Tomasz Bochenek

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular remodeling (LVr) is still common after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Early predictors of remodeling are being investigated. The aims of this study were to evaluate the prognostic value of speckle-tracking echocardiography for the prediction of LVr 3 months after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in(More)
UNLABELLED Reperfusion therapy, mainly primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), has improved survival and lowered complication rate in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Nevertheless, some patients develop left ventricular remodeling (LVR) during long-term follow-up. AIMS To assess the incidence of ischemic mitral(More)
Number of patients requiring intensive antiaggregation therapy in diseases of circulatory system is increasing. Simultaneously many patients are referred to CABG. In the article, based on two case reports, we discuss optimal time frame for performing cardiac surgery, methods to analyze platelet inhibition, and we describe technique of bridging by(More)
The REvascularization in Ischemic HEart Failure Trial (REHEAT) is a nonrandomized, case-controlled, prospective study assessing the hypothesis that surgical and percutaneous revascularizations in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy are associated with comparable improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and functional status 12 months after(More)
A 75-year-old man was transferred to our department from the local hospital because of recurrent episodes of dyspnea and angina at rest, with significant 3.0-mV STsegment depressions in ECG leads V3 through V6. His medical history was significant for coronary artery disease, 2-vessel coronary artery bypass grafts (1999), nondisabling stroke (2004), type 2(More)
BACKGROUND Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is based on tracing of pixel groups in grayness scale for the quantitative measurement of myocardium strain and myocardium strain rate. Recent data suggest that evaluation of STE could be a tool for myocardial function assessment similar to MRI. AIM To assess the predictive value of STE for the evaluation(More)
INTRODUCTION Echocardiographic evaluation of regional myocardial function helps to assess the efficacy of therapeutic interventions and to predict the prognosis and clinical outcomes. AIM To assess whether myocardial strain can be useful in estimation of left ventricle (LV) function in patients who have undergone transcatheter aortic valve implantation(More)
BACKGROUND Current risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction (MI) depends on left ventricular ejection fraction. Microvolt T-wave alternans (MTWA) is one of promising markers to predict cardiac events in patients after acute MI treated according to current guidelines. METHODS In this single center study, 112 consecutive patients with the first(More)
The congenital coronary fistula is a rare anomaly revealed sometimes during diagnostic procedures. Although it is rarely symptomatic many authors consider elective procedure of closure, because of relatively low risk of procedure. This case demonstrate the percutaneous closure of a congenital coronary artery fistula using graftstent.
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