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BACKGROUND A low level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is strongly associated with cardiovascular events. However, the significance of HDL-C after statin therapy on the outcome of patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug eluting stents (DES) is unclear. OBJECTIVES To investigate the significance of(More)
A patient with a documented history of 2 asystolic episodes associated with venipuncture demonstrates the profound cardioinhibitory effects that vasovagal reactions to blood and injury ("blood-injury phobia") can produce. In approaching a patient with blood-injury phobia, the clinician should place the patient in the Trendelenburg position, apply a cardiac(More)
The aim of our study was to determine the impact of vascular access on in-hospital major bleeding (IHMB) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We analyzed 995 patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina at the Can Rapid risk stratification of Unstable angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with Early implementation of the ACC/AHA(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might accelerate development of new onset diabetes in patients with coronary artery disease independent of known risk factors. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study within COACT (CathOlic medical center percutAneous Coronary inTervention) registry. From a total of 9,127(More)
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