Martin Poloczek

Learn More
AIM Utilization of cardiac catheterization has increased dramatically over time. Bleeding is a major prognostic predictor after percutaneous coronary catheterization procedures. This study aimed to assess the impact of eight polymorphisms of genes encoding platelet receptors and enzymes on the risk of bleeding in patients undergoing elective coronary(More)
AIMS To compare two different clopidogrel regimens on the outcomes of patients undergoing elective coronary angiography (CAG)+/-ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS Open-trial randomized 1028 patients with stable angina to group A ('non-selective'-clopidogrel 600 mg > 6 h before CAG; n = 513) or group B(More)
BACKGROUND Older age, as a factor we cannot affect, is consistently one of the main negative prognostic values in patients with acute myocardial infarction. One of the most powerful factors that improves outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes is the revascularization preferably performed by percutaneous coronary intervention. No data is(More)
BACKGROUND Pre-infarction unstable angina pectoris (UAP) can be considered ischemic preconditioning. The aim of this study was to compare short and long term outcomes in patients with or without pre-infarction UAP and ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS 593 patients with STEMI(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical replacement (SAVR) at one year. METHODS The study included 45 consecutive high-risk patients (average age 82.0 years; logistic Euroscore 22.3%) with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis allocated to TAVI transfemoral, TAVI(More)
AIM To compare the prognostic accuracy of six scoring models for up to three-year mortality and rates of hospitalisation due to acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in STEMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 593 patients treated with primary PCI were evaluated. Prospective follow-up of patients was ≥3 years. Thirty-day, one-year, two-year, and(More)
AIMS The current guidelines recommend reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with ST-segment elevation or left bundle branch block (LBBB). Surprisingly, the right bundle branch block (RBBB) is not listed as an indication for reperfusion therapy. This study analysed patients with AMI presenting with RBBB [with or without left anterior(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the work was to find biomarkers identifying patients at high risk of adverse clinical outcomes after TAVI and SAVR in addition to currently used predictive model (EuroSCORE). BACKGROUND There is limited data about the role of biomarkers in predicting prognosis, especially when TAVI is available. METHODS The multi-biomarker(More)
BACKGROUND We compared the prognostic capacity of conventional and novel invasive parameters derived from the slope of the preload recruitable stroke work relationship (PRSW) in STEMI patients and assessed their contribution to the TIMI risk score. METHODS Left ventricular end-diastolic pressure (EDP), ejection fraction (EF), pressure adjusted maximum(More)
OBJECTIVE Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) appears to have a cardioprotective effect through a positive influence against postreperfusion damage. This study assesses the prognostic value of PTX3 level and its relationship with clinical parameters and markers of oxidative stress and nitric oxide metabolism in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). (More)