Leszek Bryniarski

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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)
It is well established that recanalization of the infarct-related artery has an important role in prognosis after myocardial infarction. Recanalization can be achieved by the use of thrombolytic agents or by percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. This article reviews the role of primary coronary angioplasty in the management of acute myocardial(More)
We describe a case of dissection of the coronary ostium and sinus of Valsalva during a recanalization procedure to address chronic total occlusion of the right coronary artery (RCA). The patient was treated conservatively, and 1 month later, underwent angioplasty of the RCA and marginal branch. Based on a review of the incidence of, management strategies(More)
UNLABELLED The tension of the arterial wall increases the proliferation of the vascular smooth muscle cells which is one of the basic mechanisms of the reocclusion after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of the study was to evaluate the significance of the pulse pressure (PP) in predicting the restenosis after PCI. METHODS We(More)
Early rapid platelet inhibition with abciximab before primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is suggested as beneficial. In previous studies on early abciximab administration clopidogrel was administered in cathlab in low loading dose. We investigated the role of early abciximab(More)
We describe 2 patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVD): 58 year-old female and 48 year-old man. Both patients presented with echocardiographic features typical for ARVD and impaired systolic left ventricular function. Both patients had symptoms resembling acute coronary syndrome and received cardioverter-defibrillator due to(More)
BACKGROUND A retrograde approach improves the success rate of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) for chronic total occlusions (CTOs). OBJECTIVES The authors describe the European experience with and outcomes of retrograde PCI revascularization for coronary CTOs. METHODS Follow-up data were collected from 1,395 patients with 1,582 CTO lesions(More)
UNLABELLED A recent study has demonstrated that pulse pressure (PP) measured in the ascending aorta is related to the extent of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing coronary angioplasty. However, no study so far has analyzed the relation between pulsatility of the ascending aorta and the extent of coronary artery disease in consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Acute hyperglycaemia in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk among both diabetic and non-diabetic patients although the mechanisms underlying this association are not clearly understood. Acute hyperglycaemia in patients with ACS may be associated with increased systemic inflammation.(More)
BACKGROUND Ascending aortic fractional pulse pressure and fractional systolic pressure (FSP) were demonstrated to differentiate patients with and without coronary artery disease. However, no study so far has analyzed the relationship between FSP and fractional diastolic pressure (FDP) and the extent of coronary artery disease. Therefore, we investigated the(More)