Rekhi Varghese

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BACKGROUND Asian Indians and blacks have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events compared to whites. Atherogenic dyslipidemia, comprised of small-dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL), low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels, and high triglyceride (TG) levels, constitutes an important risk factor for CVD often seen in the presence of obesity.(More)
This study evaluated whether pretreatment with statins was associated with a decreased incidence of periprocedural myocardial injury. Periprocedural myocardial injury occurs after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and is associated with adverse outcomes. The pleiotropic properties of statins stabilize plaque and decrease the inflammatory milieu of(More)
Diagnostic cardiac catheterizations are predominantly performed using access through the femoral artery. To improve patient comfort and early mobilization, a number of percutaneous closure devices have been developed. One such device using the nitinol clip was developed by Abbott Vascular Devices and was approved for use on the basis of the results of the(More)
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