Gregory M Eaton

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CONTEXT Although low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) increase risk for coronary disease, no data exist regarding potential benefits of administration of HDL-C or an HDL mimetic. ApoA-I Milano is a variant of apolipoprotein A-I identified in individuals in rural Italy who exhibit very low levels of HDL. Infusion of recombinant ApoA-I(More)
OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that plasma factors important for the development of atherosclerosis play a major role in the occurrence of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV). BACKGROUND Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is a major cause of death among heart transplant recipients, has a poorly understood pathogenesis and has similarities to atherosclerotic(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to characterize by transesophageal echocardiography the normal appearance of the Starr-Edwards prosthetic heart valve and to compare the utility of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography in detection of valve abnormality. BACKGROUND The Starr-Edwards prosthetic heart valve, the first mechanical valve to be used,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to assess whether use of enoxaparin during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) increased bleeding compared with unfractionated heparin, in addition to background therapy with eptifibatide. BACKGROUND Data supporting the benefits of enoxaparin and the glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor eptifibatide evolved in parallel.(More)
BACKGROUND Aortic input impedance is altered in patients with congestive heart failure. However, little is known about whether this vascular response is an early change or a late manifestation of left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS AND RESULTS This investigation used a paced canine model of congestive heart failure to demonstrate that abnormal aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Although autonomic imbalance is known to be characteristics of patients with clinically overt symptomatic congestive heart failure, it is currently unknown whether this autonomic response arises early in the course of left ventricular dysfunction or is restricted to the later stages of circulatory failure. METHODS AND RESULTS This investigation(More)
We present a 16-year-old girl who developed congestive heart failure during and after delivery of her first child, and who was diagnosed as having peripartum cardiomyopathy. Cardiac catheterization with coronary arteriography confirmed the correct diagnosis of anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk.
This study describes a method for the performance of cardiac catheterization using 5 French preformed Judkins catheters from a percutaneous right brachial approach, and compares that technique to the more traditional percutaneous right femoral approach with 6 French catheters. One hundred consecutive patients requiring diagnostic left heart catheterization(More)