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Inflammation as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation
Background—The presence of systemic inflammation determined by elevations in C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with persistence of atrial fibrillation (AF). The relationship between CRPExpand
Two internal thoracic artery grafts are better than one.
OBJECTIVE Does the use of bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts provide incremental benefit relative to the use of a single ITA graft? METHODS We conducted a retrospective, nonrandomized,Expand
Constrictive pericarditis: etiology and cause-specific survival after pericardiectomy.
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the association of etiology of constrictive pericarditis (CP), pericardial calcification (CA), and other clinical variables with long-term survival afterExpand
The effect of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting on survival during 20 postoperative years.
BACKGROUND To compare survival of patients receiving bilateral internal thoracic artery grafts and single internal thoracic artery grafts more than 20 postoperative years, assess magnitude ofExpand
Accuracy of Wrist-Worn Heart Rate Monitors
Accuracy of Wrist-Worn Heart Rate Monitors Wrist-worn fitness and heart rate (HR) monitors are popular.1,2 While the accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors has been confirmed,3,4 theExpand
Variable Accuracy of Wearable Heart Rate Monitors during Aerobic Exercise
Purpose Athletes and members of the public increasingly rely on wearable HR monitors to guide physical activity and training. The accuracy of newer, optically based monitors is unconfirmed. We soughtExpand
Comparison of saphenous vein and internal thoracic artery graft patency by coronary system.
BACKGROUND We sought to compare saphenous vein and internal thoracic artery graft patency by coronary system. METHODS From 1972 to 1999, 50,278 patients underwent primary coronary surgery;Expand
Atrial fibrillation complicating lung cancer resection.
OBJECTIVE To (1) characterize atrial fibrillation complicating lung cancer resection, (2) evaluate its temporal relationship to other postoperative complications, and (3) assess its economics. Expand
Is reoperation still a risk factor in coronary artery bypass surgery?
BACKGROUND Hospital mortality for reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is approaching that of primary CABG. This raises two questions: (1) has experience neutralized the risk ofExpand
Effect of lipid-lowering therapy on early mortality after acute coronary syndromes: an observational study
BACKGROUND Lipid-lowering agents are known to reduce long-term mortality in patients with stable coronary disease or significant risk factors. However, the effect of lipid-lowering therapy onExpand