Rajiv Paudel

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OBJECTIVES Reporting of clinically significant events represents an important mechanism by which patient safety problems may be identified and corrected. However, time pressure and cumbersome report entry procedures have discouraged the full participation of physicians. To improve the process, our internal medicine training program developed an easy-to-use(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a paradigm shift in the definition of timing of early invasive strategy (EIS) for patients admitted with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) in the last decade. Data on trends of EIS for NSTEMI and associated in-hospital outcomes are limited. Our aim is to analyze temporal trends in the incidence, utilization of early(More)
INTRODUCTION The association of chest pain versus dyspnea with demographics, coronary angiographic findings, and outcomes of patients undergoing coronary angiography is unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 1,053 patients who had coronary angiography to investigate the association of chest pain versus dyspnea with demographics, coronary angiographic(More)
BACKGROUND Accelerated coronary atherosclerosis in patients with Kawasaki disease, in conjunction with coronary artery aneurysm and stenosis that characterise this disease, are potential risk factors for developing coronary artery disease in young adults. We aimed to determine the prevalence and predictors of coronary artery disease in adult patients with(More)
Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most common cardiac valvular disease in the United States. Approximately 4 million people have severe MR and roughly 250,000 new diagnoses of MR are made each year. Mitral valve surgery is the only treatment that prevents progression of heart failure and provides sustained symptomatic relief. Mitral valve repair is preferred(More)
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