Maria Teresa B. Abola

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OBJECTIVE Datasets regarding patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) have almost universally been restricted to single geographic regions. We aimed to obtain data on the risk factor profile and cardiovascular (CV) co-morbidity among multi-ethnic patients with known AAA in the global REACH (REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health) Registry.(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine differences in risk factor (RF) management between peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery (CAD) or cerebrovascular disease (CVD), as well as the impact of RF control on major 1-year cardiovascular (CV) event rates. METHODS The REACH Registry recruited >68000 outpatients aged >or=45 years with established atherothrombotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate systemic and limb ischemic event rates of PAD patients with prior leg amputation and determine predictors of adverse outcomes. METHODS The REduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry provided a prospective multinational cohort of 7996 outpatients with PAD enrolled from primary medical clinics in 44 countries(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is associated with heightened ischemic and bleeding risk in patients with prior myocardial infarction (MI). OBJECTIVES This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of ticagrelor on major cardiovascular (CV) events and major adverse limb events in patients with PAD and a prior MI. METHODS PEGASUS-TIMI 54(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the differences in the baseline characteristics, prevalence and incidence of atherothrombosis in patients recruited from Asia versus non-Asian regions. DESIGN International Prospective Cohort Study. SETTING Region focused substudy. PATIENTS The Reduction of Atherothrombosis for Continued Health (REACH) Registry recruited 68 236(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS We established a working group to examine the burden of atherothrombotic and musculoskeletal diseases in Asia and made recommendations for safer prescribing of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and low-dose aspirin. METHODS By using a modified Delphi process, consensus was reached among 12 multidisciplinary experts from Asia.(More)
BACKGROUND Cardioembolic events are life-threatening complications of infective endocarditis (IE). The embolic risk French calculator estimates the embolic risk in IE computed on admission. Variables in this tool include age, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, prior embolism, vegetation length, and Staphylococcus aureus on culture. A computed risk of > 7% was(More)
I was in my second year of cardiology training at the Philippine Heart Center when I became interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD) when I witnessed patients requiring surgical revascularization take a backseat to patients requiring coronary bypass surgery. I wondered why PAD patients were managed by the cardiac surgical service alone and why the(More)
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