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AIMS Comparison of intracoronary infusion of bone marrow (BM)-derived unselected mononuclear cells (UNSEL) and selected CD34(+)CXCR4(+) cells (SEL) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and reduced <40% left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred patients were randomized to intracoronary infusion of UNSEL (n =(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are able to modify platelet responsiveness to dual antiplatelet therapy in stable coronary artery disease patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Although previous studies have suggested antiplatelet properties of(More)
AIM We evaluated the ability of atorvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, to affect endothelial function and inflammation in long-duration (>10 years) type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients without coronary heart disease (CHD) and arterial hypertension (AH). METHODS AND RESULTS We randomized 204 Caucasians with long-duration T1DM into either the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies on the pathophysiology of heart failure indicate the role of neurohormones and immune and inflammatory processes as potential mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and clinical course of chronic heart failure (CHF). AIM To analyse the relationship between concentrations of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), endothelin-1 (ET-1),(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Antiplatelet properties of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have been demonstrated in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It is unknown whether omega-3 PUFA can enhance platelet inhibition on standard aspirin and clopidogrel treatment in the setting of CYP2C19 loss-of-function polymorphism. AIM To investigate whether omega-3(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to estimate the relationship between hyperinsulinemia and angiographically validated coronary atherosclerosis. METHODS 102 consecutive non-diabetic male subjects (age 48.9 +/- 9.6 years) with a body mass index 25.9 +/- 2.8 kg/m(2) referred to coronary angiography in our centre were studied. A 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)(More)
At present the most frequent cause of cardiac tamponade is neoplasma. A case of a 32-year-old male with recurrent cardiac tamponade caused by pericardium mesothelioma is described. Despite advanced neoplastic process in the pericardium, pleura and mediastinum, neither radiologic examinations of the chest, echocardiography, nor repeated cytologic examination(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive body weight is known to cluster with cardiovascular (CV) risk factors, but it is not clear which anthropometric obesity measure provides best independent predictive value of coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS AND RESULTS We explored associations between CAD and four different obesity measures (body mass index (BMI), waist(More)