Jacek Lelakowski

Summary

Affiliation: Polish Academy of Sciences
Country: Poland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Electrocardiogram in the cardiovascular rare diseases]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    The John Paul II Hospital, Cracow, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 35:323-30. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint [Influence of increased mean heart rate at rest on mortality and ventricular tachycardia resulting in adequate intervention in patients after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellońiski, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Przegl Lek 69:1194-8. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of patient survival rate after implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator without resynchronisation capability
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Cracow, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:1099-110. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors predisposing to ventricular tachyarrhythmia leading to appropriate ICD intervention in patients with coronary artery disease or non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Cracow, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:1264-75. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of selected prothrombotic and proinflammatory factors on the incidence of venous thrombosis after pacemaker implantation
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Kraków, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:260-7. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint [Influence of the treatment of the atrioventricular reentry tachycardia by RF catheter ablation on the left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Wiad Lek 62:71-80. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint [Influence of the treatment of the nodal reentrant tachycardia by RF catheter ablation on selected hemodynamic parameters of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Collegium Medicum, Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 26:600-4. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint [Patient with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator follow up--clinic problems]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 26:654-8. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint [Dynamic of the changes of the paced QT dispersion after ventricular pacemaker implantation (WIR) and radiofrequency atrioventricular junction ablation in drug refractory atrial fibrillation]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny in Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 65:61-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint [Venous thrombosis as a clinical problem after pacemaker implantation--case report]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 29:41-3. 2010

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Publications75

  1. ncbi request reprint [Electrocardiogram in the cardiovascular rare diseases]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    The John Paul II Hospital, Cracow, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 35:323-30. 2013
    ..e., polimorphic ventricular tachycardia, Brugada syndrome, Coumela syndrome, nonreentrant supraventricular tachycardia with double ventricular response)...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Influence of increased mean heart rate at rest on mortality and ventricular tachycardia resulting in adequate intervention in patients after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellońiski, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Przegl Lek 69:1194-8. 2012
    ..Increased heart rate at rest (HR) is a risk factor of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and cardiovascular mortality...
  3. ncbi request reprint Determinants of patient survival rate after implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator without resynchronisation capability
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Cracow, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:1099-110. 2012
    ..Proper selection of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD) and increasing use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) may contribute to improved survival among patients at the highest SCD risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors predisposing to ventricular tachyarrhythmia leading to appropriate ICD intervention in patients with coronary artery disease or non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Cracow, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:1264-75. 2012
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of selected prothrombotic and proinflammatory factors on the incidence of venous thrombosis after pacemaker implantation
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Kraków, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:260-7. 2012
    ..Venous thrombosis (VT), a major cause of venous obstruction, is a rather rare but dangerous complication of pacemaker (PM) implantation...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Influence of the treatment of the atrioventricular reentry tachycardia by RF catheter ablation on the left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowie, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Wiad Lek 62:71-80. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of RF ablation on parameters of left ventricular (LV) function and exercise capacity in patients with AVRT...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Influence of the treatment of the nodal reentrant tachycardia by RF catheter ablation on selected hemodynamic parameters of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Collegium Medicum, Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 26:600-4. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of RF ablation on selected hemodynamic parameters of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity in patients with AVNRT...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Patient with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator follow up--clinic problems]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 26:654-8. 2009
    ..Also, the medical therapy is re-evaluated to ensure that it does not require alteration. ICD troubleshooting requires systematic analysis of evidence based on history, physical examination, and analysis of retrieved ICD information...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Dynamic of the changes of the paced QT dispersion after ventricular pacemaker implantation (WIR) and radiofrequency atrioventricular junction ablation in drug refractory atrial fibrillation]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny in Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 65:61-7. 2008
    ..The present study evaluates the dynamic of the changes of QTD in response to a sudden pacing rate drop from 80/min to 40/min in follow up 1 day, 3, 6 and 9 months after ablation (1d, 3m, 6m, 9m)...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Venous thrombosis as a clinical problem after pacemaker implantation--case report]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 29:41-3. 2010
    ..6-3.5% of cases. We describe a case of pacemaker-associated thrombosis, with an axillary and subclavia veins thrombosis. The patient was treated with subcutaneous heparin which proved successful as the sole treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of catheter ablation of idiopathic ventricular ectopic beats on left ventricular function and exercise capacity
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, The John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 67:847-55. 2009
    ..Frequent ventricular ectopic beats (VEB) in patients without significant cardiac disease are usually classified as benign arrhythmia. However, they may alter cardiac performance. RF ablation can effectively eliminate VEB...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Analysis of the disturbances of cardiac pacing after single-pass lead VDD pacemaker implantation--long term follow up]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital in Krakow Poland, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Electrocardiology
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 27:185-7. 2009
    ..VDD pacing is the optimal pacing mode for patients with atrio-ventricular block without sinus node dysfunction...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Usefulness of width and amplitude of P wave for prognosis of the efficacy of atrial sensing in patients with an implanted VDD pacemaker]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, Poland, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Electrocardiology
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 27:188-91. 2009
    ..VDD stimulation is accepted as alternative mode of cardiac pacing to DDD in patients with atrio-ventricular (AV) conduction block and preserved sinus node function (SA)...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Return of sinus rhythm in permanent atrial fibrillation patients at the time of the testing defibrillation during cardioverter-defibrillator implantation]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawla II
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 29:84-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to attempt to find agents which can promote return of sinus rhythm at the time of the defibrillation testing during ICD implantation...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Indications for the procedure for transvenous removing of electrodes based on the guidelines of U.S. societies]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 28:181-5. 2010
    ..It should not be implanted in a place that has previously been infected. The preferred area is the opposite, iliac vein, reaching epicardial implantation...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Quality of life after RF ablation of reentrant supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular ectopic beats in own observation]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellońiski, Collegium Medicum, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II Instytutu Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 28:438-43. 2010
    ..To assess the quality of life (QoL) in patients who underwent RF reentrant supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular ectopic beats ablation...
  17. ncbi request reprint [Left ventricular systolic function, paced QT dispersion, exercise tolerance and quality of life in long term follow up after ventricular pacemaker implantation (VVIR) and radiofrequency atrioventricular junction ablation in drug refractory atrial fibrill
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytut Kardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 24:190-4. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint [The principles of treatment of ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Kliniki Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II w Krakowie
    Wiad Lek 60:550-7. 2007
    ..Despite the recognition that the goal should be to prevent the arrhythmia, implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) became the major form of therapy used...
  19. ncbi request reprint [The influence of radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the atrioventricular junction in atrial fibrillation on left ventricular systolic function, exercise tolerance and quality of life]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii, Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowskim, Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 66:222-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the left ventricular systolic function, exercise tolerance and quality of life (QOL) in patients who underwent RF AV junction ablation and permanent pacemaker implantation...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Comparison of treatment effectiveness of implantable cardioverter defibrillator in patients undergoing defibrillation threshold testing at the time of implantation versus no defibrillation threshold testing]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawła II
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 29:153-6. 2010
    ..Inability to perform defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing during implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation due to comorbidities may influence long-term survival...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Influence of the radiofrequency current on the left ventricular systolic function]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagiellohski, Collegium Medicum, Instytut Kardiologii w Krakowie, Klinika Elektrokardiologii w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 23:89-91. 2007
    ..Radio frequency catheter ablation (RFCA)--induced myocardial injury is caused by the thermal, electrical and biological effects of RF current...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sinus rhythm return during defibrillation testing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation undergoing implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 69:17-22. 2011
    ..Defibrillation testing may lead to sinus rhythm (SR) restoration which may be hazardous due to the increased risk of thromboembolic complications in these patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Venous thrombosis as a complication of pacemaker implantation--own observations]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Instytut Kardiologii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 30:102-10. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Association between selected risk factors and the incidence of venous obstruction after pacemaker implantation: demographic and clinical factors
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, The John Paul II Hospital in Kraków, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 69:1033-40. 2011
    ..Venous obstruction and subsequent pulmonary embolism belong to the most common and dangerous complications of pacemaker implantation. Thus, identification of patients at risk of venous obstruction seems to be of critical importance...
  25. doi request reprint Percutaneous left atrial appendage suture ligation using the LARIAT device in patients with atrial fibrillation: initial clinical experience
    Krzysztof Bartus
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Jagiellonian University, John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:108-18. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine the efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure via a percutaneous LAA ligation approach...
  26. ncbi request reprint [An old looped lead removal, complicated by its knotting over the active right ventricular lead - a case report]
    Barbara Małecka
    Kliniczny Oddział Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II, ul Pradnicka 80, 31 302 Kraków, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 66:865-8. 2008
    ..The patient was pacemaker-dependent. Finally, the old lead was successfuly explanted. The active intact lead was used to create resynchronisation system...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Long-term results of radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytut Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońiskiego, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 61:II70-5. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous extraction of a coiled, 20-year-old lead in a patient with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Barbara Małecka
    Departament of Electrocardiology, Cardiology Institute CMUJ, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Cardiol J 15:371-5. 2008
    ..Dissection of the old lead from the active right ventricular one posed special technical problems...
  29. doi request reprint Feasibility of closed-chest ligation of the left atrial appendage in humans
    Krzysztof Bartus
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Jagiellonian University, John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, Poland
    Heart Rhythm 8:188-93. 2011
    ..The left atrial appendage (LAA) is believed to be an incubator for thrombus formation. LAA exclusion has been advocated to potentially reduce embolic events arising from the LAA...
  30. ncbi request reprint Delayed perforation of the right ventricle as a complication of permanent cardiac pacing - is following the guidelines always the right choice? Non-standard treatment - a case report and literature review
    Anna Rydlewska
    Department of Electrocardiology, The John Paul II Hospital, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 68:357-61. 2010
    ..Perforation, mimicking stenocardial symptoms, was incidentally diagnosed on a computed tomography chest scan. Percutaneous lead extraction was successfully performed, with simultaneous implantation of a new pacemaker lead...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Atrial fibrillation in a long-term follow-up after mitral valve replacement]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii, Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 61:712-4. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to analyse cardiac rhythm after mitral valve replacement and to define pre-operative predictive factors for persistence of atrial fibrillation...
  32. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of intra-operative radiofrequency ablation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation undergoing concomitant mitral valve replacement
    Tomasz Myrdko
    The John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 66:932-8; discussion 939-40. 2008
    ..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 recent years...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Change of quality of life and NYHA class in patients with advanced heart failure and permanent atrial fibrillation after 12-months period from upgrade of pacing system]
    Barbara Małecka
    Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, Department of Electrocardiology, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 32:9-13. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was evaluation of changes in quality of life and NYHA class in group of patients in which upgrade from right ventricular apical pacing to biventricular or bifocal right ventricular pacing was done...
  34. ncbi request reprint Thoracoscopic epicardial ablation of the left and right atrium. Beating heart procedure in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Krzysztof Bartus
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 122:189-94. 2012
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia affecting approximately 1% to 2% of the general population...
  35. ncbi request reprint [The importance of echocardiographic evaluation in patients treated with cardiac pacing]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytut Kardiologii Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 59:706-8. 2002
    ..The detrimental effect of diastolic mitral regurgitation (DMR) on stroke volume was emphasized. Clinically useful echocardiographic methods of optimal AVD selection and prevention of DMR was discussed...
  36. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of electrocardiographic and echocardiographic parameters for predicting the efficacy of atrioventricular synchronisation during a single lead VDD/R pacing
    Agnieszka Czunko
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 67:1019-28. 2009
    ..The VDD/R pacing is accepted as an alternative to DDD/R pacing in patients with atrioventricular conduction block (AVB) and intact sinus node function...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Necessity of endocardial lead removal in device upgrade in a patient with left subclavian vein occlusion - a case report]
    Barbara Małecka
    Oddział Kliniczny Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 67:451-4. 2009
    ..However, left subclavian vein occlusion was found. We used an existing lead as a conduit. During such treatment the lead was removed. After a recanalisation the therapeutic aim was achieved - there were two new leads implanted...
  38. ncbi request reprint Resynchronization therapy transvenous approach in dextrocardia and congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries
    Barbara Małecka
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
    Cardiol J 17:503-8. 2010
    ..Entirely transvenous CRT system implantation is feasible in patients with dextrocardia and CCTGA, and has substantial potential for long-term benefits...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Antitachyarrhythmic interventions of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in primary and secondary sudden cardiac death prevention patients]
    Justyna Piekarz
    Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Cracow, Poland, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Electrocardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Kraków, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 32:368-73. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of ventricular tachyarrhythmias and form of ICD interventions in patients in the primary and secondary sudden cardiac death (SCD) prevention groups...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Effectiveness of RF ablation of ventricular ectopic beats from the right and (or) left ventricle]
    Tomasz Senderek
    Jagiellonian University, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Electrocardiology, Specialistic Hospital of Cracow, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 33:133-7. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative, immediate and late outcome of RF ablation ventricular arrhythmias and a comparison of methods for identification and ablation of arrhythmia substrate...
  41. pmc Relationship between changes in selected thrombotic and inflammatory factors, echocardiographic parameters and the incidence of venous thrombosis after pacemaker implantation based on our own observations
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital, School of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
    Arch Med Sci 8:1027-34. 2012
    ..Thrombosis (VTh) is a rare dangerous complication of pacemaker implantation (PM). The aim of the study was to determine the dynamics of change in selected thrombotic and inflammatory factors after PM...
  42. ncbi request reprint Biochemical markers of myocardial damage after radiofrequency ablation
    Jacek Bednarek
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 60:335-41. 2004
    ..Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) may cause myocardial injury...
  43. ncbi request reprint Bradyarrhythmias, conduction disturbances and the need for permanent pacing after aortic valve replacement
    Maria Sniezek-Maciejewska
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology CMUJ, Krakow, Poland
    Acta Cardiol 57:71-2. 2002
  44. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of the early effectiveness and late arrhythmia recurrences subjectively experienced by the patient after RF ablation of accessory pathway in Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome depending on it's localization and the electrical parameters of ablation
    Grzegorz Karkowski
    Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Electrocardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Kraków, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 32:363-7. 2012
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Cardiac chambers perforation by pacemaker and cardioverter-defibrillator leads. Own experience in diagnosis, treatment and preventive methods
    Andrzej Maziarz
    Department of Electrocardiology, The John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 70:508-10. 2012
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Influence of heart failure etiology on the effect of upgrading from right ventricular apical to biventricular or bifocal pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and advanced heart failure
    Barbara Małecka
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 122:89-97. 2012
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Complications of permanent dual-chamber pacing such as late purulent pacemaker pocket infection with broken and looped atrial lead, complicated by pulmonary embolism after transvenous lead removal: a case report
    Barbara Małecka
    Department of Electrocardiology, Cardiology Institute, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 118:322-6. 2008
    ..Anticoagulant therapy with antivitamins K was successful, which resulted in the pulmonary pressure normalization. The patient has remained in a good condition for the next 3 months of follow-up...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Thoracoscopic Ex-Maze III procedure and radiofrequency catheter ablation - a hybrid therapy for permanent atrial fibrillation. A case report]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytut Kardiologii, Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Kardiol Pol 67:1044-7. 2009
    ..To the best of our knowledge this approach was never published before. Lelako...
  49. ncbi request reprint Verapamil improves the pacing-induced vasodilatation in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Paweł Petkow Dimitrow
    Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University School of Medicine, ul Kopernika 17, 31 501 Krakow, Poland
    Int J Cardiol 83:239-47. 2002
    ..We can conclude that endothelium-dependent vasodilatation during pacing was impaired in symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Verapamil treatment was able to restore adequate vasodilator response to pacing stress...
  50. ncbi request reprint Thromboembolic events are associated with prolonged clot lysis time in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    Michał Zabczyk
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Anesthesiology and Experimental Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University, Medical College, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Pol Arch Med Wewn 121:400-7. 2011
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a prothrombotic state...
  51. ncbi request reprint Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation using the Ex-Maze III procedure on the beating heart in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery
    Krzysztof Bartus
    Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery and Transplantology, The Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 69:1228-32. 2011
    ..The Ex-Maze III procedure is a recently developed surgical method for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The procedure uses epicardial approach and can be performed on the beating heart...
  52. ncbi request reprint The effects of radiofrequency ablation on left atrial systolic function in patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant and atrioventricular reentrant tachycardias
    Jacek Majewski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, The John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 69:116-22. 2011
    ..Aim: To evaluate the effects of RF ablation on left atrial systolic function in patients with atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) and atrioventricular tachycardia (AVRT)...
  53. ncbi request reprint [Broad QRS complex tachykardia - what is the mechanizm?]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Szpital im Jana Pawała II, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 68:958-60; discussion 961-2. 2010
    ..The differential diagnosis of slow-slow AVNRT from atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia using concealed posteroseptal accessory pathway is discussed...
  54. ncbi request reprint [7 years retrospective analysis of implantation and reimplantation of cardioverter-defibrillators]
    Jacek Bednarek
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytut Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II
    Kardiol Pol 61:II64-9. 2004
    ..The aim of the study was to clinical analyse patients with cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) treated in Cracow Department of Electrocardiology IK CMUJ between 1997-2004...
  55. ncbi request reprint Shortening of paced QRS complex and clinical improvement following upgrading from apical right ventricular pacing to bifocal right ventricular or biventricular pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    Barbara Małecka
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 68:1234-41. 2010
    ..However, BVP cannot be achieved in all patients because of technical problems. In such patients, bifocal right ventricular pacing (BFP) may be an alternative...
  56. ncbi request reprint [Quality of life in patients after anti-arrhythmic devices implantation]
    Maria Lełakowska-Piela
    Jagiellonian University of Cracow, School of Medicine, Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Poland
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 35:331-8. 2013
    ..To assess changes in quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure before ICD or CRTD implantation and after 6 months follow-up period...
  57. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure variability in paced patients with sick sinus syndrome
    Jacek Majewski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology CMUJ, Krakow, Poland
    Acta Cardiol 57:57-8. 2002
  58. doi request reprint Pacemaker pocket displacement as a symptom of lead dependent infective endocarditis
    Anna Rydlewska
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, The John Paul II Hospital in Kraków, Jagiellonian University, School of Medicine, Krakow, Poland
    Kardiol Pol 71:960-2. 2013
    ..We here present a case of lead dependent infective endocarditis which manifested with pacemaker pocket displacement to the left infra mammary region. The patient underwent pacemaker removal without its reimplantation. ..
  59. ncbi request reprint [One heart, two rhythms]
    Andrzej Zabek
    Oddział Kliniczny Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 66:99-100; discussion 101. 2008
  60. ncbi request reprint [Acute pacing parameters of endocardial ventricular leads: comparison of two electrode designs]
    Jakub Machejek
    Oddział Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 61:II110-4. 2004
    ..Unexpectedly their popularity in European countries is not high...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Efficacy of radiofrequency ablation with anatomical approach in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 59:895-7. 2002
    ..8%). Follow-up time after ablation was mean 15.5 +/- 10.7 m. In 2 pts (4.4%) tachycardia recurred after successful procedure. In 1 pt episodic asymptomatic second degree atrioventricular block developed 4 weeks after ablation...
  62. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac resynchronization therapy in refractory heart failure]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawla II, Krakowie
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 18:440-5. 2005
    ..Biventricular pacing, which simultaneously activates both ventricles, may contribute to correcting the asynchrony and thus improve cardiac performance...
  63. doi request reprint [Ablation of slow pathway in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava]
    Jacek Majewski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Instytut Kardiologii, Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Szpital im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 71:509-11. 2013
    ..We describe a case of successful radiofrequency ablation of slow pathway in a 54 year-old woman with persistent left superior vena cava. The ablation was performed using anatomical approach, outside the ostium of coronary sinus...
  64. pmc Heart perforation in patients with permanent cardiac pacing - pilot personal observations
    Justyna Piekarz
    Jagiellonian University, Collegium Medicum, Institute of Cardiology, Department of Electrocardiology, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Arch Med Sci 8:70-4. 2012
    ..Heart perforation is a rare complication of pacemaker (PM)/implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation...
  65. ncbi request reprint [AAI stimulation and nodal rhythm]
    Andrzej Zabek
    Oddział Kliniczny Elektrokardiologii, Krakowski Szpital Specjalistyczny im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Kardiol Pol 69:1298-300; discussion 1301. 2011
    ..Nodal rhythm with ventriculo-atrial conduction and retrograde P wave were observed in ECG Holter monitoring. The retrograde P wave was sensed by the pacemaker, which responded correctly...
  66. pmc Complex percutaneous extraction of a 15-year-old atrial lead dislodged into the subclavian vein
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology, Institute of Cardiology, John Paul II Hospital, Collegium Medicum, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    Arch Med Sci 7:164-7. 2011
    ..The lead was removed via the femoral vein approach using a Cook Medical device (Byrd Femoral Workstation, Dotter basket) and pigtail catheter...
  67. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of time to stimulate the function of the type of AAI in the distant observation in patients with sick sinus syndrome]
    Piotr Liszniański
    Koło Naukowe przy Klinice Elektrokardiochirurgii, Klinika Elektrokardiologii w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 28:186-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the time of AAI stimulation until the first reimplantation of stimulating system and to determine the cause of it...
  68. doi request reprint Early abrasion of outer silicone insulation after intracardiac lead friction in a patient with cardiac device-related infective endocarditis
    Andrej Ząbek
    Department of Electrocardiology, John Paul II Hospital, Krakow, Poland
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:e156-8. 2012
    ..The present case undoubtedly proves that the friction of leads against each other may result in abrasions of insulation of the intracardiac section of the lead...
  69. ncbi request reprint Influence of programmed AV delay on left ventricular diastolic function in DDD-paced hypertensive patients
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Department of Electrocardiology CMUJ, Krakow, Poland
    Acta Cardiol 57:53-5. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint [Ineffective atrial pacing and cardiac arrest in a 80-year old woman with hyperkalemia]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Oddział Kliniczny Elektrokardiologii Krakowskiego Szpitala Specjalistycznego im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 18:566-7. 2005
    ..After normalisation of potassium level the ECG changes disappeared. Potential mechanism of the nodal rhythm during ineffective atrial pacing is discussed...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Contemporary methods of treatment for ventricular arrhythmias]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego w Krakowskim Szpitalu Specjalistycznym im Jana Pawla II
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 19:102-7. 2005
    ..Despite the recognition that the goal should be to prevent the arrhythmia, ICDs have become the major form of therapy used...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Patients history following artificial aortic valve and pacemaker implantation]
    Maria Sniezek-Maciejewska
    Klinika Chirurgii Serca, Naczyń i Transplantologii Instytutu Kardiologii, Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego w Krakowie
    Przegl Lek 61:718-21. 2004
    ..2. In long term follow up after AVR and PI (VVI or VDD) the dominance of 100% capture ventricular pacing have been recorded in almost all cases, which holds the decision of early postoperative PI...
  73. ncbi request reprint [Pacemaking in Cracow in years 1966-1980]
    Jakub Machejek
    Klinika Elektrokardiologii Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego w Krakowie
    Przegl Lek 60:49-56. 2003
    ..Assortment of implantable devices also became wider, including such rare constructions like nuclear pacemakers and an inductive coupled pacemaker...
  74. ncbi request reprint [DDD pacemaker implantation during atrial fibrillation in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava]
    Jacek Lelakowski
    Oddziału Klinicznego Elektrokardiologii Krakowskiego Szpitala Specjalistycznego im Jana Pawła II
    Wiad Lek 58:694-6. 2005
    ..Atrial lead implantation during atrial fibrillation is discussed. At three month, a follow-up revealed normal DDD pacemaker function...
  75. ncbi request reprint [Passive-fixation ventricular lead of DDD pacing system implantation through left superior vena cava]
    Jacek Bednarek
    Oddział Kliniczny Elektrokardiologii, Instytutu Kardiologii Collegium Medicum, Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego w Krakowie, K S S im Jana Pawła II, Krakow
    Przegl Lek 61:715-7. 2004
    ..It is preferential for active fixation of leads in the right ventricle through the LSVC...