- Risk Factors in first presentation acute coronary syndromes (ACS): how do we move from population to individualized risk prediction?
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109, USA
Angiology 60:663-7. 2009
..Current population-based screening efforts must be improved to allow more effective prevention strategies and more individualized risk prediction...
- Can an elderly woman's heart be too strong? Increased mortality with high versus normal ejection fraction after an acute coronary syndrome. The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events
Fadi A Saab
Department of Internal Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
Am Heart J 160:849-54. 2010
- Impact of duty hours restrictions on quality of care and clinical outcomes
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Am J Med 120:968-74. 2007
..The objective of this study was to assess the impact of the duty-hours restrictions on quality of care and outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome...
- A prior myocardial infarction: how does it affect management and outcomes in recurrent acute coronary syndromes?
Apurva A Motivala
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0477, USA
Clin Cardiol 31:590-6. 2008
..The differences in presentation, management, and subsequent clinical outcomes in patients with and without a prior myocardial infarction (MI) and presenting with another episode of ACS remain unexplored...
- Ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm, a ticking bomb after cardiac surgery
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
Cardiovasc Revasc Med 12:177-80. 2011
..Surgical intervention was successful and she was discharged home without significant issues...
- The effect of inpatient stress testing on subsequent emergency department visits, readmissions, and costs
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
J Hosp Med 8:564-8. 2013
..Patients with low-risk chest pain are frequently readmitted for evaluation of recurrent chest pain. It is unknown whether stress testing during the first admission for chest pain is a cost-effective means of reducing readmissions...
- Utility and feasibility of ultrasound-guided access in patients with critical limb ischemia
J A Mustapha
Department of Internal Medicine, Metro Heart and Vascular, Michigan State University, School of Medicine, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan, USA
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:1204-11. 2013
..Vascular, and especially tibial, access is arguably a very important part of the procedure. Utilization of ultrasound (US) guidance to access the peripheral vessels will maximize success and decrease the risk of complications...
- Bleeding risk and safety profile related to the use of eptifibatide: a current review
Tufts University School of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Springfield, MA 01199, USA
Expert Opin Drug Saf 11:315-24. 2012
..Eptifibatide is a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor that blocks the final common pathway of platelet aggregation. Its major adverse effect is bleeding. Balancing its safety and efficacy is paramount for its appropriate usage...
- Takayasu arteritis in a young woman: a 4-year case history
Division of Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts 01199, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 36:470-4. 2009
..We discuss the challenges of managing Takayasu arteritis in our patient and describe different treatments for this rare vasculitic disorder...