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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
BACKGROUND Mortality in acute myocardial infarction (MI) complicated by cardiogenic shock approaches 90%, regardless of the type of pharmacological treatment. AIM To assess in-hospital and mid-term results of invasive treatment of patients with acute MI with ST segment elevation (STEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock. METHODS From a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND TIMI scale is commonly used for angiographic assessment of reperfusion effectiveness and early risk stratification in patients treated with primary angioplasty for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Since ST-resolution analysis allows a noninvasive insight into the reperfusion status at the myocardial tissue level, it may be a better(More)