Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
- The efficacy and safety of B-type natriuretic peptide (nesiritide) in patients with renal insufficiency and acutely decompensated congestive heart failureJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University and Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Nashville VAMC, Nashville, TN, 37232 6300, USA
Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:391-9. 2004..In this study, we sought to explore the safety and efficacy of nesiritide in patients with acute congestive heart failure (CHF) and renal insufficiency (RI)...
- Body mass index and outcomes after left ventricular assist device placementJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville VAMC, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 79:66-73. 2005..In this study, we assess the association between BMI and outcomes after LVAD implantation...
- Outpatient utilization of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors among heart failure patients after hospital dischargeJaved Butler
Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:2036-43. 2004..This study was designed to assess outpatient angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) use after heart failure (HF) hospitalization...
- Improved compliance with quality measures at hospital discharge with a computerized physician order entry systemJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, VAMC, Nashville, TN, USA
Am Heart J 151:643-53. 2006..Implementation of disease-specific computerized physician order entry (CPOE) discharge tools may improve compliance with these measures...
- Selection of patients for heart transplantation in the current era of heart failure therapyJaved Butler
Department of Medicine, and Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Medicine Service, Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tennessee 27232 6300, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:787-93. 2004..We sought to assess the relationship between survival, peak exercise oxygen consumption (VO(2)), and heart failure survival score (HFSS) in the current era of heart failure (HF) therapy...
- Metabolic syndrome and the risk of cardiovascular disease in older adultsJaved Butler
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1595-602. 2006..The purpose of this study was to assess whether metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) predicts a higher risk for cardiovascular events in older adults...
- Relationship between renal function and left ventricular assist device useJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 81:1745-51. 2006..Poor renal function may affect outcomes after left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. Conversely, LVADs may optimize circulation and improve renal function...
- Beta-blocker use and outcomes among hospitalized heart failure patientsJaved Butler
Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2462-9. 2006....
- Comparison of multidetector computed tomography and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography for left ventricular assessment in patients with heart failureJaved Butler
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 99:247-9. 2007..72 for LV end-diastolic volume) to excellent (r = 0.84 for septal wall thickness). In conclusion, MDCT provides comparable results to TTE for LV structure and functional assessment among patients with HF...
- Outpatient adherence to beta-blocker therapy after acute myocardial infarctionJaved Butler
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, 383 PRB, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 40:1589-95. 2002..This study was designed to determine adherence to outpatient beta-blocker therapy following acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
- Differences among hospitals in delivery of care for heart failureJaved Butler
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
J Healthc Qual 25:4-10; quiz 11, 39. 2003..Overall, there was no particular type of hospital that performed consistently better or worse across the quality indicators studied. Substantial opportunities for improvement exist among all hospital types in Tennessee...
- Relationship between heart failure treatment and development of worsening renal function among hospitalized patientsJaved Butler
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA
Am Heart J 147:331-8. 2004..Whether treatment for HF contributes to WRF is unknown. In this study, we sought to assess whether acute treatment for patients who were hospitalized with HF contributes to WRF...
- Modeling the effects of functional performance and post-transplant comorbidities on health-related quality of life after heart transplantationJaved Butler
Transplant Center, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, 383 PRB, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
J Heart Lung Transplant 22:1149-56. 2003..This study investigates the impact of pre-transplant functional performance and post-transplant rejection episodes, obesity and osteopenia on post-transplant health-related quality of life and functional performance...
- Pre-transplant reversible pulmonary hypertension predicts higher risk for mortality after cardiac transplantationJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
J Heart Lung Transplant 24:170-7. 2005..Pre-transplant fixed pulmonary hypertension is associated with higher post-transplant mortality. In this study, we assessed the significance of pre-transplant reversible pulmonary hypertension in patients undergoing cardiac transplantation...
- Validation of the health ABC heart failure model for incident heart failure risk prediction: the Cardiovascular Health StudyAndreas Kalogeropoulos
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Circ Heart Fail 3:495-502. 2010..The recently developed and internally validated Health ABC HF model uses 9 routinely available clinical variables to determine incident heart failure risk. In this study, we sought to externally validate the Health ABC HF model...
- Comprehensive assessment of myocardial perfusion defects, regional wall motion, and left ventricular function by using 64-section multidetector CTRicardo C Cury
Department of Radiology, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Cambridge St, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Radiology 248:466-75. 2008..To evaluate the accuracy of 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) for the assessment of perfusion defects (PDs), regional wall motion (RWM), and global left ventricular (LV) function...
- Epidemiology of incident heart failure in a contemporary elderly cohort: the health, aging, and body composition studyAndreas Kalogeropoulos
Cardiology Division, Emory University Hospital, Emory University, 1365 Clifton Rd NE, Ste AT430, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Arch Intern Med 169:708-15. 2009..The race- and sex-specific epidemiology of incident heart failure (HF) among a contemporary elderly cohort are not well described...
- Multidetector computed tomography for the detection of left atrial appendage thrombus: a comparative study with transesophageal echocardiographyMichael D Shapiro
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
J Comput Assist Tomogr 31:905-9. 2007..To determine the diagnostic performance of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for the detection of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus as compared with transesophageal echocardiography...
- Differential associations between blood biomarkers of inflammation, oxidation, and lipid metabolism with varying forms of coronary atherosclerotic plaque as quantified by coronary CT angiographyFabian Bamberg
Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:183-92. 2012..Biomarkers reflecting inflammation, vascular remodeling, oxidation, and lipoprotein metabolism maybe associated with different patterns of coronary atherosclerosis as quantified by coronary CT angiography...
- Incidence, predictors at admission, and impact of worsening renal function among patients hospitalized with heart failureDaniel E Forman
Section of Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02188, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 43:61-7. 2004..The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of worsening renal function (WRF) among hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients, clinical predictors of WRF, and hospital outcomes associated with WRF...
- Relation of the metabolic syndrome to quantity of coronary atherosclerotic plaqueJaved Butler
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 101:1127-30. 2008..These data may explain the higher cardiovascular risk in these patients and may lay the foundation for studies to determine whether such information may improve risk stratification...
- Association between cardiovascular risk profiles and the presence and extent of different types of coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by multidetector computed tomographyFabian Bamberg
Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:568-74. 2008..To assess the association between cardiovascular risk factors and extent of noncalcified- (NCAP), mixed- (MCAP), and calcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque (CAP)...
- Coronary computed tomography angiography for early triage of patients with acute chest pain: the ROMICAT (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography) trialUdo Hoffmann
Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1642-50. 2009..This study was designed to determine the usefulness of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients with acute chest pain...
- Systolic blood pressure and incident heart failure in the elderly. The Cardiovascular Health Study and the Health, Ageing and Body Composition StudyJaved Butler
Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Heart 97:1304-11. 2011..The exact form of the association between systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart failure (HF) risk in the elderly remains incompletely defined, especially in individuals not receiving antihypertensive drugs...
- Limitations of risk score models in patients with acute chest painAlex F Manini
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Am J Emerg Med 27:43-8. 2009..We hypothesized that none of the models would achieve a sensitivity of 90% or greater, thereby justifying use of CMCT in patients with acute chest pain...
- Cigarette smoking exposure and heart failure risk in older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition StudyDeepa M Gopal
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Am Heart J 164:236-42. 2012..Although there is evidence linking smoking and heart failure (HF), the association between lifetime smoking exposure and HF in older adults and the strength of this association among current and past smokers is not well known...
- Analytic approaches to establish the diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography as a tool for clinical decision makingMichael D Shapiro
Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 99:1122-7. 2007..In conclusion, the clinical utility of coronary CTA may be limited by a low PPV in patients with a high prevalence of coronary artery disease...
- Analysis of cardiac dimensions, mass and function in heart transplant recipients using 64-slice multi-detector computed tomographyMaros Ferencik
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
J Heart Lung Transplant 26:478-84. 2007..The aim of this study was to compare 64-slice MDCT analysis of cardiac structure and function to 2-dimensional echocardiography in heart transplant recipients...
- Extent and distribution of coronary artery disease: a comparative study of invasive versus noninvasive angiography with computed angiographyJaved Butler
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Am Heart J 153:378-84. 2007..Multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) is inferior to intravascular ultrasound but may constitute an attractive noninvasive alternative to assess overall CAD burden...
- Presence and extent of coronary artery disease by cardiac computed tomography and risk for acute coronary syndrome in cocaine users among patients with chest painFabian Bamberg
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 103:620-5. 2009....
- Coronary multidetector computed tomography in the assessment of patients with acute chest painUdo Hoffmann
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 165 Charles River Plaza, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Circulation 114:2251-60. 2006....
- Diabetes and outcomes after left ventricular assist device placementJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
J Card Fail 11:510-5. 2005..76, 95%CI 1.05-2.94). No significant difference in survival was noted between insulin-dependent versus non-insulin-dependent diabetics. CONCLUSION: Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of mortality after LVAD implantation...
- Lung function and risk for heart failure among older adults: the Health ABC StudyVasiliki V Georgiopoulou
Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Am J Med 124:334-41. 2011..The impact of abnormal spirometric findings on risk for incident heart failure among older adults without clinically apparent lung disease is not well elucidated...
- Serum albumin concentration and heart failure risk The Health, Aging, and Body Composition StudyDeepa M Gopal
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Am Heart J 160:279-85. 2010..How serum albumin levels are associated with risk for heart failure (HF) in the elderly is unclear...
- Epidemiology and cost of advanced heart failureCatherine Norton
Cardiology Division, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Prog Cardiovasc Dis 54:78-85. 2011..Newer medical and device therapies as well as regenerative techniques hold considerable promise for these patients in future...
- Chronic mechanical circulatory support for inotrope-dependent heart failure patients who are not transplant candidates: results of the INTrEPID TrialJoseph G Rogers
Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 50:741-7. 2007..This study evaluated the impact of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support on survival and quality of life in inotrope-dependent heart failure patients ineligible for cardiac transplantation...
- Tolerability to beta-blocker therapy among heart failure patients in clinical practiceJaved Butler
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
J Card Fail 9:203-9. 2003..In case of intolerance to one kind, a trial with a different beta-blocker is indicated...
- Integrating "best of care" protocols into clinicians' workflow via care provider order entry: impact on quality-of-care indicators for acute myocardial infarctionAsli Ozdas
Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:188-96. 2006....
- Feasibility and optimization of aortic valve planimetry with MDCTSuhny Abbara
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 165 Cambridge St, Ste 400, Boston, MA 02114, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:356-60. 2007..The aortic valve can be assessed using MDCT; however, measurements of the aortic opening area vary with the cardiac cycle. In this study, we sought to assess the optimal timing for measuring the area of the aortic opening with MDCT...
- Survival and quality of life after organ transplantation in veterans and nonveteransDerek Moore
Department of Surgery and Vanderbilt University Transplant Center, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232 4753, USA
Am J Surg 186:476-80. 2003..We examined more than a decade of experience with solid organ transplantation at a single center and compared VA patients with nonveteran patients to assess long-term patient and graft survival and health-related quality of life (HRQOL)...
- Blunted hemodynamic response and reduced oxygen delivery with exercise in anemic heart failure patients with systolic dysfunctionJennifer Listerman
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Congest Heart Fail 13:71-7. 2007..In conclusion, the relative hemodynamic response to exercise among anemic heart failure patients appears blunted and may contribute to worse exercise tolerance...
- Left ventricular assist device implantation via left thoracotomy: alternative to repeat sternotomyRichard N Pierson
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 5734, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 73:997-9. 2002..In 4 critically ill patients, left thoracotomy was used as an alternative to repeat sternotomy. Anastomosis of the outflow conduit to the descending thoracic aorta provided satisfactory hemodynamic support...
- The disconnect between phase II and phase III trials of drugs for heart failureMuthiah Vaduganathan
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, GRB 740, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Nat Rev Cardiol 10:85-97. 2013..Additionally, drug development programs should be targeted not only to change short-term symptoms, but also to improve the postdischarge event rate...
- Update on aldosterone antagonists use in heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines CommitteeJaved Butler
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
J Card Fail 18:265-81. 2012..The efficacy of eplerenone in patients with mild HF symptoms translates into a unique opportunity to reduce morbidity and mortality earlier in the course of the disease...
- Addressing the challenges of cardiorenal syndromeCarrie Geisberg
Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-6300, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 73:485-91. 2006....
- Effect of pulmonary hypertension on clinical outcomes in advanced heart failure: analysis of the Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness (ESCAPE) databaseKiran K Khush
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Am Heart J 157:1026-34. 2009....
- Echocardiography and risk prediction in advanced heart failure: incremental value over clinical markersSyed A Agha
Cardiology Division, Emory University Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Card Fail 15:586-92. 2009..Incremental value of echocardiography over clinical parameters for outcome prediction in advanced heart failure (HF) is not well established...
- Patient perception versus medical record entry of health-related conditions among patients with heart failureAdnan S Malik
Cardiology Division, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Cardiol 107:569-72. 2011..In conclusion, there is significant variation in the perceptions of patients with heart failure compared to providers' records of co-morbidities and habits. The root causes of this variation and its impact on outcomes need further study...
- Chronic stable angina: pathophysiology and innovations in treatmentCatherine Norton
Cardiology Division, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:218-9. 2011..In this article, the pathophysiology, currently recommended clinical management and emerging therapies to treat symptoms of chronic stable angina are reviewed...
- Serum resistin: physiology, pathophysiology and implications for heart failureVikas Bhalla
Cardiology Division, Emory University Hospital, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite AT 430, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Biomark Med 4:445-52. 2010..Some of the salient points reviewed include the possible association of resistin with hyperglycemia and substrate metabolism, inflammation through TNF-alpha and direct cardiac effects...
- Beta-blocker therapy for heart failure: should the therapeutic target be dose or heart rate reduction?Robert L Huang
Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 6300, USA
Congest Heart Fail 12:206-10; quiz 211-2. 2006....
- Diabetes, inflammation, and functional decline in older adults: findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition (ABC) studyM Kathleen Figaro
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center GRECC, 1310 24th Ave South, Room 4B111, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
Diabetes Care 29:2039-45. 2006..We examined the effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) on the incident mobility limitation in older adults with and without diabetes...
- Predictive value of low relative lymphocyte count in patients hospitalized for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: insights from the EVEREST trialMuthiah Vaduganathan
Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Circ Heart Fail 5:750-8. 2012..Limited data exist regarding whether relative lymphocyte count correlates with postdischarge outcomes in patients hospitalized for HF...
- Scope of heart failure hospitalizationJaved Butler
Cardiology Division, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Congest Heart Fail 18:S1-4. 2012..These efforts are even more important now that readmission rates for HF have quality and reimbursement implications...
- Endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, and heart failureCatherine N Marti
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
J Am Coll Cardiol 60:1455-69. 2012..Endothelial function and arterial stiffness may therefore serve as important physiological targets for new HF therapies and facilitate patient selection for improved application of existing agents...
- Mapping epicardial fat with multi-detector computed tomography to facilitate percutaneous transepicardial arrhythmia ablationSuhny Abbara
Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Eur J Radiol 57:417-22. 2006..MDCT is a reliable modality for visualizing epicardial fat, and should be considered prior to undergoing procedures that are affected by epicardial fat content, especially in elderly and female populations...
- Smallpox vaccination does not elevate systemic levels of prothrombotic proteins associated with ischemic cardiac eventsJulia F Shaklee
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
J Infect Dis 191:724-30. 2005..Vaccine-induced alterations in levels of these prothrombotic proteins do not appear to play a role in ischemic events observed after smallpox vaccination...
- Implications of patient and physician decision making: an illustration in treatment options for coronary artery diseaseRhonda Belue
From the Department of Graduate Studies, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn 37208, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 27:305-13. 2004..This may impact greatly on achieving satisfactory health outcomes and patient satisfaction...
- Left-ventricular systolic and diastolic dyssynchrony as assessed by multi-harmonic phase analysis of gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging in patients with end-stage renal disease and normal LVEFJi Chen
Department of Radiology, Emory University, 1364 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
J Nucl Cardiol 18:299-308. 2011....
- The metabolic syndrome, circulating oxidized LDL, and risk of myocardial infarction in well-functioning elderly people in the health, aging, and body composition cohortPaul Holvoet
Center for Experimental Surgery and Anesthesiology, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
Diabetes 53:1068-73. 2004..22-4.15). We concluded that the metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for CHD, is associated with higher levels of circulating oxLDL that are associated with a greater disposition to atherothrombotic coronary disease...
- The prognostic importance of different definitions of worsening renal function in congestive heart failureStephen S Gottlieb
Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and the D.V.A. Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
J Card Fail 8:136-41. 2002..This suggests that therapeutic interventions which improve renal function might be beneficial...
- The emerging role of multi-detector computed tomography in heart failureJaved Butler
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
J Card Fail 13:215-26. 2007..Recent advances in cardiac multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) technology now permits entire coronary tree evaluation in a single breath hold with submillimeter slice collimation and improved temporal resolution...
- Heart failure: do we deliver quality care?Manoj K Jain
Center for Healthcare Quality, CHQ Qsource, University of Tennessee, USA
Tenn Med 96:81-4. 2003
- Aspirin use for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease: a population-based study in SwitzerlandNicolas Rodondi
Department of Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, University of Lausanne, Bugnon 44, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Prev Med 46:137-44. 2008..To determine the patterns of aspirin use for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). Aspirin for primary prevention has a more favorable risk/benefit profile among adults with high CHD risk than among low-risk adults...
- A struggle to SURVIVE: to abandon or not to abandon levosimendan?Javed Butler
Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:401-2. 2007
- Aspirin use for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease in older adultsNicolas Rodondi
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA
Am J Med 118:1288. 2005..We determined the prevalence of aspirin use in relation to coronary heart disease risk and changes over time...
- A propensity-matched study of the association of cardiothoracic ratio with morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failureGrigorios Giamouzis
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Am J Cardiol 101:343-7. 2008..001) for cardiovascular hospitalization, and 1.27 (95% CI 1.13 to 1.44, p<0.0001) for HF hospitalization. In conclusion, a baseline CTR>0.50 was associated with increased mortality and morbidity in ambulatory patients with chronic HF...
- Effect of short call admission on length of stay and quality of care for acute decompensated heart failureJennifer L Schuberth
St Thomas Medical Group, Nashville Tenn, USA
Circulation 117:2637-44. 2008..Few data exist on the effect of short call on quality of patient care. Our objective was to examine the effect of short call admission on length of stay and quality of care for patients with acute decompensated heart failure...
- Race and the natural history of chronic heart failure: a propensity-matched studyGiovanni Gambassi
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
J Card Fail 14:373-8. 2008....
- Natriuretic peptide-guided levosimendan therapy for heart failure: a promising new approachGrigorios Giamouzis
Int J Cardiol 128:91-3; author reply 94-6. 2008
- The elusive scourge of sudden cardiac death: is rational decision making possible? Should there be standards of risks and predictions in medicine?Javed Butler
J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1434-5. 2007
- MDCT-based coronary angiography: a Rosetta stone for understanding coronary disease?Udo Hoffmann
Eur J Radiol 57:329-30. 2006
- Characterization and prognostic value of persistent hyponatremia in patients with severe heart failure in the ESCAPE TrialMihai Gheorghiade
Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 201 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Arch Intern Med 167:1998-2005. 2007..To our knowledge, the association of hyponatremia with outcomes has not been evaluated in the context of in-hospital clinical course including central hemodynamics and changes in serum sodium level...
- Relationship between heart failure and lipids: the paradigm continues to evolveGrigorios Giamouzis
J Card Fail 13:254-8. 2007
- Worsening heart failure hospitalization epidemic we do not know how to prevent and we do not know how to treat!Javed Butler
J Am Coll Cardiol 52:435-7. 2008