Varuna Gadiyaram

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AIMS After extraction of an infected cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) in a pacemaker-dependent patient, a temporary pacemaker wire may be required for long periods during antibiotic treatment. Loss of capture and under sensing are commonly observed over time with temporary pacemaker wires, and patient mobility is restricted. The use of an(More)
BACKGROUND  Recent studies have suggested better outcomes from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in women. Gender differences in coronary sinus (CS) anatomy and left ventricular (LV) lead parameters in patients undergoing CRT, however, have not been well studied. METHODS AND RESULTS  Two hundred and twenty-three consecutive patients, undergoing CRT(More)
e11611 Background: Fluorine-18-FDG positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) role in the follow up care of non-metastatic breast cancer is not defined. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 177 patients with stage I-III breast cancer between November 2004 and June 2006. IRB approval was obtained for this study. Patients were divided into two groups. Group A(More)
e20520 Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia, due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors, is considered to be a risk factor for vascular disease. Two common variations of the MTHFR gene (C677T and A1298C) result in amino acid substitutions and enhanced thermolability of the enzyme. Individuals with MTHFR gene mutations appear to have raised plasma(More)
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