Elżbieta Młodawska

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BACKGROUND Anaemia is present in 12-30% of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Many studies have shown that admission anaemia is an independent predictor of in-hospital or short-term mortality in patients with ACS. However, there is limited data on the long-term prognostic importance of anaemia in this group of patients. AIM To establish the(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently occurs in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the rate reaches even 30% in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Patients with AF and CKD have a significantly higher risk of thrombotic complications, particularly ischemic stroke, and at the same time, a higher bleeding risk (proportionally to the grade(More)
BACKGROUND Information on epidemiology of atrial fibrillation (AF) in Middle European Countries such as Poland is limited. METHODS We studied 1,556 patients with AF. We focused on different types of AF in terms of clinical features and management. RESULTS CHA₂DS₂-VASc score was 3.5 ± 1.7 and HAS-BLED score--2.4 ± 1.1. In-hospital mortality was 2%. The(More)
We report the case of 42-year-old male, who developed infective endocarditis on bicuspid aortic valve due to infection of the central line with Staphylococcus aureus MSSA. The patient was hospitalised several times in district hospitals because of worsening of heart failure. He had a few transthoracic (TTE) and one transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography(More)
We present a case of 70-year old male after coronary by-pass surgery and mitral bioprosthesis implantation due to infective endocarditis, with continuous atrial fibrillation, who was admitted to the hospital due to the worsening of the heart failure. He was on oral antivitamine K agents with therapeutic value of INR. On echocardiography we found enlargement(More)
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