James R. Lindsay

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The heart is an organ sensitive to the action of thyroid hormone, and measurable changes in cardiac performance are detected with small variations in thyroid hormone serum concentrations. Most patients with hyperthyroidism experience cardiovascular manifestations, and the most serious complications of hyperthyroidism occur as a result of cardiac(More)
This study assesses the effect of dietary supplements with high dose omega-3 fatty acid (N3FA) on the frequency of clinical restenosis during the 6 months after successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). One hundred ninety-four patients (214 significant coronary narrowings) were randomized after successful PTCA to receive conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Intracoronary gamma-radiation reduces recurrent in-stent restenosis. Late thrombosis (>30 days after radiation therapy) is identified as a serious complication. The Washington Radiation for In-Stent Restenosis Trial (WRIST) PLUS, which involved 6 months of treatment with clopidogrel and aspirin, was designed to examine the efficacy and safety of(More)
We have analyzed the incidence, management, and outcome of 84 cases of coronary artery perforation in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention at our institution. This complication was more frequent in female patients and in patients who underwent lesion modification with atheroablative devices. A total of 8 patients (9.5%) died after the(More)
The hospital records of 22 patients on hemodialysis undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, and 19 others undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty were reviewed to compare the outcomes of these procedures in this population. Evidence of previous myocardial infarction or triple vessel or left main coronary artery disease was more common(More)
A case of herpes zoster oticus is presented in which the lateral and superior semicircular canals of the labyrinth were affected unilaterally. The results of several electronystagmographic examinations are described and correlated with the patient's description of symptoms. This case study indicates that disease affecting the lateral semicircular canal is(More)