Petr Widimský

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Kristian Thygesen; Joseph S. Alpert; Harvey D. White; on behalf of the Joint ESC/ACCF/AHA/WHF Task Force for the Redefinition of Myocardial Infarction TASK FORCE MEMBERS Chairpersons: Kristian Thygesen (Denmark)*, Joseph S. Alpert (USA)*, Harvey D. White (New Zealand)* Biomarker Group: Allan S. Jaffe, Coordinator (USA), Fred S. Apple (USA), Marcello Galvani(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Don Poldermans (Chairperson) (The Netherlands), Jeroen J. Bax (The Netherlands), Eric Boersma (The Netherlands), Stefan De Hert (The Netherlands), Erik Eeckhout (Switzerland), Gerry Fowkes (UK), Bulent Gorenek (Turkey), Michael G. Hennerici (Germany), Bernard Iung (France), Malte Kelm (Germany), Keld Per Kjeldsen (Denmark), Steen(More)
AIMS Patient access to reperfusion therapy and the use of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) or thrombolysis (TL) varies considerably between European countries. The aim of this study was to obtain a realistic contemporary picture of how patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated in different European countries. (More)
BACKGROUND Clopidogrel and aspirin are the most commonly used antiplatelet therapies for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We assessed the effect of various clopidogrel and aspirin regimens in prevention of major cardiovascular events and stent thrombosis in patients undergoing PCI. METHODS The CURRENT-OASIS 7 trial was undertaken in 597 centres(More)
BACKGROUND Vorapaxar is a new oral protease-activated-receptor 1 (PAR-1) antagonist that inhibits thrombin-induced platelet activation. METHODS In this multinational, double-blind, randomized trial, we compared vorapaxar with placebo in 12,944 patients who had acute coronary syndromes without ST-segment elevation. The primary end point was a composite of(More)
BACKGROUND Small trials have suggested that radial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces vascular complications and bleeding compared with femoral access. We aimed to assess whether radial access was superior to femoral access in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) who were undergoing coronary angiography with possible(More)
BACKGROUND Primary coronary angioplasty is an effective reperfusion strategy in acute myocardial infarction. However, its availability is limited, and transporting patients to an angioplasty centre in the acute phase of myocardial infarction has not yet been proved safe. METHODS The PRAGUE study (PRimary Angioplasty in patients transferred from General(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous cangrelor, a rapid-acting, reversible adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor antagonist, might reduce ischemic events during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS In this double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we randomly assigned 5362 patients who had not been treated with clopidogrel to receive either cangrelor or(More)