- Utility of nuclear stress imaging for detecting coronary artery bypass graft diseaseBasel Al Aloul
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:62. 2012..The value of single photon emission computed tomography stress myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) for detecting graft disease after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) has not been studied prospectively in an unselected cohort...
- Angiotensin subtype 1 rReceptor (AT1) blockade improves vasorelaxation in heart failure by up-regulation of endothelial nitric-oxide synthase via activation of the AT2 receptorHoang Thai
Cardiology Section, 1 111C, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System Hospital, 3601 S 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
J Pharmacol Exp Ther 307:1171-8. 2003..These data suggest that AT1 receptor blockade enhances vasorelaxation in heart failure by increasing NO bioavailability, in part via an AT2 receptor-mediated up-regulation of eNOS protein...
- Pretreatment with angiotensin receptor blockade prevents left ventricular dysfunction and blunts left ventricular remodeling associated with acute myocardial infarctionHoang Thai
Cardiology Section, 1 111C, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System Hospital, 3601 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
Circulation 114:1933-9. 2006..This study was designed to determine the effects of pretreatment with an angiotensin receptor blocker on left ventricular (LV) function and remodeling during acute myocardial infarction (MI)...
- Valsartan therapy in heart failure after myocardial infarction: the role of endothelial dependent vasorelaxationHoang Thai
Cardiology Section, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 50:703-7. 2007..These effects are mediated, in part, by NO but upregulation of eNOS may not be required for improved systemic endothelial function in heart failure...
- The relationship between warfarin, aspirin, and clopidogrel continuation in the peri-procedural period and the incidence of hematoma formation after device implantationSergio Thal
From the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:385-8. 2010..The present review sought to evaluate the relationship between continuation of these medications in the peri-procedural period and the incidence of hematoma formation after implantation...
- Prophylactic intragraft injection of nicardipine prior to saphenous vein graft percutaneous intervention for the prevention of no-reflow: a review and comparison to protection devicesMohammad Reza Habibzadeh
The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, AZ, USA
J Invasive Cardiol 23:202-6. 2011..The goal of this manuscript is to review the effects of prophylactic intragraft nicardipine injection for prevention of no-reflow during saphenous vein graft intervention...
- Radial artery grafts vs saphenous vein grafts in coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized trialSteven Goldman
Cardiology Section 1 111C, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S Sixth Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
JAMA 305:167-74. 2011..The efficacy of the radial artery graft is less clear...
- Unusual combination of holt-oram syndrome and persistent left superior vena cavaSergio Thal
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
Congenit Heart Dis 7:E46-9. 2012..We present a case of this unusual combination in a patient undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implant...
- Percutaneous coronary intervention of or through saphenous vein grafts or internal mammary arteries: the impact of stents, adjunctive pharmacology, and multicomponent distal protectionDouglass A Morrison
Section of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, SAVAHCS, and the University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, 85723, USA
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:571-9. 2006..5 years), with 91% survival and one late CABG in the IMA group. SVG PCI with stents and adjunctive pharmacotherapies is associated with relatively low rates of procedural MI and favorable long-term outcomes...
- Viable fibroblast matrix patch induces angiogenesis and increases myocardial blood flow in heart failure after myocardial infarctionJordan Lancaster
Department of Cardiology, Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, Tucson, Arizona 85723, USA
Tissue Eng Part A 16:3065-73. 2010..This study examines a viable biodegradable three-dimensional fibroblast construct (3DFC) in a model of chronic heart failure. The viable fibroblasts, cultured on a vicryl mesh, secrete growth factors that stimulate angiogenesis...
- DITPA (3,5-Diiodothyropropionic Acid), a thyroid hormone analog to treat heart failure: phase II trial veterans affairs cooperative studySteven Goldman
Cardiology Section 1 111C, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
Circulation 119:3093-100. 2009..In animal studies and a pilot trial in patients with congestive heart failure, the thyroid hormone analog 3,5 diiodothyropropionic acid (DITPA) had beneficial hemodynamic effects...
- Grafting an acellular 3-dimensional collagen scaffold onto a non-transmural infarcted myocardium induces neo-angiogenesis and reduces cardiac remodelingMohamed A Gaballa
Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
J Heart Lung Transplant 25:946-54. 2006..This study was designed to determine whether tissue engineering could be used to reduce ventricular remodeling in a rat model of non-transmural, non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction...
- The generalizability of participants in Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program 474, a multi-site randomized cardiac bypass surgery trialTodd H Wagner
VA Palo Alto Health Economics Resource Center and Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, 795 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States
Contemp Clin Trials 32:260-6. 2011..In this paper, we describe the study and compare participants' baseline characteristics to non-participants who received CABG surgery in the VA...
- Successful coronary angiography with adequate image acquisition using a combination of gadolinium and a power injector in a patient with severe iodine contrast allergyElizabeth Juneman
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and Division of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Exp Clin Cardiol 17:17-9. 2012..This complication has been reported previously with intracoronary gadolinium injection. The report is followed by a brief literature review...
- Coronary sinus diverticulum complicating CRT device implantationSergio Thal
Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85723, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1184-5. 2008..Coronary sinus diverticulum was an incidental finding while attempting to subselectively cannulate the coronary sinus for left ventricle lead implant. The case was able to be completed without complications...
- Impact of stents and abciximab on survival from cardiogenic shock treated with percutaneous coronary interventionRaymond Huang
Cardiovascular Disease Sections, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, 3601 S Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:25-33. 2005..007). Stents and abciximab have been associated with improved acute angiographic and procedural success of PCI for cardiogenic shock, leading to improved survival...
- Coronary artery bifurcation lesions: a review and update on classification and interventional techniquesMohammad Reza Movahed
Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA
Cardiovasc Revasc Med 9:263-8. 2008..The goal of this article is to update and review current schemes of coronary artery bifurcation lesion classifications and interventional techniques...
- Subclavian balloon venoplasty to facilitate lead implant in patient with subclavian venous obstructionTalal Moukabary
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and SARVER Heart Center at University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
J Invasive Cardiol 23:E83-5. 2011..This report presents an alternative approach that uses percutaneous subclavian balloon venoplasty successfully to regain venous access. We believe that this technique is safe and effective...
- Shocks from pacemaker cardioverter defibrillators increase with amiodarone in patients at high risk for sudden cardiac deathAbhijit A Shinde
Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA
Cardiology 100:143-8. 2003..05) in PCD shocks. In conclusion, patients treated with amiodarone had more PCD shocks than those not treated. These findings are unexpected and merit a prospective study...