Subhash Banerjee

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Perioperative coronary stent thrombosis is a catastrophic complication that can occur in patients receiving both bare-metal and drug-eluting stents. Noncardiac surgery appears to increase the risk that recently-placed stents thrombose, especially when surgery is performed early after stenting, and particularly if dual antiplatelet therapy is discontinued.(More)
BACKGROUND In animal models, circulating endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) have been shown to participate in repair of damaged or degenerating vascular surfaces. In humans, reduced EPC counts correlate with cardiovascular risk and disease outcome; yet it has been difficult to establish that EPC are in fact mobilized in response to vascular injury as a(More)
OBJECTIVE There is currently no reliable tool for providing a global measurement of the severity of dyspepsia in patients with a variety of upper gastrointestinal disorders. We have designed a questionnaire which records frequency of symptoms, effect on routine activities, time off work, frequency of medical consultations, clinical investigations and use of(More)
AIMS Most lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) studies included mainly white men. We sought to determine whether Lp-PLA2 levels differ according to race and sex. METHODS Lp-PLA2 mass and activity were measured in 3332 subjects age 30-65 participating in the Dallas Heart Study, a multiethnic, population-based, probability sample. Lp-PLA2(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have described the frequency and risk of surgery after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. METHODS The medical records of 827 consecutive patients who received a DES at our institution between January 1, 2005 and July 1, 2008 were retrospectively reviewed to determine the outcomes of patients who subsequently underwent noncardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE Intravascular ultrasound with virtual histology analysis (IVUS-VH) is a novel technology which allows for the identification of discrete atherosclerotic plaque components using radiofrequency backscatter data. Whether the composition of these plaques can be monitored accurately in a longitudinal fashion remains unclear. We sought to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Device loss and entrapment are infrequent but potentially grave complications of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). There are limited contemporary data on the frequency, treatment, and consequences of these complications. METHODS We reviewed 2338 consecutive PCI cases performed between 1/2005 and 5/2010 at our institution to identify(More)
OBJECTIVE We present a systematic review and meta-analysis of the frequency, consequences, and treatment of stent loss during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND Stent loss during PCI has received limited study. METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of 18 case series and 45 case reports published between 1991 and 2012 on stent loss(More)
We examined the records of 38 patients who underwent 41 major and 18 minor noncardiac surgeries after successful drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation (57% sirolimus-eluting stents and 43% paclitaxel-eluting stents) at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center from April 2003 to January 2006. The mean patient age was 62 +/- 9 years, and all patients were(More)
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is a rapidly evolving area of interventional cardiology. We sought to examine the immediate procedural and in-hospital clinical outcomes of native coronary artery CTO PCI from a multicenter United States (US) registry. We retrospectively examined the procedural outcomes of 1,361(More)