Frederick A Masoudi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of diabetes on one-year health status outcomes following acute coronary syndromes
    Pamela N Peterson
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:41. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The burden of chronic congestive heart failure in older persons: magnitude and implications for policy and research
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 7:9-16. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use in older patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease: national prescription patterns and relationship with outcomes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:955-62. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Thiazolidinediones, metformin, and outcomes in older patients with diabetes and heart failure: an observational study
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology MC 0960, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 111:583-90. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The complexity and cost of drug regimens of older patients hospitalized with heart failure in the United States, 1998-2001
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2069-76. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in acute myocardial infarction in 4 US states between 1992 and 2001: clinical characteristics, quality of care, and outcomes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 114:2806-14. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint National patterns of use and effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in older patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80204, USA
    Circulation 110:724-31. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Implications of the failure to identify high-risk electrocardiogram findings for the quality of care of patients with acute myocardial infarction: results of the Emergency Department Quality in Myocardial Infarction (EDQMI) study
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 114:1565-71. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Renal insufficiency and mortality from acute coronary syndromes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am Heart J 147:623-9. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Adoption of spironolactone therapy for older patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the United States, 1998-2001
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 112:39-47. 2005

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Publications100

  1. pmc The impact of diabetes on one-year health status outcomes following acute coronary syndromes
    Pamela N Peterson
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:41. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between diabetes and patients' health status outcomes one year after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS)...
  2. ncbi request reprint The burden of chronic congestive heart failure in older persons: magnitude and implications for policy and research
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 7:9-16. 2002
    ..This review highlights the importance of heart failure in the older population and identifies the specific areas where research and policy initiatives may be instrumental in reducing the impact of the condition...
  3. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use in older patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease: national prescription patterns and relationship with outcomes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:955-62. 2005
    ..We sought to determine patterns of aspirin use and the relationship between aspirin prescription and outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure (HF)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Thiazolidinediones, metformin, and outcomes in older patients with diabetes and heart failure: an observational study
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology MC 0960, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 111:583-90. 2005
    ..Whether this results in adverse outcomes is unknown...
  5. ncbi request reprint The complexity and cost of drug regimens of older patients hospitalized with heart failure in the United States, 1998-2001
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2069-76. 2005
    ..Little is known, however, about the complexity and financial burden of medical therapy in this population...
  6. ncbi request reprint Trends in acute myocardial infarction in 4 US states between 1992 and 2001: clinical characteristics, quality of care, and outcomes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 114:2806-14. 2006
    ..Long-term trends in the clinical characteristics, quality of care, and outcomes for AMI over time from the health system perspective in geographically diverse populations are not well known...
  7. ncbi request reprint National patterns of use and effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in older patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80204, USA
    Circulation 110:724-31. 2004
    ..Our objectives were to assess the correlates of ACE inhibitor use and the relationship between ACE inhibitor prescription and mortality in older patients with heart failure...
  8. ncbi request reprint Implications of the failure to identify high-risk electrocardiogram findings for the quality of care of patients with acute myocardial infarction: results of the Emergency Department Quality in Myocardial Infarction (EDQMI) study
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 114:1565-71. 2006
    ..Our goal was to assess the prevalence of the failure to identify high-risk ECG findings in ED patients with AMI and to determine whether this failure is associated with lower-quality care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Renal insufficiency and mortality from acute coronary syndromes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Am Heart J 147:623-9. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Adoption of spironolactone therapy for older patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the United States, 1998-2001
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 112:39-47. 2005
    ..We studied the adoption of spironolactone therapy after publication of the Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study (RALES) in national cohorts of older patients hospitalized for heart failure...
  11. ncbi request reprint Gender, age, and heart failure with preserved left ventricular systolic function
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Denver Health Medical Center, Division of Cardiology, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:217-23. 2003
    ..This study was designed to determine if women are more likely than men to have heart failure (HF) with preserved systolic function after adjustment for potential confounders, including age...
  12. ncbi request reprint Most hospitalized older persons do not meet the enrollment criteria for clinical trials in heart failure
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80204, USA
    Am Heart J 146:250-7. 2003
    ..Our objective was to determine the proportion of older persons meeting enrollment criteria of randomized controlled trials of agents that prolong life in heart failure...
  13. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and heart failure: epidemiology, mechanisms, and pharmacotherapy
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:113B-132B. 2007
    ..This article reviews the epidemiology of HF and diabetes, the mechanisms whereby diabetes causes HF, and the pharmacotherapy of both HF and diabetes. Specific challenges in treating patients with both HF and diabetes are also addressed...
  14. doi request reprint Medication nonadherence is associated with a broad range of adverse outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease
    P Michael Ho
    Cardiology Section, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 155:772-9. 2008
    ..Little is known about the effect of nonadherence among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) on a broad spectrum of outcomes including cardiovascular mortality, cardiovascular hospitalizations, and revascularization procedures...
  15. ncbi request reprint Older emergency department patients with acute myocardial infarction receive lower quality of care than younger patients
    David J Magid
    Kaiser Permanente Clinical Research Unit, Denver, CO 90237 8066, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 46:14-21. 2005
    ..We assessed the independent relationship between age and the quality of medical care provided to patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute myocardial infarction...
  16. 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...
  17. doi request reprint Treatment and risk in heart failure: gaps in evidence or quality?
    Pamela N Peterson
    Denver Health Medical Center, CO, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:309-15. 2010
    ..The extent to which this reflects higher rates of contraindications in patients with higher risk or larger gaps in care quality has not been explored...
  18. doi request reprint A validated risk score for in-hospital mortality in patients with heart failure from the American Heart Association get with the guidelines program
    Pamela N Peterson
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:25-32. 2010
    ..Our objective was to derive and validate a risk score for in-hospital mortality in patients hospitalized with heart failure using American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF) program data...
  19. doi request reprint Association of longitudinal measures of hemoglobin and outcomes after hospitalization for heart failure
    Pamela N Peterson
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 159:81-9. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to characterize patterns of change in Hb over time in patients with HF and to evaluate the relationship between longitudinal measures of Hb and adverse outcomes...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc The association between medication adherence and treatment intensification with blood pressure control in resistant hypertension
    Stacie L Daugherty
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12605 E 16th Ave, Mail Stop B130, PO Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Hypertension 60:303-9. 2012
    ..These findings highlight the need to investigate why patients with uncontrolled BP do not receive treatment intensification...
  22. pmc Adherence to cardioprotective medications and mortality among patients with diabetes and ischemic heart disease
    P Michael Ho
    Cardiology Section, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:48. 2006
    ..Clinical practice guidelines recommend multiple cardioprotective medications to reduce recurrent events. We evaluated the association between cardioprotective medication adherence and mortality among patients with diabetes and IHD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Metformin and thiazolidinedione use in Medicare patients with heart failure
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Colorado, USA
    JAMA 290:81-5. 2003
    ..Little is known about patterns of use of these antihyperglycemic drugs in diabetic patients with heart failure...
  24. doi request reprint The relationship between gender and clinical management after exercise stress testing
    Stacie L Daugherty
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am Heart J 156:301-7. 2008
    ..Controversy remains regarding whether gender differences exist in clinical management after exercise treadmill testing (ETT)...
  25. doi request reprint The influence of age on health status outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
    P Michael Ho
    Medical Service, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 155:855-61. 2008
    ..Older age is a risk factor for higher mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but the association with health status outcomes is largely unexplored...
  26. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life predicts mortality in older but not younger patients following cardiac surgery
    P Michael Ho
    Cardiology and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 14:176-82. 2005
    ..Preoperative patient self-report of health status may be particularly useful in refining risk stratification and informing decision-making before and following cardiac surgery in older patients...
  27. doi request reprint Association of early follow-up after acute myocardial infarction with higher rates of medication use
    Stacie L Daugherty
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:485-91; discussion 492. 2008
    ..Early outpatient follow-up after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is recommended in guidelines, but its relationship with the use of evidence-based therapies is unknown...
  28. ncbi request reprint Age, functional capacity, and health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Card Fail 10:368-73. 2004
    ..We compared the relationship between functional limitation and HRQL between older and younger patients with heart failure...
  29. doi request reprint The prognostic importance of abnormal heart rate recovery and chronotropic response among exercise treadmill test patients
    Thomas M Maddox
    Denver VAMC University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80209, USA
    Am Heart J 156:736-44. 2008
    ..However, little is known about their prognostic use in combination and in addition to the Duke Treadmill Score (DTS)...
  30. pmc Incidence and prognosis of resistant hypertension in hypertensive patients
    Stacie L Daugherty
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, 12605 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Circulation 125:1635-42. 2012
    ..Despite a recent American Heart Association (AHA) consensus statement emphasizing the importance of resistant hypertension, the incidence and prognosis of this condition are largely unknown...
  31. doi request reprint Variation in use of dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the national cardiovascular data registry
    Dan D Matlock
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:634-41; discussion 641. 2012
    ..The current use of dual-chamber ICDs is not well characterized...
  32. pmc Increased mortality among survivors of myocardial infarction with kidney dysfunction: the contribution of gaps in the use of guideline-based therapies
    Pamela N Peterson
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 9:29. 2009
    ..We assessed the degree to which differences in guideline-based medical therapy for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) contribute to the higher mortality associated with kidney disease...
  33. ncbi request reprint Difficulty taking medications, depression, and health status in heart failure patients
    Anne L Morgan
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    J Card Fail 12:54-60. 2006
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Provider and hospital characteristics associated with geographic variation in the evaluation and management of elderly patients with heart failure
    Edward P Havranek
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1186-91. 2004
    ..We therefore sought to determine the extent to which provider and hospital characteristics contribute to small-area geographic variation in heart failure care after controlling for patient factors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the onset of depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure
    Edward P Havranek
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Denver Health Medical Center, 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204 4507, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:2333-8. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to identify the factors associated with the development of depressive symptoms in outpatients with heart failure (HF)...
  36. doi request reprint Discontinuation of antihyperglycemic therapy and clinical outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in older patients with diabetes
    Kasia J Lipska
    Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:236-42. 2010
    ..We examined the frequency of this practice and evaluated the associated outcomes of readmission and mortality...
  37. 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
    ....
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Sex differences in cardiovascular outcomes in patients with incident hypertension
    Stacie L Daugherty
    Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Hypertens 31:271-7. 2013
    ..The extent to which women and men with newly identified hypertension are at a similar risk for adverse cardiovascular events, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), is not well known...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint Association of exercise capacity on treadmill with future cardiac events in patients referred for exercise testing
    Pamela N Peterson
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:174-9. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the prognostic importance of exercise capacity for nonfatal cardiac events in a clinical population...
  45. pmc Left ventricular hypertrophy and cardiovascular mortality by race and ethnicity
    Edward P Havranek
    Denver Health Medical Center, CO 80204 4507, USA
    Am J Med 121:870-5. 2008
    ..Left ventricular hypertrophy is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality. The contribution of left ventricular hypertrophy to racial and ethnic differences in cardiovascular mortality is poorly understood...
  46. pmc Association between angina and treatment satisfaction after myocardial infarction
    Mary E Plomondon
    Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1-6. 2008
    ..Patient satisfaction is increasingly recognized as a quality indicator and important outcome of care. Little is known about the clinical factors associated with satisfaction after myocardial infarction (MI)...
  47. doi request reprint Gender differences in procedure-related adverse events in patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy
    Pamela N Peterson
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80204, USA
    Circulation 119:1078-84. 2009
    ..Our objective was to compare rates of in-hospital adverse events in men and women receiving implantable cardioverter- defibrillator (ICD) therapy in community practice...
  48. 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...
  49. pmc Pulse wave velocity and carotid atherosclerosis in white and Latino patients with hypertension
    Mori J Krantz
    Cardiology Division, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:15. 2011
    ..Ethnic minorities are at proportionately greater risk for developing extracoronary vascular disease including heart failure and cerebrovascular disease...
  50. doi request reprint 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...
  51. doi request reprint Importance of therapy intensification and medication nonadherence for blood pressure control in patients with coronary disease
    P Michael Ho
    Cardiology Section, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1055 Clermont St, Denver, CO 80220, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:271-6. 2008
    ..Despite the importance of blood pressure (BP) control in secondary prevention, a significant proportion of patients with coronary disease have uncontrolled BP...
  52. pmc Age-dependent gender differences in hypertension management
    Stacie L Daugherty
    Division of Cardiology, 12605 E, 16th Avenue, Mailstop B130, PO Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Hypertens 29:1005-11. 2011
    ..Accordingly, we compared rates of hypertension control between women and men as a function of age...
  53. doi request reprint Underutilization of beta-blockers in patients undergoing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization procedures
    Paul J Hauptman
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 3:204-11. 2010
    ..Our objective was to evaluate use of beta-blockers (BB) among patients with heart failure undergoing a cardiac device procedure...
  54. ncbi request reprint Depression predicts mortality following cardiac valve surgery
    P Michael Ho
    Cardiology and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:1255-9. 2005
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Effect of medication nonadherence on hospitalization and mortality among patients with diabetes mellitus
    P Michael Ho
    Department of Medicine, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CO, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1836-41. 2006
    ..Medication nonadherence may reduce the effectiveness of therapies. To our knowledge, the association between medication nonadherence and mortality remains unexplored outside the context of clinical trials...
  56. ncbi request reprint Inpatient and follow-up cardiology care and mortality for acute coronary syndrome patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    P Michael Ho
    Medical Service, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am Heart J 154:489-94. 2007
    ..The impact of inpatient and follow-up cardiology care on patient outcomes after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) hospital discharge is unknown...
  57. pmc Longitudinal study of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: methods and clinical characteristics of patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention in contemporary practice
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:e78-85. 2012
    ..This study is being conducted to address these questions...
  58. pmc Thresholds in the relationship between mortality and left ventricular hypertrophy defined by electrocardiography
    Edward P Havranek
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507
    J Electrocardiol 41:342-50. 2008
    ..Electrocardiographic criteria for the diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy in current use were defined using autopsy results or echocardiography; criteria defined using mortality might be more clinically meaningful...
  59. ncbi request reprint A broader paradigm for understanding and treating heart failure
    Edward P Havranek
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    J Card Fail 9:147-52. 2003
    ..This approach will require a rationally designed health care delivery system that applies the best available evidence to the care of individual patients with heart failure...
  60. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms are the strongest predictors of short-term declines in health status in patients with heart failure
    John S Rumsfeld
    Cardiology 111B, Denver VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1811-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether depressive symptoms are independently associated with changes in heart failure (HF)-specific health status...
  61. doi request reprint Cardiovascular care facts: a report from the national cardiovascular data registry: 2011
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Consortium, Denver, Colorado Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1931-47. 2013
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Variability in the clinical status of patients with advanced heart failure
    Paul J Hauptman
    Department of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri, USA
    J Card Fail 10:397-402. 2004
    ..The frequency of such follow-up is not established and is likely to depend on the natural history and variability of patients' health status and the availability and use of appropriate treatments...
  63. doi request reprint ACCF/SCAI/STS/AATS/AHA/ASNC 2009 Appropriateness Criteria for Coronary Revascularization : a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of
    Manesh R Patel
    Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:E1-24. 2009
    ..It is anticipated that these results will have an impact on physician decision making and patient education regarding expected benefits from revascularization and will help guide future research...
  64. doi request reprint Long-term prognosis of acute kidney injury after acute myocardial infarction
    Chirag R Parikh
    Department of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, Connecticut 06516, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:987-95. 2008
    ..Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication during hospitalization and is an accepted risk factor for in-hospital mortality. However, the association of severity of AKI with the long-term risk of death is not well defined...
  65. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the evidence: is there a rigid hierarchy?
    P Michael Ho
    Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 118:1675-84. 2008
  66. ncbi request reprint Future challenges in quality improvement in heart failure
    Edward P Havranek
    Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 8:342-5. 2002
    ..After 3 years of experience with the National Heart Failure project, it is appropriate to highlight the issues pertinent to future quality improvement initiatives in heart failure care...
  67. doi request reprint The NCDR CathPCI Registry: a US national perspective on care and outcomes for percutaneous coronary intervention
    Issam Moussa
    Division of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    Heart 99:297-303. 2013
    ..The registry contributes to quality of care by providing data feedback on a wide range of performance metrics to participating centres and by facilitating local and national quality improvement efforts...
  68. doi request reprint Patient and cardiologist perceptions on decision making for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: a qualitative study
    Dan D Matlock
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:1634-44. 2011
    ..Although implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) reduce mortality in selected patients, they are also associated with potential risks. Periprocedural decision making requires understanding both benefits and risks...
  69. ncbi request reprint Impact of medication therapy discontinuation on mortality after myocardial infarction
    P Michael Ho
    Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CO, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1842-7. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Cardiology management improves secondary prevention measures among patients with coronary artery disease
    P Michael Ho
    Health Services Research, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 80220, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1517-23. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if cardiology subspecialty involvement improves the attainment of recommended low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and blood pressure (BP) targets in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients...
  71. ncbi request reprint Chest pain on exercise treadmill test predicts future cardiac hospitalizations
    P Michael Ho
    Denver VA Medical Center, USA
    Clin Cardiol 30:505-10. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the importance of chest pain during ETT in predicting future nonfatal cardiac hospitalizations...
  72. 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
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint The year in epidemiology, health services research, and outcomes research
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8088, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:2254-62. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint Defining the role of palliative care in older adults with heart failure
    David B Bekelman
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, USA
    Int J Cardiol 125:183-90. 2008
    ..This care is complementary to contemporary heart failure care and can be provided concurrently at any point during the illness based on patient and caregiver needs...
  75. ncbi request reprint The year in epidemiology, health services research, and outcomes research
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8088, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1886-95. 2006
  76. pmc Aspirin, ibuprofen, and mortality after myocardial infarction: retrospective cohort study
    Jeptha P Curtis
    Section of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Room I 456 SHM, 333 Cedar Street, PO Box 208088, New Haven CT 06520 8088, USA
    BMJ 327:1322-3. 2003
  77. doi request reprint Glucometrics in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: defining the optimal outcomes-based measure of risk
    Mikhail Kosiborod
    Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke s Hospital, 4401 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
    Circulation 117:1018-27. 2008
    ..Whether metrics that incorporate multiple glucose assessments during acute myocardial infarction hospitalization are better predictors of mortality than admission glucose alone is not well defined...
  78. ncbi request reprint Predictors of weight change in overweight patients with myocardial infarction
    Yazid Y Fadl
    Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am Heart J 154:711-7. 2007
    ..Weight loss is recommended among overweight survivors of myocardial infarction (MI). This study describes patterns of weight change among overweight patients with MI and identifies factors associated with weight change...
  79. ncbi request reprint Patterns of secondary prevention in older patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Circulation 108:II24-8. 2003
    ..Little is known regarding the use of secondary prevention in older patients undergoing CABG during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  80. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of angina pectoris one month after myocardial infarction
    John A Spertus
    Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:282-8. 2006
    ..86, 95% CI 1.45 to 2.41), weekly (OR 4.24, 95% CI 3.09 to 5.82), and daily (OR 6.12, 95% CI 3.62 to 10.3) were more likely to have AP 1 month later. In conclusion, > 1 in 4 patients reported AP 1 month after an MI...
  81. ncbi request reprint Race, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    JAMA 289:2517-24. 2003
    ..Because previous studies have been based on selected patient populations treated more than a decade ago, it is unclear if racial differences in quality of care and outcomes currently exist in the United States...
  82. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and outcomes of older patients with heart failure hospitalized in the United States and Canada
    Dennis T Ko
    Department of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 165:2486-92. 2005
    ..We compared the process of care and outcomes of patients with heart failure, the most common cause of hospitalization for individuals 65 years and older in both countries...
  83. ncbi request reprint Patient sex and quality of ED care for patients with myocardial infarction
    David R Vinson
    Permanente Medical Group, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:996-1003. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the quality of care between male and female emergency department (ED) patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  84. ncbi request reprint Outcomes in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction: mortality, readmission, and functional decline
    Grace L Smith
    Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1510-8. 2003
    ..We compared mortality, hospital readmission, and changes in functional status in patients with preserved versus depressed EF...
  85. pmc Renal impairment predicts long-term mortality risk after acute myocardial infarction
    Grace L Smith
    Section of Nephrology, Yale University and VAMC, 950 Campbell Avenue, Mail Code 151B, Building 35 A, Room 219, West Haven, CT 06516, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 19:141-50. 2008
    ..Associations with estimated GFR demonstrated similar trends. In conclusion, renal function in hospitalized patients with AMI is an important and consistent predictor of mortality for up to 10 yr...
  86. ncbi request reprint Acute noncardiac conditions and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Judith H Lichtman
    Section of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Circulation 116:1925-30. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the prevalence of acute, severe, noncardiac conditions present at the time of hospital admission with acute myocardial infarction and to assess the association of these conditions with in-hospital mortality...
  87. pmc Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors in older persons with acute myocardial infarction: evidence for an age-statin interaction
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:421-30. 2006
    ..To characterize the relationship between hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) and outcomes in older persons with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  88. doi request reprint ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR 2008 appropriateness criteria for stress echocardiography: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriateness Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Emerg
    Pamela S Douglas
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1127-47. 2008
    ..It is anticipated that these results will have a significant impact on physician decision making and performance, reimbursement policy, and will help guide future research...
  89. ncbi request reprint Statins and mortality among elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Circulation 113:1086-92. 2006
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the association between statin use and survival among a national sample of elderly patients hospitalized with HF...
  90. 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)...
  91. pmc Socioeconomic status, treatment, and outcomes among elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the National Heart Failure Project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 152:371-8. 2006
    ..Prior studies have reported conflicting findings concerning the association of socioeconomic status (SES), treatment, and outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF)...
  92. ncbi request reprint Anemia and outcomes in patients with heart failure: a study from the National Heart Care Project
    Mikhail Kosiborod
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:2237-44. 2005
    ..As a result, whether anemia is a truly independent predictor of risk or a marker of comorbid illness in these patients is unknown...
  93. ncbi request reprint Insulin-sensitizing antihyperglycemic drugs and mortality after acute myocardial infarction: insights from the National Heart Care Project
    Silvio E Inzucchi
    Section of Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8020, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1680-9. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the impact of these insulin sensitizers on outcomes in diabetic patients after hospitalization with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  94. ncbi request reprint Admission glucose and mortality in elderly patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: implications for patients with and without recognized diabetes
    Mikhail Kosiborod
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208088, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Circulation 111:3078-86. 2005
    ..The relationship between admission glucose levels and outcomes in older diabetic and nondiabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction is not well defined...
  95. ncbi request reprint Predictors of cardiologist care for older patients hospitalized for heart failure
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    Am Heart J 147:66-73. 2004
    ..However, national rates of specialty care during hospitalization for heart failure and factors associated with care by a cardiologist are unknown...
  96. ncbi request reprint Race and renal impairment in heart failure: mortality in blacks versus whites
    Grace L Smith
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    Circulation 111:1270-7. 2005
    ..We sought to determine in HF patients the 1-year mortality risks associated with elevated creatinine and impaired estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and to quantify racial differences in mortality...
  97. pmc Sex, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the National Heart Failure Project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Am Heart J 149:121-8. 2005
    ..However, these studies were based upon selected patient populations and lacked quality of care measures...
  98. pmc Regional variations in racial differences in the treatment of elderly patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Med 117:811-22. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether racial differences in myocardial infarction treatment vary by U.S. census region...
  99. ncbi request reprint Quality of care for acute myocardial infarction at urban safety-net hospitals
    Joseph S Ross
    Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:238-48. 2007
    ..We examine the implications of these findings for the millions of vulnerable Americans who rely on safety-net hospitals for their care...
  100. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of heart failure in older patients: results from the National Heart Failure project
    Edward P Havranek
    Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, Aurora, Colo, USA
    Am Heart J 143:412-7. 2002
    ..We sought to describe a contemporary national sample of elderly patients with HF and to examine the sample for age-related trends in clinical characteristics...

Research Grants1

  1. HEART FAILURE & NORMAL SYSTOLIC FUNCTION IN OLDER ADULTS
    Frederick Masoudi; Fiscal Year: 2004
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