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Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), uric acid (UA), and total bilirubin (TB) are associated with coronary artery disease and major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We retrospectively included 1167 patients with STEMI who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention and routine blood… (More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is characterized by the abrupt onset of cardiac dysfunction, with transient apical and midventricular hypo-/akinesia with a compensatory hypercontractility of the remaining segments. The clinical presentation appears to be similar to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the myocardial dysfunction is… (More)
We study a boundary value problem (BVP) for second order nonlin-ear dynamic equations on time scales. A condition is established that ensures existence and uniqueness of solutions to the BVP under consideration.
We present the case of a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) due to subtotal occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery caused by an atherosclerotic lesion and a myocardial bridge (MB). Stenting of the MB caused coronary artery perforation resulting in a fistula to the right ventricle that was closed by implantation of a… (More)
The use of novel oral anticoagulation (NOACs) has emerged as an alternative for oral anticoagulation with vitamin-K antagonists in different clinical settings. However, despite the several advantages of these new drugs, there are also several limitations and cautious is recommended in different clinical settings in patients with a high comorbidity index.… (More)
BACKGROUND Obesity with its worldwide growing prevalence is an established cardiovascular risk factor with increased morbidity and mortality. However, the phenomenon, that mild to moderate obesity seems to represent a protective effect on diseases has been termed the "obesity paradox". METHODS We retrospectively assessed 529 patients (72.6% male, mean age… (More)
BACKGROUND Liver and cholestatic parameters are increased in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of these parameters to predict in-hospital major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients after STEMI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood samples of patients with STEMI, who underwent… (More)