Michael S Fenster

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Aortocaval fistula is a rare complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm involving less than 1% of all abdominal aortic aneurysms. The diagnosis is difficult, and preoperative identification can be challenging. We describe an interesting case of a 72-year-old man presenting with acute-onset dyspnea who was found to have an aortocaval fistula secondary to a(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relation of transthoracic three- and two-dimensional echocardiographic left ventricular volumetry to cineventriculographic volumetry. Twenty-five patients with distorted left ventricles were included in the study. To demonstrate the impact of acquiring data by rotational scanning, we performed three- and(More)
OBJECTIVE Adenosine and inosine accumulate in tissue during periods of ischemia and both molecules have been shown to degranulate mast cells in the hamster cheek pouch via activation of an A3 receptor. An A2-mediated inhibitory action of adenosine on mast cell degranulation has also been reported (16), and the objective of this research was to investigate(More)
Few randomized studies compare outcomes for focal vs. diffuse in-stent restenosis (ISR) using conventional treatments. The purpose of this study was to compare the rates of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) for focal vs. diffuse ISR using conventional techniques. One hundred thirteen patients with ISR were prospectively classified as focal (< 10 mm) or(More)
Peroxide bleaching is significantly affected by transition and alkaline earth metals. Isolating the effects of different transition and alkaline earth metals on the reactions of peroxide with different representative lignin structures allows the separation of the positive from the negative contributions of these metal ions. In this work, five monomeric or(More)
To determine the frequency of true myocardial ischemia caused by hemodynamic, metabolic, and regional functional abnormalities after intravenous adenosine infusion in patients with coronary artery disease, 13 patients--11 with coronary artery disease--received intravenous adenosine and thallium 201 during cardiac catheterization. Intracoronary adenosine(More)
Approximately 0.3% to 2% of patients may have anomalous origins of the coronary arteries. Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (LCA) or left anterior descending (LAD) artery from the right sinus has been well described. In persons in whom the course involves an interarterial track between the aorta (Ao) and pulmonary artery (PA), an increased(More)
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