Paul A Heidenreich

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of echocardiography using the predictive value of the left ventricular ejection fraction
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:237-42. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Patient and hospital characteristics associated with traditional measures of inpatient quality of care for patients with heart failure
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA, USA
    Am Heart J 163:239-45.e3. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Get With The Guidelines program participation, process of care, and outcome for Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:37-43. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The prognostic value of troponin in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes: a meta-analysis
    P A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:478-85. 2001
  5. doi request reprint Hospital performance recognition with the Get With The Guidelines Program and mortality for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Am Heart J 158:546-53. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality indicators for the care of heart failure in vulnerable elders
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94303, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S340-6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening with B-type natriuretic peptide to identify patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
    Paul A Heidenreich
    11C Cardiology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto VAMC, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94034, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1019-26. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical reminders attached to echocardiography reports of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction increase use of beta-blockers: a randomized trial
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Palo Alto VA Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Circulation 115:2829-34. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Screening for coronary artery disease after mediastinal irradiation for Hodgkin's disease
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:43-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Health status identifies heart failure outpatients at risk for hospitalization or death
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:752-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. doi request reprint Measuring the quality of echocardiography using the predictive value of the left ventricular ejection fraction
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:237-42. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if echocardiographic training and experience are associated with the accuracy of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) reporting using all-cause mortality as the gold standard...
  2. doi request reprint Patient and hospital characteristics associated with traditional measures of inpatient quality of care for patients with heart failure
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, CA, USA
    Am Heart J 163:239-45.e3. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Get With The Guidelines program participation, process of care, and outcome for Medicare patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:37-43. 2012
    ..However, it is unclear if process of care and outcomes are better in the GWTG-HF hospitals compared with hospitals not enrolled...
  4. ncbi request reprint The prognostic value of troponin in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes: a meta-analysis
    P A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:478-85. 2001
    ..This study was designed to compare the prognostic value of an abnormal troponin level derived from studies of patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (ACS)...
  5. doi request reprint Hospital performance recognition with the Get With The Guidelines Program and mortality for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Am Heart J 158:546-53. 2009
    ..However, it is unclear if outcomes are better in those hospitals recognized by the GWTG program for their processes of care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Quality indicators for the care of heart failure in vulnerable elders
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94303, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S340-6. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening with B-type natriuretic peptide to identify patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
    Paul A Heidenreich
    11C Cardiology, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto VAMC, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94034, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1019-26. 2004
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening patients with a B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) blood test to identify those with depressed left ventricular systolic function...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical reminders attached to echocardiography reports of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction increase use of beta-blockers: a randomized trial
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Palo Alto VA Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Circulation 115:2829-34. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that a reminder attached to the echocardiography report would increase the use of beta-blockers for patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction...
  9. ncbi request reprint Screening for coronary artery disease after mediastinal irradiation for Hodgkin's disease
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:43-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate whether stress imaging can identify severe, unsuspected coronary stenoses in patients who had prior mediastinal irradiation for Hodgkin's disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Health status identifies heart failure outpatients at risk for hospitalization or death
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:752-6. 2006
    ..We tested the hypothesis that one health status measure, the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), provides prognostic information independent of other clinical data in outpatients with heart failure (HF)...
  11. ncbi request reprint ACE inhibitor reminders attached to echocardiography reports of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, and the Department of Medicine, Stanford University, CA 94304, USA
    Am J Med 118:1034-7. 2005
  12. doi request reprint Divergent trends in survival and readmission following a hospitalization for heart failure in the Veterans Affairs health care system 2002 to 2006
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:362-8. 2010
    ..This study sought to determine recent trends over time in heart failure hospitalization, patient characteristics, treatment, rehospitalization, and mortality within the Veterans Affairs health care system...
  13. ncbi request reprint A systolic murmur is a common presentation of aortic regurgitation detected by echocardiography
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, California 94304, USA
    Clin Cardiol 27:502-6. 2004
    ..The finding of aortic regurgitation at a classical examination is a diastolic murmur...
  14. ncbi request reprint Racial and sex differences in refusal of coronary angiography
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Am J Med 113:200-7. 2002
    ..To determine the effect of patient refusal on racial and sex differences in the use of coronary angiography and in outcomes among elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction...
  15. ncbi request reprint The relationship between B-type natriuretic peptide and health status in patients with heart failure
    Stacie A Luther
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    J Card Fail 11:414-21. 2005
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Severe obstructive sleep apnea increases mortality in patients with ischemic heart disease and myocardial injury
    Christine H Won
    UCSF Sleep Disorders Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Sleep Breath 17:85-91. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) has a dose-dependent impact on mortality in those with ischemic heart disease or previous myocardial injury...
  17. doi request reprint QRS duration, bundle-branch block morphology, and outcomes among older patients with heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Pamela N Peterson
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    JAMA 310:617-26. 2013
    ..The benefits of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in clinical trials were greater among patients with left bundle-branch block (LBBB) or longer QRS duration...
  18. doi request reprint Influence of age on perioperative complications among patients undergoing implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention in the United States
    Vivian Tsai
    Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:549-56. 2011
    ..01 to 1.32], compared with patients under 65 years old. CONCLUSIONS- Older patients had a modestly increased-but acceptably safe-risk of periprocedural complications and in-hospital mortality, driven mostly by increased comorbidity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of risk stratification on cost-effectiveness of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator
    Douglas K Owens
    VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, Calif 94304, USA
    Am Heart J 144:440-8. 2002
    ..We evaluated whether risk stratification based on risk of sudden cardiac death alone was sufficient to predict the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the ICD...
  20. pmc Association between prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and survival in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction between 30% and 35%
    Sana M Al-Khatib
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina3Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    JAMA 311:2209-15. 2014
    ..Because a large number of ICDs in the United States are implanted in such patients, it is important to study survival associated with this therapy...
  21. doi request reprint Obesity and survival in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function: a U-shaped relationship
    John R Kapoor
    Division of Cardiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA
    Am Heart J 159:75-80. 2010
    ..However, it is unknown if this "obesity paradox" applies to heart failure patients with preserved EF or if it extends to the very obese (BMI >35)...
  22. pmc Association of single- vs dual-chamber ICDs with mortality, readmissions, and complications among patients receiving an ICD for primary prevention
    Pamela N Peterson
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, MC 0960, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    JAMA 309:2025-34. 2013
    ..In clinical practice, patients often receive dual-chamber ICDs, even without clear indications for pacing. The outcomes of dual- vs single-chamber devices are uncertain...
  23. pmc Cost-effectiveness of preparticipation screening for prevention of sudden cardiac death in young athletes
    Matthew T Wheeler
    Stanford University, California 94305, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:276-86. 2010
    ..Inclusion of 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG) in preparticipation screening of young athletes is controversial because of concerns about cost-effectiveness...
  24. doi request reprint The relation between hospital procedure volume and complications of cardioverter-defibrillator implantation from the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator registry
    James V Freeman
    Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1133-9. 2010
    ..We sought to examine the relationship between hospital implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation volume and procedural complications in a contemporary, representative population...
  25. doi request reprint Primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and survival in older women
    Emily P Zeitler
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina Duke University Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Durham, North Carolina
    JACC Heart Fail 3:159-67. 2015
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the benefit of primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in women...
  26. doi request reprint Clinical reminders to providers of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction increase defibrillator referral: a randomized trial
    Anurag Gupta
    Medical Service, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
    Circ Heart Fail 7:140-5. 2014
    ..Many patients who are candidates for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are not referred for potential implantation. We sought to determine if a simple provider reminder would increase referrals...
  27. doi request reprint Age differences in primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator use in U.S. individuals
    Vivian Tsai
    School of Medicine, Stanford University Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:1589-95. 2011
    ..To estimate the potentially inappropriate use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator ICDs in older U.S. adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in cardiac procedures and mortality among long-term survivors of cardiac arrest
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, University, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, Calif 94305 6019, USA
    Circulation 108:286-91. 2003
    ..It is unknown whether white and black Medicare beneficiaries have different rates of cardiac procedure utilization or long-term survival after cardiac arrest...
  29. doi request reprint Heart rate predicts mortality in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function
    John R Kapoor
    Division of Cardiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94305, USA
    J Card Fail 16:806-11. 2010
    ..It is unclear, though, if this association applies to those with heart failure and preserved EF...
  30. doi request reprint Survival among patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction treated with atenolol
    John R Kapoor
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 15:213-7. 2009
    ..These results suggest that atenolol may be useful for patients with heart failure treatment and highlight the need for a randomized trial comparing atenolol with established beta-blockers...
  31. doi request reprint Primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in older racial and ethnic minority patients
    Sean D Pokorney
    From the Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center S D P, E D P, S M A K, Duke Clinical Research Institute S D P, A S H, L H C, E D P, H R A K, K J A, S M A K, Durham, NC Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL C W Y Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN S C H Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver F A M Division of Cardiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA D L B Division of Cardiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA P A H and Division of Cardiology, UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA G C F
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 8:145-51. 2015
    ..This analysis investigates the association between primary prevention ICDs and mortality among Medicare, racial/ethnic minority patients...
  32. doi request reprint Variation in use of left ventriculography in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:687-93. 2013
    ..We sought to determine variation in the use of left ventriculography in the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System...
  33. doi request reprint Physician procedure volume and complications of cardioverter-defibrillator implantation
    James V Freeman
    Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Bldg, Room T150, 259 Campus Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Circulation 125:57-64. 2012
    ..We assessed whether the rate of complications after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placement varied with the volume of procedures a physician performed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Peripheral edema due to heart disease: diagnosis and outcome
    Maulik G Shah
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Clin Cardiol 29:31-5. 2006
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Ethnic and racial disparities in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Steven A Farmer
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:325-31. 2009
    ..Racial/ethnic differences in the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) may result from underprovision or overprovision relative to published guidelines...
  36. doi request reprint Diagnostic utility of a novel leadless arrhythmia monitoring device
    Mintu P Turakhia
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 112:520-4. 2013
    ..These findings could have significant implications for device selection, monitoring duration, and care pathways for arrhythmia evaluation and AF surveillance...
  37. pmc Effects of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists on the risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Srinivas R Bapoje
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 6:166-73. 2013
    ..Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) may attenuate this risk. The objective of this meta-analysis was to assess the impact of MRAs on SCD in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction...
  38. doi request reprint Differences and trends in stroke prevention anticoagulation in primary care vs cardiology specialty management of new atrial fibrillation: The Retrospective Evaluation and Assessment of Therapies in AF (TREAT-AF) study
    Mintu P Turakhia
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Am Heart J 165:93-101.e1. 2013
    ..Atrial fibrillation and flutter (AF, collectively) cause stroke. We evaluated whether treating specialty influences warfarin prescription in patients with newly diagnosed AF...
  39. ncbi request reprint Diastolic dysfunction after mediastinal irradiation
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Cardiology Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Am Heart J 150:977-82. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction and its association with prognosis in asymptomatic patients after mediastinal irradiation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Are registry hospitals different? A comparison of patients admitted to hospitals of a commercial heart failure registry with those from national and community cohorts
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am Heart J 152:935-9. 2006
    ....
  41. pmc Impact of an expanded hospital recognition program for heart failure quality of care
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA P A H
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000950. 2014
    ..We sought to determine whether initiation of this enhanced recognition opportunity led to acceleration in quality of care for all hospitals participating in the program...
  42. doi request reprint Temporal trends in patient characteristics and outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement in the United States, 2006-2010. Results from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's I
    Ryan T Borne
    From the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO R T B, P N P, W S T, P D V, F A M the Department of Medicine, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO P N P Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research C COR Consortium, Denver, CO P N P, P D V, F A M Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, WI R G VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, Stanford University, Stanford, CA P A H the Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Y W, J P C VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Denver, CO P D V and Novant Heart and Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC M S K
    Circulation 130:845-53. 2014
    ..We assessed temporal trends in patient characteristics and outcomes among older patients undergoing primary prevention ICD therapy in US hospitals between 2006 and 2010...
  43. doi request reprint Association between success rate and citation count of studies of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: possible evidence of citation bias
    Alexander C Perino
    From the Department of Medicine A C P, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, D D H, P A H, M P T, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA and Department of Medicine A C P, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, P S, P A H, M V P, P J W, M P T, and Department of Sleep Sciences and Medicine T H H, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:687-92. 2014
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Increased mortality associated with digoxin in contemporary patients with atrial fibrillation: findings from the TREAT-AF study
    Mintu P Turakhia
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 64:660-8. 2014
    ..Despite endorsement of digoxin in clinical practice guidelines, there exist limited data on its safety in atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF)...
  45. ncbi request reprint The relation between managed care market share and the treatment of elderly fee-for-service patients with myocardial infarction
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Am J Med 112:176-82. 2002
    ..To determine if greater managed care market share is associated with greater use of recommended therapies for fee-for-service patients with acute myocardial infarction...
  46. pmc The effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and statins on the progression of aortic sclerosis and mortality
    Reza Ardehali
    Division of Cardiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1760, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 21:337-43. 2012
    ..Thus, the hypothesis was assessed that treatment with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or statins may be associated with an improvement in the clinical outcome of these patients...
  47. doi request reprint Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators for primary prevention in the community: do women and men equally meet trial enrollment criteria?
    Stacie L Daugherty
    University of Colorado Denver, Division of Cardiology, 12631 E 17th Ave, Mailstop B130, PO Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am Heart J 158:224-9. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that women who undergo primary prevention ICD implantation more often meet strict trial enrollment criteria for this therapy...
  48. pmc Cost-effectiveness of chlorthalidone, amlodipine, and lisinopril as first-step treatment for patients with hypertension: an analysis of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT)
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:509-16. 2008
    ..To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of first-line treatments for hypertension...
  49. doi request reprint A comparison of echocardiographic measures of diastolic function for predicting all-cause mortality in a predominantly male population
    Patricia K Nguyen
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am Heart J 161:530-7. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to determine the independent prognostic value of established and new echocardiographic parameters of diastolic function...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of measuring fractional flow reserve to guide coronary interventions
    William F Fearon
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif 94305 5406, USA
    Am Heart J 145:882-7. 2003
    ..Most patients come to the catheterization laboratory without prior functional tests, which makes the cost-effective treatment of patients with intermediate coronary lesions a practical challenge...
  51. doi request reprint Clinical significance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
    Emil M deGoma
    Department of Cardiology, Stanford University Hospital, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:49-55. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the significance of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the context of low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic cardiac disease following mediastinal irradiation
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System, California 94034, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:743-9. 2003
    ..This study was designed to evaluate the potential benefit of screening previously irradiated patients with echocardiography...
  53. ncbi request reprint Statin use in patients with extremely low low-density lipoprotein levels is associated with improved survival
    Nicholas J Leeper
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
    Circulation 116:613-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and clinical outcomes of statin treatment in patients with LDL cholesterol levels below 60 mg/dL...
  54. ncbi request reprint Impact of tricuspid regurgitation on long-term survival
    Jayant Nath
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3801 Miranda Avenue 111C, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:405-9. 2004
    ....
  55. doi request reprint A small pericardial effusion is a marker of increased mortality
    Teferi Y Mitiku
    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Am Heart J 161:152-7. 2011
    ..the study aimed to evaluate the prognostic importance of an incidental small pericardial effusion found on echocardiography...
  56. doi request reprint Vascular surgery patients prescribed preoperative β-blockers experienced a decrease in the maximal heart rate observed during induction of general anesthesia
    Seshadri C Mudumbai
    Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care Service, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 26:414-9. 2012
    ..To investigate the association of preoperative β-blocker usage and maximal heart rates observed during the induction of general anesthesia...
  57. doi request reprint Use and overuse of left ventriculography
    Ronald M Witteles
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5406, USA
    Am Heart J 163:617-23.e1. 2012
    ..We sought to analyze the frequency that left ventriculography was performed during coronary angiography in patients with and without a recent alternative assessment of left ventricular function...
  58. ncbi request reprint Mental illness and warfarin use in atrial fibrillation
    Graham A Walker
    Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94025, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:617-24. 2011
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Characteristics and outcomes of very elderly patients after first hospitalization for heart failure
    Rashmee U Shah
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:301-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this investigation was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of very elderly patients after a first HF hospitalization...
  60. ncbi request reprint Overview of randomized trials of antiarrhythmic drugs and devices for the prevention of sudden cardiac death
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305 5405, USA
    Am Heart J 144:422-30. 2002
    ..Sudden cardiac death is a prominent feature of the natural history of heart disease. The efficacy of antiarrhythmic drugs and devices in preventing sudden death and reducing total mortality is uncertain...
  61. ncbi request reprint Health-care costs and exercise capacity
    J Peter Weiss
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
    Chest 126:608-13. 2004
    ..While the beneficial effect of exercise capacity on mortality is well-accepted, its effect on health-care costs remains uncertain. This study investigates the relationship between exercise capacity and health-care costs...
  62. pmc B-type natriuretic peptide predicts 30-day readmission for heart failure but not readmission for other causes
    Kelsey M Flint
    Department of Internal Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA K M F, M P, P A H
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e000806. 2014
    ..B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a marker for heart failure (HF) severity, but its association with hospital readmission is not well defined...
  63. doi request reprint Differential effects of professional leaders on health care teams in chronic disease management groups
    Douglas R Wholey
    Douglas R Wholey, PhD, is Professor, Center for Care Organization Research and Development, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis E mail Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis E mail Katie M White, EdD, is Assistant Professor, Center for Care Organization Research and Development, Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Adam Powell, PhD, is Research Investigator, The Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minnesota, and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Thomas S Rector, PhD, is Health Research Specialist, The Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minnesota, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Anju Sahay, College of Medicine
    Health Care Manage Rev 39:186-97. 2014
    ..This research examines the effect of the nurse and physician leaders on interdependence and encounter preparedness in chronic disease management practice groups...
  64. pmc Reasons for not prescribing guideline-recommended medications to adults with heart failure
    Michael A Steinman
    Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center Division of Geriatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR Department of Medicine, Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Stanford University, Stanford, CA Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development Departments of Psychiatry and Urology, University of California, San Francisco, CA Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation CADRE Center, Iowa City VA Healthcare System Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
    Med Care 51:901-7. 2013
    ....
  65. ncbi request reprint Increased risk of colorectal neoplasia in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis: a meta-analysis
    Roy M Soetikno
    Gastroenterology Section, VA Palo Alto and Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:48-54. 2002
    ..A meta-analysis was performed to synthesize available publications and to compare the risk of colorectal neoplasia in patients with ulcerative colitis with and without primary sclerosing cholangitis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Patient adherence: the next frontier in quality improvement
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Am J Med 117:130-2. 2004
  67. ncbi request reprint A dilated inferior vena cava is a marker of poor survival
    Jayant Nath
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66213, USA
    Am Heart J 151:730-5. 2006
    ..The inferior vena cava (IVC) morphology is often used to estimate right atrial pressure; however, the association of IVC morphology and outcome is poorly described...
  68. ncbi request reprint Temporal trends in clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes for heart failure hospitalizations, 2002 to 2004: findings from Acute Decompensated Heart Failure National Registry (ADHERE)
    Gregg C Fonarow
    Ahmanson UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am Heart J 153:1021-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess temporal trends in clinical characteristics, treatments, quality indicators, and outcomes for heart failure (HF) hospitalizations...
  69. ncbi request reprint Will beta-blockers save money?
    Paul A Heidenreich
    J Card Fail 11:657-8. 2005
  70. ncbi request reprint A cost-effectiveness analysis of combination antiplatelet therapy for high-risk acute coronary syndromes: clopidogrel plus aspirin versus aspirin alone
    Mark D Schleinitz
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:251-9. 2005
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Cilostazol, clopidogrel or ticlopidine to prevent sub-acute stent thrombosis: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Mark D Schleinitz
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Am Heart J 148:990-7. 2004
    ..Clopidogrel plus aspirin is the accepted prophylactic regimen, but has yet to be proven superior to ticlopidine plus aspirin, and a new regimen combining cilostazol and aspirin has been introduced...
  72. ncbi request reprint Trends in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator racial disparity: the importance of geography
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:72-8. 2005
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint National trends in outcomes among elderly patients with heart failure
    Mikhail Kosiborod
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Med 119:616.e1-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine temporal trends in outcomes of elderly patients with heart failure between 1992 and 1999...
  74. ncbi request reprint Task force #2--the cost of prevention: can we afford it? Can we afford not to do it? 33rd Bethesda Conference
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:603-15. 2002
  75. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers in the management of left ventricular systolic dysfunction according to race, gender, and diabetic status: a meta-analysis of major clinical trials
    Paul G Shekelle
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1529-38. 2003
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint Increasing rates of cardiac device infections among Medicare beneficiaries: 1990-1999
    Christopher H Cabell
    Divisions of Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am Heart J 147:582-6. 2004
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Association of renal insufficiency with treatment and outcomes after myocardial infarction in elderly patients
    Michael G Shlipak
    General Internal Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center 111A1 and University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:555-62. 2002
    ..Patients with end-stage renal disease are known to have decreased survival after myocardial infarction, but the association of less severe renal dysfunction with survival after myocardial infarction is unknown...
  78. ncbi request reprint The effect of ethnicity on survival in male veterans referred for electrocardiography and treadmill testing
    Manish Prakash
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center and the University of California, Irvine, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:2204-10. 2003
    ..Previous studies in this area have lacked clinical and cardiovascular data with which to adjust for baseline differences in patients' health...
  79. ncbi request reprint Improving guideline adherence: a randomized trial evaluating strategies to increase beta-blocker use in heart failure
    Maria Ansari
    Cardiology Division, San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, Calif 94121, USA
    Circulation 107:2799-804. 2003
    ..This study evaluated interventions for implementing a new practice guideline advocating the use of beta-blockers for heart failure patients...
  80. pmc Understanding and modifying physician behavior for prevention and management of cardiovascular disease
    Paul A Heidenreich
    J Gen Intern Med 18:1060-1. 2003
  81. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA key data elements and definitions for measuring the clinical management and outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Com
    Robert L McNamara
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:475-95. 2004
  82. ncbi request reprint Monitoring clinical changes in patients with heart failure: a comparison of methods
    John Spertus
    Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke s Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am Heart J 150:707-15. 2005
    ..This study sought to describe changes in various measures of disease status associated with gradations of clinical change...
  83. ncbi request reprint AHA/ACCF scientific statement on the evaluation of syncope: from the American Heart Association Councils on Clinical Cardiology, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and Stroke, and the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdi
    S Adam Strickberger
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:473-84. 2006
  84. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA 2007 methodology for the development of clinical data standards: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards
    Martha J Radford
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:830-7. 2007
  85. doi request reprint Heart failure disease management programs: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    David C Chan
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am Heart J 155:332-8. 2008
    ..Current guidelines thus only recommend disease management targeted to high-risk patients with HF...
  86. ncbi request reprint AHA/ACCF Scientific Statement on the evaluation of syncope: from the American Heart Association Councils on Clinical Cardiology, Cardiovascular Nursing, Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, and Stroke, and the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdi
    S Adam Strickberger
    Circulation 113:316-27. 2006
  87. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA 2007 methodology for the development of clinical data standards: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards
    Martha J Radford
    Circulation 115:936-43. 2007
  88. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA key data elements and definitions for measuring the clinical management and outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (Writing Com
    Robert L McNamara
    Circulation 109:3223-43. 2004
  89. ncbi request reprint The search for myocardial viability: do Q waves help?
    Paul A Heidenreich
    Am Heart J 144:745-6. 2002
  90. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA/HRS 2006 key data elements and definitions for electrophysiological studies and procedures: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (ACC/AHA/HRS Writing Committee to Develop D
    Alfred E Buxton
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2360-96. 2006
  91. ncbi request reprint ACC/AHA/HRS 2006 key data elements and definitions for electrophysiological studies and procedures: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Data Standards (ACC/AHA/HRS Writing Committee to Develop D
    Alfred E Buxton
    Circulation 114:2534-70. 2006
  92. ncbi request reprint Costs and quality-of-life effects of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Peter W Groeneveld
    Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1409-15. 2006
    ..In conclusion, ICD implantation remains costly but may be becoming less expensive over time, and ICD recipients' QOL is significantly affected by their devices...