Michael G. McLaughlin

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AIMS We sought to investigate the impact of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) on reperfusion success and prognosis following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The influence of multivessel disease on myocardial reperfusion and subsequent survival after primary PCI has not been(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the impact of diabetes mellitus on myocardial perfusion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) utilizing myocardial blush grade (MBG) and ST-segment elevation resolution (STR). BACKGROUND Diabetes is an independent predictor of outcomes after primary PCI for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Whether the poor(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of treatment delays on outcomes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute myocardial infarction is controversial. METHODS The CADILLAC trial randomized 2082 patients with acute myocardial infarction to stenting versus percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, each with or without abciximab. RESULTS Earlier(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the impact of delay to angioplasty in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). BACKGROUND There is a paucity of data on the impact of delays to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) undergoing an invasive management(More)
The laboratory rat, Rattus novegicus, is a major model system for physiological and pathophysiological studies, and since 1966 more than 422,000 publications describe biological studies on the rat (NCBI/Medline). The rat is becoming an increasingly important genetic model for the study of specific diseases, as well as retaining its role as a major(More)
BACKGROUND For patients with symptomatic New York Heart Association class III or IV, ejection fraction ≤ 35%, and QRS ≥ 130 ms, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has become an established treatment option. However, use of these implant criteria fails to result in clinical or echocardiographic improvement in 30% to 45% of CRT patients. METHODS AND(More)
A 89-year-old, nursing home female presented with a two-week history of drooling and a hard palpable mass in the region of the larynx. Initial fiberoptic laryngoscopy revealed a hard pinkish-white mass which was felt to represent a tumor. Computed tomography demonstrated swallowed, impacted, complete, mandibular denture. Radiologists should be aware of this(More)
AIMS ST-segment recovery (SigmaSTR) and myocardial blush (MB) evaluate different elements of microcirculatory integrity after reperfusion therapy in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We sought to determine whether the combination of SigmaSTR and MB after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in AMI has greater prognostic utility than either(More)