Publications by authors named "Eugeniusz Pilat"

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Two-point left ventricle pacing and cardiac computed tomography.

Case Rep Cardiol 2012 9;2012:347189. Epub 2012 Sep 9.

Unit of Noninvasive Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Upper-Silesian Medical Centre, 40-635 Katowice, Poland ; 3rd Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Silesia, 40-752 Katowice, Poland.

Endocardial leads can potentially cause problems during coronary vessels visualization in multislice computed tomography (MSCT) due to a large number of artifacts. Based on presented case, we conclude that it is possible to perform MSCT of coronary arteries and leads visualization despite coexistence of four endocardial leads.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4007785PMC
May 2014

Influence of DDD rate response pacing with integrated double sensors on physical efficiency and quality of life.

Europace 2008 Oct 18;10(10):1189-94. Epub 2008 Aug 18.

Department of Electrocardiology, Upper-Silesian Cardiology Center, The Medical University of Silesia, ul. Ziolowa 45/47, Katowice 40-635, Poland.

Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the use of a double sensor gives additional benefits for patients in improving physical efficiency as well as quality of life (QoL) as compared to the accelerometer sensor alone.

Methods And Results: The presented research is a prospective, randomized, single-blind clinical trial. Double-sensor (accelerometer and minute-ventilation) pacemakers (Guidant, Pulsar Max DR) were implanted in 20 patients with sinus node dysfunction (SND) and chronotropic incompetence. After randomization, patients were placed in one of two groups: 1, only the accelerometer sensor was activated; 2, both sensors were activated. After a 3-month follow-up, an initial cardio-pulmonary exercise test was performed, after which the patients were placed in the opposite group for a further 3 months. Finally, the second tests were performed. In 75% of the patients an improvement in QoL was observed in the double-sensor group (P = 0.0242) when compared with the single-sensor group. The addition of a ventilating sensor had no influence on the duration of exercise test (A: 11 +/- 3.19 vs. B: 11 +/- 2.92 P = 1.0000). The parameters of cardio-pulmonary exercise tests recorded in situations A and B before exertion, and 6 minutes after exertion were not statistically different.

Conclusion: The use of double-sensor pacemakers does not improve physical efficiency; however, it does improve QoL.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eun212DOI Listing
October 2008

Lead interaction: rare cause of oversensing during implantation procedure of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system.

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2006 Oct;29(10):1174-5

Department of Electrocardiology, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

A variety of etiologies can cause erroneous detection in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICDs). Interaction between two endocardial leads is rare and uncommon in causing electrical noise. During a reimplantation procedure of an ICD system in a 68-year-old man, additional electrical signals could be detected. The interaction between two endocardial defibrillation leads was identified as the cause of sensing problems. When it is not possible to extract the nonfunctional endocardial lead during implantation of the new electrode, it should be implanted away and not in parallel from the old one to avoid interaction between them. A variety of etiologies can cause erroneous detection in patiens with ICD. Interaction between two endocardial leads is rare and uncommon to cause electrical noise.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8159.2006.00510.xDOI Listing
October 2006

[Cor triatriatum--a case report].

Kardiol Pol 2005 Jul;63(7):64-6

Klinika Elektrokardiologii, Slaska Akademia Medyczna, Katowice-Ochojec.

A case of a 54 year old female with cor tritriatum is described. Diagnostic role of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography is discussed.
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July 2005