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BACKGROUND Since the 2009 revised advisory statement regarding Sprint Fidelis® Defibrillator Lead failure rates (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA), there has been a significant increase in revision of these leads. We sought to establish the frequency of major procedural complications and determine what patient characteristics were associated with these(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death are more frequent in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is associated with QT prolongation, and QT prolongation is an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death. Because QT prolongation can be mediated by potassium channel loss of function, we tested whether OSA or continuous(More)
Background: Pneumococcal vaccination has been reported to have confl icting results on preventing adverse cardiovascular events in a myriad of populations. We therefore investigated the effect of pneumococcal vaccination on preventing subsequent adverse cardiovascular events in a group of high-risk patients; those presenting with an ST-elevation myocardial(More)
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