Tomasz Myrdko

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OBJECTIVE Through a retrospective study on the use of fresh homografts in 655 aortic valve replacement patients over a period of 23 years, we aimed to assess the reasons for eventual reoperation and causes of valve dysfunction. METHODS Between January 1980 and December 2002, 655 patients received fresh homografts. All homografts were antibiotic sterilized(More)
BACKGROUND Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) is present before operation and persists after surgery in 30-40% of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. Using the maze procedure, 75-82% of patients can be cured of AF, but the procedure is difficult and long lasting. Percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation has emerged as an effective therapy for AF in(More)
The most frequent arrhythmia is an atrial fibrillation, which involves 10% of population over 70. The mortality in this group is 2 times higher than in general population. Moreover, if the atrial fibrillation co-exists with the rheumatic disease, the risk of the brain embolism is growing up 17 times. In the many European medical centers, intraoperative(More)
Limited physical activity, steroidotherapy and immunosuppression are known risk factors for the development of osteoporosis. The purpose of our current work was to investigate whether patients after heart transplantation (Htx) have an increased incidence of osteoporosis. We compared bone mineral density (BMD) in 32 post-transplant patients with a reference(More)
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