Nicholas G. Smedira

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BACKGROUND Implantable left ventricular assist device (LVAD) insertion complicated by early right ventricular (RV) failure has a poor prognosis and is generally unpredictable. METHODS To determine(More)
BACKGROUND The radial artery has been increasingly used in CABG. However, angiographic outcome data have been limited. METHODS AND RESULTS We reviewed all coronary angiography procedures from(More)
OBJECTIVES In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients undergoing surgical myectomy, we sought to determine the association between pre-operative cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings, small(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) thrombus is a frequent and potentially dangerous complication of ischemic heart disease (IHD). We evaluated the clinical, imaging, and pathology characteristics of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the utility of quantitation of right ventricular (RV) function in predicting RV failure in patients undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD)(More)