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Total number of publications: 143

2013

 
Khazanie, Prateeti: Outcomes of Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation. JACC HF (in press)

Zubin Eapen: Adherence and Persistence in the Use of Warfarin After Hospital Discharge Among Patients With Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation. Journal of Cardiac Failure (in press)

Cumbler E, Wald H, Bhatt D, Cox M, Xian Y, Reeves M, Smith EE, Schwamm L, Fonarow G. Quality of Care and Outcomes for In-hospital Ischemic Stroke: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. Stroke (in press)

Comparison of Performance Achievement Award Recognition With Primary Stroke Center Certification for Acute Ischemic Stroke Care. Gregg C. Fonarow, Li Liang, Eric E. Smith, Mathew J. Reeves, Jeffrey L. Saver, Ying Xian, Adrian F. Hernandez, Eric D. Peterson, Lee H. Schwamm.J Am Heart Assoc. 2013;2:e000451, Epub 10/14/13, doi:10.1161/JAHA.113.000451

Relationship between sex, ejection fraction, and B-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients hospitalized with heart failure and associations with inhospital outcomes: Findings from the Get With The Guideline–Heart Failure Registry. Hsich E, Grau-Sepulveda M, Hernandez A, Eapen Z, Xian Y, Schwamm L, Bhatt D, Fonarow G. Am Heart J 2013;0:1-9.e3. EPub 10/22/13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2013.08.029.

Relationship of Race/Ethnicity With Door-to-Balloon Time and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Findings From Get With the Guidelines–Coronary Artery Disease. Cavender M, Rassi A, Fonarow G,  Cannon C, Peacock WF, Laskey W, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Cox M, Grau-Sepulveda M, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. ClinCard. Epub 10/22/13.

Temporal Trends in Patient Characteristics and Treatment With Intravenous Thrombolysis Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients at Get With the Guidelines–Stroke Hospitals. Schwamm L, Ali S, Reeves M, Smith EE, Saver J, Messe S, Bhatt D, Grau-Sepulveda M, Peterson E, Fonarow G. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. Epub 8.20.13. 2013;6:00-00

Racial Differences in the Prevalence and Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure. Thomas K, Piccini J, Liang L, Fonarow G,  Yancy C, Peterson E, Hernandez A. J Am Heart Assoc. Epub 9/26/13. 2013;2:e000200 doi:10.1161/JAHA.113.000200.

Golwala H, Thadani U, Liang L, Stavrakis S, Butler J, Yancy C, Bhatt D, Hernandez A, Fonarow G. Use of Hydralazine-Isosorbide Dinitrate Combination in African American and other Race/Ethnic Group Patients with Heart Failure and Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013;2:e000214; Epub 8/21/13;doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000214

Associations Between Use of the Hospitalist Model and Quality of Care and Outcomes of Older Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure. Kociol R, Hammill B, Fonarow G, Heidenreich P, Go A, Peterson E, Curtis L, Hernandez A. JCHF. 2013;1(5):445-453. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2013.07.001.

Time to Treatment With Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Outcome From Acute Ischemic Stroke. Saver J, Fonarow G, Smith E, Reeves M, Grau-Sepulveda M, Pan W, Olson D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L. JAMA. 2013;309(23):2480-2488.

Krim S, Vivo R, Krim N, Qian F, Cox M, Ventura H, Hernandez A, Bhatt D, Fonarow G. Racial/Ethnic Differences in B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels and Their Association With Care and Outcomes
Among Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure Findings From Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure.  [EPub 8/5/13] J Am Coll Cardiol HF 2013;1:345–52.

Curtis L, Mi X, Qualls L, Check D, Hammill B, Hammill S, Heidenreich P, Masoudi F, Setoguchi S, Hernandez A, Fonarow G. Transitional adherence and persistence in the use of aldosterone antagonist therapy in patients with heart failure. [Epub 4/18/13] Am Heart J 2013;0:1-8.e1.

Qian F, Fonarow G, Smith EE, Xian Y, Pan W, Hannan E, Shaw B, Glance L, Peterson E, Eapen Z, Hernandez A, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Outcomes in Older Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke [Epub 5/16/13] Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013;6:00-00

James M, Grau-Sepulveda M, Olson D, Smith EE, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L, Bhatt D, Fonarow G. Insurance Status and Outcome after Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. [Epub 3/28/13] Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
 
Kociol R, Liang L, Hernandez A, Curtis L, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Fonarow G, Peterson E. Are We Targeting the Right Metric for Heart Failure? Comparison of Hospital 30-Day Readmission Rates and Total Episode of Care Inpatient Days. [Epub 4/6/13] The American Heart Journal

Ekundayo O, Saver J, Fonarow G, Schwamm L, Xian Y, Zhao X, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Cheng E. Patterns of Emergency Medical Services Use and Its Association with Timely Stroke Treatment: - Findings From Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. [Epub 4/29/13] Circ CVQO.  AHA News Release: One in Three Stroke Emergencies Don’t  Use EMS
 
Bui A, Grau-Sepulveda M, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Yancy C, Bhatt D. Admission Heart Rate and In-Hospital Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure in Sinus Rhythm and in Atrial Fibrillation. [Epub 2/18/13] Am Heart J 2013;0:1-8.e6

Steven Messe. Lipid Profile, Lipid Lowering Medications, and Intracerebral Hemorrhage after tPA in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. Stroke (in press)

Paul Hess. Age Differences in the Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Among Older Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (in press)

2012
Hernandez A, Mi X, Hammill B, Hammill S, Heidenreich P, Masoudi F, Qualls L, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Curtis L. Associations Between Aldosterone Antagonist Therapy and Risks of Mortality and Readmission Among Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction.  [Epub 11/28/12] JAMA. 2012;308(20):2097-2107. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14795.  
 
Masrur S, Smith EE, Saver J, Reeves M, Bhatt D, Zhao X, Olson D, Pan W, Hernandez A, Fonarow G, Schwamm L. Dysphagia Screening and Hospital Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. [Epub 1/9/13] Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
 
Smith EE, Shobha N, Dai D, Olson D, Reeves M, Saver J, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Schwamm L. A Risk Score for In-Hospital death in Patients Admitted with Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Stroke. [Epub 1/28/13] J Am Heart Assoc. 2013;2:e005207 doi: 10.1161/JAHA.112.005207
 
Douds GL, Hellkamp A, Olson D, Fonarow G, Smith EE, Schwamm L, Cockroft K. DVenous Thromboembolism in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Acute Ischemic Stroke Population: Incidence and Patterns of Prophylaxis. [Epub 12/14/12] Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease
 
Tam L, Fonarow G, Bhatt D, Grau-Sepulveda M, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L, Giugliano R. Achievement of Guideline-Concordant Care and In-Hospital Outcomes in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease in Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals Results From the Get With The Guidelines--Coronary Artery Disease Program. [Epub 12/11/12] Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013;6:00-00.
 
Somma K, Bhatt D, Fonarow G, Cannon C, Cox M, Laskey W, Peacock F, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L, Saxon L. Guideline Adherence After ST-Segment Elevation Versus Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. [Epub 9/4/12] Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5:00-00. *AHA Young Investigator Award Winner
 
Rassi A, Cavender M, Fonarow G, Cannon C, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Peacock WF, Laskey W, Rosas S, Zhao X, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. Temporal Trends and Predictors in the Use of Aldosterone Antagonists Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction. [Epub 11/2/12] doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2012.08.1019
 
Kociol R, Peterson E, Hammill B, Flynn K, Heidenreich P, Piña I, Lytle B, Albert N, Curtis L, Fonarow G, Hernandez A. National Survey of Hospital Strategies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions: Findings From the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure Registry. [Epub 8/28/12] CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.967406. doi: 10.1161/?CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.967406
 
Bangalore S,Fonarow G, Peterson E, Hellkamp A, Hernandez A, Laskey W, Peacock F, Cannon C, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. Age and Gender Differences in Quality of Care and Outcomes of Young Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. AJM. Epub 6/28/12.

Xian Y, Liang L, Smith EE, Schwamm L, Reeves M, Olson D, Hernandez A, Fonarow G, Peterson E. Risks of Intracranial Hemorrhage Among Patients With Acute lschemic Stroke Receiving Warfarin and Treated with Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator. [Epub 6/27/12] JAMA. 2012;307(24):2600-2608. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.6756. Editorial 
 
Fonarow G, Pan W, Saver J, Smith EE, Reeves M, Broderick J, Kleindorfer D, Sacco R, Olson D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L. Comparison of 30-Day Mortality Models for Profiling Hospital Performance in Acute Ischemic Stroke With versus Without Adjustment for Stroke Severity. [Epub 7/17/12] JAMA. 2012;308(3):257-264.  Editorial    

Boyer N, Laskey W, Cox M, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Bhatt D, Cannon C, Fonarow G. Trends in Clinical, Demographic, and Biochemical Characteristics of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction From 2003 to 2008: A Report From the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease Program. [Epub 8/17/12] Journal of the American Heart Association 2012;1 e001206.
 
Huang P, Kim C, Lerman A, Cannon C, Dai D, Laskey W, Peacock F, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Smith EE, Fonarow G, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. Trends in Smoking-Cessation Counseling: Experience from Get With The Guidelines. [Epub 7/3/12]. Clin. Cardiol. 35, 7, 396–403 (2012)
 
Vasaiwala S, Cannon C, Fonarow G, Peacock F, Laskey W, Schwamm L, Liang L, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Rosas S, Bhatt D. Quality of Care and Outcomes Among Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction by Level of  Kidney Function at Admission: Disease: Report from the Get With the Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease Program. Clin Card (Epub 6/28/12)
 
Prvu Bettger J, Lisa Kaltenbach, Reeves M, Smith EE, Fonarow G, Schwamm L, Peterson E. Assessing stroke patients for rehabilitation during the acute hospitalization: findings from the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program. [Epub 7/30/12] Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  
Lin C, Peterson E, Smith EE, Saver J, Liang L, Xian Y, Olson D, Shah B, Hernandez A, Schwamm L, Fonarow G. Emergency Medical Service Hospital Prenotification Is Associated With Improved Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5:00-00. (Epub 7/10/12)
 
Medina H, Cannon C, Fonarow G, Grau-Sepulveda M, Hernandez A, Peacock F, Laskey W, Peterson E, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. Reperfusion Strategies and Quality of Care in 5,339 Patients Aged 80 or Above Presenting with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Analysis from Get With The Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease. Clinical Cardiology (Epub 6/28/12)
 
Lin C, Peterson E, Smith EE, Saver J, Liang L, Xian Y, Olson D, Shah B, Hernandez A, Schwamm L, Fonarow G. Patterns, Predictors, Variations, and Temporal Trends in Emergency Medical Service Hospital Pre-Notification for Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Am Heart Assoc.2012;1:e002345 doi: 10.1161/JAHA.112.002345. Epub 7/10/12.
 
Steinberg B, Zhao X, Heidenreich P, Peterson E, Bhatt D, Cannon C, Hernandez A, Fonarow G. Trends in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction – Prevalence, Therapies, and Outcomes. (Circulation. 2012;126:65-75.)
 
Menon B. Risk Score for Intracranial Hemorrhage in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated With Intravenous t-PA. Stroke (in press)

Messe S. Use of tPA Before and After Publication of The European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study III in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. CIRC CVQO (in press)
 
Curtis L. Design and Rationale of a Retrospective Clinical Effectiveness Study of Aldosterone Antagonist Therapy in Patients With Heart Failure. AHJ (in press)
 
Allen N. Regional Variation in Recommended Treatments for Ischemic Stroke and TIA: Get With the Guidelines- Stroke 2003-2010. Stroke (in press)
 
Kumbhani D. Predictors of compliance with quality of care measures and in-hospital mortality among hospitals treating patients with AMI. AJM (in press)
 
Tong, D. Times from Symptom Onset to Hospital Arrival in the GWTG Stroke Program 2002-2009: Temporal Trends and Implications. Stroke (in press)
 
Whellan D. Utilization of Hospice and Predicted Mortality Risk Among Older Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure: Findings from GWTG-HF. [Epub 3/28/12] Journal of Cardiac Failure
 
Mountantonakis S. Presence of Atrial Fibrillation is Independently Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure: An Analysis of GWTG-Heart Failure. [Epub 2/13/12] Circ HF   
 
El Husseini, N. Depression and Antidepressant use after Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack. Stroke (in press) *AVAIL*
 
Kelly A, Hellkamp A, Olson D, Smith EE, Schwamm L. Predictors of rapid brain imaging in acute stroke: analysis of the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke program. [Epub 3/22/12]  STROKE *YI Winner*

Al-Khatib S, Hellkamp A, Hernandez A, Fonarow G, Thomas K, Al-Khalidi H, Heidenreich P, Hammill S, Yancy C and Peterson E. Trends in Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy Among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure: Have the Previously Observed Sex and Racial Disparities Improved Over Time?  [Epub 1/27/12 Circ
 

2011
Vivo, Rey. Care and Outcomes of Hispanic Patients Admitted with Heart Failure with Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Circ HF (in press) *YI Winner*
 
Fonarow, Gregg. Relationship of National Institute of Health Stroke Scale to 30-Day Mortality in Medicare Beneficiaries with Acute Ischemic Stroke. JAHA (in press)
 
Xian, Ying. Data Quality in the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke: Results from a National Data Validation Audit. AHJ (in press)
 
Hsich, Eileen. Sex Specific Differences in In-Hospital Mortality for Heart Failure Patients with Preserved and Impaired Systolic Function: Data from the GWTG-HF. AHJ (in press)
  
Qian, Feng (Johnson). Care and Outcomes of Asian Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients: Findings from the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease Program. Circ CQO (in press) *YI Winner*

Greiner M, Hammill B, Fonarow G, Whellan D, Eapen Z, Hernandez A, Curtis L. Predicting Costs Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure. (Am J Cardiol 2011;xx:xxx) Online

Heidenreich P, Zhao X, Hernandez A, Yancy C, Fonarow G. Patient and Hospital Characteristics Associated with Traditional Measures of Inpatient Quality of Care for Patients with Heart Failure. AHJ (in press)
 
Heidenreich P, Hernandez A, Yancy C, Liang L, Peterson E, Fonarow G. GWTG Program Participation, Process of Care and Outcome for Patients Hospitalized with HF. Circ CQO (in press)
 
Eapen Z, Fonarow G, Dai D, O'Brien S, Schwamm L, Cannon C, Heidenreich P, Bhatt D, Peterson E, Hernandez A. Comparison of Composite Measure Methodologies for Rewarding Quality of Care: An Analysis from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Program. CIRCCVOQ (online)
 
Krim S, Vivo R, Krim N, Cox M, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Piña I, Schwamm L, Bhatt D. Regional Differences in Clinical Profile, Quality of Care, and Outcomes among Hispanic Patients Hospitalized with Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Get with Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) Registry. AHJ (in press) *YI Winner*
 
Bushnell C. Secondary Preventive Medication Persistence and Adherence 1 Year After Stroke. *AVAIL* Neurology; PAP 9/7/11
 
Reeves M, Fonarow G, Smith EE, Pan W, Olson D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L. Representativeness of the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Registry: Comparison of Patient and Hospital Characteristics Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized with Ischemic Stroke. Stroke (online)  Slide Deck

 
Motivala A, Cannon C, Srinivas V, Dai D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Bhatt D, Fonarow G. Changes in Myocardial Infarction Guideline Adherence as a Function of Patient Risk. An End to Paradoxical Care? J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;58:1760–5 doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2011.06.050   Editorial

Lewis W, Fonarow G, Grau-Sepulveda M, Smith EE, Bhatt D, Hernandez A, Olson D, Peterson E, Schwamm L.  Improvement in Use of Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients with Ischemic Stroke: Results from Get With The Guidelines-Stroke.  Am Heart J 2011;162:692-699.e2.


Smith EE, Fonarow G, Reeves M, Cox M, Olson D, Hernandez A and Schwamm L. Outcomes in Mild or Rapidly Improving Stroke Not Treated With Intravenous Recombinant Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator : Findings From Get With The Guidelines -Stroke. Stroke published online September 8, 2011

Fonarow GC, Smith EE, Saver JL, Reeves MJ, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Sacco RL, Schwamm LH.  Improving Door-to-Needle Times in Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Design and Rationale for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Initiative. Stroke (online) Slide Set

Reeves M, Grau-Sepulveda M, Fonarow G, Olson D, Smith EE, Schwamm L. Are Quality Improvements in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program Related to Better Care or Better Data Documentation? Circ CVQO

Hernandez A, Fonarow G, Liang L, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Peterson E. The Need for Multiple Measures of Hospital Quality- Results from the Get With The Guidelines-HF Registry of the American Heart Association. (Circulation. 2011;124:712-719)

Kociol R, Greiner M, Fonarow G, Hammill B, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Peterson E, Curtis L, Hernandez A. Associations of Patient Demographic Characteristics and Regional Physician Density With Early Physician Follow-up Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized With Heart Failure. American Journal of Cardiology

Wang T, Dai D, Hernandez A, Bhatt D, Heidenreich P, Fonarow G, Peterson E. The Importance of Consistent, High-Quality, Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure Care: Results from AHA GWTG Program. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2011;58;637-644

Medina H, Cannon C, Zhao X, Hernandez A, Bhatt D, Peterson E, Liang L, Fonarow G. Quality of Acute Myocardial Infarction Care and Outcomes in 33,997 Patients Aged 80 Years or Older: Results from GWTG-CAD. (Am Heart J 2011;162:283-290.e2)

Whellan D, Zhao X, Hernandez A, Liang L, Peterson E, Bhatt D, Heidenreich P, Schwamm L, Fonarow G, Predictors of Hospital Length of Stay in Heart Failure. (J Cardiac Fail 2011;-:1e8)

Krantz M, Ambardekar A, Kaltenbach L, Hernandez A, Heidenreich P, Fonarow G.Patterns and Predictors of Evidence-Based Medication Persistence among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Am J Cardiol 2011; xx:xxx

Allen L, Hernandez A, Peterson E,Curtis L, Dai D, Masoudi F, Bhatt D, Heidenreich P, Fonarow G. Discharge to a Skilled Nursing Facility and Subsequent Clinical Outcomes Among Older Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure. Circ Heart Fail. (Online) Slide Set

Thomas K, Hernandez A, Dai D, Heidenreich P, Fonarow G, Peterson E, Yancy C. Association of Race/Ethnicity with Clinical Risk Factors, Quality of Care, and Acute Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure. Am Heart J 2011;161:746-54. Slide Set

Gharacholou SM,  Hellkamp A, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Bhatt D, Yancy C, Fonarow G.  Use and Predictors of Heart Failure Disease Management Referral in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure: Insights from the Get With The Guidelines Program. J Cardiac Fail 2011;17:431e439


Fonarow G, Smith EE, Saver J, Reeves M, Bhatt D, Grau-Sepulveda M, Olson D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L. Timeliness of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Patient Characteristics, Hospital Factors, and Outcomes Associated with Door-to-Needle Times within 60 Minutes. Circulation (online) Slide Set

2010
Hammill B, Curtis L, Fonarow G, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Peterson E, Hernandez A. Incremental Value of Clinical Data Beyond Claims Data in Predicting 30 day Outcomes after Heart Failure Hospitalization. Circulation: CVQO (online)

Fonarow G, Smith EE, Reeves M, Pan W, Olson D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L. Hospital Level Variation in Mortality and Rehospitalization for Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized with Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2011;42:159-166 Slide Set

Javed U, Deedwania P, Bhatt D, Cannon C, Dai D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G. Use of Intensive Lipid Lowering Therapy in Patients Hospitalized with Acute Coronary Syndrome: An Analysis of 65396 Hospitalizations from 344 Hospitals Participating in Get With The Guidelines. Am Heart J 2010;160:1130-1136.e3.

Bushnell C, Zimmer L, Pan W, Olson D, Zhao X, Meteleva T, Schwamm L, Ovbiagele B, Williams L, LaBresh K, Peterson E. Persistence With Stroke Prevention Medications 3 Months After Hospitalization. (AVAIL) Arch Neurol. Published online August 9, 2010. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.190

Smith EE, Nandavar S,  Dai D, Olson D, Reeves M, Saver J, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Schwamm L. A Risk Score for In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke Mortality Derived and Validated within the Get With The Guidelines Stroke Program. Circulation(online) Slide Set

Ovbiagele B, Schwamm L, Smith EE, Hernandez A, Olson D, Pan W, Fonarow G, Saver J. Patterns and Predictors of Discharge Statin Prescription Among Hospitalized Intracerebral Hemmorhage Patients. Stroke. 2010;41:00-00.

Birtcher K, Pan W, LaBresh K, Cannon C, Fonarow G, Ellrodt G.Performance Achievement Award Program for Get With The Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease Is Associated With Global and Sustained Improvement in Cardiac Care For Patients Hospitalized With An Acute Myocardial Infarction. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2010 Sep;9(3):103-12.

Menon B, Frankel M, Liang L, LaBresh K, Ellrodt G, Hernandez A, Fonarow G, Schwamm L, Smith EE. Rapid Change in Prescribing Behavior in Hospitals Participating in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke After Release of the MATCH Clinical Trial Results. Stroke. 2010;41:2094-2097

Ovbiagele B, Schwamm L, Smith E, Hernandez A, Olson D, Pan W, Fonarow G, Saver J. Recent Nationwide Trends In Discharge Statin Treatment of Hospitalized Stroke Patients. Stroke. 2010 Jul;41(7):1508-13. Epub 2010 May 27. Slide Set

Vidovich M, Vasaiwala S, Cannon C, Peterson E, Dai D, Hernandez A, Fonarow G. Impact of Insurance Status on Inpatient Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease: Findings from the Get With the Guidelines Program. (Am Heart J 2010; 159:1026-36.)

Saver JL,  Smith EE, Fonarow GC, Reeves MJ, Zhao X, Olson, DM, Schwamm LH. The Golden Hour and Acute Brain Ischemia: Presenting Features and Lytic Therapy in Over 30,000 Patients Arriving within 60 Minutes of Onset at GWTG-Stroke Hospitals. Stroke (online) Slide Set

Cohen M, Fonarow G, Peterson E, Moscucci M, Dai D, Hernandez A, Bonow R, Smith Jr. S. Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction: Findings from the Get With The Guidelines – CAD ProgramCirculation. 2010;121:2294-2301. Slide Set

Hernandez A, Greiner M, Fonarow G, Hammill B, Heidenreich P, Yancy C, Peterson E, Curtis L. The Relationship of Early Physician Follow-up and 30-Day Readmission Among Medicare Beneficiaries Hospitalized for Heart Failure. JAMA. 2010:303(17): 1716-1722. Slide Set

Peterson P, Rumsfeld J, Liang L, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Masoudi F. Treatment and Risk in Heart Failure: Gaps in Evidence or Quality? Circulation CVQO (online) **Young Investigator Winner** Slide Set

Schwamm L, Reeves M,  Pan W, Smith E, Frankel M, Olson D, Zhao X, Peterson E, Fonarow G. Race and Ethnicity, Quality of Care, and Outcomes in Ischemic StrokeCIRC. (online) Slide Set

Reeves M, Vaidya R, Fonarow G, Liang L, Smith E, Matulonis R, Olson D, Schwamm L. Quality of Care and Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes Hospitalized with Ischemic Stroke: Findings from Get With the Guidelines-StrokeStroke (online) Slide Set

Laskey W, Spence N, Zhao X, Mayo R, Taylor R, Cannon C, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G. Regional Differences in Quality of Care and Outcomes for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes: An Analysis from the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Coronary Artery Disease Program. (Crit Pathways in Cardiol 2010;9: 1–7) Slide Set

Fonarow G, Reeves M, Smith E, Saver J, Zhao X, Olson D, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Schwamm L. Characteristics, Performance Measures, and In-Hospital Outcomes of the First One Million Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack Admissions in Get With The Guidelines-StrokeCirc Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes (online) Slide Set

Fonarow G, Reeves M, Zhao X, Olson D, Smith E, Saver J, Schwamm L. Age-Related Differences in Characteristics, Performance Measures, Treatment Trends, and Outcomes in Patients with Ischemic StrokeCirculation. 2010;121:879-891. Slide Set

Xian Y, Pan W, Peterson E, Heidenreich P, Cannon C, Hernandez A, Friedman B, Holloway R, Fonarow G. Are Quality Improvements Associated with the Get With The Guidelines-Coronary Artery Disease (GWTG-CAD) Program Sustained Over Time?  A Longitudinal Comparison of GWTG-CAD Hospitals vs. non-GWTG-CAD HospitalsAHJ (in print) **Young Investigator Winner** Slide Set

2009
Kumbhani D, Cannon C, Fonarow G, Liang L, Askari A, Peacock WF, Peterson E, Bhatt D.The Association of Hospital Primary Angioplasty Volume in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction with Quality and OutcomesJAMA. 2009;302(20):2207-2213. **Young Investigator Runner Up** Slide Set

Hernandez A, Fonarow G, Hammill B, Al-Khatib S, Yancy C, O’Connor C, Schulman K, Peterson E, Curtis L.
Clinical Effectiveness of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Among Medicare beneficiaries Hospitalized With Heart FailureCirc Heart Fail. 2010;3:7-13. Slide Set

Peterson P, Rumsfeld J, Liang L, Albert N, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Masoudi F. A Validated Risk Score for In-hospital Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure from the AHA Get With the Guidelines ProgramCirc Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2010;3:00-00

Smith E, Pan W, Olson D, Reeves M, Ovbiagele B, Peterson E, Fonarow G, Schwamm L. Frequency and Determinants of Lipid Testing in Ischemic Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Stroke. Stroke. 2010;41:232-238

Ambardekar A, Fonarow G, Dai D, Peterson E, Hernandez A, Cannon C, Krantz M. Quality of Care and In-Hospital Outcomes in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease in Rural and Urban Hospitals (from the Get With the Guidelines - Coronary Artery Disease Program)Am J Cardiol 2010;105:139 –143 Slide Set

Lewis W, Ellrodt G, Peterson E, Hernandez A, LaBresh K, Cannon C, Pan W, Fonarow G. Trends in the Use of Evidence Based Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease Among Women and the Elderly:  Results from the Get With The Guidelines Quality Improvement Program. Circulation CV Quality and Outcomes (online) Slide Set

Albert N, Yancy C, Liang L, Zhao X, Hernandez A, Peterson E, Cannon C, Fonarow G. Use of Aldosterone Antagonists in Heart Failure. JAMA. 2009;302(15):1658-1665 Slide Set

Ambardekar A, Fonarow G, Hernandez A, Pan W, Yancy C, Krantz M. Characteristics and In-Hospital Outcomes for Nonadherent Patients with Heart Failure: Findings from Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Am Heart J 2009;158:644-52

Heidenreich P, Lewis W, LaBresh K, Schwamm L, Fonarow G. Hospital Performance Recognition with the Get With The Guidelines Program and Mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure. Am Heart J 2009;158:546-53Slide Set

Depta J, Cannon C, Fonarow G, Zhao X, Peacock F, Bhatt D. Patient characteristics associated with the choice of triple anti-thrombotic therapy in the setting of acute coronary syndromes. (Am J Cardiol 2009;104:1171–1178)

Smith E, Liang L, Hernandez A, Reeves M, Cannon C, Fonarow G, Schwamm L. Influence of Stroke Subtype on Quality of Care in Get With the Guidelines-StrokeNeurology® 2009;73:709–716 Slide Set

Piccini J, Hernandez A, Zhao X, Pate M, Lewis W, Peterson E, Fonarow G. Quality of Care for Atrial Fibrillation among Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure. JACC. (online)       

Wang T, Fonarow G, Hernandez A, Liang L, Ellrodt G, Nallamothu B, Shah B, Cannon C, Peterson. The Dissociation between Door-to-Balloon Time Improvement and Improvements in Other Acute Myocardial Infarction Care Processes and Patient OutcomesArch Intern Med. 2009: 169(15):1411-1419 Slide Set

Horwich T, Hernandez A, Liang L, Albert N, LaBresh K, Yancy C, Fonarow G. Weekend Hospital Admission and Discharge for Heart Failure: Association with Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. Am Heart J 2009;158:451-8

Brilakis E, Hernandez A, Dai D, Peterson E, Banerjee S, Fonarow G, Cannon C, Bhatt D. Quality of Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients With Known Atherosclerotic Disease:  Results from the Get With the Guidelines ProgramCirculation (online) – Young Investigator Award Grant Winner

Brown T, Hernandez A, Bittner V, Cannon C, Ellrodt G, Liang L, Peterson E, Piña I, Safford M, Fonarow G. Predictors of Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral in Coronary Artery Disease Patients: Result's from the AHA's Get With the Guidelines Program. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2009;54;515-52 – Young Investigator Award Grant Winner

Forman D., Cannon, C.P., Hernandez, A,. Liang, L.,Yancy, C., Fonarow, G., for the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and Hospitals Boston, Mass.; Durham, N.C.; Dallas, Texas; and Los Angeles, Influence of age on the management of heart failure: Findings from Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), Am Heart J 2009;0:1-8Slide Set

Bushnell C., Zimmer L., Schwamm L., Goldstein L.B., Clapp-Channing N., Harding T., Drew L., Zhao X., Peterson E. The Adherence eValuation After Ischemic Stroke Longitudinal (AVAIL) Registry: Design, rationale, and baseline patient characteristics. Am Heart J 2009;157:428-435.e2.

Nallamothu B, Krumholz H, Peterson E, Pan W, Bradley E, Stern A, Masoudi, F, Janicke D, Hernandez A, Cannon C, Fonarow G. Door-to-Balloon Times in Hospitals within the Get-With-The-Guidelines Registry after Initiation of the Door-to-Balloon (D2B) AllianceAm J Cardiol 2009;103:1051–1055.

Reeves M., Fonarow G., Zhao X., Smith E., Schwamm L. Quality of Care in Women With Ischemic Stroke in the GWTG ProgramStroke. 2009 Apr;40(4):1127-33. Epub 2009 Feb 10. 

Shah B., Hernandez A., Liang L., Al-Khatib S., Yancy C., Fonarow G., Peterson E. Hospital Variation and Characteristics of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in Patients With Heart Failure: Data from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Registry.  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2009 53: A32. Read article and supporting editorial

2008

Schwamm L., Fonarow G., Reeves M., Pan W., Frankel M., Smith E., Ellrodt G., Cannon C., Liang L., Peterson E., LaBresh K. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke is Associated with Sustained Improvement in Care for Patients Hospitalized with Acute Stroke or TIACirculation (in press)  News Release

Jneid H., Fonarow G., Cannon C, Hernandez A., Palacios I., Maree A., Wells Q., Bozkurt B., LaBresh K., Lang L., Hong Y., Newby L., Fletcher G., Peterson E., Wexler L. Sex Differences in Medical Care and Early Mortality after Acute Myocardial InfarctionCirculation (in press)  News Release

Olenchock B., Fonarow G., Pan W., Hernandez A., Cannon C.  Current Use of Beta-blockers in Patients with Reative Airway Diseases Who Are Hospitalized with Acute Coronary SyndromesAm J Cardiol

Lewis W., Fonarow G., LaBresh K., Cannon C., Pan W., Super D., Sorof S., Schwamm L. Differential Use of Warfarin for Secondary Stroke Prevention in Patients with Various Types of Atrial FibrillationAm J Cardiol (in press)

Sachdeva A., Cannon C., Deedwania P., LaBresh K., Smith Jr. S., Dai D., Hernandez A., Fonarow G. Lipid Levels in Patients Hospitalized with Coronary Artery Disease:  An analysis of 136,095 Hospitalizations in GWTG-CADAHJ (in press)

Reeves M., Smith E., Yu Y., Schwamm L. Off-Hour Admission and In-hospital Stroke Case Fatality in the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Program. Stroke. DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.519355. Read article

Rajendra H. Mehta, Li Liang, Amrita M. Karve, Adrian F. Hernandez, John S. Rumsfeld, Gregg C. Fonarow, Eric D. Peterson.  Association of Patient Case-Mix Adjustment, Hospital Process Performance Rankings, and Eligibility for Financial Incentives. JAMA (in press)  News Release

Mori J. Krantz, Justin Tanner, Tamara B Horwich, Clyde Yancy, Nancy M Albert, Adrian F Hernandez, David Dai, Gregg C. Fonarow.  The Influence of Hospital Length of Stay for Heart Failure on Quality of CareAJC (In press)

Tamara Horwich, Adrian F. Hernandez, M.D., M.H.S., David Dai, Ph.D., Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., FACC, Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D., ACC. Cholesterol Levels and In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart FailureAHJ (in press)

Piccini J.P., Hernandez A.F., Dai D., Thomas K.L., Lewis W.R., Yancy C.W., Peterson E.D.,  Fonarow G.C. Utilization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients Hospitalized with Heart Failure. Circulation. 2008;118:926-933.  Read article

William R. Lewis, Eric D. Peterson, Christopher P. Cannon, Dennis M. Super, Kenneth A. LaBresh, Kathleen Quealy, Li Liang, Gregg C. Fonarow. An Organized Approach to Improvement in Guideline Adherence for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(16):1813-1819.  Read article

Patel U.D., Hernandez A.F., Liang L., Peterson E.D., LaBresh K.A., Yancy C.W., Albert N.M., Ellrodt G., Fonarow G.C. Quality of care and outcomes among patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease: A Get With the Guidelines—Heart Failure Program study. AHJ (in press)

Tickoo S., Fonarow G.C., Hernandez A.F.,  Weekend/Holiday vs. Weekday Hospital Discharge and Guideline Adherence (From the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines – Coronary Artery Disease Database). Am J Cardiol 2008;102:663–667 Read article    

Mehta R.H.,  Bufalino V.J.,  Pan W., Hernandez A.F., Cannon C.P.,  Fonarow G.C.,  Peterson E.D.  Achieving Rapid Reperfusion With Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Remains a Challenge: Insights from American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Program.  Am Heart J (2008;155:1059-67)  Read article

Albert N.M., Birtcher K.K., Cannon C.P., Goff D.C. Jr., Mulgund J., Liang L., Fonarow G.C. Factors Associated With Discharge Lipid-Lowering Drug Prescription in Patients Hospitalized for Coronary Artery Disease (from the Get With the Guidelines Database). Am J Cardiol. 2008;101:1242-1246. Read article

Jneid H., Fonarow G.C., Cannon C.P., Palacios I.F., Kilic T., Moukarbel G.V., Maree A.O., Liang L., Newby L.K., Fletcher G., Wexler L., Peterson E. Impact of Time of Presentation on the Care and Outcomes of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circulation. 2008;117:2502-9. Read article

LaBresh K.A., Reeves M.J., Frankel M.R., Albright D., Schwamm L.H. Hospital Treatment of Patients with Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack with Get With The Guidelines. Arch Intern Med (2008;168(4):411-417)  Read article

2007

Hernandez A.F., Fonarow G.C., Liang L., Al-Khatib S.M., Curtis L.H., LaBresh K.A., Yancy C.W., Albert N.M. A Gender and Racial Gap in Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator Use Among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients. JAMA; 298 (13): 1525-32

Steinberg B.A., Cannon C.P., Hernandez A.F., Pan W., Peterson E.D., Fonarow G.C. Medical Therapies and Invasive Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease in Overweight Patients: Understanding the “Obesity Paradox” in the Get With The Guidelines Database. Am J Cardiol 2007; 100:1331–1335

LaBresh K.A., Fonarow G.C., Smith S.C., Bonow R.O., Smaha L.C., Tyler P.A., Hong Y., Albright D., Ellrodt A.G. Improved Treatment of Hospitalized Coronary Artery Disease Patients with the Get With The Guidelines Program. Crit Path Cardiol; 6 (3): 98-105 Read article

Hiratzka L., Eagle K.A., Liang L., Fonarow G.C., LaBresh K.A., Peterson E.D. Atherosclerosis Secondary Prevention Performance Measures After Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery Compared With Percutaneous Catheter Intervention and Non-Intervention Patients In The Get With The Guidelines Database.  Circ Surg Supp; Sep 11;116(11 Suppl):I207-12  Read article

Krantz M.J., Baker W.A., Estacio R.O., Haynes D.K., Mehler P.S., Fonarow G.C., Long C.S. Comprehensive Coronary Artery Disease Care in a Safety-Net Hospital: Results of Get With The Guidelines Quality Improvement Initiative. J Manag Care Pharm. 2007;13:319-24. Read article



2006

Hong Y. Labresh K.A. Overview of the American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Programs. Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, and Heart Failure. Crit Path Cardiol 2006;5: 179–186 Read article

 

2004

LaBresh K.A., Ellrodt A.G., Gliklich R., Liljestrand J., Peto R. Get With The Guidelines for Cardiovascular Secondary Prevention: Pilot Results. Arch Intern Med 2004;164:203-9. Read article

 

2003

Denton T.A., Fonarow G.C., LaBresh K.A., Trento A. Secondary prevention after coronary bypass: the American Heart Association "Get With The Guidelines" program. Ann Thorac Surg 2003;75:758-60.

 


Individual Hospital Reports

Ellrodt A.G., Glasener R., Kradel K., Bercury C., Ferrarin A., Jewell D., Frechette C., Seckler P., Reed J. Multidisciplinary Rounds (MDR): an Implementation System for Sustained Improvement in the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program. Crit Path Cardiol; 6(3): 106-116 Read article

Smith E.E., Abdullah A.R., Amirfarzan H., Schwamm L.H. Serum Lipid Profile on Admission for Ischemic Stroke: Failure to meet National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP-ATPIII) Guidelines.  Neurology 2007;68;660-665 Read article

Flynn F.M., Cafarelli M., Petrakos K., Christophersen P.  Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in the Hospital Setting: Successful Implementation of the American Heart Association ‘‘Get With The Guidelines’’ Program by Phase I Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurses. J of Cardiovasc Nursing 2007; 22;3;166-176 Read article 


Editorials:

Howlett, Jonathan G. "Performance Feeback: A Common Thread in the Process to Provide Optimal Heart Failure Care" J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009; 53: 423-425

Ovbiagele, Bruce and Saver, Jeffrey L. "It's the Company You Keep: Participation in Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Is Associated with Improved Inpatient Stroke Care" December 15, 2008

Lewis, William R. "Get With The Guidelines: Improving Patient Outcomes One Hospital at a Time" December 15, 2008

Schwamm, Lee H., "Improving Stroke Outcomes: Get With The Guidelines-Stroke", Physician's Weekly, Vol. XX, No. 22. June 9, 2003.

Fonarow, Gregg C., C. Ballantyne "In-Hospital Initiation of Lipid-Lowering Therapy for Patients With Coronary Heart Disease : The Time Is Now", Circulation, Jun 2001; 103: 2768 - 2770.


  


Published Review Articles

2005

LaBresh K.A.. Using "Get With The Guidelines" to prevent recurrent cardiovascular disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2005;7:287-92.

Smith E.E., Abdullah A.R., Petkovska I., Rosenthal E., Koroshetz W.J., Schwamm L.H.  Poor Outcomes in Patients Who Do Not Receive Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator Because of Mild or Improving Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2005;36:2497-2499 Read article  

2004

Smaha LA. The American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines program. Am Heart J 2004;148:S46-8.  

LaBresh K.A. Get With The Guidelines to improve heart care. Ital Heart J 2004;5:489-93. 

Berthiaume J.T., Tyler P.A., Ng-Osorio J., LaBresh K.A.. Aligning financial incentives with "Get With The Guidelines" to improve cardiovascular care. Am J Manag Care 2004;10:501-4. Read article

2003

LaBresh K.A. and Tyler P.A. Collaborative model for hospital-based cardiovascular secondary prevention.  Quality Management in Health Care 2003;12(1):20-27. Read article

LaBresh K.A., Gliklich R., Liljestrand J., Peto R., Ellrodt A.G. Using GWTG to Improve Cardiovascular Secondary Prevention.   Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety   2003;29(10):539-550. Read article

 

 

 

 

 


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