Publications

  1. Thomas RJ, Brewer LC. Strengthening the Evidence for Cardiac Rehabilitation Benefits. JAMA Cardiol 2019 Dec 1; 4 (12):1259-1260
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  2. Casey DE Jr, Thomas RJ, Bhalla V, Commodore-Mensah Y, Heidenreich PA, Kolte D, Muntner P, Smith SC Jr, Spertus JA, Windle JR, Wozniak GD, Ziaeian B. 2019 AHA/ACC Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With High Blood Pressure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Nov; 12 (11):e000057 Epub 2019 Nov 12
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  3. Thomas RJ, Huang HH. Cardiac Rehabilitation for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: 2019 Update. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2019 Sep 5; 21 (10):56 Epub 2019 Sept 05
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  4. Dun Y, Thomas RJ, Medina-Inojosa JR, Squires RW, Huang H, Smith JR, Liu S, Olson TP. High-Intensity Interval Training in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Impact on Fat Mass in Patients With Myocardial Infarction. Mayo Clin Proc. 2019 Sep; 94 (9):1718-1730
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  5. Dun Y, Thomas RJ, Smith JR, Medina-Inojosa JR, Squires RW, Bonikowske AR, Huang H, Liu S, Olson TP. High-intensity interval training improves metabolic syndrome and body composition in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation patients with myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2019 Aug 14; 18 (1):104
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  6. Turk-Adawi K, Supervia M, Lopez-Jimenez F, Pesah E, Ding R, Britto RR, Bjarnason-Wehrens B, Derman W, Abreu A, Babu AS, Santos CA, Jong SK, Cuenza L, Yeo TJ, Scantlebury D, Andersen K, Gonzalez G, Giga V, Vulic D, Vataman E, Cliff J, Kouidi E, Yagci I, Kim C, Benaim B, Estany ER, Fernandez R, Radi B, Gaita D, Simon A, Chen SY, Roxburgh B, Martin JC, Maskhulia L, Burdiat G, Salmon R, Lomeli H, Sadeghi M, Sovova E, Hautala A, Tamuleviciute-Prasciene E, Ambrosetti M, Neubeck L, Asher E, Kemps H, Eysymontt Z, Farsky S, Hayward J, Prescott E, Dawkes S, Santibanez C, Zeballos C, Pavy B, Kiessling A, Sarrafzadegan N, Baer C, Thomas R, Hu D, Grace SL. Cardiac Rehabilitation Availability and Density around the Globe. EClinicalMedicine. 2019 Aug; 13:31-45 Epub 2019 July 03
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  7. Supervia M, Turk-Adawi K, Lopez-Jimenez F, Pesah E, Ding R, Britto RR, Bjarnason-Wehrens B, Derman W, Abreu A, Babu AS, Santos CA, Jong SK, Cuenza L, Yeo TJ, Scantlebury D, Andersen K, Gonzalez G, Giga V, Vulic D, Vataman E, Cliff J, Kouidi E, Yagci I, Kim C, Benaim B, Estany ER, Fernandez R, Radi B, Gaita D, Simon A, Chen SY, Roxburgh B, Martin JC, Maskhulia L, Burdiat G, Salmon R, Lomeli H, Sadeghi M, Sovova E, Hautala A, Tamuleviciute-Prasciene E, Ambrosetti M, Neubeck L, Asher E, Kemps H, Eysymontt Z, Farsky S, Hayward J, Prescott E, Dawkes S, Santibanez C, Zeballos C, Pavy B, Kiessling A, Sarrafzadegan N, Baer C, Thomas R, Hu D, Grace SL. Nature of Cardiac Rehabilitation Around the Globe. EClinicalMedicine. 2019 Aug; 13:46-56 Epub 2019 July 04
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  8. Thomas RJ, Beatty AL, Beckie TM, Brewer LC, Brown TM, Forman DE, Franklin BA, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Regensteiner JG, Sanderson BK, Whooley MA. Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Scientific Statement From the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Jul 9; 74 (1):133-153 Epub 2019 May 13
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  9. Thomas RJ, Beatty AL, Beckie TM, Brewer LC, Brown TM, Forman DE, Franklin BA, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Regensteiner JG, Sanderson BK, Whooley MA. Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Scientific Statement From the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Circulation. 2019 Jul 2; 140 (1):e69-e89 Epub 2019 May 13
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  10. Thomas RJ, Beatty AL, Beckie TM, Brewer LC, Brown TM, Forman DE, Franklin BA, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Regensteiner JG, Sanderson BK, Whooley MA. Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation: A SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND PULMONARY REHABILITATION, THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, AND THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2019 Jul; 39 (4):208-225
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  11. Gilchrist SC, Barac A, Ades PA, Alfano CM, Franklin BA, Jones LW, La Gerche A, Ligibel JA, Lopez G, Madan K, Oeffinger KC, Salamone J, Scott JM, Squires RW, Thomas RJ, Treat-Jacobson DJ, Wright JS, American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Secondary Prevention Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease. Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation to Manage Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019 May 21; 139 (21):e997-e1012
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  12. Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, Casey DE Jr, Collins KJ, Dennison Himmelfarb C, DePalma SM, Gidding S, Jamerson KA, Jones DW, MacLaughlin EJ, Muntner P, Ovbiagele B, Smith SC Jr, Spencer CC, Stafford RS, Taler SJ, Thomas RJ, Williams KA Sr, Williamson JD, Wright JT Jr. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension. 2018 Jun; 71 (6):1269-1324 Epub 2017 Nov 13
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  13. Whelton PK, Carey RM, Aronow WS, Casey DE Jr, Collins KJ, Dennison Himmelfarb C, DePalma SM, Gidding S, Jamerson KA, Jones DW, MacLaughlin EJ, Muntner P, Ovbiagele B, Smith SC Jr, Spencer CC, Stafford RS, Taler SJ, Thomas RJ, Williams KA Sr, Williamson JD, Wright JT Jr. 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Hypertension. 2018 Jun; 71 (6):e13-e115 Epub 2017 Nov 13
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  14. Medina-Inojosa JR, Somers VK, Thomas RJ, Jean N, Jenkins SM, Gomez-Ibarra MA, Supervia M, Lopez-Jimenez F. Association Between Adiposity and Lean Mass With Long-Term Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: No Paradox. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 8; 7 (10) Epub 2018 May 08
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  15. Lobelo F, Rohm Young D, Sallis R, Garber MD, Billinger SA, Duperly J, Hutber A, Pate RR, Thomas RJ, Widlansky ME, McConnell MV, Joy EA, American Heart Association Physical Activity Committee of the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia and Stroke Council. Routine Assessment and Promotion of Physical Activity in Healthcare Settings: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association Circulation. 2018 May 1; 137(18):e495-e522.
  16. Medina-Inojosa JR, Batsis JA, Supervia M, Somers VK, Thomas RJ, Jenkins S, Grimes C, Lopez-Jimenez F. Relation of Waist-Hip Ratio to Long-Term Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Apr 15; 121 (8):903-909 Epub 2018 Feb 02
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  17. Bachmann JM, Shah AS, Duncan MS, Greevy RA Jr, Graves AJ, Ni S, Ooi HH, Wang TJ, Thomas RJ, Whooley MA, Freiberg MS. Cardiac rehabilitation and readmissions after heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Apr; 37 (4):467-476 Epub 2017 May 23
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  18. Thomas RJ, Balady G, Banka G, Beckie TM, Chiu J, Gokak S, Ho PM, Keteyian SJ, King M, Lui K, Pack Q, Sanderson BK, Wang TY. 2018 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Performance Measures. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2018 Apr; 11 (4):e000037
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  19. Oldridge N, Cho C, Thomas R, Low M, Hofer S. Validation of the English Version of the HeartQoL Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 Mar; 38 (2):92-99
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  20. Bachmann JM, Duncan MS, Shah AS, Greevy RA Jr, Lindenfeld J, Keteyian SJ, Thomas RJ, Whooley MA, Wang TJ, Freiberg MS. Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation With Decreased Hospitalizations and Mortality After Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Feb; 6 (2):130-139
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  21. Grace SL, Medina-Inojosa JR, Thomas RJ, Krause H, Vickers-Douglas KS, Palmer BA, Lopez-Jimenez F. Antidepressant Use by Class: Association with Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Psychother Psychosom. 2018; 87 (2):85-94 Epub 2018 Mar 13
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  22. Hussain N, Gersh BJ, Gonzalez Carta K, Sydo N, Lopez-Jimenez F, Kopecky SL, Thomas RJ, Asirvatham SJ, Allison TG. Impact of Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Frequency of Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, and All-Cause Mortality. Am J Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1; 121 (1):41-49 Epub 2017 Nov 13
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  23. Jimenez-Navarro MF, Lopez-Jimenez F, Perez-Belmonte LM, Lennon RJ, Diaz-Melean C, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Goel K, Crusan D, Prasad A, Squires RW, Thomas RJ. Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Oct 11; 6 (10)
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  24. Supervia M, Medina-Inojosa JR, Yeung C, Lopez-Jimenez F, Squires RW, Perez-Terzic CM, Brewer LC, Leth SE, Thomas RJ. Cardiac Rehabilitation for Women: A Systematic Review of Barriers and Solutions. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Mar 13 [Epub ahead of print]
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  25. Bargehr J, Thomas CS, Oken KR, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F, Trejo-Gutierrez JF. Predictors of Suboptimal Gain in Exercise Capacity After Cardiac Rehabilitation. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Mar 1; 119 (5):687-691 Epub 2016 Aug 24
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  26. Ades PA, Keteyian SJ, Wright JS, Hamm LF, Lui K, Newlin K, Shepard DS, Thomas RJ. Increasing Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation From 20% to 70%: A Road Map From the Million Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Feb; 92 (2):234-242 Epub 2016 Nov 15
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  27. Craner J, Douglas KV, Dierkhising R, Hathaway J, Goel K, Thomas RJ. Associations of baseline depressed mood and happiness with subsequent well-being in cardiac patients. Soc Sci Med. 2017 Feb; 174:209-212 Epub 2016 Dec 29
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  28. Brewer LC, Kaihoi B, Schaepe K, Zarling K, Squires RW, Thomas RJ, Kopecky S. Patient-perceived acceptability of a virtual world-based cardiac rehabilitation program. Digit Health. 2017 Jan-Dec; 3:2055207617705548 Epub 2017 Apr 24
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  29. Kureshi F, Kennedy KF, Jones PG, Thomas RJ, Arnold SV, Sharma P, Fendler T, Buchanan DM, Qintar M, Ho PM, Nallamothu BK, Oldridge NB, Spertus JA. Association Between Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation and Health Status Outcomes After Acute Myocardial Infarction. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Dec 1; 1 (9):980-988
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  30. Babu AS, Lopez-Jimenez F, Thomas RJ, Isaranuwatchai W, Herdy AH, Hoch JS, Grace SL, in conjunction with the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR). Advocacy for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation globally. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Sep 6; 16:471 Epub 2016 Sept 06
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  31. Pack QR, Lahr BD, Squires RW, Lopez-Jimenez F, Greason KL, Michelena HI, Goel K, Thomas RJ. Survey Reported Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Survival After Mitral or Aortic Valve Surgery. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jun 15; 117 (12):1985-91 Epub 2016 Apr 05
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  32. Oldridge NB, Pakosh MT, Thomas RJ. Cardiac rehabilitation in low- and middle-income countries: a review on cost and cost-effectiveness. Int Health. 2016 Mar; 8 (2):77-82 Epub 2015 July 24
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  33. Rosenbaum AN, Kremers WK, Schirger JA, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Allison TG, Daly RC, Kushwaha SS, Edwards BS. Association Between Early Cardiac Rehabilitation and Long-term Survival in Cardiac Transplant Recipients. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Feb; 91 (2):149-56
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  34. Singh M, Jensen MD, Lerman A, Kushwaha S, Rihal CS, Gersh BJ, Behfar A, Tchkonia T, Thomas RJ, Lennon RJ, Keenan LR, Moore AG, Kirkland JL. Effect of Low-Dose Rapamycin on Senescence Markers and Physical Functioning in Older Adults with Coronary Artery Disease: Results of a Pilot Study. J Frailty Aging. 2016; 5 (4):204-207
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  35. Zhang Z, Pack Q, Squires RW, Lopez-Jimenez F, Yu L, Thomas RJ. Availability and characteristics of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in China. Heart Asia. 2016; 8 (2):9-12 Epub 2016 June 07
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  36. Pack QR, Squires RW, Valdez-Lowe C, Mansour M, Thomas RJ, Keteyian SJ. Employment Status and Participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation: DOES ENCOURAGING EARLIER ENROLLMENT IMPROVE ATTENDANCE? J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2015 Nov-Dec; 35 (6):390-8
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  37. Pack QR, Squires RW, Lopez-Jimenez F, Lichtman SW, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Lindenauer PK, Thomas RJ. Participation Rates, Process Monitoring, and Quality Improvement Among Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs in the United States: A NATIONAL SURVEY. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2015 May-Jun; 35 (3):173-80
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  38. Brewer LC, Kaihoi B, Zarling KK, Squires RW, Thomas R, Kopecky S. The use of virtual world-based cardiac rehabilitation to encourage healthy lifestyle choices among cardiac patients: intervention development and pilot study protocol. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Apr 8; 4 (2):e39 Epub 2015 Apr 08
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  39. Pack QR, Dudycha KJ, Roschen KP, Thomas RJ, Squires RW. Safety of early enrollment into outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after open heart surgery. Am J Cardiol. 2015 Feb 15; 115(4):548-52. Epub 2014 Nov 29.
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  40. Sochor O, Lennon RJ, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Bresnahan JF, Croghan I, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F, Pack Q, Thomas RJ. Trends and predictors of smoking cessation after percutaneous coronary intervention (from Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1999 to 2010). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Feb 15; 115(4):405-10. Epub 2014 Nov 28.
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  41. Goel K, Pack QR, Lahr B, Greason KL, Lopez-Jimenez F, Squires RW, Zhang Z, Thomas RJ. Cardiac rehabilitation is associated with reduced long-term mortality in patients undergoing combined heart valve and CABG surgery. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015 Feb; 22: (2)159-68.
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  42. Thirapatarapong W, Thomas RJ, Pack Q, Sharma S, Squires RW. Commercial insurance coverage for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure in the United States. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Nov-Dec; 34(6):386-9.
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  43. Midence L, Mola A, Terzic CM, Thomas RJ, Grace SL. Ethnocultural diversity in cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Nov-Dec; 34: (6)437-44.
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  44. Alsara O, Reeves RK, Pyfferoen MD, Trenary TL, Engen DJ, Vitse ML, Kessler SM, Kushwaha SS, Clavell AL, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F, Park SJ, Perez-Terzic CM. Inpatient rehabilitation outcomes for patients receiving left ventricular assist device. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Oct; 93: (10)860-8.
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  45. Pack QR, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Thomas RJ, Ades PA, West CP, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. The prognostic importance of weight loss in coronary artery disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Oct; 89 (10):1368-77 Epub 2014 Sept 08
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  46. Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Pack QR, Somers VK, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Sochor O, Allison TG, Lopez-Jimenez F. Diagnostic performance of skinfold method to identify obesity as measured by air displacement plethysmography in cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Sep-Oct; 34(5):335-42.
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  47. Dhoble A, Lahr BD, Allison TG, Bailey KR, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F, Kullo IJ, Gupta B, Kopecky SL. Predicting long-term cardiovascular risk using the mayo clinic cardiovascular risk score in a referral population. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 1; 114(5):704-10. Epub 2014 Jun 19
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  48. Kullo IJ, Trejo-Gutierrez JF, Lopez-Jimenez F, Thomas RJ, Allison TG, Mulvagh SL, Arruda-Olson AM, Hayes SN, Pollak AW, Kopecky SL, Hurst RT. A perspective on the New American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Sep; 89(9):1244-56. Epub 2014 Aug 12.
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  49. Lopez-Jimenez F, Simha V, Thomas RJ, Allison TG, Basu A, Fernandes R, Hurst RT, Kopecky SL, Kullo IJ, Mulvagh SL, Thompson WG, Trejo-Gutierrez JF, Wright RS. A summary and critical assessment of the 2013 ACC/AHA guideline on the treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in adults: filling the gaps. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014 Sep; 89(9):1257-78. Epub 2014 Aug 12.
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  50. Pack QR, Squires RW, Lopez-Jimenez F, Lichtman SW, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Zysek VN, Thomas RJ. The current and potential capacity for cardiac rehabilitation utilization in the United States. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Sep-Oct; 34: (5)318-26.
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  51. Alsara O, Perez-Terzic C, Squires RW, Dandamudi S, Miranda WR, Park SJ, Thomas RJ. Is exercise training safe and beneficial in patients receiving left ventricular assist device therapy? J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Jul-Aug; 34(4):233-40.
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  52. Keteyian SJ, Squires RW, Ades PA, Thomas RJ. Incorporating patients with chronic heart failure into outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: practical recommendations for exercise and self-care counseling-a clinical review. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Jul-Aug; 34(4):223-32.
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  53. Dunlay SM, Pack QR, Thomas RJ, Killian JM, Roger VL. Participation in cardiac rehabilitation, readmissions, and death after acute myocardial infarction. Am J Med. 2014 Jun; 127 (6):538-46 Epub 2014 Feb 18
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  54. Dhoble A, Enriquez-Sarano M, Kopecky SL, Abdelmoneim SS, Cruz P, Thomas RJ, Allison TG. Cardiopulmonary responses to exercise and its utility in patients with aortic stenosis. Am J Cardiol. 2014 May 15; 113 (10):1711-6 Epub 2014 Mar 02
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  55. Thomas RJ, Chiu JS, Goff DC Jr, King M, Lahr B, Lichtman SW, Lui K, Pack QR, Shahriary M. Reliability of abstracting performance measures: results of the cardiac rehabilitation referral and reliability (CR3) project. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 May-Jun; 34 (3):172-9
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  56. Thomas RJ, Denna T. The role of cardiac rehabilitation following acute coronary syndromes. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014; 16 (10):534
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  57. Cullen MW, Thomas RJ, Behrenbeck TR. Weight change after a one-time preventive cardiology clinic visit. Minerva Cardioangiol. 2013 Dec; 61(6):665-73.
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  58. Abudiab M, Aijaz B, Konecny T, Kopecky SL, Squires RW, Thomas RJ, Allison TG. Use of functional aerobic capacity based on stress testing to predict outcomes in normal, overweight, and obese patients. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Dec; 88(12):1427-34.
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  59. Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Somers VK, Heath AL, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Sochor O, Lopez-Jimenez F. Effect of a lifestyle therapy program using cardiac rehabilitation resources on metabolic syndrome components. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Nov-Dec; 33 (6):360-70
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  60. Howell LA, Clark SM, Dierkhising RA, Thomas RJ, Vickers KS. Predicting patient expectations about survival following cardiac events. Am J Health Behav. 2013 Nov; 37(6):800-6.
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  61. Suresh R, Chiriac A, Goel K, Villarraga HR, Lopez-Jimenez F, Thomas RJ, Terzic A, Nelson TJ, Perez-Terzic C. CXCR4+ and FLK-1+ identify circulating cells associated with improved cardiac function in patients following myocardial infarction. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2013 Oct; 6 (5):787-97 Epub 2013 Aug 10
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  62. Pack QR, Goel K, Lahr BD, Greason KL, Squires RW, Lopez-Jimenez F, Zhang Z, Thomas RJ. Participation in cardiac rehabilitation and survival after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a community-based study. Circulation. 2013 Aug 6; 128(6):590-7. Epub 2013 Jul 08.
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  63. Thomas RJ, Goel K, Jumean M, Mullany C, Lahr B, Gibbons R. Short- and long-term impact of an inpatient quality improvement initiative: results of the CABG-GAP Practice Improvement Project. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(4):212-9.
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  64. Pack QR, Johnson LL, Barr LM, Daniels SR, Wolter AD, Squires RW, Perez-Terzic CM, Thomas RJ. Improving cardiac rehabilitation attendance and completion through quality improvement activities and a motivational program. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 May-Jun; 33 (3):153-9
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  65. Pack QR, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Thomas RJ, Squires RW, Johnson L, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Diagnostic performance of weight loss to predict body fatness improvement in cardiac rehabilitation patients. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Mar-Apr; 33(2):68-76.
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  66. Coutinho T, Goel K, Correa de Sa D, Carter RE, Hodge DO, Kragelund C, Kanaya AM, Zeller M, Park JS, Kober L, Torp-Pedersen C, Cottin Y, Lorgis L, Lee SH, Kim YJ, Thomas R, Roger VL, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Combining body mass index with measures of central obesity in the assessment of mortality in subjects with coronary disease: role of "normal weight central obesity". J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Feb 5; 61(5):553-60.
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  67. Cortes-Bergoderi M, Lopez-Jimenez F, Herdy AH, Zeballos C, Anchique C, Santibanez C, Burdiat G, Gonzalez G, Gonzalez K, Finizola B, Fernandez R, Paniagua M, Thomas RJ, Gonzalez-Moreno J, Rodriguez-Escudero JP, Perez-Terzic C. Availability and characteristics of cardiovascular rehabilitation programs in South America. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Jan-Feb; 33: (1)33-41.
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  68. Hamm LF, Wenger NK, Arena R, Forman DE, Lavie CJ, Miller TD, Thomas RJ. Cardiac rehabilitation and cardiovascular disability: role in assessment and improving functional capacity: a position statement from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Jan-Feb; 33(1):1-11.
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  69. Li J, Flammer AJ, Reriani MK, Matsuo Y, Gulati R, Friedman PA, Thomas RJ, Sandhu NP, Lerman LO, Lerman A. High leukocyte count is associated with peripheral vascular dysfunction in individuals with low cardiovascular risk. Circ J. 2013; 77(3):780-5. Epub 2012 Dec 6
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  70. King M, Bittner V, Josephson R, Lui K, Thomas RJ, Williams MA, American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American Heart Association. Medical director responsibilities for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs: 2012 update: a statement for health care professionals from the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2012 Nov-Dec; 32(6):410-9.
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  71. Li J, Flammer AJ, Lennon RJ, Nelson RE, Gulati R, Friedman PA, Thomas RJ, Sandhu NP, Hua Q, Lerman LO, Lerman A. Comparison of the effect of the metabolic syndrome and multiple traditional cardiovascular risk factors on vascular function. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Oct; 87 (10):968-75 Epub 2012 Sept 12
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  72. Zhang Z, Thomas RJ, Qi G. Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Standard of Care for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Part One. Advances in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2012 Sept; 33(5):601-604.
  73. Zhang Z, Thomas RJ, Qi G. Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Standard of Care for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Part Two. Advances in Cardiovascular Diseases. 2012 Sept; 33(5):605-608.
  74. Cortes-Bergoderi M, Thomas RJ, Albuquerque FN, Batsis JA, Burdiat G, Perez-Terzic C, Perez-Terzic C, Trejo-Gutierrez J, Lopez-Jimenez F. Validity of cardiovascular risk prediction models in Latin America and among Hispanics in the United States of America: a systematic review. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012 Aug; 32 (2):131-9
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  75. Jumean MF, Korenfeld Y, Somers VK, Vickers KS, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F. Impact of diagnosing metabolic syndrome on risk perception. Am J Health Behav. 2012 Jul; 36(4):522-32.
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  76. Dhoble A, Sarano ME, Kopecky SL, Thomas RJ, Hayes CL, Allison TG. Safety of symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with aortic stenosis. Am J Med. 2012 Jul; 125(7):704-8. Epub 2012 May 03.
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  77. Thomas RJ. Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Key Link in the Cardiovascular Continuum of Care. Treatment Strategies - Cardiology. 2012; 4(1).
  78. Hofer S, Saleem A, Stone J, Thomas R, Tulloch H, Oldridge N. The MacNew Heart Disease Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire in patients with angina and patients with ischemic heart failure. Value Health. 2012 Jan; 15(1):143-50. Epub 2011 Sep 15.
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  79. Li J, Flammer AJ, Nelson RE, Gulati R, Friedman PA, Thomas RJ, Sandhu NP, Reriani MK, Lerman LO, Lerman A. Normal vascular function as a prerequisite for the absence of coronary calcification in patients free of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Circ J. 2012; 76 (11):2705-10 Epub 2012 July 31
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  80. King M, Bittner V, Josephson R, Lui K, Thomas RJ, Williams MA. Medical director responsibilities for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs: 2012 update: A statement for health care professionals from the American association of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2012; 126(21):2535-43.
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  81. Sert-Kuniyoshi FH, Squires RW, Korenfeld YK, Somers VK, Pusalavidyasagar S, Caples SM, Johnson LL, Thomas RJ, Lopez-Jimenez F. Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation: feasibility and results. Sleep Med. 2011 Oct; 12(9):924-7. Epub 2011 Oct 05.
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  82. Weingarten MN, Salz KA, Thomas RJ, Squires RW. Rates of enrollment for men and women referred to outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2011 Jul-Aug; 31 (4):217-22
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  83. Goel K, Lennon RJ, Tilbury RT, Squires RW, Thomas RJ. Impact of cardiac rehabilitation on mortality and cardiovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention in the community. Circulation. 2011 May 31; 123: (21)2344-52.
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  84. Coutinho T, Goel K, Correa de Sa D, Kragelund C, Kanaya AM, Zeller M, Park JS, Kober L, Torp-Pedersen C, Cottin Y, Lorgis L, Lee SH, Kim YJ, Thomas R, Roger VL, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Central obesity and survival in subjects with coronary artery disease: a systematic review of the literature and collaborative analysis with individual subject data. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 May 10; 57 (19):1877-86
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