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The purpose of the study was an assessment of left ventricular diastolic function in children after the successful repair of aortic coarctation (CoA). The prospective study concerned 32 pediatric patients after the CoA surgery. Tissue Doppler imaging parameters including strain and strain rate and the conventional echocardiographic indexes were analyzed in… (More)
BACKGROUND Arterial hypertension in children and adolescents is an important medical problem with a prevalence rising over the last ten years from 1 to 4.5%. AIM To assess the usefulness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in diagnosis of arterial hypertension in children and adolescents. METHODS Two hundred and twelve children with elevated… (More)
UNLABELLED SUMMARY AIM: Assessment of left ventricular systolic function in children after the successful repair of aortic coarctation using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). METHODS The study group consisted of 32 patients (mean age 12.0 +/- 4.2 years) after the aortic coarctation repair. The TDI parameters and the conventional echocardiographic endocardial… (More)
A case of a three year-old by with delayed diagnosis of disease is presented. Treatment with immunoglobulins and methylpreduisolone was affective, however, no regression in coronary artery lesions was observed. The diagnosis and treatment of Kawasaki disease are discussed.