Robert Sobczyński

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS A common single nucleotide polymorphism in the E-selectin (SELE) gene S149R results in the loss of E-selectin ligand binding specificity. The 149R allele has been associated with severe cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesized that S149R may regulate platelet activation after stimuli associated with perioperative procedures in patients(More)
Pulmonary embolectomy is a treatment option in selected patients with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE). Efficiency of thrombus degradation in PE largely depends on the architecture of its fibrin network, however little is known about its determinants. We present the case of a 56-year-old woman with high-risk PE and proximal deep-vein thrombosis, whose(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine if readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery procedures is associated with increased mortality. DESIGN This was a retrospective non-randomized study to evaluate the cause of readmission and mortality rate in patients readmitted to the ICU after cardiac surgery and to compare the clinical variables of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a treatment option for elderly high-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Improvement of quality of life (QoL) is a relevant issue in this group of patients. AIM To assess changes in QoL after TAVI. METHODS Forty patients who underwent TAVI in our institution were included in(More)
INTRODUCTION Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less invasive treatment option for elderly, high-risk patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (AS) than aortic valve replacement. More importantly, TAVI improves survival and quality of life as compared to medical treatment in inoperable patients. AIM To assess early- and mid-term(More)
OBJECTIVES Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (mini-thoracotomy, mini-sternotomy, MIAVR) have become an appealing alternative to conventional surgical (SAVR) treatment of severe aortic stenosis (AS) in high-risk patients. BACKGROUND Aim of the study was to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) in(More)
PURPOSE Restoration of quality of life (QoL) and improvement of clinical outcomes is crucial in elderly patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). We sought to evaluate changes in QoL and all-cause mortality 12 months after TAVI. METHODS A total of 101 patients who underwent TAVI were included. Patients were followed for 12(More)
BACKGROUND The authors analyzed data from Polish national POL-TAVI registry in terms of paravalvular leak (PVL) occurrence after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and its impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS A total of 331 patients with severe aortic stenosis underwent TAVI (Edwards Sapien, n = 141; CoreValve, n = 190). The grade of PVL and(More)
INTRODUCTION Traditionally, tumor thrombi extending into the right atrium have been managed by open surgery with sternotomy, cardiopulmonary bypass circulation and hypothermic circulatory arrest, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality rates. Here, we evaluate the results of cavoatrial thrombectomy using our own, Foley catheter(More)
The traditional approach to cavoatrial thrombus excision requires median sternotomy, cardiopulmonary bypass with or without hypothermia and circulatory arrest and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We describe a transoesophageal echocardiography guided balloon catheter assisted technique for cavoatrial thrombectomy that avoids(More)