Sonia U. Shah

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Staphylococcus warneri, a coagulase negative staphylococcus, has been isolated in prosthetic device-related infections and has been reported as a rare cause of endocarditis. We report a case of prosthetic aortic valve S. warneri endocarditis, in which the patient lacked typical infectious signs and symptoms, instead presenting with congestive heart failure(More)
BACKGROUND Congestive heart failure (CHF) results in decreased cardiac sympathetic innervation. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that therapy with the vasopeptidase inhibitor omapatrilat (OMA) attenuates cardiac neuronal remodeling in CHF. METHODS We induced CHF in dogs with rapid ventricular pacing for 5 weeks with(More)
It is well known that myocardial ischemia leads to Regional Wall Motion Abnormalities (RWMAs) and reversible depression of Left Ventricular (LV) systolic function. Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is an established tool for early diagnosis of new RWMAs. However, evaluation of RWMAs by echocardiography is largely qualitative and relies on visual(More)
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