W R Lewis
Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University
- Improvement in use of anticoagulation therapy in patients with ischemic stroke: results from Get With The Guidelines-StrokeWilliam R Lewis
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
Am Heart J 162:692-699.e2. 2011..We determined the patient and hospital level characteristics associated with an increased use of anticoagulation, including participation in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Program...
- Trends in the use of evidence-based treatments for coronary artery disease among women and the elderly: findings from the get with the guidelines quality-improvement programWilliam R Lewis
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 1998, USA
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:633-41. 2009..We hypothesized that participation in a quality-improvement program could improve care for all patients and thus narrow treatment gaps over time...
- Differential use of warfarin for secondary stroke prevention in patients with various types of atrial fibrillationWilliam R Lewis
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Am J Cardiol 103:227-31. 2009..GWTG-S was associated with improved adherence for patients with ECG-documented AF, but patients with a history of AF alone were largely untreated...
- An organized approach to improvement in guideline adherence for acute myocardial infarction: results with the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement programWilliam R Lewis
Heart and Vascular Center, MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, H 322, 2500 MetroHealth Dr, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
Arch Intern Med 168:1813-9. 2008..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether participation in GWTG is associated with greater adherence to guidelines for coronary artery disease (CAD)...
- Sinus rhythm and ventricular tachycardia coexisting simultaneously in the same heartWilliam R Lewis
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109 1998, USA
Heart Rhythm 4:986. 2007
- Withdrawing implantable defibrillator shock therapy in terminally ill patientsWilliam R Lewis
Heart and Vascular Center, MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
Am J Med 119:892-6. 2006..It is appropriate to withdraw defibrillator shock therapy when such patients desire only comfort care...
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) at end of life #112M D Harrington
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
J Palliat Med 8:1056-7. 2005
- Cardiac pacemakers at end of life #111M D Harrington
MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
J Palliat Med 8:1055-6. 2005
- Rational patient selection for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillationRoopinder K Sandhu
MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Curr Cardiol Rep 11:327-34. 2009..In patients with structural heart disease, multiple ablative procedures may be required to achieve cure. Ongoing clinical research will provide further insight into future criteria for patient selection...
- Termination of electrocution-induced ventricular fibrillation by an implantable cardioverter defibrillatorMahazarin Ginwalla
Department of Cardiology, MetroHealth Campus, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:510-2. 2010..This case is the first documented example of an ICD-aborted fatal electrocution from ventricular fibrillation caused by an unnatural electrical source. (PACE 2010; 510-512)...
- Exercise testing in chest pain units: rationale, implementation, and resultsEzra A Amsterdam
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California School of Medicine Davis and Medical Center, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Cardiol Clin 23:503-16, vii. 2005..The optimal strategy for evaluating low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain will continue to evolve based on current research and the development of new methods...
- Utility of stress echocardiography in identifying significant coronary artery disease in patients with left bundle-branch blockWilliam R Lewis
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California 95817, USA
Crit Pathw Cardiol 6:127-30. 2007..The aim of the study was to determine the utility of stress echocardiography for identification of significant coronary artery disease (CAD) in higher-risk patients with an underlying left bundle-branch block (LBBB)...
- Use of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients hospitalized with heart failureJonathan P Piccini
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
Circulation 118:926-33. 2008....
- Echocardiography in the evaluation of patients in chest pain unitsWilliam R Lewis
Cardiol Clin 23:531-9, vii. 2005..However, the usefulness of echocardiography in the low-risk population that has chest pain of uncertain origin and a nondiagnostic initial presentation is less well established...
- Right precordial and posterior electrocardiographic leads do not increase detection of ischemia in low-risk patients presenting with chest painRick P Ganim
Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California School of Medicine Davis and Medical Center Sacramento, Sacramento, Calif 95817, USA
Cardiology 102:100-3. 2004..Prior investigations have demonstrated the utility of adding right precordial and posterior chest leads to the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) for identifying right ventricular and posterior wall infarctions in the ED...
- Immediate exercise testing to evaluate low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department with chest painEzra A Amsterdam
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Center, University of California Davis, Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 40:251-6. 2002..Our purpose was to determine the safety and accuracy of immediate exercise testing in low-risk patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain suggestive of a cardiac etiology...
- Acute ischemic syndromes. Chest pain center conceptEzra A Amsterdam
Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
Cardiol Clin 20:117-36. 2002..Current data indicate that management of low-risk patients with chest pain in a CPC is safe accurate, and appears to be cost-effective...