Director of Outpatient Services, Duke Heart Center
Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine - Cardiology
Durham, NC 27710
General cardiology; secondary prevention; lipids; heart failure
General focus: My research interests are in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, I am looking at compliance issues within the cardiology division and in the University as a whole with regard to evidence based treatment and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. I am using both retrospective and prospective collection of discharge data to try and analyze these trends. In the future, we hope to begin clinical trials with regard to various issues which are outstanding in primary and secondary prevention. Some of the issues include treatment of hypercholesterolemia in elderly patients, differences between the various statins with regard to affects on lipid profiles, and early treatment of hypercholesterolemia after MI.
As part of my work, I have served as a consultant with various drug companies with regard to focusing on active issues and treatment of hypercholesterolemia.
Key words: Primary prevention, secondary prevention, hyperlipidemia, homocysteine, and hypertension.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.