Ralph G Brindis
Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
- Survival enhancing indications for coronary artery bypass graft surgery in CaliforniaZhongmin Li
Division of General Internal Medicine and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 8:257. 2008..We performed this study to explore variations in clinical indications for CABG surgery among California hospitals and surgeons...
- The role of academic medicine in improving health care qualityRalph G Brindis
Oakland Medical Center, 280 West MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
Acad Med 81:802-6. 2006....
- Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction and insignificant coronary artery disease: results from the Can Rapid risk stratification of Unstable angina patients Suppress ADverse outcomes with EarlyManesh R Patel
Division of Cardiology and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Am Heart J 152:641-7. 2006..We sought to determine the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of patients with NSTEMI and insignificant CAD...
- Recent trends in the care of patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: insights from the CRUSADE initiativeRajendra H Mehta
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27715, USA
Arch Intern Med 166:2027-34. 2006..We sought to determine recent trends in adherence to guideline-based therapies for NSTE ACS...
- American College of Cardiology 2006 principles to guide physician pay-for-performance programs: a report of the American College of Cardiology Work Group on Pay for Performance (A Joint Working Group of the ACC Quality Strategic Direction Committee and thJohn E Brush
J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2603-9. 2006
- Risk-adjusted mortality analysis of percutaneous coronary interventions by American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines recommendationsH Vernon Anderson
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Cardiol 99:189-96. 2007..With further refinement, these methods should be able to be used as powerful analytic tools for quality assurance and appropriateness purposes...
- Frequency of percutaneous coronary interventions at facilities without on-site cardiac surgical backup--a report from the American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR)Gregory J Dehmer
Texas A and M University College of Medicine and Cardiology Division, Scott and White Clinic, Temple, Texas, USA
Am J Cardiol 99:329-32. 2007..In conclusion, the significant increase in elective PCIs performed at facilities without on-site surgical backup occurred despite national guidelines that state elective PCI should not be done in centers without on-site cardiac surgery...
- Review of the registry's first year, data collected, and future plansStephen C Hammill
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Heart Rhythm 4:1260-3. 2007
- President's page: American College of Cardiology's quality leadership influencing health system reformJames T Dove
J Am Coll Cardiol 50:2016-7. 2007
- Culprit-only or multivessel revascularization in patients with acute coronary syndromes: an American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Database Registry reportSorin J Brener
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Am Heart J 155:140-6. 2008..Although an early invasive strategy improves outcome in these patients, there are limited data on culprit-only, single-vessel (SV) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or MV PCI in the NSTE ACS setting...
- ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of EmergPamela S Douglas
J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1127-47. 2008..It is anticipated that these results will have a significant impact on physician decision making and performance, reimbursement policy, and will help guide future research...
- Impact of ethnicity and gender differences on angiographic coronary artery disease prevalence and in-hospital mortality in the American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data RegistryLeslee J Shaw
Emory Program in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Epidemiology, 1256 Briarcliff Rd NE, Suite 1 N, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Circulation 117:1787-801. 2008..Although populations referred for coronary angiography are increasingly diverse, there is limited information on coronary artery disease (CAD) prevalence and in-hospital mortality other than for predominately white male patients...
- The Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy (CARE) registry: objectives, design, and implicationsChristopher J White
Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 71:721-5. 2008..Finally, the CARE Registry satisfies the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data reporting criteria for reimbursement...
- Patterns of cardiac marker surveillance after elective percutaneous coronary intervention and implications for the use of periprocedural myocardial infarction as a quality metric: a report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)Tracy Y Wang
J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2068-74. 2008
- Patterns and outcomes of drug-eluting coronary stent use in clinical practiceSunil V Rao
The Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
Am Heart J 152:321-6. 2006..To determine patterns and outcomes of drug-eluting stents (DES) use in clinical practice...
- On- versus off-label use of drug-eluting coronary stents in clinical practice (report from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry [NCDR])Sunil V Rao
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Am J Cardiol 97:1478-81. 2006..Randomized clinical trials are needed to confirm the efficacy of DESs in these clinical and angiographic settings. These data also highlight the importance of multicenter registries in tracking new technologies...
- Association between hospital process performance and outcomes among patients with acute coronary syndromesEric D Peterson
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705, USA
JAMA 295:1912-20. 2006..Selected care processes are increasingly being used to measure hospital quality; however, data regarding the association between hospital process performance and outcomes are limited...
- Development of a risk adjustment mortality model using the American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR) experience: 1998-2000Richard E Shaw
San Francisco Heart Institute at Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California 94015, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 39:1104-12. 2002..We sought to develop and evaluate a risk adjustment model for in-hospital mortality following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures using data from a large, multi-center registry...
- Percutaneous coronary interventions in octogenarians in the American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data Registry: development of a nomogram predictive of in-hospital mortalityLloyd W Klein
Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 40:394-402. 2002..We sought to evaluate the results of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly patients in contemporary practice...
- Evaluation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and the Society for Coronary Angiography and Interventions lesion classification system in the current "stent era" of coronary interventions (from the ACC-National CardiRonald J Krone
Department of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Am J Cardiol 92:389-94. 2003....
- Updated risk adjustment mortality model using the complete 1.1 dataset from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR)Richard E Shaw
Joint Cardiac Program Sutter Health System, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
J Invasive Cardiol 15:578-80. 2003..1 version of the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCR)...
- Changing the model of care for patients with acute coronary syndromesMatthew T Roe
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
Am Heart J 146:605-12. 2003..The shifting model of care for ACS therefore suggests that quality improvement and monitoring of adherence to practice guidelines should be considered components of optimal clinical practice...
- CathKIT: improving quality in the cardiac catheterization laboratoryGregory J Dehmer
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:893-9. 2004
- Care of non-ST-segment elevation patients: insights from the CRUSADE national quality improvement initiativeE Magnus Ohman
Division of Cardiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Am Heart J 148:S34-9. 2004..These ACC/AHA guidelines are intended to help physicians make appropriate decisions when diagnosing and treating patients with NSTE ACS...
- Bringing measurement and management science to the cath laboratory: the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR) and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Continuous Quality Improvement Toolkit (ACC-CathKIT)Gregory J Dehmer
Cardiology Division, Scott and White Clinic, Temple, TX, USA
J Cardiovasc Manag 15:20-6. 2004..The development and usefulness of these products is described in this paper...
- Lipid management in patients with unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (from CRUSADE)JoAnne M Foody
Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Am J Cardiol 95:483-5. 2005....
- Mortality after emergent percutaneous coronary intervention in cardiogenic shock secondary to acute myocardial infarction and usefulness of a mortality prediction modelLloyd W Klein
Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Am J Cardiol 96:35-41. 2005..In conclusion, analysis of patients from the ACC-NCDR who underwent emergency PCI for acute myocardial infarction in the presence of cardiogenic shock shows an in-hospital mortality rate of approximately 60% when PCI is attempted...
- Relationship between procedure indications and outcomes of percutaneous coronary interventions by American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force GuidelinesH Vernon Anderson
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Circulation 112:2786-91. 2005..Our goal here was to investigate whether any relationship existed between the most recent ACC/AHA recommended indications for PCI and short term in-hospital outcomes...
- Risk of local adverse events following cardiac catheterization by hemostasis device use - phase IIDale R Tavris
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Division of Postmarket Surveillance, Rockville, Maryland, USA
J Invasive Cardiol 17:644-50. 2005..To assess the relative risks of serious local adverse events following cardiac catheterization by type of hemostasis device (versus manual compression controls) and gender...
- President's page: a question of quality: why national benchmarking?Pamela S Douglas
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1076-8. 2006
- A contemporary overview of percutaneous coronary interventions. The American College of Cardiology-National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR)H Vernon Anderson
Texas Heart Institute and the University of Texas, Houston 77030, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 39:1096-103. 2002..These data reconfirm overall acceptable results that are consistent with other reported data, but also confirm large variations between individual institutions...