J C Blankenship

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Affiliation: Geisinger Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The value of independent specialty designation for interventional cardiology
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 89:97-101. 2017
  2. ncbi request reprint The interventional cardiologist as cath lab team leader
    James C Blankenship
    Geisinger Medical Center, Dept of Cardiology 27 75, 100 N Academy Dr, Danville, PA 17821 USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 27:E98-105. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention: a consensus statement from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:748-58. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Staging of multivessel percutaneous coronary interventions: an expert consensus statement from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    James C Blankenship
    Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:1138-52. 2012
  5. pmc Utility of routine exercise treadmill testing early after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mohan N Babapulle
    Division of Cardiology, St Mary s Regional Cardiac Care Centre Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:12. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of eptifibatide on angiographic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention in the IMPACT--(Integrilin to Minimize Platelet Aggregation and Coronary Thrombosis) II Trial
    J C Blankenship
    Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:969-73. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Reduction in vascular access site bleeding in sequential abciximab coronary intervention trials
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 57:476-83. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibition on angiographic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention in the ESPRIT trial
    J C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:653-8. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Rotational Atherectomy to Facilitate Stent Expansion After Deployment in ST-segment-elevation Myocardial Infarction
    James C Blankenship
    100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 2160 E
    Am Heart Hosp J 8:E66-9. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Door-to-balloon times under 90 min can be routinely achieved for patients transferred for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction percutaneous coronary intervention in a rural setting
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:272-9. 2011

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Publications51

  1. doi request reprint The value of independent specialty designation for interventional cardiology
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 89:97-101. 2017
    ..We focus on the least understood of these three-recognition by CMS and its implications for reimbursement and quality assessment for interventional cardiologists. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc...
  2. ncbi request reprint The interventional cardiologist as cath lab team leader
    James C Blankenship
    Geisinger Medical Center, Dept of Cardiology 27 75, 100 N Academy Dr, Danville, PA 17821 USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 27:E98-105. 2015
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention: a consensus statement from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:748-58. 2013
    ..However, there are some situations in which delayed PCI may be safer or yield better outcomes. This document reviews patient subsets and clinical situations in which one strategy is preferable over the other...
  4. doi request reprint Staging of multivessel percutaneous coronary interventions: an expert consensus statement from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
    James C Blankenship
    Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:1138-52. 2012
    ..Third party payers and quality auditors should recognize that multistage PCI for MVCAD is neither an indication of poor quality nor an attempt to increase reimbursement when performed according to recommendations in this article...
  5. pmc Utility of routine exercise treadmill testing early after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mohan N Babapulle
    Division of Cardiology, St Mary s Regional Cardiac Care Centre Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:12. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a routine ETT strategy early after PCI on follow-up cardiac events and procedures...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of eptifibatide on angiographic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention in the IMPACT--(Integrilin to Minimize Platelet Aggregation and Coronary Thrombosis) II Trial
    J C Blankenship
    Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Am J Cardiol 88:969-73. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Reduction in vascular access site bleeding in sequential abciximab coronary intervention trials
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 57:476-83. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Effect of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibition on angiographic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention in the ESPRIT trial
    J C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 38:653-8. 2001
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Rotational Atherectomy to Facilitate Stent Expansion After Deployment in ST-segment-elevation Myocardial Infarction
    James C Blankenship
    100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822 2160 E
    Am Heart Hosp J 8:E66-9. 2010
    ..In this case, after stenting removed angiographically evident thrombus and dissection, rotational atherectomy effectively and safely treated residual stenosis at an undilatable lesion...
  10. doi request reprint Door-to-balloon times under 90 min can be routinely achieved for patients transferred for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction percutaneous coronary intervention in a rural setting
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:272-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of routine transfer of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients to achieve percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in less than 90 min from presentation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Angiographic adverse events during percutaneous coronary intervention fail to predict creatine kinase-MB elevation
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 63:31-41. 2004
    ..Routine monitoring of cardiac enzymes is necessary to detect all patients who will experience myocardial injury after coronary intervention...
  12. doi request reprint Predictors of reperfusion delay in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention from the HORIZONS-AMI trial
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:1527-33. 2010
    ..Systems of care that encourage ambulance diagnosis and direct delivery of patients with STEMI to a PCI hospital might shorten the overall door-to-balloon times and improve the clinical outcomes...
  13. ncbi request reprint SCAI statement on ad hoc versus the separate performance of diagnostic cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology 21 60, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 63:444-51. 2004
    ..This document updates an earlier review of this topic and provides suggestions for the use of ad hoc intervention as a routine strategy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Ethics in interventional cardiology: combining coronary intervention with diagnostic catheterization
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology 21 60, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Am Heart Hosp J 2:52-4. 2004
    ..Combined intervention is appropriate in selected patients if they are well informed and it can be done safely; however, a combined strategy should not be applied to all patients...
  15. doi request reprint The utility of trans-catheter aortic valve replacement after commercialization: does the European experience provide a glimpse into the future use of this technology in the United States?
    Axel Linke
    Department of Internal Medicine Cardiology, University of Leipzig, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:511-8. 2010
    ..Despite of the progress in this field, we are still lacking an optimal transcatheter heart valve. Once it is available, we can take the plunge to compare transcatheter valve implantation with convention surgery in severe aortic stenosis!..
  16. doi request reprint ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients can be enrolled in randomized trials before emergent coronary intervention without sacrificing door-to-balloon time
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Am Heart J 158:400-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether STEMI patients treated with PCI could be enrolled in clinical trials without prolonging door-to-balloon times...
  17. ncbi request reprint Rapid triage and transport of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction for percutaneous coronary intervention in a rural health system
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:944-8. 2007
    ..Efficient community hospitals working with an efficient angioplasty center can achieve presentation-to-wire crossing times of <90 minutes for some patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Rotational atherectomy to facilitate stent expansion after deployment in ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction
    Rasoul Mokabberi
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center
    Am Heart Hosp J 8:66-9. 2010
    ..In this case, after stenting removed angiographically evident thrombus and dissection, rotational atherectomy effectively and safely treated residual stenosis at an undilatable lesion...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of abciximab on angiographic complications during percutaneous coronary stenting in the Evaluation of Platelet IIb/IIIa Inhibition in Stenting Trial (EPISTENT)
    M Ashequl Islam
    Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:916-21. 2002
    ..5% vs 10.7%; p = 0.007). In summary, abciximab (compared with placebo) significantly reduced angiographic complications during coronary stenting. Abciximab also prevented CK-MB elevations in patients without angiographic complications...
  20. ncbi request reprint Angiographic variables predict increased risk for adverse ischemic events after coronary stenting with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition: results from the TARGET trial
    Mitchell J Ross
    Division of Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:981-8. 2003
    ..We sought to assess whether pre-procedural angiographic characteristics are associated with adverse clinical outcomes after coronary stenting with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of slow oscillating versus fast balloon inflation strategies for coronary angioplasty
    J C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Penn State Geisinger Health System, Danville 17822, USA
    Am J Cardiol 83:675-80. 1999
    ..Slow oscillating inflation did not dilate lesions at lower pressures, decrease the incidence of dissection or severe dissection, or reduce the incidence of adverse clinical outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic repositioning of a Gianturco-Roubin II coronary stent after initial deployment
    J C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Penn State Geisinger Health System, Danville 17822, USA
    Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 45:57-60. 1998
    ..We report a case of stent migration that led to stent coverage of a distal dissection, obviating the need for placement of a second stent. In this case, stent movement was therapeutic...
  23. ncbi request reprint Angiographic adverse events, creatine kinase-MB elevation, and ischemic end points complicating percutaneous coronary intervention (a REPLACE-2 substudy)
    James C Blankenship
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1591-6. 2006
    ..005 for each). In conclusion, most angiographic adverse events during PCI are associated with increased CK-MB and are powerful predictors of adverse clinical events within 6 months...
  24. ncbi request reprint A sequential approach to the management of a massive intracoronary thrombus in ST elevation myocardial infarction: a case report
    Brian C Carey
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    Angiology 58:106-11. 2007
    ..This case illustrates the potential benefit of combining various mechanical strategies to treat intracoronary thrombus...
  25. ncbi request reprint Thrombus predicts ischemic complications during percutaneous coronary intervention in saphenous vein grafts: results from TARGET (do Tirofiban and ReoPro give similar efficacy trial?)
    Arun Kalyanasundaram
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 69:623-9. 2007
    ..We studied demographic and angiographic factors associated with ischemic complications after SVG PCI without distal protection in the TARGET (do tirofiban and reopro give similar efficacy trial?) study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery stenting in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction
    Farhan Aslam
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 17:656-8. 2005
    ..We conclude that PCI can be performed safely in patients with depressed left ventricular ejection fraction and is associated with improved symptoms at long-term follow-up...
  27. ncbi request reprint Angiographic and long-term outcomes of "rescue" stenting versus PTCA in failed thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction
    George M Tadros
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Angiology 55:169-76. 2004
    ..More stent patients (60% vs 27%, p=0.06) were angina free as compared to PTCA patients. Despite similar in-hospital clinical outcomes, the study suggests better angiographic results and 6-month orbidity with rescue stenting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Manual aspiration of iatrogenic embolization through a left internal mammary artery graft
    Arun Kalyanasundaram
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Health System, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:E115-8. 2010
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of transluminal extraction atherectomy for debulking saphenous vein graft in-stent restenosis
    M A Islam
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:785-8, A8. 2001
    ..Our experience with 6 episodes of TEC used successfully for saphenous vein graft in-stent restenosis and review of 7 other reported cases suggests TEC may be safe and effective for debulking saphenous vein graft restenosis lesions...
  30. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale: success and outcomes of a low-volume procedure at a rural medical center
    Farhan Aslam
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:20-4. 2007
    ..Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is indicated for recurrent cryptogenic stroke occurring on anticoagulant therapy. Few patients meet this criterion, and the safety of this procedure when performed infrequently is unclear...
  31. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and safety of ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention in the modern era
    Christopher W Good
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:194-200. 2009
    ..The frequency of ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) varies among institutions and regions of the country. It is unclear what factors limit use of the ad hoc strategy...
  32. doi request reprint Frequency of allergic or hematologic adverse reactions to ticlopidine among patients with allergic or hematologic adverse reactions to clopidogrel
    Juzar O Lokhandwala
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17822 3003, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2:348-51. 2009
    ..It is also unknown whether a reaction to the second thienopyridine is likely to be life threatening...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predictors of periprocedural creatine kinase-myocardial band elevation complicating elective percutaneous coronary intervention
    Qiangjun Cai
    Department of Internal Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:616-20. 2007
    ..Patients with chest pain at the end of the procedure were at the highest risk for major CK-MB increase...
  34. ncbi request reprint Coronary artery "pseudothrombus" due to collateral flow artifact distal to left circumflex coronary stenosis
    Elie N Mouhayar
    Geisinger Medical Center Danville, 100 N Academy Ave, Danville, PA 17822 2160, USA
    J Interv Cardiol 15:425-9; discussion 429-30. 2002
    ..We present a case report and review our experience with a flow artifact that mimicked thrombus ("pseudothrombus") in the setting of a severe proximal stenosis in the left circumflex coronary artery...
  35. ncbi request reprint Snare retrieval of the distal tip of a fractured rotational atherectomy guidewire: roping the steer by its horns
    Kirk Gavlick
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 17:E55-8. 2005
    ..The snare was passed beyond the retained fragment and retracted to capture the distal tip. When snaring a foreign body, identifying the most accessible part is critical to the success of the procedure...
  36. doi request reprint Emergency pretreatment for contrast allergy before direct percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    C Randall Hubbard
    Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:1469-72. 2008
    ..In conclusion, some patients with previous contrast reaction may undergo emergency catheterization without adverse consequences, although the safety of this approach has not been proved...
  37. doi request reprint Bivalirudin versus unfractionated heparin during percutaneous coronary intervention
    Adnan Kastrati
    Deutsches Herzzentrum, Technische Universitat, Munich, Germany
    N Engl J Med 359:688-96. 2008
    ..Whether bivalirudin is superior to unfractionated heparin in patients with stable or unstable angina who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after pretreatment with clopidogrel is unknown...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effect of recombinant ApoA-I Milano on coronary atherosclerosis in patients with acute coronary syndromes: a randomized controlled trial
    Steven E Nissen
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 290:2292-300. 2003
    ..Infusion of recombinant ApoA-I Milano-phospholipid complexes produces rapid regression of atherosclerosis in animal models...
  39. ncbi request reprint Triple antiplatelet therapy does not increase femoral access bleeding with vascular closure devices
    Jose E Exaire
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am Heart J 147:31-4. 2004
    ..However, the safety information with these devices in the era of triple antiplatelet therapy is limited...
  40. ncbi request reprint Temporal spectrum of ischemic complications with percutaneous coronary intervention: the ESPRIT experience
    Warren J Cantor
    St Michael s Hospital, Division of Cardiology, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M44 1W8
    J Invasive Cardiol 16:475-81. 2004
    ..Post-procedural MI is often not detected until greater than or equal to 12 hours after PCI. Treatment with a glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor is the only modifiable parameter that reduces the risk for early ischemic complications...
  41. ncbi request reprint Music, imagery, touch, and prayer as adjuncts to interventional cardiac care: the Monitoring and Actualisation of Noetic Trainings (MANTRA) II randomised study
    Mitchell W Krucoff
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    Lancet 366:211-7. 2005
    ..We undertook a multicentre, prospective trial of two such practices: intercessory prayer and music, imagery, and touch (MIT) therapy...
  42. doi request reprint Parsing the subsets: When small studies create confusion
    James C Blankenship
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 72:23-4. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists for the Prevention of Adverse events following percutaneous coronary Revascularization--results of the PPAR study
    Deepak L Bhatt
    Cleveland Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 154:137-43. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma agonists had any beneficial effect on patients with metabolic syndrome undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Routine functional testing after percutaneous coronary intervention: results of the aggressive diagnosis of restenosis in high-risk patients (ADORE II) trial
    Mark J Eisenberg
    Division of Cardiology, Jewish General Hospital McGill University, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road Suite A 118, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
    Acta Cardiol 62:143-50. 2007
    ..It is unclear whether routine or selective functional testing is optimal following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in high-risk patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Ad hoc percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with stable coronary artery disease--a study of prevalence, safety, and variation in use from the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR)
    Ronald J Krone
    Division of Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 68:696-703. 2006
    ..To utilize the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (ACC-NCDR) to monitor the performance and safety of ad hoc PCIs...
  46. ncbi request reprint The angiographic step-up and step-down: a surrogate for optimal stent expansion by intravascular ultrasound
    Thomas A Haldis
    MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, ND 58122, USA
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:101-5. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Infection control guidelines for the cardiac catheterization laboratory: society guidelines revisited
    Charles E Chambers
    Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive H047, Division of Cardiology Hershey, PA 17033, USA
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:78-86. 2006
    ..Additionally, specific CDC recommendation sections highlight recommendations from other published guidelines...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ethical considerations in CT angiography
    Samuel Wann
    Wisconsin Heart Hospital, 10000 Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:379-88. 2007
    ..These questions are properly addressed within the framework of medical ethics, including principles of beneficence, autonomy and justice...
  49. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of routine functional testing after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Mark J Eisenberg
    Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Cardiol 93:744-7. 2004
    ..For the secondary end points measuring functional status and quality of life, scores were also similar. There was little difference in the rates of invasive cardiac procedures for the 2 groups at 9 months...
  50. ncbi request reprint Current usage and attitudes among interventional cardiologists regarding the performance of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the outpatient setting
    Randy K Bottner
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 66:455-61. 2005
  51. ncbi request reprint Non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes
    Arun Kalyanasundaram
    South Med J 99:1053-4. 2006