Mariusz Gąsior

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BACKGROUND Previous studies with thrombectomy showed different results, mainly due to use of thrombectomy as an additional device not instead of balloon predilatation. The aim of the present study was to assess impact of aspiration thrombectomy followed by direct stenting. METHODS Patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) <6 hours from pain(More)
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)
OBJECTIVE Postinfarction ventricular septal defect (PIVSD) is a rare and life-threatening complication with high risk of both surgical and medical treatment. Another option available now is transcatheter closure. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of such treatment with Amplatzer occluders. METHOD Seven patients aged from 51 to 71 years(More)
BACKGROUND Prognoses in STEMI and NSTEMI beyond one year from onset remain unclear. We aimed to compare the treatments and the two-year outcomes in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) enrolled at the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (PL-ACS). METHODS A total of 13,441 patients with MI (8250 with STEMI, and 5191 with NSTEMI) underwent(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of concurrent chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a noninfarct-related artery (IRA) on the long-term prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel coronary disease. Of 1,658 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, 666 with multivessel(More)
Cardiogenic shock (CS) continues to be the most important factor affecting the mortality rate of patients with acute myocardial infarctions (AMIs). However, controversy regarding the optimal treatment of older patients with AMIs complicated by CS still exists. The aim of this study was to compare the results of invasive (coronary angiography during index(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a significant factor regarding poor outcome in patients with myocardial infarction. Recently a new prognostic factor is under consideration - a baseline glucose level on admission. We sought to assess the influence of blood glucose levels on admission on prognosis of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND In Poland, together with the transformation of the political system, significant positive changes have been made to the national health care system. This provided a possibility for hospitals to apply current standards of care to patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). AIM To assess contemporary data on epidemiology, management and(More)
AIMS Today's knowledge concerning the progression of coronary artery disease (CAD) is mainly derived from randomised clinical studies performed in patients with stable CAD. Data on atherosclerosis progression (AP) after myocardial infarction are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the AP in such a population of patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
PURPOSE Mean platelet volume (MPV) is a universally available parameter with routine blood counts. It has been linked to many cardiovascular risk factors. MPV is a marker of platelet size and activity and has been linked to poor prognosis following STEMI. There has been an increasing number of reports linking diabetes mellitus (DM) to platelet dysfunction.(More)