Gautam Reddy

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OPINION STATEMENT Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels are a major risk factor for the development of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and for recurrent events after ACS. Lowering LDL-C after ACS leads to a significant reduction in recurrent events and overall mortality. A lower limit at which LDL-C reduction fails to decrease risk has not been(More)
Bioprosthetic tricuspid valve stenosis as a sequela of infective endocarditis is extremely rare. We describe the case of a 29-year-old male patient with a history of intravenous drug use and two previous bioprosthetic tricuspid valve placements who presented with recurrent endocarditis and severe tricuspid stenosis. He was deemed extremely high risk for(More)
Ayurvedic formulations were considered the best and safer alternatives for synthetic drugs. But the demand to such products is diminishing due to lack of standardization. Ashwagandharishtam, a fermented kind of ayurvedic formulation, is used to treat epilepsy, nervous disorders, skin diseases, immune disorders and rheumatism. In the present study, the(More)
A 44-year-old homeless male presented to the emergency department with a 6-hour history of pleuritic chest pain, shortness of breath, and generalized weakness. He had an episode of acute cholecystitis 2 years prior, for which he received a cholecystostomy tube and intravenous antibiotics at another hospital. He had been scheduled in clinic for tube removal(More)
A 52-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with intermittent dull substernal chest pain over the past 2 months that had become constant and severe over the past day. Six months before presentation, she had been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue for which hemiglossectomy and radical neck dissection was performed. Two months(More)
A 38-year-old woman with Down syndrome and mitral valve prolapse presented with 2 weeks of fever and cough. She had presented to an outpatient clinic 1 week earlier and was prescribed empirical antibiotics for a suspected respiratory tract infection. Despite this therapy, she continued to have high spiking fevers and developed a fulminant rash, prompting(More)
BACKGROUND Marathon runners (MTH) and patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) exhibit left ventricular (LV) overload, and LV geometric changes in these groups have been reported. In this study, right ventricular (RV) adaptation to chronic volume overload was evaluated in MTH and MR and normal controls together with interventricular septal remodeling and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PROPOSE In coronary bifurcation lesions (CBL), hydrophilic guidewires used for side-branch (SB) protection can be withdrawn from underneath the stent easier than other wires. However, the safety of which has not been investigated. METHODS/MATERIALS We performed scanning electron microscopic (SEM) examination of hydrophilic wires - the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analyses of observational studies of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis (BcAV). BACKGROUND TAVR for BcAV stenosis has been associated with an increased incidence of paravalvular leaks, valve malposition, pacemaker placement and(More)