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Anita Kelsey

Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Cardiology

Selected Publications


Echocardiographic Features Beyond Ejection Fraction and Associated Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure With Mildly Reduced or Preserved Ejection Fraction.

Journal Article Circ Heart Fail · May 2023 BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) guidelines recommend assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to classify patients and guide therapy implementation. However, LVEF alone may be insufficient to adequately characterize patients with HF, especial ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical trajectory of patients with a worsening heart failure event and reduced ventricular ejection fraction.

Journal Article Am Heart J · March 2022 BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and worsening heart failure (WHF) have potential for greater benefit from newer HF therapies. We investigated characteristics and outcomes of patients w ... Full text Link to item Cite

Early Identification of Patients at Risk for Incident Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Novel Approach to Echocardiographic Trends.

Journal Article J Card Fail · September 2021 BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) continues to increase in prevalence with a 50% mortality rate within 3 years of diagnosis, but lacking effective evidence-based therapies. Specific echocardiographic markers are not typical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Acute cardiovascular hospitalizations and illness severity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journal Article Clin Cardiol · May 2021 BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) hospitalizations declined worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unclear how shelter-in-place orders affected acute CVD hospitalizations, illness severity, and outcomes. HYPOTHESIS: COVID-19 pandemic was asso ... Full text Link to item Cite

The severity of vasomotor symptoms and number of menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women and select clinical health outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D randomized clinical trial.

Journal Article Menopause · November 2020 OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated whether vasomotor symptom (VMS) severity and number of moderate/severe menopausal symptoms (nMS) were associated with health outcomes, and whether calcium and vitamin D (CaD) modified the risks. METHODS: The Women's Health I ... Full text Link to item Cite

A care pathway for the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19: Insights from an institutional response.

Journal Article Am Heart J · July 2020 The infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, or COVID-19, can result in myocardial injury, heart failure, and arrhythmias. In addition to the viral infection itself, investigational therapies for the infection can interact with ... Full text Link to item Cite

Women's Health Initiative clinical trials: potential interactive effect of calcium and vitamin D supplementation with hormonal therapy on cardiovascular disease.

Journal Article Menopause · August 2019 OBJECTIVE: Data in humans and nonhuman primates have suggested a possible synergistic effect of vitamin D and calcium (CaD) and estrogen on the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Using randomized trial data we explored whether the effect of menopau ... Full text Link to item Cite

Do women prefer care from female or male obstetrician-gynecologists? A study of patient gender preference.

Journal Article J Am Osteopath Assoc · August 2005 OBJECTIVE: To determine whether men should be encouraged to enter the medical specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. METHODS: A self-administered survey was designed for and distributed to patients (N=264) in 13 obstetrics and gynecology waiting rooms in ... Link to item Cite

Initial experience with a transcatheter septal closure system for secondary stroke prevention in patients with interatrial septal defects.

Journal Article Conn Med · March 2003 BACKGROUND: Percutaneous transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been utilized over the last several years to prevent thromboembolic events in selected patients with a prior cryptogenic stroke. We describe our initial experience at Hartfo ... Link to item Cite

A 24-hour comparison of serum growth hormone concentrations in patients with heart failure versus healthy controls.

Journal Article Pharmacotherapy · February 2003 STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare endogenous serum growth hormone concentrations over a 24-hour period in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and matched controls. DESIGN: Prospective, 24-hour, endogenous concentration comparison. SETTING: Hospital researc ... Full text Link to item Cite