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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)
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 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)
AIMS Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred reperfusion therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We conducted this study to evaluate the contemporary status on the use and type of reperfusion therapy in patients admitted with STEMI in the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) member countries. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
We report an 18-year-old ice skater with acute lymphoblast leukemia. She developed Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteremia, severe sepsis, septic shock, and ARDS following chemotherapy-induced severe bone marrow failure. She was successfully treated with extraordinary life support measures, which included extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, double lumen(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) undergoing thrombolytic therapy, an elevated troponin level on admission is associated with a lower reperfusion rate and a complicated clinical course. Whether an elevated troponin level on admission similarly predicts an adverse outcome in patients undergoing primary angioplasty is currently(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)
Urgent invasive coronary strategy and mild induced hypothermia in patients with resuscitated sudden cardiac arrest Pilna strategia infuzyjna i terapeutyczna hipotermia u chorych po nagłym zatrzymaniu krążenia INTRODUCTION Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains the leading cause of death in developed countries, with an annual incidence ranging from 36 to 81(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)
  • Marko Noc
  • 2015
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)