Jarosław P. Wasilewski

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BACKGROUND Data regarding the association between red cell distribution width (RDW) values and mortality in patients with stable coronary artery disease are scarce. We aimed to investigate the link between mortality and RDW in patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS We analyzed 2550(More)
BACKGROUND Neointima forming after stent implantation consists of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in 90%. Growth factors TGF-β1, PDGFB, EGF, bFGF and VEGF-A play an important role in VSMC proliferation and migration to the tunica intima after arterial wall injury. The aim of this paper was an analysis of functional polymorphisms in genes encoding(More)
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of red blood cell volume variations (anisocytosis) and is reported as part of a standard complete blood count. In recent years, numerous studies have noted the importance of RDW as a predictor of poor clinical outcomes in the settings of various diseases, including coronary artery disease (CAD). In this(More)
The aim of this work was to analyze temporal trends in clinical presentation, treatment methods, and outcomes of patients in Poland with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) from 2004 to 2010. A total of 90,153 patients with NSTEMI enrolled in the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (PL-ACS) from 2004 to 2010 were analyzed. The(More)
AIM To analyze the association between in-stent restenosis (ISR) and polymorphisms in genes coding IGF-1, IGFBP3, ITGB3 and GLUT1, which play an important role in the smooth muscle cell proliferation and extracellular matrix synthesis - the main components of neointima. MATERIALS & METHODS We analyzed 265 patients who underwent bare metal stent(More)
Aortic valve calcification (AVC) is a common disease of the elderly. It is a progressive disease ranging from mild valve thickening to severe calcification with aortic valve stenosis. Risk factors for AVC are similar to those for atherosclerosis: age, gender, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, hypertension, smoking and renal failure. AVC shares many(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the important roles of vascular smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells in atherosclerotic lesion formation, data regarding the associations of functional polymorphisms in the genes encoding growth factors with the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) are lacking. The aim of the present study is to analyze the relationships between(More)
PURPOSE The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may influence in-stent restenosis (ISR) via angiotensin II, which stimulates the production of growth factors for smooth muscle cells. The aim of this work is to assess the influence of the rs1799752 polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and the rs699 polymorphism of the angiotensinogen(More)
BACKGROUND Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a simple and reliable indicator of platelet size that correlates with platelet activation and their ability to aggregate. We studied the predictive value of MPV in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS We analyzed the(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have shown that an elevated neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) was associated with a poorer long-term prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES We aimed to study the predictive value of the NLR in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction of 35% or lower. The second objective was to establish whether(More)