Tomasz Smukowski

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INTRODUCTION Over the last 10 years, there has been an increasing number of patients with pacemaker (PM) and cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). This study is a retrospective analysis of indications for endocardial pacemaker and ICD lead extractions between 2003 and 2009 based on the experience of three Polish Referral Lead Extraction Centers. MATERIAL AND(More)
Two-dimensional echocardiography (ECHO 2D) was performed in 133 patients 1-2, 3-5, 7-10, 21-28 days and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months after myocardial infarction. During 2-years observation after myocardial infarction a gradually diminishing occurrence of left ventricular (LV) systolic wall motion abnormalities, is seen mostly--akinesia. Dyskinesia is the(More)
Two-dimensional echocardiography during exercise (ECHO W) and left atrial pacing (ECHO S) was done in 30 patients 3-4 weeks after acute myocardial infarction. Sensitivity of these methods to detect fresh myocardial ischemia was compared. Their prognostic value during 2 years after myocardial infarction was determined too. Both methods increase sensitivity(More)
133 patients with acute myocardial infarction, admitted to hospital 24 hours or less from the beginning of chest pain were investigated. Two-dimensional echocardiography (ECHO 2D) was performed 1-2, 3-5, 7-10, 21-28 days and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months after myocardial infarction. Relations between ECHO parameters, clinical course and prognosis. 2 years(More)
Two dimensional echocardiography (ECHO 2D) was performed in 133 patients 1-2, 3-5, 7-10, 21-28 days and 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months after myocardial infarction. Standard ecg examination was carried out at the admission time, every 15 minutes during the first 2 hours, 3, 6, 12, 24 and 48 hours later, and afterwards in the same time as ECHO 2D. At the(More)
54 patients (pts) aged 70 years or younger with acute transmural myocardial infarction and onset of chest pain less than 12 hours were assigned in a blind manner to streptokinase group (SK), 54--to control group, 34 pts received intravenous infusion of 1,500,000 IU of SK/hour, 14 pts--2,000,000 IU/hour, and 6 pts--3,000,000 IU/2.5 hours. Intravenous(More)
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