E. Scott Goudreau

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BACKGROUND Partial reinnervation of cardiac sympathetic nerves has been observed after heart transplantation; we hypothesized that parasympathetic control to the heart after transplantation may return as well. To test this hypothesis, we examined heart rate responses produced by two cardiovascular reflexes whose efferent limbs are subserved by vagal fibers(More)
Patients with chronic kidney disease and heart failure (HF) have been shown to be at higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events and death. Recent studies have demonstrated that blood urea nitrogen (BUN) might serve as a powerful predictor of mortality in acutely decompensated HF. The goal of this study was to determine the impact of BUN on(More)
Among 20,332 adult patients who underwent consecutive cardiac catheterization and coronary arteriography, 83 (0.4%) were angiographically identified as having an absent left main coronary artery. The angiographic characteristics of this coronary anomaly include: (1) the presence of two well-separated coronary ostia at the left aortic sinus resulting in(More)
An angiographic study of eight patients with total occlusion of the left main coronary artery identified six patients with chronic occlusion and two with acute complete occlusion. In each of six patients, there were two to six different intercoronary collateral pathways. Altogether, a total of 13 specific collateral channels were recognized. One patient had(More)
Complex coronary morphologic abnormalities with thrombus and ulceration have been recognized in acute ischemic syndromes by angiography, angioscopy, and autopsy. However, in vivo histopathologic correlates of unstable ischemic syndromes have not been described. The purpose of this study was to characterize intracoronary lesion morphologic abnormalities by(More)
Arterial occlusions after cardiac catheterization are usually treated surgically. We report four patients with femoral thrombosis or distal emboli that developed after cardiac catheterization. Each patient was treated successfully with intravenous streptokinase. Therapy was initiated 1-60 hr after the procedure. The duration of infusion lasted 4-42 hr (mean(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to assess cardiac mortality in patients with reduced ejection fraction (EF< or =45%) and anemia (Hb< or =12 g/dL) undergoing coronary stenting and to investigate whether iron-deficiency anemia influenced outcome when compared to non-anemic patients or patients with other types of anemia. METHODS One hundred twenty consecutive(More)
Recent evidence suggests that late reperfusion of an occluded infarct-related artery after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may convey a better prognosis. The clinical outcome of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as a means of mechanical reperfusion in this particular setting has not been clearly delineated. Ninety-seven patients with(More)
Angioplasty of aorto-ostial lesions has had suboptimal results. This study reports on the immediate results of new debulking devices (atherectomy, excimer laser) in the treatment of aorto-ostial disease. Thirty-one vessels (29 patients) with an ostial lesion treated with a new device (group I) were compared with 15 vessels (13 patients) with an ostial(More)