Ivica Kristić

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Although transradial access (TRA) for coronary procedures has many advantages over the transfemoral approach, it's still not the dominant route used in coronary interventions. Radial artery spasm (RAS) is an important limitation of TRA. We performed a search of published literature to estimate the prevalence and possible risk factors of RAS in patients(More)
There are conflicting reports in the literature regarding the role of sex on the in-hospital mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction. The objective of this study is to determine whether there are gender differences in in-hospital mortality and angiographic findings of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)(More)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, especially those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), are at much higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than the general population. High serum phosphorus (P) level play important role in pathogenesis of cardiovascular calcifications and is a frequent and important cardiovascular risk factor in patients with CKD.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to investigate the feasibility of pPCI in hospital without cardiac surgery, and to compare our "real-world" results to current guidelines and historical controls. METHODS Data of all STEMI patients treated by PCI were prospectively recorded. RESULTS From January 2005 through October 2007, 366 consecutive patients with(More)
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