Warren Frederick Walsh

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OBJECTIVE To compare rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and bypass surgery after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients. DESIGN Cohort study of public-sector patients who were followed up for 1 year using administrative hospital data. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING We followed up 14 683 public-sector(More)
As deficiencies in n-3 PUFAs have been linked separately to depression and to cardiovascular disease, they could act as a higher order variable contributing to the established link between depression and cardiovascular disease. We therefore examine the relationship between depression and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), including total n-3(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting findings have emerged from studies examining the impact of depression on death and readmission following a coronary event, possibly reflecting differences in the measurement of "depression" and the onset of depression in relation to the coronary event. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between the timing of the(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains an important cause of heart disease. In Australia it particularly affects older non-Indigenous Australians and Aboriginal Australians and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Factors associated with the choice of treatment for advanced RHD remain variable and poorly understood. METHODS The(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remains an important cause of heart disease. In Australia it particularly affects younger Indigenous and older non-Indigenous Australians. Despite its impact there is limited understanding of the factors influencing outcome following surgery for RHD. METHODS The Australian and New Zealand Society of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe a regional study seeking to replicate the suggested strong links whereby lifetime and post-coronary infarction depression are associated with a significant increase in mortality and cardiac morbidity, and consider the comparative influence of both depression and anxiety. METHOD We detail relevant international studies and describe(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between paracetamol administration and skin blood flow (skBF) and blood pressure (BP) in critically ill patients treated for fever. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING Intensive care units of university teaching hospital. PATIENTS 29 adults (17 males and 12 females), aged 58±15 years treated with(More)
The authors report on the psychometric characteristics and clinical efficacy of two versions of a recently developed screening measure of depression (the DMI-18 and DMI-10) in the cardiac population. Patients with acute coronary syndrome or heart failure (N = 322) completed the DMI measures, psychosocial questionnaires, and a semistructured clinical(More)
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