Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine - Cardiology
Durham, NC 27710
General adult cardiology; secondary prevention; geriatric cardiology; heart disease in women
My research focus is on cardiovascular disease management and outcomes in special populations, specifically woman and the elderly. Historically there has been a lack of randomized controlled data regarding treatment efficacy and outcomes in these special populations. Because of this, certain therapies may have different risk benefit profiles, which may cause physicians to withhold certain therapeutic interventions. My primary research project is looking at patient preferences and decision-making assessment regarding the rational use of revascularization in the elderly.
In addition, I am looking at ways to optimize diagnostic tests, specifically treadmill testing, for specific patient populations by use of computer based algorithms.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.