Pavol Sajgalik

Pavol Sajgalik
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research | MMS · Department of Cardiovascular Diseases

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Background Noninvasive outpatient monitoring for heart failure (HF) has significant opportunity to reduce patient morbidity and the costs associated with recurrent hospitalization. The purpose of this study was to validate the ability of radiofrequency (RF) to assess lung fluid via a wearable patch device compared to thoracic CT in order to charact...
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Purpose For optimization of the pump setting, there is currently a lack of non-invasive diagnostic methods capable to sensitively reflect the altered right-to-left ventricle relationship following the Left Ventricle Assist Device (LVAD) implantation. It was hypothesized that novel measures derived from the re-breath diffusing lung capacity for carb...
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HeartMate II left ventricular assist device controllers provide data including pulsatility index, reflecting the relationship between pump function and hemodynamics. We propose that a higher pulsatility index at hospital discharge following implant may be associated with less vascular congestion and improved clinical outcomes. A retrospective analy...
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Long-term use of continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices may have negative consequences for autonomic, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal function. It has thus been suggested that non-invasive monitoring of arterial pulsatility in patients with a left ventricular assist device is highly important for ensuring patient safety and longevity....
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Cardiovascular diseases are one of most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. There is an emerging need for integrated, non-invasive, and easy-to-use clinical tools to assess accurately cardiovascular system primarily in the preventative medicine. We present a novel design for a non-invasive pulse wave velocity (PWV) assessment me...
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This study investigated whether rIPC alters the typical changes in pulmonary arterial pressure, pulmonary gas exchange associated with exercise in hypoxia. Methods: 16 healthy adults were randomized to either rIPC treatment (n = 8) or control (n = 8). Afterward, subjects performed supine ergometry at constant load (30 W, 40˜50 rpm) for 25 min dur...
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Aim: The lungs-and particularly the alveolar-capillary membrane-may be sensitive to continuous flow (CF) and pulmonary pressure alterations in heart failure (HF). We aimed to investigate long-term effects of CF pumps on respiratory function. Methods and results: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with end-stage HF at our institution....
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The gold standard for noninvasive blood pressure (BP) measurement, the Doppler technique, does not provide systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and may limit therapy outcomes. To improve patient care, we tested specifically designed experimental BP (ExpBP) monitor and the Doppler technique by comparing noninvasive measur...
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Cardiac output (CO) assessment as a basic hemodynamic parameter has been of interest in exercise physiology, cardiology and anesthesiology. Non-invasive techniques available are technically challenging, and thus difficult to use outside of the clinical or laboratory setting. We propose a novel method of non-invasive CO assessment using a single upp...
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Congestive heart failure (HF) remains a serious burden in the Western World. Despite advances in pharmacotherapy and resynchronization, many patients have progression to end-stage HF. These patients may be candidates for heart transplant or left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy. Heart transplants are limited by organ shortages and in some c...
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Systemic arterial blood pressure (BP) is one of the most important parameters of the cardiovascular system. An oscillometric NIBP monitor was specifically designed to measure oscillometric pulsations and mean arterial pressure (MAP) during inflation and deflation of the cuff. Nineteen healthy young (age 23.1±1.7 years; mean±SD) and 35 elderly (83.9...
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Neurohormonal blockade drug therapy (NHBDT) is the cornerstone therapy in heart failure (HF) management for promoting reverse cardiac remodeling and improving outcomes. It’s utility in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) supported patients remains undefined. Sixty-four patients who received continuous flow LVAD at our institution were retrospecti...
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Invasive aspergillosis is a rare, but serious disease with high mortality rates especially immunodefecient patients. Early diagnoses, appropriate therapy and monitoring of disease activity are most important aspects in successful outcomes. We present a case of 41-year old woman three months after heart transplantation, in the time frame when these...

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