Pregnancy is a time of marked neural, physiological and behavioral plasticity in the female and is often a time when women are more vulnerable to stress and stress-related diseases, such as depression and anxiety. Unfortunately the impact of stress during gestation on neurobiological processes of the mother has yet to be fully determined, particularly with… (More)
Magnetic resonance tagging (MRI) can be used to study intramyocardial trains in human in vivo. We wished to determine whether patients with severe mitral regurgitation demonstrate subtle myocardial contractile dysfunction despite normal left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) and how, mitral valve repair (MVR) may preserve EF in such patients. MRI was… (More)
Introduction: Platelet activation has a role in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury (ALI). Observational data suggests aspirin treatment may prevent the development of ALI in critically ill patients. However, it is unknown if aspirin usage alters outcomes in patients with established ALI.