Emilia Masiewicz

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BACKGROUND There are limited data on the long-term safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation in patients with stable angina referred for elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO). We therefore aim to investigate whether DES compared with bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation improves long-term(More)
AIMS The effectiveness of revascularization of chronic total occlusion (CTO) remains intriguing. Thus, we sought to investigate whether a successful PCI for single CTO improves outcomes in a setting of stable angina and chronic occlusion of single coronary artery. METHODS AND RESULTS Of 11 957 consecutive patients referred for nonurgent PCI between 2003(More)
BACKGROUND Despite procedural advances, recanalization of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains controversial, particularly given that its long-term benefits are unclear. We assessed the association between successful PCI and symptom improvement as well as outcomes in patients with CTO and stable angina. (More)
UNLABELLED An inflammatory response plays a crucial role in myocardial damage after an acute myocardial infarction. OBJECTIVES To measure serum concentrations of several mediators in patients with an acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) and to assess their potential relationship with a risk of coronary instability. PATIENTS AND METHODS The 33 patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The long-term benefit of percutaneous recanalisation of chronic total occlusion (CTO) is still unclear. Given advances in interventional cardiology over the last two decades, we sought to investigate whether a successful percutaneous coronary intervention for CTO (PCI-CTO) improves outcomes in an age- and gender-matched single-centre(More)
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