José E Exaire

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to define the predictors of the "slow-reflow" phenomenon during carotid artery intervention with filter-type embolic protection devices (EPDs) and to determine its prognostic significance. BACKGROUND During carotid artery intervention using filter-type EPDs, we have observed cases in which there is angiographic(More)
BACKGROUND The use of arteriotomy closure devices (CDs) to achieve hemostasis after femoral artery access in percutaneous coronary intervention is steadily increasing. However, the safety information with these devices in the era of triple antiplatelet therapy is limited. METHODS We reviewed prospectively collected data from the Do Tirofiban and ReoPro(More)
OBJECTIVES Our goal was to describe a single-center's experience in managing acute and chronic mesenteric ischemia with endovascular therapies. BACKGROUND Open surgical revascularization has been considered the historical gold standard treatment for mesenteric ischemia though it poses considerable morbidity and mortality risk. An aging population with(More)
Women with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have more limited physical function than men but the mechanisms involved are not clear. We determined whether alterations in lipid components, such as decreased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), are associated with worsening intermittent claudication (IC) in postmenopausal women with PAD. Our(More)
The compression of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) secondary to pulmonary artery trunk dilatation is a relatively new entity that has been associated with severe pulmonary hypertension. It is associated with acyanogen congenital cardiopathies or idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. The natural history is unknown and its treatment has been based(More)
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is associated with exercise impairment and greater thrombotic risk. We investigated whether clot formation and platelet aggregation assessed by thromboelastography and light-transmission aggregometry correlate with the severity of symptomatic PAD assessed by ambulatory function measures. We studied 40 symptomatic patients(More)
The treatment of acute limb ischemia is always challenging. Various techniques including balloon angioplasty, rheolytic thrombectomy, and prolonged localized infusion of thrombolytics are often used to achieve revascularization. However, some patients with suboptimal angiographic results may benefit from novel alternatives such as the Clearway irrigation(More)
The objectives of this study were to explore the rate of vascular complications using closure devices (CDs) vs. manual compression (MC) among percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) patients receiving enoxaparin, clopidogrel, aspirin, and GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors. The Evaluating Enoxaparin Clotting Times (ELECT) study enrolled patients receiving enoxaparin,(More)
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). In the United States Renal Data System database, 25–29.7% of cardiac deaths are attributable to arrhythmic mechanisms [1, 2]. Ventricular fibrillation (VF) and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) likely remain the most common initiating(More)