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AIMS Patient access to reperfusion therapy and the use of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) or thrombolysis (TL) varies considerably between European countries. The aim of this study was to obtain a realistic contemporary picture of how patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated in different European countries. (More)
BACKGROUND Even though time-to-treatment has been shown to be a determinant of mortality in primary angioplasty, the potential benefits from early pharmacological reperfusion by glycoprotein (Gp) IIb-IIIa inhibitors are still unclear. The aim of this meta-analysis was to combine individual data from all randomised trials conducted on facilitated primary(More)
BACKGROUND There is serological and epidemiological evidence of an association between Chlamydia pneumoniae infection and coronary artery disease. Results of previous smaller studies have indicated a reduction of recurrent ischaemic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome when given macrolide antibiotics. We aimed to assess whether short-term(More)
INTRODUCTION Colchicum autumnale, commonly known as the autumn crocus, contains alkaloid colchicine with antimitotic properties. CASE REPORT A 76-year-old man with a history of alcoholic liver disease and renal insufficiency, who mistakenly ingested Colchicum autumnale instead of wild garlic (Aliium ursinum), presented with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea(More)
One of the most feared complications of transcathe-ter closure of a perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) by the Amplatzer membranous occluder is atrio-ventricular (AV) block, occurring in 3% to 20% of cases [1, 2]. Atrioventricular block may occur immediately due to squeezing effects of disks or late due to device-induced inflammation and fibrous(More)
Because of continuous improvements in emergency prehospital services, high-volume ST-elevation myocar-dial infarction (STEMI) networks are nowadays admitting increasing numbers of patients with hemodynamic deterioration including profound cardiogenic shock and refractory cardiac arrest. The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) unfortunately offers only limited(More)
Our aim was to evaluate electrocardiographic (ECG) diferences between survivors and non-survivors of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The study included 76 patients that suffered from OHCA. In all patients, serum arterial lactate was obtained on admission to the intensive care unit was obtained as an index of ischemia during cardiac arrest and(More)
Our aims were to determine whether mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) is associated with ECG changes similar to those observed in accidental hypothermia, and to use advanced ECG parameters to further characterize any electrophysiological changes associated with MTH. The study included 46 patients (35 after primary, 9 after secondary, and 2 after heart(More)
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