Suresh P Jain

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The antiplatelet drug clopidogrel has largely replaced ticlopidine, due to an association between ticlopidine and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP-HUS). Clopidogrel at first was thought to be void of this potentially fatal adverse effect, but recent case reports have called that assumption into question. Even with proper(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the utility of ultrasound (US) guidance for transradial arterial access. BACKGROUND US guidance has been demonstrated to facilitate vascular access, but has not been tested in a multicenter randomized fashion for transradial cardiac catheterization. METHODS We conducted a prospective multicenter randomized(More)
We describe spontaneous coronary arterial dissection (SCAD) in 2 diabetic women, aged 55 and 61 years, with known coronary arterial disease and prior myocardial infarcts. In each, the SCAD caused a fresh myocardial infarct, and balloon angioplasty with stenting successfully restored the true lumen of the dissected artery. Delineating the respective roles of(More)
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