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BACKGROUND Lipid dysregulation is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and is attributed to numerous biological, psychosocial, and behavioral risk factors. Psychological stress has been examined as a predictor of lipid dysregulation; however, the role of coping with perceived racism, a stressor unique to the African American experience,(More)
W JT:[II the widespread use of wire guides and catheters inserted into the leart and blood vessels (Iiiring cardiac catleterizationi and other diaginostic pirocedur-es, l()ss of a part of sulch instru-ments should 1c) considered as a poSsible) complication. The pu.trpose of this paper is to report the loss anfl sulbse(Iuent retriexal withouit suirgery of a(More)
1. Association of bronchial asthma, nasal pathology and intolerance to aspirin is a unique syndrome. Aspirin-induced prolongation of bleeding time, and a tendency for diabetes, may exist with it. 2. The syndrome occurs most often in the middle-aged female. 3. Progression of asthma and nasal polyposis is not prevented by avoidance of aspirin. 4. Salicylates(More)
AIMS Assess the value of peak atrial systolic mitral annular velocity (Aann) measured by Doppler tissue echocardiography to quantify left atrial systolic function. METHODS We studied a total of 61 adults; 10 subjects without history of heart disease and 51 patients with a history of atrial fibrillation or undergoing evaluation for left ventricular(More)
Fifteen patients (14 males and 1 female) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ranging from 22 to 67 years of age (mean: 45.5 years) were treated with oral nifedipine and propranolol for 6 to 24 (mean: 18) months. Twelve of the patients had been pretreated with a mean oral dose of 560 mg verapamil for 60 to 93 (mean 78.5) months, showing slight subjective and(More)