Robin Mukherjee

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Previous studies have shown that the selective aldosterone blocker eplerenone, in doses of up to 200 mg/d, reduces albuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes. This study was conducted to ascertain whether lower doses of eplerenone (50 or 100 mg/d) co-administered with the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor enalapril would produce a similar(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the impact of the selective aldosterone blocker eplerenone on mortality 30 days after randomization in patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < or =40% and clinical signs of heart failure. BACKGROUND In the Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart(More)
BACKGROUND Aldosterone antagonism has been studied in patients with advanced heart failure (HF) and also in patients with post-myocardial infarction and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with HF symptoms. Few data are available on effects of aldosterone antagonism in patients with mild-to-moderate HF. METHODS AND RESULTS In a multicenter, randomized,(More)
BACKGROUND Aldosterone blockade is recommended for patients with congestive heart failure after acute myocardial infarction complicated by left ventricular systolic dysfunction; however, the perceived risk of hyperkalemia may limit implementation of this therapeutic approach. This subanalysis examined the relationship between eplerenone, serum potassium(More)
Patients with severe hypertension are at high risk for cardiovascular events. The authors hypothesized that initial treatment with a combination angiotensin receptor blocker/diuretic agent would be safe and more effective than initial treatment with a single agent for these patients. In this 6-week, double-blind trial, 585 patients were randomized to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability of calcium scoring (CS) and electron beam computed tomographic angiography (EBCTA) as a noninvasive tool in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD): 93 consecutive patients (aged 59 +/- 9 years) with symptoms suspicious for CAD underwent CS. In 87 of these subjects, an additional EBCTA(More)
A year long study of ocular injuries in children below the age of 15 years was conducted in the Ophthalmology Department of a general hospital. Fortyfour cases were studied. Of these 45.45% were in the age group of 6-10 years. The male to female ratio was 5.28 : 1. Pointed objects viz. sticks, wires etc. were found to be the common causative agents; the(More)
BACKGROUND In comparison with treatment with unfractionated heparin (UFH) and aspirin (ASA), both tirofiban administered with UFH and ASA, and enoxaparin plus ASA have shown superiority in reducing cardiac ischemic events in patients with unstable angina and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Replacing UFH with enoxaparin when tirofiban is(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased readmission rates. This study evaluated the effects of eplerenone, a selective aldosterone blocking agent, on the duration of subsequent hospitalizations for HF in the Eplerenone Post-Acute Myocardial(More)
AIMS Because of the prognostic importance of LV dysfunction following an AMI and the increasing use of electrical and/or mechanical interventions in patients with LV systolic dysfunction, this retrospective analysis of EPHESUS patients with LVEF <or=30% at baseline was conducted to determine the value of eplerenone in this setting. METHODS AND RESULTS In(More)