James N Kirkpatrick

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Future potential of echocardiography in heart failure
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 9th Floor, Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Future Cardiol 4:299-319. 2008
  2. doi Ethics priorities in adult congenital heart disease
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:266-273.e3. 2012
  3. doi Management of conflicts of interest in cardiovascular medicine
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:258-65. 2012
  4. doi Reuse of pacemakers and defibrillators in developing countries: logistical, legal, and ethical barriers and solutions
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1623-7. 2010
  5. ncbi Advance directives in the cardiac care unit
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am Heart J 154:477-81. 2007
  6. ncbi Heart failure: hemodynamic assessment using echocardiography
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Echocardiography Laboratory, 9021 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:240-6. 2008
  7. ncbi Echocardiography in heart failure: applications, utility, and new horizons
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:381-96. 2007
  8. doi Left ventricular assist devices and other devices for end-stage heart failure: utility of echocardiography
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19096, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 12:257-64. 2010
  9. ncbi Insights into myocardial mechanics in normal and pathologic states using newer echocardiographic techniques
    James N Kirkpatrick
    University of Pennsylvania, Echocardiography Laboratory, HUP 9021 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 5:143-50. 2008
  10. pmc Application of appropriateness criteria in outpatient transthoracic echocardiography
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Echocardiography Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:53-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications58

  1. doi Future potential of echocardiography in heart failure
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 9th Floor, Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Future Cardiol 4:299-319. 2008
    ....
  2. doi Ethics priorities in adult congenital heart disease
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:266-273.e3. 2012
    ....
  3. doi Management of conflicts of interest in cardiovascular medicine
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 55:258-65. 2012
    ....
  4. doi Reuse of pacemakers and defibrillators in developing countries: logistical, legal, and ethical barriers and solutions
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1623-7. 2010
    ..With proper sterilization, meticulous chains of custody, and advance directives for device handling (pacemaker/defibrillator living wills), patients in LMIC who would otherwise lack access to these devices could benefit from their reuse...
  5. ncbi Advance directives in the cardiac care unit
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am Heart J 154:477-81. 2007
    ..The Patient Self-Determination Act mandates such discussions with all hospitalized patients. Little data are available on AD prevalence in patients with serious cardiac disease...
  6. ncbi Heart failure: hemodynamic assessment using echocardiography
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Echocardiography Laboratory, 9021 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 10:240-6. 2008
    ..The availability of miniaturized echocardiographic devices with full echo-Doppler capability may make repeatable, noninvasive hemodynamic assessment readily available and cost-effective for patients in many clinical settings...
  7. ncbi Echocardiography in heart failure: applications, utility, and new horizons
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:381-96. 2007
    ..In addition, we will highlight some of the limitations of echocardiography...
  8. doi Left ventricular assist devices and other devices for end-stage heart failure: utility of echocardiography
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19096, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 12:257-64. 2010
    ..This review discusses types of VADs and the uses of echocardiography in the care of VAD patients...
  9. ncbi Insights into myocardial mechanics in normal and pathologic states using newer echocardiographic techniques
    James N Kirkpatrick
    University of Pennsylvania, Echocardiography Laboratory, HUP 9021 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 5:143-50. 2008
    ..Current and future applications of these methods are discussed, along with limitations...
  10. pmc Application of appropriateness criteria in outpatient transthoracic echocardiography
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Echocardiography Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:53-9. 2009
    ..Appropriateness criteria were applied to outpatient transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) studies...
  11. doi Deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in terminal illness and end of life care
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 109:91-4. 2012
    ..These findings suggest cardiologists should discuss end of life care and device deactivation with their patients with an ICD...
  12. doi Arterial pulsatile hemodynamic load induced by isometric exercise strongly predicts left ventricular mass in hypertension
    Julio A Chirinos
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 298:H320-30. 2010
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  13. doi Clinical utility of automated assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction using artificial intelligence-assisted border detection
    Hind W Rahmouni
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am Heart J 155:562-70. 2008
    ..We tested Siemens AutoEF software (Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany) to determine whether it correlated with visual estimates of EF, manual planimetry, and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)...
  14. doi Time-varying myocardial stress and systolic pressure-stress relationship: role in myocardial-arterial coupling in hypertension
    Julio A Chirinos
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Circulation 119:2798-807. 2009
    ..We assessed the relationship between instantaneous ejection-phase pressure and myocardial stress and the effect of arterial wave reflections on myocardial stress in hypertensive and normotensive adults...
  15. doi The utility of prescreening transesophageal echocardiograms: a prospective study
    Jeffrey Ogbara
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Echocardiography Laboratory University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Echocardiography 28:767-73. 2011
    ..However, the intersection of the AUC with the safety and clinical use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is not well established...
  16. pmc Effect of right ventricular function and venous congestion on cardiorenal interactions during the treatment of decompensated heart failure
    Jeffrey M Testani
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:511-6. 2010
    ..38, p <0.001). In conclusion, RV dysfunction is a strong predictor of improved renal outcomes in patients with acute decompensated heart failure, an effect likely mediated by relief of venous congestion...
  17. pmc Accuracy of noninvasively determined pulmonary artery systolic pressure
    Jeffrey M Testani
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 105:1192-7. 2010
    ..Given the widespread use of echocardiographically determined PASP, these data are in need of replication in a large prospective study...
  18. pmc Timing of neuroprognostication in postcardiac arrest therapeutic hypothermia*
    Sarah M Perman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:719-24. 2012
    ..We sought to evaluate timing of prognostication in cardiac arrest survivors who received therapeutic hypothermia...
  19. doi Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography for the indication of suspected infective endocarditis: vegetations, blood cultures and imaging
    Vinay Kini
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:396-402. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to detect vegetations and the relationship between blood cultures and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)...
  20. ncbi Age dependency of the Tei index of myocardial performance
    Kirk T Spencer
    Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:350-2. 2004
    ..49, P <.001) and the Tei index and age (r = 0.33, P <.001). This investigation demonstrated that when assessing myocardial performance in patients using this index, age-normalized values should be used...
  21. doi Intensivist use of hand-carried ultrasonography to measure IVC collapsibility in estimating intravascular volume status: correlations with CVP
    S Peter Stawicki
    Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 209:55-61. 2009
    ..Intensivist-performed bedside ultrasonography (INBU) examinations have the potential to overcome these impediments. We used INBU to evaluate hemodynamic status of SICU patients, focusing on correlations between IVC-CI and CVP...
  22. ncbi Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on ventricular remodeling
    Hind W Rahmouni
    Division of Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 9018 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 5:25-30. 2008
    ..This review discusses remodeling and focuses on the evidence for CRT-induced reverse remodeling...
  23. doi Recovery of pacemakers and defibrillators for analysis and device advance directives: electrophysiologists' perspectives
    Sachin Logani
    Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:659-65. 2011
    ..Following high-profile device failures, the Heart Rhythm Society emphasized the need for postmarketing surveillance by recommending that physicians return all explanted devices to the manufacturer for analysis...
  24. doi Hand-carried echocardiography for assessment of left ventricular filling and ejection fraction in the surgical intensive care unit
    Dustin G Mark
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Crit Care 24:470.e1-7. 2009
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  25. ncbi Effectiveness of echocardiographic imaging by nurses to identify left ventricular systolic dysfunction in high-risk patients
    James N Kirkpatrick
    University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:1271-2. 2005
    ..The identification of occult LV systolic dysfunction in diabetic patients may allow the initiation of therapies known to improve prognosis...
  26. doi Right ventricular dysfunction after resuscitation predicts poor outcomes in cardiac arrest patients independent of left ventricular function
    Vimal Ramjee
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, United States Electronic address
    Resuscitation 96:186-91. 2015
    ..We aimed to determine whether post-arrest right ventricular (RV) dysfunction predicts worse survival and poor neurologic outcome in cardiac arrest patients, independent of LV dysfunction...
  27. doi Ethical challenges in advanced heart failure
    Vinay Kini
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 7:21-8. 2013
    ..This article discusses these important issues and proposes an approach to caring for AHF patients...
  28. ncbi Echocardiographic strain imaging and its use in the clinical setting
    Caroline Cottrell
    University of Pennsylvania, Echocardiography Laboratory, 9021 Gates Pavilion, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:93-102. 2010
    ..This review will discuss novel echocardiographic strain imaging techniques, placing them in the context of myocardial mechanics and describing current and future applications...
  29. pmc Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Place of Repeat Echocardiography: Reliability and Cost Implications
    Vinay Kini
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 28:1053-9. 2015
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and cost implications of using eFCU in place of repeat TTE in selected inpatients...
  30. doi Assessment of ventricular remodeling in heart failure clinical trials
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Curr Heart Fail Rep 9:328-36. 2012
    ..To date, trials have demonstrated a linkage between indices of remodeling and clinical outcomes measures. Indices of remodeling have facilitated identification of targets for novel pharmaceutical agents and new device therapies...
  31. doi Conflicts of interest in cardiovascular clinical practice guidelines
    Todd B Mendelson
    School of Medicine, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:577-84. 2011
    ..The extent of conflicts of interest (COIs) in cardiology guideline production has not been well studied. Herein, we describe the scope of COIs in CPGs...
  32. doi Surgical echocardiography of heart valves: a primer for the cardiovascular surgeon
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Cardiovascular Medicine Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 22:200.e1-22. 2010
    ..In addition, we highlight the clinical uses of real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) to evaluate valvular pathology, and the emerging use of a new matrix array 3D TEE probe...
  33. ncbi Assessment of global and regional left ventricular diastolic function in hypertensive heart disease using automated border detection techniques
    Kirk T Spencer
    Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Echocardiography 20:673-81. 2003
    ..Regional filling curves obtained from CK have demonstrated that endocardial diastolic motion is commonly delayed and heterogeneous in patients with LVH...
  34. ncbi Noncompaction of the myocardium complicated by coronary artery embolism
    Marlon E Everett
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:194-6. 2005
  35. ncbi Hand-carried cardiac ultrasound as a tool to screen for important cardiovascular disease in an underserved minority health care clinic
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Section of Cardiology and General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:399-403. 2004
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  36. ncbi Ethical dilemmas in device treatment for advanced heart failure
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division and Bioethics Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 1:267-73. 2007
    ..This review discusses the ethical issues raised by the increased use of devices to treat heart failure...
  37. doi Ethnic and racial disparities in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Steven A Farmer
    Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Heart Rhythm 6:325-31. 2009
    ..Racial/ethnic differences in the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) may result from underprovision or overprovision relative to published guidelines...
  38. doi Association of Liability Concerns with Decisions to Order Echocardiography and Cardiac Stress Tests with Imaging
    Vinay Kini
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Electronic address
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 29:1155-1160.e1. 2016
    ..However, little is known about the impact of physician-level determinants such as liability concerns and risk aversion on decisions to order testing...
  39. ncbi The ethics of unilateral implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator deactivation: patient perspectives
    Margaret Daeschler
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Europace . 2016
    ..Unilateral deactivation of ICDs may be seen as a logical extension of a unilateral DNR order. However, the ethical implications of unilateral ICD deactivation have not been explored...
  40. doi Defibrillator Deactivation against a Patient's Wishes: Perspectives of Electrophysiology Practitioners
    Margaret Daeschler
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 38:917-24. 2015
    ..We investigated whether electrophysiology practitioners believe medical futility justifies unilateral implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) deactivation...
  41. pmc Age, sex, and hospital factors are associated with the duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospitalized patients who do not experience sustained return of spontaneous circulation
    Abigail M Khan
    Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    J Am Heart Assoc 3:e001044. 2014
    ..Variability in the duration of attempted inā€hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is high, but the factors influencing termination of CPR efforts are unknown...
  42. doi Ethics of the heart: ethical and policy challenges in the treatment of advanced heart failure
    Anjali V Fields
    Division of Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 55:71-80. 2012
    ..Based on these challenges, we recommend that a discussion of these complex matters be incorporated into cardiovascular training programs...
  43. ncbi The effect of preoperative statin therapy on cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing infrainguinal vascular surgery
    R Parker Ward
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC5084, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Cardiol 104:264-8. 2005
    ..Our goal was to determine the effect of preoperative statin therapy on perioperative cardiac and vascular outcomes, and long-term survival in patients undergoing infrainguinal vascular bypass surgery...
  44. doi Experiences of sudden cardiac arrest survivors regarding prognostication and advance care planning
    Bonnie Lau
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    Resuscitation 81:982-6. 2010
    ....
  45. doi Ventricular assist devices for treatment of acute heart failure and chronic heart failure
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Heart 101:1091-6. 2015
    ..Recently, there has been official recognition of the importance of palliative care expertise in advance care planning preimplant and management of patients with ventricular assist devices at the end of their lives...
  46. doi RV-only pacing can produce a Q wave in lead 1 and an R wave in V1: implications for biventricular pacing
    Joshua M Cooper
    Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 37:585-90. 2014
    ..Effective resynchronization must include an LV pacing contribution to the QRS. Leads 1 and V1 are often exclusively used to verify proper biventricular pacing...
  47. pmc Tissue Doppler imaging for diagnosis of coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Rajender Agarwal
    Department of Medicine, John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:47. 2012
    ..Future studies should evaluate the incremental value of TDI velocities over LV ejection fraction and two dimensional wall motion analysis in the detection of CAD and assessment of its severity. (Word Count: 249)...
  48. doi Longevity of implantable electrophysiology devices explanted from patients having autopsy in hospitals
    Payman Zamani
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Cardiol 110:1643-5. 2012
    ..Hospital morgues may serve as a source for devices in reuse programs, provided patients or their next of kin authorize donation...
  49. ncbi Postmortem interrogation and retrieval of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators: a survey of morticians and patients
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:478-82. 2007
    ..This study investigated how morticians manage pacemakers and defibrillators and surveyed morticians and device patients regarding routine postmortem device interrogation and explantation...
  50. ncbi Rapid assessment of left ventricular systolic function in a pacemaker clinic using a hand-carried ultrasound device
    Syed Nasir Ghani
    Section of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 16:39-43. 2006
    ..This study sought to determine if a hand-carried ultrasound (HCU) device could be used for rapid, inexpensive identification of LV dysfunction in a busy pacemaker clinic...
  51. ncbi Automated border detection on contrast enhanced echocardiographic images
    James N Kirkpatrick
    University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, 5841 S Maryland Ave MC 5084, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Int J Cardiol 103:164-7. 2005
    ..We sought to combine the endocardial border enhancing effects of contrast echocardiography with an automated border detection technique to provide quantitative and accurate determination of LV EF...
  52. ncbi Handcarried ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava for assessment of intravascular volume status in the outpatient hemodialysis clinic
    J Matthew Brennan
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 1:749-53. 2006
    ..There is a poor relationship between dry weight goals and IVC collapsibility. Practice variation in the maintenance of volume status is correlated with significant differences in intradialysis adverse events...
  53. ncbi Differential diagnosis of cardiac masses using contrast echocardiographic perfusion imaging
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Adult Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1412-9. 2004
    ..We investigated the usefulness of echocardiographic contrast perfusion imaging in differentiating cardiac masses...
  54. ncbi Hand carried echocardiography screening for LV systolic dysfunction in a pulmonary function laboratory
    James N Kirkpatrick
    University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Avenue, MC 5084, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:381-3. 2008
    ..We sought to determine whether screening patients referred for pulmonary function testing (PFT) using a hand carried ultrasound (HCU) device could identify LV systolic dysfunction...
  55. ncbi Reappraisal of the use of inferior vena cava for estimating right atrial pressure
    J Matthew Brennan
    University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:857-61. 2007
    ..Traditional classification of RAP into 5-mm Hg ranges based on IVC size and collapsibility performed poorly (43% accurate) and a new classification scheme is proposed...
  56. ncbi A comparison by medicine residents of physical examination versus hand-carried ultrasound for estimation of right atrial pressure
    J Matthew Brennan
    The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:1614-6. 2007
    ..In conclusion, internal medicine residents with brief training in echocardiography can more frequently and more accurately predict elevated RA pressure using HCU measurements of the IVC than with physical examination of the JVP...
  57. ncbi Use of hand-carried ultrasound devices to augment the accuracy of medical student bedside cardiac diagnoses
    Jeanne M Decara
    Department of Medicine and Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago Hospitals, IL, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:257-63. 2005
    ..We tested the feasibility of teaching medical students to use HCU devices to make bedside cardiac diagnoses and compared the accuracy of their HCU and physical examinations...
  58. ncbi Ethical issues in heart failure: overview of an emerging need
    James N Kirkpatrick
    Department of Mdicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Perspect Biol Med 49:1-9. 2006
    ..In this overview, we discuss end-of-life care in end-stage heart failure, new therapies for heart failure, and heart failure research...