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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)
Due to recent advances in stent design, stenting without balloon predilation (direct stenting) has become more extensively used in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We performed a randomized study with broad inclusion criteria and early randomization after presentation to compare direct stenting with stenting after balloon predilation in(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 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)
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)
TIMI risk score and GRACE risk model are widely available and accepted scores for risk assessment in STEMI patients and include predictors of poor outcomes. CHA2DS2-VASc is a validated score for predicting embolic/stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Its components contribute to the worse prognosis following myocardial infarction.(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 in patients with myocardial infarction affects in-hospital and late mortality. It has been shown that the glucose level on admission can also affect prognosis. This conclusion was based on an analysis performed on a heterogeneous group of patients, treated not only with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) but also with(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)
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)