Dennis A Tighe

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Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of image quality on the accuracy of real time three-dimensional echocardiography to measure left ventricular volumes in unselected patients: a comparison with gated-SPECT imaging
    Dennis A Tighe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 24:1073-80. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Influence of age on assessment of diastolic function by Doppler tissue imaging
    Dennis A Tighe
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:254-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Calculated low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels frequently underestimate directly measured low density lipoprotein cholesterol determinations in patients with serum triglyceride levels < or =4.52 mmol/l: an analysis comparing the LipiDirect magne
    Dennis A Tighe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 365:236-42. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cardiac mechanics in mild hypertensive heart disease: a speckle-strain imaging study
    Arumugam Narayanan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01606, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2:382-90. 2009
  5. pmc Trends in the use of echocardiography and left ventriculography to assess left ventricular ejection fraction in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction
    Samuel W Joffe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am Heart J 158:185-92. 2009
  6. pmc Management and outcomes of renal disease and acute myocardial infarction
    Paul A Santolucito
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am J Med 123:847-55. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Usefulness of the pulmonary arterial systolic pressure to predict pulmonary arterial wedge pressure in patients with normal left ventricular systolic function
    Joseph L Bouchard
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1673-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Direct ultrasound measurement of longitudinal, circumferential, and radial strain using 2-dimensional strain imaging in normal adults
    Heather M Hurlburt
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606, USA
    Echocardiography 24:723-31. 2007
  9. pmc Speckle echocardiographic left atrial strain and stiffness index as predictors of maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: a prospective study
    Amir Y Shaikh
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:48. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of left ventricular systolic function using midwall mechanics in patients >60 years of age with hypertensive heart disease and heart failure
    Craig S Vinch
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1299-303. 2005

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  1. ncbi request reprint Influence of image quality on the accuracy of real time three-dimensional echocardiography to measure left ventricular volumes in unselected patients: a comparison with gated-SPECT imaging
    Dennis A Tighe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 24:1073-80. 2007
    ..Patient selection, often restricted to those with ideal image quality, and timing of studies in relation to reference methods may limit clinical applicability of cardiac volumes derived from 3D echocardiography...
  2. ncbi request reprint Influence of age on assessment of diastolic function by Doppler tissue imaging
    Dennis A Tighe
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:254-7. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Calculated low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels frequently underestimate directly measured low density lipoprotein cholesterol determinations in patients with serum triglyceride levels < or =4.52 mmol/l: an analysis comparing the LipiDirect magne
    Dennis A Tighe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 365:236-42. 2006
    ..This calculation is known to be inaccurate with serum triglyceride (TG) concentrations >4.52 mmol/l, however, its accuracy among relatively healthy patient cohorts with TG concentrations < or =4.52 mmol/l is less well studied...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cardiac mechanics in mild hypertensive heart disease: a speckle-strain imaging study
    Arumugam Narayanan
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01606, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2:382-90. 2009
    ..The aim of the current case-control study was to use speckle tracking imaging to identify subclinical global and regional systolic function abnormalities in hypertensive subjects with normal ejection fraction...
  5. pmc Trends in the use of echocardiography and left ventriculography to assess left ventricular ejection fraction in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction
    Samuel W Joffe
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am Heart J 158:185-92. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate trends in the use of ventriculography and echocardiography to measure EF in a community sample of patients hospitalized with AMI...
  6. pmc Management and outcomes of renal disease and acute myocardial infarction
    Paul A Santolucito
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am J Med 123:847-55. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Usefulness of the pulmonary arterial systolic pressure to predict pulmonary arterial wedge pressure in patients with normal left ventricular systolic function
    Joseph L Bouchard
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1673-6. 2008
    ..63) and improved when patients with liver or pulmonary disease were excluded (r = 0.83). In conclusion, PASP strongly correlated with PAWP, and this principle can be exploited to rapidly detect patients with low or high PAWP...
  8. ncbi request reprint Direct ultrasound measurement of longitudinal, circumferential, and radial strain using 2-dimensional strain imaging in normal adults
    Heather M Hurlburt
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01606, USA
    Echocardiography 24:723-31. 2007
    ....
  9. pmc Speckle echocardiographic left atrial strain and stiffness index as predictors of maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: a prospective study
    Amir Y Shaikh
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:48. 2012
    ..Our goal was to determine if strain measures [peak systolic longitudinal strain (LAS) and stiffness index (LASt)] changed after cardioversion (CV); and their relation to AF recurrence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Analysis of left ventricular systolic function using midwall mechanics in patients >60 years of age with hypertensive heart disease and heart failure
    Craig S Vinch
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1299-303. 2005
    ..In conclusion, almost 1/3 of patients hospitalized with diastolic HF had systolic dysfunction, characterized by abnormal midwall stress-shortening relations...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and clinical characteristics of right ventricular dysfunction in transient stress cardiomyopathy
    Timothy P Fitzgibbons
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts, Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:133-6. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of clinical variables, echocardiography, and levels of brain natriuretic peptide and norepinephrine to distinguish systolic and diastolic causes of acute heart failure
    Craig S Vinch
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:1140-3. 2003
  13. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in the "oldest old": clinical and echocardiographic insights
    Joseph L Bouchard
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:236-42. 2007
    ..Approximately three-fourths of the oldest patients were women, and two-thirds of women had a left ventricular ejection fraction >or=50%...
  14. doi request reprint Are ejection fraction measurements by echocardiography and left ventriculography equivalent?
    Samuel W Joffe
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am Heart J 158:496-502. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the concordance between echocardiography and CVG for the determination of EF in routine clinical practice and to identify factors associated with variation in test results...
  15. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical changes in brain natriuretic peptide levels and loading conditions after intravenous conscious sedation
    Craig S Vinch
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:1191-6. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that lower filling pressure and wall stress associated with intravenous conscious sedation (IVCS) would lead to lower BNP levels...
  16. doi request reprint Acquired long QT syndrome from stress cardiomyopathy is associated with ventricular arrhythmias and torsades de pointes
    Christopher Madias
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Service, Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:555-61. 2011
    ..Despite the development of repolarization abnormalities and QT prolongation in SCM, little is known about the risk of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and TdP...
  17. ncbi request reprint Catheterization-Doppler discrepancies in nonsimultaneous evaluations of aortic stenosis
    Payam Aghassi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 22:367-73. 2005
    ..Aortic root diameter, relative wall thickness, heart rate, heart rhythm, cardiac output, presence or severity of coronary artery disease, and time interval between studies were not predictors of discrepant results...
  18. ncbi request reprint Systolic and diastolic mechanics in stress cardiomyopathy
    Keith Medeiros
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester K M, M J O, T P F, P S, D A T, G P A and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, and the Ralph H Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC C F B, M R Z
    Circulation 129:1659-67. 2014
    ....
  19. pmc Changing trends in the evaluation of ejection fraction in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: the Worcester Heart Attack Study
    Paul A Santolucito
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 155:485-93. 2008
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Brain natriuretic peptide levels fall rapidly after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm
    Craig S Vinch
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Cardiology 102:188-93. 2004
    ..Sedation may alter BNP levels via its effects on loading conditions. Accordingly, we studied whether BNP levels change shortly after cardioversion and attempted to control for possible effects of sedation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Echocardiography and reversible left ventricular dysfunction
    Gerard P Aurigemma
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Mass, USA
    Am J Med 119:18-21. 2006
    ..This article reviews clinical aspects of the syndrome, its recognition by echocardiography, and will review other disorders whose recognition is due primarily to the availability of echocardiography...
  22. doi request reprint Use of beta-blockers and effects on heart rate and blood pressure post-acute coronary syndromes: are we on target?
    Michael Herman
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am Heart J 158:378-85. 2009
    ..The study objectives were to monitor trends in HR and BP in relation to beta-blocker use in a contemporary series of patients with ACS...
  23. doi request reprint Systolic pulmonary and hepatic vein flow reversal due to pacemaker-induced retrograde ventriculoatrial conduction
    Amir Y Shaikh
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 30:E61-3. 2013
    ..Symptoms, electrocardiogram (ECG) findings, and the spectral Doppler abnormalities resolved completely following a generator replacement and resumption of DDDR pacing...
  24. ncbi request reprint An unusual cause of pulmonary vein stenosis: a case report and review of the literature
    Mihaela Rosetti
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 23:685-8. 2006
    ..She was found to have stenosis of all four pulmonary veins and severe pulmonary hypertension. We describe the echocardiographic findings and review the literature on assessment of acquired pulmonary vein stenosis...
  25. ncbi request reprint A syndrome of transient left ventricular apical wall motion abnormality in the absence of coronary disease: a perspective from the United States
    Paula S Seth
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cardiology 100:61-6. 2003
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Depressed atrial function in diastolic dysfunction: a speckle tracking imaging study
    Umar A Khan
    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 30:309-16. 2013
    ..We utilized STI to analyze LA function in diastolic dysfunction (DD), hypothesizing that LA strain abnormality is part of the pathogenesis of diastolic dysfunction...
  27. doi request reprint Management strategies in atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure
    Amir Y Shaikh
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cardiol Rev 20:288-96. 2012
    ..This article focuses on reviewing contemporary data as it pertains to AF management in patients with HF and provides insight into investigational therapies currently under development...
  28. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiology teacher analysis and review: ventriculophasic sinus arrhythmia
    Dennis A Tighe
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 13:336. 2004
  29. ncbi request reprint Periprosthetic aortic valve ring abscess
    Naomi F Botkin
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Echocardiography 19:569-70. 2002