Shukri W David

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BACKGROUND Numerous clinical trials have established a role for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in the prevention of sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure. However, questions remain that regard the clinical benefit of these therapies in different patient subgroups. Specifically, the role of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in(More)
Unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery is a rare anomaly, with only 108 case reports since the first observation by Frantzel in 1868.1 Absence of a left pulmonary artery occurs at an even more infrequent rate, accounting for one third of all unilateral absence of a pulmonary artery.2 A late presentation in life, as with the patient described below, is(More)
An algorithm to lower time from first contact in the field by EMS personnel to in-hospital mechanical reperfusion is described. ECG tracings were telemetered via cellular phone to an emergency room physician, who then activated the cardiac catheterization call team to bypass usual delays seen during ER triage. Seventy-one ECGs were sent to the ER in the(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL, siderocalin) is a protein secreted by the kidney in the setting of acute kidney injury in an attempt to regulate and bind the release of catalytic iron from injured cells. We sought to evaluate the relationships between baseline NGAL, renal filtration function, and the degree of injury reflected(More)
High-output cardiac failure secondary to hepatic involvement is a rare complication of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Here we report a 43-year-old woman who presented at 29 weeks gestation of her second pregnancy with complications of right-sided heart failure and preterm labor. After delivery via cesarean section, the patient was found to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of intracoronary hyperoxemic reperfusion after primary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND Hyperoxemic therapy with aqueous oxygen (AO) attenuates reperfusion injury and preserves left ventricular (LV) function in experimental models of MI. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND National guidelines have been set to achieve door-to-balloon time (D2B) is less than 90 minutes to improve outcomes for patients with STEMI. The purpose of this study is to see if a more aggressive approach utilizing prehospital ECGs could improve reperfusion times. METHODS The EMS personnel obtained a 12-lead ECG during initial assessment in(More)
AIM The purpose of our study was to evaluate the relative impact of bivalirudin on bleeding outcomes associated with trans-radial interventions (TRI) in real world practice. METHODS AND RESULTS Data for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) between January 2010 and March 2014 at the 47 hospitals participating in the Blue Cross Blue(More)
A 54-year-old male developed ventricular fibrillation during right coronary angiography. Cough cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed for 30 sec allowing the patient to remain alert and hemodynamically stable. Cough cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a simple, often overlooked technique that can be utilized during resuscitation in the cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of conduction disease requiring permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation following aortic valve replacement (AVR) ranges from 3% to 6%. Data concerning the potential risks for PPM requirement associated with certain valve types have been conflicting and controversial. We sought to evaluate the prevalence, predictors for PPM(More)