Abhishek Deshmukh

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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation ablation has made tremendous progress with respect to innovation, efficacy, and safety. However, limited data exist regarding the burden and trends in adverse outcomes arising from this procedure. The aim of our study was to examine the frequency of adverse events attributable to atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation and the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), age-gender interaction, and various comorbidities associated with it based on nationwide hospitalization records. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an increasingly reported clinical syndrome; however, there are no data on its prevalence in the general US population.(More)
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol is important for cellular function, but in high concentrations, it can lead to atheroma formation. Over the past several decades, it has become abundantly evident that the oxidized form of LDL-cholesterol (ox-LDL) is more important in the genesis and progression of atherosclerosis than native unmodified(More)
The relation of bundle branch block (BBB) with adverse outcome is controversial. We hypothesized that increased QRS duration is an independent predictor of cardiovascular (CV) mortality in a cross-sectional US population. This is a retrospective cohort study on prospectively collected data to assess the relationship between QRS duration on routine ECG and(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been shown to predict cardiovascular events in several studies. We sought to study if NLR predicts coronary heart disease (CHD) in a healthy US cohort and if it reclassifies the traditional Framingham risk score (FRS) model. METHODS We performed post hoc analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to assess the credibility of YouTube video information on acute myocardial infarction by exploring the relationship between accuracy of information on the topic, source of expertise, and perceived credibility of the message. HYPOTHESIS Health information videos in YouTube possess a diverse mix of information and can(More)
Coronary heart disease remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and its incidence is rising worldwide. Because atherosclerosis is a chronic process, and it is often associated with certain lifestyle and risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance, much emphasis is being placed on lifestyle(More)
BACKGROUND Critically ill, morbidly obese patients (BMI≥40 kg/m2) are at high risk of respiratory failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). It is not clear if outcomes of critically ill, obese patients are affected by obesity. Due to limited cardiopulmonary reserve, they may have poor outcomes. However, literature to this effect is limited(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the utilization of catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) and its comparative effectiveness against systemic thrombolysis in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). BACKGROUND Contemporary real world data regarding utilization and outcomes comparing systemic thrombolysis with CDT for PE is sparse. METHODS We queried the(More)
sure).6 It has even been reported that codeine produced a clinical improvement in individuals with narcolepsy.7 Hence, morphine (contrary to its name) and perhaps other opioids might not induce dreams but might actually inhibit them. Negative effects on sleep have potentially important clinical implications. A cycle can be established: pain prompts(More)