Robert E Eckart

Summary

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Causes of sudden death in young female military recruits
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1756-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Surface electrocardiography and histologic rejection following orthotopic heart transplantation
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 10:60-4. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Sudden death in young adults: a 25-year review of autopsies in military recruits
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:829-34. 2004
  4. pmc Mortality following defibrillator implantation in patients with renal insufficiency
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:940-3. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Complete heart block following penetrating chest trauma in operation Iraqi freedom
    Robert E Eckart
    28th Combat Support Hospital, Task Force North, Ibn Sina Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:635-8. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of electrocardiographic morphology of exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmia with mortality
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:451-60, W82. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence and follow-up of inflammatory cardiac complications after smallpox vaccination
    Robert E Eckart
    U S Army Medical Command, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:201-5. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinical presentation of acute myocarditis following smallpox vaccination to acute coronary syndromes in patients <40 years of age
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1252-5. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Differential manifestation of cardiovascular complaints as a function of utilization of ergogenic supplements
    Robert E Eckart
    San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:286-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Sudden death in young adults: an autopsy-based series of a population undergoing active surveillance
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiovascular Division, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1254-61. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Causes of sudden death in young female military recruits
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1756-8. 2006
    ..9 to 18.9). The rate was significantly higher for African-American female recruits (risk ratio 10.2, p <0.001). Sudden death with a structurally normal heart was the leading cause of death in female recruits during military training...
  2. ncbi request reprint Surface electrocardiography and histologic rejection following orthotopic heart transplantation
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 10:60-4. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the incidence of increased QT(c) dispersion (QT(c-d)) relative to biopsy grade of severity of rejection...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sudden death in young adults: a 25-year review of autopsies in military recruits
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:829-34. 2004
    ..Because extensive medical data are available on this cross-sectional and diverse population, identification of the underlying causes of sudden death may promote health care policy to reduce the incidence of sudden death...
  4. pmc Mortality following defibrillator implantation in patients with renal insufficiency
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:940-3. 2006
    ..Due to under-representation of patients with renal disease in large clinical trials, outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in this group remain unclear...
  5. doi request reprint Complete heart block following penetrating chest trauma in operation Iraqi freedom
    Robert E Eckart
    28th Combat Support Hospital, Task Force North, Ibn Sina Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:635-8. 2008
    ..Of course, the only source they knew of a pacemaker was halfway around the world. We discuss the management of this injury in an austere combat environment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of electrocardiographic morphology of exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmia with mortality
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:451-60, W82. 2008
    ..The prognostic importance of exercise-induced ventricular arrhythmia (EIVA) may be confounded by the presence of lower-risk idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias with left bundle-branch block (LBBB) morphology...
  7. ncbi request reprint Incidence and follow-up of inflammatory cardiac complications after smallpox vaccination
    Robert E Eckart
    U S Army Medical Command, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:201-5. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the follow-up of patients with vaccinia-associated myocarditis...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of clinical presentation of acute myocarditis following smallpox vaccination to acute coronary syndromes in patients <40 years of age
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1252-5. 2005
    ..There was a trend toward earlier elevation of troponin-I and creatine kinase in patients with myocarditis compared with ACS...
  9. doi request reprint Differential manifestation of cardiovascular complaints as a function of utilization of ergogenic supplements
    Robert E Eckart
    San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:286-9. 2010
    ..Cardiovascular symptoms represent one of the leading nontraumatic causes of aeromedical evacuation from a combat zone. Whether the use of supplements is associated with a differential presentation to cardiovascular complaint is unknown...
  10. doi request reprint Sudden death in young adults: an autopsy-based series of a population undergoing active surveillance
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiovascular Division, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1254-61. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to define the incidence and characterization of cardiovascular cause of sudden death in the young...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary arterial embolization of pacemaker lead electrode tip
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:784-7. 2006
    ..Computed tomography and pulmonary arteriography suggested a near immediate thrombogenic process. A multidisciplinary approach was utilized to identify management strategies that allowed for a satisfactory patient outcome...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sudden death associated with anomalous coronary origin and obstructive coronary disease in the young
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cardiol Rev 14:161-3. 2006
    ..Sudden cardiac deaths resulting from ACO were more likely to be associated with premortem exertional chest discomfort and/or syncope compared with deaths resulting from CAD...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sustained ventricular tachycardia associated with corrective valve surgery
    Robert E Eckart
    Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    Circulation 116:2005-11. 2007
    ..The causes of sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) after cardiac valve surgeries have not been studied extensively, although bundle-branch reentry has been reported...
  14. doi request reprint Thermogenic supplement use does not alter characteristics of sudden death in the young
    David A Appel
    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:1332-7. 2012
    ..To evaluate supplement use, most notably ephedra, which has been temporally associated with sudden death. Animal models suggest increased myocardial irritability may predispose to primary arrhythmic death...
  15. ncbi request reprint Matrix metalloproteinases in patients with myocardial infarction and percutaneous revascularization
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiology Service ATTN MCHE MDC, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX 78234 6200, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 17:27-31. 2004
    ..Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are enzymes involved in extracellular matrix degradation. The extrapolation of the role MMPs play in the clinical setting of acute coronary syndromes has not yet been defined...
  16. doi request reprint Large, single-center, single-operator experience with transvenous lead extraction: outcomes and changing indications
    Samuel O Jones
    Arrhythmia Service, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Heart Rhythm 5:520-5. 2008
    ..Lead extraction is increasingly necessary given the exponential growth in cardiac device implantation. Meanwhile, the tools, indications, and outcomes of this procedure continue to change...
  17. ncbi request reprint Smallpox vaccination and ischemic coronary events in healthy adults
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, United States
    Vaccine 25:8359-64. 2007
    ..7 after adopting pre-vaccination cardiac screening (RR 1.4 [95% CI: 0.8-2.7]). Implementation of pre-vaccination cardiac risk factor screening was not associated with a reduction in cardiac events...
  18. ncbi request reprint Myopotentials leading to ventricular fibrillation detection after advisory defibrillator generator replacement
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:1273-6. 2006
    ..Frequently the complication requires reoperation to examine the system. What do you do when everything seems to be working fine?..
  19. ncbi request reprint Addition of right-sided and posterior precordial leads during stress testing
    Eric A Shry
    Cardiology Division, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tex 78234 6200, USA
    Am Heart J 146:1090-4. 2003
    ..Recently, there has been interest in using nonstandard electrocardiographic (ECG) leads during exercise testing...
  20. doi request reprint Management of central venous gradient using excimer laser lead extraction of chronic indwelling pacemaker leads in the setting of ipsilateral arteriovenous fistula
    Alexies Ramirez
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78234, USA
    Vasc Endovascular Surg 46:414-7. 2012
    ..Coexisting need for arteriovenous (AV) fistula placement is often contemplated relative to device placement. We describe the excimer laser lead extraction of a malfunctioning chronic atrial pacemaker lead ipsilateral to an AV fistula...
  21. ncbi request reprint Resource utilization in the management of young patients with syncope in a combat theater of operations
    Jonathan A Bolles
    Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Mil Med 175:324-8. 2010
    ..Clinical features of young patients presenting with syncope have been underreported...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cardiopulmonary and mental health diagnoses surrounding the September 11 terrorist acts in a military population
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiology Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
    Mil Med 169:675-80. 2004
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  23. ncbi request reprint Appreciation of precordial cardiac murmur on examination relative to knowledge of valvular heart disease
    Cindy A Codispoti
    Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234, USA
    Cardiol Rev 13:147-51. 2005
    ..Our study sought to determine if documentation of valvular heart disease on echocardiography resulted in an increased appreciation and documentation of precordial murmur...
  24. doi request reprint Intensive education on evidence-based evaluation of syncope increases sudden death risk stratification but fails to reduce use of neuroimaging
    Joseph J Sclafani
    Department of Medicine MCHE M DC, San Antonio Military Medical Center Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1150-4. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether aggressive education on evidence-based guidelines would affect the use of resources. Specifically, we sought to educate providers about the role of neuroimaging as well as sudden death risk stratification...
  25. ncbi request reprint Peripheral blood levels of matrix metalloproteinases in patients referred for percutaneous balloon mitral valve commissurotomy
    Robert J Garr
    Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA
    J Heart Valve Dis 15:369-74. 2006
    ..The present study was designed to examine whether systemic evidence of ECM turnover was present in advanced stenotic mitral valve disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Relation of QTc duration heterogeneity to mortality following orthotopic heart transplantation
    Mark W Kolasa
    Cardiology Services of Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:431-2. 2005
    ..009). Ventricular repolarization heterogeneity may serve as a marker of identifying high-risk patients after OHT...
  27. doi request reprint High-velocity penetrating thoracic trauma with suspected cardiac involvement in a combat support hospital
    Francisco Dominguez
    Cardiology Service MCHE MDC, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, San Antonio, TX 78234 6200, USA
    Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 59:547-52. 2011
    ..During military conflict, high-velocity injuries, including gunshot wounds (GSW) and fragment injury from improvised explosive devices (IED), are relatively more common...
  28. ncbi request reprint Review of subacute stent thrombosis following percutaneous coronary intervention at a low-volume catheterization laboratory
    Samuel O Jones
    Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 18:11-5. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the incidence and outcomes of SAT following PCI with stent placement at a low-volume catheterization laboratory...
  29. ncbi request reprint Effect of monitoring of physician performance on door-to-balloon time for primary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction
    Eric A Shry
    Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:867-9. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Fluoroscopic localization of the femoral head as a landmark for common femoral artery cannulation
    Paul D Garrett
    Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 65:205-7. 2005
    ..8 +/- 1.6 cm). The CFA overlies the femoral head in 92% of cases. The femoral head has a consistent relationship to the CFA, and localization using fluoroscopy is a useful landmark...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ascending aortic hemodynamics and one-year clinical events following percutaneous coronary intervention
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiology Division, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78234 6200, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 16:568-70. 2004
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  32. ncbi request reprint Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor-associated thrombocytopenia: clinical predictors and effect on outcome
    Benjamin J George
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78234 6200, USA
    Cardiology 102:184-7. 2004
    ..6 +/- 11.3 vs. 2.1 +/- 2.2 days, p < 0.001). Of the 5.4% of patients who developed thrombocytopenia, only 2 patients (7.1%) required platelet or blood cell transfusion...
  33. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention in the elderly: procedural success and 1-year outcomes
    Robert E Eckart
    Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 12:366-8. 2003
    ..Excess postpercutaneous coronary intervention mortality in the elderly may be due to underlying comorbidities and not due to subsequent myocardial infarction or revascularization...
  34. ncbi request reprint Utility of magnetic resonance imaging in cardiac venous anatomic variants
    Robert E Eckart
    Cardiology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 6200, USA
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 26:309-11. 2003
    ..Suggestive findings were demonstrated on cardiac catheterization and definitive diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging. The use of MRI for the diagnosis of asymptomatic adult congenital heart disease will be reviewed...
  35. ncbi request reprint Unusual QRS morphology on ECG: a rare condition and an interesting response to pacing
    Lorne J Gula
    Division of Cardiology, Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Massachusetts, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 28:851-4. 2005
    ..Atrial pacing consistently resulted in further widening of the first conducted QRS complex, and the physiology underlying this unusual finding is explored...
  36. ncbi request reprint Empiric immunization versus serologic screening: developing a cost-effective strategy for the use of hepatitis A immunization in travelers
    Joel T Fishbain
    Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    J Travel Med 9:71-5. 2002
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination
    Mark K Arness
    Army Medical Surveillance Activity, Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:642-51. 2004
    ..The cases were predominantly male (58/59; 98.3%) and White (51/59; 86.4%), both statistically significant associations (p = 0.0147 and p = 0.05, respectively)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Modified temporary cardiac pacing using transvenous active fixation leads and external re-sterilized pulse generators
    Paul C Zei
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1487-9. 2006
  39. ncbi request reprint Direct admission to cardiology for patients hospitalized for atrial fibrillation reduces length of stay and increases guideline adherence
    Samuel O Jones
    Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA
    Mil Med 171:567-71. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that a clinical pathway for inpatient management of atrial fibrillation on a cardiology service would result in improved resource utilization...
  40. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of programmed ventricular stimulation in predicting future arrhythmic events in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis
    Anthony Aizer
    The Zena and Michael A Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:276-82. 2005
    ..ICDs effectively terminate life-threatening arrhythmias in high-risk patients, with significant survival after first appropriate therapy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination among vaccinia-naive US military personnel
    Jeffrey S Halsell
    The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
    JAMA 289:3283-9. 2003
    ..Although many viruses have been reported to cause myopericarditis, it has been a rare or unrecognized event after vaccination with the currently used strain of vaccinia virus (New York City Board of Health)...
  42. ncbi request reprint The cardiovascular patient's perceptions of complementary and alternative medicine
    Richard A Krasuski
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, USA
    Clin Cardiol 29:161-4. 2006
    ..The attitudes of these patients regarding these therapies and their perceptions of safety and efficacy have not been well defined...