Heather L Gornik

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Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, Chair; Carole L. Banka, PhD; Emelia J. Benjamin, MD; Kathy Berra, MSN, NP; Cheryl Bushnell, MD; Rowena J. Dolor, MD, MHS; Theodore G. Ganiats, MD; Antoinette S. Gomes, MD; Heather L. Gornik, MD, MHS; Clarissa Gracia, MD, MSCE; Martha Gulati, MD, MS; Constance K. Haan, MD; Debra R. Judelson, MD; Nora Keenan, PhD; Ellie Kelepouris,(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), a noninflammatory disease of medium-size arteries, may lead to stenosis, occlusion, dissection, and/or aneurysm. There has been little progress in understanding the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and outcomes since its first description in 1938. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical features, presenting symptoms, and vascular(More)
2011 WRITING GROUP MEMBERS* Thom W. Rooke, MD, FACC, Chair†; Alan T. Hirsch, MD, FACC, Vice Chair*; Sanjay Misra, MD, Vice Chair*‡; Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, Vice Chair§; Joshua A. Beckman, MD, FACC, FAHA* ; Laura K. Findeiss, MD‡; Jafar Golzarian, MD†; Heather L. Gornik, MD, FACC, FAHA*†; Jonathan L. Halperin, MD, FACC, FAHA*¶; Michael R. Jaff, DO,(More)
1048 Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is nonatherosclerotic, noninflammatory vascular disease that may result in arterial stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm, or dissection. The cause of FMD and its prevalence in the general population are not known. FMD has been reported in virtually every arterial bed but most commonly affects the renal and extracranial carotid(More)
Obesity is associated with a chronic low-grade inflammatory state, insulin resistance, and endothelial dysfunction, all of which contribute to increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We hypothesized that gastric bypass would produce rapid improvements in endothelial function, reduce inflammation, and lead to a decrease in cardiovascular risk. We performed(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was a comparison of risk-adjusted outcomes of 3 approaches to carotid revascularization in the open heart surgery (OHS) population. BACKGROUND Without randomized clinical trials, the best approach to managing coexisting severe carotid and coronary disease remains uncertain. Staged carotid endarterectomy (CEA) followed by(More)
BACKGROUND Despite decades of basic and clinical research and trials of promising new therapies, cancer remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. We assessed overall progress against cancer in the United States from 1970 through 1994 by analyzing changes in age-adjusted mortality rates. METHODS We obtained from the National Center for Health(More)
PURPOSE Pericardial tamponade is a life-threatening disorder caused by varying medical conditions. Malignancy and complications of its treatment are a common cause of pericardial effusion. The natural history of pericardial effusion remains largely unknown. We investigated the association of malignancy with adverse outcomes after pericardiocentesis. (More)