Posts Tagged ‘Sathananthan’

Relationships between anticoagulation regimen, risk score and adverse outcomes in dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest cardiac arrhythmia including in end-stage renal failure patients, and there is increasing evidence that anticoagulation leads to more harm than benefit in these patients on dialysis. We reviewed the characteristics, management and outcomes of end-stage renal failure patients in dialysis with AF with a focus on warfarin anticoagulation and risk scores.

T. Wang, J. Sathananthan, C. Hood, G. Gamble, M. Marshall, A. Kerr
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Percutaneous coronary intervention rates and outcomes of coronary angiography in patients with prior CABG – an ANZACS-QI single centre study

Coronary angiography in patients with previous coronary artery bypass grafts(CABG) is technically more difficult, increases lab time, radiation exposure and has been linked to higher in-hospital complications and mortality. We sought to study this by comparing those who underwent coronary angiography with previous CABG versus those without.

G. Sathananthan, C. Flynn, D. Scott, P. Kay, W. Harrison, A. Kerr
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

The left ventricular response todobutamine in patients after Apical Ballooning Syndrome compared to male and female controls

The aetiology of apical ballooning syndrome (ABS) is poorly understood. It has been postulated that gender differences in left ventricular(LV) size, response to adrenergic stimulation and the consequent ventricular obstruction with high apical wall stress may be important in the aetiology. We sought to determine whether patients with prior ABS are more likely to develop LV obstruction in response to adrenergic stimulation compared to age-matched male and female controls.

G. Sathananthan, J. Looi, A. Kerr
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Evaluation of cardiac axis changes related to obesity and aging by surface electrocardiogram and cardiac computed tomography

Cardiac axis in a structurally normal heart is influenced by a number of factors. We sought to determine the anatomical and electrical cardiac axis in middle-aged individuals without structural heart disease. We then compared this with age matched obese individuals and older individuals without structural heart disease.

G. Sathananthan, W. Chik, S. Zahid, G. Aggarwal, D. Friedman, A. Thiagalingam
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

How many dialysis patients receive transplantation after achieving eligibility by undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting?

In some centres dialysis patients undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to achieve eligibility for potential future renal transplantation (RTX). We wished to determine mortality and rate of renal transplantation following CABG in this patient population.

J. Sathananthan, H. Pilmore, J. De Zoysa, P. Ruygrok
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

The impact of body mass index on mortality and cardiovascular events following acute coronary syndrome: Is there an obesity paradox?

An obesity paradox has been described following acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with a counter intuitive finding of better outcomes in obese patients compared to those of normal weight. We sought to assess this phenomenon in our own institution.

J. Sathananthan, M. Lee, A. Kerr
Middlemore Hospital, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland

Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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