Satpal Singh Kushwaha

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OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the relation between glucose metabolism, myocardial perfusion and cardiac work after orthotopic heart transplantation. BACKGROUND The metabolic profile of the transplanted cardiac muscle is affected by the lack of sympathetic innervation, impaired inotropic function, chronic vasculopathy, allograft rejection and(More)
High concentrations of serum lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease in the nontransplanted population. However, its relation with accelerated coronary artery disease (CAD) in cardiac transplant recipients has not been reported. We measured serum Lp(a) in 130 cardiac transplant recipients undergoing(More)
Accelerated coronary artery disease is the most serious obstacle to long-term survival in cardiac transplant recipients. Lipid abnormalities are found frequently in these patients, and there is growing evidence that even minimally increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides contribute to the development of accelerated coronary artery disease. However,(More)
There is increasing evidence that hypercholesterolaemia is an important contributor to the development of accelerated coronary arterial disease in the cardiac allograft. The optimal drug therapy of hypercholesterolaemia in recipients after cardiac transplantation, however, has not been defined. Simvastatin (an inhibitor of hydroxy-methyl glutaryl-coenzyme A(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been hypothesised that compromised endothelial function can contribute to the toxic manifestations associated with cyclosporin therapy. In vitro animal studies have implicated inhibition of release of the endothelium derived relaxing factor, nitric oxide; however, this has not been investigated in human tissue. The present study(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies with the endothelium-dependent vasodilator substance P have shown a preserved vasodilator response in cardiac transplant recipients with angiographically normal coronary arteries. Although endothelial dysfunction is known to occur in cardiac transplant recipients with accelerated coronary disease, the degree to which the(More)
To assess coronary vasodilator reserve after orthotopic heart transplantation, regional myocardial perfusion was measured with oxygen-15-labeled water and dynamic positron emission tomography in 14 cardiac allograft recipients who were not experiencing rejection and who had no angiographic evidence of epicardial coronary sclerosis 15 to 73 months (mean +/-(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the changes in regional myocardial ultrasonic backscatter, measured as myocardial echo amplitude, that occur during reversible myocardial ischaemia in humans. DESIGN Left anterior descending coronary angioplasty was used to produce reversible myocardial ischaemia in human subjects. Regional myocardial echo amplitude was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a clinic set up specifically to assess patients with recent onset chest pain, particularly those presenting with a normal resting electrocardiogram. DESIGN Retrospective review of case notes. SETTING Cardiac department of a tertiary referral cardiothoracic centre. PATIENTS 250 consecutive patients with recent onset chest pain(More)