Gary L. Murray

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Anthrax is extremely rare in the western world but is endemic to areas of south and central Asia. In early 2010 an outbreak was identified in heroin-injecting intravenous drug users in the United Kingdom and Europe. Afghanistan is currently the principal source of heroin which reaches the United Kingdom. When anthrax occurs, cutaneous disease accounts for(More)
Fifteen patients with coronary disease and resting left ventricular ejection fractions of less than or equal to 0.35 underwent resting metabolic cardiac imaging utilizing 1 mCi [123I]iodophenylpentadecanoic acid (IPPA) intravenously and a multicrystal gamma camera. Parametric images of regional rates of IPPA clearance and accumulation were generated.(More)
Aggressive cardiac revascularization requires recognition of stunned and hibernating myocardium, and cost considerations may well govern the technique used. Dynamic low-dose (1 mCi) [123I]iodophenylpentadecanoic acid (IPPA) metabolic imaging is a potential alternative to PET using either 18FDG or 15O-water. Resting IPPA images were obtained from patients(More)
Dipyridamole TI-201 imaging is an ideal alternative to exercise TI-201 scintigraphy in patients who are unwilling or unable to perform maximum exercise stress. The use of intravenous dipyridamole, alone or in combination with exercise, has not been approved for clinical practice by the Food and Drug Administration. Once approval is granted, the test will(More)
BACKGROUND Ranolazine (RAN) reduces cardiac sodium channel 1.5's late sodium current in congestive heart failure (CHF), reducing myocardial calcium overload, potentially improving left ventricular (LV) function. RAN blocks neuronal sodium channel 1.7, potentially altering parasympathetic and sympathetic (P&S) activity. The effects of RAN on LV ejection(More)
In 127 patients, 113 with greater than or equal to 50% coronary artery stenosis (CAD), 14 with normal coronaries, cardiac catheterization and first-pass radionuclide angiography (RNA) utilizing left ventricular (LV) regional ejection fraction, first half systolic LV regional mean transit time and ejection rate images were performed. Additionally, the(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of ranolazine (RAN) on cardiac autonomic balance in congestive heart failure (CHF) was studied. METHODS Fifty-four CHF patients were randomized to (1) open-label RAN (RANCHF) added to usual therapy vs. (2) usual therapy (NORANCHF). Parasympathetic and sympathetic (P&S) measurements were taken at baseline and at 12 months. RESULTS A(More)
The effectiveness of sequential imaging of early regional left ventricular contraction in the detection of ischémie abnormalities was assessed in 47 patients (15 with previous infarction) with angiographically proven coronary artery disease, and 11 normal volunteers, undergoing first pass radionuclide angiography with a multielement gamma camera at rest and(More)
  • Gary L. Murray
  • The International journal of angiology : official…
  • 2016
Early and delayed afterdepolarizations (EAD/DAD) cause triggered ventricular ectopy. Because ranolazine (RAN) suppresses EAD/DAD, we postulated that RAN might be effective in reducing premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). To assess the effect of RAN in patients with symptomatic PVCs due to triggered ectopy and its safety and tolerability. A total of 59(More)
One hundred and one subjects (52 men, 49 women) with low probability coronary disease and normal resting left ventricular ejection fraction performed upright bicycle exercise to target without angina, ischemic ECG change, or segmental wall motion abnormality. Fifteen millicuries of Tc-99m pertechnetate were injected at rest and during peak exercise, and(More)