Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals


Ewer MS, Lenihan DJ. Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction and Cardiotoxicity: Is Our Ear Really to the Ground? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 1/2008.

Ewer MS, Lenihan DJ. Is trastuzumab associated with adverse cardiac effects in patients with breast cancer? Nature Clinical Practice Oncology, 1/2008.

Woodward WA, Durand JB, Tucker SL, Strom EA, Perkins GH, Oh J, Arrianga L, Domain D, Buchholz TA. Prospective analysis of carotid flow in breast cancer patients treated with supraclavicular irradiation eight or more years prior to study: No increase in ipsilateral carotid stenosis after radiation. Cancer. In Press.

Yusuf SY, Durand JB. Acute Myocardial Infarction and thrombosis in a patient with thrombocytopenia. Amer J Hem Onco. In Press.

Ewer MS, Lenihan DJ, Khakoo AY. Applying Sports Principles to Oncology: Teams cannot score points without a good assist. Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine. In Press.

Fadol A, Mendoza T, Gning I, Kernicki J, Symes L, Cleeland CS, Lenihan DJ. Psychometric Testing of the MDASI-HF: A Symptom Assessment Instrument for Patients with Cancer and Concurrent Heart Failure. J of Cardiac Failure. In Press.

Khakoo AY, Kassiotis CM, Tannir N, Plana JC, Halushka M, Bickford C, Trent J, Champion JC, Durand JB, Lenihan DJ. Heart failure associated with sunitinib malate, a multi-targeted receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Cancer. In Press.

Chandra S, Lenihan DJ, Wei W, Yusuf SW, Tong AT. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Provides Incremental Prognostic Value for Identifying Co-Morbidity in Cancer Patients. Submitted.

Esteva FJ, Lenihan, DJ. Multidisciplinary Strategy for Managing Cardiovascular Risks when Treating Patients with Early Breast Cancer. Submitted.

Lenihan DJ, Massey MR, Chua C, Steinart D, Fayad L, Yusuf SW, Plana JC, Chiu A, Durand J, Yeh ET. Early detection of cardiotoxicity during chemotherapy using biomarkers. Submitted.

Lenihan DJ. Heart Disease and Cancer in the Elderly. The American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. Submitted.


Atallah E, Durand JB, Kantarjian H, Cortes J. Congestive Heart Failure is a Rare Event in Patients Receiving Imatinib Therapy. Blood 110(4):1233-1237., 8/2007.

Burjonroppa SC, Tong AT, Xiao LC, Johnson MM, Yusuf SW, Lenihan DJ. Cancer Patients with Markedly Elevated B-Type Natriuretic Peptide May Not Have Volume Overload. American Journal Clinical Oncology 30:3:287-293, 6/2007.

Sarkiss MG, Yusuf SW, Warneke CL, Botz G, Lakkis N, Hirch-Ginsburg C, Champion JC, Swafford J, Shaw AD, Lenihan DJ, Durand JB. Impact of aspirin therapy in cancer patients with thrombocytopenia and acute coronary syndromes. Cancer 109(3):621-7, 2/2007.

Yusuf SW, Durand JB, Lenihan DJ. Wrap Beats. The American Journal of Medicine 120:417-419, 2007.

Yusuf SW, Bhalla K, Champion JC. Intracranial bleed mimicking acute myocardial infraction. Internal Medicine Journal 37:339-40, 5/2007.

Yusuf SW, Durand JB, Lenihan DJ. Wrap beats. American Journal of Medicine 120:417-9, 5/2007.

Yusuf SW, Troung M, Lenihan DJ. Air embolism in the right ventricle. Internal Medicine Journal 37:660-661, 9/2007.


Fadol A, Lenihan DJ. A case study of acute decompensated heart failure: a practical review of current recommendations. The Hospitalist 10(10):21-24, 10/2006.

Guarneri V, Lenihan DJ, Valero V, Durand JB, Broglio K, Hess KR, Michaud LB, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Hortobagyi GN, Esteva FJ. Long-term cardiac tolerability of trastuzumab in metastatic breast cancer: the MD Anderson Cancer Center experience. J Clin Oncol 24:4107-15, 9/2006.

Isabel J, Champion JC. Junctional escape rhythm secondary to acute hyperkalemic renal failure in the setting of concurrent beta-blocker therapy. Journal of the American Association of Phyisician Assistants 19(12):78, 12/2006.

Kerkela R, Grazette L, Yacobi R, Iliescu C, Patten R, Beahm C, Walters B, Shevtsov S, Pesant S, Clubb FJ, Rosenzweig A, Salomon RN, Van Etten R, Alroy J, Durand JB, Force. Cardiotoxicity of the chemotherapeutic agent, imatinib mesylate. Nature Medicine 12:908-916, 2006.

Strasser F, Palmer JL, Schover LR, Yusuf SW, Pisters K, Vassilopoulou-Sellin R, DeGracia B, Willey JS, Bruera E. The impact of hypogonadism and autonomic dysfunction on fatigue, emotional function, and sexual desire in male patients with advanced cancer: a pilot study. Cancer 107:2949-57, 12/2006.

Yeh ETH, Khan BV. The potential role of antiplatelet agents in modulating inflammatory markers in atherothrombosis. J Thromb Haemost 4/11:2308-2316, 2006.

Yusuf SW, Ali SS, Swafford J, Durand JB, Bodey GP, Chemaly RF, Kontoyiannis DP, Tarrand J, Rolston KV, Yeh E, Raad II, Safdar A. Culture-positive and culture-negative endocarditis in patients with cancer: a retrospective observational study, 1994-2004. Medicine (Baltimore) 85/2:86-94, 2006.

Yusuf SW, Woods M, Swafford J. Medical image. Pulmonary grume. New Zealand Medical Journal 119:U2126, 2006.


Ewer MS, Lippman SM. Type II chemotherapy-related cardiac dysfunction: time to recognize a new entity. J Clin Oncol 23:2900-2, 2005.

Ewer MS, Vooletich MT, Durand JB, Woods ML, Davis JR, Valero V, Lenihan DJ. Reversibility of trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity: new insights based on clinical course and response to medical treatment. J Clin Oncol 23:7820-6, 11/2005.

Murtagh BM, Lenihan DJ, Smalling RW. Endovascular repair of abdominal aneurysms: Is this the method of choice? Am J Med Sci 330:184-91, 10/2005.

Yusuf SW, Durand JB. Management of heart failure in the elderly. Am J Med 118:1446; author reply 1447-8, 12/2005.

Yusuf SW, McLean KA, Mishra RA. Thrombolytic therapy for eligible elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J 149:325-6; author reply e27, 5/2005.


Giesler G, Lenihan DJ, Durand JB. The update on the rationale, use and selection of beta-blockers in heart failure. Curr Opin Cardiol 19:250-3, 5/2004.

Lenihan DJ, Alencar AJ, Yang D, Kurzrock R, Keating MJ, Duvic M. Cardiac toxicity of alemtuzumab in patients with mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome. Blood 104:655-8, 8/2004.

Wong R, Durand JB, Luna MA, Couriel DR, Gajewski JL. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Constrictive pericarditis in a patient with relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Circulation 109:e146-9, 3/2004.

Yeh ETH, Tong AT, Lenihan DJ, Yusuf SW, Swafford J, Champion C, Durand JB, Gibbs H, Zafarmand AA, Ewer MS. Cardiovascular complications of cancer therapy: diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management. Circulation 109:3122-31, 6/2004.

Yusuf SW. Aldosterone blockade in cardiovascular disease. Heart 4th Nov 2004, 2004.

Yusuf SW. Infection and atherosclerosis. BMJ (E letter), 2004.

Yusuf SW. Pleural effusion and heart failure. BMJ (E letter). 2004.

Yusuf SW. Use of spironolactone in heart failure. Postgrad Med J E Letter, 2004.

Invited Articles


Khakoo AY, Yeh ETH. Management of cardiac complications related to chemotherapy. Nature Clinical Practice Oncology. Submitted.


Yeh ETH. Cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy and antibody therapy. Annu Rev Med 57:485-98, 2006.


Yeh ETH. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a risk assessment tool for cardiovascular disease. Clin Cardiol 28:408-12, 9/2005.

Yusuf SW, Durand JB. Management of heart failure in the elderly. Am J Med 118:1446, 12/2005.


Durand JB. Heart failure management in African Americans: meeting the challenge. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 6:42-7, 4/2004.

Ewer MS. Exercise echocardiography reflects cumulative anthracycline exposure during childhood. (Editorial) . Pediatric Blood Cancer 42:554-555, 2004.

Ewer MS. Mammography in the elderly: You can’t always draw a line in the sand. . Internal Medicine World Report 19:8, 2004.

Giesler G, Lenihan DJ, Durand JB. The update on the rationale, use and selection of beta-blockers in heart failure. Curr Opin Cardiol 19:250-3, 5/2004.

Verma S, Szmitko PE, Yeh ETH. C-reactive protein: structure affects function. Circulation 109:1914-7, 4/2004.

Yeh ETH. C-reactive protein is an essential aspect of cardiovascular risk factor stratification. Can J Cardiol 20:93B-96B, 8/2004.


Ewer, MS, Durand JB, Vooletich M. Perspectives on Chemotherapy-related Cardiotoxicity,. Oncology Forum 6:2-4, 2003.

Verma S, Yeh ETH. C-reactive protein and atherothrombosis--beyond a biomarker: an actual partaker of lesion formation. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 285:R1253-6; discussion R1257-8, 11/2003.

Yeh ETH, Palusinski RP. C-reactive protein: the pawn has been promoted to queen. Curr Atheroscler Rep 5:101-5, 3/2003.

Yeh ETH, Willerson JT. Coming of age of C-reactive protein: using inflammation markers in cardiology. Circulation 107:370-2, 1/2003.

Book Chapters


Champion JC. Congestive Heart Failure. In: Internal Medicine Care of Cancer Patients. BC Decker. In Press.

Swafford J, Yusuf SW. Cardiac manifestations of cancer. In: Internal Medicine Care of Cancer Patients. In Gagel RF, Yeung J, Escalante C. In Press.

Lenihan DJ. Vascular Disease. In: Internal Medicine in the Cancer Patient. In Press.

Yeh ETH, Ewer MS, Lenihan DJ. The Diagnosis and Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Cancer Patients. In: Hurst's the Heart, 12th. Ed(s) Fuster V, O'Rourke R, Walsh R, Poole-Wilson P. McGraw-Hill: New York. In Press.

Yusuf SW. Arrythmia. In: Internal Medicine Care of cancer patients. In Press.


Yeh ET. Inflammation, C-Reactive Protein and Vulernable Plaques. In: Cardiovascular Medicine, 3rd. Ed(s) Willerson JT, Cohn JN, Wellens HJJ, Holmes DR. Springer: London, 611-620, 2007.


Champion JC. Cardiotoxicity of Other Chemotherapeutic Agents. In: Cancer and the Heart. DC Becker: United States, 115-128, 2006.

Ewer MS, Yusuf SW. Dysrhythmia in cancer patients. In: Cancer and the Heart. B C Decker, 139-158, 2006.

Lenihan DJ. Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure in the Cancer Patient. In: Cancer and the Heart, 2006.


Yusuf SW, Yeh ETH. Acute Coronary Syndrome in Cancer Patients. In: Acute Care of the Cancer Patient. Ed(s) Shaw AD, Riedel BJ, Burton AW, Fields AI, Feeley TW. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC, 2005.


Speyer, JL, Ewer MS, Freedberg RS. Cardiac Complications of Chemotherapy. In: Abeloff. 2004.


Ewer MS, Benjamin RS, Yeh ETH. Cardiac Complications. In: Cancer Medicine, 6th. Ed(s) Holland JF, Frei III E, Bast JR,Kufe DW, Morton DL, Weichselbaum RR. Ontario: B.C. Decker, 2525-41, 2003.

Yusuf, SW, Yeh ET. Acute Coronary Syndrome in Cancer Patients. In: Perioperative Cancer Medicine. Marcel Dekker Inc., 2003.

Other Articles


Yeh Edward. Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. ACCEL Online. Submitted

Lenihan DJ, Yusuf SW. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. British Medical Journal. Submitted.


Plana JC. Echo of the Month: A 52 year old Woman is Admitted to the Hospital with Massive Hemoptysis. Cardiosource- American College of Cardiology, 8/2007.


Yusuf SW. Infection and cardiovascular disease. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2005.


Yeh ETH. Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. 36, No 5. ACCELL Online, 2004.

Yeh ETH. CRP as a mediator of disease. Circulation 109:II11-14, 6/2004.


Durand, JB, Fadol A, Heaton A, Woods M. Heart Success: A Resource Guide of Cancer Patients Living with Congestive Heart Failure. MD Anderson Cancer Center: Houston, Texas, 2003.