Paweł Bekta

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BACKGROUND The association of inflammatory markers with mortality in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains controversial, so in the present study the relationships of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), total white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil (N) and lymphocyte (L)(More)
BACKGROUND Efficacy and safety of primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PCI) in elderly patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have not yet been definitely established because these patients were usually excluded from large randomised trials. AIM To evaluate in-hospital and one-year outcome after primary PCI in elderly(More)
We performed ultrastructural testing of a cardiac biopsy taken from a heart with amyloidosis in which transthyretin mutation and light chain A amyloidosis were excluded. Cardiomyocytes of the affected heart showed accumulation of endosomal-like structures in which soluble amyloid oligomeric conformation was deposited. Intracellular accumulation of β(More)
BACKGROUND Platelet aggregation monitoring in diabetic patients treated with coronary interventions (PCI) for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a promising way of optimizing treatment and outcomes in this high risk group. The aim of the study was to verify whether clopidogrel response measured by Multiplate analyzer (ADPtest) in diabetic ACS patients(More)
AIMS To determine the relationship between baseline white blood cell (WBC) count, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk index, and 30-day mortality in unselected patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary mechanical reperfusion (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS 903 patients from prospective registry admitted for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence and inter-relationships between admission hyperglycemia, anemia and impaired renal function and its impact on clinical outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary PCI. METHODS The study group comprised 1880 patients with STEMI treated with primary PCI, enrolled in a(More)
BACKGROUND Heart transplant recipients require serial assessment of coronary arteries due to a risk of cardiac allograft vasculopathy or atherosclerosis. Currently available non-invasive imaging methods are of a limited value for the detection of coronary stenoses, and thus invasive coronary angiography (ICA) is recommended. AIM We evaluated diagnostic(More)
We present a clinical case of early occlusion of the non-infarct-related artery (non-IRA) in a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). Several hours after successful percutaneous treatment of the occluded right coronary artery the patient developed a second myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND Prolonged total ischaemic time (TIT) has been shown to independently predict poor myocardial perfusion in STEMI patients and affect in-hospital mortality. We aim to evaluate the influence of TIT on long-term follow-up (F/U) and identify the factors associated with TIT in patients with STEMI treated with pPCI at a high volume centre. METHODS In(More)