Vera A Bittner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Women's angiographic vitamin and estrogen trial: design and methods
    Judith Hsia
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Control Clin Trials 23:708-27. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D levels do not predict cardiovascular events in statin-treated patients with stable coronary disease
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Am Heart J 164:387-93. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy and the risk of cardiovascular disease
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, 701 19th Street South LHRB 310, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:2041-53. 2009
  4. pmc The triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio predicts all-cause mortality in women with suspected myocardial ischemia: a report from the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE)
    Vera Bittner
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am Heart J 157:548-55. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination in secondary prevention: an opportunity missed
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:202-7. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease in women: an update
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 21:602-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation as secondary prevention center
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 17:211-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease in women
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1628-35. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Remnant-like lipoproteins, hormone therapy, and angiographic and clinical outcomes: the Women's Angiographic Vitamin & Estrogen Trial
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am Heart J 148:293-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol: an alternate target for lipid-lowering therapy
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:122-6; quiz 129-30. 2004

Research Grants

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Publications59

  1. ncbi request reprint Women's angiographic vitamin and estrogen trial: design and methods
    Judith Hsia
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Control Clin Trials 23:708-27. 2002
    ..Quantitative coronary angiography was performed at baseline and repeated after projected mean follow-up of 3 years...
  2. doi request reprint Vitamin D levels do not predict cardiovascular events in statin-treated patients with stable coronary disease
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Am Heart J 164:387-93. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy and the risk of cardiovascular disease
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, 701 19th Street South LHRB 310, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0007, USA
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 10:2041-53. 2009
    ..Subsequent post hoc analyses of the Women's Health Initiative data have renewed enthusiasm for hormone therapy among younger postmenopausal women...
  4. pmc The triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio predicts all-cause mortality in women with suspected myocardial ischemia: a report from the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE)
    Vera Bittner
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am Heart J 157:548-55. 2009
    ..The prognostic utility of the TG/HDL-C ratio, a marker for insulin resistance and small dense low-density lipoprotein particles, is unknown among high-risk women...
  5. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination in secondary prevention: an opportunity missed
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:202-7. 2007
    ..Little is known about prevalence and correlates of FluVacc among patients with coronary heart disease enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease in women: an update
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 21:602-7. 2006
    ..This review summarizes observational studies of lipoproteins and coronary heart disease risk and randomized trials of lipid-lowering therapy among women and reviews progress in the implementation of proven therapies in clinical practice...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation as secondary prevention center
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 17:211-8. 2006
    ..Future research directions are outlined...
  8. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on dyslipidemia and coronary heart disease in women
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1628-35. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Remnant-like lipoproteins, hormone therapy, and angiographic and clinical outcomes: the Women's Angiographic Vitamin & Estrogen Trial
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am Heart J 148:293-9. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol: an alternate target for lipid-lowering therapy
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Prev Cardiol 7:122-6; quiz 129-30. 2004
    ..In the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III report, non-HDL cholesterol has been designated a secondary target of therapy among patients with hypertriglyceridemia...
  11. ncbi request reprint Women and coronary heart disease risk factors
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, LHRB 310 UAB Station, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Cardiovasc Risk 9:315-22. 2002
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  12. ncbi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels predict five-year outcome in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI)
    Vera Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Circulation 106:2537-42. 2002
    ..26 mmol/L. It is not known whether non-HDL-C relates to prognosis among patients with coronary heart disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Treatment of dyslipidemia in pre- and postmenopausal women with and without known atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    V Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Station LHR 310, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 3:401-7. 2001
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  14. ncbi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular disease
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Curr Opin Lipidol 14:367-71. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of coronary angiography on use of lipid-lowering agents in women: a report from the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) study. For the WISE Investigators
    V Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Cardiol 85:1083-8. 2000
    ..Intensification of lipid-lowering therapy was not apparent 6 weeks after coronary angiography in women with newly diagnosed CAD or among women whose diagnosis was confirmed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Correlates of high HDL cholesterol among women with coronary heart disease
    V Bittner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am Heart J 139:288-96. 2000
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy in clinical cardiology
    V Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, LHR 310A, University Station, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Cardiol Rev 8:57-64. 2000
    ..For now, a cautionary approach to hormone replacement therapy appears warranted, at least among postmenopausal women with established coronary artery disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint Referral patterns to a University-based cardiac rehabilitation program
    V Bittner
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    Am J Cardiol 83:252-5, A5. 1999
    ..Only 8.7% of eligible patients were referred, suggesting that more education targeting physicians, patients, and insurers is needed and barriers to participation must be systematically addressed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol-lowering medication, cholesterol level, and reproductive hormones in women: the Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE)
    C Noel Bairey Merz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Med 113:723-7. 2002
    ..We also sought to evaluate this association, independent of statin use, particularly among premenopausal women of childbearing age...
  20. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of angina in women with suspected ischemic heart disease: results from the National Institutes of Health--National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute--sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation
    Leslee J Shaw
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Circulation 114:894-904. 2006
    ..Few data exist regarding the type and intensity of resource consumption in women with chest pain after coronary angiography...
  21. pmc Importance of socioeconomic status as a predictor of cardiovascular outcome and costs of care in women with suspected myocardial ischemia. Results from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-sponsored Women's Ischemia
    Leslee J Shaw
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:1081-92. 2008
    ..For women, who are more likely to live in poverty, defining the clinical and economic impact of socioeconomic factors may aid in defining redistributive policies to improve healthcare quality...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hypoestrogenemia of hypothalamic origin and coronary artery disease in premenopausal women: a report from the NHLBI-sponsored WISE study
    C Noel Bairey Merz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:413-9. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate hypoestrogenemia of hypothalamic origin and its association with angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) in premenopausal women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Exercise as a treatment for the risk of cardiovascular disease
    Bilal Aijaz
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, LHRB 306 701, 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL, 35294, USA
    Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 12:329-41. 2010
    ..Health care providers have an opportunity and a responsibility to include exercise counseling in routine office visits...
  24. pmc Variations in prevalent cardiovascular disease and future risk by metabolic syndrome classification in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study
    Todd M Brown
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am Heart J 159:385-91. 2010
    ..The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III define metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) differently, with unclear implications for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...
  25. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and coronary angiographic disease progression: the Women's Angiographic Vitamin & Estrogen trial
    Judith Hsia
    Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
    Am Heart J 146:439-45. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Outcomes at one-year follow-up of women and men with coronary artery disease discharged from cardiac rehabilitation: what benefits are maintained?
    Ritesh Gupta
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:11-8; quiz 19-20. 2007
    ..Little is known about which benefits achieved during cardiac rehabilitation (CR) are maintained 1 year after CR discharge and whether there are any gender-specific differences...
  27. pmc Does prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in women with coronary artery disease differ by the ATP III and IDF criteria?
    Todd M Brown
    Health Services Research Training Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:841-7. 2008
    ..Whether the IDF definition identifies a greater prevalence of the metabolic syndrome than the ATP III definition in women with coronary artery disease (CAD) is unknown...
  28. pmc Relations between endogenous androgens and estrogens in postmenopausal women with suspected ischemic heart disease
    Glenn D Braunstein
    Department of Medicine, Room 2119, Plaza Level, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:4268-75. 2008
    ..If so, then epidemiologic studies that examine the association between androgens and pathological processes should adjust the results for the independent effect of estrogens...
  29. pmc Predictors of cardiac rehabilitation referral in coronary artery disease patients: findings from the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program
    Todd M Brown
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:515-21. 2009
    ..Our purpose was to determine factors independently associated with cardiac rehabilitation referral, which are currently not well described at a national level...
  30. pmc Drugs are not enough: the metabolic syndrome--a call for intensive therapeutic lifestyle change
    Todd M Brown
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Cardiometab Syndr 4:20-5. 2009
    ..More emphasis on therapeutic lifestyle change in addition to intensive pharmacologic therapy is needed to reduce MetS prevalence in patients with coronary artery disease...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein abnormalities related to women's health
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    Am J Cardiol 90:77i-84i. 2002
    ..In contrast, lifestyle changes and pharmacological lipid-lowering therapy have been shown to favorably influence the natural course of atherosclerotic disease and reduce cardiovascular events in men and women...
  32. ncbi request reprint Optimizing risk stratification in cardiac rehabilitation with inclusion of a comorbidity index
    Gilbert J Zoghbi
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0007, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 24:8-13; quiz 14-5. 2004
    ..This study was designed to ascertain the prevalence of noncardiac comorbidities among CR patients, and to assess their relation to the current risk stratification algorithm for clinical events...
  33. ncbi request reprint Glucose, blood pressure, and lipid control in older people with and without diabetes mellitus: the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Nicholas L Smith
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, University of Washington, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:416-23. 2002
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  34. ncbi request reprint Depression, the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk
    Viola Vaccarino
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 1256 Briarcliff Road NE, Suite 1 North, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:40-8. 2008
    ..The relationship between depression and the metabolic syndrome is unclear, and whether metabolic syndrome explains the association between depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is unknown...
  35. ncbi request reprint Depression, inflammation, and incident cardiovascular disease in women with suspected coronary ischemia: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored WISE study
    Viola Vaccarino
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30306, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:2044-50. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine prospectively whether inflammation explains the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  36. doi request reprint Comparison of baseline characteristics and outcomes in younger and older patients completing cardiac rehabilitation
    Sanjay Maniar
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 29:220-9. 2009
    ..The present study compares baseline characteristics and CR outcomes between younger and older patients participating in CR...
  37. ncbi request reprint Secondary prevention outcomes among black and white cardiac rehabilitation patients
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am Heart J 153:980-6. 2007
    ..It is unknown if cardiac rehabilitation (CR) narrows the gap in risk factor control between black and white patients. Thus, we compared baseline characteristics and secondary prevention outcomes between black and white CR patients...
  38. ncbi request reprint Racial differences of lipoprotein subclass distributions in postmenopausal women
    Amit N Vora
    Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ethn Dis 18:176-80. 2008
    ..We assessed racial differences in lipoprotein particle size, a marker of atherosclerosis risk, among women with coronary disease...
  39. ncbi request reprint Physical activity patterns among women in rural Alabama
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    Department of Medicine, Divison of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Health Behav 27:311-21. 2003
    ..To explore factors associated with physically active women in a rural community...
  40. ncbi request reprint Women in cardiac rehabilitation
    Vera Bittner
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 58:227-35. 2003
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  41. ncbi request reprint Insights from the NHLBI-Sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study: Part II: gender differences in presentation, diagnosis, and outcome with regard to gender-based pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and macrovascular and microvascular cor
    C Noel Bairey Merz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:S21-9. 2006
    ..Additionally, innovative cardiovascular imaging techniques will be discussed. Finally, we identify critical areas of further inquiry needed to advance this new gender-specific IHD understanding into improved outcomes for women...
  42. pmc Association of race and sex with risk of incident acute coronary heart disease events
    Monika M Safford
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    JAMA 308:1768-74. 2012
    ..It is unknown whether long-standing disparities in incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) among US blacks and whites persist...
  43. pmc Biomarkers of atherosclerosis: clinical applications
    Todd M Brown
    Preventive Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, 701 19th Street South LHRB 310, Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:497-504. 2008
    ..We review the recently published literature on blood-based biomarkers and examine whether incorporating these markers may improve clinical decision making...
  44. pmc Diabetes mellitus, hypothalamic hypoestrogenemia, and coronary artery disease in premenopausal women (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sponsored WISE study)
    Bina Ahmed
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:150-4. 2008
    ..The presence of both DM and HHE predicted a greater burden of angiographic CAD. Prospective research is warranted to better understand causal relations between DM, endogenous hormones, and MACE in premenopausal women...
  45. doi request reprint Cardiac rehabilitation and women: what keeps them away?
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 30:12-21. 2010
    ..Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is underutilized, especially among women. The goal of this study was to examine CR referral and enrollment patterns among eligible women and identify factors associated with utilization...
  46. ncbi request reprint Past oral contraceptive use and angiographic coronary artery disease in postmenopausal women: data from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation
    C Noel Bairey Merz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute and Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Fertil Steril 85:1425-31. 2006
    ..To evaluate past oral contraceptive use and angiographic coronary artery disease in women...
  47. pmc Postmenopausal women with a history of irregular menses and elevated androgen measurements at high risk for worsening cardiovascular event-free survival: results from the National Institutes of Health--National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sponsored W
    Leslee J Shaw
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1276-84. 2008
    ..Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a greater clustering of cardiac risk factors. However, the link between PCOS and cardiovascular (CV) disease is incompletely described...
  48. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the failure of patients to complete cardiac rehabilitation for medical and nonmedical reasons
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    School of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 23:281-9. 2003
    ..The purposes of this study were to describe completion rates in a hospital-based outpatient CR program, and to identify factors associated with patients failing to complete CR because of nonmedical and medical reasons...
  49. ncbi request reprint Personal, social, and physical environmental correlates of physical activity in rural African-American women in Alabama
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:30-7. 2003
    ..Physical inactivity is prevalent among African-American women in rural Alabama. The purpose of this study was to explore personal, social, and physical environmental factors associated with activity to help plan interventions...
  50. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio for prediction of the low-density lipoprotein phenotype B
    Viktor Hanak
    Department of Medicine, Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:219-22. 2004
    ..8. The ratio was reliable for identifying LDL phenotype B in men and women...
  51. ncbi request reprint Prehospital delay in individuals with acute coronary disease: concordance of medical records and follow-up phone interviews
    Robert J Goldberg
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass 01655, USA
    Cardiology 97:159-65. 2002
    ..These results suggest that a telephone interview carried out several months following hospitalization for acute coronary disease may not provide sufficiently reliable information about prehospital delay...
  52. ncbi request reprint Insights from the NHLBI-Sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) Study: Part I: gender differences in traditional and novel risk factors, symptom evaluation, and gender-optimized diagnostic strategies
    Leslee J Shaw
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:S4-S20. 2006
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Practical interpretation of 6-minute walk data using healthy adult reference equations
    Bonnie Sanderson
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, and CardioPulmonary Rehabilitation, University Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 26:167-71. 2006
  54. ncbi request reprint Migraines, angiographic coronary artery disease and cardiovascular outcomes in women
    Bina Ahmed
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, USA
    Am J Med 119:670-5. 2006
    ..There are conflicting data regarding the association between migraines and cardiovascular events. We evaluated the relationship between migraine headaches, angiographic coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular events in women...
  55. pmc Total estrogen time and obstructive coronary disease in women: insights from the NHLBI-sponsored Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE)
    C Noel Bairey Merz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Research Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1315-22. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between detailed measurements of endogenous and exogenous estrogen exposure time with angiographic CAD and major adverse cardiovascular events...
  56. ncbi request reprint Women in cardiac rehabilitation: outcomes and identifying risk for dropout
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department and School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am Heart J 150:1052-8. 2005
    ..The purposes of this study were to (1) compare baseline characteristics between women who completed and did not complete CR, (2) identify factors associated with women completing CR, and (3) describe outcomes among completers...
  57. ncbi request reprint Assessing patient recall of discharge instructions for acute myocardial infarction
    Bonnie K Sanderson
    University Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Healthc Qual 31:25-33; quiz 34. 2009
    ..Quality improvement strategies are needed to guide more effective provider-patient communication...
  58. ncbi request reprint The 6-minute walk test: how important is the learning effect?
    Grace Wu
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 0007, USA
    Am Heart J 146:129-33. 2003
    ..An initial learning effect with repeated administration is well documented, but it is unknown whether this learning effect persists with time...
  59. ncbi request reprint Intensive lipid lowering with atorvastatin in patients with coronary artery disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease
    James Shepherd
    University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Mayo Clin Proc 83:870-9. 2008
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Research Grants1

  1. ACTION - A CHF Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise
    Vera Bittner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The trial will take place over 5 years with an initial 6 months for planning, training, and implementation; 3 years of enrollment; 1 year of follow-up; and 6 months for close out, analysis, and presentation. ..