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Irmina Gradus-Pizlo

Title(s)Health Sciences Professor, Medicine
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    1. Pressler SJ, Giordani B, Titler M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Smith D, Dorsey SG, Gao S, Jung M. Design and Rationale of the Cognitive Intervention to Improve Memory in Heart Failure Patients Study. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2018 Jul/Aug; 33(4):344-355. PMID: 29601367.
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    2. Sinha S, Belcher C, Torke A, Howard J, Caccamo M, Slaven JE, Gradus-Pizlo I. Development of a Protocol for Successful Palliative Care Consultation in Population of Patients Receiving Mechanical Circulatory Support. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 10; 54(4):583-588. PMID: 28716615.
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    3. Schneider BP, Shen F, Gardner L, Radovich M, Li L, Miller KD, Jiang G, Lai D, O'Neill A, Sparano JA, Davidson NE, Cameron D, Gradus-Pizlo I, Mastouri RA, Suter TM, Foroud T, Sledge GW. Genome-Wide Association Study for Anthracycline-Induced Congestive Heart Failure. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 01; 23(1):43-51. PMID: 27993963.
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    4. Hellman Y, Malik AS, Lane KA, Shen C, Wang IW, Wozniak TC, Hashmi ZA, Munson SD, Pickrell J, Caccamo MA, Gradus-Pizlo I, Hadi A. Pulse Oximeter Derived Blood Pressure Measurement in Patients With a Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device. Artif Organs. 2017 May; 41(5):424-430. PMID: 27782305.
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    5. Sullivan BJ, Marcuccilli L, Sloan R, Gradus-Pizlo I, Bakas T, Jung M, Pressler SJ. Competence, Compassion, and Care of the Self: Family Caregiving Needs and Concerns in Heart Failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 May-Jun; 31(3):209-14. PMID: 25658185.
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    6. Hellman Y, Malik AS, Lin H, Shen C, Wang IW, Wozniak TC, Hashmi ZA, Pickrell J, Jani M, Caccamo MA, Gradus-Pizlo I, Hadi A. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels Predict Ventricular Arrhythmia Post Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Artif Organs. 2015 Dec; 39(12):1051-5. PMID: 25864448.
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    7. Hellman Y, Malik AS, Lin H, Shen C, Wang IW, Wozniak TC, Hashmi ZA, Shaukat A, Pickrell J, Caccamo MA, Gradus-Pizlo I, Hadi A. B-type natriuretic peptide-guided therapy and length of hospital stay post left ventricular assist device implantation. ASAIO J. 2015 Mar-Apr; 61(2):156-60. PMID: 25485560.
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    8. Hadi A, Hellman Y, Malik AS, Caccamo M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kingery J. Reducing heart failure readmission rates with an emergency department early readmission alert. Am J Med. 2014 Nov; 127(11):1060-2. PMID: 25107384.
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    9. Rosenman M, He J, Martin J, Nutakki K, Eckert G, Lane K, Gradus-Pizlo I, Hui SL. Database queries for hospitalizations for acute congestive heart failure: flexible methods and validation based on set theory. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Mar-Apr; 21(2):345-52. PMID: 24113802.
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    10. Pressler SJ, Gradus-Pizlo I, Chubinski SD, Smith G, Wheeler S, Sloan R, Jung M. Family caregivers of patients with heart failure: a longitudinal study. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 28(5):417-28. PMID: 22760173.
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    11. Shirazi JT, Lopshire JC, Gradus-Pizlo I, Hadi MA, Wozniak TC, Malik AS. Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with implanted ventricular assist devices: a contemporary review. Europace. 2013 Jan; 15(1):11-7. PMID: 23233490.
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    12. Mastouri R, Batres Y, Lenet A, Gradus-Pizlo I, O'Donnell J, Feigenbaum H, Sawada SG. Frequency, time course, and possible causes of right ventricular systolic dysfunction after cardiac transplantation: a single center experience. Echocardiography. 2013 Jan; 30(1):9-16. PMID: 22957694.
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    13. Gradus-Pizlo I. Patient's age as a factor in the use of diagnostic tools and evidence based therapies in patients with heart failure. Cardiol J. 2012; 19(2):113. PMID: 22461042.
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    14. Jani M, Alhaddad M, Kamalesh M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Mahenthiran J, Feigenbaum H, Sawada S. Incremental prognostic value of echocardiography in patients with prior mitral valve surgery. J Heart Valve Dis. 2011 Sep; 20(5):557-64. PMID: 22066361.
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    15. Joshi K, Alam I, Ruden E, Gradus-Pizlo I, Mahenthiran J, Kamalesh M, Feigenbaum H, Sawada S. Effect of improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction on long-term survival in revascularized patients with ischaemic left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2011 Jun; 12(6):454-60. PMID: 21551152.
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    16. Suradi H, Byers S, Green-Hess D, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sawada S, Feigenbaum H. Feasibility of using real time "Live 3D" echocardiography to visualize the stenotic aortic valve. Echocardiography. 2010 Sep; 27(8):1011-20. PMID: 20849488.
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    17. Sawada SG, Dasgupta S, Nguyen J, Lane KA, Gradus-Pizlo I, Mahenthiran J, Feigenbaum H. Effect of revascularization on long-term survival in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction and a wide range of viability. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Jul 15; 106(2):187-92. PMID: 20599001.
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    18. Pressler SJ, Kim J, Riley P, Ronis DL, Gradus-Pizlo I. Memory dysfunction, psychomotor slowing, and decreased executive function predict mortality in patients with heart failure and low ejection fraction. J Card Fail. 2010 Sep; 16(9):750-60. PMID: 20797599.
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    19. Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Kareken D, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sauvé MJ, Ding Y, Kim J, Sloan R, Jaynes H, Shaw RM. Cognitive deficits and health-related quality of life in chronic heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2010 May-Jun; 25(3):189-98. PMID: 20357665.
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    20. Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kareken D, Kim J, Ding Y, Sauvé MJ, Sloan R. Measuring depressive symptoms in heart failure: validity and reliability of the patient health questionnaire-8. Am J Crit Care. 2011 Mar; 20(2):146-52. PMID: 20378777.
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    21. Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Kareken D, Perkins SM, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sauvé MJ, Ding Y, Kim J, Sloan R, Jaynes H, Shaw RM. Cognitive deficits in chronic heart failure. Nurs Res. 2010 Mar-Apr; 59(2):127-39. PMID: 20216015.
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    22. Gradus-Pizlo I. Diastolic dysfunction: search for therapeutic interventions. Cardiol J. 2010; 17(2):115-6. PMID: 20544608.
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    23. Mattar W, Juliar B, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kwo PY. Amiodarone hepatotoxicity in the context of the metabolic syndrome and right-sided heart failure. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2009 Dec; 18(4):419-23. PMID: 20076813.
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    24. Maskoun W, Mustafa N, Mahenthiran J, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kamalesh M, Feigenbaum H, Sawada SG. Wall motion abnormalities with low-dose dobutamine predict a high risk of cardiac death in medically treated patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Clin Cardiol. 2009 Jul; 32(7):403-9. PMID: 19609896.
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    25. Sawada SG, Sayyed S, Raiesdana A, Gradus-Pizlo I, Mahenthiran J, Feigenbaum H. Clinical assessment and rest and stress echocardiography for prediction of long-term prognosis in African Americans with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Echocardiography. 2009 May; 26(5):558-66. PMID: 19452609.
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    26. Pressler SJ, Gradus-Pizlo I, Chubinski SD, Smith G, Wheeler S, Wu J, Sloan R. Family caregiver outcomes in heart failure. Am J Crit Care. 2009 Mar; 18(2):149-59. PMID: 19255105.
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    27. Sawada SG, Lewis S, Kovacs R, Khouri S, Gradus-Pizlo I, St Cyr JA, Feigenbaum H. Evaluation of the anti-ischemic effects of D-ribose during dobutamine stress echocardiography: a pilot study. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2009 Feb 07; 7:5. PMID: 19200398.
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    28. Pressler SJ, Subramanian U, Shaw RM, Meyer LE, Stoudemire K, Gradus-Pizlo I. Research in patients with heart failure: challenges in recruitment. Am J Crit Care. 2008 May; 17(3):198-203. PMID: 18450677.
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    29. Mastouri R, Mahenthiran J, Kamalesh M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Feigenbaum H, Sawada SG. Prediction of ischemic events by anatomic M-mode strain rate stress echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Apr; 21(4):299-306. PMID: 18187305.
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    30. Sawada SG, Safadi A, Gaitonde RS, Tung N, Mahenthiran J, Gill W, Ghumman W, Gradus-Pizlo I, Kamalesh M, Fineberg N, Feigenbaum H. Stress-induced wall motion abnormalities with low-dose dobutamine infusion indicate the presence of severe disease and vulnerable myocardium. Echocardiography. 2007 Aug; 24(7):739-44. PMID: 17651103.
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    31. Murray MD, Young J, Hoke S, Tu W, Weiner M, Morrow D, Stroupe KT, Wu J, Clark D, Smith F, Gradus-Pizlo I, Weinberger M, Brater DC. Pharmacist intervention to improve medication adherence in heart failure: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2007 May 15; 146(10):714-25. PMID: 17502632.
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    32. Rampurwala AY, Gradus-Pizlo I. Multiple alcohol septal ablations in a young patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cardiol J. 2007; 14(3):301-4. PMID: 18651475.
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    33. Gradus-Pizlo I. How to improve delivery of care in patients with heart failure. Cardiol J. 2007; 14(6):521-2. PMID: 18651516.
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    34. Parvathaneni L, Mahenthiran J, Jacob S, Foltz J, Gill WJ, Ghumman W, Gradus-Pizlo I, Feigenbaum H, Sawada SG. Comparison of tissue Doppler dynamics to Doppler flow in evaluating left atrial appendage function by transesophageal echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 2005 Apr 15; 95(8):1011-4. PMID: 15820180.
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    35. Subramanian U, Weiner M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Wu J, Tu W, Murray MD. Patient perception and provider assessment of severity of heart failure as predictors of hospitalization. Heart Lung. 2005 Mar-Apr; 34(2):89-98. PMID: 15761453.
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    36. Stroupe KT, Teal EY, Weiner M, Gradus-Pizlo I, Brater DC, Murray MD. Health care and medication costs and use among older adults with heart failure. Am J Med. 2004 Apr 01; 116(7):443-50. PMID: 15047033.
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    37. Murray MD, Young JM, Morrow DG, Weiner M, Tu W, Hoke SC, Clark DO, Stroupe KT, Wu J, Deer MM, Bruner-England TE, Sowinski KM, Smith FE, Oldridge NB, Gradus-Pizlo I, Murray LL, Brater DC, Weinberger M. Methodology of an ongoing, randomized, controlled trial to improve drug use for elderly patients with chronic heart failure. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2004 Mar; 2(1):53-65. PMID: 15555479.
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    38. Sawada S, Bapat A, Vaz D, Weksler J, Fineberg N, Greene A, Gradus-Pizlo I, Feigenbaum H. Incremental value of myocardial viability for prediction of long-term prognosis in surgically revascularized patients with left ventricular dysfunction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Dec 17; 42(12):2099-105. PMID: 14680734.
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    39. Gradus-Pizlo I, Feigenbaum H. Potential use of high-resolution two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography for visualization of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Am Heart Hosp J. 2003; 1(1):77-82. PMID: 15785180.
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    40. Gradus-Pizlo I, Bigelow B, Mahomed Y, Sawada SG, Rieger K, Feigenbaum H. Left anterior descending coronary artery wall thickness measured by high-frequency transthoracic and epicardial echocardiography includes adventitia. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Jan 01; 91(1):27-32. PMID: 12505567.
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    41. Gradus-Pizlo I, Feigenbaum H. Imaging of the left anterior descending coronary artery by high-frequency transthoracic and epicardial echocardiography. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Nov 21; 90(10C):28L-31L. PMID: 12459424.
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    42. Sawada SG, Lewis SJ, Foltz J, Ando A, Khouri S, Kaser S, Gradus-Pizlo I, Gill W, Fineberg N, Segar D, Feigenbaum H. Usefulness of rest and low-dose dobutamine wall motion scores in predicting survival and benefit from revascularization in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Apr 01; 89(7):811-6. PMID: 11909564.
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    43. Lopshire JC, Darroca AG, Gradus-Pizlo I, O'Donnell JA. Treatment of vascular thrombosis with enoxaparin in orthotopic heart transplant patients during the early postoperative period. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2001 Sep; 20(9):1025-9. PMID: 11557199.
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    44. Daniel GK, Chawla MK, Sawada SG, Gradus-Pizlo I, Feigenbaum H, Segar DS. Echocardiographic imaging of technically difficult patients in the intensive care unit: use of optison in combination with fundamental and harmonic imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001 Sep; 14(9):917-20. PMID: 11547278.
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    45. Gradus-Pizlo I, Sawada SG, Wright D, Segar DS, Feigenbaum H. Detection of subclinical coronary atherosclerosis using two-dimensional, high-resolution transthoracic echocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Apr; 37(5):1422-9. PMID: 11300456.
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    46. Wilensky RL, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sandusky G, March KL. Vascular repair mechanisms after directional atherectomy or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in atherosclerotic rabbit iliac arteries. Am Heart J. 1996 Jul; 132(1 Pt 1):13-22. PMID: 8701854.
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    47. Gradus-Pizlo I, Wilensky RL, March KL, Fineberg N, Michaels M, Sandusky GE, Hathaway DR. Local delivery of biodegradable microparticles containing colchicine or a colchicine analogue: effects on restenosis and implications for catheter-based drug delivery. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1995 Nov 15; 26(6):1549-57. PMID: 7594084.
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    48. Wilensky RL, March KL, Gradus-Pizlo I, Sandusky G, Fineberg N, Hathaway DR. Vascular injury, repair, and restenosis after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in the atherosclerotic rabbit. Circulation. 1995 Nov 15; 92(10):2995-3005. PMID: 7586270.
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    49. Wilensky RL, March KL, Gradus-Pizlo I, Schauwecker D, Michaels MB, Robinson J, Carlson K, Hathaway DR. Regional and arterial localization of radioactive microparticles after local delivery by unsupported or supported porous balloon catheters. Am Heart J. 1995 May; 129(5):852-9. PMID: 7732972.
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    50. Wilensky RL, March KL, Gradus-Pizlo I, Spaedy AJ, Hathaway DR. Methods and devices for local drug delivery in coronary and peripheral arteries. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 1993 Sep-Oct; 3(5):163-70. PMID: 21244928.
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