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Impact of the definition utilized on the rate of contrast-induced nephropathy in percutaneous coronary intervention.
In this unselected population undergoing PCI, CIN ranged in frequency from 3.3% to 10.5% depending on the definition used and was not associated with in-hospital mortality or substantial morbidity, such as dialysis, and the need for a standardized, clinically relevant definition is underscored.
Ambulatory discharge after transradial coronary intervention: Preliminary US single-center experience (Same-day TransRadial Intervention and Discharge Evaluation, the STRIDE Study).
The safety and feasibility for a prospective evaluation of ambulatory TR-PCI in an American practice setting are demonstrated and a low incidence of complications did occur and none would have been impacted by same-day discharge.
Is it LDL particle size or number that correlates with risk for cardiovascular disease?
The role of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the clinical benefit of lowering LDL-C in high-risk patients is well established. What
Cellular Cardiomyoplasty and Cardiac Regeneration
The main purpose of this article is to review recent literature on the use of various cells for the examination of their in vitro cardiogenic potential and their in vivo capacity to engraft and improve the functional properties of the infarcted heart.
CRT-158 Impact of Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1C) Levels in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Second Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Implantation
This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients undergoing percutaneously coronary intervention (PCI).
Comparison of the clinical characteristics of apical and non-apical variants of "broken heart" (takotsubo) syndrome in the United States.
Apical and non-apical ballooning subgroups may represent different manifestations of a single syndrome and may represent a more severe subset characterized by more heart failure and an increased rate of cardiac complications.
Firefighters, Heart Disease, and Aspects of Insulin Resistance: The FEMA Firefighter Heart Disease Prevention Study
Firemen's HOMA and fasting insulin and glucose concentrations were significantly associated with three measures of CVD, suggesting aspects of insulin resistance are related to CVD risk among firefighters.
Clinical and Angiographic Features of Small Vessel Stenting in the Drug‐Eluting Stent Era
This study was designed to investigate the clinical and angiographic features and procedural outcomes of small‐vessel stenting in a real‐world experience during the transition era between
Review of percutaneous therapy for bifurcation lesions in the era of drug-eluting stents.
Different treatment modalities for this complex lesion subset are reviewed, with particular emphasis on the use of drug-eluting stents, as well as new potential therapeutic approaches.
Ranolazine Prevents Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction; Diastolic Dysfunction and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in a Hypertensive Murine Model
Prevention of heart failure in the model warrants additional animal andhuman studies to further evaluate the therapeutic potential of RAN in HFPEF, and RAN pretreatment effectively prevented DD and LVH in DOCA mice.