Rashmi Raghuvir

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The uterus and the heart share a common structure and may remodel in a similar fashion, albeit temporally distinct. The authors investigated the prevalence of systemic hypertension in women with uterine leiomyomata (fibroids) and compared the prevalence in women undergoing hysterectomy for other reasons as well as in age-matched women from the National(More)
BACKGROUND Significant aortic insufficiency (AI) after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement affects device performance and end-organ perfusion. This study examined the development and progression of AI after implantation of continuous-flow LVAD. METHODS Seventy-nine patients undergoing Heart Mate II (Thoratec Corp, Pleasanton, CA) LVAD(More)
This report details two cases of left ventricular assist device (LVAD)-related fungal infection. In both cases, the infection occurred within the device and formed an obstruction resulting in intermittent variation in the output of the LVAD. This was manifested by a change in the pattern of aortic insufficiency (AI) from continuous to intermittent on(More)
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