Ewa Mirek-Bryniarska

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BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is currently one of the main causes of cardiovascular mortality. In order to collect current epidemiological data on patients with HF, the Heart Failure Pilot Survey (ESC-HF Pilot) registry was initiated. AIM Primary objective of the study was to compare clinical epidemiology of outpatients and inpatients with HF and(More)
BACKGROUND The electrocardiogram (ECG) is characterised by little sensitivity and specificity in the diagnostic evaluation of acute pulmonary embolism (APE). AIM To assess the significance of ECG changes in predicting myocardial injury and prognosis in patients with APE. METHODS The study group consisted of 225 patients (137 women and 88 men), mean age:(More)
INTRODUCTION T-wave inversion (TWI) is a common ECG finding in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of TWI in patients with APE and to describe their relationship to outcomes. METHODS Retrospective study of 437 patients with APE. TWI patterns were described in two distributions: inferior (II, III, aVF) and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) is a life-threatening disease. Mortality in APE still remains very high in spite of progress in diagnostic tools. Mortality rate is about 30% in patients with unrecognised APE. APE is one of the main causes of in-hospital mortality. AIM To asses management of patients with APE in the Małopolska region. METHODS(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) can induce a hypercoagulable state in both the left and right atria. Thrombus in the right side of the heart (RHT) may lead to acute pulmonary embolism (APE). The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of RHT and AF and to assess their impact on outcomes in patients with APE. The retrospective cohort included 1,006(More)
INTRODUCTION    Patients with established coronary artery disease (CAD) are at high risk of recurrent cardiovascular events. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to identify factors related to control of hypercholesterolemia in patients after hospitalization for CAD. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study included consecutive patients from 5 hospitals with(More)
BACKGROUND European recommendations on the management of acute pulmonary embolism (APE) divide patients into 3 risk categories: high, intermediate, and low. Mortality has previously been estimated at 3% to 15% in the intermediate group. The aim of this study was to use a new metric "ischemic electrocardiographic (ECG) patterns" to more precisely estimate(More)
BACKGROUND Dual antiplatelet therapy for 12 months is currently recommended for all patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), both for those treated pharmacologically or with percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Recently, the need for simultaneous administration of dual antiplatelet and oral anticoagulant therapy (triple therapy) has become more(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the influence of electrocardiographic (ECG) pattern on prognosis and complications of patients hospitalized with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 292 patients who had confirmed APE. There were 183 females and 109 males, the age range was 17 to 89 years, and the mean age was 65.4 ± 15.5(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a predictor of poor prognosis in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare electrocardiography (ECG) parameters in patients with APE presenting with or without CS. METHODS A 12-lead ECG was recorded on admission at a paper speed of 25 mm/s and 10 mm/mV(More)