Tanmay V Swadia

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the benefit of beta-blockers (BB) in heart failure (HF) with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction (EF). METHODS AND RESULTS This was a retrospective study of insured patients who were hospitalized for HF from January 2000 to June 2008. Pharmacy claims were used to estimate BB exposure over 6-month(More)
BACKGROUND β-Blockers (BB) are a mainstay of heart failure (HF) treatment, yet there are inconclusive data regarding their efficacy in African American individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a retrospective study of insured patients who received care from a large health system who were hospitalized for HF between January 2000 and June 2008 and had(More)
BACKGROUND Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (GLP-1 agents) may be protective in heart failure (HF). We set out to determine whether GLP-1 agent use is associated with HF risk in diabetics. METHODS AND RESULTS In this retrospective cohort study of members of a large health system, we identified >19,000(More)
Background—Beta blockers (BB) are a mainstay of heart failure (HF) treatment, yet there is inconclusive data regarding their efficacy in African American individuals. Methods and Results—We performed a retrospective study of insured patients who received care from a large health system who were hospitalized for HF between January, 2000 and June, 2008, and(More)
PURPOSE Conflicting evidence remains regarding the value of fragmented QRS (fQRS) on surface electrocardiogram (EKG). We present the 5-year outcome of patients with fQRS on EKG and its correlation to SPECT and coronary angiography (CA). METHODS We retrospectively studied EKG's in 248 consecutive patients undergoing SPECT and CA with known or suspected(More)
A 71-year-old female with lung adenocarcinoma underwent surveillance PET/CT, which revealed new central necrotic cavitation of a preexisting left lower lobe mass, with communication between this air-filled cavity and the left mainstem bronchus, as well as pericardial effusion with large pneumopericardium, consistent with malignant bronchopericardial fistula(More)
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