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BACKGROUND Thrombosis is a pivotal event in the pathogenesis of coronary disease. We hypothesized that the presence of blood factors that reflect enhanced thrombogenic activity would be associated with an increased risk of recurrent coronary events during long-term follow-up of patients who have recovered from myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS We(More)
We have observed an electrocardiographic (ECG) pattern of deep T-wave or "giant T wave" inversion in patients with acute coronary insufficiency. We reviewed the ECGs of 936 patients admitted to our coronary care unit during a one-year period. We found the pattern of giant T-wave inversion was present in nine patients (1 percent). We examined the(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify whether any particular β blocker is superior in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction or whether the benefits of these agents are mainly due to a class effect. DESIGN Systematic review and network meta-analysis of efficacy of different β blockers in heart failure. DATA SOURCES CINAHL(1982-2011), Cochrane(More)
PURPOSE Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and prior stroke are classified as high risk in all risk stratification schemes. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to compare the efficacy and safety of New Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) to warfarin in patients with AF and previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). METHODS Three(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of blood transfusion in patients with myocardial infarction is controversial, and a possibility of harm exists. METHODS A systematic search of studies published between January 1, 1966, and March 31, 2012, was conducted using MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials(More)
This report describes 16 patients with block within the His bundle seen over a period of 55 months. Ten were women and 6 men, with an average age of 76 years, range, 42 to 98 years. All patients had His bundle recordings showing split His bundle potentials (H and H) (13 patients) or narrow QRS with block distal to the His bundle potential (3 patients). Of(More)
The hospital course and serial vectorcardiograms of 56 consecutive patients with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction were reviewed. Left anterior hemiblock (LAH) complicating inferior wall myocardial infarction was diagnosed by vectorcardiographic criteria. Seven patients (12.5%) developed LAH between the first and third hospital day, while 49(More)
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