Bhavi Pandya

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The newer second-generation cryoballoons (CB-2 or Arc-Adv-CB) have been shown to achieve significantly lower temperature and faster pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) time in comparison with first-generation cryoballoons (CB-1 or Arc-CB). To test the premise that second-generation cryoballoons can improve clinical outcomes in comparison to first-generation(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing coronary angiography (CA), adequate hydration and minimizing volume of contrast media (CM) are class 1b recommendations for preventing contrast induced nephropathy (CIN). Current data are insufficient to justify specific recommendations about isoosmolar vs. low-osmolar contrast media by the(More)
INTRODUCTION Anti-arrhythmic medications (AAMs) are known to increase cardiac mortality significantly due to their pro-arrhythmic effects. However, the effect of AAMs on non-cardiac mortality has not been evaluated. METHODS Trials published in English language journals from 1990 to 2015 were thoroughly retrieved by searching websites such as PubMed,(More)
Sixty percent of the patients going for valve replacement opt for mechanical valves and the remaining 40% choose bioprosthetics. Mechanical valves are known to have a higher risk of thrombosis; this risk further varies depending on the type of valve, its position, and certain individual factors. According to current guidelines, long-term anticoagulation is(More)
AIM To evaluate the premise, that biodegradable polymer drug eluting stents (BD-DES) could improve clinical outcomes compared to second generation permanent polymer drug eluting stents (PP-DES), we pooled the data from all the available randomized control trials (RCT) comparing the clinical performance of both these stents. METHODS A systematic literature(More)
We are presenting a case of one of the largest un-ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm ever reported. Presented here is a rare case of a 69-year-old active smoker male with history of hypertension and incidental diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm of 6.2 cm in 2003, who refused surgical intervention at the time of diagnosis with continued smoking habit and(More)
Hospital Volume and In-Hospital Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation We read with great interest, Kim et al’s study regarding the association of hospital volume with in-hospital outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in the United States. We would like to bring to the investigators’ attention the results from our(More)