Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka

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OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess cardiac involvement in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG), who failed to achieve remission following >6 months induction therapy for life or organ threatening disease. METHODS Eleven WG patients (eight males, mean age 47 ± 13 years), who failed to achieve remission despite >6 months induction therapy,(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence and spectrum of cardiac abnormalities identified by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in subjects in clinical remission of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) (WG) with normal ECG and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Eleven (7 females, 4 males, mean age 42.4 ±(More)
Background. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) strain analysis is a sensitive method to assess myocardial function. Our objective was to define the feasibility of MRI circumferential strain (ε cc) analysis in assessing subtle changes in myocardial function following stem cell therapy. Methods and Results. Patients in the Amorcyte Phase I trial were randomly(More)
A 72-year-old female patient with a history of hy-pertension was admitted to the hospital with suspicion of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome. On ECG, left ventricle hypertrophy and negative T waves in V2–V6 were present. Levels of cardiac enzymes were markedly increased with troponin (Tn) I at admission 2.06 μg/l and with a subsequent drop(More)
Atherosclerosis is regarded as a lifestyle disease, where artery lumen is reduced due to deposition of calcium and fatty materials such as cholesterol and triglyceride. These plaques can become unstable and rupture, resulting in life threatening cardiovascular events. Multicontrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been used on 1.5T and 3T(More)
BACKGROUND Decreased left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) is a predictor of poor late outcome in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). The relationship between pre-operative forward stroke volume (SV) and right heart parameters and perioperative outcome in patients with MR has been little studied. METHODS Forty patients with severe organic MR,(More)
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