Apurva Omkar Badheka

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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 Obese patients have favorable outcomes in congestive heart failure, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease. Obesity also has been linked with increased incidence of atrial fibrillation, but its influence on outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients has not been investigated. The objective of this research is to(More)
was associated with a 28% lower risk of death even after these factors, as well as depression and health behaviors, had been taken into account. Other factors may be responsible for the remaining association between enjoyment and survival. It may be caused by unmeasured confounding factors such as other pre-existing illnesses. Only 3 health behaviors were(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)
Fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) is a rare malignant hepatocellular tumor of unknown etiology, arising almost exclusively from noninfected, noncirrhotic liver of young adults. FLC has traditionally been considered to have better survival than hepatocellular carcinoma; however, this notion might be highly erroneous. Patients with metastatic disease at(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)
Most clinicians regard isolated, minor, or nonspecific ST-segment and T-wave (NS-STT) abnormalities to be incidental, often transient, and benign findings in asymptomatic patients. We sought to evaluate whether isolated NS-STT abnormalities on routine electrocardiograms (ECGs) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular mortality (CM) and all-cause(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)
BACKGROUND We aimed to assess the additive value of electrocardiogram (ECG) findings to risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease. METHODS Our dataset consisted of 6025 individuals with ECG data available from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey-III. This is a self-weighting sample with a follow-up of 79,046.84 person-years. The(More)
The incidence of hemolysis after ventricular assist device implantation is low and has been estimated at 3%.1 The Impella 2.5 (Abiomed; Danvers, MA) continuous-flow left ventricular assist device uses a microaxial pump that draws blood from the left ventricular cavity and expels it into the ascending aorta. The device is percutaneously inserted via the(More)