Charles Michael Gibson

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The annual cost of heart failure (HF) is estimated at $39.2 billion. This has been acknowledged to underestimate the true costs for care. The objective of this analysis is to more accurately assess these costs. Publicly available data sources were used. Cost calculations incorporated relevant factors such as Medicare hospital cost-to-charge ratios,(More)
The Early Glycoprotein IIb-IIIa inhibitors in Primary angioplasty (EGYPT) cooperation aimed at evaluating, by pooling individual patient's data of randomized trials, the benefits of pharmacological facilitation with Gp IIb-IIIa inhibitors among STEMI patients undergoing primary angioplasty. In the current study we analyze the benefits of early Gp IIb-IIIa(More)
Acute coronary syndromes are caused by plaque rupture and the formation of an occlusive thrombus. Intracoronary (IC) bolus administration of eptifibatide may result in higher levels of platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GP IIb/IIIa) receptor occupancy (RO) in the local coronary bed, disaggregate thrombus in the epicardial artery, and microvasculature and(More)
AIMS Interpreting the results and practice implications of clinical studies requires accurate characterisation of the baseline risk of the population. We evaluated the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score for STEMI as a tool to describe and compare the risk profile of populations enrolled in three clinical trials (InTIME-II, ASSENT-2 and(More)
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an independent predictor of risk in ACS patients, and it has been previously shown that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with an early rise in CRP. To assess the long-term relationship between PCI and CRP, we compared CRP levels at baseline, 30 days, 4 months and 24 months among patients in the Pravastatin(More)
BACKGROUND Outcomes with bivalirudin compare favorably with heparin ± GPIIb/IIIa receptor inhibition (heparin ± GPI) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) have increased risk for complications. The objective was to investigate clinical and economic outcomes for bivalirudin ± GPI vs. heparin ± GPI among(More)
BACKGROUND Human or recombinant apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) has been shown to increase high-density lipoprotein-mediated cholesterol efflux capacity and to regress atherosclerotic disease in animal and clinical studies. CSL112 is an infusible, plasma-derived apoA-I that has been studied in normal subjects or those with stable coronary artery disease. This(More)
BACKGROUND A tombstoning pattern (T-pattern) is associated with in-hospital poor outcomes patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but no data are available for midterm follow-up. We sought to determine the prognostic value of a T-pattern on admission electrocardiography (ECG) for in-hospital and midterm mortality in patients with(More)
Reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is associated with adverse outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. We explored the relationship between GFR and angiographic and clinical outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients receiving pharamacologic reperfusion, with or without clopidogrel. Data were available to estimate(More)
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