Ian B Hollis

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BACKGROUND Despite advances in the treatment of chronic ambulatory heart failure, hospitalization rates for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) remain high. Although loop diuretics are used in nearly all patients with ADHF to relieve congestive symptoms, optimal dosing strategies remain poorly defined. METHODS AND RESULTS This was a prospective,(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia associated with significant morbidity and mortality, affecting more than 3 million people in the United States and 1-2% of the population worldwide. Its estimated prevalence is expected to double within the next 50 years. During the past decade, there have been significant advances in the treatment of AF.(More)
Management of the advanced heart failure patient can be complex. Therapies include cardiac transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, as well inotropic agents for the short-term. Despite a growing armamentarium of resources, the clinician must carefully weigh the risks and benefits of each therapy to develop an optimal treatment strategy. While(More)
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a common complication following heart transplantation (HT), resulting in diminished graft survival. The preferred strategy for preventing CAV is optimal medical management; however, for patients who develop CAV, delaying disease progression through effective medication management is equally important. A review of the(More)
Significant numbers of patients undergo cardiac surgery worldwide each year. A large evidence base exists regarding the optimal pre-, intra-, and postoperative mediation management for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, valve replacements or repairs, and mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Prevention and treatment of(More)
Patients with a durable, continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) are commonly prescribed the combination of an oral anticoagulant and an oral antiplatelet agent as prophylaxis against device thrombosis and systemic embolic events. Current International Society of Heart and Lung (ISHLT) guidelines recommend warfarin with an INR goal of 2-3 and(More)
Acquired von Willebrand disease increases bleeding risk in patients implanted with a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. Lower aspirin doses decrease the risk of bleeding without an increased risk of embolic events. No published studies in the U.S. have compared the incidence of bleeding and thrombotic events between antithrombotic regimens with(More)
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