Giovanni Filardo

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in octogenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/- aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:489-95. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Changes over six years in administration of aspirin and beta blockers on arrival and timely reperfusion and in in-hospital and 30-day postadmission mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1421-5. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Categorizing BMI may lead to biased results in studies investigating in-hospital mortality after isolated CABG
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1132-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in quinquagenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1584-91. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in quadragenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1683-90. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Effect of coronary bypass and valve structure on outcome in isolated valve replacement for aortic stenosis
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1334-40. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in sexagenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1286-92. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Effect of body mass index on survival in patients having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis with or without concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting
    William Clifford Roberts
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1767-71. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of the structure of the aortic valve and ascending aorta in adults having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis versus for pure aortic regurgitation and resection of the ascending aorta for aneurysm
    William Clifford Roberts
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
    Circulation 123:896-903. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Challenges in conducting a hospital-randomized trial of an educational quality improvement intervention in rural and small community hospitals
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas 75206, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:440-7. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in octogenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/- aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:489-95. 2007
    ..In conclusion, gender, valve structure, preoperative severity of the AS, or performance of simultaneous CABG did not effect survival in octogenarians having AVR for AS...
  2. doi request reprint Changes over six years in administration of aspirin and beta blockers on arrival and timely reperfusion and in in-hospital and 30-day postadmission mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 107:1421-5. 2011
    ..43, 0.26 to 0.73; all-eligible measure 0.54, 0.36 to 0.81). In conclusion, over the 6-year study period, the health care system's compliance with the 3 in-hospital quality-of-care measures and 30-day mortality improved significantly...
  3. ncbi request reprint Categorizing BMI may lead to biased results in studies investigating in-hospital mortality after isolated CABG
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1132-9. 2007
    ..To investigate how categorizing body mass index (BMI) into weight classes can impact the assessment of the relationship between BMI and in-hospital mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery...
  4. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in quinquagenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1584-91. 2007
    ..In conclusion, aortic valve structure affected the unadjusted late survival in quinquagenarians undergoing AVR for AS, but concomitant CABG, gender, and transvalvular peak systolic gradient had no effect...
  5. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in quadragenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1683-90. 2007
    ..In conclusion, of the 48 quadragenarians having AVR for AS, 47 (98%) had a congenitally malformed aortic valve, 60-day mortality was zero, and late mortality was low (8%)...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of coronary bypass and valve structure on outcome in isolated valve replacement for aortic stenosis
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1334-40. 2012
    ..In conclusion, although concomitant CABG had no effect on the adjusted probability of survival, the type of aortic valve (unicuspid or bicuspid vs tricuspid) significantly affected the unadjusted and adjusted probability of survival...
  7. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in sexagenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1286-92. 2007
    ..In conclusion, gender, valve structure, preoperative severity of the AS, or performance of simultaneous CABG did not effect unadjusted survival in sexagenarians undergoing AVR for AS...
  8. doi request reprint Effect of body mass index on survival in patients having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis with or without concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting
    William Clifford Roberts
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1767-71. 2011
    ..Better survival was observed in patients with BMIs in the low 30s compared to patients with BMIs in the mid 20s and >40 kg/m(2)...
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of the structure of the aortic valve and ascending aorta in adults having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis versus for pure aortic regurgitation and resection of the ascending aorta for aneurysm
    William Clifford Roberts
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
    Circulation 123:896-903. 2011
    ..To examine this issue, we divided the patients by type of aortic valve dysfunction-either aortic stenosis (AS) or pure aortic regurgitation (AR)-something not previously undertaken...
  10. doi request reprint Challenges in conducting a hospital-randomized trial of an educational quality improvement intervention in rural and small community hospitals
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas 75206, USA
    Am J Med Qual 23:440-7. 2008
    ..Quality improvement interventions require several different approaches to engage participating organizations and should include plans to train new staff given the high turnover of health care quality improvement personnel...
  11. ncbi request reprint Valve structure and survival in septuagenarians having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (+/-aortic regurgitation) with versus without coronary artery bypass grafting at a single US medical center (1993 to 2005)
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1157-65. 2007
    ..54, 95% confidence intervals 0.36 to 0.81). The hazard ratio was estimated after adjusting for concomitant CABG. In conclusion, aortic valve structure affected late, but not early survival in septuagenarians undergoing AVR for AS...
  12. doi request reprint New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery and long-term survival
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, Tex 76206, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:164-9. 2009
    ..However, little has been done to determine the effect of new-onset post-CABG AFIB on long-term survival, and this relationship is unclear...
  13. doi request reprint Frequency of congenitally bicuspid aortic valves in patients ≥80 years of age undergoing aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (with or without aortic regurgitation) and implications for transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:1632-6. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Established preoperative risk factors do not predict long-term survival in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting patients
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, Texas 76206, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 93:1943-8. 2012
    ..However, similar tools addressing long-term survival have not been developed. We examined the effect of the preoperative risk factors included in short-term outcomes models on long-term survival in patients who survive CABG...
  15. doi request reprint A hospital-randomized controlled trial of a formal quality improvement educational program in rural and small community Texas hospitals: one year results
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, 8080 N Central Expressway, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 21:225-32. 2009
    ..To investigate the effectiveness of a quality improvement educational program in rural hospitals...
  16. doi request reprint Aortic medial elastic fiber loss in acute ascending aortic dissection
    William Clifford Roberts
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1639-44. 2011
    ..Thus, underlying abnormal ascending aortic structure uncommonly precedes acute dissection...
  17. doi request reprint New-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation and long-term survival after aortic valve replacement surgery
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX 76206, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:474-9. 2010
    ..However, the effect of new-onset post-AVR AF on long-term survival is unclear...
  18. doi request reprint Comparing long-term survival between patients undergoing off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass graft operations
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Research Institute, Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 76206, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 92:571-7; discussion 577-8. 2011
    ..This study investigated long-term survival in patients undergoing off-pump vs on-pump CABG...
  19. doi request reprint Relation of obesity to atrial fibrillation after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:663-6. 2009
    ..In conclusion, this study demonstrates that increased BMI and BSA are associated with a higher risk of AF after CABG and that risk for men is higher for the entire BSA spectrum and for extreme values of BMI...
  20. doi request reprint Accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiography in determining aortic valve structure in patients >50 years of age having aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis
    Ramy Fouad Ayad
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:1589-99. 2011
    ..In conclusion, aortic valve structure was interpretable by transthoracic echocardiogram in 86 of 100 patients and accurate in 57 of these 86 patients (66%)...
  21. doi request reprint Comparison of heavier versus lighter operatively excised stenotic aortic valves in adults with aortic stenosis and implications for percutaneous aortic valve implantation without replacement
    William Clifford Roberts
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:393-405. 2009
    ..It seems reasonable to avoid percutaneous aortic valve implantation in patients with heavily calcified stenotic aortic valves, most of which are either congenitally unicuspid or bicuspid...
  22. doi request reprint Immediate Open Repair vs Surveillance in Patients with Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Survival Differences by Aneurysm Size
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano, Plano, TX Electronic address
    Mayo Clin Proc 88:910-9. 2013
    ..0- to 5.4-cm abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and whether these differences vary by diameter, within sexes, or overall...
  23. ncbi request reprint A hospital-randomized controlled trial of an educational quality improvement intervention in rural and small community hospitals in Texas following implementation of information technology
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, and at the Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
    Am J Med Qual 22:418-27. 2007
    ..Given the estimated baseline rates for the CHF (68%) and CAP (66%) composites, the cohort enables the detection of 14% and 11% differences (alpha = .05; power = 0.8), respectively...
  24. ncbi request reprint Assessing the efficacy of a voluntary HIV counseling and testing intervention for pregnant women and male partners in Urumqi City, China
    Kaveh Khoshnood
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:671-81. 2006
    ..At follow-up, women in the control and experimental groups were 6.8 and 7.9 times more willing to receive HIV testing than at baseline, respectively. VCT seems effective in this cohort of educated pregnant women...
  25. doi request reprint Surgery for small asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms
    Giovanni Filardo
    Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement, Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD001835. 2012
    ..Large asymptomatic AAAs (> 5.5 cm in diameter) are usually operated on; very small AAAs (< 4.0 cm diameter) are monitored with ultrasonography. The optimal timing of surgery would benefit from further evidence...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of body mass index on risk of long-term mortality following coronary artery bypass grafting
    Baron L Hamman
    Clinical Cardiology Research Clinic, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:734-8. 2006
    ..Patients with a high BMI were typically younger than patients with a lower BMI, suggesting that physicians and surgeons may only recommend/perform CABG for patients with a high BMI with an otherwise lower risk profile...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of Total 12-Lead QRS Voltage in a Variety of Cardiac Conditions and Its Usefulness in Predicting Increased Cardiac Mass
    William C Roberts
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Dallas, Texas Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Dallas, Texas Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:904-9. 2013
    ..In conclusion, 12-lead QRS voltage is useful in predicting increased cardiac mass, but that predictability is dependent in part on the cause of the increased cardiac mass. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Obesity and stroke after cardiac surgery: the impact of grouping body mass index
    Giovanni Filardo
    Ann Thorac Surg 84:720-2. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Improving the assessment of the relationship between body mass index and hospital discharge after ischemic stroke
    Cody Hamilton
    Arch Neurol 64:1545-6; author reply 1546. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Modeling the effects of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio on mortality
    Giovanni Filardo
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:745-6; author reply 764. 2007
  31. doi request reprint Adjusting the relationship between BMI and cardiovascular events
    Giovanni Filardo
    Am J Med 121:e11. 2008
  32. ncbi request reprint The dangers of categorizing body mass index
    Cody Hamilton
    Eur Heart J 27:2903-4. 2006

Research Grants1

  1. A Large Population-Based Study of Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    Giovanni Filardo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Similarly, the results of the population-based study of the 2 types of AAA repair available have the potential to impact treatment for all individuals with an AAA - approximately 614,000 men and 182,000 women in the United States. ..