James D. Bergin
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Extent of myocardial viability predicts response to biventricular pacing in ischemic cardiomyopathy.
BACKGROUND The clinical response to biventricular pacing is unpredictable, especially in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to prospectively examine the… Expand
Quantification of area at risk during coronary occlusion and degree of myocardial salvage after reperfusion with technetium-99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile.
Serial myocardial imaging with technetium-99m methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) has been proposed for evaluating myocardial salvage after reperfusion. To define 99mTc-MIBI uptake before and… Expand
Successful Transplantation of Marginally Acceptable Thoracic Organs
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the efficacy of personally inspecting marginal thoracic organ donors to expand the donor pool. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The present donor criteria for heart and lung… Expand
Significantly higher rates of gastrointestinal bleeding and thromboembolic events with left ventricular assist devices.
- Charles W. Shrode, K. Draper, +11 authors B. Sauer
- Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the…
- 1 September 2014
BACKGROUND & AIMS The risk of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding (GIB) and thromboembolic events may increase with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). We aimed to characterize GIB… Expand
General surgical complications can be predicted after cardiopulmonary bypass.
OBJECTIVE The authors review the general surgical complications of cardiopulmonary bypass, including newer procedures such as heart and lung transplantation, to identify patients at higher risk. … Expand
A random effects four-part model, with application to correlated medical costs
- L. Liu, M. Conaway, W. Knaus, J. Bergin
- Mathematics, Computer Science
- Comput. Stat. Data Anal.
- 1 May 2008
In this paper we propose a four-part random effects model, with application to correlated medical cost data. Four joint equations are used to model respectively: (1) the probability of seeking… Expand
Redistribution of 99mTc-sestamibi and 201Tl in the presence of a severe coronary artery stenosis.
BACKGROUND 99mTc-labeled methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (99mTc-sestamibi) is a myocardial perfusion agent that clears slowly from the myocardium. This study evaluates the early and late myocardial… Expand
Acute pulmonary embolism: an update on diagnosis and management.
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common problem. Given the significant overlap of symptoms and signs between the presentation of PE and acute coronary syndromes, it becomes clear that cardiologists must… Expand
The role of methylene blue in serotonin syndrome following cardiac transplantation: a case report and review of the literature.
- Kendra J Grubb, J. W. Kennedy, J. Bergin, D. Groves, J. Kern
- The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular…
- 1 November 2012
References 1. Pennathur A, Luketich JD, Abbas G, Chen M, Fernando HC, Gooding WE, et al. Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk patients. J… Expand
Donor age is associated with chronic allograft vasculopathy after adult heart transplantation: implications for donor allocation.
- Alykhan S. Nagji, T. Hranjec, +6 authors G. Ailawadi
- The Annals of thoracic surgery
- 1 July 2010
BACKGROUND Chronic allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a major cause of long-term complications and mortality after heart transplantation. Although recipient factors have been implicated, little is known… Expand