Matias B. Yudi

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INTRODUCTION Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation of the low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene, resulting in high levels of LDL cholesterol and premature coronary artery disease (P-CAD). Studies have shown low detection rates of FH in patients admitted with P-CAD and suboptimal therapy at discharge. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Electrogram (EGM) characteristics are used to infer catheter-tissue contact. We examined if (a) atrial EGM characteristics predicted CF and (b) compared the value of CF versus other surrogates for predicting lesion efficacy. METHODS AND RESULTS Twelve paroxysmal AF patients underwent pulmonary vein isolation using radiofrequency (RF) ablation(More)
BACKGROUND Catheter-tissue contact force (CF) determines radiofrequency (RF) ablation lesion size. Impedance changes during RF delivery are used as surrogate markers for CF. The relationship between impedance and real-time CF in humans remains unknown. OBJECTIVES To determine whether impedance changes have predictive value for real-time CF during catheter(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal timing of angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS) remains uncertain. We sought to assess clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients in real-world contemporary practice who have early versus delayed PCI for NSTEACS. METHODS We analyzed(More)
AIMS Despite the guidelines, a "treatment gap" exists in the delivery of pharmacotherapy for secondary prevention. We aimed to analyze the trend in guideline-based medication usage following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG) registry over a 6-year period (2005-2010). METHODS The MIG registry(More)
BACKGROUND Although dual antiplatelet therapy is the standard of care in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS), it remains unclear when a second antiplatelet agent should be initiated. We sought to assess the safety and efficacy of pre-treatment with clopidogrel in patients with NSTEACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
BACKGROUND Door-to-balloon time (DTBT) less than 90min remains the benchmark of timely reperfusion in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The relative long-term benefit of timely reperfusion in STEMI patients with differing risk profiles is less certain. Thus, we aimed to assess the impact of DTBT on long-term mortality in high- and low-risk STEMI(More)
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) continues to evolve with shifting patient demographics, treatments, and outcomes. We sought to document the specific changes observed over a 9-year period in a contemporary Australian PCI cohort. The Melbourne Interventional Group is an established multicenter PCI registry in Melbourne, Australia. Data were collected(More)