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This study explored the prevalence and predictors of renal artery stenosis in a cohort of 525 hypertensive patients referred for elective coronary procedures. Patients underwent coronary and renal arteriography. The study defined renal artery stenosis as > or =60% luminal obstruction (physiologic or hemodynamic significance was not tested). Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the role of intracoronary (IC) verapamil versus sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in the prevention of microvascular obstruction (MVO) during a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). BACKGROUND A head-to-head comparison between verapamil and SNP in the prevention of MVO lacks evidence. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiothoracic surgery (CTS). Existing evidence about the potential protective role of angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonists (angiotensin receptor blockers [ARBs]) for post-CTS AF has been limited and conflicting. In this single-blind, open-label, randomized prospective pilot(More)
This research in progress proposes to evaluate the effectiveness of using Knowledge Management (KM) approaches in conjunction with Decision Support Systems (DSS). The authors performed a preliminary field survey at a global optical telecommunications network that is characterized by dispersed groups of collaborating engineers and other stakeholders. The(More)
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