Larry A Allen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Medication Initiation Burden Required to Comply With Heart Failure Guideline Recommendations and Hospital Quality Measures
    Larry A Allen
    From Division of Cardiology and the Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora L A A, F A M, J S R, P M H University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles G C F Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC L L, P L S, Z J E, A F H, E D P Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO J S R, P M H Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA P A H Brigham and Women s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA D L B Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT H M K and Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT H M K
    Circulation 132:1347-53. 2015
  2. pmc Digoxin Use and Subsequent Outcomes Among Patients in a Contemporary Atrial Fibrillation Cohort
    Larry A Allen
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 65:2691-8. 2015
  3. pmc Risk factors for adverse outcomes by left ventricular ejection fraction in a contemporary heart failure population
    Larry A Allen
    Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 6:635-46. 2013
  4. pmc The inpatient experience and predictors of length of stay for patients hospitalized with systolic heart failure: comparison by commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare payer type
    Larry A Allen
    Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA
    J Med Econ 16:43-54. 2013
  5. pmc End points for comparative effectiveness research in heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 9:15-28. 2013
  6. pmc Patterns of beta-blocker intensification in ambulatory heart failure patients and short-term association with hospitalization
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:43. 2012
  7. pmc Relationship between anemia and health care costs in heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Card Fail 15:843-9. 2009
  8. doi request reprint End-point selection for acute heart failure trials
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium and the Section of Advanced Heart Failure, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 7:481-95. 2011
  9. pmc Identifying patients hospitalized with heart failure at risk for unfavorable future quality of life
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:389-98. 2011
  10. pmc Discharge to a skilled nursing facility and subsequent clinical outcomes among older patients hospitalized for heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:293-300. 2011

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. doi request reprint Medication Initiation Burden Required to Comply With Heart Failure Guideline Recommendations and Hospital Quality Measures
    Larry A Allen
    From Division of Cardiology and the Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora L A A, F A M, J S R, P M H University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles G C F Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC L L, P L S, Z J E, A F H, E D P Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO J S R, P M H Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA P A H Brigham and Women s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA D L B Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT H M K and Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT H M K
    Circulation 132:1347-53. 2015
    ..The burden of new medications for individual patients has not been described...
  2. pmc Digoxin Use and Subsequent Outcomes Among Patients in a Contemporary Atrial Fibrillation Cohort
    Larry A Allen
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 65:2691-8. 2015
    ..Although digoxin has long been used to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF), its safety remains controversial...
  3. pmc Risk factors for adverse outcomes by left ventricular ejection fraction in a contemporary heart failure population
    Larry A Allen
    Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 6:635-46. 2013
    ..The relative importance of common predictor variables for important clinical outcomes across strata of LVEF is relatively unknown...
  4. pmc The inpatient experience and predictors of length of stay for patients hospitalized with systolic heart failure: comparison by commercial, Medicaid, and Medicare payer type
    Larry A Allen
    Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA
    J Med Econ 16:43-54. 2013
    ..While length of stay (LOS) is a primary determinant of resource use and post-discharge events, few models exist for estimating LOS...
  5. pmc End points for comparative effectiveness research in heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 9:15-28. 2013
    ..This strategy almost certainly requires increased reliance on prospective studies with proactive end-point capture, preferably in the setting of randomized allocation of the interventions being compared...
  6. pmc Patterns of beta-blocker intensification in ambulatory heart failure patients and short-term association with hospitalization
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:43. 2012
    ..However, patterns and safety of β-blocker intensification in routine practice are poorly described...
  7. pmc Relationship between anemia and health care costs in heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Card Fail 15:843-9. 2009
    ..Anemia is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF), but its implications for heath care costs are not well described...
  8. doi request reprint End-point selection for acute heart failure trials
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium and the Section of Advanced Heart Failure, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 7:481-95. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc Identifying patients hospitalized with heart failure at risk for unfavorable future quality of life
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:389-98. 2011
    ..Patients are concerned with both their quantity and quality of life (QoL). To facilitate the recognition of patients at high risk for unfavorable future QoL or death, we created a simple prognostic tool to estimate this combined outcome...
  10. pmc Discharge to a skilled nursing facility and subsequent clinical outcomes among older patients hospitalized for heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:293-300. 2011
    ..Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospitalization among older Americans. Subsequent discharge to skilled nursing facilities (SNF) is not well described...
  11. pmc Continuous versus bolus dosing of Furosemide for patients hospitalized for heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1794-7. 2010
    ..Given the high prevalence of heart failure hospitalization and the disparate results of small studies regarding optimal dosing of loop diuretics to treat these patients, larger multicenter blinded studies are needed...
  12. doi request reprint Use of multiple biomarkers in heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium and Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 12:230-6. 2010
    ..Here we conceptually define multiple biomarker strategies, provide examples of emerging biomarker panels used in the care of patients with heart failure, and address key statistical and clinical issues for this rapidly evolving field...
  13. pmc End points for clinical trials in acute heart failure syndromes
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 53:2248-58. 2009
    ....
  14. pmc Multi-marker strategies in heart failure: clinical and statistical approaches
    Larry A Allen
    The Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 15:343-9. 2010
    ..Here, we define multi-marker strategies, summarize recent examples of biomarker combinations in heart failure, address key statistical and clinical issues, and discuss future directions for this rapidly evolving field...
  15. doi request reprint Hospital variation in intravenous inotrope use for patients hospitalized with heart failure: insights from Get With The Guidelines
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology and the Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
    Circ Heart Fail 7:251-60. 2014
    ..Whether differences in the clinical characteristics of the patients explain observed differences in the use of inotropic therapy is not known...
  16. pmc Guideline concordance of testing for hyperkalemia and kidney dysfunction during initiation of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy in patients with heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, Denver
    Circ Heart Fail 7:43-50. 2014
    ..Guidelines recommend measurement of serum potassium (K) and creatinine (Cr) before and serially after MRA initiation, but the extent to which this occurs is unknown...
  17. ncbi request reprint Red cell distribution width as a novel prognostic marker in heart failure: data from the CHARM Program and the Duke Databank
    G Michael Felker
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:40-7. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to identify potentially novel laboratory markers of risk in chronic heart failure patients...
  18. pmc Validation and potential mechanisms of red cell distribution width as a prognostic marker in heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Card Fail 16:230-8. 2010
    ..Our study sought to validate the prognostic value of RDW in heart failure and to explore the potential mechanisms underlying this association...
  19. doi request reprint Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator shocks in patients with a left ventricular assist device
    Amrut V Ambardekar
    University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 29:771-6. 2010
    ..However, the rate of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) shocks and the effect of these shocks on outcomes in patients with LVADs remain unknown...
  20. pmc Liver function abnormalities and outcome in patients with chronic heart failure: data from the Candesartan in Heart Failure: Assessment of Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity (CHARM) program
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    Eur J Heart Fail 11:170-7. 2009
    ..The prevalence and importance of liver function test (LFT) abnormalities in a large contemporary cohort of heart failure patients have not been systematically evaluated...
  21. pmc Rates and predictors of 30-day readmission among commercially insured and Medicaid-enrolled patients hospitalized with systolic heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 5:672-9. 2012
    ....
  22. pmc Patient-identified factors related to heart failure readmissions
    Jessica H Retrum
    School of Public Affairs, Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, CO, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6:171-7. 2013
    ..Although readmission after hospitalization for heart failure has received increasing attention, little is known about its root causes. Prior investigations have relied on administrative databases, chart review, and single-question surveys...
  23. pmc Practice-level variation in use of recommended medications among outpatients with heart failure: Insights from the NCDR PINNACLE program
    Pamela N Peterson
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO
    Circ Heart Fail 6:1132-8. 2013
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of long-term mortality across the spectrum of acute coronary syndromes
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Am Heart J 151:1065-71. 2006
    ..Data are sparse regarding comparative long-term mortality across the spectrum of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  25. pmc Giving voice to patients' and family caregivers' needs in chronic heart failure: implications for palliative care programs
    David B Bekelman
    Research and Genetics Sections, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:1317-24. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Health literacy and outcomes among patients with heart failure
    Pamela N Peterson
    Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, Mail Code 0960, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    JAMA 305:1695-701. 2011
    ..Little is known about the effects of low health literacy among patients with heart failure, a condition that requires self-management and frequent interactions with the health care system...
  27. pmc Management of acute decompensated heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    CMAJ 176:797-805. 2007
    ..Multiple novel therapies are being developed, but previous treatment failures indicate that progress in the management of acute decompensated heart failure is likely to be slow...
  28. doi request reprint Impact of medication nonadherence on hospitalizations and mortality in heart failure
    Ashley A Fitzgerald
    Division of Cardiology, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Card Fail 17:664-9. 2011
    ..Limited literature exists on the association between medication adherence and outcomes among patients with heart failure...
  29. 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...
  30. pmc Acculturation and outcomes among patients with heart failure
    Pamela N Peterson
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 5:160-6. 2012
    ..In particular, those who are foreign-born and who do not speak English as their primary language may have greater challenges interacting with the health care system and thus be at greater risk for adverse outcomes...
  31. pmc Improvements in signs and symptoms during hospitalization for acute heart failure follow different patterns and depend on the measurement scales used: an international, prospective registry to evaluate the evolution of measures of disease severity in acut
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Card Fail 14:777-84. 2008
    ..The natural evolution of signs and symptoms during acute heart failure (AHF) is poorly characterized...
  32. pmc Use of evidence-based cardiac prevention therapy among outpatients with atrial fibrillation
    Paul L Hess
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    Am J Med 126:625-32.e1. 2013
    ..Patients with atrial fibrillation often have cardiovascular risk factors or known comorbid disease, yet the use of evidence-based primary and secondary prevention cardiac therapy among atrial fibrillation outpatients is unknown...
  33. pmc High mortality without ESCAPE: the registry of heart failure patients receiving pulmonary artery catheters without randomization
    Larry A Allen
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Card Fail 14:661-9. 2008
    ..The external validity of these findings is debated...
  34. pmc Hospital patterns of use of positive inotropic agents in patients with heart failure
    Chohreh Partovian
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1402-9. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine hospital variation in the use of positive inotropic agents in patients with heart failure...
  35. pmc Performance of claims-based algorithms for identifying heart failure and cardiomyopathy among patients diagnosed with breast cancer
    Larry A Allen
    Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, CO Department of Population Sciences, Henry Ford Hospital and Health System, Detroit, MI Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Atlanta, GA Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Department of Hematology Oncology, Weston, WI Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, CO
    Med Care 52:e30-8. 2014
    ..The ability to accurately identify cardiotoxicity from administrative data would enhance safety information...
  36. pmc Aging of the United States population: impact on heart failure
    Rebecca Vigen
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 9:369-74. 2012
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Development of a Decision Aid for Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Considering a Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device
    Jocelyn S Thompson
    Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
    JACC Heart Fail 3:965-76. 2015
    ..This study aimed to create decision aids (DAs) for patients considering a destination therapy left ventricular assist device (DT LVAD)...
  38. doi request reprint Perspectives from mechanical circulatory support coordinators on the pre-implantation decision process for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices
    Colleen K McIlvennan
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA Colorado Health Outcomes Group, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA Electronic address
    Heart Lung 44:219-24. 2015
    ..To understand mechanical circulatory support (MCS) coordinators' perspectives related to destination therapy left ventricular assist devices (DT LVAD) decision making...
  39. doi request reprint Unique challenges of hospice for patients with heart failure: A qualitative study of hospice clinicians
    Hillary D Lum
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, CO Electronic address
    Am Heart J 170:524-30.e3. 2015
    ..The goal of this descriptive study was to understand hospice clinicians' perspectives on the unique aspects of caring for patients with heart failure to inform approaches to improving end-of-life care...
  40. doi request reprint Effect of left ventricular assist device placement on preexisting implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads
    Amrut V Ambardekar
    Division of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Card Fail 16:327-31. 2010
    ..We investigated whether the implantation of a LVAD affects ICD function...
  41. pmc Discordance between patient-predicted and model-predicted life expectancy among ambulatory patients with heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Duke Clinical Research Institute and Division of Cardiology, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    JAMA 299:2533-42. 2008
    ..Patients with chronic heart failure have impaired long-term survival, but their own expectations regarding prognosis have not been well studied...
  42. doi request reprint Outpatient palliative care for chronic heart failure: a case series
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:815-21. 2011
    ..This article describes the patients seen and the issues addressed in an outpatient palliative care program for patients with HF...
  43. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes in heart failure: existing measures and future uses
    Lauren E Thompson
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Campus Box B 130, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 12:236-46. 2015
    ..Advancing PRO measurement along with incorporating longitudinal measures in national databases and local electronic health records will serve to improve patient-centered care for patients with heart failure. ..
  44. pmc Palliative care and hospice in advanced heart failure
    Lisa Lemond
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 54:168-78. 2011
    ....
  45. pmc The evolving landscape of quality measurement for heart failure
    Ashley A Fitzgerald
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1254:131-9. 2012
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Care concordant with guidelines predicts decreased long-term mortality in patients with unstable angina pectoris and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Larry A Allen
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 93:1218-22. 2004
    ..In firmly establishing the benefit of consensus guidelines, the foundation is set for efforts to improve practitioner compliance with these standards...
  47. doi request reprint Thinking Outside the Box: Treating Acute Heart Failure Outside the Hospital to Improve Care and Reduce Admissions
    Adam D DeVore
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina Electronic address
    J Card Fail 21:667-73. 2015
    ..We also provide considerations for the design of future treatment strategies to be implemented in alternative care settings. ..
  48. ncbi request reprint Economic burden of heart failure in the elderly
    Lawrence Liao
    The Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 26:447-62. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to examine the impact of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions on costs and resource use in elderly individuals with HF...
  49. pmc Advances in the surgical treatment of heart failure
    Larry A Allen
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 23:249-53. 2008
    ..The purpose of this review is to discuss emerging surgical therapies in heart failure, in particular, mechanical cardiac support and mitral valve repair...
  50. doi request reprint Educational resources for patients considering a left ventricular assist device: a cross-sectional review of internet, print, and multimedia materials
    Matthew C Iacovetto
    From the School of Medicine M C I, Divisions of General Internal Medicine D D M and Cardiology C K M, L A A, and Colorado Health Outcomes Program D D M, C K M, J S T, L A A, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora W B and Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, MO S J L
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 7:905-11. 2014
    ..Patients seek out informational resources when considering implantation. The primary study objective was to characterize the scope and quality of available LVAD educational materials...
  51. pmc Performance of 3-dimensional echocardiography in measuring left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jennifer L Dorosz
    Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 59:1799-808. 2012
    ..The primary aim of this systematic review is to objectively evaluate the test performance characteristics of three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) in measuring left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF)...