|Present||Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine|
|Present||Department of Medicine, Baystate Health|
Honors and Awards
- Young Investigator Award for the Council of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions - 2012
Department of Medicine
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Safety of early enrollment into outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after open heart surgery All Scholarly Works (2015)
The safety of early enrollment (<2 weeks after hospital discharge) into cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after recent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or heart valve surgery (HVS) has not previously been assessed and has important ...
Commercial insurance coverage for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure in the United States All Scholarly Works (2014)
BACKGROUND: Although cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF), studies suggest variable uptake by patients with HF, as well as variable coverage by insurance carriers. The purpose of this study was ...
The prognostic importance of weight loss in coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis All Scholarly Works (2014)
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prognostic impact of weight loss on clinical outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the prognostic effects of weight loss in ...
The current and potential capacity for cardiac rehabilitation utilization in the United States All Scholarly Works (2014)
PURPOSE: Prior studies suggest that program capacity restraints may be an important reason for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) underutilization. We sought to measure current CR capacity and growth potential. METHODS: We surveyed all CR program ...
Participation in cardiac rehabilitation, readmissions, and death after acute myocardial infarction All Scholarly Works (2014)
BACKGROUND: Participation in cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to decrease mortality after acute myocardial infarction, but its impact on readmissions requires examination. METHODS: We conducted a population-based surveillance study of residents discharged from the hospital ...