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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)
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 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 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)
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)
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 It has been shown that hyperglycaemia is associated with increased in-hospital and long-term mortality in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). There are only a few reports on the relationship between glycaemia in the acute phase of MI complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) and prognosis. AIM To assess the relationship between blood glucose(More)
Right heart catheterisation (RHC) is the 'gold standard' for haemodynamic assessment of the pulmonary circulation. For the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH), the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology require a mean pulmonary arterial pressure ≥ 25 mm Hg to be confirmed by direct haemodynamic measurement. Additionally, RHC provides a lot of(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiogenic shock (CS) affects the prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction (MI). An additional factor affecting the prognosis is diabetes mellitus (DM). AIM To evaluate the impact of DM on in-hospital and long-term mortality in patients with MI complicated by CS, who were included in the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes(More)