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Frederick G. Kushner, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, Co-Chair; Mary Hand, MSPH, RN, FAHA, Co-Chair*; Sidney C. Smith, Jr, MD, FACC, FAHA, Chair; Spencer B. King III, MD, MACC, FSCAI, Co-Chair; Jeffrey L. Anderson, MD, FACC, FAHA; Elliott M. Antman, MD, FACC, FAHA; Steven R. Bailey, MD, FACC, FSCAI; Eric R. Bates, MD, FACC, FAHA; James C. Blankenship, MD, FACC,(More)
We related profiles of language comprehension difficulty to patterns of reduced cerebral functioning obtained with high-resolution single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in patients with neurodegenerative conditions. We found different patterns of reduced relative cerebral perfusion in patients with frontotemporal degeneration (FD) and patients(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared six-month health-related quality of life (HRQL) for high-risk patients with medically refractory ischemia randomized to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. BACKGROUND Mortality rates after PCI and CABG surgery are similar. Therefore, differences in HRQL outcomes may help in(More)
Aim-To investigate cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) polymorphism and susceptibility to emphysema and lung cancer.Methods-A novel polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for genotyping the CYP1A1 polymorphism, corresponding to putative low or high enzyme activity, was developed to genotype lung cancer resection samples which had been assessed macroscopically for the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study compared survival after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with survival after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) among diabetics in the Veterans Affairs AWESOME (Angina With Extremely Serious Operative Mortality Evaluation) study randomized trial and registry of high-risk patients. BACKGROUND Previous studies indicate(More)
This study examined right ventricular function during exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to answer the following questions: Is there a significant correlation between oxygen consumption at maximal exercise and exercise right ventricular ejection fraction? Does the right ventricular ejection fraction response to exercise(More)
OBJECTIVES This report compares long-term percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) survival among post-CABG patients included in the Angina With Extremely Serious Operative Mortality Evaluation (AWESOME) randomized trial and prospective registry. BACKGROUND Repeat CABG surgery is associated with a higher risk of(More)