Johnny Shahla

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We examined the relations among body mass index (BMI), extent of coronary artery disease, and frequency of high-risk coronary anatomy (HRCA) in 928 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography during a 6-month period. HRCA was defined as >or=50% stenosis of the left main coronary artery and/or significant 3-vessel coronary artery disease (>or=70%(More)
The study examined the 10-year outcome in a cohort of 227 unselected, consecutive patients (age 58+/-10 years) undergoing coronary balloon angioplasty between 1984 and 1986 and followed in a single cardiac center (Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center registry). In particular, we sought to identify the relative importance of the systemic risk factors diabetes(More)
The adverse long-term prognosis following myocardial revascularization in diabetic patients has been ascribed to accelerated coronary disease, a higher incidence of late coronary restenosis after revascularization, and myocardial dysfunction. To examine the development of heart failure and its prognostic implications in diabetic patients, we analyzed the(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to examine completed 10-year survival and event-free survival in patients with stable and unstable angina pectoris treated by coronary balloon angioplasty. BACKGROUND Patients with unstable angina are at increased risk for recurrent acute coronary events. METHODS The study included 208 consecutive patients (133 with stable and 75(More)
We compared completed long-term outcome and late repeat revascularization rates in 272 consecutive patients with multivessel coronary disease who underwent revascularization (95 angioplasty cohort, 177 surgical cohort) between 1984 and 1986. Long-term survival was similar at 12 years in the angioplasty (70%) and surgical (74%) cohorts (p = NS), and repeat(More)
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