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Thomas Henry Lee Jr., M.D.

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  1. R01HS008302 (JOHNSON, PAULA A) Sep 1, 1996 - Nov 1, 2001
    AHRQ
    CARDIAC PROCEDURE USE: A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R01HS006452 (LEE, THOMAS H) Jul 1, 1990 - Apr 30, 1994
    AHRQ
    OUTCOMES OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR CHEST PAIN
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R03HS005927 (LEE, THOMAS H) Jul 1, 1988 - Jun 30, 1989
    AHRQ
    RESOURCE UTILIZATION FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CHEST PAIN
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. K08HL001796 (LEE, THOMAS H) Jul 1, 1985 - Jun 30, 1990
    NIH/NHLBI
    PROGNOSTIC STRATIFICATION OF ACUTE CHEST PAIN PATIENTS
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Chang S, Lee TH. Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine. N Engl J Med. 2018 Nov 22; 379(21):1983-1985. PMID: 30462934.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Lee TH. Point of View: Plunge in Rather Than Resist Transparency. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 09 01; 43(17):1217. PMID: 29916955.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Duffy S, Lee TH. In-Person Health Care as Option B. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jan 11; 378(2):104-106. PMID: 29320653.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Obermeyer Z, Lee TH. Lost in Thought - The Limits of the Human Mind and the Future of Medicine. N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 28; 377(13):1209-1211. PMID: 28953443.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Ryu J, Lee TH. The Waiting Game - Why Providers May Fail to Reduce Wait Times. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 15; 376(24):2309-2311. PMID: 28614684.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Connolly C, Lee TH. The Committed Perspective - Policy Principles for Regional Health Plans. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 18; 376(20):1903-1905. PMID: 28514608.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Groff AC, Colla CH, Lee TH. Days Spent at Home - A Patient-Centered Goal and Outcome. N Engl J Med. 2016 Oct 27; 375(17):1610-1612. PMID: 27783911.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Hamedani A, Safdar B, Aaronson E, Lee TH. Patient Experience Must Move Beyond Bad Apples. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Dec 20; 165(12):869-870. PMID: 27750283.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Porter ME, Lee TH. From Volume to Value in Health Care: The Work Begins. JAMA. 2016 Sep 13; 316(10):1047-8. PMID: 27623459.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Lee TH. Coming Back from the Dead. N Engl J Med. 2016 Aug 11; 375(6):507-9. PMID: 27509099.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Lee TH. Zero Pain Is Not the Goal. JAMA. 2016 Apr 19; 315(15):1575-7. PMID: 26978460.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  12. Porter ME, Larsson S, Lee TH. Standardizing Patient Outcomes Measurement. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 11; 374(6):504-6. PMID: 26863351.
    Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Dafny LS, Lee TH. The good merger. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 28; 372(22):2077-9. PMID: 26017820.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  14. Porter ME, Lee TH. Why strategy matters now. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 30; 372(18):1681-4. PMID: 25923546.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    
  15. Lee TH. Time-limited vs unlimited physician certification--reply. JAMA. 2015 Mar 17; 313(11):1167-8. PMID: 25781453.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Lee TH. Performance metrics as drivers of quality: getting to second gear. Circulation. 2015 Mar 17; 131(11):967-8. PMID: 25688145.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Chandra A, Khullar D, Lee TH. Addressing the challenge of gray-zone medicine. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 15; 372(3):203-5. PMID: 25587945.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Lee TH. Certifying the good physician: a work in progress. JAMA. 2014 Dec 10; 312(22):2340-2. PMID: 25490322.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Cassel CK, Conway PH, Delbanco SF, Jha AK, Saunders RS, Lee TH. Getting more performance from performance measurement. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 04; 371(23):2145-7. PMID: 25470691.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Blumenthal D, Compton-Phillips A, Cosgrove DM, Curfman GD, Delbanco T, Lee TH, Lee VS, Lipstein SH, Nath PA, Rosenthal MB. Innovation in health care leadership. N Engl J Med. 2014 Oct 30; 371(18):e26. PMID: 25317744.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  21. Sayer C, Lee TH. Time after time--health policy implications of a three-generation case study. N Engl J Med. 2014 Oct 02; 371(14):1273-6. PMID: 25271599.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Seltzer SE, Lee TH. The transformation of diagnostic radiology in the ACO era. JAMA. 2014 Jul 16; 312(3):227-8. PMID: 25027135.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Lee TH. The word that shall not be spoken. N Engl J Med. 2013 Nov 07; 369(19):1777-9. PMID: 24195546.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Seddon N, Lee TH. Envy--a strategy for reform. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 13; 368(24):2245-7. PMID: 23758230.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Biller-Andorno N, Lee TH. Ethical physician incentives--from carrots and sticks to shared purpose. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 14; 368(11):980-2. PMID: 23484824.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
  26. Song Z, Lee TH. The era of delivery system reform begins. JAMA. 2013 Jan 02; 309(1):35-6. PMID: 23280220; PMCID: PMC3557522.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Watson AJ, Singh K, Myint-U K, Grant RW, Jethwani K, Murachver E, Harris K, Lee TH, Kvedar JC. Evaluating a web-based self-management program for employees with hypertension and prehypertension: a randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2012 Oct; 164(4):625-31. PMID: 23067923.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Lee T, Lee R. Ask the doctors. I am a 67-year-old woman with high blood pressure. Two weeks ago, I felt some chest pressure and went to the emergency department. The pain cleared up when they gave me an antacid. My EKG and blood tests were normal. The doctor thought my pain might be due to acid in my esophagus. But when my own doctor sent me for an exercise test, I got chest pain after about five minutes, and the cardiologist said my EKG showed abnormalities that are strongly suggestive of coronary disease. She prescribed a beta blocker and suggested cardiac catheterization. Do you agree with this? Harv Heart Lett. 2012 Oct; 23(2):2. PMID: 23437461.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Lee TH, Bothe A, Steele GD. How Geisinger structures its physicians' compensation to support improvements in quality, efficiency, and volume. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Sep; 31(9):2068-73. PMID: 22949457.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Lee T, Lee R. Ask the doctors. I am a 62-year-old female with no chronic health problems, but I am about 10 pounds overweight. My new doctor wants to put me on a statin immediately. My total cholesterol is 187: my LDL is 129, my HDL is 47, and my triglycerides are 55. He is concerned because my father died of a heart attack from coronary artery disease. The doctor wants my HDL to be above 60 and my LDL to be below 100. Could this result be achieved by weight loss, dietary changes, and exercise alone? If not, which statin would you recommend? Harv Heart Lett. 2012 Aug; 22(12):2. PMID: 23025019.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Lee TH. Care redesign--a path forward for providers. N Engl J Med. 2012 Aug 02; 367(5):466-72. PMID: 22839740.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Lee TH, Goldman L. Letter by Lee and Goldman regarding article, "Development and validation of a risk calculator for prediction of cardiac risk after surgery". Circulation. 2012 Feb 21; 125(7):e385; author reply e386. PMID: 22354985.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Sequist TD, Morong SM, Marston A, Keohane CA, Cook EF, Orav EJ, Lee TH. Electronic risk alerts to improve primary care management of chest pain: a randomized, controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Apr; 27(4):438-44. PMID: 21993999; PMCID: PMC3304044.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Allen AS, Orav EJ, Lee TH, Sequist TD. Clinician personality and the evaluation of higher-risk patient symptoms. J Patient Saf. 2011 Sep; 7(3):122-6. PMID: 21738072.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Gandhi TK, Zuccotti G, Lee TH. Incomplete care--on the trail of flaws in the system. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 11; 365(6):486-8. PMID: 21830964.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Taitz JM, Lee TH, Sequist TD. A framework for engaging physicians in quality and safety. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Sep; 21(9):722-8. PMID: 21757468.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Lee TH. Putting the value framework to work. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 23; 363(26):2481-3. PMID: 21142527.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Bero CL, Lee TH. Achieving meaningful use: a health system perspective. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Dec; 16(12 Suppl HIT):SP9-12. PMID: 21314229.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Lee TH, Casalino LP, Fisher ES, Wilensky GR. Creating accountable care organizations. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 07; 363(15):e23. PMID: 20925537.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  40. Gandhi TK, Lee TH. Patient safety beyond the hospital. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 09; 363(11):1001-3. PMID: 20825311.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. Murphy MK, Brady TJ, Nasir K, Gazelle GS, Bamberg F, Truong QA, Mamuya WS, Abbara S, Lee TH, Blankstein R. Appropriateness and utilization of cardiac CT: implications for development of future criteria. J Nucl Cardiol. 2010 Oct; 17(5):881-9. PMID: 20552311.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. When I attempt to go into the outdoor pool at my beach club, I gasp for breath, get dizzy and light-headed, and have to get out. Several years ago, I read an article that some people who are very sensitive to cold water may sustain a heart attack from submersion into cold water. Is this a possibility? Harv Health Lett. 2010 May; 35(7):4. PMID: 20589961.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Lee TH. Turning doctors into leaders. Harv Bus Rev. 2010 Apr; 88(4):50-8. PMID: 20402055.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Blankstein R, Murphy MK, Nasir K, Gazelle GS, Batlle JC, Al-Mallah M, Shturman L, Hoffmann U, Cury RC, Abbara S, Brady TJ, Lee TH. Perceived usefulness of cardiac computed tomography as assessed by referring physicians and its effect on patient management. Am J Cardiol. 2010 May 01; 105(9):1246-53. PMID: 20403474.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Lee T. Ask the doctor. Six months after having my knee replaced (at age 88!), I developed a cardiac arrhythmia. I know of this happening to several other people, including a friend who developed an arrhythmia two months after having his hip replaced at age 76. Does joint replacement surgery often cause heart rhythm problems? Harv Heart Lett. 2010 Mar; 20(7):8. PMID: 20589996.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Lee T. Ask the doctor. I like sports, and now that I am in my 60s and have had some trouble with my heart, I mainly enjoy them on television. My family sees how excited I sometimes get watching a game and they worry that it is bad for my heart. I think they are going overboard. Can you tell my family to relax so I can enjoy the Super Bowl in peace? Harv Heart Lett. 2010 Feb; 20(6):8. PMID: 20380022.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Lee TH. Health reform requires confronting myths. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2010; 73(1):36-7. PMID: 20178204.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I am currently on Coumadin because I had atrial fibrillation after my bypass, Plavix because of my stent, and a baby aspirin. Why do I need to take three blood thinners? Harv Health Lett. 2009 Oct; 34(12):8. PMID: 19927388.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Roukis TS, Hyer CF, Philbin TM, Berlet GC, Lee TH. Complications associated with autogenous bone marrow aspirate harvest from the lower extremity: an observational cohort study. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009 Nov-Dec; 48(6):668-71. PMID: 19857823.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  50. Bohmer RM, Lee TH. The shifting mission of health care delivery organizations. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 06; 361(6):551-3. PMID: 19657119.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
  51. Lee TH, Ferris TG. Pay for performance: a work in progress. Circulation. 2009 Jun 16; 119(23):2965-6. PMID: 19487591.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Tang PC, Lee TH. Your doctor's office or the Internet? Two paths to personal health records. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 26; 360(13):1276-8. PMID: 19321866.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Lee TH, Kantoff PW, McNaughton-Collins MF. Screening for prostate cancer. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 26; 360(13):e18. PMID: 19297563.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Richard AJ, Lee CI, Richard MG, Oo EK, Lee T, Stock L. Essential trauma management training: addressing service delivery needs in active conflict zones in eastern Myanmar. Hum Resour Health. 2009 Mar 03; 7:19. PMID: 19257894; PMCID: PMC2657773.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  55. Lee TH, Hillis LD, Nabel EG. CABG vs. stenting--clinical implications of the SYNTAX trial. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 19; 360(8):e10. PMID: 19228613.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Shrank WH, Choudhry NK, Solomon DH, Snedden TM, Lee TH, Glynn RJ, Brown TV, Jolda C, Spetman M, Brookhart MA, Schneeweiss S, Avorn J. Rationale and design of the Study Assessing the Effect of Cardiovascular Medications Provided as Low-cost, Evidence-based Generic Samples (SAMPLES) trial. Am Heart J. 2009 Apr; 157(4):613-9. PMID: 19332186; PMCID: PMC2683845.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Lee TH, Mongan JJ, Oberlander J, Rosenthal MB. Health care and the recession. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 22; 360(4):e5. PMID: 19164182.
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  58. Scheffler R, Bodenheimer T, Lombardo P, Starfield B, Morris W, Treadway K, Woodson G, Goroll AH, Hartstein A, Lee TH. The future of primary care--the community responds. N Engl J Med. 2008 Dec 18; 359(25):2636-9. PMID: 19092149.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Lee TH, Bodenheimer T, Goroll AH, Starfield B, Treadway K. Perspective roundtable: redesigning primary care. N Engl J Med. 2008 Nov 13; 359(20):e24. PMID: 19005187.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    
  60. Lee TH. The future of primary care: the need for reinvention. N Engl J Med. 2008 Nov 13; 359(20):2085-6. PMID: 19005189.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  61. Baker CD, Caplan A, Davis K, Dentzer S, Epstein AM, Frist B, Galvin RS, King-Shaw RJ, Lee TH, Oberlander JB, Rosenbaum S, Schroeder SA, Tuckson RV. Health of the nation--coverage for all Americans. N Engl J Med. 2008 Aug 21; 359(8):777-80. PMID: 18716294.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Lee TH, Emanuel EJ. Tier 4 drugs and the fraying of the social compact. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 24; 359(4):333-5. PMID: 18650510.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Krumholz HM, Lee TH. Redefining quality--implications of recent clinical trials. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 12; 358(24):2537-9. PMID: 18539915.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Mongan JJ, Ferris TG, Lee TH. Options for slowing the growth of health care costs. N Engl J Med. 2008 Apr 03; 358(14):1509-14. PMID: 18385503.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Mongan JM, Ferris TA, Lee TH. Options for controlling healthcare costs. N Engl J Med (in press). 2008.
  66. Lee TH. Guidelines. a. Electrocardiography. pp 190-194 b. Exercise stress testing. pp 220-226 c. Use of echocardiography. pp 314-326 d. Nuclear cardiology. (with Udelson JE) pp 389-392 e. Appropriateness guidelines: cardiovascular magnetic resonance. pp 412-415 f. Appropriateness guidelines: cardiac computed tomography. pp 436-438 g. Coronary arteriography. Pp 501-508 h. Management of heart failure. pp 657-664 i. Ambulatory electrocardiography and electrophysiological testing. pp 823-830 j. Cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. pp 854-862 k. Atrial fibrillation. pp 923-932 l. Treatment of hypertension. pp 1068-1070 m. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction. pp 1314-1318 n. Unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. pp 1344-1352 o. Chronic stable angina. (with Morrow DA) pp 1405-1418 p. Percutaneous coronary and valvular intervention. pp 1449-1456 q. Management of valvular heart disease. (with Bonow RO) pp 1693-1712 r. Infective endocarditis. pp 1734-1738 s. Pregnancy and heart disease. pp 1979-1982 t. Reducing cardiac risk with noncardiac surgery. pp 2028-2032 . In: Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, Braunwald E. Braunwald’s Heart Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2008.
  67. Lee TH. Measurement and improvement of quality of cardiovascular care. In: Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, Braunwald E. Braunwald’s Heart Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2008; 49-56.
  68. Cannon CP, Lee TH. Approach to the patient with chest pain. In: Libby P, Bonow RO, Mann DL, Zipes DP, Braunwald E. Braunwald’s Heart Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2008; 1195-1206.
  69. Milstein A, Lee TH. Comparing physicians on efficiency. N Engl J Med. 2007 Dec 27; 357(26):2649-52. PMID: 18160682.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Lee TH. Eulogy for a quality measure. N Engl J Med. 2007 Sep 20; 357(12):1175-7. PMID: 17881749.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  71. Lee T. Ask the doctor. I was recently admitted to the hospital in the middle of the night with chest pain. When the doctors took my blood pressure, they found that it was much lower in my right arm than in my left. They rushed me in for a CT scan, saying they were looking for a "tear." Fortunately, there wasn't one, and the next day I underwent angioplasty. What was this tear they were worried about? Harv Heart Lett. 2007 Sep; 18(1):8. PMID: 18210633.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  72. Lee TH. Pay for performance, version 2.0? N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 09; 357(6):531-3. PMID: 17687128.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Lee TH, Torchiana DF, Lock JE. Is zero the ideal death rate? N Engl J Med. 2007 Jul 12; 357(2):111-3. PMID: 17625122.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Lee TH, Lock J, Torchiana D. Is zero the ideal mortality rate?. N Engl J Med. 2007; 357:111-113.
  75. Milstein A, Lee TH. Measuring physician efficiency – core issues. N Engl J Med. 2007; 357:2649-2652.
  76. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I'm an 86-year-old man with type 2 diabetes. I get my eyes checked, eat carefully, and test my blood sugar. I exercise in the gym three times a week and still play tennis once a week. Recently, I read new studies that say type 2 diabetes may be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. It scared the heck out of me. What do you think? Harv Health Lett. 2006 Dec; 32(2):8. PMID: 17297730.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Sequist TD, Marshall R, Lampert S, Buechler EJ, Lee TH. Missed opportunities in the primary care management of early acute ischemic heart disease. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Nov 13; 166(20):2237-43. PMID: 17101942.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Lee T. Ask the doctor. I'm worried that someday I will confuse my heartburn with my angina or a heart attack and end up in the emergency room for nothing. How do I tell the difference? Harv Heart Lett. 2006 Mar; 16(7):8. PMID: 19663034.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. Lee TH, Mongan JJ. Are healthcare’s problems incurable? One integrated delivery system’s program for transforming its care. The Brookings Institution. web access: http://www.brook.edu/views/papers/20061215_lee.htm. 2006.
  80. Mongan JJ, Mechanic R, Lee TH. Transforming U.S. health care: policy challenges affecting the integration and improvement of care. The Brookings Institution. web access: http://www.brook.edu/views/papers/20061215_mongan.htm. 2006.
  81. Lee TH. Can we cross the quality chasm? The case for realistic optimism. Am Heart Hosp J. 2006; 4(1):16-9. PMID: 16470098.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Lee TH, Zapert K. Do high-deductible health plans threaten quality of care? N Engl J Med. 2005 Sep 22; 353(12):1202-4. PMID: 16177246.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I haven't had such good luck with my heart--a heart attack ten years ago and angioplasty with two stents inserted last year. Would it make sense for me to have a yearly stress test? If I had been doing that after my heart attack, maybe my doctor would have seen the blockage and we could have done something about it earlier. Harv Heart Lett. 2005 Aug; 15(12):8. PMID: 16200673.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. In a new study I heard about, people who had leaky mitral valves but no symptoms benefited from an operation to fix the valve. Many of the people in the study had mitral valve prolapse, as I do, but my doctor says I don't have a heart murmur. Would surgery help me? Harv Heart Lett. 2005 May; 15(9):8. PMID: 15898152.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I am 86 and have atrial fibrillation. I started taking warfarin to avoid blood clots, but right away developed a very high bleeding time and needed to be hospitalized. I don't want to go through that again. Is there another approach for me? Harv Heart Lett. 2005 May; 15(9):8. PMID: 15900620.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Mongan JJ, Lee TH. Do we really want broad access to health care? N Engl J Med. 2005 Mar 24; 352(12):1260-3. PMID: 15788505.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Lee TH. Quiet in the library. N Engl J Med. 2005 Mar 17; 352(11):1068. PMID: 15784662.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  88. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. Sometime soon I will need to have my aortic valve replaced. I like the fact that mechanical valves last longer than biological valves, but I don't like the fact that they require you to take the blood thinner Coumadin to prevent blood clots. I have heard that one of the new mechanical valves won't require Coumadin, just aspirin. Is that so? Harv Heart Lett. 2005 Mar; 15(7):8. PMID: 15816080.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  89. Sequist TD, Bates DW, Cook EF, Lampert S, Schaefer M, Wright J, Sato L, Lee TH. Prediction of missed myocardial infarction among symptomatic outpatients without coronary heart disease. Am Heart J. 2005 Jan; 149(1):74-81. PMID: 15660037.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Lee TH. Rationing influenza vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2004 Dec 02; 351(23):2365-6. PMID: 15575049.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  91. Lee TH. Exercise training reduced ischemic events more than percutaneous coronary intervention in stable coronary artery disease. ACP J Club. 2004 Nov-Dec; 141(3):58. PMID: 15518442.
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  92. Murff HJ, Orav EJ, Lee TH, Bates DW, Fairchild DG. Patient satisfaction profiling of individual physicians: impact of panel status. J Eval Clin Pract. 2004 Nov; 10(4):553-61. PMID: 15482419.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  93. Rinfret S, Goldman L, Polanczyk CA, Cook EF, Lee TH. Value of immediate postoperative electrocardiogram to update risk stratification after major noncardiac surgery. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Oct 15; 94(8):1017-22. PMID: 15476615.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  94. Morimoto T, Fukui T, Lee TH, Matsui K. Application of U.S. guidelines in other countries: aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events in Japan. Am J Med. 2004 Oct 01; 117(7):459-68. PMID: 15464702.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  95. Polanczyk CA, Lee TH. ST depression as a long-term risk predictor in the era of invasive management of coronary syndromes. Am J Med. 2004 Aug 01; 117(3):200-1. PMID: 15300971.
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  96. Brennan TA, Lee TH. Allergic to generics. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Jul 20; 141(2):126-30. PMID: 15262668.
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  97. Lee TH, Meyer GS, Brennan TA. A middle ground on public accountability. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jun 03; 350(23):2409-12. PMID: 15175444.
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  98. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. Because I take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin), my doctor said I shouldn't take aspirin. Aren't there any anti-inflammatory drugs I can take for my arthritis that won't increase my chances of a bleeding problem? Harv Heart Lett. 2004 Apr; 14(8):8. PMID: 15100089.
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  99. Fitzgerald JD, Orav EJ, Lee TH, Marcantonio ER, Poss R, Goldman L, Mangione CM. Patient quality of life during the 12 months following joint replacement surgery. Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Feb 15; 51(1):100-9. PMID: 14872462.
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  100. Lee TH. Getting to the heart of the question. Harv Health Lett. 2004 Feb; 29(4):3. PMID: 14980875.
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  101. Epstein AM, Lee TH, Hamel MB. Paying physicians for high-quality care. N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 22; 350(4):406-10. PMID: 14736934.
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  102. Lee TH. "Me-too" products--friend or foe? N Engl J Med. 2004 Jan 15; 350(3):211-2. PMID: 14724297.
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  103. Lee TH. Guidelines. a. Electrocardiography. pp 149-152 b. Exercise stress testing. pp 178-186 c. Use of echocardiography. pp 261-270 d. Nuclear cardiology. pp 331-334 e. Management of heart failure. pp 617-624 f. Ambulatory electrocardiography and electrophysiological testing. pp 757-766 g. Cardiac pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators. pp 796-802 h. Treatment of hypertension. pp 1010-1012 i. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction. pp 1240-1242 j. Unstable angina. pp 1273-1280 k. Chronic stable angina. pp 1342-1354 l. Percutaneous coronary and valvular intervention. pp 1398-1402 m. Management of valvular heart disease. pp 1621-1632 n. Infective endocarditis. pp 1656-1658 o. Pregnancy. pp 1983-1984 p. Reducing cardiac risk with noncardiac surgery. pp 2035-2038 . In: Braunwald E, Zipes DP, Libby P. Heart Disease. 7th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2004.
  104. Lee TH, Cannon CP. Approach to the patient with chest pain. In: Braunwald E, Zipes DP, Libby. Heart Disease. 7th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2004; 1129-1140.
  105. Lee TH. Interpretation of data for clinical decisions. Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine. 22nd edition. 2004; 23-28.
  106. Lee TH. Measurement and improvement of quality of cardiovascular care. In: Braunwald E, Zipes DP, Libby. Heart Disease. 7th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co. 2004; 35-42.
  107. Lee TH. Me-too products: friend or foe?. N Engl J Med. 2004; 350:211-212.
  108. Epstein AE, Lee TH, Hamel MB. Paying for performance. N Engl J Med. 2004; 350:406-410.
  109. Lee TH. Chest discomfort and palpitations. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 16th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. 2004; 76-81.
  110. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I've been on warfarin (Coumadin) since 1979 after having a Starr-Edwards valve put in. The cardiologist insists on aggressive therapy and wants my INR at 3.5. But I've had several serious bleeds in the past year and was hospitalized three times. What's the current thinking about adequate INR levels for patients with metal heart valves? Harv Health Lett. 2003 Dec; 29(2):8. PMID: 14690983.
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  111. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. My husband's total cholesterol was 71 for a few months. he cut back on his statin and now it's in the low 90s. His HDL is 50 and his LDL in the 40s. Should we be worried about such low levels? Harv Health Lett. 2003 Dec; 29(2):8. PMID: 14690981.
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  112. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I'm 72, with no history of heart trouble. But my cholesterol is in the 220s, and I have been taking Lipitor for three years. I am thinking about buying a home defibrillator, primarily for myself but also for any emergency (although my wife is 52 and in excellent health). What's your advice? Harv Health Lett. 2003 Dec; 29(2):8. PMID: 14690982.
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  113. Fleischmann KE, Goldman L, Young B, Lee TH. Association between cardiac and noncardiac complications in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: outcomes and effects on length of stay. Am J Med. 2003 Nov; 115(7):515-20. PMID: 14599629.
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  114. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. Can you help me out? I've been taking warfarin (Coumadin) for two years now because of a deep-vein thrombus that broke off and went to my lungs. I'd like to get off it. I've also had a hard time managing my vitamin K levels and have been told to cut back on fruits and vegetables. Harv Health Lett. 2003 Oct; 28(12):8. PMID: 14576030.
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  115. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I am a 50-year-old man with congestive heart failure. My doctor has me on all the usual drugs, and a couple of years ago added spironolactone. I did okay with it for a while, but then began to notice that my breasts were getting bigger and began to hurt. My doctor agreed that I should stop taking spironolactone, but I wonder if I am missing out on something. Harv Heart Lett. 2003 Oct; 14(2):8. PMID: 14576040.
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  116. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I just got my cholesterol checked, and I'm confused. LDL is bad and HDL is good, so how can they be combined into an overall number that makes any sense? Isn't that like an accountant mixing debits with credits? Wouldn't it make more sense to have a net cholesterol number (HDL minus LDL), or perhaps a ratio? Harv Health Lett. 2003 Sep; 28(11):8. PMID: 14505971.
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  117. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. Three years ago, my husband went to a sleep clinic for his snoring. He was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea and given a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. He has been sleeping like a baby ever since--and so have I. Here's my question: when he reapplied for life insurance, his rating went from super-preferred to borderline insurable. Is there that much risk, even though he faithfully wears his mask every night? I would warn anyone who has a snoring problem to get life insurance before going to the sleep clinic! Harv Health Lett. 2003 Sep; 28(11):8. PMID: 14505972.
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  118. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. When I was first diagnosed with hypertension, my doctor (who knew that I was a competitive cyclist) prescribed an ACE inhibitor. I wondered for some time why he didn't prescribe diuretics, since all the articles I've read recommend that as a beginning step. Then I read in a bicycling magazine that ACE inhibitors are the only hypertension medicine that doesn't interfere with aerobic performance. Is that true? And did my doctor do the right thing? Harv Health Lett. 2003 Jun; 28(8):8. PMID: 12835145.
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  119. Solomon DH, Lee TH. Patient self-management in arthritis? Yes, more research! J Rheumatol. 2003 Jun; 30(6):1133-4. PMID: 12784380.
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  120. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I'm 84, 5-foot-9, and weigh 160. I do an hour's exercise every day. I take a diuretic, potassium, and calcium-channel blocker. Should I also take Lipitor to avoid a heart attack? Harv Health Lett. 2003 Apr; 28(6):8. PMID: 12777236.
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  121. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I took the diet drug sibutramine (Meridia) for two months but stopped when I heard that its use had been linked to some deaths. During this time I developed mitral valve regurgitation. Could this have been a side effect of Meridia? Harv Heart Lett. 2003 Mar; 13(7):8. PMID: 12654587.
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  122. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. A heart attack caused me to develop heart rhythm problems. These made it necessary for me to get an implantable cardioventer/defibrillator (ICD) that can shock my heart back to a normal rhythm. My medical story is a lot like Vice President Dick Cheney's, but my social situation isn't--I don't have anyone to drive me around. My doctor doesn't want me to drive. But depending on friends and family is a major problem, and we don't live near public transportation. Any suggestions? Harv Heart Lett. 2003 Jan; 13(5):8. PMID: 12543615.
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  123. de Brantes F, Galvin RS, Lee TH. Bridges to Excellence: Building a business case for quality care. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2003; 10:439-446.
  124. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. Every so often I get a feeling of pressure around my heart that can last for hours. It worries me since I've already had several procedures for coronary artery disease. Can episodes of angina last this long? Harv Heart Lett. 2003 Jan; 13(5):8. PMID: 12543614.
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  125. Jacobson BC, Ferris TG, Shea TL, Mahlis EM, Lee TH, Wang TC. Who is using chronic acid suppression therapy and why? Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Jan; 98(1):51-8. PMID: 12526936.
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  126. Lee TH. Error-reduction as a focus for quality improvement: trends affecting physicians. Harrisons On Line. http://harrisons.accessmedicine.com/server-java/Arknoid/amed/harrisons/ex_editorials/edl3624_p01.html. 2003.
  127. Lee TH. Non-cardiac surgery in patients with heart disease. In: Rutherford JD. Cardiology Core Curriculum. London: BMJ Books. 2003; 476-503.
  128. Lee TH. Cardiac noninvasive testing. In Braunwald E, Goldman L. Primary Cardiology. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders. 2003; 47-61.
  129. Lee TH. A broader concept of medical errors. N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 12; 347(24):1965-7. PMID: 12477949.
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  130. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I'm a 51-year-old man with no risk factors for heart disease other than being male. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels are fine. I exercise, and my diet is pretty good. I've never smoked. Yet I recently underwent a triple bypass for sudden chest pain. What could have caused this blockage and can I prevent future problems? Harv Heart Lett. 2002 Dec; 13(4):8. PMID: 12499159.
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  131. Wataganara T, LeShane ES, Farina A, Messerlian GM, Lee T, Canick JA, Bianchi DW. Maternal serum cell-free fetal DNA levels are increased in cases of trisomy 13 but not trisomy 18. Hum Genet. 2003 Feb; 112(2):204-8. PMID: 12522563.
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  132. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I try to exercise every day to raise my heart rate. The standard formula of 220 minus age (I'm 79) times 0.9 gives an excessively high target for me. Because my resting heart rate is under 50, I would need to more than double my heart rate to reach a target of 128. Does the standard formula apply to people like me? Harv Heart Lett. 2002 Nov; 13(3):8. PMID: 12453763.
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  133. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. In early July, the New York Times Magazine published an article that had good things to say about the Atkins high-protein diet. It also claimed that low-fat diets might be harmful. This shocked many of us who have been following a low-fat diet to reduce our risk from heart disease. Have we been barking up the wrong tree all these years? Harv Heart Lett. 2002 Nov; 13(3):8. PMID: 12453762.
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  134. Lee TH. Proving and improving the value of consultations. Am J Med. 2002 Oct 15; 113(6):527-8. PMID: 12427506.
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  135. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. I have diabetes, coronary artery disease, and heart failure. My doctor wants me to take a beta blocker, but I have heard that these drugs might be dangerous for people like me. Should I follow her advice? Harv Heart Lett. 2002 Oct; 13(2):8. PMID: 12393348.
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  136. Lee TH. Ask the doctor. Taking a cholesterol-lowering statin has brought down my bad cholesterol (LDL) to only 37 mg/dL. My liver and muscles are fine. The very low LDL worries my doctor. Should I change my regimen? Harv Heart Lett. 2002 Oct; 13(2):8. PMID: 12393347.
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  137. Lee TH. By the way, doctor. I have had a bad back for years and finally started seeing a chiropractor. She's proposed a series of "spinal manipulation" sessions. A friend has had them and says they worked great. But I'm nervous about it. Harv Health Lett. 2002 Sep; 27(11):8. PMID: 12356567.
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