Merita Shehu

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BACKGROUND The mechanisms by which mitral regurgitation (MR) may lead to an adverse prognosis after reperfused acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have not been fully investigated. We hypothesized that in the early phase of ST-elevation AMI, MR may lead to progressive left ventricular (LV) remodeling and subsequent heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
Few data are available on the effectiveness of sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for the treatment of in-stent restenosis, and no data exist about the predictors of outcome after sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for complex in-stent restenosis (diffuse, proliferative, or total occlusion). From April 2002 to May 2004, 136 patients with 161 complex(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the incidence, timing, and clinical significance of additional increase in ST segment elevation (ST-SE) in patients showing no reflow after angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction. METHODS We studied 26 patients with acute myocardial infarction showing myocardial contrast echocardiography no reflow after successful(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac troponin I levels are often obtained to help rule out acute coronary syndrome. OBJECTIVE To determine if elevation of troponin level within 24 hours for patients without acute coronary syndrome admitted to the intensive care unit provides important prognostic information. METHODS Patients without acute coronary syndrome admitted to(More)
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