Kevin L Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Racial differences in the prevalence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000200. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Educational videos to reduce racial disparities in ICD therapy via innovative designs (VIVID): a randomized clinical trial
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 166:157-63. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Association of race/ethnicity with clinical risk factors, quality of care, and acute outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 161:746-54. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Racial differences in long-term survival among patients with coronary artery disease
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 160:744-51. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone use after acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure and/or left ventricular dysfunction may be associated with excess mortality
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 155:87-93. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Use of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Jonathan P Piccini
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Circulation 118:926-33. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Performance measures to promote quality improvement in sudden cardiac arrest prevention and treatment
    Sana M Al-Khatib
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 165:862-8. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the characteristics of patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure and their relation to outcomes: results from the OPTIME-CHF trial
    Melvin R Echols
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Card Fail 12:684-8. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Race and gender variation in the QT interval and its association with mortality in patients with coronary artery disease: results from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease (DDCD)
    Eric S Williams
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 164:434-41. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in the utilization of implantable-cardioverter defibrillators among patients with prior myocardial infarction and an ejection fraction of <or=35%
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:924-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc Racial differences in the prevalence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e000200. 2013
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of AF, characteristics, in-hospital outcomes, and warfarin use associated with AF in patients hospitalized with HF as a function of race...
  2. doi request reprint Educational videos to reduce racial disparities in ICD therapy via innovative designs (VIVID): a randomized clinical trial
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 166:157-63. 2013
    ..We conducted a pilot study to assess the feasibility of testing this hypothesis in a randomized trial...
  3. doi request reprint Association of race/ethnicity with clinical risk factors, quality of care, and acute outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 161:746-54. 2011
    ..Yet, there have been insufficient data characterizing the clinical presentation, quality of care, and outcomes of patients hospitalized with HF as a function of race/ethnicity...
  4. doi request reprint Racial differences in long-term survival among patients with coronary artery disease
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 160:744-51. 2010
    ..Despite this, there are insufficient data on the long-term prognosis of black patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) as well as the major clinical related determinants of outcome...
  5. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone use after acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure and/or left ventricular dysfunction may be associated with excess mortality
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 27710, USA
    Am Heart J 155:87-93. 2008
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  6. doi request reprint Use of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Jonathan P Piccini
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Circulation 118:926-33. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Performance measures to promote quality improvement in sudden cardiac arrest prevention and treatment
    Sana M Al-Khatib
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 165:862-8. 2013
    ..In this article, we review the burden of SCA and highlight the need to develop performance measures related to the prevention and treatment of SCA...
  8. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the characteristics of patients admitted for acute decompensated heart failure and their relation to outcomes: results from the OPTIME-CHF trial
    Melvin R Echols
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    J Card Fail 12:684-8. 2006
    ..Recent data suggest that differences in response to therapy and survival exist between African Americans and Caucasians with heart failure. Whether these differences exist in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is uncertain...
  9. doi request reprint Race and gender variation in the QT interval and its association with mortality in patients with coronary artery disease: results from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease (DDCD)
    Eric S Williams
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 164:434-41. 2012
    ..In several studies, prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval has been associated with an increased risk of cardiac events. However, data on race and gender variation in the QTc and its associated risk of death are lacking...
  10. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in the utilization of implantable-cardioverter defibrillators among patients with prior myocardial infarction and an ejection fraction of <or=35%
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:924-9. 2007
    ..62, 95% confidence interval 0.50 to 0.75, p<0.001). In conclusion, among patients at an increased risk for sudden cardiac death, blacks were significantly less likely to receive ICDs than whites...
  11. pmc Trends in use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy among patients hospitalized for heart failure: have the previously observed sex and racial disparities changed over time?
    Sana M Al-Khatib
    MHS, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Circulation 125:1094-101. 2012
    ..The degree to which the overall use of ICD therapy and disparities in use have changed is unclear...
  12. pmc Systematic review of the incidence of sudden cardiac death in the United States
    Melissa H Kong
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:794-801. 2011
    ..S. population...
  13. doi request reprint Quality of care for sudden cardiac arrest: Proposed steps to improve the translation of evidence into practice
    Zubin J Eapen
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 162:222-31. 2011
    ..This article summarizes the discussions held at this meeting...
  14. pmc Assessment of the quality of existing patient educational tools focused on sudden cardiac arrest: a systematic evaluation by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thought Leadership Alliance
    Garrett Hazelton
    Department of Psychiatric Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
    Patient Prefer Adherence 7:361-8. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that this review would identify gaps in areas of information for the enhancement of patient education and decision-making materials...
  15. ncbi request reprint Outcomes by race and etiology of patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Kevin L Thomas
    The Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:956-63. 2005
    ..There were no racial differences in rehospitalization between patients who had ischemic LV systolic dysfunction and those who did not...
  16. doi request reprint Management of postoperative atrial fibrillation and subsequent outcomes in contemporary patients undergoing cardiac surgery: insights from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons CAPS-Care Atrial Fibrillation Registry
    Benjamin A Steinberg
    Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina
    Clin Cardiol 37:7-13. 2014
    ..Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a well-recognized complication of cardiac surgery; however, its management remains a challenge, and the implementation and outcomes of various strategies in clinical practice remain unclear...
  17. pmc Addressing disparities in sudden cardiac arrest care and the underutilization of effective therapies
    Melissa H Kong
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 160:605-18. 2010
    ..This article summarizes the discussions that occurred at the meeting...
  18. ncbi request reprint Therapies to prevent heart failure post-myocardial infarction
    Kevin L Thomas
    Duke University Medical Center, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 2:174-82. 2005
    ..This review summarizes studies that reported the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of patients with post-MI HF or LVSD. Additionally, we discuss therapies to prevent post-MI HF and treatment of patients with post-MI HF and/or LVSD...
  19. doi request reprint Rates of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training in the United States
    Monique L Anderson
    Department of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    JAMA Intern Med 174:194-201. 2014
    ..Prompt bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves the likelihood of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Large regional variations in survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have been noted...
  20. doi request reprint Expanding the benefits of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy: "is less more"?
    Larry R Jackson
    Electrophysiology Section, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 54:372-8. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint Racial analysis of patients with myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure and/or left ventricular dysfunction treated with valsartan, captopril, or both
    L Michael Prisant
    Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1865-71. 2008
    ....