Paweł Rostoff

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BACKGROUND Electrocardiographic lead aVR is usually ignored in patients with chest pain. ST segment elevation in aVR may have diagnostic value in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and significant stenosis or obstruction of the left main coronary artery (LMCAS), especially when accompanied by ST segment elevation in lead V(1). AIM To asses the(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, the prognostic value of ST segment elevation in lead aVR in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and its relationship with significant stenosis of the left main coronary artery (LMCAS) and three-vessel disease have been highlighted. AIM Analysis of the relationship between ST segment elevation observed in aVR lead and angiographic severity(More)
INTRODUCTION Inflammatory mediators, including prostanoids produced by inducible cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), play a significant role in the development of atherosclerosis. A regulatory region of COX-2 gene has a common -765G>C polymorphism. Functional effects of this polymorphism and its association with atherosclerosis phenotypes have not been fully(More)
Acquired toxoplasmosis is a widespread parasitic disease caused by an obligate intracellular protozoan, Toxoplasma gondii. Humans are infected by consuming undercooked or raw meat containing tissue cysts or by ingesting oocysts in food or water contaminated with feline faeces. Most cases of Toxoplasma gondii infections in immunocompetent individuals are(More)
A case of a 69-year-old woman with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock and in-hospital cardiac arrest is presented. During prolonged (60 min) cardiopulmonary resuscitation successful complex coronary angioplasty with stenting of the left anterior descending coronary artery was performed, after which the(More)
A case of subacute occlusion of the left subclavian artery (LSA) manifesting as acute coronary syndrome and associated with coronary-subclavian steal syndrome (CSSS) in a 56-year-old man following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is presented. Complex percutaneous angioplasty with stenting of the LSA and left vertebral artery were successfully(More)
A case of a 48-year-old woman with a comminuted fracture of the left tibia and receiving prophylactic doses of nadroparin, with massive pulmonary embolism mimicking ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome and complicated by cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest, is presented. Pulmonary angiography showed total right pulmonary artery occlusion. Intraarterial(More)
Systemic embolization is the most common extracardiac complication of active infective endocarditis (IE). The assessment of individual patient risk for embolic events in active IE is very difficult. Staphylococcal or fungal endocarditis, infections caused by HACEK and Abiotrophia spp. microorganisms, anterior mitral leaflet vegetations and vegetations with(More)
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is frequently undiagnosed in patients with heart failure (HF) and coronary artery disease (CAD). Simple and widely available screening tests are needed to diagnose patients with SA. Measurements of thoracic impedance and heart rate variability during 24-hour ECG Holter (H-EKG) monitoring allows to calculate estimated(More)