Peter Steele

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Pulmonary artery hypertension is a frequent complication of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A study was undertaken to determine whether analysis of the chest radiograph can reveal the presence of pulmonary artery hypertension in COPD. Sixty-one men with COPD (forced expiratory volume in 1 second 0.97 +/- 0.35 liters, mean +/- SD)(More)
A simple, safe, and effective method of producing pulsatile flow during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP) was used in 56 patients. No complications were associated with IABP. Myocardial metabolic studies, including coronary sinus lactates, mycoardial venous-arterial lactate differences, myocardial lactate extraction, and(More)
This study compares the effects and duration of the effects of 5 mg. of sublingual (SL) isosorbide dinitrate (ISD), 20 mg. of oral ISD, and 0.4 mg. of SL nitroglycerin (TNG) on central circulatory dynamics. Twenty-seven patients with coronary artery disease were evaluated with radioisotope techniques and determinations made of heart rate (HR), blood(More)
Platelets may contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and to the complications of coronary atherosclerosis, acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, and sudden cardiac death. In addition, platelets may contribute to saphenous vein aortocoronary graft occlusion. Of 104 men with coronary artery disease, platelet survival (SURV) (chromium51(More)
Utilizing a dynamic radionuclide method, the right and left ventricular ejection fractions were measured in 96 men with arteriographically defined coronary arterial disease and in 14 normal subjects. The radionuclidically estimated right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) correlated with the RVEF measured with biplane cineventriculographic studies (r =(More)
A new method of multiplanar emission tomography is described; it uses a wide-field Anger scintillation camera (37.5 cm crystal diameter) and a seven-pinhole collimator. The pinholes (5.5 mm) acquire data simultaneously from the emissing source and project the data onto seven independent regions of the camera crystal. Multiple planes are reconstructed from(More)
Recently attention has focused on ejection phase indexes as clinically relevant measures of left ventricular contractility. Using an Anger camera interfaced to a dedicated computer with injection of radionuclide (technetium 99m) into a wedged pulmonary arterial catheter we have developed a method for measuring left ventricular mean circumferential fiber(More)