Eliot G. Peyster

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OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether non-potassium-sparing diuretics (PSDs) in the absence of a PSD may result in progressive heart failure (HF). BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors incompletely suppress ACE activity in HF patients. Furthermore, non-PSDs are activators of aldosterone secretion. We reasoned that non-PSDs, in the(More)
Aspirin resistance and its predictors were studied in community hospital patients who required antiplatelet therapy for thrombotic event prophylaxis. Demographic and antiplatelet medication data were collected and medication response followed. Aspirin resistance was assayed with the VerifyNow System with > or = 550 aspirin reaction units (ARUs) used as a(More)
BACKGROUND Despite systemic exposure to risk factors, the circulatory system develops varying patterns of atherosclerosis for unclear reasons. In a porcine model, we investigated the relationship between site-specific lesion development and inflammatory pathways involved in the coronary arteries (CORs) and distal abdominal aortas (AAs). METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The reported prevalence of preserved systolic function (PSF) heart failure (HF) varies widely and has not been well-studied in nonwhite patients. To estimate the prevalence of PSF HF resulting in hospital admission, we studied admissions to a large community hospital serving a racially diverse community. METHODS The charts of 300 consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and arterial stiffness are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Inflammation is proposed to have a role in the development of arterial stiffness, and CKD is recognized as a proinflammatory state. Arterial stiffness is increased in CKD, and cross-sectional data has suggested a link between(More)
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