A R Zaki Masud

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BACKGROUND The high rate of periprocedural complications resulting from atherothrombotic embolization after percutaneous intervention in diseased saphenous vein grafts is reduced by distal microcirculatory protection using a balloon occlusion and aspiration system. Whether filter-based catheters, which offer the inherent advantages of maintained perfusion(More)
BACKGROUND The filter-based FilterWire EX (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) embolic protection system and the GuardWire (Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA) balloon occlusion and aspiration device have been previously shown to reduce periprocedural complication rates of percutaneous coronary intervention for saphenous vein graft (SVG) disease and are considered the(More)
We sought to determine the influence of vessel diameter on the efficacy of distal protection devices during saphenous vein graft intervention. From the Filterwire EX Randomized Evaluation trial, in which patients who underwent saphenous vein graft stenting were randomized to distal protection with the GuardWire or FilterWire EX, outcomes in 572 patients(More)
Acute myocardial infarction in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Limited data are available on the contemporary trends in management and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in patients with ESRD. We analyzed the 2003 to 2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample databases to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to use intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to investigate chronic arterial responses at the site of and adjacent to overlapping paclitaxel-eluting TAXUS stents (PES) compared with overlapping bare-metal stents (BMS). BACKGROUND Increased paclitaxel dose in the PES-overlap region might be associated with arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Although effective coverage of coronary diffuse in-stent restenosis (ISR) lesions has warranted the use of multiple drug-eluting stents, the vessel response to paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) overlap is not fully understood. METHODS AND MATERIALS In the TAXUS-V ISR, i.e., comparing PES versus brachytherapy for the treatment of bare-metal ISR,(More)
Seventeen patients with poor ventricular function and severe coronary artery obstruction were operated on employing hypothermic potassium cardioplegic solution for myocardial preservation. Preoperatively and postoperatively, serial hemodynamics, electrocardiograms (ECG), MB-CPK studies, and technetium pyrophosphate scans were obtained for all patients. All(More)
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