Mitesh S Amin

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Apoptosis is a key pathologic feature in acute myocardial infarction and heart failure. Experimental animal studies have shown beneficial effects of inhibiting apoptosis. Understanding the mechanisms involved in the apoptotic cascade may be useful in better understanding of heart failure and its management. Not only in vivo detection of apoptosis may prove(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary prevention ICD trials have excluded patients with CKD. Comorbidities and lower life expectancy in patients with CKD make the benefit of primary prevention ICD implantation uncertain. METHODS A decision analysis model was devised to evaluate the risks and benefits of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) implantation in(More)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is lagging behind because of vendor specific solutions and expensive implementation cost. In particular, the reader is the most expensive part. A WiFi compatible tag was proposed to use the WNIC as an RFID reader. However, no specific modulator or demodulator was suggested. This paper analyzes the various IEEE 802.11(More)
Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis affects between 2 and 4 million people in the United States alone and likely has a higher prevalence than previously thought. Renal artery stenosis has been increasingly recognized in recent years, especially in patients with cardiovascular disease. It has been associated with hypertension, renal dysfunction, and sudden(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have shown the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for advanced congestive heart failure (CHF), gender differences in utilization of CRT are not known. METHODS We used the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) to study national rates for admissions due to CHF along with procedures for(More)
AIMS Patients with renal artery stenosis are treated with percutaneous intervention, but randomised studies are inconclusive. We aimed to compare renal percutaneous revascularisation versus medical therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS A systematic search for randomised controlled studies yielded three studies comparing renal angioplasty and two studies comparing(More)
CONTEXT Limited information exists to direct clinical management after an implantable device has been put under advisory. A better understanding of the risks and benefits of device replacement compared with continued clinical follow-up would be helpful to clinicians. OBJECTIVE Using the tools of decision analysis, to determine the best management approach(More)
Because the number of implantable cardiac devices has dramatically increased, device alerts and advisories have become a part of routine clinical practice. When a physician is faced with the management of a patient with an implanted device that has been the subject of a recall or advisory, the major concern facing the clinician is how to manage the patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and pacemaker (PM) advisories may have a significant impact on patient management. Surveys of clinical practice have shown a great deal of variability in patient management after a device advisory. We compared our management of consecutive patients in a single large university practice with device(More)