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Three fourths of deaths from myocardial infarction occur in patients older than 65 years of age, making cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death in older persons [1, 2]. Older patients,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was done to test the hypothesis that a forced diuresis with maintenance of intravascular volume after contrast exposure would reduce the rate of contrast-induced renal injury.(More)
Abnormalities in plasma glucose below the "diabetic range" of glycemia are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients without diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Blockade of the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor with the monoclonal antibody fragment abciximab was shown in a placebo-controlled randomized trial to reduce the incidence of acute(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the association between glycemic control determined by preprocedural hemoglobin A1c (A1c) and the incidence of target vessel revascularization (TVR) in diabetic patients(More)
BACKGROUND When administered intravenously at the time of percutaneous coronary revascularization, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor antagonists decrease the incidence of death and nonfatal myocardial(More)