Hartzel V Schaff

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OBJECTIVE C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of inflammation and a prognostic marker in cardiovascular disease. Evidence suggests direct biological activities of CRP within the vascular wall. The study was designed to examine the vasoreactive effects of CRP. METHODS AND RESULTS Human internal mammary artery rings were obtained during(More)
The maze procedure is the gold standard for the ablation of atrial fibrillation, and the "box lesion" around the pulmonary veins is the most important part of this procedure. We have created this lesion with a bipolar radiofrequency ablator, abandoning the usual use of this device (to achieve bilateral epicardial isolation of the pulmonary veins).From March(More)
OBJECTIVE Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI 2D) was a study of management strategies for diabetic patients with myocardial ischemia and coronary artery disease. In a 2×2 design, early revascularization versus medical management with or without late revascularization and insulin sensitization versus insulin provision were(More)
Coronary artery bypass surgery with or without aneurysmectomy has been used to treat patients with angiographically defined left ventricular aneurysm. To evaluate whether surgery benefits such patients, we analyzed the data from 1131 patients who were enrolled in the registry of the Coronary Artery Surgery Study. Four hundred sixty-seven patients underwent(More)
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