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)
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)
The case of a patient with torsade de pointes in the setting of congenital complete heart block is described. Lack of recognition of this polymorphic ventricular tachycardia resulted in therapy that potentiated the dysrhythmia. After correct recognition, and directed therapy, the patient responded appropriately. The clinical settings, recognition, and(More)
UNLABELLED We investigated the prevalence of vascular complications after PCI following hemostasis in 190 patients (67% men and 33% women, mean age 64 years) treated with the AngioSeal vascular closure device (St. Jude Medical, Austin, Texas) versus 238 patients (67% men and 33% women, mean age 64 years) treated with the Mynx vascular closure device(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)
Gradient echo signal imaging (GEI) has expanded the clinical role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the heart. The role of GEI to evaluate intracardiac calcified lesions was studied. All patients were imaged with both conventional spin echo (SE) techniques and GEI. The GEI demonstrated that calcific cardiac lesions exhibit magnetic susceptibility(More)