Michał Hawranek

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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)
Among patients with non-ST-elevated acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) the estimated percentage of single vessel coronary artery disease (SV-CAD) observed during coronarography is about 20-40%, while multivessel coronary artery disease (MV-CAD) is found in about 40-60%. Further treatment in patients with both SV CAD and MV CAD is usually culprit vessel(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)
BACKGROUND Neointima forming after stent implantation consists of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in 90%. Growth factors TGF-β1, PDGFB, EGF, bFGF and VEGF-A play an important role in VSMC proliferation and migration to the tunica intima after arterial wall injury. The aim of this paper was an analysis of functional polymorphisms in genes encoding(More)
This review discusses visual and functional evaluation of the hemodynamic significance of the degree of stenosis in coronary angiography, with respect to the indications for revascularization. The concept of the coronary flow reserve is defined, and the theoretical assumptions of the invasive measurement of the fractional flow reserve (FFR) are presented.(More)
The following description presents a case of a 75-year-old female patient with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome in whom there occurred an infrequent complication of percutaneous coronary angioplasty: uncontrolled intracoronary stent displacement from a balloon catheter. During the attempt to retrieve the device using the "small-balloon"(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac rupture (CR) is a common cause of death following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Despite improvements in AMI treatment, the frequency of CR remains considerable and in most cases leads to death. The aim of the study was to define the independent prognostic CR risk factors of AMI in patients treated with percutaneous coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Ischaemic episodes preceding myocardial infarction (MI) are one of the defence mechanisms protecting the body from the consequences of sudden ischaemia. Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a rare complication of MI but leading, in a majority of patients, to sudden cardiac death. AIM To assess the impact of a previous history of(More)
percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), non-ST-segment slevation, acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) This paper describes the in-hospital outcome of urgent percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with delayed PCI in patients suffering from non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). The time when the PCI should be performed is still(More)
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