Michał Hawranek

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BACKGROUND Previous studies with thrombectomy showed different results, mainly due to use of thrombectomy as an additional device not instead of balloon predilatation. The aim of the present study was to assess impact of aspiration thrombectomy followed by direct stenting. METHODS Patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) <6 hours from pain(More)
BACKGROUND Data regarding the association between red cell distribution width (RDW) values and mortality in patients with stable coronary artery disease are scarce. We aimed to investigate the link between mortality and RDW in patients with stable coronary artery disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS We analyzed 2550(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of concurrent chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a noninfarct-related artery (IRA) on the long-term prognosis in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and multivessel coronary disease. Of 1,658 consecutive patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, 666 with multivessel(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a significant factor regarding poor outcome in patients with myocardial infarction. Recently a new prognostic factor is under consideration - a baseline glucose level on admission. We sought to assess the influence of blood glucose levels on admission on prognosis of patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial(More)
AIMS Today's knowledge concerning the progression of coronary artery disease (CAD) is mainly derived from randomised clinical studies performed in patients with stable CAD. Data on atherosclerosis progression (AP) after myocardial infarction are limited. The aim of this study was to assess the AP in such a population of patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A(More)
BACKGROUND Three-vessel coronary artery disease is associated with high mortality in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). The purpose of this study was to assess the impact on 12-month mortality of chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the non-infarct-related artery (non-IRA), as assessed by coronary angiography during(More)
The aim of this work was to analyze temporal trends in clinical presentation, treatment methods, and outcomes of patients in Poland with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) from 2004 to 2010. A total of 90,153 patients with NSTEMI enrolled in the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (PL-ACS) from 2004 to 2010 were analyzed. The(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether reperfusion by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) improves 12-month survival in late presenters with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). We analyzed 2,036 patients with STEMI presenting 12 to 24 hours from onset of symptoms, without cardiogenic shock or pulmonary edema and(More)
UNLABELLED The inflammatory process in chronic heart failure (CHF) is the result of dysbalance between the function of inflammatory and natural antiinflammatory mediators. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is increased in patients with severe CHF. Two soluble proteins, the extracellular domains of the TNF receptors (sTNF-RI and sTNF-RII) inhibit the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (MVCAD) referred for standard coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). BACKGROUND Conventional CABG is still the treatment of choice in patients with MVCAD. However, the limitations of standard CABG(More)