Phillip J. Schulte

1Deepak L. Bhatt
1Warren K. Laskey
1Heidi Mochari-Greenberger
1Anne S Hellkamp
1Deepak L Bhatt
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In clinical practice, physicians make a series of treatment decisions over the course of a patient's disease based on his/her baseline and evolving characteristics. A dynamic treatment regime is a set of sequential decision rules that operationalizes this process. Each rule corresponds to a decision point and dictates the next treatment action based on the(More)
BACKGROUND Whether heart rate upon discharge following hospitalization for heart failure is associated with long-term adverse outcomes and whether this association differs between patients with sinus rhythm (SR) and atrial fibrillation (AF) have not been well studied. METHODS AND RESULTS We conducted a retrospective cohort study from clinical registry(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in activation of emergency medical services (EMS) may contribute to racial/ethnic and sex disparities in stroke outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether EMS use varied by race/ethnicity and sex among a current, diverse national sample of hospitalized acute stroke patients. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data(More)
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