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The action description languages B and C have significant common core. Nevertheless, some expressive possibilities of B are difficult or impossible to simulate in C, and the other way around. The main advantage of B is that it allows the user to give Prolog-style recursive definitions, which is important in applications. On the other hand, B solves the(More)
CONTEXT Despite 2 decades of evidence demonstrating benefits from prompt coronary reperfusion, registries continue to show that many patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated too slowly or not at all. OBJECTIVE To establish a statewide system for reperfusion, as exists for trauma care, to overcome systematic barriers. (More)
In 1988, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Task Force on Assessment of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Cardiovascular Procedures presented a classification of coronary lesions utilizing 26 lesion features to predict the success and complications of balloon angioplasty. Using data from the Registry of the Society for Cardiac(More)
A case is reported of aortic regurgitation resulting from a congenitally abnormal aortic valve. The left coronary cusp of the valve was small and adhered to the aortic wall, so that there was insufficient valve tissue to maintain diastolic valve competence. In addition, this rudimentary cusp completely occluded the left coronary ostium. The patient was(More)