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Copyright © 2002 American Heart Association. All rights reserved. Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online Circulation is published by the American Heart Association. 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 72514 2002;105;1257-1267 Circulation Sidney C. Smith, Jr Gabriel Gregoratos, Alice K. Jacobs, Loren F. Hiratzka, Richard O. Russell and J. Gibbons, Elliott M. Antman,(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exist on recent demographic and microbiological changes in infective endocarditis (IE) and the impact of these changes on patient survival. METHODS Data were collected from all patients with definite or possible IE at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, from 1993 to 1999. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have compared outcomes for coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but most were done before the availability of stenting, which has revolutionized the latter approach. METHODS We used New York's cardiac registries to identify 37,212 patients with multivessel disease who underwent(More)
CONTEXT Risk factors for perioperative mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have been extensively studied. However, which factors are associated with early readmissions following CABG surgery are less clear. OBJECTIVE To identify significant predictors of readmission within 30 days following CABG surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)