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ALVIN BLAUSTEIN

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
DivisionMedicine-Cardiology
AddressOne Baylor Plaza
Houston TX 77030
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    1. Bakaeen FG, Blaustein A, Kibbe MR. Physicians assistants in VA medical centers--reply. JAMA. 2014 Dec 3; 312(21):2289-90. PMID: 25462006.
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    2. Bakaeen FG, Blaustein A, Kibbe MR. Health care at the VA: recommendations for change. JAMA. 2014 Aug 6; 312(5):481-2. PMID: 24945974.
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    3. Tuluca A, Omer S, Cornwell L, Blaustein A, Kar B, Weldon S, Bakaeen FG. Aortic valve leaflet entrapment by a percutaneous closure device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul; 98(1):e23-5. PMID: 24996746.
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    4. Rogers PA, Daye J, Huang H, Blaustein A, Virani S, Alam M, Kumar A, Paniagua D, Kar B, Bozkurt B, Ballantyne CM, Deswal A, Jneid H. Revascularization improves mortality in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Mar 1; 172(1):239-41. PMID: 24462137.
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    5. Omer S, Kar B, Cornwell LD, Blaustein A, Levine GN, Ali N, Jneid H, Paniagua D, Atluri PV, Bechara CF, Kougias P, Ruma M, Preventza O, Bozkurt B, Carabello BA, Bakaeen FG. Early experience of a transcatheter aortic valve program at a Veterans Affairs facility. JAMA Surg. 2013 Dec; 148(12):1087-93. PMID: 24048246.
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    6. Bakaeen FG, Blaustein A, Ali N, Cornwell LD. Double-staged approach for advanced mitral-tricuspid disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5):1842. PMID: 23608282.
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    7. Tuluca A, Al-Najjar R, Cornwell LD, Blaustein A, Hamill R, Darouiche RO, Bakaeen FG. Bioprosthetic mitral valve endocarditis after percutaneous device closure of severe paravalvular leak. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 May; 95(5):1787-9. PMID: 23608262.
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    8. Jneid H, Kar B, Paniagua D, Blaustein A, Cornwell L, Levine GN, Ali N, Bechara CF, Kougias P, Atluri PV, Pawlak C, Carabello B, Bozkurt B, Bakaeen FG. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement as a treatment for late apicoaortic conduit obstruction in a patient with severe aortic stenosis. Circulation. 2013 Mar 19; 127(11):e491-4. PMID: 23509034.
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    9. Bakaeen FG, Kar B, Chu D, Cornwell LD, Blaustein A, Levine GN, Paniagua D, Jneid H, Jensen C, Atluri PV, Bechara CF, Kougias P, Pawlak C, Bozkurt B, Burdon TA, Carabello BA. Establishment of a transcatheter aortic valve program and heart valve team at a Veterans Affairs facility. Am J Surg. 2012 Nov; 204(5):643-8. PMID: 22921150.
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    10. Yechoor P, Blaustein AS, Bakaeen FG, Cornwell LD, Coselli JS, LeMaire SA, Chu D. The natural history of moderate aortic stenosis in a veteran population. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 145(6):1550-3. PMID: 22664178.
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    11. Ather S, Peterson LE, Divakaran VG, Deswal A, Ramasubbu K, Giorgberidze I, Blaustein A, Wehrens XH, Mann DL, Bozkurt B. Digoxin treatment in heart failure--unveiling risk by cluster analysis of DIG data. Int J Cardiol. 2011 Aug 4; 150(3):264-9. PMID: 20471706; PMCID: PMC2923690.
    12. Maron DJ, Boden WE, O'Rourke RA, Hartigan PM, Calfas KJ, Mancini GB, Spertus JA, Dada M, Kostuk WJ, Knudtson M, Harris CL, Sedlis SP, Zoble RG, Title LM, Gosselin G, Nawaz S, Gau GT, Blaustein AS, Bates ER, Shaw LJ, Berman DS, Chaitman BR, Weintraub WS, Teo KK. Intensive multifactorial intervention for stable coronary artery disease: optimal medical therapy in the COURAGE (Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation) trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Mar 30; 55(13):1348-58. PMID: 20338496.
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    13. Bakaeen FG, Chu D, Ratcliffe M, Gopaldas RR, Blaustein AS, Venkat R, Huh J, LeMaire SA, Coselli JS, Carabello BA. Severe aortic stenosis in a veteran population: treatment considerations and survival. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb; 89(2):453-8. PMID: 20103320.
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    14. Gopaldas RR, Atluri PV, Blaustein AS, Bakaeen FG, Huh J, Chu D. Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve: operative approaches upon incidental discovery. Tex Heart Inst J. 2009; 36(2):160-3. PMID: 19436815; PMCID: PMC2676606.
    15. Boden WE, O'Rourke RA, Teo KK, Hartigan PM, Maron DJ, Kostuk WJ, Knudtson M, Dada M, Casperson P, Harris CL, Chaitman BR, Shaw L, Gosselin G, Nawaz S, Title LM, Gau G, Blaustein AS, Booth DC, Bates ER, Spertus JA, Berman DS, Mancini GB, Weintraub WS. Optimal medical therapy with or without PCI for stable coronary disease. N Engl J Med. 2007 Apr 12; 356(15):1503-16. PMID: 17387127.
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    16. Wexler LF, Blaustein AS, Lavori PW, Lehmann KG, Wade M, Boden WE. Non-Q-wave myocardial infarction following thrombolytic therapy: a comparison of outcomes in patients randomized to invasive or conservative post-infarct assessment strategies in the Veterans Affairs non-Q-wave Infarction Strategies In-Hospital (VANQWISH) Trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Jan; 37(1):19-25. PMID: 11153737.
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    17. Blaustein AS, Ramanathan A. Tricuspid valve disease. Clinical evaluation, physiopathology, and management. Cardiol Clin. 1998 Aug; 16(3):551-72, x. PMID: 9742330.
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    18. Boden WE, O'Rourke RA, Crawford MH, Blaustein AS, Deedwania PC, Zoble RG, Wexler LF, Kleiger RE, Pepine CJ, Ferry DR, Chow BK, Lavori PW. Outcomes in patients with acute non-Q-wave myocardial infarction randomly assigned to an invasive as compared with a conservative management strategy. Veterans Affairs Non-Q-Wave Infarction Strategies in Hospital (VANQWISH) Trial Investigators. N Engl J Med. 1998 Jun 18; 338(25):1785-92. PMID: 9632444.
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    19. Ferry DR, O'Rourke RA, Blaustein AS, Crawford MH, Deedwania PC, Carson PE, Pepine CJ, Thomas RG, Hlatky MA, Leppo JA, Iwane MK, Kleiger RE, Zoble RG, Dai H, Chow BK, Lavori PW, Boden WE. Design and baseline characteristics of the Veterans Affairs Non-Q-Wave Infarction Strategies In-Hospital (VANQWISH) trial. VANQWISH Trial Research Investigators. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 Feb; 31(2):312-20. PMID: 9462573.
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    20. Nagueh SF, Vaduganathan P, Ali N, Blaustein A, Verani MS, Winters WL, Zoghbi WA. Identification of hibernating myocardium: comparative accuracy of myocardial contrast echocardiography, rest-redistribution thallium-201 tomography and dobutamine echocardiography. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1997 Apr; 29(5):985-93. PMID: 9120185.
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    21. Qureshi U, Nagueh SF, Afridi I, Vaduganathan P, Blaustein A, Verani MS, Winters WL, Zoghbi WA. Dobutamine echocardiography and quantitative rest-redistribution 201Tl tomography in myocardial hibernation. Relation of contractile reserve to 201Tl uptake and comparative prediction of recovery of function. Circulation. 1997 Feb 4; 95(3):626-35. PMID: 9024150.
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    22. Blaustein AS, Lee JR. Indications for and timing of surgical intervention in infective endocarditis. Cardiol Clin. 1996 Aug; 14(3):393-404. PMID: 8853133.
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    23. Blaustein AS. Preoperative and perioperative management of cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Cardiol Clin. 1995 May; 13(2):149-61. PMID: 7614508.
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    24. Blaustein AS, Hoit BD, Wexler LF, Ashraf M, Ramrakhyani K, Matoba R, Gabel M, Millard RW. Characteristics of chronic left ventricular dysfunction induced by coronary embolization in a canine model. Am J Cardiovasc Pathol. 1995; 5(1):32-48. PMID: 8838155.
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    25. Blaustein A, Deneke SM, Stolz RI, Baxter D, Healey N, Fanburg BL. Myocardial glutathione depletion impairs recovery after short periods of ischemia. Circulation. 1989 Nov; 80(5):1449-57. PMID: 2805276.
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    26. Gaasch WH, Zile MR, Hoshino PK, Apstein CS, Blaustein AS. Stress-shortening relations and myocardial blood flow in compensated and failing canine hearts with pressure-overload hypertrophy. Circulation. 1989 Apr; 79(4):872-83. PMID: 2522357.
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    27. Hoshino PK, Blaustein AS, Gaasch WH. Effect of propranolol on the left ventricular response to the Valsalva maneuver in normal subjects. Am J Cardiol. 1988 Feb 1; 61(4):400-4. PMID: 3341220.
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    28. Zile MR, Blaustein AS, Shimizu G, Gaasch WH. Right ventricular pacing reduces the rate of left ventricular relaxation and filling. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1987 Sep; 10(3):702-9. PMID: 3624674.
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    29. Blaustein AS, Risser TA, Weiss JW, Parker JA, Holman BL, McFadden ER. Mechanisms of pulsus paradoxus during resistive respiratory loading and asthma. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1986 Sep; 8(3):529-36. PMID: 3745698.
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    30. Gaasch WH, Carroll JD, Blaustein AS, Bing OH. Myocardial relaxation: effects of preload on the time course of isovolumetric relaxation. Circulation. 1986 May; 73(5):1037-41. PMID: 3698226.
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    31. Gaasch WH, Blaustein AS, Bing OH. Asynchronous (segmental early) relaxation of the left ventricle. J Am Coll Cardiol. 1985 Apr; 5(4):891-7. PMID: 3882815.
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    32. Shimizu G, Zile MR, Blaustein AS, Gaasch WH. Left ventricular chamber filling and midwall fiber lengthening in patients with left ventricular hypertrophy: overestimation of fiber velocities by conventional midwall measurements. Circulation. 1985 Feb; 71(2):266-72. PMID: 3155498.
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    33. Blaustein AS, Gaasch WH, Adam D, Levine HJ. Myocardial relaxation. V. Postextrasystolic contraction-relaxation in the intact dog heart. Circulation. 1981 Aug; 64(2):345-51. PMID: 7249301.
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    34. BLAUSTEIN A. Intravenous (local) use of streptokinase-streptodornase in thrombophlebitis; report of case with non-fatal pulmonary infarction following treatment. Am J Surg. 1953 Feb; 85(2):226-7. PMID: 13016894.
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