1. Acute coronary syndromes in octogenarians referred for invasive evaluation: treatment profile and outcomes.

    Clinical Research in Cardiology 104(1):51 (2015) PMID 25142902

    With increasing life expectancy in the western world, the aging population will compose a significant portion of the demographic. Notably, cardiovascular disease is particularly prevalent in the elderly population. The aim of the present study is to investigate the outcomes of octogenarians refe...
  2. Vascular lesions induced by renal nerve ablation as assessed by optical coherence tomography: pre- and post-procedural comparison with the Simplicity catheter system and the EnligHTN multi-electrode renal denervation catheter.

    European Heart Journal 34(28):2141 (2013) PMID 23620498 PMCID PMC3717310

    Catheter-based renal nerve ablation (RNA) using radiofrequency energy is a novel treatment for drug-resistant essential hypertension. However, the local endothelial and vascular injury induced by RNA has not been characterized, although this importantly determines the long-term safety of the pro...
  3. Electrocardiographic artifacts due to electrode misplacement and their frequency in different clinical settings.

    The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 25(2):174 (2007) PMID 17276807

    Misplacement of electrodes can change the morphology of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in clinical important ways. To assess the frequency of these errors in different clinical settings, we collected ECGs routinely performed at the cardiology outpatient clinic and the intensive care unit. Lead mispl...
  4. Time trends in the epidemiology of renal transplant patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus over the last four decades.

    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 21(3):770 (2006) PMID 16401627

    Diabetes mellitus (DM) type 1 is an important contributor to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among younger transplant recipients. However, little is known about the changes in epidemiological characteristics of this population. Especially, time to reach ESRD may have changed in type 1 diabetic pa...
  5. Simvastatin improves endothelial function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 45(3):461 (2005) PMID 15680730

  6. Heart failure after myocardial infarction: clinical presentation and survival.

    European Journal of Heart Failure 7(1):119 (2005) PMID 15642543

    To characterize the presentation and outcome of patients with heart failure (HF) after myocardial infarction (MI) according to left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and test the hypothesis that the outcome of HF did not change over time. Little is known about the presentation and outcome of ...
  7. Measurement of ejection fraction after myocardial infarction in the population.

    Chest 125(2):397 (2004) PMID 14769715

    To assess the secular trends in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) assessment after myocardial infarction (MI) and to identify the determinants of testing. A population-based MI incidence cohort. The use of tests measuring LVEF (echocardiography, radionuclide, and left ventricular [LV] an...
  8. 888-6 Differential effects of selective COX-2 inhibitors on endothelial function in salt-induced hypertension

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 43(5):A531 (2004)

  9. Differential effects of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors on endothelial function in salt-induced hypertension.

    Circulation 108(19):2308 (2003) PMID 14597594

    In view of the ongoing controversy about potential differences in cardiovascular safety of selective cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors (coxibs), we compared the effects of 2 different coxibs and a traditional NSAID on endothelial dysfunction, a well-established surrogate of cardiovascular diseas...
  10. Incidence of heart failure after myocardial infarction: is it changing over time?

    American Journal of Epidemiology 157(12):1101 (2003) PMID 12796046

    Improved survival after myocardial infarction (MI) could result in MI survivors' contributing to the US heart failure epidemic. Conversely, since the severity of MI is declining over time, a decline in post-MI heart failure might also be anticipated. This study tested the hypothesis that the inc...
  11. Heart failure after myocardial infarction: prevalence of preserved left ventricular systolic function in the community.

    American Heart Journal 145(4):742 (2003) PMID 12679774

    Studies have reported that a large proportion of the cases of congestive heart failure (CHF) with mixed etiologies have preserved left ventricular systolic function. Whether this is the case in subjects with CHF after myocardial infarction (MI) is not known. This study was undertaken to examine ...
  12. Heart failure after myocardial infarction: a review.

    The American Journal of Medicine 113(4):324 (2002) PMID 12361819

    The effects of survival after myocardial infarction on the prevalence of chronic heart failure have not been well characterized. We reviewed studies of the incidence, mortality, and predictors of heart failure after myocardial infarction, and suggest directions for further research. We conducted...
  13. Longitudinal trends in the severity of acute myocardial infarction: a population study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

    American Journal of Epidemiology 156(3):246 (2002) PMID 12142259

    The mechanisms of the decline in coronary heart disease mortality are not fully elucidated. In particular, little is known about the trends in severity of myocardial infarction, which may have contributed to the mortality decline. This study examines indicators of myocardial infarction severity ...
  14. Heart failure after myocardial infarction: a review

    The American Journal of Medicine 113(4):324 (2002)

    Purpose The effects of survival after myocardial infarction on the prevalence of chronic heart failure have not been well characterized. We reviewed studies of the incidence, mortality, and predictors of heart failure after myocardial infarction, and suggest directions for further rese...