Wojciech Sarnowski

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Four out of 661 consecutive patients with permanent endocardial VVI pacing had the pacing lead introduced through a persistent left superior vena cava. It was difficult to introduce the lead from the right atrium into the right ventricle because the tip of the lead tended to be deflected away from the tricuspid orifice. This difficulty was overcome by(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to determine the effect of left atrial structural remodeling on heart rhythm after radiofrequency ablation concomitant to mitral valve operation. METHODS Sixty-six consecutive patients with of atrial fibrillation (AF) and mitral valve disease underwent radiofrequency ablation and mitral valve operation. Heart rhythm was(More)
In many patients operated on for valvular heart diseases indications are present to digitalis administration in the preoperative period. During extracorporeal circulation fluctuations occur of blood potassium concentration which increase the risk for toxic effect of digitalis. In the work, digoxin concentration was studied in the serum of patients operated(More)
Two cases of large, free-floating right heart thrombi in patients with massive pulmonary embolism and a history of deep vein thrombosis are presented. In a 30-year-old male with prominent obesity and a history of hypertension, disappearance of the thrombus at the end of alteplase infusion coexisted with onset of haemodynamic stabilization. In a 70-year-old(More)
Phrenic nerve injury and diaphragmatic dysfunction can be induced by cardiac operation. We evaluated nonconsecutive 34 patients (pts) with elevation of the diaphragma after cardiac operation. 27 pts have coronary artery bypass grafting, 7 pts have prosthetic valve implantation. We have impression that ice/saline slush used along with cold cardioplegia for(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to analyze surgical treatment for aortic valve lesions with coexisting mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS Seventy-five patients were divided into two groups according to intensity of MR (group 1, MR less than or equal to II; group 2, MR greater than or equal to II/III). There were two control groups (control 1,(More)