Harry R Phillips

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BACKGROUND Stenting improves the acute results of percutaneous balloon angioplasty for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis. Predictors of benefit and angiographic restenosis are not well understood. We describe the technical and clinical success of renal artery stenting in a large consecutive series of patients with hypertension or renal insufficiency. We(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking is known to be a strong risk factor for premature atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death. Unexpectedly, in the reperfusion era, investigators have reported that patients who smoke have a more favorable prognosis after thrombolysis compared with non-smokers. Since smoking is associated with a relatively(More)
BACKGROUND Renal artery stenosis is potentially correctable by either revascularization surgery or percutaneous methods. However, appropriate use of these techniques has been hampered by a lack of data on the natural history of this disease. This study assesses the prevalence, risk factors for progression, and effect on renal function of angiographically(More)
Intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) has been shown to improve coronary artery patency and reduce the rates of recurrent myocardial ischemia and its sequelae in selected patients when used within 24 hours of acute myocardial infarction. The economic implications of prophylactic IABP use are unknown. We obtained hospital bills for 102 patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term survival benefits of bypass surgery and angioplasty versus medical therapy in 9263 patients at Duke University Medical Center between 1984 and 1990 with coronary artery disease confirmed by cardiac catheterization to involve one, two, or three vessels. Clinical data were prospectively entered into an(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether the degree of heparin anticoagulation during coronary angioplasty, as measured by the activated clotting time, is related to the risk of abrupt vessel closure. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-two cases of in- and out-of-laboratory abrupt closure in patients in whom intraprocedure activated clotting(More)
Patients with a chronic coronary occlusion often undergo coronary angiography after weeks to months of occlusion. The published reports underestimate the extent of this problem because such patients are often arbitrarily assigned to receive medical therapy or undergo bypass surgery as a result of poor success with percutaneous revascularization and(More)
The effect of reperfusion on regional left ventricular performance following acute myocardial infarction in man was determined. Intracoronary streptokinase was administered in 24 patients within 6 h of the onset of symptoms. 15 patients (62%) were successfully recanalized during the initial study. Mean percent radial shortening (%RS) in both the jeopardized(More)
Necropsy examinations and epicardial ultrasound studies have suggested that atherosclerotic coronary arteries undergo compensatory enlargement. This increase in vessel size may be an important mechanism for maintaining myocardial blood flow. It also is of fundamental importance in the angiographic study of coronary disease progression and regression. The(More)