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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 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)
BACKGROUND A substantial progress has been made in Poland in the field of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) management over the last 10 years. AIM To present the data from the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (PL-ACS) collected between 2003 and 2009. Changes in treatment strategies and outcomes in ST-segment myocardial infarction (STEMI) were(More)
INTRODUCTION The results of the ABSORB trial showed the efficacy and safety of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) and their unique advantage, namely, the restoration of vasomotion after full biodegradation. OBJECTIVES The aim of the registry was to evaluate procedural issues, angiographic results, and clinical outcomes of patients with acute coronary(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)
Due to recent advances in stent design, stenting without balloon predilation (direct stenting) has become more extensively used in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We performed a randomized study with broad inclusion criteria and early randomization after presentation to compare direct stenting with stenting after balloon predilation in(More)
AIMS Clinical outcomes in the treatment of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) differ between men and women. The aim of the study was to compare results of STEMI management in a large multicentre national registry. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 456 hospitals (including 58 interventional centres) participated in the registry during(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)
In the general population, the lowest mortality risk is considered to be for the body mass index (BMI) range of 20-24.9 kg/m(2). In chronic diseases (chronic kidney disease, chronic heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) the best survival is observed in overweight or obese patients. Recently above-mentioned phenomenon, called obesity(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that successful reperfusion improves in-hospital and long-term outcome of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Nevertheless, some patients are still at high risk due to AMI despite achievement of reperfusion. Impaired renal function (IRF) is one of the recently recognised risk factors in this population. However, the(More)