Michael G Isaacs

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PURPOSE To investigate the relationship of changes in ocular blood flow with optic nerve head (ONH) and retinal morphology in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients of African versus European descent (ED) over 4 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, 112 patients with OAG were examined at baseline, 79 [59 ED, 20 African descent (AD)] of which were(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that arteriovenous anastomoses (AVA) may contribute to the etiology of varicose vein disease. Duplex ultrasound has recently assumed a major role in the diagnosis of venous disease. This noninvasive method can serve as a research tool to better elucidate the role of AVA, and as a guide to the treatment of varicose veins. (More)
My grandfather's death made a profound impact on my life personally and professionally. Our family was able to share in his last joyous days thanks to a caring physician who first suggested palliative care. During these final days in which friends and family said their goodbyes, I realized as a medical student the immense impact we as healthcare workers(More)
Analysis of outcomes in 31 patients who had combined mitral valve replacement (MVR) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) disclosed that 12 patients had MR because of papillary muscle rupture and that 19 patients had MR because of papillary muscle necrosis or fibrosis without rupture. Of the 12 patients with(More)