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Select scientific publications from Premier Cardiovascular Care


Obstructive sleep apnea and dyslipidemia: evidence and underlying mechanism.Adedayo AM1, Olafiranye O, Smith D, Hill A, Zizi F, Brown C, Jean-Louis G. Sleep Breath. 2014 Mar;18(1):13-8. doi: 10.1007/s11325-012-0760-9. Epub 2012 Aug 18.

​Letter by Smith et al regarding article, "Does black ethnicity influence the development of stent thrombosis in the drug-eluting stent era?".Smith AJ, Batchelor WB, Smith DN.Circulation. 2011 Jun 7;123(22):e622; author reply 623. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.007963. No abstract available.


Thromboprophylaxis with fondaparinux in high-risk postoperative patients with renal insufficiency.Hester, W.,Fry, C.,Gonzalez, D.,Cohen-Wolkowiez, M.,Inman, B. A.,Ortel, T. L.; Thromb. Res.. 2014 Feb 11.


Smith, D., Sadeghi, M.M., Bender, J.R.:  Imaging Targets in Atherosclerosis. In: Textbook of Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging. Informa Healthcare Publishing.  Ed. Sinusas A, Gropler R, Glover D, Taegtmeyer H.  Ch. 18, p. 189-202, 2007


Aortic Dissection. In,. Field Guide to Internal Medicine. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. New York. ​David N. Smith: David S. Smith et al. (LWW 2004)




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