John M Reitano

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a heart failure (HF) training program on patients' ability to recognize and respond to changes in HF symptoms. The primary aim was to compare event-free survival at 90 days. METHODS A total of 99 HF patients randomized to the HF symptom training intervention or usual care completed(More)
Sixty-eight men with diabetes mellitus (mean age 53 +/- 10 years) and no symptoms of cardiac dysfunction enrolled in a long-range study for detection of latent coronary artery disease. The testing included maximal treadmill stress with thallium-201 scintigraphy and echocardiography. Radionuclide angiography was available in 35 men (52%), and 24 (35%) had(More)
Twelve psychotic patients received a mean dose of 3.3 mg/day of clonidine. In four clonidine was the only treatment and in the remaining eight clonidine was superadded to a neuroleptic regimen after symptomatology was stable. Clonidine caused reduction of scores for both productive psychotic symptoms and anxiety. Negative symptoms were unaffected. These(More)
One hundred fifty-three men (mean age 67.0 +/- 10.0 years) with basal systolic murmurs and aortic valve calcium on the echocardiogram (group II) were studied to assess the relationship between the grade of calcium and severity of aortic valve obstruction. Patients were subdivided into group IIA (hypertension, no coronary artery disease), group IIB (coronary(More)
A case is described in which Klebsiella pneumoniae urosepsis associated with acute myocardial infarction resulted in myocardial abscess and papillary muscle rupture. The diagnosis was made during surgery for mitral valve replacement. The patient improved after therapy with cefotaxime; however, cardiac rupture occurred on the sixth postoperative day. The(More)
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