Harold L . Dauerman

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BACKGROUND Single-bolus intracoronary administration of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2) improved symptoms and myocardial function in a phase I, open-label trial in patients with coronary artery disease. We conducted the FGF Initiating RevaScularization Trial (FIRST) to evaluate further the efficacy and safety of recombinant FGF2 (rFGF2). METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Dual antiplatelet therapy is recommended after coronary stenting to prevent thrombotic complications, yet the benefits and risks of treatment beyond 1 year are uncertain. METHODS Patients were enrolled after they had undergone a coronary stent procedure in which a drug-eluting stent was placed. After 12 months of treatment with a thienopyridine(More)
Case Presentation: A 63-year-old man with prior mitral valve repair, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and mild chronic renal insufficiency (creatinine 1 year earlier, 1.2 mg/dL) presents to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea on exertion and new anterior T-wave inversions. Subsequent laboratory testing confirms a myocardial infarction (troponin(More)
Although their central role is in the prevention of bleeding, platelets probably contribute to diverse processes that extend beyond hemostasis and thrombosis. For example, platelets can recruit leukocytes and progenitor cells to sites of vascular injury and inflammation; they release proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory and angiogenic factors and(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to examine long-term trends in the incidence, in-hospital and long-term mortality patterns in patients with an initial non-Q-wave myocardial infarction (NQWMI) as compared with those with an initial Q-wave myocardial infarction (QWMI). BACKGROUND Limited data are available describing trends in the incidence and(More)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has emerged as a therapeutic alternative for patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis at high or prohibitive surgical risk. However, patients undergoing TAVI are also at high risk for both bleeding and stroke complications, and specific mechanical aspects of the procedure itself can increase the risk of these(More)
Vascular closure devices (VCDs) introduce a novel means for improving patient comfort and accelerating ambulation after invasive cardiovascular procedures performed via femoral arterial access. Vascular closure devices have provided simple, rapid, and reliable hemostasis in a variety of clinical settings. Despite more than a decade of development, however,(More)
Previous studies have shown a high rate of repeat intervention after treating diffuse in-stent restenosis with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) alone. It is not clear whether debulking with atherectomy is more effective in this condition. Between January 1994 and February 1997, we treated 60 consecutive patients with diffuse in-stent(More)
BACKGROUND Women are at a higher risk for bleeding/vascular complications (VC) related to cardiovascular procedures. Although the overall incidence of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-related bleeding/VC has declined, the impact of this decline, specifically in women, is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 13 653 female and 32 334 male(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the immediate angiographic and long-term results of debulking versus balloon angioplasty for treatment of true bifurcation lesions. BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown true bifurcation lesions to be a high risk morphological subset for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Although(More)