Anthony L. Pucillo

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BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors may exert some of their benefits in the therapy of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and acute myocardial infarction by their improvement of endothelial dysfunction. TREND (Trial on Reversing ENdothelial Dysfunction) investigated whether quinapril might improve endothelial dysfunction in(More)
A retrospective study of 267 patients with ulcerative colitis admitted to The Mount Sinai Hospital during the period 1960--1976 revealed 26 (9.7%) with adenocarcinoma of the colon. Twenty-one cases of colorectal cancer were observed among 158 patients with universal colitis (13%), and 5 occurred among 109 patients with left-sided disease (5%). Patients with(More)
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was performed in all 1,050 patients hospitalized within 24 hours of symptoms of documented acute myocardial infarction (AMI) from 1998 to 2002. Hospital mortality was similar in women and men who underwent PTCA for AMI but was higher in patients aged 75 to 95 years (10%) than in patients aged 21 to 50(More)
BACKGROUND Existing thrombus can complicate percutaneous saphenous vein graft (SVG) intervention. Local delivery of thrombolytics has been used to reduce the thrombus burden often associated with these interventions. We sought to determine whether local delivery of a platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor is feasible and can reduce thrombus burden before(More)
Sixty-four-multislice coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and coronary angiography were performed in 145 patients (mean age 67 +/- 10 years), and stress testing was performed in 47 of these patients to determine the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value of coronary CTA and of stress testing in(More)
Coronary angiography was performed because of chest pain in 198 patients (146 women, 52 men; mean age 66 years) who had dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans of the spine and left hip because of suspected osteoporosis or osteopenia. Of the 198 patients, 53 (27%) had osteoporosis, 79 (40%) had osteopenia, and 66 (33%) had normal bone mineral density (BMD).(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of regression of myocardial hypertrophy on coronary artery dimensions was evaluated in patients with aortic valve disease who underwent valve replacement. METHODS AND RESULTS Cross-sectional area (CSA) of the three major coronary arteries (left anterior descending [LAD], left circumflex [LCx], and right coronary artery) was(More)
Since its introduction in 1977, the number of PTCAs and its indications have grown. Along with more frequent usage, newer complications have been reported. Aneurysm of left main coronary artery is rare. This report describes the formation of a new non-obstructing aneurysm in the left main coronary artery after PTCA of left circumflex artery. The patient has(More)