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Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition for congestive heart failure: Achievements and potential

Ezra A. Amsterdam
1989 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
Address for reurint\: ELra A. Amsterdam. MD. 3301 X Street. Sacramento, California 95817.  ...  Certain limitations are inevitable in a study of this scope.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0735-1097(89)90562-7 pmid:2909561 fatcat:kvcoqjhllnarlolvdyjgseo3bu

Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in Men and Women: Does 1 Size Fit All? Yes!

Ezra A. Amsterdam
2011 Clinical Cardiology  
A number of other RFs are under investigation and await confirmation in rigorous prospective studies.  ...  Thus, the large body of evidence that supports the similarity of RFs for CHD in men and women provides a rational foundation for similar strategies of prevention in the 2 sexes.  ...  Amsterdam: Prevention of CHD in Men and Women: Does 1 Size Fit All? Yes! Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI:10.1002/clc.20993  2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.  ... 
doi:10.1002/clc.20993 pmid:22095656 fatcat:cqzxnc5vi5bgxh4f5itxpeqmo4

Clopidogrel in the Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Ezra A. Amsterdam
2009 Critical Pathways in Cardiology  
Atherothrombosis is the underlying pathology of the acute coronary syndromes (ACS), in which platelet activation plays a key role.  ...  As can be seen, clopidogrel is a basic component of antiplatelet therapy for both STEMI and UA/STEMI patients.  ...  A critical barrier in any patient population is evidence of increased bleeding risk.  ... 
doi:10.1097/hpc.0b013e31819a442a pmid:19491569 fatcat:gxajlivip5gchijlfgkbtmvjce

Hepatitis C and Statins: A Future Therapeutic Avenue?

Ezra A Amsterdam
2007 Preventive Cardiology  
A report by Ikeda and colleagues 1 in a recent issue of Hepatology, however, suggests an alternative concept and the potential for addition to the continually growing list of maladies that benefit from  ...  This is an innovative report, however, that introduces the possibility of a new approach to a chronic and potentially progressive disease with yet another application of the remarkable statins.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1520-037x.2007.5978.x pmid:17215635 fatcat:edu2slasdng23o77i633qqv4iy

Too Much of a Good Thing: Digitalis Toxicity

Anu Agarwal, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2015 American Journal of Medicine  
A 79-year-old man with a history of permanent atrial fibrillation was brought to the emergency department after 3 days of severe nausea and nonbloody/nonbilious emesis.  ...  PRESENTATION Never underestimate a patient's willingness to alter the prescribed therapeutic plan.  ...  Requests for reprints should be addressed to Ezra Amsterdam, MD, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 2820, Sacramento, CA, 95817.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.11.009 pmid:25433304 fatcat:vieuynshpnexhjhermhn5ip5r4

Ischemic preconditioning in coronary heart disease: a therapeutic golden fleece?**Editorials published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiologyreflect the views of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of JACCor the American College of Cardiology

Ezra A Amsterdam, Saul Schaefer
2004 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
Ezra A. Amsterdam, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Suite 2520, 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, California 95817. E-mail:  ...  It is well documented that a second bout of exercise is associated with delayed onset of angina and less ST-segment deviation than occurs with the initial exertion, a finding known as the "warm-up" phenomenon  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2004.02.017 pmid:15120804 fatcat:meo6dhbiuvgrdayo2i5jlygcum

The 2014 American College of Cardiology ACC/American Heart Association Guideline for the Management of Patients With Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

Ezra A. Amsterdam, Nanette K. Wenger
2015 Clinical Cardiology  
plaque rupture, from a myocardial infarction related to reduced myocardial oxygen supply and/or increased demand in the absence of a direct coronary artery process. 1.  ...  Anticoagulant: • UFH (Class I; LOE: B) or • Enoxaparin (Class I; LOE: A) or • Fondaparinux (Class I; LOE: B) Initiate DAPT and Anticoagulant Therapy 1. ASA (Class I; LOE: A) 2.  ... 
doi:10.1002/clc.22354 pmid:25648849 fatcat:iw643d2c4rb6zip7bomg6qepbi

Alcohol, Wine, and Cardiovascular Health

Matthew L. Lindberg, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2008 Clinical Cardiology  
Studies evaluating the health benefits of alcohol and wine have demonstrated that moderate consumption is associated with a decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality.  ...  The average spirits drinker, heavy alcohol user, or nondrinker is more likely to be a smoker and of a lower socioeconomic status.  ...  Reprinted with permission from Johansen D et al. 25 drank red or white wine), and to a lesser extent beer, have a beneficial influence on cardiovascular mortality while spirits do not.  ... 
doi:10.1002/clc.20263 pmid:18727003 fatcat:4k2twctz3fcupcz52vrye5dyaa

Editorials Improving guidelines for the management of coronary heart disease risk factors

C. Tissa Kappagoda, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2011 Archives of Medical Science  
A recent study by Choudhry et al.  ...  After 6 months of treatment, there was a 5.6% improvement in GFR and a reduction of 6.1% in serum uric acid in stage 3 subjects.  ... 
doi:10.5114/aoms.2011.26599 pmid:22328870 pmcid:PMC3264979 fatcat:im5yown3jfbifn3mz4mjsu6fyq

Defining the role of chest pain units∗∗Editorials published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiologyreflect the views of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of JACCor the American College of Cardiology

William R Lewis, Ezra A Amsterdam
2001 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
Second, to what extent is it reasonable to expose a patient to a procedure with a low, but definite risk, such as cardiac catheterization, to exclude a disease with a very low probability?  ...  However, application of a low threshold for admission has resulted in annual hospitalization of millions of patients in whom a coronary event is diagnosed in Ͻ20% (5) at a cost of more than $10 billion  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0735-1097(01)01297-9 pmid:11419886 fatcat:eisuxdbj3zbb5bwlsyoromhpw4

If at First You Don't Perceive…

Andrew T. Kwa, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2011 American Journal of Medicine  
PRESENTATION The case of a 47-year-old man with cardiac symptoms highlights the importance of repeating the electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients suspected of having a myocardial infarction.  ...  DIAGNOSIS A second ECG showed a 2-mm inferolateral ST-elevation myocardial infarction ( Figure 2 ). Cardiology was consulted.  ...  PRESENTATION The case of a 47-year-old man with cardiac symptoms highlights the importance of repeating the electrocardiogram (ECG) in patients suspected of having a myocardial infarction.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.04.020 pmid:21962311 fatcat:v4u6o7bgvbgjlmkr2lhj424v5i

The value of exercise electrocardiography in women with chest pain: comparison with exercise echocardiography

Ezra A. Amsterdam, Manish Patel, Jagdeep Mehrok
2002 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
Severe coronary disease was defined as a Duke angiographic prognostic weight score > 42 (on a scale of 0 to 95).  ...  Three or more of these factors were present in 83.1% (59/71) of the pts with a positive Ex ECG and a negative Ex Echo.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0735-1097(02)80842-7 fatcat:sz7rdyxd6jcmdjdl5fxxy5zc5e

Electrocardiogram With a Twist

Wayland Lim, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2012 Critical Pathways in Cardiology  
This report presents a 55 year old man admitted for respiratory failure who was found to have a brief run of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PVT) with normal QT interval.  ...  At that time, he had a peak troponin I of 0.22 ng/ml (reference ≤0.04 ng/ml).  ...  This was terminated by a shock from the patient's implanted cardioverter-defibrillator.  ... 
doi:10.1097/hpc.0b013e318266e687 pmid:23149366 pmcid:PMC3772175 fatcat:bituibglzvh6jlq6zx3rhtaeta

Low-carbohydrate–high-protein diets

C.Tissa Kappagoda, Dianne A. Hyson, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2004 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
It is clear that people who consume such diets have a reduced intake of calories, resulting in a predictable degree of weight loss.  ...  It has been suggested that these diets, which were introduced originally as weight-loss regimens, also have a significantly beneficial effect on a variety of cardiovascular risk factors.  ...  There is a great deal of evidence suggesting that a high-fat meal creates a state of lipemia (postprandial lipemia) (26) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2003.06.022 pmid:14998607 fatcat:5oyki2zhyvcoxfp24niicoujae

Left Bundle Branch Block and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Andrew T. Kwa, John Kao, Ezra A. Amsterdam
2009 Critical Pathways in Cardiology  
A continuación detallaremos dichos criterios, sus principales problemas y las ventajas que han demostrado. Palabras clave: Electrocardiografía.  ...  A new or presumably new left bundle branch block along with ischemic symptoms has traditionally been considered an electrocardiographic equivalent of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, which should  ...  In a meta-analysis, a general sensitivity of 20% and specificity of 96% were observed, for a Sgarbossa score higher than or equal to three 14, 15 .  ... 
doi:10.1097/hpc.0b013e3181a26ed4 pmid:19491571 fatcat:4y3lhnxwurgglf5l6rjq3f6a5q
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