Stephen M Hamshere

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BACKGROUND AAR measurement is useful when assessing the efficacy of reperfusion therapy and novel cardioprotective agents after myocardial infarction. Multi-slice (Typically 10-12) T2-STIR has been used widely for its measurement, typically with a short axis stack (SAX) covering the entire left ventricle, which can result in long acquisition times and(More)
AIMS The REGENERATE-DCM trial is the first phase II randomized, placebo-controlled trial aiming to assess if granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) administration with or without adjunctive intracoronary (IC) delivery of autologous bone marrow-derived cells (BMCs) improves global left ventricular (LV) function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy(More)
AIMS Clinical trials suggest that intracoronary delivery of autologous bone marrow-derived cells (BMCs) 1-7 days post-acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may improve left ventricular (LV) function. Earlier time points have not been evaluated. We sought to determine the effect of intracoronary autologous BMC on LV function when delivered within 24 h of(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide despite the latest therapeutic advances designed to decrease myocardial injury. Preclinical and emerging clinical evidence show that the intracoronary injection of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMCs) following AMI leads to improvement in(More)
Device-based therapies increase therapeutic options for the treatment of hypertension for patients who fail polypharmacy because of adverse reactions or choice. Here we report the physiology related to a device, which uniquely addresses the structural pathogenesis of hypertension. Creation of a fixed-size central arteriovenous anastomosis mechanically(More)
Coronary angiography has been the gold standard technique for evaluating coronary arterial disease for the past 50 years. Increasingly, however, realisation of the limitations of coronary angiography, mainly the inability to supply information regarding the coronary wall, has prompted the design and development of adjunctive technologies to better evaluate(More)
Background: The local injection of novel cardioprotective study drugs prior to percutaneous coronary intervention could cause embolisation of thrombus, resulting in increased reperfusion injury and subsequent infarct size. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of the delivery of an intracoronary therapy delivered during primary percutaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate utility of Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of left ventricular (LV) mid-cavity obstructive (LVMCO) hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). BACKGROUND LVMCO is a relatively under-diagnosed complication of HCM and may occur alone or in combination with LV outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). Identifying and quantifying LVMCO and(More)
INTRODUCTION The mainstay treatment for reducing the symptoms of angina and long-term risk of heart attacks in patients with heart disease is stent implantation in the diseased coronary artery. While this procedure has revolutionised treatment, the incidence of secondary events remains a concern. These repeat events are thought to be due, in part, to(More)
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