Javed Butler

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and safety of B-type natriuretic peptide (nesiritide) in patients with renal insufficiency and acutely decompensated congestive heart failure
    Javed 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Outpatient utilization of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors among heart failure patients after hospital discharge
    Javed Butler
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:2036-43. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and outcomes after left ventricular assist device placement
    Javed Butler
    Cardiology Division, Center for Education and Research in Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville VAMC, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:66-73. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Pre-transplant reversible pulmonary hypertension predicts higher risk for mortality after cardiac transplantation
    Javed Butler
    Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:170-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Improved compliance with quality measures at hospital discharge with a computerized physician order entry system
    Javed Butler
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, VAMC, Nashville, TN, USA
    Am Heart J 151:643-53. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and the risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults
    Javed Butler
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1595-602. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between renal function and left ventricular assist device use
    Javed Butler
    Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:1745-51. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Beta-blocker use and outcomes among hospitalized heart failure patients
    Javed Butler
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2462-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multidetector computed tomography and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography for left ventricular assessment in patients with heart failure
    Javed Butler
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:247-9. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Selection of patients for heart transplantation in the current era of heart failure therapy
    Javed 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

Detail Information

Publications77

  1. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and safety of B-type natriuretic peptide (nesiritide) in patients with renal insufficiency and acutely decompensated congestive heart failure
    Javed 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)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Outpatient utilization of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors among heart failure patients after hospital discharge
    Javed 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and outcomes after left ventricular assist device placement
    Javed 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pre-transplant reversible pulmonary hypertension predicts higher risk for mortality after cardiac transplantation
    Javed 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint Improved compliance with quality measures at hospital discharge with a computerized physician order entry system
    Javed 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and the risk of cardiovascular disease in older adults
    Javed 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relationship between renal function and left ventricular assist device use
    Javed 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...
  8. ncbi request reprint Beta-blocker use and outcomes among hospitalized heart failure patients
    Javed Butler
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2462-9. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multidetector computed tomography and two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography for left ventricular assessment in patients with heart failure
    Javed 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint Selection of patients for heart transplantation in the current era of heart failure therapy
    Javed 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relationship between heart failure treatment and development of worsening renal function among hospitalized patients
    Javed 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint Outpatient adherence to beta-blocker therapy after acute myocardial infarction
    Javed 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)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Differences among hospitals in delivery of care for heart failure
    Javed 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modeling the effects of functional performance and post-transplant comorbidities on health-related quality of life after heart transplantation
    Javed 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...
  15. pmc Validation of the health ABC heart failure model for incident heart failure risk prediction: the Cardiovascular Health Study
    Andreas 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multidetector computed tomography for the detection of left atrial appendage thrombus: a comparative study with transesophageal echocardiography
    Michael 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...
  17. pmc Epidemiology of incident heart failure in a contemporary elderly cohort: the health, aging, and body composition study
    Andreas 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...
  18. pmc Comprehensive assessment of myocardial perfusion defects, regional wall motion, and left ventricular function by using 64-section multidetector CT
    Ricardo 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...
  19. pmc Differential associations between blood biomarkers of inflammation, oxidation, and lipid metabolism with varying forms of coronary atherosclerotic plaque as quantified by coronary CT angiography
    Fabian 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...
  20. pmc Coronary computed tomography angiography for early triage of patients with acute chest pain: the ROMICAT (Rule Out Myocardial Infarction using Computer Assisted Tomography) trial
    Udo 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...
  21. doi request reprint Association between cardiovascular risk profiles and the presence and extent of different types of coronary atherosclerotic plaque as detected by multidetector computed tomography
    Fabian 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)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Incidence, predictors at admission, and impact of worsening renal function among patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Daniel 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...
  23. pmc Relation of the metabolic syndrome to quantity of coronary atherosclerotic plaque
    Javed 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...
  24. doi request reprint Limitations of risk score models in patients with acute chest pain
    Alex 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...
  25. pmc Systolic blood pressure and incident heart failure in the elderly. The Cardiovascular Health Study and the Health, Ageing and Body Composition Study
    Javed 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...
  26. pmc Cigarette smoking exposure and heart failure risk in older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study
    Deepa 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint Analytic approaches to establish the diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography as a tool for clinical decision making
    Michael 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Extent and distribution of coronary artery disease: a comparative study of invasive versus noninvasive angiography with computed angiography
    Javed 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Analysis of cardiac dimensions, mass and function in heart transplant recipients using 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography
    Maros 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...
  30. pmc Presence and extent of coronary artery disease by cardiac computed tomography and risk for acute coronary syndrome in cocaine users among patients with chest pain
    Fabian Bamberg
    Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:620-5. 2009
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  31. ncbi request reprint Coronary multidetector computed tomography in the assessment of patients with acute chest pain
    Udo 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
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and outcomes after left ventricular assist device placement
    Javed Butler
    Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Card Fail 11:510-5. 2005
    ..Patients with diabetes have poorer outcomes after surgery in general. In this study, we assess the impact of diabetes on outcomes after left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) placement...
  33. pmc Lung function and risk for heart failure among older adults: the Health ABC Study
    Vasiliki 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...
  34. pmc Serum albumin concentration and heart failure risk The Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study
    Deepa 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...
  35. doi request reprint The disconnect between phase II and phase III trials of drugs for heart failure
    Muthiah 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...
  36. ncbi request reprint Chronic mechanical circulatory support for inotrope-dependent heart failure patients who are not transplant candidates: results of the INTrEPID Trial
    Joseph 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...
  37. pmc Integrating "best of care" protocols into clinicians' workflow via care provider order entry: impact on quality-of-care indicators for acute myocardial infarction
    Asli Ozdas
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 13:188-96. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Tolerability to beta-blocker therapy among heart failure patients in clinical practice
    Javed Butler
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232, USA
    J Card Fail 9:203-9. 2003
    ..Although beta-blockers were well-tolerated by heart failure (HF) patients in clinical trials, tolerability of these drugs in a general population of HF patients is not well-described...
  39. doi request reprint Epidemiology and cost of advanced heart failure
    Catherine 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...
  40. doi request reprint Acute decompensated heart failure: update on new and emerging evidence and directions for future research
    Michael M Givertz
    Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Card Fail 19:371-89. 2013
    ..Although many gaps in knowledge exist, ongoing studies will address issues around delivery of evidence-based care to achieve the goal of improving the health status and clinical outcomes of patients with ADHF...
  41. ncbi request reprint Survival and quality of life after organ transplantation in veterans and nonveterans
    Derek 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)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and optimization of aortic valve planimetry with MDCT
    Suhny 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...
  43. ncbi request reprint Blunted hemodynamic response and reduced oxygen delivery with exercise in anemic heart failure patients with systolic dysfunction
    Jennifer 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular assist device implantation via left thoracotomy: alternative to repeat sternotomy
    Richard 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...
  45. doi request reprint Classification of patients hospitalized for heart failure
    Muthiah Vaduganathan
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, GRB 740, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 9:277-83, v. 2013
    ..HHF is not a single disease but a manifestation of several cardiac and noncardiac processes and thus should be approached as such. ..
  46. doi request reprint Update on aldosterone antagonists use in heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines Committee
    Javed 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Addressing the challenges of cardiorenal syndrome
    Carrie Geisberg
    Cardiology Division, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 6300, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 73:485-91. 2006
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  48. pmc Patient perception versus medical record entry of health-related conditions among patients with heart failure
    Adnan 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...
  49. doi request reprint Echocardiography and risk prediction in advanced heart failure: incremental value over clinical markers
    Syed 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...
  50. doi request reprint 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) database
    Kiran K Khush
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
    Am Heart J 157:1026-34. 2009
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Serum resistin: physiology, pathophysiology and implications for heart failure
    Vikas 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...
  52. doi request reprint Chronic stable angina: pathophysiology and innovations in treatment
    Catherine 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Diabetes, inflammation, and functional decline in older adults: findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition (ABC) study
    M 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...
  55. doi request reprint Predictive value of low relative lymphocyte count in patients hospitalized for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: insights from the EVEREST trial
    Muthiah 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...
  56. doi request reprint Scope of heart failure hospitalization
    Javed 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...
  57. doi request reprint Endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness, and heart failure
    Catherine 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint Mapping epicardial fat with multi-detector computed tomography to facilitate percutaneous transepicardial arrhythmia ablation
    Suhny 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint Implications of patient and physician decision making: an illustration in treatment options for coronary artery disease
    Rhonda 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Smallpox vaccination does not elevate systemic levels of prothrombotic proteins associated with ischemic cardiac events
    Julia F Shaklee
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:724-30. 2005
    ....
  61. pmc 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 LVEF
    Ji Chen
    Department of Radiology, Emory University, 1364 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nucl Cardiol 18:299-308. 2011
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease in older adults
    Nicolas 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint The emerging role of multi-detector computed tomography in heart failure
    Javed 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome, circulating oxidized LDL, and risk of myocardial infarction in well-functioning elderly people in the health, aging, and body composition cohort
    Paul 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...
  65. pmc Race and the natural history of chronic heart failure: a propensity-matched study
    Giovanni Gambassi
    Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Card Fail 14:373-8. 2008
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  66. ncbi request reprint The prognostic importance of different definitions of worsening renal function in congestive heart failure
    Stephen 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
    ..We therefore compared the prognostic importance of various definitions of worsening renal function in 1,002 patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  67. doi request reprint Effect of short call admission on length of stay and quality of care for acute decompensated heart failure
    Jennifer 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint A struggle to SURVIVE: to abandon or not to abandon levosimendan?
    Javed Butler
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:401-2. 2007
  69. doi request reprint Natriuretic peptide-guided levosimendan therapy for heart failure: a promising new approach
    Grigorios Giamouzis
    Int J Cardiol 128:91-3; author reply 94-6. 2008
  70. pmc A propensity-matched study of the association of cardiothoracic ratio with morbidity and mortality in chronic heart failure
    Grigorios Giamouzis
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:343-7. 2008
    ..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...
  71. ncbi request reprint 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
  72. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease: a population-based study in Switzerland
    Nicolas 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...
  73. ncbi request reprint Relationship between heart failure and lipids: the paradigm continues to evolve
    Grigorios Giamouzis
    J Card Fail 13:254-8. 2007
  74. ncbi request reprint MDCT-based coronary angiography: a Rosetta stone for understanding coronary disease?
    Udo Hoffmann
    Eur J Radiol 57:329-30. 2006
  75. doi request reprint 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
  76. ncbi request reprint Characterization and prognostic value of persistent hyponatremia in patients with severe heart failure in the ESCAPE Trial
    Mihai 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...
  77. ncbi request reprint 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