A. Sawant

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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a rare cardiomyopathy associated with life-threatening arrhythmias and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. In addition to mutations in desmosomal genes, environmental factors such as exercise and sport have been implicated in the pathogenesis of the disease. Recent studies have(More)
BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is a progressive cardiomyopathy. We aimed to define long-term outcome in a transatlantic cohort of 1001 individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical and genetic characteristics and follow-up data of ARVD/C index-patients (n=439, fulfilling of 2010 criteria in all) and family(More)
Caffeine has been suggested as a possible risk factor for breast cancer, potentially through its effect of facilitating the development of benign breast disease. However, coffee and tea also contain polyphenols, which exhibit anticarcinogenic properties. A hospital-based, case-control study was conducted to evaluate the role of coffee, decaffeinated coffee,(More)
BACKGROUND Several inflammation biomarkers have been implicated in the pathogenesis and prognosis of acute coronary syndromes. However, the prognostic role of the neutrophil-lymphocyte white cell interactive response to myocardial injury in predicting short- and long-term mortality after ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains poorly defined. (More)
BACKGROUND Exercise is associated with age‐related penetrance and arrhythmic risk in carriers of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C)‐associated desmosomal mutations; however, its role in patients without desmosomal mutations (gene‐elusive) is uncertain. This study investigates whether exercise is (1) associated with onset of(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) is rare cardiomyopathy associated with life-threatening arrhythmias and increased risk of sudden cardiac death. In addition to mutations in desmosomal genes, environmental factors such as exercise have been implicated in the pathogenesis of the disease. Recent studies have shown that(More)
AIMS A combination of variable expression, age-related penetrance, and unpredictable arrhythmic events complicates management of relatives of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) patients. We aimed to (i) determine predictors of ARVD/C diagnosis and (ii) optimize arrhythmic risk stratification among first-degree relatives of(More)
The bacterium Alcaligenes xylosoxidans is known to cause several nosocomial infections; however, it rarely causes endocarditis, which has a very high mortality rate. Early isolation of the infection source and prompt identification of the patient's antibiotic sensitivities are paramount if the infection is to be treated adequately. We present what is(More)
The creation and maintenance of vascular access for hemodialysis patients is responsible for a significant amount of morbidity and hospital expenses which continue to escalate with increasing population of ESRD patients. A retrospective review of patient charts were performed from 2008 to May 2011 at an academic tertiary care center who had a diagnosis of(More)
The field of image processing field is inundated with new ideas and concepts put forth by various researchers with an intention to overcome the challenges encountered during face detection. Among the various techniques proposed to achieve optimum face detection, skin segmentation has been most popular for its coherence and its minimalism in ascertaining(More)