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ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDThe prevalence and consequences of financial barriers to health care among patients with multiple chronic diseases are poorly understood.OBJECTIVEWe sought to assess the prevalence… (More)
With the official designation of micropolitan areas in June 2003, as part of the new core-based statistical area system, non-metropolitan territory is no longer an undifferentiated residual. In this… (More)
BACKGROUND Neurological events after aortic valve interventions are associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is increasingly offered for… (More)
A 67-year-old man with atrial fibrillation presented with stroke 7 weeks after stapler exclusion of his left atrial appendage (LAA), surgical maze procedure, and bioprosthetic aortic valve… (More)
Methods | We used discharge data for adults (aged >18 years) from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2011) and the National Inpatient Sample (January 1, 2012, to… (More)