Peter Flueckiger

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BACKGROUND It is unknown whether prolongation of electrocardiogram (ECG) intervals is associated with mortality in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients evaluated for renal transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We examined the relationship between 12-lead ECG interval measurements (PR >200 ms, QRS >110 ms, or QTC >450 ms) and the presence of none, 1,(More)
Although visual cortical engagement in haptic shape perception is well established, its relationship with visual imagery remains controversial. We addressed this using functional magnetic resonance imaging during separate visual object imagery and haptic shape perception tasks. Two experiments were conducted. In the first experiment, the haptic shape task(More)
Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is a treatment for cryptogenic stroke and migraine headache. The goal of this study was to assess long-term outcomes of patients treated with percutaneous PFO closure. Records of patients with percutaneous PFO closure at Emory University Hospital from February 2002 to July 2009 were reviewed. Follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND With multiple cholesterol guidelines, we evaluated the accuracy of recommended statin therapy on identifying coronary artery calcium (CAC) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) events by 2004 NCEP/ ATP III, 2016 ESC/EAS, and 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines. HYPOTHESIS ACC/AHA guidelines are more accurate in identifying persons at risk for CVD. METHODS(More)
We assessed the relationships among adult height, coronary artery calcium (CAC) score, incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events, and atrial fibrillation (AFib) in a multiethnic cohort. We used race/ethnicity-specific height (dichotomized by median value and in quartiles) as the predictor variable within the 4 racial/ethnic groups in(More)