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InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
Address6620 Main Street
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    1. Aguilar D. Heart Failure, Diabetes Mellitus, and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Clinical Conundrum. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jul; 9(7). PMID: 27413031.
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    2. Camplain R, Meyer ML, Tanaka H, Palta P, Agarwal SK, Aguilar D, Butler KR, Heiss G. Smoking Behaviors and Arterial Stiffness Measured by Pulse Wave Velocity in Older Adults: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Am J Hypertens. 2015 Dec 10. PMID: 26657706.
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    3. Garcia MN, Woc-Colburn L, Aguilar D, Hotez PJ, Murray KO. Historical Perspectives on the Epidemiology of Human Chagas Disease in Texas and Recommendations for Enhanced Understanding of Clinical Chagas Disease in the Southern United States. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Nov; 9(11):e0003981. PMID: 26540273.
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    4. Skali H, Shah A. Response to Letter Regarding Article, “Cardiac Structure and Function Across the Glycemic Spectrum in Elderly Men and Women Free of Prevalent Heart Disease: The Atherosclerosis Risk In the Community Study”. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Sep; 8(5):1010. PMID: 26625500.
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    5. Skali H, Shah A, Gupta DK, Cheng S, Claggett B, Liu J, Bello N, Aguilar D, Vardeny O, Matsushita K, Selvin E, Solomon S. Cardiac structure and function across the glycemic spectrum in elderly men and women free of prevalent heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk In the Community study. Circ Heart Fail. 2015 May; 8(3):448-54. PMID: 25759458; PMCID: PMC4439326.
    6. Bentley-Lewis R, Aguilar D, Riddle MC, Claggett B, Diaz R, Dickstein K, Gerstein HC, Johnston P, Køber LV, Lawson F, Lewis EF, Maggioni AP, McMurray JJ, Ping L, Probstfield JL, Solomon SD, Tardif JC, Wu Y, Pfeffer MA. Rationale, design, and baseline characteristics in Evaluation of LIXisenatide in Acute Coronary Syndrome, a long-term cardiovascular end point trial of lixisenatide versus placebo. Am Heart J. 2015 May; 169(5):631-638.e7. PMID: 25965710.
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    7. Gonçalves A, Claggett B, Jhund PS, Rosamond W, Deswal A, Aguilar D, Shah AM, Cheng S, Solomon SD. Alcohol consumption and risk of heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Eur Heart J. 2015 Apr 14; 36(15):939-45. PMID: 25602025; PMCID: PMC4481602.
    8. Garcia MN, Aguilar D, Gorchakov R, Rossmann SN, Montgomery SP, Rivera H, Woc-Colburn L, Hotez PJ, Murray KO. Evidence of autochthonous Chagas disease in southeastern Texas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Feb; 92(2):325-30. PMID: 25371187; PMCID: PMC4347336.
    9. Garcia MN, Murray KO, Hotez PJ, Rossmann SN, Gorchakov R, Ontiveros A, Woc-Colburn L, Bottazzi ME, Rhodes CE, Ballantyne CM, Aguilar D. Development of chagas cardiac manifestations among Texas blood donors. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 1; 115(1):113-7. PMID: 25456877.
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    10. Cardoso RN, Macedo FY, Garcia MN, Garcia DC, Benjo AM, Aguilar D, Jneid H, Bozkurt B. Chagas cardiomyopathy is associated with higher incidence of stroke: a meta-analysis of observational studies. J Card Fail. 2014 Dec; 20(12):931-8. PMID: 25230241.
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    11. Gupta DK, Skali H, Claggett B, Kasabov R, Cheng S, Shah AM, Loehr LR, Heiss G, Nambi V, Aguilar D, Wruck LM, Matsushita K, Folsom AR, Rosamond WD, Solomon SD. Heart failure risk across the spectrum of ankle-brachial index: the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities). JACC Heart Fail. 2014 Oct; 2(5):447-54. PMID: 25194293; PMCID: PMC4194157.
    12. Pfeffer MA, Jhund P, Aguilar D. Changes in diabetes-related complications in the United States. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 17; 371(3):285. PMID: 25014701.
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    13. Vardeny O, Gupta DK, Claggett B, Burke S, Shah A, Loehr L, Rasmussen-Torvik L, Selvin E, Chang PP, Aguilar D, Solomon SD. Insulin resistance and incident heart failure the ARIC study (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities). JACC Heart Fail. 2013 Dec; 1(6):531-6. PMID: 24455475; PMCID: PMC3893700.
    14. Schurmann P, Basra S, Awar OG, Aguilar D, Basant A, Dragan E, Hutton GJ, Birnbaum Y. Abnormal rhythms in patients without known cardiac disease after a first dose of fingolimod. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2014 May; 3(3):408-12. PMID: 25876482.
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    15. Nambi V, Liu X, Chambless LE, de Lemos JA, Virani SS, Agarwal S, Boerwinkle E, Hoogeveen RC, Aguilar D, Astor BC, Srinivas PR, Deswal A, Mosley TH, Coresh J, Folsom AR, Heiss G, Ballantyne CM. Troponin T and N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide: a biomarker approach to predict heart failure risk--the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Clin Chem. 2013 Dec; 59(12):1802-10. PMID: 24036936; PMCID: PMC4208068.
    16. Huang HD, Alam M, Hamzeh I, Virani S, Deswal A, Aguilar D, Rogers P, Kougias P, Birnbaum Y, Paniagua D, Kar B, Ballantyne C, Bozkurt B, Jneid H. Patients with severe chronic kidney disease benefit from early revascularization after acute coronary syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 9; 168(4):3741-6. PMID: 23845772.
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    17. Zheng Y, Yu B, Alexander D, Manolio TA, Aguilar D, Coresh J, Heiss G, Boerwinkle E, Nettleton JA. Associations between metabolomic compounds and incident heart failure among African Americans: the ARIC Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 15; 178(4):534-42. PMID: 23788672; PMCID: PMC3736751.
    18. Traverse JH, Henry TD, Pepine CJ, Willerson JT, Zhao DX, Ellis SG, Forder JR, Anderson RD, Hatzopoulos AK, Penn MS, Perin EC, Chambers J, Baran KW, Raveendran G, Lambert C, Lerman A, Simon DI, Vaughan DE, Lai D, Gee AP, Taylor DA, Cogle CR, Thomas JD, Olson RE, Bowman S, Francescon J, Geither C, Handberg E, Kappenman C, Westbrook L, Piller LB, Simpson LM, Baraniuk S, Loghin C, Aguilar D, Richman S, Zierold C, Spoon DB, Bettencourt J, Sayre SL, Vojvodic RW, Skarlatos SI, Gordon DJ, Ebert RF, Kwak M, Moyé LA, Simari RD. Effect of the use and timing of bone marrow mononuclear cell delivery on left ventricular function after acute myocardial infarction: the TIME randomized trial. JAMA. 2012 Dec 12; 308(22):2380-9. PMID: 23129008; PMCID: PMC3652242.
    19. Nasir S, Aguilar D. Congestive heart failure and diabetes mellitus: balancing glycemic control with heart failure improvement. Am J Cardiol. 2012 Nov 6; 110(9 Suppl):50B-57B. PMID: 23062568; PMCID: PMC3480672.
    20. Ramasubbu K, Deswal A, Chan W, Aguilar D, Bozkurt B. Echocardiographic changes during treatment of acute decompensated heart failure: insights from the ESCAPE trial. J Card Fail. 2012 Oct; 18(10):792-8. PMID: 23040115.
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    21. Ather S, Bavishi C, McCauley MD, Dhaliwal A, Deswal A, Johnson S, Chan W, Aguilar D, Pritchett AM, Ramasubbu K, Wehrens XH, Bozkurt B. Worsening renal function is not associated with response to treatment in acute heart failure. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 1; 167(5):1912-7. PMID: 22633437.
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    22. Perin EC, Willerson JT, Pepine CJ, Henry TD, Ellis SG, Zhao DX, Silva GV, Lai D, Thomas JD, Kronenberg MW, Martin AD, Anderson RD, Traverse JH, Penn MS, Anwaruddin S, Hatzopoulos AK, Gee AP, Taylor DA, Cogle CR, Smith D, Westbrook L, Chen J, Handberg E, Olson RE, Geither C, Bowman S, Francescon J, Baraniuk S, Piller LB, Simpson LM, Loghin C, Aguilar D, Richman S, Zierold C, Bettencourt J, Sayre SL, Vojvodic RW, Skarlatos SI, Gordon DJ, Ebert RF, Kwak M, Moyé LA, Simari RD. Effect of transendocardial delivery of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells on functional capacity, left ventricular function, and perfusion in chronic heart failure: the FOCUS-CCTRN trial. JAMA. 2012 Apr 25; 307(16):1717-26. PMID: 22447880; PMCID: PMC3600947.
    23. Ather S, Chan W, Bozkurt B, Aguilar D, Ramasubbu K, Zachariah AA, Wehrens XH, Deswal A. Impact of noncardiac comorbidities on morbidity and mortality in a predominantly male population with heart failure and preserved versus reduced ejection fraction. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Mar 13; 59(11):998-1005. PMID: 22402071; PMCID: PMC4687406.
    24. McGuire DK, Aguilar D. Letter by McGuire and Aguilar regarding article, "Effect of torcetrapib on glucose, insulin, and hemoglobin A1c in subjects in the investigation of lipid level management to understand its impact in atherosclerotic events (ILLUMINATE) trial". Circulation. 2012 Mar 6; 125(9):e427. PMID: 22392870.
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    25. Pritchett AM, Deswal A, Aguilar D, Foreyt JP, Chan W, Mann DL, Ballantyne C, Bozkurt B. Lifestyle Modification with Diet and Exercise in Obese Patients with Heart Failure - A Pilot Study. J Obes Weight Loss Ther. 2012 Mar 1; 2(2):1-8. PMID: 23125955.
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    26. Ather S, Hira RS, Shenoy M, Fatemi O, Deswal A, Aguilar D, Ramasubbu K, Bolos M, Chan W, Bozkurt B. Recurrent low-level troponin I elevation is a worse prognostic indicator than occasional injury pattern in patients hospitalized with heart failure. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jun 20; 166(2):394-8. PMID: 22119115.
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    27. Traverse JH, Henry TD, Ellis SG, Pepine CJ, Willerson JT, Zhao DX, Forder JR, Byrne BJ, Hatzopoulos AK, Penn MS, Perin EC, Baran KW, Chambers J, Lambert C, Raveendran G, Simon DI, Vaughan DE, Simpson LM, Gee AP, Taylor DA, Cogle CR, Thomas JD, Silva GV, Jorgenson BC, Olson RE, Bowman S, Francescon J, Geither C, Handberg E, Smith DX, Baraniuk S, Piller LB, Loghin C, Aguilar D, Richman S, Zierold C, Bettencourt J, Sayre SL, Vojvodic RW, Skarlatos SI, Gordon DJ, Ebert RF, Kwak M, Moyé LA, Simari RD. Effect of intracoronary delivery of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells 2 to 3 weeks following acute myocardial infarction on left ventricular function: the LateTIME randomized trial. JAMA. 2011 Nov 16; 306(19):2110-9. PMID: 22084195; PMCID: PMC3600981.
    28. Aguilar D. Heart failure and diabetes: time to pay attention. Am Heart J. 2011 Nov; 162(5):795-7. PMID: 22093193.
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    29. Addison D, Aguilar D. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: the potential benefit of incretin-based therapies. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2011 Apr; 13(2):115-22. PMID: 21170611; PMCID: PMC3063860.
    30. Ather S, Chan W, Chillar A, Aguilar D, Pritchett AM, Ramasubbu K, Wehrens XH, Deswal A, Bozkurt B. Association of systolic blood pressure with mortality in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a complex relationship. Am Heart J. 2011 Mar; 161(3):567-73. PMID: 21392613; PMCID: PMC3073655.
    31. Aguilar D, Chan W, Bozkurt B, Ramasubbu K, Deswal A. Metformin use and mortality in ambulatory patients with diabetes and heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2011 Jan; 4(1):53-8. PMID: 20952583; PMCID: PMC3046634.
    32. Ramasubbu K, Deswal A, Herdejurgen C, Aguilar D, Frost AE. A prospective echocardiographic evaluation of pulmonary hypertension in chronic hemodialysis patients in the United States: prevalence and clinical significance. Int J Gen Med. 2010; 3:279-86. PMID: 21042428; PMCID: PMC2962323.
    33. Aguilar D, Deswal A, Ramasubbu K, Mann DL, Bozkurt B. Comparison of patients with heart failure and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction among those with versus without diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2010 Feb 1; 105(3):373-7. PMID: 20102951; PMCID: PMC2813214.
    34. Aguilar D, Bozkurt B, Ramasubbu K, Deswal A. Relationship of hemoglobin A1C and mortality in heart failure patients with diabetes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jul 28; 54(5):422-8. PMID: 19628117; PMCID: PMC2753214.
    35. Dhaliwal AS, Habib G, Deswal A, Verduzco M, Souchek J, Ramasubbu K, Aguilar D, Ma TS, Jneid HM, Bolos M, Bozkurt B. Impact of alpha 1-adrenergic antagonist use for benign prostatic hypertrophy on outcomes in patients with heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Jul 15; 104(2):270-5. PMID: 19576359.
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    36. Dhaliwal AS, Deswal A, Pritchett A, Aguilar D, Kar B, Souchek J, Bozkurt B. Reduction in BNP levels with treatment of decompensated heart failure and future clinical events. J Card Fail. 2009 May; 15(4):293-9. PMID: 19398076.
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    37. Aguilar D, Hallman DM, Piller LB, Klein BE, Klein R, Devereux RB, Arnett DK, Gonzalez VH, Hanis CL. Adverse association between diabetic retinopathy and cardiac structure and function. Am Heart J. 2009 Mar; 157(3):563-8. PMID: 19249430; PMCID: PMC2830610.
    38. Aguilar D. Management of type 2 diabetes in patients with heart failure. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2008 Dec; 10(6):465-75. PMID: 19026177.
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    39. Hassan SA, Deswal A, Bozkurt B, Aguilar D, Mann DL, Pritchett AM. The metabolic syndrome and mortality in an ethnically diverse heart failure population. J Card Fail. 2008 Sep; 14(7):590-5. PMID: 18722325.
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    40. Aguilar D, Bozkurt B, Pritchett A, Petersen NJ, Deswal A. The impact of thiazolidinedione use on outcomes in ambulatory patients with diabetes mellitus and heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Jul 3; 50(1):32-6. PMID: 17601542.
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    41. Estep JD, Aguilar D. Diabetes and heart failure in the post-myocardial infarction patient. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2006 Dec; 3(4):164-9. PMID: 17129509.
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    42. Aguilar D, Fisher MR, O'Connor CM, Dunne MW, Muhlestein JB, Yao L, Gupta S, Benner RJ, Cook TD, Edwards D, Pfeffer MA. Metabolic syndrome, C-reactive protein, and prognosis in patients with established coronary artery disease. Am Heart J. 2006 Aug; 152(2):298-304. PMID: 16875914.
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    43. Aguilar D, Solomon SD. ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor antagonists and the incidence of new-onset diabetes mellitus: an emerging theme. Drugs. 2006; 66(9):1169-77. PMID: 16827595.
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