Selective and nonselective His bundle pacing unmasks pathological Q waves on the electrocardiogram.
PMID: 32735409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bednarek A, Moskal P, Kiełbasa G, Baranowski R, Rajzer M, Jastrzębski M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation or myocardial infarction? Impact of optical coherence tomography on therapeutic decisions.
PMID: 32735405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Klotzka A, Iwańczyk S, Smukowski T, Pyda M, Mitkowski P, Lesiak M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Abstract Intravascular administration of contrast media is an irreplaceable step of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Being the latter a very common procedure, contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) has become one of the most frequent causes of acute nephropathy, and a relevant prognostic impact of CI-AKI has been observed. Some patient comorbidities and procedural characteristics have been identified as key risk factors of CI-AKI. In this review, current evidences and future research directions on CI-AKI prevention for patients undergoing PCI are discussed. PMID: 32735406 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Legnazzi M, Agnello F, Capodanno D Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Usefulness of membranous septum length in the prediction of major conduction disturbances in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with different devices.
This study included 140 patients undergoing TAVR with the balloon-expandable valve (BEV) or self-expanding valve (SEV). MS length was assessed using preoperative computed tomography. ΔMSID was calculated as MS length minus implantation depth. RESULTS: A total of 24 (17%) patients received a permanent pacemaker (PPM), 53 (38%) patients developed new-onset left-bundle branch block (LBBB) following TAVR. The MS length was shown to be the strongest independent predictor of new-onset LBBB (odds ratio [OR]: 3.05, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.96 to 4.77, P
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aslan S, Demir AR, Çelik Ö, Kalkan AK, Uzun F, Güner A, Topel Ç, Ertürk M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Effectiveness of surgical closure of left atrial appendage during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Surgical LAAC during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery through the right minithoracotomy is an effective technique with durable results. PMID: 32735408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hirnle G, Lewkowicz J, Suwalski P, Mitrosz M, Łukasiewicz A, Hirnle T Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Intravascular ultrasound for transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement.
PMID: 32735403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kalińczuk Ł, Świerczewski M, Skotarczak W, Biernacka K, Mintz GS, Rużyłło W, Demkow M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Propensity score-adjusted comparison of thoracoscopic periareolar versus video-assisted approaches for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.
PMID: 32735404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Suwalski P, Smoczynski R, Kowalewski M, Witkowska A, Drobinski D, Sarnowski W, Wierzba W, Wojciechowski D, Gil R, Staromlyński J Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The impact of mobile virtual reality-enhanced relaxation training on anxiety levels in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation.
PMID: 32716151 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Maciołek J, Wąsek W, Kamiński B, Piotrowicz K, Krzesiński P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Statins plus ezetimibe in the era of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type-9 inhibitors.
Abstract Statins are first-line agents in patients with dyslipidemia, with established benefits for reducing low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and cardiovascular events. However, a considerable number of statin-treated patients do not achieve target LDL-C levels, even at maximally tolerated statin doses, or are intolerant to intensive statin therapy. These patients can benefit from the addition of a non-statin lipid-lowering agent, and recent cholesterol guidelines have placed increased focus on combination lipid-lowering therapy. For patients that cannot achieve target treatment goals with statin...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: De Luca L, Corsini A, Uguccioni M, Colivicchi F Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

False-positive episodes detected by implantable loop recorder.
PMID: 32716153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Grymuza M, Ciepłucha A, Katarzyńska-Szymańska A, Ochotny R, Lesiak M, Mitkowski P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Late subclinical leaflet thrombosis after TAVR for a stenotic bicuspid aortic valve.
PMID: 32716154 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bobrowski R, Świerczewski M, Kalińczuk Ł, Michałowska I, Mintz GS, Witkowski A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Myocardial infarction with a combined ST-segment elevation in anterior and inferior leads: a left anterior descending artery does not have to be a "wrap-around" vessel to be a culprit.
Myocardial infarction with a combined ST-segment elevation in anterior and inferior leads: a left anterior descending artery does not have to be a "wrap-around" vessel to be a culprit. Kardiol Pol. 2020 Jul 24;: Authors: Kuzemczak M, Kavvouras C, Barolet A PMID: 32716155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kuzemczak M, Kavvouras C, Barolet A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

A young woman with recurrent spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
PMID: 32716156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sokolska JM, Meier LM, Holy EW, Templin C, Alkadhi H, Manka R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Outcomes of tetralogy of Fallot reoperation in adults: a single-center experience with bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement.
PMID: 32692028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wasilewski G, Suder B, Kędziora A, Litwinowicz R, Mazur P, Tomkiewicz-Pająk L, Kapelak B Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Prevention of transcatheter aortic valve implantation failure: new advances Current and future perspectives in TAVI failure prevention.
In conclusion, in the near future, the prevention of long-term BVF is expected to be one of the major challenges regarding TAVI. Currently, the development of new technologies and therapeutic options is facing this issue with promising results. PMID: 32692029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piroli F, Franchin L, Bruno F, De Filippo O, D'Ascenzo F, Conrotto F Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The value of the ablation index in patients undergoing ablation for atrial fibrillation.
CONCLUSION:  The AI-based protocol provides a significant advantage over traditional CF-based RF ablation in non-selected patients undergoing PVI. PMID: 32692030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kiliszek M, Krzyżanowski K, Wierzbowski R, Winkler A, Smalc-Stasiak M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Mechanical circulatory support restores eligibility for heart transplant in patients with significant pulmonary hypertension.
la MO Abstract BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of patients (pts) with end-stage heart failure (ESHF) impose wider use of left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD). Irreversible pulmonary hypertension (PH) predicts negative prognosis and is considered a contraindication for heart transplantation (OHT). AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) support on pulmonary pressures and pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and impact of pre-LVAD hemodynamic parameters on survival during LVAD support. METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 106 pts im...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Biełka A, Kalinowski M, Hawranek M, Małyszek-Tumidajewicz J, Pacholewicz J, Kowalczuk-Wieteska A, Ratman K, Kubiak G, Król B, Przybyłowski P, Zembala M, Zembala MO Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Impaired self-reported sleep quality improves with radiofrequency catheter ablation in patients with premature ventricular complexes.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The frequency of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) increases in patients with poor sleeps quality (PSQ). AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate PSQ in patients who will undergo radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) due to PVCs and to determine the effect of RFA procedure on PSQ. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 207-patients in our clinic who underwent 3D-RFA with the diagnosis of PVCs burden> 10% were included. Self-reported sleep quality (SRSQ) was performed to all patients in addition to 24-Hour Holter ECG Recordings before ablation and at the 3rd month contr...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Coskun M, Koc M, Demirtas AO, Aslan MZ, Sumbul HE, Koca H, Erdoğdu T, Icen YK Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability testing of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Patient Concerns Questionnaire for optimizing the care of Polish patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
CONCLUSION: The Polish adaptation of the ICDC has proven to be a useful and quick tool to assess patient's concerns after ICD implantation. It is recommended that this tool be used to assess all patients after device implantation to optimise therapy. PMID: 32692027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Młynarska A, Młynarski R, Uchmanowicz I, Marcisz-Dyla E, Marcisz C, Golba K Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Cardiac emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic in the light of the current evidence.
Abstract The burden of coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is rapidly increasing worldwide. The pathophysiology of the infection is associated with an increased inflammatory reaction which may lead to lung tissue damage and other disorders, affecting also the cardiovascular system. The clinical manifestations of the infection differ and depend mainly on the age and comorbidities. Cardiovascular involvement is associated with poor clinical course of the disease. The incidence of COVID-19 is higher in patients with cardiovascular disease...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sokolski M, Sokolska JM, Zymliński R, Biegus J, Banasiak W, Reczuch K, Ponikowski P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for the prevention and therapy of COVID-19: new hopes and old cardiovascular concerns.
PMID: 32687267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jankowska EA, Sierpiński R, Tkaczyszyn M, Drozd M, Szachniewicz J, Duda-Sikuła M, Knysz B, Simon K, Szenborn L, Ponikowski P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Thromboembolic or atherosclerotic? Optical coherence tomography in determining the cause of myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation.
PMID: 32640773 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Iwańczyk S, Skorupski WJ, Kępski S, Grygier M, Lesiak M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Atrial re-entry tachycardia in the native part of the right atrium after heart transplant. Should we always ablate?
PMID: 32640774 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Myrda K, Buchta P, Ciszewski G, Gąsior M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

A report on interventional acute bare-metal stenting of the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device twisted outflow graft.
PMID: 32640775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Juraszek A, Szymański J, Demkow M, Kuśmierczyk M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Left ventricular outflow tract subtotal occlusion in a young woman.
PMID: 32640776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bohdan M, Pajkowski M, Kowalczys A, Stopczyńska I, Bętlejewski P, Fijałkowska J, Gruchała M, Fijałkowski M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas.
PMID: 32640777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zienciuk-Krajka A, Daniłowicz-Szymanowicz L, Dorniak K, Kaufmann D, Raczak G Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Diverse manifestations of coronary vasculopathy in a transplanted heart.
ski T PMID: 32640772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Wiligórska N, Sobieszczańska-Małek M, Zieliński T Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic resection of a symptomatic pericardial cyst.
PMID: 32633475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Paelinck BP, De Bock D, Laga S, Van Mieghem F, Vandermotte M, Rodrigus IE Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

New methodological approaches for assessing thrombus formation in cardiovascular disease.
Abstract Antiplatelet therapy is a mainstay preventive strategy for cardiovascular diseases, and dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) comprising aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor is a standard treatment for patients who have received percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The Total Thrombus-formation Analysis System (T-TAS®) is a microchip flow chamber system developed to evaluate overall thrombus formation under flow conditions, and is reportedly able to evaluate single and combined antithrombotic therapy. Here, we focus on this new system, T-TAS®, and review together with the conventional systems available to e...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hosokawa K, Ohnishi-Wada T, Nagasato T, Sameshima-Kaneko H, Oyamada C, Dahlen J Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Acute anterior myocardial infarction complicated by takotsubo syndrome: the value of multimodality imaging.
PMID: 32633477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konishi T, Funayama N, Yamamoto T, Hotta D, Tanaka S, Anzai T Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Septic cerebral stroke associated with infective endocarditis after the MitraClip procedure.
PMID: 32627998 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zapolski T, Styczeń A, Kozak M, Karaś-Głodek M, Brzozowski W, Tomaszewski A, Wysokiński A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Effect of amiodarone and lidocaine on shock-refractory cardiac arrest: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: We found no statistically significant survival benefit of resuscitation with amiodarone compared to lidocaine. There is a need for future randomized controlled trials to identify which anti-arrhythmic drug we should use on shock-refractory cardiac arrest. PMID: 32627999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ludwin K, Smereka J, Nadolny K, Ładny JR, Szarpak A, Fajfer Z, Jaguszewski M, Filipiak KJ, Szarpak Ł Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The COVID-19 pandemic prevents patients with pulmonary hypertension from seeking medical help.
lec P PMID: 32628000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kopeć G, Tyrka A, Jonas K, Magoń W, Waligóra M, Stępniewski J, Podolec P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

A possible benefit from therapeutic anticoagulation in COVID-19: the Dolo hospital experience in Veneto, Italy.
PMID: 32628001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Secco E, Pasqualetto MC, Bombardini T, Picano E, Rigo F Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Normalization of pulmonary hypertension after experimental pulmonary denervation therapy and MitraClip implantation in a patient initially disqualified from heart transplant.
PMID: 32628002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - July 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Banasiak A, Pręgowski J, Skowroński J, Orczykowski M, Zieliński T, Witkowski A Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Electrocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of left ventricular hypertrophy: the impact of indexing methods.
PMID: 32598106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Matusik PS, Bryll A, Matusik PT, Pac A, Popiela TJ Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Radial or femoral approach for rotational atherectomy: the drawbacks of data dredging.
PMID: 32589378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Agostoni P, Zivelonghi C, Vermeersch P Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Evolving patterns in procedural techniques and strategies in patients with heavily calcified coronary lesions.
PMID: 32589379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gioia GD, Tesorio T, Barbato E Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists and prevention of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension.
PMID: 32589380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dąbrowski R Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists and prevention of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertension. Authors' reply.
nković M, Mihajlović M, Mujović N, Potpara TS PMID: 32589381 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Authors' reply. Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Parasympathetic denervation as an alternative to permanent pacing.
PMID: 32589382 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kułakowski P, Baran J Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Parasympathetic denervation as an alternative to permanent pacing. Authors' reply.
ak P, Szymańska UA, Walecki J, Kosior DA PMID: 32589383 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Authors' reply. Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The importance of detection and percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Authors' reply.
pczyńska M, Lipiec P, Gackowski A PMID: 32589384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Authors' reply. Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The importance of detection and percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
PMID: 32589385 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rajendram R, Kharal GA, Mahmood N, Puri R, Kharal M Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

The importance of detection and percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Authors' reply.
ońska-Gościniak E, Bartuś S, Gąsior Z, Grygier M PMID: 32589386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Authors' reply. Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in cardiac amyloidosis: a grey zone requiring an individual approach.
PMID: 32550732 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sławiński G, Dorniak K, Lewicka E Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Pulmonary embolism and COVID-19. Persistent pulmonary hypertension?
as MP PMID: 32550733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cruz-Utrilla A, Calderón-Flores M, Escribano-Subias MP Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Unilateral absence of the pulmonary artery: a one-stop-shop assessment with cardiac MRI.
PMID: 32550731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Polish Heart Journal)
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Vaccher F, Ravanelli M, Farina D Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

A concept of the pioneer regional Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Program development to improve the outcomes of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Immediate initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases the chances of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). For some refractory cases, extended cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) may be an intriguing option. AIMS: The aim of the study is to estimate the possibility of implementation of ECPR procedure to improve current early outcomes of patients after OHCA. METHODS: The medical charts of the Voivodship Emergency Station in Poznan from a 12-month period were assessed retrospectively. All OHCA cases were iden...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sip M, Puślecki M, Kłosiewicz T, Zalewski R, Dąbrowski M, Ligowski M, Goszczyńska E, Paprocki C, Grygier M, Lesiak M, Jemielity M, Perek B Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research

Antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute coronary syndrome and/or undergoing a percutaneous coronary intervention.
Abstract The use of triple antithrombotic therapy (TAT) consisting of oral anticoagulant (OAC), aspirin and a P2Y12 inhibitor in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and/or a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with high risk of bleeding. Recently, several randomized clinical trials tested the hypothesis that dual antithrombotic therapy (DAT) regimens (consisting of an OAC and a single antiplatelet drug) may be safer regarding bleeding events compared to TAT, also investigating the role of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as a part of DA...
Source: Polish Heart Journal - June 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mihajlovic M, Marinkovic M, Kozieł M, Mujovic N, Lip GYH, Potpara TS Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research