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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)
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)
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)