Balram Bhargava

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Respiratory sensations of eight patients with mitral stenosis in response to i.v. lobeline and 6-min walk before percutaneous mitral valvulotomy (PMV) were 'being short of breath', pressure in chest, tracheo-bronchial irritation, a desire to cough, persistent dry cough, chest pain and were qualitatively similar amongst 75% (P=0.005) of the patients. A week(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the temporal relationship of smoking with electrophysiological changes. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary cardiac center. PARTICIPANTS Male smokers with atypical chest pain were screened with a treadmill exercise test (TMT). A total of 31 such patients aged 49.8±10.5 years, in whom TMT was either negative or(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Intraosseous (IO) access is an alternative to difficult intravenous (iv) access during emergency clinical situations. Existing IO solutions are expensive, require power supply and trained manpower; limiting their use in resource constrained settings. To address these limitations, a novel IO device has been developed. The objectives(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Skin is an established tissue source for cell based therapy. The hair follicle has been introduced later as a tissue source for cell based therapy. The ease of tissue harvest and multipotent nature of the resident stem cells in skin and hair follicle has promoted basic and clinical research in this area. This study was conducted to(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is characterized by irreparable and irreversible loss of cardiac myocytes. Despite major advances in the management of AMI, a large number of patients are left with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), which is a major determinant of short and long term morbidity and mortality. A review(More)
BACKGROUND It was to study the effect of atorvastatin, pioglitazone and their combination on plasma levels of adhesion molecules in patients with hypertension or stable angina or both. METHODS It was an open-label, randomized parallel-group study. Forty-five atorvastatin-naive patients with hypertension or stable angina or both, were randomized to receive(More)