Saif S Rathore

Summary

Affiliation: Yale University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Race and renal impairment in heart failure: mortality in blacks versus whites
    Grace L Smith
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    Circulation 111:1270-7. 2005
  2. pmc Factors influencing patient willingness to participate in genetic research after a myocardial infarction
    David E Lanfear
    Henry Ford Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, USA
    Genome Med 3:39. 2011
  3. pmc Socioeconomic status, treatment, and outcomes among elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the National Heart Failure Project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 152:371-8. 2006
  4. pmc Association of door-to-balloon time and mortality in patients admitted to hospital with ST elevation myocardial infarction: national cohort study
    Saif S Rathore
    Yale University School of Medicine, 367 Cedar Street, 316 ESH, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    BMJ 338:b1807. 2009
  5. pmc Influence of patient race on physician prescribing decisions: a randomized on-line experiment
    Saif S Rathore
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1183-91. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Race, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    JAMA 289:2517-24. 2003
  7. pmc Association of door-to-balloon time and mortality in patients > or =65 years with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Saif S Rathore
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:1198-203. 2009
  8. pmc Sex, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the National Heart Failure Project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Am Heart J 149:121-8. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of cardiologist care for older patients hospitalized for heart failure
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    Am Heart J 147:66-73. 2004
  10. pmc Impact of delay in door-to-needle time on mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Robert L McNamara
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1227-32. 2007

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Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Race and renal impairment in heart failure: mortality in blacks versus whites
    Grace L Smith
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    Circulation 111:1270-7. 2005
    ..We sought to determine in HF patients the 1-year mortality risks associated with elevated creatinine and impaired estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and to quantify racial differences in mortality...
  2. pmc Factors influencing patient willingness to participate in genetic research after a myocardial infarction
    David E Lanfear
    Henry Ford Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Detroit, Michigan, 48202, USA
    Genome Med 3:39. 2011
    ..We sought to identify characteristics associated with genetic consent in a myocardial infarction (MI) registry...
  3. pmc Socioeconomic status, treatment, and outcomes among elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the National Heart Failure Project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 152:371-8. 2006
    ..Prior studies have reported conflicting findings concerning the association of socioeconomic status (SES), treatment, and outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF)...
  4. pmc Association of door-to-balloon time and mortality in patients admitted to hospital with ST elevation myocardial infarction: national cohort study
    Saif S Rathore
    Yale University School of Medicine, 367 Cedar Street, 316 ESH, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    BMJ 338:b1807. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Influence of patient race on physician prescribing decisions: a randomized on-line experiment
    Saif S Rathore
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:1183-91. 2009
    ..Prior research reports black patients have lower medication use for hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and diabetes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Race, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    JAMA 289:2517-24. 2003
    ..Because previous studies have been based on selected patient populations treated more than a decade ago, it is unclear if racial differences in quality of care and outcomes currently exist in the United States...
  7. pmc Association of door-to-balloon time and mortality in patients > or =65 years with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Saif S Rathore
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:1198-203. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Sex, quality of care, and outcomes of elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure: findings from the National Heart Failure Project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Am Heart J 149:121-8. 2005
    ..However, these studies were based upon selected patient populations and lacked quality of care measures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Predictors of cardiologist care for older patients hospitalized for heart failure
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    Am Heart J 147:66-73. 2004
    ..However, national rates of specialty care during hospitalization for heart failure and factors associated with care by a cardiologist are unknown...
  10. pmc Impact of delay in door-to-needle time on mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Robert L McNamara
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:1227-32. 2007
    ..87, respectively; p for trend <0.001). In conclusion, timely administration of fibrinolytic therapy continues to significantly impact on mortality in the modern era, particularly in patients presenting early after symptom onset...
  11. pmc Body mass index and mortality in acute myocardial infarction patients
    Emily M Bucholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
    Am J Med 125:796-803. 2012
    ..However, little is known about the impact of obesity on survival after acute myocardial infarction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of age on the quality of care provided to older patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Med 114:307-15. 2003
    ..Furthermore, it is unclear whether age-associated variations in care are similar or vary among treatments...
  13. ncbi request reprint Physician specialty and mortality among elderly patients hospitalized with heart failure
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    Am J Med 118:1120-5. 2005
    ..Whether specialty care improves survival among patients with heart failure remains controversial...
  14. pmc Differences in patient survival after acute myocardial infarction by hospital capability of performing percutaneous coronary intervention: implications for regionalization
    Jersey Chen
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8017, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:433-9. 2010
    ..Whether regionalization will improve outcomes depends in part on the magnitude of existing differences in outcomes between PCI and non-PCI hospitals within the same health care region...
  15. pmc Regional variations in racial differences in the treatment of elderly patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Med 117:811-22. 2004
    ..We sought to determine whether racial differences in myocardial infarction treatment vary by U.S. census region...
  16. pmc Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors in older persons with acute myocardial infarction: evidence for an age-statin interaction
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:421-30. 2006
    ..To characterize the relationship between hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) and outcomes in older persons with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  17. ncbi request reprint The obesity paradox: body mass index and outcomes in patients with heart failure
    Jeptha P Curtis
    Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:55-61. 2005
    ..We sought to examine the association of body mass index (BMI) and outcomes in stable outpatients with heart failure (HF)...
  18. doi request reprint Mortality and readmission for patients with heart failure among U.S. News & World Report's top heart hospitals
    Gregory K Mulvey
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2:558-65. 2009
    ..The rankings of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report are influential, but the performance of ranked hospitals in caring for patients with routine cardiac conditions such as heart failure is not known...
  19. ncbi request reprint Serum urea nitrogen, creatinine, and estimators of renal function: mortality in older patients with cardiovascular disease
    Grace L Smith
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1134-42. 2006
    ..We compared admission serum urea nitrogen (SUN) level, creatinine level, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) rate, and Mayo estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) for predicting mortality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Patterns of secondary prevention in older patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction
    JoAnne Micale Foody
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Circulation 108:II24-8. 2003
    ..Little is known regarding the use of secondary prevention in older patients undergoing CABG during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Regional variation in the treatment and outcomes of myocardial infarction: investigating New England's advantage
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 146:242-9. 2003
    ....
  22. pmc Who is missing from the measures? Trends in the proportion and treatment of patients potentially excluded from publicly reported quality measures
    Susannah M Bernheim
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am Heart J 160:943-950.e1-5. 2010
    ..We describe trends in the proportion of patients with AMI with contraindications that could lead to discretionary exclusion from public reporting...
  23. pmc Use and effectiveness of intra-aortic balloon pumps among patients undergoing high risk percutaneous coronary intervention: insights from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry
    Jeptha P Curtis
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8017, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:21-30. 2012
    ..We examined hospital variation in IABP use among high risk PCI patients, and determined the association of IABP use on mortality in this population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Association of serum digoxin concentration and outcomes in patients with heart failure
    Saif S Rathore
    The Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    JAMA 289:871-8. 2003
    ..The clinical outcomes associated with digoxin therapy at different serum concentrations in the DIG trial have not been assessed...
  25. pmc Prior aspirin use and outcomes in elderly patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction
    Edward L Portnay
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:967-74. 2005
    ....
  26. pmc Hospital coronary artery bypass graft surgery volume and patient mortality, 1998-2000
    Saif S Rathore
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Ann Surg 239:110-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the association between annual hospital coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery volume and in-hospital mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in use of coronary revascularization in elderly patients after acute myocardial infarction: a tale of two therapies
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Chest 124:2079-86. 2003
    ..To determine if there are sex differences in the use of coronary revascularization in elderly patients after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and if sex differences vary by type of revascularization therapy...
  28. pmc US cardiologist workforce from 1995 to 2007: modest growth, lasting geographic maldistribution especially in rural areas
    Sanjay Aneja
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:2301-9. 2011
    ..This maldistribution could be addressed through a variety of strategies, including the use of telemedicine and economic incentives...
  29. pmc Performance of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) ST-elevation myocardial infarction risk score in a national cohort of elderly patients
    Saif S Rathore
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 150:402-10. 2005
    ..The TIMI ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) score was developed and validated in a randomized controlled trial population. We sought to assess its accuracy in a community-based cohort of elderly patients hospitalized with STEMI...
  30. ncbi request reprint Admission glucose and mortality in elderly patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: implications for patients with and without recognized diabetes
    Mikhail Kosiborod
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208088, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Circulation 111:3078-86. 2005
    ..The relationship between admission glucose levels and outcomes in older diabetic and nondiabetic patients with acute myocardial infarction is not well defined...
  31. pmc Mental disorders, quality of care, and outcomes among older patients hospitalized with heart failure: an analysis of the national heart failure project
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Rm IE 61 Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:1402-8. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of a mental illness diagnosis on quality of care and outcomes among patients with heart failure...
  32. pmc Association of physician certification and outcomes among patients receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
    Jeptha P Curtis
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8017, USA
    JAMA 301:1661-70. 2009
    ..Allowing nonelectrophysiologists to perform implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) procedures is controversial. However, it is not known whether outcomes of ICD implantation vary by physician specialty...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sex-based differences in the effect of digoxin for the treatment of heart failure
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1403-11. 2002
    ..Even though the epidemiologic features, causes, and prognosis of heart failure vary between men and women, sex-based differences in the effect of digoxin were not evaluated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Race and sex differences in the refusal of cardiac catheterization among elderly patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520 8025, USA
    Am Heart J 144:1052-6. 2002
    ..It is unclear whether race or sex differences in procedure refusal may contribute to this difference. We sought to determine whether cardiac catheterization refusal rates differ by patient race or sex...
  35. ncbi request reprint Quality of care of Medicare beneficiaries with acute myocardial infarction: who is included in quality improvement measurement?
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:466-75. 2003
    ..To determine the proportion of older patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incorporated in a commonly used set of AMI quality indicators...
  36. pmc Volume-based referral for cardiovascular procedures in the United States: a cross-sectional regression analysis
    Andrew J Epstein
    Division of Health Policy and Administration, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:42. 2005
    ..In addition to hospital risk-adjusted mortality standards, the Leapfrog Group recommends annual hospital procedure minimums of 450 for CABG and 400 for PCI to reduce procedure-associated mortality...
  37. ncbi request reprint The association of left ventricular ejection fraction, mortality, and cause of death in stable outpatients with heart failure
    Jeptha P Curtis
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8025, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:736-42. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prognostic importance of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in stable outpatients with heart failure (HF)...
  38. ncbi request reprint JCAHO accreditation and quality of care for acute myocardial infarction
    Jersey Chen
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:243-54. 2003
    ..These findings support current efforts to incorporate quality of care in accreditation decisions...
  39. pmc Regionalization of ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes care: putting a national policy in proper perspective
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:1346-9. 2006
    ..Clearer evidence of the benefits and discussion of potential harms are needed before adopting a national STEMI regionalization policy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a consumer-oriented internet health care report card: the risk of quality ratings based on mortality data
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    JAMA 287:1277-87. 2002
    ..However, the ability of these ratings to discriminate between hospitals is not known...
  41. ncbi request reprint Validity of a simple ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction risk index: are randomized trial prognostic estimates generalizable to elderly patients?
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Circulation 107:811-6. 2003
    ..A simple risk-stratification index for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction derived from an RCT population was recently proposed, but it has not been validated in a community-based cohort...
  42. pmc Effect of living alone on patient outcomes after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction
    Emily M Bucholz
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Cardiol 108:943-8. 2011
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint The association of 6-minute walk performance and outcomes in stable outpatients with heart failure
    Jeptha P Curtis
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    J Card Fail 10:9-14. 2004
    ..We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of the 6-minute walk test in stable outpatients with heart failure...
  44. pmc Racial differences in reperfusion therapy use in patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction: a regional phenomenon
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Am Heart J 149:1074-81. 2005
    ..Racial differences in reperfusion therapy use among patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction (MI) have been previously reported as national phenomenon. However, it is unclear whether racial differences in treatment vary by region...
  45. pmc Regionalization of care for acute coronary syndromes: more evidence is needed
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn 06520, USA
    JAMA 293:1383-7. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Primary care physicians' views of Medicare Part D
    Andrew J Epstein
    School of Public Health, Yale University, 60 College St, Rm 301, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:SP5-13. 2008
    ..To examine physicians' attitudes about the impact of Medicare Part D and how it varied among seniors, particularly Medicare-Medicaid dual-eligible enrollees...
  47. ncbi request reprint Characterization of incident stroke signs and symptoms: findings from the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, USA
    Stroke 33:2718-21. 2002
    ..Although patterns of stroke occurrence and mortality have been well studied, few epidemiological data are available regarding the clinical characteristics of stroke events...
  48. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in cardiac catheterization after acute myocardial infarction: the role of procedure appropriateness
    Saif S Rathore
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Room I 456 SHM, PO Box 208025, New Haven, CT 06520 8025, USA
    Ann Intern Med 137:487-93. 2002
    ..Many studies have found that women are less likely than men to have cardiac catheterization after an acute myocardial infarction; however, it is unknown whether sex differences reflect inappropriate treatment...
  49. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in outcomes after acute myocardial infarction
    Susannah M Bernheim
    Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8088, USA
    Am Heart J 153:313-9. 2007
    ..Patients of low socioeconomic status (SES) have higher mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Little is known about the underlying mechanisms or the relationship between SES and rehospitalization after AMI...
  50. pmc Variations in the use of an innovative technology by payer: the case of drug-eluting stents
    Andrew J Epstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Med Care 50:1-9. 2012
    ..Payer-related factors that differ between hospitals and/or differential treatment inside hospitals might explain any overall differences by payer type...
  51. ncbi request reprint Differences, disparities, and biases: clarifying racial variations in health care use
    Saif S Rathore
    Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8088, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:635-8. 2004
    ..We discuss the use of such a framework in directing policy interventions for alleviating inappropriate racial variations in health care use...
  52. ncbi request reprint Adoption of spironolactone therapy for older patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction in the United States, 1998-2001
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Circulation 112:39-47. 2005
    ..We studied the adoption of spironolactone therapy after publication of the Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study (RALES) in national cohorts of older patients hospitalized for heart failure...
  53. pmc Sex and racial differences in the management of acute myocardial infarction, 1994 through 2002
    Viola Vaccarino
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:671-82. 2005
    ..Although increased attention has been paid to sex and racial differences in the management of myocardial infarction, it is unknown whether these differences have narrowed over time...
  54. ncbi request reprint National patterns of use and effectiveness of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in older patients with heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80204, USA
    Circulation 110:724-31. 2004
    ..Our objectives were to assess the correlates of ACE inhibitor use and the relationship between ACE inhibitor prescription and mortality in older patients with heart failure...
  55. doi request reprint Regional variation in cardiac catheterization appropriateness and baseline risk after acute myocardial infarction
    Dennis T Ko
    Division of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:716-23. 2008
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Most hospitalized older persons do not meet the enrollment criteria for clinical trials in heart failure
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colo 80204, USA
    Am Heart J 146:250-7. 2003
    ..Our objective was to determine the proportion of older persons meeting enrollment criteria of randomized controlled trials of agents that prolong life in heart failure...
  57. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use in older patients with heart failure and coronary artery disease: national prescription patterns and relationship with outcomes
    Frederick A Masoudi
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:955-62. 2005
    ..We sought to determine patterns of aspirin use and the relationship between aspirin prescription and outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart failure (HF)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Quality of care and outcomes of older patients with heart failure hospitalized in the United States and Canada
    Dennis T Ko
    Department of Cardiology, Schulich Heart Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Arch Intern Med 165:2486-92. 2005
    ..We compared the process of care and outcomes of patients with heart failure, the most common cause of hospitalization for individuals 65 years and older in both countries...
  59. ncbi request reprint Health status identifies heart failure outpatients at risk for hospitalization or death
    Paul A Heidenreich
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:752-6. 2006
    ..We tested the hypothesis that one health status measure, the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), provides prognostic information independent of other clinical data in outpatients with heart failure (HF)...
  60. pmc Physician board certification and the care and outcomes of elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Jersey Chen
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:238-44. 2006
    ..Patients and purchasers prefer board-certified physicians, but whether these physicians provide better quality of care and outcomes for hospitalized patients is unclear...
  61. ncbi request reprint Provider and hospital characteristics associated with geographic variation in the evaluation and management of elderly patients with heart failure
    Edward P Havranek
    Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 80204, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1186-91. 2004
    ..We therefore sought to determine the extent to which provider and hospital characteristics contribute to small-area geographic variation in heart failure care after controlling for patient factors...
  62. ncbi request reprint Standards for statistical models used for public reporting of health outcomes: an American Heart Association Scientific Statement from the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Writing Group: cosponsored by the Council on Epidemiology an
    Harlan M Krumholz
    Circulation 113:456-62. 2006
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Renal function, digoxin therapy, and heart failure outcomes: evidence from the digoxin intervention group trial
    Michael G Shlipak
    General Internal Medicine Section, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:2195-203. 2004
    ..Renal dysfunction is strongly associated with mortality in stable outpatients with heart failure, notably in patients with estimated GFR <50 ml/min per 1.73 m(2). The effect of digoxin did not differ by level of renal function...
  64. pmc Hospital percutaneous coronary intervention volume and patient mortality, 1998 to 2000: does the evidence support current procedure volume minimums?
    Andrew J Epstein
    Department of Health Care Systems, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1755-62. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hospital percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volume minimum recommendations...
  65. ncbi request reprint Amiodarone and mortality among elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction with atrial fibrillation
    Michael J Kilborn
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Am Heart J 144:1095-101. 2002
    ..However, there is limited data concerning the safety of amiodarone in patients who experience AMI complicated by atrial fibrillation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Screening adults for type 2 diabetes: a review of the evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Russell Harris
    Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 725 Airport Road, CB 7590, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 2949, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:215-29. 2003
    ..Type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with a heavy burden of suffering. Screening for diabetes is controversial...
  67. ncbi request reprint The relationship between B-type natriuretic peptide and health status in patients with heart failure
    Stacie A Luther
    Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    J Card Fail 11:414-21. 2005
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and secondary prevention in women with heart disease
    Saif S Rathore
    Ann Intern Med 139:954; author reply 954-5. 2003
  69. ncbi request reprint Digoxin therapy for heart failure: safe for women?
    Saif S Rathore
    Ital Heart J 4:148-51. 2003
  70. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery bypass surgery, hospital volume, and risk
    Andrew J Epstein
    Circulation 108:e6-7; author reply e6-7. 2003