In the Cardiocenter University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague. Inclusion criterion was

In the Cardiocenter University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague. Inclusion criterion was ACS treated using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). All participants were admitted due to ACS: ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non ST-elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris (NSTEMI/UA) with typical symptoms. Diagnoses were made based on typicalPrognosis in ACS Patients by Apoptotic Moleculessymptoms, changes in electrocardiogram (ECG) and testing positive for cardiac troponins according to guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for the management of STEMI and NSTEMI/UA [8,9]. All participants underwent coronary angiography with subsequent PCI; patients without revascularization could not be included in the study due to their worse prognosis GDC-0084 compared to patients with revascularization [10]. Coronary angiography was performed immediately in patients with STEMI or in unstable patients with NSTEMI/UA, or within 48 h following admission in the remaining NSTEMI/UA patients. Exclusion criteria were the following: 1) indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) 2) no revascularization possible, and 3) 25331948 life-expectancy less than 6 months due to non-cardiac reasons (malignancy, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Patients indicated for CABG were excluded due to planned surgery, which could negatively impact mortality. Echocardiography was performed in all patients on admission or on the following day. The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee and written informed content was obtained from each patient. The study protocol conforms to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki. Follow-up visits were arranged six months after the index procedure. Patients were seen in the outpatient department or were contacted by phone. When endpoint was suspected (during the visit in the outpatient department or during a call), the patient was asked for discharge letter from the hospitalization. When a patient could not be contacted by phone, then their relatives were contacted by phone, or by a letter, and his (her) vital status was checked in health insurance service. The primary end-point was defined as a combination of death or hospitalization for heart failure within 6 months following PCI. The secondary end-points were death alone, re-MI alone or stroke alone within 6 months following PCI.as angiographic evidence of 50 stenosis. The severity (extension) of coronary disease was defined as the number of diseased vessels (i.e. 1, 2 or 3-vessel disease). Complete revascularization was defined as the absence of any resting coronary artery stenosis exceeding 50 of diameter at time of discharge. Complete revascularization was achieved either by one PCI during the index event (for patients with single vessel disease) or by a further scheduled PCI prior to discharge. The number of stents and the total length of stents were calculated. Procedural difficulties associated with PCI angiography were defined as a combination of slow-flow phenomenon (TIMI 1 or TIMI 2 grade), no reflow (TIMI 0) or side branch occlusion. Final data processing (biochemistry, hematology, coronary angiography) was completed for 98 of the patients.Statistical GDC-0032 analysisContinuous data were tested for distribution using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Continuous data with normal distribution are presented as mean 6 SD, with non-Gaussian distribution as median [inter-quartile range]. Correlations between v.In the Cardiocenter University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Prague. Inclusion criterion was ACS treated using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). All participants were admitted due to ACS: ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non ST-elevation myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris (NSTEMI/UA) with typical symptoms. Diagnoses were made based on typicalPrognosis in ACS Patients by Apoptotic Moleculessymptoms, changes in electrocardiogram (ECG) and testing positive for cardiac troponins according to guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) for the management of STEMI and NSTEMI/UA [8,9]. All participants underwent coronary angiography with subsequent PCI; patients without revascularization could not be included in the study due to their worse prognosis compared to patients with revascularization [10]. Coronary angiography was performed immediately in patients with STEMI or in unstable patients with NSTEMI/UA, or within 48 h following admission in the remaining NSTEMI/UA patients. Exclusion criteria were the following: 1) indication for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) 2) no revascularization possible, and 3) 25331948 life-expectancy less than 6 months due to non-cardiac reasons (malignancy, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Patients indicated for CABG were excluded due to planned surgery, which could negatively impact mortality. Echocardiography was performed in all patients on admission or on the following day. The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee and written informed content was obtained from each patient. The study protocol conforms to the ethical guidelines of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki. Follow-up visits were arranged six months after the index procedure. Patients were seen in the outpatient department or were contacted by phone. When endpoint was suspected (during the visit in the outpatient department or during a call), the patient was asked for discharge letter from the hospitalization. When a patient could not be contacted by phone, then their relatives were contacted by phone, or by a letter, and his (her) vital status was checked in health insurance service. The primary end-point was defined as a combination of death or hospitalization for heart failure within 6 months following PCI. The secondary end-points were death alone, re-MI alone or stroke alone within 6 months following PCI.as angiographic evidence of 50 stenosis. The severity (extension) of coronary disease was defined as the number of diseased vessels (i.e. 1, 2 or 3-vessel disease). Complete revascularization was defined as the absence of any resting coronary artery stenosis exceeding 50 of diameter at time of discharge. Complete revascularization was achieved either by one PCI during the index event (for patients with single vessel disease) or by a further scheduled PCI prior to discharge. The number of stents and the total length of stents were calculated. Procedural difficulties associated with PCI angiography were defined as a combination of slow-flow phenomenon (TIMI 1 or TIMI 2 grade), no reflow (TIMI 0) or side branch occlusion. Final data processing (biochemistry, hematology, coronary angiography) was completed for 98 of the patients.Statistical analysisContinuous data were tested for distribution using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Continuous data with normal distribution are presented as mean 6 SD, with non-Gaussian distribution as median [inter-quartile range]. Correlations between v.

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