Lori S. Parsons

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BACKGROUND There is conflicting information about whether short-term mortality after myocardial infarction is higher among women than among men after adjustment for age and other prognostic factors. We hypothesized that younger, but not older, women have higher mortality rates during hospitalization than their male peers. METHODS We analyzed data on(More)
BACKGROUND REVEAL (the Registry to Evaluate Early and Long-term Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Disease Management) is the largest US cohort of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) confirmed by right-sided heart catheterization (RHC), providing a more comprehensive subgroup characterization than previously possible. We used REVEAL to analyze(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine treatment and outcomes in patients admitted to the hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by congestive heart failure (CHF). BACKGROUND Although cardiogenic shock complicating AMI has been studied extensively, the hospital course of patients presenting with CHF is less well(More)
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to assess use of lipid-lowering medication at discharge in a current national sample of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction and to evaluate factors associated with prescribing patterns. METHODS AND RESULTS Demographic, procedural, and discharge medication data were collected from 138 001 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Trends in the use of guideline-based treatment for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) as well as its association with patient outcomes have not been summarized in a large, longitudinal study. Furthermore, it is unknown whether gender-, race-, and age-based care disparities have narrowed over time. METHODS AND RESULTS Using the National Registry(More)
BACKGROUND Complete revascularization after coronary artery bypass surgery is a logical goal and improves symptomatic outcome and survival. However, the impact of complete revascularization in patients with three-vessel coronary disease with varying severities of angina and left ventricular dysfunction has not been clearly defined. METHODS AND RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests an inverse relationship between outcome and the total number of invasive cardiac procedures performed at a given hospital. The purpose of the present study was to determine if a similar relationship exists between the number of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) procedures performed at a given hospital per(More)
BACKGROUND Several relatively small randomized trials have shown that primary angioplasty results in a better short-term outcome than thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction. These results, however, have not been duplicated other than in investigational trials. METHODS We compared mortality during hospitalization and long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-APAH) experience higher mortality rates than patients with idiopathic disease and those with other connective tissue diseases (CTD-APAH). We sought to identify unique predictors of mortality associated with SSc-APAH in the CTD-APAH population. METHODS(More)