Richard A Krasuski
Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Migraine headaches following mitral valvuloplasty: Koch's postulates finally satisfied?Abraham Abernethy
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
J Invasive Cardiol 25:E120-3. 2013..This suggests interatrial flow as an important trigger for migraine headaches in this patient...
- Off-Label Closure During CLOSURE StudyKathryn A Stackhouse
Cleveland Clinic, J2 4, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
J Invasive Cardiol 24:608-11. 2012..Registry data have suggested considerable benefit of closure over medical therapy, but the prospective, randomized CLOSURE I trial found no benefit for device closure...
- Association of anemia and long-term survival in patients with pulmonary hypertensionRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, United States
Int J Cardiol 150:291-5. 2011..Pulmonary hypertension often results in right ventricular dysfunction. Accordingly we sought to examine the association of hemoglobin levels and long-term all-cause mortality in a cohort of patients with pulmonary hypertension...
- When and how to fix a 'hole in the heart': approach to ASD and PFORichard A Krasuski
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Services, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, OH 41195, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 74:137-47. 2007..While correcting some of these abnormalities is beneficial, most other defects warrant correction only under very specific circumstances...
- HDL-raising strategies in the treatment of coronary artery disease: perspectives from the Armed Forces Regression StudyRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Curr Opin Lipidol 16:652-7. 2005..Drug therapy ultimately resulted in regression of the angiographic lesions and a reduction in cardiovascular events. This review places the Armed Forces Regression Study within the context of other recent studies...
- Conversion to atorvastatin in patients intolerant or refractory to simvastatin therapy: the CAPISH studyRichard A Krasuski
Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex, USA
Mayo Clin Proc 80:1163-8. 2005..To examine the safety and efficacy of switching from simvastatin to atorvastatin in patients who had either an inadequate lipid-lowering response with, or an adverse reaction to, simvastatin...
- Response to inhaled nitric oxide predicts survival in patients with pulmonary hypertensionRichard A Krasuski
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
J Card Fail 17:265-71. 2011..To examine the ability of vasodilator response to predict survival in a diverse cohort of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH)...
- The effect of gemfibrozil, niacin and cholestyramine combination therapy on metabolic syndrome in the Armed Forces Regression StudyRichard A Krasuski
Division of Clinical Cardiology, Department of CV Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Am J Med Sci 341:378-82. 2011..Dietary restriction and weight loss modify metabolic syndrome components. This study addresses whether combination pharmacologic therapy focused on dyslipidemia provides additional benefit...
- Downstream coronary effects of drug-eluting stentsRichard A Krasuski
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, OH 44195, USA
Am Heart J 162:764-771.e1. 2011..We sought to compare the development of de novo stenoses and need for treatment in the downstream coronary vessel of patients treated with DES or a bare-metal stent...
- Long-term outcome and impact of surgery on adults with coronary arteries originating from the opposite coronary cuspRichard A Krasuski
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Circulation 123:154-62. 2011..The impact of this lesion when recognized in the adult and its management are ill defined...
- Prevalence and repair of intraoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale and association with perioperative outcomes and long-term survivalRichard A Krasuski
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, J2 4, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
JAMA 302:290-7. 2009..A recent survey suggested that cardiothoracic surgeons may alter planned procedures to repair incidentally discovered patent foramen ovale (PFO). How frequently this occurs and the impact on outcomes remain unknown...
- The cardiovascular patient's perceptions of complementary and alternative medicineRichard A Krasuski
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, USA
Clin Cardiol 29:161-4. 2006..The attitudes of these patients regarding these therapies and their perceptions of safety and efficacy have not been well defined...
- Peripheral blood levels of matrix metalloproteinases in patients referred for percutaneous balloon mitral valve commissurotomyRobert J Garr
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA
J Heart Valve Dis 15:369-74. 2006..The present study was designed to examine whether systemic evidence of ECM turnover was present in advanced stenotic mitral valve disease...
- Pulmonary hypertension and elevated transpulmonary gradient in patients with mitral stenosisStephen A Hart
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
J Heart Valve Dis 19:708-15. 2010..The prevalence of this condition and its impact on clinical outcome following percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy (PBMC) is unknown...
- Modified INOvent for delivery of inhaled nitric oxide during cardiac MRIGanesh P Devendra
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Magn Reson Imaging 29:1145-9. 2011..Madison, WI, USA)...
- Educational attainment has a limited impact on disease management outcomes in heart failureBrad Smith
Altarum Institute, San Antonio, Texas, Disease Management Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas 78209, USA
Dis Manag 9:157-66. 2006..Confidence increased an approximately equal amount (2.1-3.0 points on a 100-point scale) across all educational strata (p = ns). Low educational attainment may not be a barrier to effective disease management...
- Impact of increases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol on cardiovascular outcomes during the armed forces regression studyGanesh P Devendra
Division of Clinical Cardiology, Department of CV Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 15:380-3. 2010..We further examined the role of aggressive HDL raising therapy on cardiovascular outcomes in the 143 patients enrolled in the Armed Forces Regression Study (AFREGS)...
- Impact of fibrinogen levels on angiographic progression and 12-year survival in the armed forces regression studyGanesh P Devendra
Division of Clinical Cardiology, Department of CV Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Angiology 61:333-7. 2010..Among patients with elevated levels of fibrinogen, angiographic progression identifies a significantly increased likelihood of a fatal CV event...
- Disease management produces limited quality-of-life improvements in patients with congestive heart failure: evidence from a randomized trial in community-dwelling patientsBrad Smith
Disease Management Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 4243 Piedras Drive East, Suite 240, San Antonio, TX 78228, USA
Am J Manag Care 11:701-13. 2005..Disease management programs are reported to improve clinical and quality-of-life outcomes while simultaneously lowering healthcare costs...
- Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation in left pulmonary artery branch in a patient with a functional single lungAthar M Qureshi
Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
J Invasive Cardiol 24:E202-4. 2012..In this report, we describe implantation of a Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve in the left pulmonary artery in a patient with acquired right pulmonary artery occlusion and a large right ventricular outflow tract...
- Matrix metalloproteinases in patients with myocardial infarction and percutaneous revascularizationRobert E Eckart
Cardiology Service ATTN MCHE MDC, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 78234 6200, USA
J Interv Cardiol 17:27-31. 2004..Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes involved in extracellular matrix degradation. The extrapolation of the role MMPs play in the clinical setting of acute coronary syndromes has not yet been defined...
- Usefulness of percutaneous balloon mitral commissurotomy in preventing the development of atrial fibrillation in patients with mitral stenosisRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force, Lackland AFB, Texas 78236, USA
Am J Cardiol 93:936-9. 2004....
- A randomized trial of a strategy for increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels: effects on progression of coronary heart disease and clinical eventsEdwin J Whitney
Heart and Vascular Institute of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78217, USA
Ann Intern Med 142:95-104. 2005..The high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level is a strong predictor of cardiovascular events in epidemiologic studies. Until recently, it has been less extensively studied as a therapeutic target...
- Morphology of the patent foramen ovale in asymptomatic versus symptomatic (stroke or transient ischemic attack) patientsSachin S Goel
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Am J Cardiol 103:124-9. 2009..In conclusion, PFOs in patients with cryptogenic CVAs are larger, have longer tunnels, and are more frequently associated with atrial septal aneurysms. This information should be considered when evaluating patients with cryptogenic CVAs...
- Effect of obesity on B-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertensionOmar Batal
Department of General Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Am J Cardiol 110:909-14. 2012..In conclusion, the BNP levels are attenuated in obese patients with PAH despite similar or worse hemodynamics or functional class compared to lean or overweight patients and should therefore be interpreted with caution...
- The response to inhaled nitric oxide in patients with pulmonary artery hypertension is not masked by baseline vasodilator useRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
Am Heart J 150:725-8. 2005..Many patients, however, are already on vasodilators at the time of testing. It is unclear if these agents should be temporarily discontinued to improve the sensitivity of testing...
- Pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of drug-refractory atrial fibrillation in adults with congenital heart diseaseFemi Philip
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Congenit Heart Dis 7:392-9. 2012..Long-term antiarrhythmic therapy (AAT) in these patients has significant shortcomings. The safety and efficacy of pulmonary vein antrum isolation (PVAI) for the treatment of AF in CHD is presently unknown...
- The emerging role of percutaneous intervention in adults with congenital heart diseaseRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA
Rev Cardiovasc Med 6:11-22. 2005..This review focuses on the unique challenges of cardiac catheterization and the role of percutaneous interventions in adults with CHD...
- When 'blue babies' grow up: What you need to know about tetralogy of FallotDavid Fox
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Clinical Cardiology, J2 4, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 77:821-8. 2010..This review of the adult complications of tetralogy of Fallot should help primary care practitioners identify these patients, make appropriate and timely referrals, and educate patients and their families...
- Persistent tricuspid regurgitation and its predictor in adults after percutaneous and isolated surgical closure of secundum atrial septal defectManatomo Toyono
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Am J Cardiol 104:856-61. 2009..The presence of pulmonary hypertension before ASD closure predicted persistent TR; therefore, corrective TV surgery should be considered at ASD closure in adult patients with moderate or severe TR and concomitant pulmonary hypertension...
- C-reactive protein elevation independently influences the procedural success of percutaneous balloon mitral valve commissurotomyRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force, Lackland AFB, Tex 78236 5300, USA
Am Heart J 146:1099-104. 2003..The presence of systemic inflammation and its impact on the procedural success of percutaneous balloon mitral valve commissurotomy (PBMC) in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis has not been previously demonstrated...
- Long-term healthcare and cost outcomes of disease management in a large, randomized, community-based population with heart failureAutumn Dawn Galbreath
Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Tex, USA
Circulation 110:3518-26. 2004..The effectiveness of such programs in a large, heterogeneous population of CHF patients remains unknown...
- Late "adult form" scimitar syndrome presenting with "infant form" complicationsBrian Zagol
Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
J Invasive Cardiol 18:E82-5. 2006..The magnitude of the vascular shunt and advanced nature of the disease precluded surgical or percutaneous intervention in this patient...
- Tissue harmonic imaging in echocardiography: better valve imaging, but at what cost?Karin Hawkins
Division of Cardiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Echocardiography 25:119-23. 2008..Tissue harmonic imaging (THI) improves echocardiographic image quality and is widely utilized. Unfortunately it also makes structures appear artificially thickened. We sought to examine its impact on the imaging of left-sided heart valves...
- Congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertensionVedant Gupta
Department of Internal Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Heart Fail Clin 8:427-45. 2012..Lung transplantation with repair of the cardiac defect or combined heart-lung transplantation is reserved for recalcitrant cases...
- Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: an unusual syndrome mimicking an ST-elevation myocardial infarctionTom E Kolkebeck
Department of Emergency Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA
Am J Emerg Med 25:92-5. 2007
- Addition of right-sided and posterior precordial leads during stress testingEric A Shry
Cardiology Division, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex 78234 6200, USA
Am Heart J 146:1090-4. 2003..Recently, there has been interest in using nonstandard electrocardiographic (ECG) leads during exercise testing...
- Effects of pre-analytical variables on the anti-activated factor X chromogenic assay when monitoring unfractionated heparin and low molecular weight heparin anticoagulationDavid L McGlasson
59th Clinical Research Squadron, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 2200 Berquist Drive, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA af mil
Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 16:173-6. 2005..The anti-FXa assay appears to be a better method for monitoring heparin subjects than the aPTT due to the lack of effect of pre-analytical variables...
- Aneurysmal ascending to descending aorta bypass graft compressing the pulmonary arteryVidyasagar Kalahasti
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Desk J1 5, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:730-2. 2009..We also outline the value of multimodality imaging in the surgical management of this condition...
- Cardiopulmonary and mental health diagnoses surrounding the September 11 terrorist acts in a military populationRobert E Eckart
Cardiology Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Mil Med 169:675-80. 2004....
- "It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future"Richard A Krasuski
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 61:429. 2004
- Trained and supervised physician assistants can safely perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization with coronary angiographyRichard A Krasuski
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 59:157-60. 2003..Under the supervision of experienced attending cardiologists, trained PAs can perform diagnostic cardiac catheterization, including coronary angiography, with complication rates similar to those of cardiology fellows-in-training...
- Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in cardiac venous anatomic variantsRobert E Eckart
Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 26:309-11. 2003..Suggestive findings were demonstrated on cardiac catheterization and definitive diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging. The use of MRI for the diagnosis of asymptomatic adult congenital heart disease will be reviewed...