Usama A Daimee

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute renal failure (ARF) in setting of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is associated with worse outcome. We sought to determine the prevalence of ARF and effect on outcomes of patients with AIS. METHODS Data from all patients admitted to US hospitals between 2002 and 2010 with a primary discharge diagnosis of ischemic stroke and(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to determine the impact of renal function on long-term outcomes with cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator among patients with mild heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS We stratified 1820 Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy patients by QRS morphology into those with(More)
BACKGROUND Weight loss has been associated with adverse outcomes among heart failure (HF) patients, including those receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D). The effect of significant weight change on inappropriate implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy among CRT-D patients is not well understood. METHODS We(More)
Primary hypertension among children and adolescents is increasing in prevalence and has been associated with the sequela of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), defined by increased left ventricular mass index (LVMI). The association between high blood pressure (BP) and LVMI in an otherwise healthy pediatric population is not well understood. We evaluated(More)
There is increased recognition of acute renal failure (ARF) in hospitalized patients with guidelines such as the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes consensus guidelines specifically addressing the issue of ARF. ARF is defined by an increase in the serum creatinine level of ≥0.3 mg/dL within 48 hours; a rise in serum creatinine level by 1.5× the(More)
Limited data assessing the clinical significance of post-left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in renal function are available. We aimed to investigate the impact of changes in renal function after LVAD implantation on subsequent long-term outcomes. We followed 184 patients with HeartMate II LVADs implanted between May 2008 and November 2014. Serial(More)
Cholesterol ester storage disease is an exceptionally rare dyslipidemia with less than 150 cases reported in the medical literature. The diagnosis of Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease is often missed by virtue of the fact that the symptoms mimic both inborn metabolic defects and hepatic steatosis. Patients with Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease usually(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) in reducing ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VTA) risk among mild heart failure (HF) patients is not well understood. METHODS We evaluated the impact of baseline renal function on VTAs in 1274 left bundle branch block (LBBB)(More)