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OBJECTIVES This study sought to perform a weighted meta-analysis of the complication risk during chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND The safety profile of CTO PCI has received limited study. METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of 65 studies published between 2000 and 2011 reporting procedural complications(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the contemporary prevalence and management of coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) in a veteran population. BACKGROUND The prevalence and management of CTOs in various populations has received limited study. METHODS We collected clinical and angiographic data in consecutive patients that underwent coronary(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the incidence, correlates, and clinical implications of periprocedural myocardial injury (PMI) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTO). BACKGROUND The risk of PMI during CTO PCI may be underestimated because systematic cardiac biomarker measurement was not performed in(More)
The perioperative outcomes of noncardiac surgery in patients who have received second-generation drug-eluting stents (DESs) have received limited study. We reviewed the medical records of 1,748 consecutive patients who received DES at our institution (1,789 procedures) from January 1, 2009, to July 1, 2012, to determine the outcomes of subsequent noncardiac(More)
Seventeen patients who received radioiodine (131I) therapy for Graves' hyperthyroidism had serial blood samples taken before therapy and after therapy for a period of at least 1 year. At 1 year post-therapy, six patients were hypothyroid. Seven patients were euthyroid, and four patients were hyperthyroid. Prior to isotope administration, 14 patients had(More)
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