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Guidelines recommend urgent reperfusion for patients with new left bundle branch block (LBBB), similar to patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, there are limited contemporary data comparing these 2 groups of patients. Patients presenting with acute STEMI or...
The Fick principle (cardiac output (Q c ) = oxygen uptake (V o 2 )/arteriovenous oxygen difference) can be used to calculate Q c , with VO 2 frequently estimated by derived equations. To compare the accuracy of measured versus estimated VO 2 , data were analyzed from 2 studies in which VO 2 at...
Subjects at risk of atherosclerosis might have dysfunctional high-density lipoprotein (HDL) despite normal cholesterol content in the plasma. We considered whether the efflux of excess cellular cholesterol to HDL from obese subjects is associated with impaired arterial endothelial function, a...
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for protected left main coronary artery (PLM) disease is complex because of patient and lesion factors; however, limited data exist on the outcomes of drug-eluting stent (DES) use for this indication. DEScover is a prospective observational study that...
Few prospective studies have explored the association between renal function and risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in apparently healthy populations. A total of 24,746 women participating in the Women's Health Study who were free of cardiovascular disease and AF and provided blood...
Firefighters are known to have an elevated rate of sudden cardiac death compared to the general population. It is unclear whether this finding is related to underlying cardiovascular risk factors or whether firefighting inherently carries additional risk. Our objective was to determine whether...
The CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc and CHADS 2 risk stratification schemes are used to predict thromboembolism and ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, limited data are available regarding the utility of these risk stratification schemes for stroke in patients with atrial flutter. A...
This study evaluated the risk factors of postprocedure cardiac troponin I (cTnI) increase and its effects on repeat revascularization and on overall clinical outcomes in patients with angina and normal preprocedural cTnI levels who underwent successful drug-eluting stent implantation....
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