Iani Patsias

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BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is emerging as a major health problem. The prevalence is as high as 32% in patients with renal disease. Gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a frequent complication. OBJECTIVE To investigate the hazards of resumption or discontinuation of anticoagulation in renal disease patients after an episode of GIB. DESIGN, SETTINGS,(More)
Data regarding the outcomes of restarting anticoagulation in patients who develop gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) while anticoagulated are sparse. We hypothesized that restarting anticoagulation in these patients is associated with better outcomes. This is a retrospective cohort study that enrolled subjects who developed GIB while on anticoagulation from(More)
BACKGROUND Observation units (OUs) may be an efficient and effective setting to diagnose and risk stratify patients with coronary ischemia and myocardial infarction (MI). Given improved cardiac troponin I (cTnI) assays and expanded utilization of OUs, it is not uncommon for patients with mildly elevated cTnI to be evaluated in OUs. We investigated the(More)
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