Pavel Polanský

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare radial and femoral approaches in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by high-volume operators experienced in both access sites. BACKGROUND The exact clinical benefit of the radial compared to the femoral approach(More)
The plaque sampling method and wire telemetry using miniature, glass pH electrodes on the buccal surface of mandibular first permanent molars, compared human dental plaque pH responses to a 10 per cent solution of sucrose. Nine subjects abstained from oral hygiene and were tested in morning sessions on 5 consecutive days. The mean resting plaque pH value(More)
An experimental, randomized, prospective study was performed in 64 dogs to evaluate the effect of fecal loading, solely, or in combination with induced peritonitis, on colonic anastomosis. The animals, none of which had bowel preparations, were randomized into four groups. Group I underwent sigmoid resection and standard open end-to-end anastomosis; Group(More)
An experimental randomized prospective study was carried out in 64 dogs to evaluate the effect of intraluminal fecal matter at the anastomosis with/without peritonitis on the healing of a colonic anastomosis. The animals, none of whom had bowel preparation, were randomized in four groups: group I sigmoid resection and anastomosis, group II sigmoid resection(More)
In order to assess the effects of baseline indices of obesity, lean body mass, blood pressure, and weight change on future blood pressure, 112 former college men were examined 20 and 32 years after initial examination at age 20.5 (+/- 2) yr. Baseline body weight, relative body weight, body mass index and body density all showed similar significant(More)
UNLABELLED Ischemia modified albumin (IMA) is a new biochemical marker of ischemia. IMA levels rise in patients who develop ischemia during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It is unclear whether IMA elevations correlate with PCI variables. The possible prognostic value of post-PCI IMA elevation has not yet to be studied. METHODS We studied 60(More)
Pseudoaneurysm of the ascending aorta is a high-risk complication following cardiac surgery. The present report describes excellent two-year follow-up results after the percutaneous closure of a very large pseudoaneurysm with an Amplatzer atrial septal defect occluder. The original cavity in the anterior mediastinum with maximal diameter 15 cm remained as(More)
We report an original method of transcatheter closure of an arteriovenous fistula using the combination of an Amplatzer PDA occluder and a carotid stent. The fistula was between the left carotid artery and the brachiocephalic vein. The patient had significant left-to-right shunt and was highly symptomatic. Due to the large orifice and pseudoaneurysmatic(More)
OBJECTIVE. Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A₂ (Lp-PLA₂) is extensively expressed by advanced atherosclerotic lesions and may play a role in plaque instability. We selected a group of elderly subjects that underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or balloon angioplasty (BA) and separated them into two groups, diabetic and nondiabetic, to(More)
The aim of this study was to explore changes in plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in aged patients who undergone transcatheter aortic valve implantation or balloon angioplasty for the treatment of aortic stenosis. Plasma VEGF was measured in subjects with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM) (n=21, age 79.2+/-1.6 years) and in non-diabetic subjects(More)