Frederick M Costello

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BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the utility of fluoroscopy in obtaining common femoral artery (CFA) access. METHODS Patients weighing < 136.4 kg (300 lbs) with palpable femoral pulses undergoing coronary angiography were randomized to arterial access with or without the use of fluoroscopy (using the center of the femoral head as the optimal site to(More)
We evaluated opportunities to initiate statin therapy in 574 consecutive subjects admitted to a chest pain observation unit (CPOU). Ten-year Framingham risk scores were retrospectively calculated for all patients according to the National Cholesterol Education Program and Adult Treatment Panel III 2001 recommendations. Subjects were then stratified(More)
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