Dhaval Pau

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BACKGROUND Atrial flutter (AFL) ablation has been increasingly offered as first-line therapy and safely performed over the last decades. However, limited data exist regarding current utilization and trends in adverse outcomes arising from this procedure. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to examine the frequency of adverse events attributable to AFL(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of sustained arrhythmia, which is now on course to reach epidemic proportions in the elderly population. AF is a commonly encountered comorbidity in patients with cardiac and major non-cardiac diseases. Morbidity and mortality associated with AF makes it a major healthcare burden. The objective of our article(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent arrhythmia worldwide and the most common arrhythmia leading to hospitalization. Due to a substantial increase in incidence and prevalence of AF over the past few decades, it attributes to an extensive economic and public health burden. The increasing number of hospitalizations, aging population, anticoagulation(More)
Cardiac sarcomas are extremely rare primary malignant tumors of the heart. In this article, we present the case of a 70-year-old female, who was found to have a left atrial mass during a routine outpatient transthoracic echocardiography. Further investigation with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of a bilobulated mass with(More)
Study aims The goal of our study was to determine the current trends for inpatient utilization for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and its economic impact in the United States between 2002 and 2013. Patients and methods A Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 through 2013 was examined. We identified ERCPs using International(More)
The recent editorial by Berry and Kalhan reviews important points about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge (1). They recognized the need for further study centered on patient populations that are specifically targeted by the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. Exclusionary criteria for(More)
Aortic stenosis (AS) has an increasing prevalence with age and is commonly associated with hypertension. While it has been established that hypertension is associated with increased mortality in patients with AS, further randomized control trials addressing the use of antihypertensives specifically in patients with AS are needed. The management of(More)
Since the introduction of new antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents in the last decade, large-scale data studying gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are lacking. Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified all hospitalizations from 2006 to 2012 that required PCI. Temporal trends in the(More)
BACKGROUND Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a major public health burden significantly impacting the cost of hospitalization in the United States (US). We examined the trends, characteristics, complications, cost, and seasonality of PUD-related hospitalizations from 2000 to 2011. METHODS With the use of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2000 through 2011,(More)
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