Sławomir Banaś

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine early and long-term results after transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation (TPVI) performed with the use of Medtronic Melody and Edwards Sapien valves in patients with full conduit or patched right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS The study comprised 40 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Current indications for percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) are limited to patients who had their outflow tracts repaired with the use of a "full" condui-homograft. Patients after a patch repair are believed to have an unfavorable anatomy for PPVI. OBJECTIVES To evaluate a novel use of Edwards SAPIEN(TM) valve for percutaneous(More)
The authors present the results of spinal cord function evaluation in organ donors by examination of reflexes. The knee reflex and ankle jerk, as well as abdominal reflex and foot withdrawal reaction were tested in 31 donors. At least one of the above was seen in 25 individuals. It is suggested on the basis of data obtained not to hamper the transplant(More)
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