Raymond D. Bahr

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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heart disease patients, a large number of victims of the disease who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms. Available screening and diagnostic(More)
Screening for early-stage asymptomatic cancers (eg, cancers of breast and colon) to prevent late-stage malignancies has been widely accepted. However, although atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (eg, heart attack and stroke) accounts for more death and disability than all cancers combined, there are no national screening guidelines for asymptomatic(More)
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease results in >19 million deaths annually, and coronary heart disease accounts for the majority of this toll. Despite major advances in treatment of coronary heart disease patients, a large number of victims of the disease who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms. Available screening and diagnostic(More)
Ischemic heart disease is the major cause of death, disability and lost productivity in the developed countries of the world. The evolution of cardiac care units has improved patient survival from myocardial infarctions, but requires a high-tech, very expensive treatment facility. Chest pain centers, located in emergency departments, present an efficient(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare platelet characteristics after reteplase and alteplase therapy in the setting of the Global Use of Strategies to Open Occluded Coronary Arteries (GUSTO)-III trial. BACKGROUND Platelet function may be impaired during thrombolysis in patients with an acute myocardial infarction. The effects of reteplase and alteplase on(More)
BACKGROUND An estimated 50% of patients with myocardial infarction have prodromal unstable angina. There is controversy over whether prodromal unstable angina identifies a group of patients at lower risk of short- and long-term death and the clinical importance of recording this event. METHODS Of 207 patients enrolled at a single Global Utilization of(More)
Background: Receptors other than GP IIb/IIIa may mediate leukocyte-platelet-endothelial interactions that obstruct the microvasculature in acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and cause microinfarcts. The effect of eptifibatide on these receptors was investigated in a substudy of the EARLY Trial. Methods: Patients received early (in the Emergency Department, n =(More)
A device and a method are described for the simultaneous in vitro evaluation of several important parameters of root canal preparation, including root canal cleanliness, straightening, changes in root canal diameter, working safety (loss of working length, apical blockage, instrument fracture, and apical perforation), measurement of apically extruded(More)
Background—Impaired platelet function has been reported in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and stroke. However, prospective data on the changes of platelet status in patients before the occurrence of hemorrhagic stroke after thrombolytic therapy are unavailable. Case Description—An 86-year-old male patient was among the 23 AMI patients enrolled in the(More)