Anita Deswal

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of morbidity in women versus men with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
    Anita Deswal
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1228-31. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in quality of care and outcomes in an ambulatory heart failure cohort
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart J 152:348-54. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure: mechanisms and epidemiology
    Anita Deswal
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 7:178-83. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Results of the Randomized Aldosterone Antagonism in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction trial (RAAM-PEF)
    Anita Deswal
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Card Fail 17:634-42. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:778-84. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and mortality in an ethnically diverse heart failure population
    Saamir A Hassan
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Card Fail 14:590-5. 2008
  7. pmc Comparison of patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction among those with versus without diabetes mellitus
    David Aguilar
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:373-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Impact of noncardiac comorbidities on morbidity and mortality in a predominantly male population with heart failure and preserved versus reduced ejection fraction
    Sameer Ather
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 59:998-1005. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Experimental and clinical basis for the use of statins in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Kumudha Ramasubbu
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:415-26. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of alpha 1-adrenergic antagonist use for benign prostatic hypertrophy on outcomes in patients with heart failure
    Amandeep S Dhaliwal
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:270-5. 2009

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  1. ncbi request reprint Comparison of morbidity in women versus men with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
    Anita Deswal
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1228-31. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Racial variations in quality of care and outcomes in an ambulatory heart failure cohort
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am Heart J 152:348-54. 2006
    ..However, systematic evaluation of racial differences in both the quality of care and outcomes is needed in the outpatient setting, where most patients with HF are treated and where care may be more fragmented...
  3. ncbi request reprint Diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure: mechanisms and epidemiology
    Anita Deswal
    Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 152, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 7:178-83. 2005
    ..Studies that further our understanding of mechanisms underlying diastolic dysfunction and diastolic HF will provide potential new targets for development of effective therapies for these conditions...
  4. doi request reprint Results of the Randomized Aldosterone Antagonism in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction trial (RAAM-PEF)
    Anita Deswal
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Card Fail 17:634-42. 2011
    ..By reducing cardiac fibrosis, aldosterone antagonists have the potential to be beneficial in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Impact of race on health care utilization and outcomes in veterans with congestive heart failure
    Anita Deswal
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:778-84. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and mortality in an ethnically diverse heart failure population
    Saamir A Hassan
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Card Fail 14:590-5. 2008
    ..Similar data are not available for a heart failure (HF) population. This study sought to determine the prevalence of the MetS and its effect on mortality in a HF population...
  7. pmc Comparison of patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction among those with versus without diabetes mellitus
    David Aguilar
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:373-7. 2010
    ..68, 95% confidence interval 1.26 to 2.25, p <0.001). In conclusion, in patients with HF and preserved LVEF, diabetes is associated with significantly increased risk of developing adverse HF outcomes...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of noncardiac comorbidities on morbidity and mortality in a predominantly male population with heart failure and preserved versus reduced ejection fraction
    Sameer Ather
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 59:998-1005. 2012
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Experimental and clinical basis for the use of statins in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy
    Kumudha Ramasubbu
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:415-26. 2008
    ..This review will examine the potential benefits of statins in HF patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy as well as potential concerns regarding the use of statins in these patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Impact of alpha 1-adrenergic antagonist use for benign prostatic hypertrophy on outcomes in patients with heart failure
    Amandeep S Dhaliwal
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:270-5. 2009
    ..Thus, background beta-blocker therapy appears to be protective against the potential harmful effects of alpha(1)-adrenergic antagonist therapy in patients with HF...
  11. doi request reprint Recurrent low-level troponin I elevation is a worse prognostic indicator than occasional injury pattern in patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Sameer Ather
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Cardiol 166:394-8. 2013
    ..Elevated troponin at baseline is associated with higher mortality in heart failure (HF) patients, but the prognostic role of recurrently elevated troponin is not well described...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of thiazolidinedione use on outcomes in ambulatory patients with diabetes mellitus and heart failure
    David Aguilar
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:32-6. 2007
    ..This study sought to examine the relationship between thiazolidinedione (TZD) use and outcomes in ambulatory patients with diabetes and heart failure (HF)...
  13. pmc Metformin use and mortality in ambulatory patients with diabetes and heart failure
    David Aguilar
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:53-8. 2011
    ..We sought to compare the association between metformin use and clinical outcomes in a cohort of ambulatory patients with diabetes and established HF...
  14. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy: the impact of renal insufficiency and noncardiac vascular disease
    Ernesto R Soltero
    Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Operative Care Line, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Card Fail 11:206-12. 2005
    ..In addition, we examined the relative impact of a reduced LVEF in comparison with other comorbidities on long-term mortality in these patients...
  15. pmc Association of systolic blood pressure with mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a complex relationship
    Sameer Ather
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am Heart J 161:567-73. 2011
    ..However, it is not known whether there is a ceiling beyond which high SBP has a detrimental effect. Thus, our aim was to assess the linearity of association between SBP and mortality...
  16. doi request reprint Echocardiographic changes during treatment of acute decompensated heart failure: insights from the ESCAPE trial
    Kumudha Ramasubbu
    Department of Cardiology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Card Fail 18:792-8. 2012
    ..However, it is unknown whether sizes of cardiac chambers acutely change during HF therapy and whether these changes are associated with favorable clinical outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint Worsening renal function is not associated with response to treatment in acute heart failure
    Sameer Ather
    Section of Cardiology, Dept of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    Int J Cardiol 167:1912-7. 2013
    ..To date, the association of ADHF treatment with the development of worsening renal function (WRF) remains contentious. Thus, we examined the association of WRF with changes in BNP levels and with mortality...
  18. ncbi request reprint Patients with severe chronic kidney disease benefit from early revascularization after acute coronary syndrome
    Henry D Huang
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    Int J Cardiol 168:3741-6. 2013
    ..It is unclear whether its benefits exist in patients with ACS and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), because these patients are often sub-optimally treated and excluded from clinical trials...
  19. doi request reprint New insights into mechanisms of action of carvedilol treatment in chronic heart failure patients--a matter of time for contractility
    Biykem Bozkurt
    Section of Cardiology, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Card Fail 18:183-93. 2012
    ..We aimed to examine whether the observed improvement in LVEF following carvedilol treatment is due to changes in intrinsic myocardial contractility beyond changes in LV chamber size or loading conditions...
  20. doi request reprint Reduction in BNP levels with treatment of decompensated heart failure and future clinical events
    Amandeep S Dhaliwal
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Card Fail 15:293-9. 2009
    ..We sought to compare the relationship between absolute and relative changes in BNP with future clinical events, and whether serial BNP measurements add prognostic information in patients treated for decompensated HF...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes of white versus black patients hospitalized with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
    Ildiko Agoston
    Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1003-7. 2004
    ..This underscores the importance of evaluating other agents for the treatment of patients who have HF-PEF...
  22. ncbi request reprint Role and optimal dosing of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy
    Dhruv Kazi
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 1:25-37. 2005
  23. doi request reprint Depression and anxiety in ambulatory patients with heart failure
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Psychosomatics 50:592-8. 2009
    ..Depression and anxiety are common in heart failure, but the prevalence, incidence, and relationship of these conditions to health service use and mortality remains uncertain...
  24. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of inflammation in heart failure
    Biykem Bozkurt
    Section of Cardiology, 3C 306A, Michael E DeBakey V A Medical Center, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 15:331-41. 2010
    ..This review will focus on the emerging role of inflammatory biomarkers, including pro-inflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in patients with HF...
  25. pmc New predictive models of heart failure mortality using time-series measurements and ensemble models
    Devika Subramanian
    Department of Computer Science, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:456-62. 2011
    ..Despite this, most multivariate predictive models for heart failure mortality have predictive accuracies characterized by a C-statistic (area under the receiver operating curve) of ≈0.74...
  26. ncbi request reprint The July effect and cardiac surgery: the effect of the beginning of the academic cycle on outcomes
    Amandeep S Dhaliwal
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Surg 196:720-5. 2008
    ..The effect of the time of the academic year on cardiac surgical outcomes is unknown...
  27. ncbi request reprint Obesity as a prognostic factor in chronic symptomatic heart failure
    Biykem Bozkurt
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am Heart J 150:1233-9. 2005
    ..Obesity is considered as an independent risk factor for development of heart failure (HF); however, its role in the progression of HF independent of atherosclerotic heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes is not well described...
  28. ncbi request reprint Translation of clinical trial results into practice: temporal patterns of beta-blocker utilization for heart failure at hospital discharge and during ambulatory follow-up
    Parag Patel
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am Heart J 153:515-22. 2007
    ..We examined recent temporal patterns of beta-blocker utilization in HF with systolic dysfunction at hospital discharge and over 2-year follow-up...
  29. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of tumor necrosis factor correlate with indexes of depressed heart rate variability: a study in patients with mild-to-moderate heart failure
    Hector A Malave
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Chest 123:716-24. 2003
    ..Therefore, we examined heart rate variability in relation to circulating levels of TNF, TNF receptors, and norepinephrine in patients with heart failure and in control subjects...
  30. doi request reprint Advances in the treatment of heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction
    Aparajita Das
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 23:233-40. 2008
    ..Therefore, there exists an urgent need to develop effective treatment strategies specifically for patients with HF-PEF. Recently completed and ongoing research in the treatment of HF-PEF is reviewed in this article...
  31. ncbi request reprint Asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction: an overlooked part of the continuum of heart failure
    Arunima Misra
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, VA Medical Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Heart Fail Monit 3:42-8. 2002
    ..This review highlights the currently available data on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of asymptomatic LV systolic dysfunction...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between preoperative diuretic use and in-hospital outcomes after cardiac surgery
    Salman J Bandeali
    Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiovasc Ther 31:291-7. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that diuretic use prior to cardiac surgery will be associated with adverse in-hospital clinical outcomes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perils of the random experiment
    Lemuel A Moye
    University of Texas School of Public Health, RAS Building E815, 1200 Herman Pressler, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Ther 10:112-21. 2003
    ..Readers of clinical trial results must be vigilant for nonprotocol-driven research and understand that the results from these programs are at best exploratory and cannot be used to answer scientific questions...
  34. pmc Relationship of hemoglobin A1C and mortality in heart failure patients with diabetes
    David Aguilar
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research and Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden Street BCM 620, Suite 500, Box 13, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:422-8. 2009
    ..This study was designed to examine the relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) and adverse outcomes in diabetic patients with established heart failure (HF)...
  35. ncbi request reprint The fragility of cardiovascular clinical trial results
    Lemuel A Moye
    University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Card Fail 8:247-53. 2002
    ..Clinical trials that have their prospective analysis plan altered are difficult to interpret...
  36. ncbi request reprint Circulating collagen biomarkers as indicators of disease severity in pulmonary arterial hypertension
    Zeenat Safdar
    Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, and Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    JACC Heart Fail 2:412-21. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if biomarkers of collagen metabolism in PAH identify patients with worse disease and higher risk of death...
  37. doi request reprint Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide: a biomarker approach to predict heart failure risk--the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Vijay Nambi
    Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX
    Clin Chem 59:1802-10. 2013
    ....
  38. pmc Effect of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition on exercise capacity and clinical status in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a randomized clinical trial
    Margaret M Redfield
    Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    JAMA 309:1268-77. 2013
    ..Studies in experimental and human heart failure suggest that phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors may enhance cardiovascular function and thus exercise capacity in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Variation by race in factors contributing to heart failure hospitalizations
    Hardeep Singh
    Medical Care Line, VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Card Fail 11:23-9. 2005
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Anti-angiotensin therapy: new perspectives
    Kumudha Ramasubbu
    Micheal E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Cardiol Clin 25:573-80; vi-vii. 2007
    ..This article examines the rationale and role of ARBs in the treatment of patients with heart failure on the basis of evidence from clinical trials...
  41. ncbi request reprint New therapeutics for chronic heart failure
    Douglas L Mann
    Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 6565 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Annu Rev Med 53:59-74. 2002
    ..We review the rationale for existing heart failure therapies and discuss the reasoning behind the development of some emerging therapies...
  42. pmc Recognition and treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms in heart failure
    Jeffrey A Cully
    Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Health Services Research and Development Service, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 11:103-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to examine the prevalence, recognition, and treatment of depression and anxiety in ambulatory patients with heart failure...
  43. ncbi request reprint Decreasing body temperature predicts early rehospitalization in congestive heart failure
    Amany Ahmed
    Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Card Fail 14:489-96. 2008
    ..In congestive heart failure (CHF), a low body temperature at hospital admission predicts in-hospital mortality. We hypothesized that a postdischarge reduction in body temperature predicts early CHF rehospitalization and death...
  44. ncbi request reprint Plasma matrix metalloproteinase and inhibitor profiles in patients with heart failure
    Eric M Wilson
    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    J Card Fail 8:390-8. 2002
    ..Cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha can induce MMP expression in vitro. The second objective of this study was to determine the relationship between soluble TNF-alpha receptors (TNFR1; TNFR2) and MMP plasma profiles...
  45. ncbi request reprint Role and optimal dosing of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in heart failure
    Dhruv Kazi
    Division of Cardiology, University of California, 200 W Arbor Drive, MPF 360, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    Cardiol Clin 26:1-14, v. 2008
    ..Attempts should be made to up titrate patients to target doses of ACE inhibitors that have been used in clinical trials, if tolerated...
  46. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-receptor blockade in acute myocardial infarction--a matter of dose
    Douglas L Mann
    N Engl J Med 349:1963-5. 2003