William L Hiser

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Because therapeutic gene products such as synthetic antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) bind to albumin-coated microbubbles, we sought to determine whether IV perfluorocarbon-exposed sonicated dextrose albumin (PESDA) microbubbles could target their delivery to the carotid artery following balloon injury. In 5 pigs, the concentration of ODN taken up(More)
A membranous structure causing functional stenosis at the mouth of the left atrial appendage (LAA) has been reported. In this study we describe the presence of nonobstructive membranes traversing the cavity of the LAA found incidentally on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).
Stimulation of sensory nerves in the airway mucosa causes local release of the neuropeptides substance P and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). In this study we used a modification of the reference-sample microsphere technique to measure changes in regional blood flow and cardiac output distribution produced in the rat by substance P, CGRP, and(More)
This article compares intergroup and intragroup clinical and morphologic findings in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC), idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), and dilated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC) undergoing cardiac transplantation (CT). Few previous publications have described findings in native hearts explanted at the time of CT. The(More)
BACKGROUND Low-risk chest pain is a common cause of hospital admission; however, to our knowledge, there are no guidelines regarding the appropriate use of stress testing in such cases. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients 21 years and older who were admitted to our tertiary care center with chest pain in 2007 and 2008. Using(More)
BACKGROUND Scaling left atrial (LA) size remains a challenge. An allometric model using body weight (BW) as scaling variable was recently proposed. We sought to examine the performance of this model in an obese population. METHODS A total of 266 consecutive overweight (110) and obese subjects (class I, II, and III obese 81, 47, and 28, respectively) were(More)
The safety of dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been demonstrated in multiple studies with a major complication rate of <1%. Specifically, ventricular tachycardia during DSE has a reported incidence of 0.3%, and has been bound to be of no prognostic significance in patients without obstructive coronary artery disease. We report a unique case of(More)
A cardio-embolic stroke as a sequela of remote blunt chest trauma is a rare clinical presentation. Blunt chest trauma can cause various acute cardiac complications like arrhythmias, cardiac contusion etc. However, delayed consequences such as left ventricular thrombus resulting in thromboembolic phenomena are reported infrequently. A 30-year-old healthy man(More)
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