Vishal Kapur

Learn More
Chronic heart failure (HF) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are 2 highly prevalent disorders that frequently occur concomitantly. Coronary artery disease, HF, and ED share several common risk factors, including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, smoking, and dyslipidemia. Additionally, the distinct physiologic sequelae of HF create unique organic and psychologic(More)
During the past 10 years, immunologists, epidemiologists and parasitologists have made many new exciting discoveries in the field of helminth-mediated immune regulation. In addition, many animal experiments have shown that certain helminths or products derived from helminths can protect mice from developing allergic or autoimmune disease. Some clinical(More)
A remote-controlled, robotic system was developed to address procedural challenges and occupational hazards associated with traditional percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The PRECISE (Percutaneous Robotically Enhanced Coronary Intervention) Study demonstrated the safety and feasibility of the robotic system. We report four cases of complex coronary(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact on restenosis rates of deep injury to the adventitial layer during directional atherectomy. METHODS Between 2007 and 2010, 116 consecutive patients (mean age 69.6 years; 56 men) with symptomatic femoropopliteal stenoses were treated with directional atherectomy at a single center. All patients had claudication and TASC(More)
There is increased awareness regarding the close association between cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction, especially because both conditions share common risk factors such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, smoking, hyperlipidemia, and a sedentary lifestyle. Recent studies suggest that erectile dysfunction could be considered a potential marker(More)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sensitive indicator of wider arterial insufficiency and an early correlate for the presence of ischemic heart disease. Among patients with coronary artery disease, prevalence reports of ED range from 42% to 75%. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved 3 phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors for treatment of male(More)
Aneurysm of the aorta is largely a disease of the elderly. The incidence/prevalence of the disease has steadily increased in recent times, mainly because of the increase in awareness among patients/physicians and better imaging modalities. Early diagnosis and treatment of this disease holds the key to success and plays a part in prevention of catastrophic(More)