Gregory W Yost

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to identify the frequency and etiology of readmission within 30 days of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a large integrated healthcare system. BACKGROUND One-fifth of Medicare patients are readmitted within 30 days of hospitalization. Identifying the causes of readmission may help identify strategies to prevent(More)
Since percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was first described and the breakthrough studies of the role of stents were reported, the evolution in anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy used during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has reduced periprocedural ischemic events and stent thrombosis. Although greater combinations and doses of(More)
Cardiac tamponade due to purulent pericarditis with a characteristic greenish fluid is rare in this antibiotic era. It is highly fatal despite early diagnosis and advanced treatment. Gram-positive cocci are the leading cause of purulent pericarditis, which usually results from a direct or hematogenous spread of organisms to the pericardium from the primary(More)
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