David E. Slattery

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We are investigating the potential role for vibration response imaging (VRI) in the prompt emergency department (ED) evaluation of patients presenting with dyspnea to aid in differentiation between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure (HF). VRI is a noninvasive, bedside computer-based technology that creates a visually dynamic(More)
OBJECTIVE To review available evidence and examine issues surrounding the use of advanced antiplatelet therapy in an effort to provide a practical guide for emergency physicians caring for patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). DATA SOURCES American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) 2007 guidelines for the management of(More)
Current treatment guidelines recommend an early, aggressive strategy in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes. Administration of antiplatelet therapy--a glycoprotein IIb-IIIa inhibitor with or without clopidogrel--before catheterization in patients with high-risk features confers substantially reduced risk of ischemic events while(More)
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