Jerrett K Lau

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes a third of all strokes, but often goes undetected before stroke. Identification of unknown AF in the community and subsequent anti-thrombotic treatment could reduce stroke burden. We investigated community screening for unknown AF using an iPhone electrocardiogram (iECG) in pharmacies, and determined the cost-effectiveness of(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) guidelines recommend that patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) be offered the same therapies as other high-risk ACS patients with normal renal function. Our objective was to describe the gaps in evidence-based care offered to patients with ACS and concomitant CKD. METHODS Patients presenting to 41 Australian(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major cause of cardiovascular death and morbidity. Estimated prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in developed countries are between 388-661 per 100,000, and 90-123 per 100,000 person-years respectively. However, the prevalence and incidence of AF in patients presenting with an acute PE and(More)
Brief, non-harmful ischaemic insults to an organ remote from the heart, remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC), has been proposed to confer protection to the heart against ischaemia-reperfusion injury. While most clinical trials of RIPC during coronary interventions (PCI) suggest benefit, recent large, multicentre trials in coronary artery bypass surgery(More)
TCT-211 Incidence and Impact of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Cessation on Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Renal Dysfunction: Insights from the PARIS Registry Jaya Chandrasekhar, Usman Baber, Samantha Sartori, Rebecca Pinnelas, Timothy Henry, David Moliterno, David Cohen, Giora Weisz, Annapoorna Kini, Jeffrey Bruckel, Stuart Pocock, Philippe Gabriel Steg,(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism continues to be a significant cause of death. The aim was to derive and validate a risk prediction model for in-hospital death after acute pulmonary embolism to identify low risk patients suitable for outpatient management. METHODS A confirmed acute pulmonary embolism database of 1,426 consecutive patients admitted to a(More)
The prognostic significance of patients presenting with pulmonary embolism (PE) and elevated International Normalised Ratio (INR) not on anticoagulant therapy has not been described. We investigated whether these patients had higher mortality compared to patients with normal INR. A retrospective study of patients admitted to a tertiary hospital with acute(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic influence of chest pain in patients presenting with pulmonary embolism has not been well defined. We investigated whether the presence of chest pain at presentation affected the mortality of patients with acute pulmonary embolism. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients admitted to a tertiary hospital with(More)
BACKGROUND Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) carries an increased risk of death. Using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to assist diagnosis and risk stratification is recommended in current guidelines. However, its utilization in real-world clinical practice is unknown. We conducted a retrospective observational study to delineate the prevalence of(More)