1. Risk assessment and comparative effectiveness of left ventricular assist device and medical management in ambulatory heart failure patients: design and rationale of the ROADMAP clinical trial.

    American Heart Journal 169(2):205 (2015) PMID 25641529

    Mechanical circulatory support is now a proven therapy for the treatment of patients with advanced heart failure and cardiogenic shock. The role for this therapy in patients with less severe heart failure is unknown. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of mechanically assisted c...
  2. Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rates Are Associated with Nurse-Patient Ratios

    Journal of Cardiac Failure 19(8):S81 (2013)

  3. Centralized, stepped, patient preference-based treatment for patients with post-acute coronary syndrome depression: CODIACS vanguard randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(11):997 (2013) PMID 23471421 PMCID PMC3681929

    Controversy remains about whether depression can be successfully managed after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the costs and benefits of doing so. To determine the effects of providing post-ACS depression care on depressive symptoms and health care costs. Multicenter randomized controlled tria...
  4. Centralized, stepped, patient preference-based treatment for patients with post-acute coronary syndrome depression: CODIACS vanguard randomized controlled trial.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 173(11):997 (2013) PMID 23471421 PMCID PMC3681929

    Controversy remains about whether depression can be successfully managed after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the costs and benefits of doing so. To determine the effects of providing post-ACS depression care on depressive symptoms and health care costs. Multicenter randomized controlled tria...
  5. Design and baseline data from the vanguard of the Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS) randomized controlled trial

    Contemporary Clinical Trials 33(5):1003 (2012)

    This paper describes the rationale and design of the vanguard for the Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS), a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of a patient preference‐based, stepped care protocol for persistent depressive symptoms afte...
  6. Design and baseline data from the vanguard of the Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS) randomized controlled trial.

    Contemporary Clinical Trials 33(5):1003 (2012) PMID 22640924 PMCID PMC3408827

    This paper describes the rationale and design of the vanguard for the Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS), a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of a patient preference-based, stepped care protocol for persistent depressive symptoms after acute co...
  7. Design and baseline data from the vanguard of the Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS) randomized controlled trial.

    Contemporary Clinical Trials 33(5):1003 (2012) PMID 22640924 PMCID PMC3408827

    This paper describes the rationale and design of the vanguard for the Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS), a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of a patient preference-based, stepped care protocol for persistent depressive symptoms after acute co...
  8. Incident and recurrent major depressive disorder and coronary artery disease severity in acute coronary syndrome patients.

    Journal of Psychiatric Research 42(8):670 (2008) PMID 17709116 PMCID PMC2398720

    There is recent evidence that acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with first time incident major depressive disorder (MDD) and those with recurrent MDD represent different subtypes among individuals with ACS and comorbid depression. However, few studies have examined whether or not these subt...
  9. Incident and recurrent major depressive disorder and coronary artery disease severity in acute coronary syndrome patients.

    Journal of Psychiatric Research 42(8):670 (2008) PMID 17709116 PMCID PMC2398720

    There is recent evidence that acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with first time incident major depressive disorder (MDD) and those with recurrent MDD represent different subtypes among individuals with ACS and comorbid depression. However, few studies have examined whether or not these subt...
  10. Incident and recurrent major depressive disorder and coronary artery disease severity in acute coronary syndrome patients

    Journal of Psychiatric Research 42(8):670 (2008)

    There is recent evidence that acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with first time incident major depressive disorder (MDD) and those with recurrent MDD represent different subtypes among individuals with ACS and comorbid depression. However, few studies have examined whether or not these...
  11. Persistent depression affects adherence to secondary prevention behaviors after acute coronary syndromes.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 21(11):1178 (2006) PMID 16899061 PMCID PMC1831650

    The persistence of depressive symptoms after hospitalization is a strong risk factor for mortality after acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Poor adherence to secondary prevention behaviors may be a mediator of the relationship between depression and increased mortality. To determine whether rates o...
  12. Persistent depression affects adherence to secondary prevention behaviors after acute coronary syndromes.

    Journal of General Internal Medicine 21(11):1178 (2006) PMID 16899061 PMCID PMC1831650

    The persistence of depressive symptoms after hospitalization is a strong risk factor for mortality after acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Poor adherence to secondary prevention behaviors may be a mediator of the relationship between depression and increased mortality. To determine whether rates o...
  13. Standardizing the comparison of systolic blood pressure vs. pulse pressure for predicting coronary heart disease.

    Journal of Clinical Hypertension 8(6):411 (2006) PMID 16760679

    Whether systolic blood pressure (SBP) or pulse pressure (PP) is more predictive of coronary heart disease remains controversial. The authors analyzed 6032 participants in the first National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES I) followed up for an average of 16 years. Blood pressur...
  14. Standardizing the comparison of systolic blood pressure vs. pulse pressure for predicting coronary heart disease.

    Journal of Clinical Hypertension 8(6):411 (2006) PMID 16760679

    Whether systolic blood pressure (SBP) or pulse pressure (PP) is more predictive of coronary heart disease remains controversial. The authors analyzed 6032 participants in the first National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES I) followed up for an average of 16 years. Blood pressur...
  15. A comparison of morning blood pressure surge in African Americans and whites.

    Journal of Clinical Hypertension 7(4):205 (2005) PMID 15860959

    African Americans have twice the risk of suffering a stroke compared to whites, but the reasons for this disparity have yet to be elucidated. Recent data suggest that the morning blood pressure (BP) surge is an independent predictor of strokes. Whether African Americans and whites differ with re...
  16. A comparison of morning blood pressure surge in African Americans and whites.

    Journal of Clinical Hypertension 7(4):205 (2005) PMID 15860959

    African Americans have twice the risk of suffering a stroke compared to whites, but the reasons for this disparity have yet to be elucidated. Recent data suggest that the morning blood pressure (BP) surge is an independent predictor of strokes. Whether African Americans and whites differ with re...
  17. Depressive symptoms are independently predictive of carotid atherosclerosis.

    The American Journal of Cardiology 95(4):547 (2005) PMID 15695154

    The investigators tested whether depressive symptoms were predictive of carotid atherosclerosis, a marker of coronary atherosclerosis. Healthy participants (n = 219) underwent the baseline assessment of cardiovascular risk factors, including self-reported depressive symptoms, and were assessed f...
  18. Depressive symptoms are independently predictive of carotid atherosclerosis.

    The American Journal of Cardiology 95(4):547 (2005) PMID 15695154

    The investigators tested whether depressive symptoms were predictive of carotid atherosclerosis, a marker of coronary atherosclerosis. Healthy participants (n = 219) underwent the baseline assessment of cardiovascular risk factors, including self-reported depressive symptoms, and were assessed f...
  19. Age-dependent associations between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension: importance of discriminating between systolic/diastolic hypertension and isolated systolic hypertension in the Sleep Heart Health Study.

    Circulation 111(5):614 (2005) PMID 15699282

    Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with hypertension in the middle-aged. The association is less clear in older persons. Most middle-aged hypertensives have systolic/diastolic hypertension, whereas isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is common among persons over 60 years. Mechanisti...
  20. Age-dependent associations between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension: importance of discriminating between systolic/diastolic hypertension and isolated systolic hypertension in the Sleep Heart Health Study.

    Circulation 111(5):614 (2005) PMID 15699282

    Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with hypertension in the middle-aged. The association is less clear in older persons. Most middle-aged hypertensives have systolic/diastolic hypertension, whereas isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) is common among persons over 60 years. Mechanisti...