Jaroslaw Zalewski

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BACKGROUND Stable angina is associated with unfavorable fibrin structure/function. It is not known how acute coronary syndromes (ACS) affect fibrin architecture. OBJECTIVE We investigated fibrin clot properties and their determinants in ACS patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clot permeability, turbidity and fibrinolysis were assessed in 40 patients with ACS(More)
INTRODUCTION Oxidative stress is an important causative factor in atherosclerosis. Isoprostanes are derivatives of arachidonate oxidized by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Oxidized lipids are markers of oxidative stress, important mediators of atherosclerosis, and activators of platelets. 8-iso-prostaglandin F2alpha (8-iso-PGF2alpha) is a stable isoprostane(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Increased consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) together with lifestyle measures and medications is recommended for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. However, the exact mechanisms underlying observed benefits are not well defined. To this aim, we evaluated the effects of omega-3 PUFA in stable coronary artery(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate whether patients with in-stent thrombosis (IST) display altered plasma fibrin clot properties. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 47 definite IST patients, including 15 with acute, 26 subacute and 6 late IST, and 48 controls matched for demographics, cardiovascular risk factors, concomitant treatment and angiographic/stent(More)
Altered fibrin clot structure has been reported both in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The aim of the present study was to evaluate plasma fibrin clot permeability and susceptibility to lysis in patients with DM2 and CAD. We studied 132 consecutive CAD patients, including 67 subjects with DM2,(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous angioplasty (PTA) is widely used in the treatment of subclavian/innominate artery obstruction, but factors of long-term PTA outcome are poorly understood. Our aim was to evaluate the efficiency of PTA on symptom resolution and identify determinants of long-term outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS Seventy-six lesions were treated in 75(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to investigate whether omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) are able to alter plasma fibrin clot properties and reduce thrombin formation in stable coronary artery disease patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS In an investigator-initiated, prospective, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND Early abciximab administration before primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is recommended in practice guidelines. However, the evidence supporting abciximab use before and during transfer for PPCI is limited. We investigated the effect of early abciximab administration on early(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Elevated levels of circulating microparticles (MPs) have been reported in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and coronary artery disease. Platelet activation and inflammation have been recognized during AMI and stable angina (SA). We hypothesize that the origin and count of MPs in AMI and SA patients are related to markers(More)
It has been demonstrated that formation of compact plasma fibrin clots resistant to plasmin-mediated lysis characterises patients following in-stent thrombosis (IST). The relationship between defective fibrinolysis, reflected as prolonged clot lysis time (CLT) and IST is unclear. We sought to investigate whether patients with acute and subacute IST have(More)