronization system implantation. AIM To(More)
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most common causes of hospitalization. Renal failure is a very important risk factor in patients undergoing heart surgery. So far few authors have written about non-dialysis dependent patients with mild renal insufficiency undergoing heart surgery. The purpose of this study is to present most important risk factors and(More)
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