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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)
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)
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