Nihar Desai, MD, MPH

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May 23rd, 2013

When Are Dual-Chamber ICDs Necessary for Primary Prevention?

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Pamela Peterson and Frederick Masoudi discuss findings from their research group’s registry study comparing outcomes with dual- versus single-chamber ICDs among primary-prevention patients who have no pacing indication.


June 18th, 2010

Is Optimal Medical Therapy Really Optimal?

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A 61-year-old man with a past medical history significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia (LDL-C, 145 mg/dL; HDL-C, 38 mg/dL), and type 2 diabetes (HbA1c, 8.2) presents to his primary care physician after several months of exertional chest tightness that is associated with dyspnea and relieved by rest. His current medications include lisinopril at 20 mg/day, metoprolol succinate […]