Tomasz Pasierski

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We would like to thank Dr Veselka for his interest in our work and appreciate the opportunity to respond to his letter. Our article illustrated that successful alcohol septal ablation (ASA) for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) led to significant and sustained improvement (up to 2-year follow-up) in echocardiographic measures of diastolic(More)
Aging is associated with progressive arterial stiffening and widening of the pulse pressure, resulting in a high prevalence of systolic hypertension. The contribution of increased aortic thickness to this process and to essential hypertension has been poorly characterized. With transesophageal echocardiography, aortic thickness and diameter can be measured.(More)
Stroke volume (SV) and systolic time intervals (STI) were measured automatically using impedance cardiography signals (ICG) and compared with those obtained by pulsed-wave Doppler echocardiography using the apex approach. The comparison was made in 9 healthy male subjects, mean age 24.9 +/- 12.2 years, using recordings of 10 heart cycles simultaneously(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombin injection is a widely accepted treatment of an iatrogenic arterial pseudoaneurysm. However, the optimal mode of injection and type of pseudoaneurysm amenable to this therapy have yet been established. AIM To compare efficacy and safety of two approaches to ultrasound-guided thrombin injections into a femoral artery pseudoaneurysm with(More)
Distensibility of the descending aorta was evaluated during routine transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in 50 subjects (16 to 80 years, average age 53). M-mode measurements of aortic systolic (SD) and diastolic diameter (DD) were taken distal to the left subclavian artery. Simultaneously, cuff brachial artery systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) pressures(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to characterize by transesophageal echocardiography the normal appearance of the Starr-Edwards prosthetic heart valve and to compare the utility of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography in detection of valve abnormality. BACKGROUND The Starr-Edwards prosthetic heart valve, the first mechanical valve to be used,(More)
During transesophageal echocardiographic studies in patients with prosthetic cardiac valves, we have noticed the presence of bright, highly mobile echoes (termed microbubbles because of their similarity to saline contrast bubbles) that move rapidly away from the valve. These echoes are distinct from spontaneous echo contrast. The purpose of this study was(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of early atherosclerosis in healthy workers and the relationship between classical, psychological, and immunological risk factors and atherosclerosis, as well as their predictive value. METHODS One hundred healthy managers and 50 office workers aged 35-65 were studied. In all subjects,(More)
The overall objective of the Polish guidelines for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism is to increase patient benefit and safety by appropriate prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as well as proper management of the complications associated with antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy. These guidelines(More)
Systemic hemodynamics were evaluated with aortic pulsed wave Doppler echocardiography in 79 elderly subjects with isolated systolic hypertension participating in the Systolic Hypertension in the Elderly Program (SHEP) and were compared with the values in 39 normal age-matched subjects. Cardiac output was elevated (4.50 +/- 1.13 L/min versus 3.94 +/- 1.12(More)