Katarzyna Stopyra

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BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic lead aVR is usually ignored in patients with chest pain. ST segment elevation in aVR may have diagnostic value in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and significant stenosis or obstruction of the left main coronary artery (LMCAS), especially when accompanied by ST segment elevation in lead V(1). AIM To asses the(More)
We report a rare case of primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in a 43-year-old man presenting as recurrent acute coronary stent thrombosis and complicated by three myocardial infarctions. As illustrated in this report, in APS patients recurrent life-threatening arterial thrombotic events may occur in spite of recommended anticoagulant therapy. We(More)
OBJECTIVES Osteoprotegerin (OPG) and osteopontin (OPN) are bone metabolism biomarkers which are involved in the regulation of vascular calcification processes and prediction of future adverse cardiac events. DESIGN AND METHODS OPG, OPN levels and classic risk factors were determined in 130 asymptomatic and hypertensive subjects. Receiver operator(More)
BACKGROUND More than 5% of patients over the age of 65 have been found to develop heart failure, and over half of them preserve normal left ventricular systolic function. In the last few years, diastolic heart failure has become a serious clinical and epidemiological problem. METHODS This prospective study was carried out on 99 patients. Patients were(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was evaluation of plasma renin activity (PRA) in patients with acute ST-segement elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). We observed 40 patients (30 men, 10 woman) aged 29-69 yrs (mean age 53.9 SD 10.9) with first ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.(More)
BACKGROUND The cardiopulmonary stress test (CPST) allows the objective assessment of stress capacity in patients (pts) with heart failure (HF). There are a small number of studies concerning CPST in pts with HF and AF. AIM to assess the influence of AF on CPST parameters in pts with HF. MATERIAL The study group consisted of 56 males aged 35-65 years (x(More)
Difficulties in the differential diagnosis of left ventricular aneurysm - a case report. A case of a 55-year-old male with a post- infarction left ventricular aneurysm is described. The results of such non-invasive tests as echocardiography, angiography and magnetic resonance did not allow to differentiate between true and false aneurysm. The patient(More)