This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Medicine's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

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Publications from 2003

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Stenting and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: findings from the global registry of acute coronary events (GRACE), Gilles Montalescot, Frans Van de Werf, Dietrich C. Gulba, Alvaro Avezum, David Brieger, Brian M. Kennelly, Tomasz Mazurek, Frederick A. Spencer, Kami White, and Joel M. Gore

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Body mass index, but not physical activity, is associated with C-reactive protein, Eric S. Rawson, Patty S. Freedson, Stavroula K. Osganian, Charles E. Matthews, George W. Reed, and Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 2002

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Moderate to vigorous physical activity and risk of upper-respiratory tract infection, Charles E. Matthews, Ira S. Ockene, Patty S. Freedson, Milagros C. Rosal, Philip A. Merriam, and James R. Hebert

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Task force #4--adherence issues and behavior changes: achieving a long-term solution. 33rd Bethesda Conference, Ira S. Ockene, Laura L. Hayman, Richard C. Pasternak, Eleanor Schron, and Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob

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AHA Guidelines for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke: 2002 Update: Consensus Panel Guide to Comprehensive Risk Reduction for Adult Patients Without Coronary or Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Diseases. American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee, Thomas A. Pearson, Steven N. Blair, Stephen R. Daniels, Robert H. Eckel, Joan M. Fair, Stephen P. Fortmann, Barry A. Franklin, Larry B. Goldstein, Philip Greenland, Scott M. Grundy, Yuling Hong, Nancy Houston Miller, Ronald M. Lauer, Ira S. Ockene, Ralph L. Sacco, James F. Sallis, Sidney C. Smith, Neil J. Stone, and Kathryn A. Taubert

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Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in the elderly (with emphasis on patients > or =75 years of age): an American Heart Association scientific statement from the Council on Clinical Cardiology Subcommittee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention, Mark A. Williams, Jerome L. Fleg, Philip A. Ades, Bernard R. Chaitman, Nancy Houston Miller, Syed M. Mohiuddin, Ira S. Ockene, C. Barr Taylor, and Nanette K. Wenger

Publications from 2001

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Seasonal variation in household, occupational, and leisure time physical activity: longitudinal analyses from the seasonal variation of blood cholesterol study, Charles E. Matthews, Patty S. Freedson, James R. Hebert, Edward J. Stanek, Philip A. Merriam, Milagros C. Rosal, Cara B. Ebbeling, and Ira S. Ockene

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Sources of variance in daily physical activity levels in the seasonal variation of blood cholesterol study, Charles E. Matthews, James R. Hebert, Patty S. Freedson, Edward J. Stanek, Philip A. Merriam, Cara B. Ebbeling, and Ira S. Ockene

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Variability and classification accuracy of serial high-sensitivity C-reactive protein measurements in healthy adults, Ira S. Ockene, Charles E. Matthews, Nader Rifai, Paul M. Ridker, George W. Reed, and Edward J. Stanek

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AHA/ACC Scientific Statement: AHA/ACC guidelines for preventing heart attack and death in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: 2001 update: A statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, Sidney C. Smith, Steven N. Blair, Robert O. Bonow, Lawrence M. Brass, Manuel D. Cerqueira, Kathleen Dracup, Valentin Fuster, Antonio Gotto, Scott M. Grundy, Nancy Houston Miller, Alice Jacobs, Daniel Jones, Ronald M. Krauss, Lori Mosca, Ira S. Ockene, Richard C. Pasternak, Thomas A. Pearson, Marc A. Pfeffer, Rodman D. Starke, and Kathryn A. Taubert

Publications from 2000

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Prevention Conference V: Beyond secondary prevention: identifying the high-risk patient for primary prevention: medical office assessment: Writing Group I, Scott M. Grundy, Terry Bazzarre, James Cleeman, Ralph B. D'Agostino, Martha Hill, Nancy Houston Miller, William B. Kannel, Ronald M. Krauss, Harlan M. Krumholz, Ronald M. Lauer, Ira S. Ockene, Richard C. Pasternak, Thomas A. Pearson, Paul M. Ridker, and David Wood

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Seasonal variation of depression and other moods: a longitudinal approach, Morton G. Harmatz, Arnold D. Well, Christopher E. Overtree, Kathleen Y. Kawamura, Milagros C. Rosal, and Ira S. Ockene

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Comparing physical activity assessment methods in the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study, Charles E. Matthews, Patty S. Freedson, James R. Hebert, Edward J. Stanek, Philip A. Merriam, and Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 1999

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Seasonal variation of blood cholesterol levels: study methodology, Philip A. Merriam, Ira S. Ockene, James R. Hebert, Milagros C. Rosal, and Charles E. Matthews

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Comparing food intake using the Dietary Risk Assessment with multiple 24-hour dietary recalls and the 7-Day Dietary Recall, Barbara C. Olendzki, Thomas G. Hurley, James R. Hebert, Sarah Ellis, Philip A. Merriam, Rose S. Luippold, Linda Rider, and Ira S. Ockene

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Why not routinely use best linear unbiased predictors (BLUPs) as estimates of cholesterol, per cent fat from kcal and physical activity, Edward J. Stanek, Arnold D. Well, and Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 1998

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Primary prevention of coronary heart disease: guidance from Framingham: a statement for healthcare professionals from the AHA Task Force on Risk Reduction. American Heart Association, Scott M. Grundy, Gary J. Balady, Michael H. Criqui, Gerald F. Fletcher, Philip Greenland, Loren F. Hiratzka, Nancy Houston Miller, Penny Kris-Etherton, Harlan M. Krumholz, John LaRosa, Ira S. Ockene, Thomas A. Pearson, James Reed, Reginald Washington, and Sidney C. Smith

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Nutrient Intake Report: a coordination of patient dietary assessment between physicians and registered dietitians, Barbara C. Olendzki, James R. Hebert, Jeffrey S. Hampl, Kelly B. Scribner, and Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 1997

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Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study), Robert J. Goldberg, Ira S. Ockene, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Judith A. Savageau, and Joel M. Gore

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When to start cholesterol-lowering therapy in patients with coronary heart disease. A statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association Task Force on Risk Reduction, Scott M. Grundy, Gary J. Balady, Michael H. Criqui, Gerald F. Fletcher, Philip Greenland, Loren F. Hiratzka, Nancy Houston Miller, Penny Kris-Etherton, Harlan M. Krumholz, John LaRosa, Ira S. Ockene, Thomas A. Pearson, James Reed, Sidney C. Smith, and Reginald Washington

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Guide to primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. A statement for healthcare professionals from the Task Force on Risk Reduction. American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee, Scott M. Grundy, Gary J. Balady, Michael H. Criqui, Gerald F. Fletcher, Philip Greenland, Loren F. Hiratzka, Nancy Houston Miller, Penny Kris-Etherton, Harlan M. Krumholz, John LaRosa, Ira S. Ockene, Thomas A. Pearson, James Reed, Reginald Washington, and Sidney C. Smith

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Development and testing of a seven-day dietary recall. Dietary Assessment Working Group of the Worcester Area Trial for Counseling in Hyperlipidemia (WATCH), James R. Hebert, Ira S. Ockene, Thomas G. Hurley, Rose S. Luippold, Arnold D. Well, and Morton G. Harmatz

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Relationship between leisure-time physical activity and selected dietary variables in the Worcester Area Trial for Counseling in Hyperlipidemia, Charles E. Matthews, James R. Hebert, Ira S. Ockene, Gordon M. Saperia, and Philip A. Merriam

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The multilevel compliance challenge: recommendations for a call to action. A statement for healthcare professionals, Nancy Houston Miller, Martha Hill, Thomas Kottke, and Ira S. Ockene

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Cigarette smoking, cardiovascular disease, and stroke: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association. American Heart Association Task Force on Risk Reduction, Ira S. Ockene and Nancy Houston Miller

Publications from 1996

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Research collaboration between an HMO and an academic medical center: lessons learned, Deirdre Carroll Donahue, Barbara E. Lewis, Ira S. Ockene, and Gordon M. Saperia

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Cholesterol screening in asymptomatic adults. No cause to change. Task Force on Risk Reduction, American Heart Association, Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 1995

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Preventing heart attack and death in patients with coronary disease, Sidney C. Smith, Steven N. Blair, Michael H. Criqui, Gerald F. Fletcher, Valentin Fuster, Bernard J. Gersh, Antonio M. Gotto, K. Lance Gould, Philip Greenland, and Scott M. Grundy

Publications from 1994

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Optimal risk factor management in the patient after coronary revascularization. A statement for healthcare professionals from an American Heart Association Writing Group, Thomas A. Pearson, Elliot Rapaport, Michael H. Criqui, Curt Furberg, Valentin Fuster, Loren F. Hiratzka, William Little, Ira S. Ockene, and George Williams

Publications from 1993

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Evaluation of seven Cholestech L.D.X analyzers for total cholesterol determinations, Eugene J. Rogers, Lorraine Misner, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert J. Nicolosi

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Pulmonary artery hypertension in severe aortic stenosis: incidence and mechanism, Kevin Silver, Gerard P. Aurigemma, Steven Krendel, Nicole Barry, Ira S. Ockene, and Joseph S. Alpert

Publications from 1991

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Heart disease in native Americans, Joseph S. Alpert, Robert J. Goldberg, Ira S. Ockene, and Pamela Taylor

The consent process in the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI--phase I) trial, Ira S. Ockene, Jane Miner, Thomas A. Shannon, Joel M. Gore, Bonnie H. Weiner, and Steven P. Ball

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Relation of left atrial size to pulmonary capillary wedge pressure in severe mitral regurgitation, Linda A. Pape, Janet M. Price, Joseph S. Alpert, Ira S. Ockene, and Bonnie H. Weiner

Publications from 1990

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Coronary heart disease risk factors in women, Jeanne M. Corrao, Richard C. Becker, Ira S. Ockene, and Glenys A. Hamilton

Publications from 1989

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Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids prolongs platelet survival in hyperlipidemic patients with atherosclerosis, Peter H. Levine, Marc Fisher, Peter B. Schneider, Richard H. Whitten, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, Brian F. Johnson, Mark H. Johnson, Elizabeth M. Doyle, and Patricia A. Riendeau

Publications from 1988

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A prospective randomized trial of outpatient versus inpatient cardiac catheterization, Peter C. Block, Ira S. Ockene, Robert J. Goldberg, John Butterly, Elizabeth H. Block, Charlene Degon, Alexa Beiser, and Theodore Colton

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Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Trial--phase I: hemorrhagic manifestations and changes in plasma fibrinogen and the fibrinolytic system in patients treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and streptokinase, A. Koneti Rao, Craig Pratt, Andrew Berke, Allan Jaffe, Ira S. Ockene, Theodore L. Schreiber, William R. Bell, Genell L. Knatterud, Thomas L. Robertson, and Michael L. Terrin

Publications from 1987

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Serum estradiol and coronary artery disease, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Marc Zive, Priscilla M. Brady, Edward Klaiber, Donald Broverman, Ira S. Ockene, and James E. Dalen

Publications from 1986

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Venous thromboembolism. Scope of the problem, James E. Dalen, John A. Paraskos, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph S. Alpert, and Jack Hirsh

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The effect of vegetarian diets on plasma lipid and platelet levels, Marc Fisher, Peter H. Levine, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, Brian F. Johnson, Mark H. Johnson, Anita M. Natale, Christine H. Vaudreuil, and James J. Hoogasian

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Pharmacokinetics of intravenous bepridil in patients with coronary disease, Lawrence J. Lesko, Joseph R. Benotti, Joseph S. Alpert, Priscilla M. Brady, Jane E. McCue, Bonnie H. Weiner, and Ira S. Ockene

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Inhibition of atherosclerosis by cod-liver oil in a hyperlipidemic swine model, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, Peter H. Levine, Henri F. Cuenoud, Marc Fisher, Brian F. Johnson, Assaad S. Daoud, John Jarmolych, David W. Hosmer, and Mark H. Johnson

Publications from 1985

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Hemodynamic effects of intravenous bepridil in patients with normal left ventricular function, Joseph S. Alpert, Joseph R. Benotti, Priscilla M. Brady, Jane E. McCue, Bonnie H. Weiner, and Ira S. Ockene

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Approving high risk, rejecting low risk: the case of two cases, Thomas A. Shannon, Ira S. Ockene, and Robert J. Levine

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Comparison of pathologic and angiographic findings in a porcine preparation of coronary atherosclerosis, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, John Jarmolych, Katherine E. Fritz, and Assaad S. Daoud

Publications from 1984

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Balloon-occlusion pulmonary cineangiography for diagnosing pulmonary embolism, Joseph R. Benotti, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph S. Alpert, and James E. Dalen

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Selective thromboxane inhibition: a new approach to antiplatelet therapy, Marc Fisher, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, James S. Hoogasian, Anita M. Natale, John R. Arsenault, Mark H. Johnson, and Peter H. Levine

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Transient right atrial thrombus resulting in pulmonary embolism detected by two-dimensional echocardiography, Patrick C. Malloy, Joel M. Gore, James M. Rippe, John A. Paraskos, Joseph R. Benotti, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph S. Alpert, and James E. Dalen

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Effects of the cessation of training on left ventricular function in the racing greyhound. Serial studies in a model of cardiac hypertrophy, Linda A. Pape, James M. Rippe, W. S. Walker, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, John A. Paraskos, and Joseph S. Alpert

Publications from 1983

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The clinical profile of unresolved pulmonary embolism, Joseph R. Benotti, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph S. Alpert, and James E. Dalen

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Platelet activation and mitral valve prolapse, Marc Fisher, Bonnie H. Weiner, Ira S. Ockene, Ann D. Forsberg, Celeste P. Duffy, and Peter H. Levine

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Chronic tocainide therapy for refractory high-grade ventricular arrhythmias, Charles I. Haffajee, G. M. Sacks, Joseph S. Alpert, John P. Howe, Ira S. Ockene, John A. Paraskos, and James E. Dalen

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Physical, psychologic, social, and economic outcomes after cardiac valve surgery, C. David Jenkins, Babette-Ann Stanton, Judith A. Savageau, Ira S. Ockene, Philip Denlinger, and Michael D. Klein

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Response of the right ventricle to exercise in patients with chronic heart disease, Bonnie H. Weiner, Joseph S. Alpert, James E. Dalen, and Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 1982

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Determinants of total body oxygen consumption in adults undergoing cardiac catheterization, Roderick H. Crocker, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph S. Alpert, Linda A. Pape, and James E. Dalen

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Coronary spasm, coronary thrombosis, and myocardial infarction: a hypothesis concerning the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction, James E. Dalen, Ira S. Ockene, and Joseph S. Alpert

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Studies of systolic mechanics and diastolic behavior of the left ventricle in the trained racing greyhound, James M. Rippe, Linda A. Pape, Joseph S. Alpert, Ira S. Ockene, John A. Paraskos, P. Kotilainen, John Anas, and W. Webster

Publications from 1981

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Arteriovenous fistula masquerading as valvular heart disease, Nancy L. Cantelmo, Joseph S. Alpert, Bruce S. Cutler, Joel S. Neuschatz, Luis Romero, and Ira S. Ockene

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Coronary spasm, coronary thrombosis and myocardial infarction, James E. Dalen, Ira S. Ockene, and Joseph S. Alpert

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Use of ergonovine to identify esophageal spasm in patients with chest pain, Gregory L. Eastwood, Bonnie H. Weiner, W. John Dickerson, Elizabeth M. White, Ira S. Ockene, Charles I. Haffajee, and Joseph S. Alpert

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The spectrum of coronary artery spasm. The variable variant, Howard D. Kirshenbaum, Ira S. Ockene, and Joseph S. Alpert

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Acute myocardial infarction provoked by a cold pressor test, Daniel J. Shea, Ira S. Ockene, and Harry L. Greene

Publications from 1980

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Unexplained chest pain in patients with normal coronary arteriograms: a follow-up study of functional status, Ira S. Ockene, Marilyn J. Shay, Joseph S. Alpert, Bonnie H. Weiner, and James E. Dalen

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Origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery from the pulmonary artery: An unusual cause of angina in a middle-aged woman, Terence H. Pringle, Ira S. Ockene, John P. Howe, Bruce S. Cutler, and Thomas J. Vander Salm

Publications from 1979

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Fatal pulmonary hemorrhage after use of the flow-directed balloon-tipped catheter, Linda A. Pape, Charles I. Haffajee, J. E. Markis, Ira S. Ockene, John A. Paraskos, James E. Dalen, and Joseph S. Alpert

Publications from 1978

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Pulmonary hypertension secondary to minor pulmonary embolism, Joseph S. Alpert, John Godtfredsen, Ira S. Ockene, John Anas, and James E. Dalen

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Cardiogenic shock due to right ventricular infarction, Charles I. Haffajee, Ira S. Ockene, and James E. Dalen

Publications from 1977

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Mitral regurgitation due to intermittent prosthetic valvular dysfunction, C. Jeffrey Carlson, John J. Collins, Ira S. Ockene, Lawrence H. Cohn, and James E. Dalen

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Pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hemorrhage and pulmonary infarction, James E. Dalen, Charles I. Haffajee, Joseph S. Alpert, John P. Howe, Ira S. Ockene, and John A. Paraskos

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Echocardiographic diagnosis of left atrial thrombus - a case report, Thomas B. Graboys, Laurence J. Sloss, and Ira S. Ockene

Publications from 1976

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Mortality in patients treated for pulmonary embolism, Joseph S. Alpert, Roger E. Smith, C. Jeffrey Carlson, Ira S. Ockene, Lewis Dexter, and James E. Dalen

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Assessment of left ventricular function in severe aortic regurgitation, Allen D. Johnson, Joseph S. Alpert, Gary S. Francis, Victor R. Vieweg, Ira S. Ockene, and Arthur D. Hagan

Publications from 1975

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Treatment of massive pulmonary embolism: the role of pulmonary embolectomy, Joseph S. Alpert, Roger E. Smith, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph Askenazi, Lewis Dexter, and James E. Dalen

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Precapillary pulmonary hypertension; its relationship to pulmonary venous hypertension, James E. Dalen, Lewis Dexter, Ira S. Ockene, and C. Jeffrey Carlson