Michael W Rich

Summary

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Advances in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure in the elderly
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University, Cardiovascular Division, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Future Cardiol 3:165-74. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in older adults
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri Electronic address
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 57:168-75. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in long term care
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:688-91. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of heart failure in the elderly: adverse events
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 17:589-95. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Epidemiology of atrial fibrillation
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 25:3-8. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Fourth Pivotal Research in Cardiology in the Elderly (PRICE-IV) Symposium--electrophysiology and heart rhythm disorders in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:304-14. 2007
  7. pmc Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on heart rate variability in depressed patients with coronary heart disease
    Robert M Carney
    Behavioral Medicine Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 301, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:748-54. 2010
  8. pmc Depression and rehospitalization following acute myocardial infarction
    Rebecca L Reese
    Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:626-33. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Impact of change in serum sodium concentration on mortality in patients hospitalized with heart failure and hyponatremia
    Vinay D Madan
    Division of Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:637-43. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Anemia: an independent predictor of death and hospitalizations among elderly patients with atrial fibrillation
    Shivak Sharma
    Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am Heart J 157:1057-63. 2009

Detail Information

Publications86

  1. doi request reprint Advances in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure in the elderly
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University, Cardiovascular Division, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Future Cardiol 3:165-74. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, additional research is required to develop more effective strategies for the prevention and management of both acute and chronic heart failure in our rapidly growing elderly population...
  2. doi request reprint Secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in older adults
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri Electronic address
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 57:168-75. 2014
    ..Furthermore, research is needed to refine markers to better delineate which older adults are most likely to benefit from preventive therapies. ..
  3. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in long term care
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 13:688-91. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Pharmacotherapy of heart failure in the elderly: adverse events
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 17:589-95. 2012
    ..Despite the inherent challenges, with careful management and close follow-up, most older HF patients can be successfully treated through the judicious use of guideline-recommended HF therapies...
  5. doi request reprint Epidemiology of atrial fibrillation
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 25:3-8. 2009
    ..For these reasons, it is essential to develop more effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of AF in older individuals...
  6. ncbi request reprint Fourth Pivotal Research in Cardiology in the Elderly (PRICE-IV) Symposium--electrophysiology and heart rhythm disorders in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:304-14. 2007
  7. pmc Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on heart rate variability in depressed patients with coronary heart disease
    Robert M Carney
    Behavioral Medicine Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Avenue, Suite 301, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:748-54. 2010
    ..Low intake of omega-3 FAs is associated with depression and with low HRV, and all three are associated with an increased risk of death in patients with CHD...
  8. pmc Depression and rehospitalization following acute myocardial infarction
    Rebecca L Reese
    Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, and Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 4:626-33. 2011
    ..Whether the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, depressive disorders predict rehospitalization after AMI is unknown...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of change in serum sodium concentration on mortality in patients hospitalized with heart failure and hyponatremia
    Vinay D Madan
    Division of Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:637-43. 2011
    ..However, little is known about the time course of hyponatremia and whether changes in serum sodium levels affect clinical outcomes...
  10. doi request reprint Anemia: an independent predictor of death and hospitalizations among elderly patients with atrial fibrillation
    Shivak Sharma
    Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am Heart J 157:1057-63. 2009
    ..Anemia is an independent predictor of mortality and morbidity for numerous cardiovascular and noncardiovascular diseases, but the association of anemia with mortality and hospitalizations in patients with AF requires clarification...
  11. pmc Depression and Multiple Rehospitalizations in Patients With Heart Failure
    Kenneth E Freedland
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    Clin Cardiol 39:257-62. 2016
    ..There have been few studies of the effect of depression on rehospitalization in patients with heart failure (HF), and even fewer on its role in multiple rehospitalizations...
  12. pmc Nighttime heart rate predicts response to depression treatment in patients with coronary heart disease
    Robert M Carney
    Departments of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 200:165-71. 2016
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  13. doi request reprint Baseline blood levels of omega-3 and depression remission: a secondary analysis of data from a placebo-controlled trial of omega-3 supplements
    Robert M Carney
    Behavioral Medicine Center, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Ave, Ste 301, St Louis, MO 63108
    J Clin Psychiatry 77:e138-43. 2016
    ..The purpose of this secondary analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial was to determine whether baseline blood levels of omega-3, which are known to vary widely among individuals, predict depression outcomes...
  14. pmc Novel measures of heart rate variability predict cardiovascular mortality in older adults independent of traditional cardiovascular risk factors: the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)
    Phyllis K Stein
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1169-74. 2008
    ..Novel HRV Predicts CV Mortality in the Elderly...
  15. pmc Effect of depression on prognosis in heart failure
    Kenneth E Freedland
    Department of Psychiatry, Behavioral Medicine Center, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Avenue, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Heart Fail Clin 7:11-21. 2011
    ..Further research is needed to clarify the relationships among depression, heart failure, and adverse outcomes, as well as to develop efficacious interventions for depressive disorders in patients with heart failure...
  16. pmc Clinical predictors of depression treatment outcomes in patients with coronary heart disease
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA Electronic address
    J Psychosom Res 88:36-41. 2016
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  17. pmc Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression and Self-Care in Heart Failure Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Kenneth E Freedland
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    JAMA Intern Med 175:1773-82. 2015
    ..Depression and inadequate self-care are common and interrelated problems that increase the risks of hospitalization and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF)...
  18. pmc Cardiac Risk Markers and Response to Depression Treatment in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease
    Robert M Carney
    From the Departments of Psychiatry Carney, Freedland, Steinmeyer, Rubin and Medicine Mann, rich, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
    Psychosom Med 78:49-59. 2016
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether cardiac risk markers predict poor response to depression treatment and, second, whether they improve with successful treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint An invasive strategy is associated with decreased mortality in patients 80 years and older with acute myocardial infarction
    Timothy W Schloss
    Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:84-91. 2007
    ..These data suggest that in patients 80 years and older who are hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction, an invasive strategy confers a significant survival advantage during the first year after hospital discharge...
  20. doi request reprint Outcomes of acute myocardial infarction in nonagenarians
    Arsen Hovanesyan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1379-83. 2008
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  21. pmc Omega-3 augmentation of sertraline in treatment of depression in patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert M Carney
    Behavioral Medicine Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 4320 Forest Park Ave, Ste 301, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    JAMA 302:1651-7. 2009
    ..Studies of depressed psychiatric patients have shown that antidepressant efficacy can be increased by augmentation with omega-3 fatty acids...
  22. ncbi request reprint Clinical classification schemes for predicting hemorrhage: results from the National Registry of Atrial Fibrillation (NRAF)
    Brian F Gage
    Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am Heart J 151:713-9. 2006
    ..Our objective was to find a bleeding classification scheme that could quantify the risk of hemorrhage in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation...
  23. ncbi request reprint The combination of B-type natriuretic peptide and C-reactive protein provides incremental prognostic value among older patients referred for cardiac catheterization
    Joshua M Stolker
    Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:229-35. 2007
    ..A simple summation score may help clinicians predict outcomes in symptomatic geriatric patients beyond standard clinical variables...
  24. pmc Major Depression and Long-Term Survival of Patients With Heart Failure
    Kenneth E Freedland
    From the Departments of Psychiatry Freedland, Carney, Steinmeyer and Medicine Hesseler, Dávila Román, rich, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri and Palliative Care Department Skala, Veterans Administration Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri
    Psychosom Med 78:896-903. 2016
    ..This study examined the effects of depression on long-term survival in patients with HF...
  25. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in older adults
    Michael W Rich
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Med Clin North Am 90:863-85, xi. 2006
    ..In light of these factors, this article reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of heart failure in older adults...
  26. doi request reprint Implantable cardiac device procedures in older patients: use and in-hospital outcomes
    Jason P Swindle
    Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:631-7. 2010
    ..We sought to characterize age-specific practices and outcomes among patients with heart failure undergoing device implantation using a large nationally representative administrative database...
  27. ncbi request reprint Third pivotal research in cardiology in the elderly (PRICE-III) symposium: heart failure in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 14:250-61. 2005
  28. ncbi request reprint Anemia does not predict mortality in elderly patients with heart failure
    Roger Kerzner
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:92-6. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that anemia is not an important predictor of long-term survival in very elderly patients hospitalized with HF...
  29. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and prognosis of heart failure in the elderly
    Sabu Thomas
    Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 23:1-10. 2007
    ..As the population ages, it is anticipated that the number of older people with HF will increase dramatically over the next several decades...
  30. pmc Heart rate variability and markers of inflammation and coagulation in depressed patients with coronary heart disease
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Psychosom Res 62:463-7. 2007
    ..Cardiac autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysregulation, proinflammatory processes, and procoagulant processes have been suggested as possible explanations...
  31. doi request reprint Knowledge Gaps in Cardiovascular Care of Older Adults: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Geriatrics Society: Executive Summary
    Michael W Rich
    School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
    J Am Geriatr Soc 64:2185-2192. 2016
    ..The results of these studies will provide the foundation for future evidence-based guidelines applicable to older adults and enhance person-centered care of older individuals with CVD in the United States and around the world...
  32. doi request reprint Effect of Statin Therapy on Mortality in Older Adults Hospitalized with Coronary Artery Disease: A Propensity-Adjusted Analysis
    Daniel P Rothschild
    School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
    J Am Geriatr Soc 64:1475-9. 2016
    ..To examine the effect of statins on long-term mortality in older adults hospitalized with coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  33. doi request reprint Errata in medical publications
    Paul J Hauptman
    Department of Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Center for Outcomes Research, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo Electronic address
    Am J Med 127:779-785.e1. 2014
    ..Information is limited about the communication of corrections or errors in the medical literature; therefore, we sought to determine the frequency and significance of published errata in high impact factor journals...
  34. ncbi request reprint Incidence of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation who are prone to fall
    Brian F Gage
    Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Med 118:612-7. 2005
    ..Patients at high risk for falls are presumed to be at increased risk for intracranial hemorrhage, and high risk for falls is cited as a contraindication to antithrombotic therapy. Data substantiating this concern are lacking...
  35. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of extended-release ranolazine in patients aged 70 years or older with chronic stable angina pectoris
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:216-21. 2007
    ..In conclusion, pooled data from 2 large randomized trials indicate that the efficacy of ranolazine is similar in older and younger patients but that adverse effects are more common in the elderly...
  36. doi request reprint The heart failure clinic: a consensus statement of the Heart Failure Society of America
    Paul J Hauptman
    Division of Cardiology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Card Fail 14:801-15. 2008
    ..Outpatient care accounts for a significant proportion of total heart failure (HF) expenditures. This observation, plus an expanding list of treatment options, has led to the development of the disease-specific HF clinic...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prediction of medical morbidity and mortality after acute myocardial infarction in patients at increased psychosocial risk in the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Patients (ENRICHD) study
    Allan S Jaffe
    Cardiovascular Division, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Am Heart J 152:126-35. 2006
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  38. pmc Multidisciplinary heart failure clinics: are they effective in Canada?
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    CMAJ 173:53-4. 2005
  39. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in elderly patients hospitalized for heart failure: 14-year follow-up from a prospective randomized trial
    Bao C Huynh
    Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, and Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1892-8. 2006
    ..The ability to accurately assess prognosis would allow clinicians to triage patients to appropriate therapy and to plan the intensity of care following hospital discharge...
  40. ncbi request reprint Executive summary: Second Pivotal Research in Cardiovascular Syndromes in the Elderly (PRICE-2) symposium. Acute coronary syndromes in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Michael W Rich
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 12:307-18, 327. 2003
  41. ncbi request reprint Thrombolytic therapy is indicated for patients over 75 years of age with st-elevation acute myocardial infarction: protagonist viewpoint
    Michael W Rich
    The Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 12:344-7. 2003
    ..These findings indicate that thrombolytic therapy is beneficial in carefully selected elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction and that the risk of major adverse events is acceptably low...
  42. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in the elderly
    Daniel E Forman
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 9:311-21; discussion 309-10; quiz 322-3. 2003
    ..Orientation to heart failure, particularly as a disease of aging, can help critically refine management of acute and chronic disease, as well as foster preventive strategies to reduce incidence of this common malady...
  43. ncbi request reprint Relationship between heart failure treatment and development of worsening renal function among hospitalized patients
    Javed Butler
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA
    Am Heart J 147:331-8. 2004
    ..Whether treatment for HF contributes to WRF is unknown. In this study, we sought to assess whether acute treatment for patients who were hospitalized with HF contributes to WRF...
  44. ncbi request reprint The management of venous thromboembolic disease in older adults
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Avenue, Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:34-41. 2004
    ..This article summarizes these recommendations as they apply to older adults and highlights factors that may modulate the diagnosis and treatment of VTED in the elderly patient...
  45. ncbi request reprint Predictors of mortality in younger and older patients with heart failure and preserved or reduced left ventricular ejection fraction
    Roger Kerzner
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am Heart J 146:286-90. 2003
    ..Although half of elderly patients with heart failure have preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), little is known about predictors of mortality in this group...
  46. ncbi request reprint Drug therapy of heart failure in the elderly
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 12:235-42. 2003
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  47. ncbi request reprint Management of heart failure in the elderly
    Michael W Rich
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S Euclid Ave, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Heart Fail Rev 7:89-97. 2002
    ..Future research must therefore be directed at developing more effective strategies for the prevention of heart failure in our aging population...
  48. ncbi request reprint Management of heart failure in the elderly
    Roger Kerzner
    Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Avenue, Box 8086, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rep 5:223-8. 2003
    ..Multidisciplinary strategies for the management of heart failure and end-of-life care are also briefly discussed...
  49. ncbi request reprint Dobutamine for patients with end-stage heart failure in a hospice program?
    Michael W Rich
    Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:93-7. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of depression in hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure
    Kenneth E Freedland
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63124, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:119-28. 2003
    ..This article reports the prevalence of depression in a larger sample of hospitalized patients with CHF and identifies demographic, medical, psychosocial, and methodological factors that may affect prevalence estimates...
  51. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in the elderly: strategies to optimize outpatient control and reduce hospitalizations
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 12:19-24; quiz 25-7. 2003
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  52. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in the elderly: undertreated or understudied?
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 11:285-6, 293-4. 2002
  53. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and beta-blockers in the management of left ventricular systolic dysfunction according to race, gender, and diabetic status: a meta-analysis of major clinical trials
    Paul G Shekelle
    Southern California Evidence Based Practice Center, RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1529-38. 2003
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Geriatric syndromes in elderly patients admitted to an inpatient cardiology ward
    Kellie L Flood
    Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 2041, USA
    J Hosp Med 2:394-400. 2007
    ..Such patients often have multiple coexisting geriatric syndromes that may affect management and outcomes and are frequently underdiagnosed and untreated...
  55. pmc Effects of discontinuation of digoxin versus continuation at low serum digoxin concentrations in chronic heart failure
    Ali Ahmed
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 100:280-4. 2007
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in the oldest patients: the impact of comorbid conditions
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 14:134-41. 2005
    ..This article reviews the effects of common noncardiac comorbidities on the management of HF in older adults and discusses the impact of noncardiac comorbid conditions on clinical outcomes in the geriatric HF patient...
  57. pmc The cardiomyopathy of iron deficiency
    Nikita Hegde
    Department of Medicine, Summa Health System and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine NEOUCOM, Akron, Ohio 44304, USA
    Tex Heart Inst J 33:340-4. 2006
    ..We review the pathophysiology, clinical features, and management of iron-deficiency-induced cardiomyopathy...
  58. pmc Effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in systolic heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease: a propensity score analysis
    Ali Ahmed
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Center for Heart Failure Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 2041, USA
    J Card Fail 12:499-506. 2006
    ..The objective of this analysis was to determine if ACE inhibitor use was associated with reduction in mortality and hospitalization in SHF-CKD patients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Office management of heart failure in the elderly
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University, 660 S Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Med 118:342-8. 2005
    ..Although heart failure in the elderly differs in many important respects from heart failure occurring in middle-aged patients, the general approach to diagnosis and management is similar in younger and older patients...
  60. pmc Effects of digoxin on morbidity and mortality in diastolic heart failure: the ancillary digitalis investigation group trial
    Ali Ahmed
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, CH 19, Suite 219, Birmingham AL 35294 2041, USA
    Circulation 114:397-403. 2006
    ..Although digoxin was tested in an appreciable number of diastolic heart failure patients in the Digitalis Investigation Group ancillary trial, detailed findings from this important study have not previously been published...
  61. ncbi request reprint Depression and obstructive sleep apnea in patients with coronary heart disease
    Robert M Carney
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:443-8. 2006
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is frequently comorbid with depression and is also a risk factor for cardiac events. Undetected OSAHS could help explain the increased risk associated with depression...
  62. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary care in the elderly, part I: Non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes: a scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology: in collaboration with the Society of Ger
    Karen P Alexander
    Duke University Medical Center, USA
    Circulation 115:2549-69. 2007
    ..Reasons include limited trial data to guide the care of older adults and uncertainty about benefits and risks, particularly with newer medications or invasive treatments and in the setting of advanced age or complex health status...
  63. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary care in the elderly, part II: ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction: a scientific statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology: in collaboration with the Society of Geriatric
    Karen P Alexander
    Duke University Medical Center, USA
    Circulation 115:2570-89. 2007
    ....
  64. pmc Digoxin and reduction in mortality and hospitalization in heart failure: a comprehensive post hoc analysis of the DIG trial
    Ali Ahmed
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, VA Medical Center, 1530 3rd Avenue South, CH 19, Ste 219, Birmingham, AL 35294 2041, USA
    Eur Heart J 27:178-86. 2006
    ..To determine the effects of digoxin on all-cause mortality and heart failure (HF) hospitalizations, regardless of ejection fraction, accounting for serum digoxin concentration (SDC)...
  65. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology, clinical features, and prognosis of acute myocardial infarction in the elderly
    Michael W Rich
    Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 15:7-11; quiz 12. 2006
    ....
  66. pmc Chronic kidney disease associated mortality in diastolic versus systolic heart failure: a propensity matched study
    Ali Ahmed
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:393-8. 2007
    ..Patients with diastolic HF should be evaluated for CKD, and the role of inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system in these patients needs to be investigated...
  67. pmc Hospitalizations due to unstable angina pectoris in diastolic and systolic heart failure
    Ali Ahmed
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:460-4. 2007
    ..As in patients with systolic HF, those with diastolic HF should be routinely evaluated for myocardial ischemia and managed accordingly...
  68. ncbi request reprint The preoperative electrocardiogram: have we reached the end of an era?
    Michael W Rich
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1301-3. 2002
  69. ncbi request reprint Nuggets, pearls, and vignettes of master heart failure clinicians. Part 4--treatment
    Carl V Leier
    Division of Cardiology, Heart Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Congest Heart Fail 8:98-124. 2002
  70. ncbi request reprint Isolation of health services research from practice and policy: the example of chronic heart failure management
    Hsien Seow
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:535-40. 2006
    ..Reforms that might improve the effectiveness of the linkages between research, policy, and practice are suggested...
  71. ncbi request reprint From clinical trials to clinical practice: bridging the GAP
    Michael W Rich
    JAMA 287:1321-3. 2002
  72. ncbi request reprint The prognostic importance of different definitions of worsening renal function in congestive heart failure
    Stephen S Gottlieb
    Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and the D V A Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Card Fail 8:136-41. 2002
    ..We therefore compared the prognostic importance of various definitions of worsening renal function in 1,002 patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure (CHF)...
  73. ncbi request reprint Shortness of breath, syncope, and cardiac arrest caused by systemic mastocytosis
    Susan M Rohr
    Department of Internal Medicine, Summa Health System, and Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron, OH, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 45:592-4. 2005
    ..This case demonstrates that systemic mastocytosis can present as recurrent syncope and even as cardiac arrest. Diagnosis of this rare but potentially fatal disease is made particularly challenging by its protean manifestations...
  74. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in the B-type natiuretic peptide pathway affects BNP levels
    David E Lanfear
    Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Cardiology K14, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Cardiovasc Drugs Ther 21:55-62. 2007
    ..BNP levels correlate clinical and physiologic characteristics, as well as outcomes. We sought to investigate the influence of BNP pathway genetic variation on BNP levels after adjustment for clinical/physiologic factors...
  75. ncbi request reprint Are angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors indicated for the routine treatment of elderly heart failure patients?
    Michael W Rich
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:713-5. 2004
  76. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in the elderly: mechanisms and management
    Anne B Curtis
    University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:1577-9. 2007
  77. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in the elderly
    Margaret C Fang
    Division of General Internal Medicine Hospitalist Group, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Am J Med 120:481-7. 2007
    ..In symptomatic patients who fail pharmacologic therapy, invasive strategies such as AV nodal ablation may help improve quality of life and symptoms, although such strategies do not obviate the need for antithrombotic therapy...
  78. ncbi request reprint Interventions to prevent readmission for congestive heart failure
    Barbara Riegel
    JAMA 291:2816; author reply 2816-7. 2004
  79. doi request reprint Identification of older patients with heart failure who may be candidates for hospice care: development of a simple four-item risk score
    Bao C Huynh
    Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1111-5. 2008
    ..To identify predictors of 6-month mortality in older patients with heart failure (HF) and to develop a risk score for identifying potential candidates for hospice care...
  80. ncbi request reprint Quality improvement in heart failure: a simple solution to the beta-blocker problem
    Michael W Rich
    J Card Fail 10:225-7. 2004
  81. pmc Weight change after myocardial infarction--the Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease patients (ENRICHD) experience
    Francisco Lopez-Jimenez
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA
    Am Heart J 155:478-84. 2008
    ..The relationship of changes in weight to outcomes in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) is controversial...
  82. ncbi request reprint Incidence, predictors at admission, and impact of worsening renal function among patients hospitalized with heart failure
    Daniel E Forman
    Section of Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02188, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:61-7. 2004
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of worsening renal function (WRF) among hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients, clinical predictors of WRF, and hospital outcomes associated with WRF...
  83. ncbi request reprint Drop attacks revisited: yet another manifestation of cardiovascular disease?
    Michael W Rich
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:161-2. 2005
  84. ncbi request reprint Aligning quality and payment for heart failure care: defining the challenges
    Edward P Havranek
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado HSC, Denver, Colorado 80204 4507, USA
    J Card Fail 9:251-4. 2003
    ..This article describes each of these challenges in turn...
  85. ncbi request reprint Heart failure in older adults: a conversation with Dr Michael Rich. Interview by Dr Ali Ahmed
    Michael W Rich
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 16:257-8. 2007
  86. ncbi request reprint Pacing interventions for falls and syncope in the elderly
    Mitchell N Faddis
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Unit, Washington University School of Medicine, Cardiology, Box 8086, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 18:279-94. 2002
    ..The implication of these data is that many falls may be preventable through permanent pacemaker implantation in appropriately selected patients...