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AIM To compare the prognostic accuracy of six scoring models for up to three-year mortality and rates of hospitalisation due to acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) in STEMI patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 593 patients treated with primary PCI were evaluated. Prospective follow-up of patients was ≥3 years. Thirty-day, one-year, two-year, and(More)
Pulse pressure (PP) is defined as the difference between systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Physiologically, both pressures increase throughout life due to the increase of stroke volume and/or peripheral vascular resistance (PVR). In the sixth decade of age, the PP increases with increasing SBP and decreasing DBP due to an(More)
OBJECTIVE Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) appears to have a cardioprotective effect through a positive influence against postreperfusion damage. This study assesses the prognostic value of PTX3 level and its relationship with clinical parameters and markers of oxidative stress and nitric oxide metabolism in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). (More)
BACKGROUND Biodegradable stents that disintegrate after a period of time are expected to be well tolerated and have advantages over other stents that are more commonly used in practice today. Polydioxanone is a biodegradable polymer that is widely used during surgery with absorbable sutures. METHODS We present cases from the first four patients to undergo(More)
OBJECTIVES Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) from a pathophysiological perspective connects various pathways that affect the prognosis after myocardial infarction. The objective was to evaluate the benefits of measuring NGAL for prognostic stratification in addition to the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score, and to compare it(More)
BACKGROUND Acute heart failure negatively affects short-term outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Therefore, reliable and non-invasive assessment of pulmonary congestion is needed to select patients requiring more intensive monitoring and therapy. Since plasma levels of natriuretic peptides are influenced by myocardial ischemia, they(More)
BACKGROUND The Zwolle score is recommended to identify low-risk patients eligible for early hospital discharge after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but since only one third of STEMI has low Zwolle score, hospital discharge is frequently delayed. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) also provides prognostic information after STEMI. The aim of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a rare cardiac disease. In the acute phase it may imitate acute myocardial infarction of the anterior wall with ST elevations. This can be complicated by ventricular fibrilation or heart failure. The aim of this study is to show the characteristics of patients with takotsubo cardiomyopathy, the one year outcome(More)
OBJECTIVE Takotsubo syndrome (TS) is a heart condition characterised by a sudden transient left ventricular dysfunction; its pathophysiology is probably associated with elevated levels of catecholamines but the exact mechanism is not known as yet. Literature and clinical experience suggest that TS affects persons with various comorbidities. This pilot work(More)
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