Robert L. Feldman

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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors improve endothelial function, inhibit experimental atherogenesis, and decrease ischemic events. The Quinapril Ischemic Event Trial was designed to test the hypothesis that quinapril 20 mg/day would reduce ischemic events (the occurrence of cardiac death, resuscitated cardiac arrest, nonfatal myocardial infarction,(More)
Systemic and coronary hemodynamic effects of intravenous diltiazem, administered as a bolus of 250 micrograms/kg followed by an infusion of 1.4 micrograms/kg/min, were examined in 14 patients with effort angina. There was no change in heart rate despite significant decreases in systolic, diastolic and mean systemic pressures (13%, 10% and 11%, respectively,(More)
BACKGROUND The therapeutic benefit of thrombolytic therapy has been shown to correlate directly with completeness (TIMI grade 3 flow) and speed of reperfusion of the infarct-related coronary artery. The purpose of the RAPID II study was to determine whether a double-bolus regimen of reteplase, a recently developed deletion mutant of wild-type tissue(More)
Dialysis fistulas and bridge grafts frequently develop outflow stenoses in the venous limb, leading to graft failure. The venous stenoses are fibrotic and require percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with high-pressure balloons. We have encountered venous stenoses in 3 out of 219 hemodialysis patients with graft failure that were undilatable with 6-8 mm(More)
BACKGROUND The high rate of periprocedural complications resulting from atherothrombotic embolization after percutaneous intervention in diseased saphenous vein grafts is reduced by distal microcirculatory protection using a balloon occlusion and aspiration system. Whether filter-based catheters, which offer the inherent advantages of maintained perfusion(More)
The acute coronary hemodynamic and metabolic effects of intravenous dipyridamole were studied in 13 patients. Total left ventricular (LV), anterior (supplied by the left anterior descending coronary artery) and inferior (supplied by circumflex and right coronary arteries) regional flows and metabolic responses were assessed from the coronary sinus and great(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the clinical outcomes with a novel platinum chromium everolimus-eluting stent (PtCr-EES) compared with a predicate cobalt chromium everolimus-eluting stent (CoCr-EES) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Randomized trials have demonstrated an excellent safety and efficacy profile for(More)
The hemodynamic significance of the length of a coronary arterial narrowing is unclear. Accordingly, the influence of the length of a given coronary narrowing on coronary hemodynamic responses was studied in 14 dogs. Recordings were made as short fixed diameter reductions were progressivley lengthened to 5, 10 and 15 mm by the addition of plastic occluders.(More)
A 69-yr-old man had chronic transient ischemia attacks due to severe stenosis of the intracranial portion of the right carotid artery. After failure of both antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy, treatment was successful with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and a coronary Palmaz-Schatz stent. Use of the stent led to a better angiographic result than(More)