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  • Discharge β-Blocker Use and Race after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 

    O'Neal, Wesley T.; Efird, Jimmy T.; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Griffin, William F.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2014-04)
    Introduction: The use of discharge β-blockers after cardiac surgery is associated with a long-term mortality benefit. β-Blockers have been suggested to be less effective in black cardiovascular patients compared with whites. ...
  • The Effect of Race and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Long-Term Survival after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Anderson, Curtis A.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Kindell, Linda C.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2013-04)
    Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a known predictor of decreased long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Differences in survival by race have not been examined. Methods: ...
  • Increased Long-Term Mortality among Black CABG Patients Receiving Preoperative Inotropic Agents 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; Griffin, William F.; Sarpong, Daniel F.; Davies, Stephen W.; Vann, Iulia; Koutlas, Nathaniel T.; Anderson, Ethan J.; Crane, Patricia B.; Landrine, Hope; Kindell, Linda C.; Iqbal, Zahra J.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2015-07)
    The aim of this study was to examine racial differences in long-term mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), stratified by preoperative use of inotropic agents. Black and white patients who required ...
  • Monoamine Oxidase is a Major Determinant of Redox Balance in Human Atrial Myocardium and is Associated With Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation 

    Anderson, Ethan J.; Efird, Jimmy T.; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Darden, Timothy M.; Thayne, Kathleen A.; Katunga, Lalage Adalaide; Kindell, Linda C.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Anderson, Curtis A.; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Koutlas, Theodore C.; Williams, J. Mark; Rodriguez, Evelio; Kypson, Alan P. (2014-02)
    BACKGROUND: Onset of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common and costly complication of heart surgery despite major improvements in surgical technique and quality of patient care. The etiology of POAF, and ...
  • Racial Differences in Survival among Hemodialysis Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Bolin, Paul; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Anderson, Curtis A.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2013-09)
    The aim of this study was to examine racial differences in long-term survival among hemodialysis patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). To our knowledge this has not been previously addressed in the literature. ...
  • Risk-Adjusted Survival after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Implications for Quality Improvement 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Kindell, Linda C.; Anderson, Curtis A.; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Kypson, Alan P. (2014-07)
    Mortality represents an important outcome measure following coronary artery bypass grafting. Shorter survival times may reflect poor surgical quality and an increased number of costly postoperative complications. Quality ...