Andrzej Wester

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We present a case of a very late stent thrombosis which occurred 13 months after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. The DES was off-label used in a high-risk patient and was followed by 12-month clopidogrel administration. One month after the drug discontinuation the stent thrombosis occurred, resulting in acute myocardial infarction. The patient was(More)
An 81-year-old woman with emotionally-induced takotsubo cardiomyopathy developed a fatal left ventricular (LV) apical rupture. During the hospitalization persistent ST-segment elevation with no electrocardiographic time evolution was observed on the ECG, characteristic for takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Histopathologically, transmural myocardial necrosis with(More)
In this study the results are presented of the haemodynamic and endocrinological inventarisation of 207 patients with essential hypertension. After establishing the relations of the various parameters with age (part IIA), interrelations between these variables are described (part IIB). The general finding is an increase in total peripheral vascular(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the antihypertensive efficacy, effect duration and safety of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker candesartan cilexetil and the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril once daily in patients with mild to moderate hypertension. METHODS A multicenter, randomised, double-blind parallel group study was performed in(More)
The effect of propranolol on diurnal variability of BP and plasma noradrenaline levels was assessed in 15 patients with uncomplicated essential hypertension. While total variability and average noradrenaline level remained unaltered, the pressor range (difference between basal and maximum BP readings) was reduced in most patients. An inverse relationship(More)
We report the case of a female patient with congenital complete atrioventricular block who developed torsade de pointes (TdP) in the course of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. On the basis of this case, we show that the electrocardiographic evolutionary changes with QT interval prolongation (in the course of takotsubo cardiomyopathy) may be a TdP threatening(More)
A multi-centre study was carried out to examine the antihypertensive effect and adverse event profile of felodipine in an extended-release (ER) formulation given once daily as monotherapy. Doses of 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg felodipine ER were compared with placebo in 183 patients with mild or moderate hypertension. All antihypertensive medication was(More)