Michael H Salinger

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The success of organ transplantation is related to advances in immunosuppressive therapy. These medications are associated with medical complications including bone damage. The objective of this study was to estimate and compare age, gender-specific fracture incidence between transplant recipients, and a large sample representative of the civilian(More)
An 85-year-old man was found to have a 9 cm diameter true aneurysm of an obtuse marginal saphenous vein graft. The graft was fed by a relatively narrow neck from the proximal remnant of the obtuse marginal graft 10 years after prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery. An Amplatzer vascular plug was used successfully to occlude the neck of the aneurysm.(More)
Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) has been limited predominantly to a palliative treatment for poor surgical candidates with critical aortic stenosis and multiple high-risk or comorbid conditions. The most commonly used technique for BAV is the retrograde approach, in which the balloon is passed via the femoral artery using 12-14 Fr sheaths.(More)
Transient left ventricular apical hypokinesis results in a typical ampullary shape and has been described as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM). We report a case of TCM with the rare complication of left ventricular thrombus formation. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging aided the diagnosis by characterizing the non-enhancing mass and evaluating the surrounding(More)
Cannulation of the internal mammary artery (IMA) via the ipsilateral brachial approach offers a complementary alternative to the transfemoral approach for IMA graft angioplasty and can offer potential advantage in terms of catheter stability and ease of IMA cannulation. This report describes successful IMA graft stenosis angioplasty using the ipsilateral(More)
Donor sinus node dysfunction is an uncommon event after orthotopic heart transplantation. In the past treatment of persistent symptomatic bradycardia in the setting of orthotopic heart transplantation has been accomplished by implantation of a single transvenous lead system with loss of atrioventricular synchrony and rate responsiveness or by implantation(More)
A 24-year-old man underwent orthotopic heart transplantation for treatment of end-stage complex congenital heart disease. Six weeks postoperatively, five erythematous skin lesions developed on the patient's right forearm. Punch biopsy revealed Aspergillus. Despite extensive testing, no other potential primary site was located. Because of concern of(More)
BACKGROUND Little has been reported regarding the utility or outcomes of femoral venous vascular closure using arterial suture closure devices. We describe results using a pre-closure approach with a 6 French (Fr) Perclose Closer S device in patients who underwent antegrade aortic valvuloplasty using 14 Fr percutaneous femoral venous access catheters. (More)
Phenotypic manipulation of allograft endothelium to reduce immunogenicity would have a significant impact on transplantation. In this study we have demonstrated that random seeding of a heart allograft with endothelium, of host origin, not only promotes long-term survival, but reduces the requirement for pharmacologic immunosuppression. We propose that this(More)
Thrombosis of a tilting-disk prosthetic heart valve can be an acute and potentially life-threatening problem. Surgical thrombectomy, valve replacement, or systemic thrombolytic agents have been successfully employed in the management of such cases. Some patients, however, may not survive the acute episode long enough to receive definitive surgical therapy.(More)