Larry Allen, MD
Professor, Medicine-Cardiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2001)
Graduate School :
  • MHS, Duke University (2008)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1994)
Internship:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program (2002)
Residency:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
  • Associate Head, Clinical Affairs, Cardiology
  • Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure

Recognition & Awards

  • Member, ASCI, American Society of Clinical Investigation (2020)
  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2019)
    Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"
  • Outstanding Cardiology Faculty Award, Fellows, Division of Cardiology (2009)
  • Chief Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute (2007)

Research Interests

Outcomes Research, Risk Prediction, Readmission, Transitions of Care, Shared Decision Making

Teaching

  • Lecturer / Instructor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Heart failure pathophysiology

Publications

  • Wohlfahrt P, Zickmund SL, Slager S, Allen LA, Nicolau JN, Kfoury AG, Felker GM, Conte J, Flint K, DeVore AD, Selzman CH, Hess R, Spertus JA, Stehlik J. Provider Perspectives on the Feasibility and Utility of Routine Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment in Heart Failure: A Qualitative Analysis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Jan 21;9(2):e013047. PubMed PMID: 31937195
  • Inohara T, Holmes DN, Pieper K, Blanco RG, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Hylek EM, Ezekowitz MD, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Mahaffey KW, Singer DE, Freeman JV, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Decline in renal function and oral anticoagulation dose reduction among patients with atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2020 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31911503
  • Slavin SD, Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Desai AS, Schaefer KG, Warraich HJ. Left Ventricular Assist Device Withdrawal: Ethical, Psychological, and Logistical Challenges. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31895635
  • Loring Z, Shrader P, Allen LA, Blanco R, Chan PS, Ezekowitz MD, Fonarow GC, Freeman JV, Gersh BJ, Mahaffey KW, Naccarelli GV, Pieper K, Reiffel JA, Singer DE, Steinberg BA, Thomas LE, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Guideline-directed therapies for comorbidities and clinical outcomes among individuals with atrial fibrillation. Am Heart J. 2020 Jan;219:21-30. PubMed PMID: 31710841
  • Psotka MA, Fonarow GC, Allen LA, Joynt Maddox KE, Fiuzat M, Heidenreich P, Hernandez AF, Konstam MA, Yancy CW, O'Connor CM. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Nationwide Perspectives and Recommendations: A JACC: Heart Failure Position Paper. JACC Heart Fail. 2020 Jan;8(1):1-11. PubMed PMID: 31606360
  • Smith GH, Shore S, Allen LA, Markham DW, Mitchell AR, Moore M, Morris AA, Speight CD, Dickert NW. Discussing Out-of-Pocket Costs With Patients: Shared Decision Making for Sacubitril-Valsartan in Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 8;8(1):e010635. PubMed PMID: 30592239
  • Hess PL, Sheng S, Matsouaka R, DeVore AD, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Bhatt DL, Allen LA, Peterson PN, Ho PM, Lewis WR, Hernandez AF, Fonarow GC, Piccini JP. Strict Versus Lenient Versus Poor Rate Control Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure (from the Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Program). Am J Cardiol. 2019 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31980141
  • Tate CE, Venechuk G, Brereton EJ, Ingle P, Allen LA, Morris MA, Matlock DD. "It's Like a Death Sentence but It Really Isn't" What Patients and Families Want to Know About Hospice Care When Making End-of-Life Decisions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Dec 31;:1049909119897259. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31888342
  • Freeman JV, Shrader P, Pieper KS, Allen LA, Chan PS, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Naccarelli G, Reiffel JA, Singer DE, Go AS, Hylek EM, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Outcomes and Anticoagulation Use After Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019 Dec;12(12):e007612. PubMed PMID: 31830822
  • Kelly JP, DeVore AD, Wu J, Hammill BG, Sharma A, Cooper LB, Felker GM, Piccini JP, Allen LA, Heidenreich PA, Peterson ED, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, Hernandez AF. Rhythm Control Versus Rate Control in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Insights From Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Dec 17;8(24):e011560. PubMed PMID: 31818219
  • DeVore AD, Granger BB, Fonarow GC, Al-Khalidi HR, Albert NM, Lewis EF, Butler J, Piña IL, Heidenreich PA, Allen LA, Yancy CW, Cooper LB, Felker GM, Kaltenbach LA, McRae AT, Lanfear DE, Harrison RW, Kociol RD, Disch M, Ariely D, Miller JM, Granger CB, Hernandez AF. Care Optimization Through Patient and Hospital Engagement Clinical Trial for Heart Failure: Rationale and design of CONNECT-HF. Am Heart J. 2019 Oct 23;220:41-50. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31770656
  • McIlvennan CK, Benton EM, Allen LA. Educate, Engage, Empower: Leveraging Technology to Promote Learning in Patients Implanted With a Left Ventricular Assist Device and Their Caregivers. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Oct;12(10):e006107. PubMed PMID: 31601112
  • Page RL 2nd, Allen LA. Cocaine, Heart Failure, and Carvedilol: Triangulating the Safety of ß-Blocker Therapy. JACC Heart Fail. 2019 Sep;7(9):779-781. PubMed PMID: 31466674
  • Dunlay SM, Givertz MM, Aguilar D, Allen LA, Chan M, Desai AS, Deswal A, Dickson VV, Kosiborod MN, Lekavich CL, Mccoy RG, Mentz RJ, Pina IL. Corrigendum to "Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure, A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America" Journal of Cardiac Failure Vol. 25 No. 8, pp. 584-619. J Card Fail. 2019 Oct;25(10):851. PubMed PMID: 31444147
  • Ahmad T, Miller PE, McCullough M, Desai NR, Riello R, Psotka M, Böhm M, Allen LA, Teerlink JR, Rosano GMC, Lindenfeld J. Why has positive inotropy failed in chronic heart failure? Lessons from prior inotrope trials. Eur J Heart Fail. 2019 Sep;21(9):1064-1078. PubMed PMID: 31407860
  • Morris PB, Kovacs RJ, Allen LA, Binder LG, Birtcher KK, Covington AM, Gluckman TJ, Williams KA Sr. 2019 Methodology for Heart House Roundtables: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Solution Set Oversight Committee. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Aug 27;74(8):1116-1137. PubMed PMID: 31350040
  • Chuzi S, Allen LA, Dunlay SM, Warraich HJ. Palliative Inotrope Therapy: A Narrative Review. JAMA Cardiol. 2019 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31268467
  • Knoepke CE, Allen LA, Kramer DB, Matlock DD. Medicare Mandates for Shared Decision Making in Cardiovascular Device Placement. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Jul;12(7):e004899. PubMed PMID: 31266371
  • Bui QM, Allen LA, LeMond L, Brambatti M, Adler E. Psychosocial Evaluation of Candidates for Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Devices: Beyond the Current Consensus. Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Jul;12(7):e006058. PubMed PMID: 31213069
  • Dunlay SM, Givertz MM, Aguilar D, Allen LA, Chan M, Desai AS, Deswal A, Dickson VV, Kosiborod MN, Lekavich CL, McCoy RG, Mentz RJ, PiÑa IL. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure, A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America. J Card Fail. 2019 Aug;25(8):584-619. PubMed PMID: 31174952
  • Dunlay SM, Givertz MM, Aguilar D, Allen LA, Chan M, Desai AS, Deswal A, Dickson VV, Kosiborod MN, Lekavich CL, McCoy RG, Mentz RJ, Piña IL. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America: This statement does not represent an update of the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA heart failure guideline update. Circulation. 2019 Aug 13;140(7):e294-e324. PubMed PMID: 31167558
  • Warraich HJ, Allen LA, Blue LJ, Chaussee EL, Thompson JS, McIlvennan CK, Flint KM, Matlock DD, Patel CB. Comorbidities and the decision to undergo or forego destination therapy left ventricular assist device implantation: An analysis from the Trial of a Shared Decision Support Intervention for Patients and their Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure (DECIDE-LVAD) study. Am Heart J. 2019 Jul;213:91-96. PubMed PMID: 31129442
  • Inohara T, Shrader P, Pieper K, Blanco RG, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Go AS, Ezekowitz MD, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Mahaffey KW, Singer DE, Freeman JV, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Treatment of atrial fibrillation with concomitant coronary or peripheral artery disease: Results from the outcomes registry for better informed treatment of atrial fibrillation II. Am Heart J. 2019 Jul;213:81-90. PubMed PMID: 31129441
  • Allen LA. How Should Physicians Respond to Requests for LVAD Removal?. AMA J Ethics. 2019 May 1;21(5):E394-400. PubMed PMID: 31127918
  • Holmes DN, Piccini JP, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, O'Brien EC, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Ezekowitz MD, Chan PS, Singer DE, Spertus JA, Peterson ED, Thomas L. Defining Clinically Important Difference in the Atrial Fibrillation Effect on Quality-of-Life Score. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 May;12(5):e005358. PubMed PMID: 31092022
  • Psotka MA, Gottlieb SS, Francis GS, Allen LA, Teerlink JR, Adams KF Jr, Rosano GMC, Lancellotti P. Cardiac Calcitropes, Myotropes, and Mitotropes: JACC Review Topic of the Week. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 May 14;73(18):2345-2353. PubMed PMID: 31072579
  • Madhavan M, Holmes DN, Piccini JP, Ansell JE, Fonarow GC, Hylek EM, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Thomas L, Peterson ED, Chan P, Allen LA, Gersh BJ. Association of frailty and cognitive impairment with benefits of oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. Am Heart J. 2019 May;211:77-89. PubMed PMID: 30901602
  • Hadler RA, Goldstein NE, Bekelman DB, Riegel B, Allen LA, Arnold RM, Harinstein ME, Kavalieratos D. "Why Would I Choose Death?": A Qualitative Study of Patient Understanding of the Role and Limitations of Cardiac Devices. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2019 May Jun;34(3):275-282. PubMed PMID: 30789490
  • McIlvennan CK, Grady KL, Matlock DD, Helmkamp LJ, Abshire M, Allen LA. End of life for patients with left ventricular assist devices: Insights from INTERMACS. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2019 Apr;38(4):374-381. PubMed PMID: 30642799
  • Smith GH, Shore S, Allen LA, Markham DW, Mitchell AR, Moore M, Morris AA, Speight CD, Dickert NW. Discussing Out-of-Pocket Costs With Patients: Shared Decision Making for Sacubitril-Valsartan in Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 Jan 8;8(1):e010635. PubMed PMID: 30592239
  • Inohara T, Kim S, Pieper K, Blanco RG, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Ezekowitz MD, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Mahaffey KW, Singer DE, Freeman JV, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. B-type natriuretic peptide, disease progression and clinical outcomes in atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2019 Mar;105(5):370-377. PubMed PMID: 30228248
  • Steinberg BA, Shrader P, Pieper K, Thomas L, Allen LA, Ansell J, Chan PS, Ezekowitz MD, Fonarow GC, Freeman JV, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Naccarelli GV, Reiffel JA, Singer DE, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Frequency and Outcomes of Reduced Dose Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Anticoagulants: Results From ORBIT-AF II (The Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II). J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Feb 16;7(4). PubMed PMID: 29453305
  • Yancy CW, Januzzi JL Jr., Allen LA, Butler J, Davis LL, Fonarow GC, Ibrahim NE, Jessup M, Lindenfeld J, Maddox TM, Masoudi FA, Motiwala SR, Patterson JH, Walsh MN, Wasserman A. 2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment: Answers to 10 Pivotal Issues About Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Expert Consensus Decision Pathways. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jan 16;71(2):201-230. PubMed PMID: 29277252
  • Allen LA. Patient-centered outcomes with next-generation left ventricular assist devices: One small step, not a giant leap. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jan;37(1):136-138. PubMed PMID: 29273215
  • Gupta A, Allen LA, Bhatt DL, Cox M, DeVore AD, Heidenreich PA, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Matsouaka RA, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation With Readmission and Mortality Outcomes in Heart Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;3(1):44-53. PubMed PMID: 29128869
  • Inohara T, Shrader P, Pieper K, Blanco RG, Thomas L, Singer DE, Freeman JV, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh B, Ezekowitz MD, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Association of of Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Phenotypes With Treatment Patterns and Outcomes: A Multicenter Registry Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;3(1):54-63. PubMed PMID: 29128866
  • Cooper LB, Hammill BG, Allen LA, Lindenfeld J, Mentz RJ, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Patel CB, Alexander KP, Hernandez AF. Assessing Frailty in Patients Undergoing Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device: Observations from Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support. ASAIO J. 2018 Jan Feb;64(1):16-23. PubMed PMID: 28525417
  • McIlvennan CK, Grady KL, Matlock DD, Helmkamp LJ, Abshire M, Allen LA. End of life for patients with left ventricular assist devices: Insights from INTERMACS. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Dec 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30642799
  • Piña IL, Desai NR, Allen LA, Heidenreich P. Managing the Economic Challenges in the Treatment of Heart Failure. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Nov - Dec;61(5-6):476-483. PubMed PMID: 30565564
  • Nizamic TJ, Allen LA, Dunlay SM. Reply: Inotropes and Mortality. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Dec;6(12):1051. PubMed PMID: 30497649
  • Essien UR, Holmes DN, Jackson LR 2nd, Fonarow GC, Mahaffey KW, Reiffel JA, Steinberg BA, Allen LA, Chan PS, Freeman JV, Blanco RG, Pieper KS, Piccini JP, Peterson ED, Singer DE. Association of Race/Ethnicity With Oral Anticoagulant Use in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30484833
  • Levy AE, Allen LA. When a Short-Term Outlook Is the Best Long-Term Strategy: Time-Varying Risk of Readmission After Acute Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Nov 6;7(21):e010864. PubMed PMID: 30373449
  • Peterson PN, Allen LA, Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Piña IL. The American Heart Association Heart Failure Summit, Bethesda, April 12, 2017. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Oct;11(10):e004957. PubMed PMID: 30354400
  • McIlvennan CK, Matlock DD, Thompson JS, Dunlay SM, Blue L, LaRue SJ, Lewis EF, Patel CB, Fairclough DL, Leister EC, Swetz KM, Baldridge V, Walsh MN, Allen LA. Caregivers of Patients Considering a Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device and a Shared Decision-Making Intervention: The DECIDE-LVAD Trial. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Nov;6(11):904-913. PubMed PMID: 30316931
  • Dickinson MG, Allen LA, Albert NA, DiSalvo T, Ewald GA, Vest AR, Whellan DJ, Zile MR, Givertz MM. Remote Monitoring of Patients With Heart Failure: A White Paper From the Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Statements Committee. J Card Fail. 2018 Oct;24(10):682-694. PubMed PMID: 30308242
  • Thompson JS, Matlock DD, Morris MA, McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. Organic Dissemination and Real-World Implementation of Patient Decision Aids for Left Ventricular Assist Device. MDM Policy Pract. 2018 Jan-Jun;3(1):2381468318767658. PubMed PMID: 30288442
  • Inohara T, Kim S, Pieper K, Blanco RG, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Ezekowitz MD, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Mahaffey KW, Singer DE, Freeman JV, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. B-type natriuretic peptide, disease progression and clinical outcomes in atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2018 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30228248
  • Warraich HJ, Xu H, DeVore AD, Matsouaka R, Heidenreich PA, Bhatt DL, Hernandez AF, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, Allen LA. Trends in Hospice Discharge and Relative Outcomes Among Medicare Patients in the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Oct 1;3(10):917-926. PubMed PMID: 30167645
  • Breathett K, Allen LA, Helmkamp L, Colborn K, Daugherty SL, Blair IV, Jones J, Khazanie P, Mazimba S, McEwen M, Stone J, Calhoun E, Sweitzer NK, Peterson PN. Temporal Trends in Contemporary Use of Ventricular Assist Devices by Race and Ethnicity. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Aug;11(8):e005008. PubMed PMID: 30021796
  • Nizamic T, Murad MH, Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Wordingham SE, Matlock DD, Dunlay SM. Ambulatory Inotrope Infusions in Advanced Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Sep;6(9):757-767. PubMed PMID: 30007556
  • Durheim MT, Holmes DN, Blanco RG, Allen LA, Chan PS, Freeman JV, Fonarow GC, Go AS, Hylek EM, Mahaffey KW, Pokorney SD, Reiffel JA, Singer DE, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Characteristics and outcomes of adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2018 Nov;104(22):1850-1858. PubMed PMID: 29875139
  • Kwon R, Allen LA, Scherer LD, Thompson JS, Abdel-Maksoud MF, McIlvennan CK, Matlock DD. The Effect of Total Cost Information on Consumer Treatment Decisions: An Experimental Survey. Med Decis Making. 2018 Jul;38(5):584-592. PubMed PMID: 29847252
  • Breathett K, Liu WG, Allen LA, Daugherty SL, Blair IV, Jones J, Grunwald GK, Moss M, Kiser TH, Burnham E, Vandivier RW, Clark BJ, Lewis EF, Mazimba S, Battaglia C, Ho PM, Peterson PN. African Americans Are Less Likely to Receive Care by a Cardiologist During an Intensive Care Unit Admission for Heart Failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2018 May;6(5):413-420. PubMed PMID: 29724363
  • Allen LA, Tang F, Jones P, Breeding T, Ponirakis A, Turner SJ. Signs, symptoms, and treatment patterns across serial ambulatory cardiology visits in patients with heart failure: insights from the NCDR PINNACLE® registry. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2018 May 3;18(1):80. PubMed PMID: 29724164
  • O'Brien EC, Holmes DN, Thomas LE, Fonarow GC, Allen LA, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Singer DE, Ezekowitz MD, Naccarelli GV, Ansell JE, Chan PS, Mahaffey KW, Go AS, Freeman JV, Reiffel JA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP, Hylek EM. Prognostic Significance of Nuisance Bleeding in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2018 Aug 28;138(9):889-897. PubMed PMID: 29678813
  • Allen LA, Adler ED, Bayés-Genis A, Brisco-Bacik MA, Chirinos JA, Claggett B, Cook JL, Fang JC, Gustafsson F, Ho CY, Kapur NK, Klewer SE, Kociol RD, Lanfear DE, Vardeny O, Sweitzer NK. When the VEST Does Not Fit: Representations of Trial Results Deviating From Rigorous Data Interpretation. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Apr;11(4):e005116. PubMed PMID: 29666074
  • Allen LA, Khazanie P. Behind the Scenes in "The Real World" of Heart Transplantation: Will You Accept This Rose?. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Apr 24;71(16):1726-1728. PubMed PMID: 29666021
  • Chen LY, Chung MK, Allen LA, Ezekowitz M, Furie KL, McCabe P, Noseworthy PA, Perez MV, Turakhia MP. Atrial Fibrillation Burden: Moving Beyond Atrial Fibrillation as a Binary Entity: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2018 May 15;137(20):e623-e644. PubMed PMID: 29661944
  • Fudim M, Liu PR, Shrader P, Blanco RG, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Hylek E, Go AS, Thomas L, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonism in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Findings From the ORBIT-AF (Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation) Registry. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Apr 13;7(8). PubMed PMID: 29654203
  • Chang LL, Xu H, DeVore AD, Matsouaka RA, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, Allen LA, Hernandez AF. Timing of Postdischarge Follow-Up and Medication Adherence Among Patients With Heart Failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Apr 1;7(7). PubMed PMID: 29606640
  • Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Thompson JS, Dunlay SM, LaRue SJ, Lewis EF, Patel CB, Blue L, Fairclough DL, Leister EC, Glasgow RE, Cleveland JC Jr, Phillips C, Baldridge V, Walsh MN, Matlock DD. Effectiveness of an Intervention Supporting Shared Decision Making for Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device: The DECIDE-LVAD Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Apr 1;178(4):520-529. PubMed PMID: 29482225
  • Bekelman DB, Allen LA, McBryde CF, Hattler B, Fairclough DL, Havranek EP, Turvey C, Meek PM. Effect of a Collaborative Care Intervention vs Usual Care on Health Status of Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: The CASA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Apr 1;178(4):511-519. PubMed PMID: 29482218
  • Steinberg BA, Shrader P, Pieper K, Thomas L, Allen LA, Ansell J, Chan PS, Ezekowitz MD, Fonarow GC, Freeman JV, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Naccarelli GV, Reiffel JA, Singer DE, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Frequency and Outcomes of Reduced Dose Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Anticoagulants: Results From ORBIT-AF II (The Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation II). J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Feb 16;7(4). PubMed PMID: 29453305
  • Yancy CW, Januzzi JL Jr, Allen LA, Butler J, Davis LL, Fonarow GC, Ibrahim NE, Jessup M, Lindenfeld J, Maddox TM, Masoudi FA, Motiwala SR, Patterson JH, Walsh MN, Wasserman A. 2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment: Answers to 10 Pivotal Issues About Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Expert Consensus Decision Pathways. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018 Jan 16;71(2):201-230. PubMed PMID: 29277252
  • Allen LA. Patient-centered outcomes with next-generation left ventricular assist devices: One small step, not a giant leap. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2018 Jan;37(1):136-138. PubMed PMID: 29273215
  • Gupta A, Allen LA, Bhatt DL, Cox M, DeVore AD, Heidenreich PA, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Matsouaka RA, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation With Readmission and Mortality Outcomes in Heart Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;3(1):44-53. PubMed PMID: 29128869
  • Inohara T, Shrader P, Pieper K, Blanco RG, Thomas L, Singer DE, Freeman JV, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh B, Ezekowitz MD, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Steinberg BA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Association of of Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Phenotypes With Treatment Patterns and Outcomes: A Multicenter Registry Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jan 1;3(1):54-63. PubMed PMID: 29128866
  • Kaufman BG, Kim S, Pieper K, Allen LA, Gersh BJ, Naccarelli GV, Ezekowitz MD, Fonarow GC, Mahaffey KW, Singer DE, Chan PS, Freeman JV, Ansell J, Kowey PR, Rieffel JA, Piccini J, Peterson E, O'Brien EC. Disease understanding in patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2018 Mar;104(6):494-501. PubMed PMID: 28790169
  • Cooper LB, Hammill BG, Allen LA, Lindenfeld J, Mentz RJ, Rogers JG, Milano CA, Patel CB, Alexander KP, Hernandez AF. Assessing Frailty in Patients Undergoing Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device: Observations from Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support. ASAIO J. 2018 Jan Feb;64(1):16-23. PubMed PMID: 28525417
  • Breathett K, Allen LA, Helmkamp L, Colborn K, Daugherty SL, Khazanie P, Lindrooth R, Peterson PN. The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Correlated With Increased Heart Transplant Listings in African-Americans But Not Hispanics or Caucasians. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;5(2):136-147. PubMed PMID: 28109783
  • Piccini JP, Allen LA. Heart Failure Complicated by Atrial Fibrillation: Don't Bury the Beta-Blockers Just Yet. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;5(2):107-109. PubMed PMID: 28089314
  • Pandey A, Kim S, Moore C, Thomas L, Gersh B, Allen LA, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Hylek E, Peterson ED, Piccini JP, Fonarow GC. Predictors and Prognostic Implications of Incident Heart Failure in Patients With Prevalent Atrial Fibrillation. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Jan;5(1):44-52. PubMed PMID: 28034376
  • Flint KM, Schmiege SJ, Allen LA, Fendler TJ, Rumsfeld J, Bekelman D. Health Status Trajectories Among Outpatients With Heart Failure. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Feb;53(2):224-231. PubMed PMID: 27756621
  • Allen LA, Ho PM. Peer Review of a Manuscript Submission: A How-To Guide for Effective and Efficient Commentary. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Dec;10(12). PubMed PMID: 29237748
  • Allen LA, Ho PM. Peer Review of a Manuscript Submission: A How-To Guide for Effective and Efficient Commentary. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Dec;10(12). PubMed PMID: 29237709
  • Barnett AS, Kim S, Fonarow GC, Thomas LE, Reiffel JA, Allen LA, Freeman JV, Naccarelli G, Mahaffey KW, Go AS, Kowey PR, Ansell JE, Gersh BJ, Hylek EM, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation and Concordance With the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guidelines: Findings From ORBIT-AF (Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation). Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Nov;10(11). PubMed PMID: 29141842
  • Gurwitz JH, Magid DJ, Smith DH, Tabada GH, Sung SH, Allen LA, McManus DD, Goldberg RJ, Tisminetzky M, Go AS. Treatment Effectiveness in Heart Failure with Comorbidity: Lung Disease and Kidney Disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Dec;65(12):2610-2618. PubMed PMID: 28873219
  • Mathew JS, Marzec LN, Kennedy KF, Jones PG, Varosy PD, Masoudi FA, Maddox TM, Allen LA. Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure US Ambulatory Cardiology Practices and the Potential for Uptake of Catheter Ablation: An National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR(®)) Research to Practice (R2P) Project. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Aug 11;6(8). PubMed PMID: 28862932
  • Warraich HJ, Hernandez AF, Allen LA. How Medicine Has Changed the End of Life for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Sep 5;70(10):1276-1289. PubMed PMID: 28859792
  • Finnigan-Fox G, Matlock DD, Tate CE, Knoepke CE, Allen LA. Hospice, She Yelped: Examining the Quantity and Quality of Decision Support Available to Patient and Families Considering Hospice. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Dec;54(6):916-921.e1. PubMed PMID: 28818629
  • Kaufman BG, Kim S, Pieper K, Allen LA, Gersh BJ, Naccarelli GV, Ezekowitz MD, Fonarow GC, Mahaffey KW, Singer DE, Chan PS, Freeman JV, Ansell J, Kowey PR, Rieffel JA, Piccini J, Peterson E, O'Brien EC. Disease understanding in patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Heart. 2017 Aug 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28790169
  • Allen LA, Fang JC. Goldilocks Dilemma of Dose Titration in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Too Little, Too Much, or Just Right?. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Aug;10(8). PubMed PMID: 28790054
  • Nassif ME, Spertus JA, Jones PG, Fendler TJ, Allen LA, Grady KL, Arnold SV. Changes in disease-specific versus generic health status measures after left ventricular assist device implantation: Insights from INTERMACS. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Nov;36(11):1243-1249. PubMed PMID: 28662987
  • Cherian TS, Shrader P, Fonarow GC, Allen LA, Piccini JP, Peterson ED, Thomas L, Kowey PR, Gersh BJ, Mahaffey KW. Effect of Atrial Fibrillation on Mortality, Stroke Risk, and Quality-of-Life Scores in Patients With Heart Failure (from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation [ORBIT-AF]). Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jun 1;119(11):1763-1769. PubMed PMID: 28416199
  • Matlock DD, Jones J, Nowels CT, Jenkins A, Allen LA, Kutner JS. Evidence of Cognitive Bias in Decision Making Around Implantable-Cardioverter Defibrillators: A Qualitative Framework Analysis. J Card Fail. 2017 Nov;23(11):794-799. PubMed PMID: 28363805
  • Flint KM, Spertus JA, Tang F, Jones P, Fendler TJ, Allen LA. Association of global and disease-specific health status with outcomes following continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2017 Mar 14;17(1):78. PubMed PMID: 28288574
  • Breathett K, Allen LA, Helmkamp L, Colborn K, Daugherty SL, Khazanie P, Lindrooth R, Peterson PN. The Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion Correlated With Increased Heart Transplant Listings in African-Americans But Not Hispanics or Caucasians. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;5(2):136-147. PubMed PMID: 28109783
  • Piccini JP, Allen LA. Heart Failure Complicated by Atrial Fibrillation: Don't Bury the Beta-Blockers Just Yet. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;5(2):107-109. PubMed PMID: 28089314
  • Pandey A, Kim S, Moore C, Thomas L, Gersh B, Allen LA, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Hylek E, Peterson ED, Piccini JP, Fonarow GC. Predictors and Prognostic Implications of Incident Heart Failure in Patients With Prevalent Atrial Fibrillation. JACC Heart Fail. 2017 Jan;5(1):44-52. PubMed PMID: 28034376
  • Narayan M, Jones J, Portalupi LB, McIlvennan CK, Matlock DD, Allen LA. Patient Perspectives on Communication of Individualized Survival Estimates in Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2017 Apr;23(4):272-277. PubMed PMID: 28012883
  • Allen LA, Matlock DD, Shetterly SM, Xu S, Levy WC, Portalupi LB, McIlvennan CK, Gurwitz JH, Johnson ES, Smith DH, Magid DJ. Use of Risk Models to Predict Death in the Next Year Among Individual Ambulatory Patients With Heart Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Apr 1;2(4):435-441. PubMed PMID: 28002546
  • McIlvennan CK, Wordingham SE, Allen LA, Matlock DD, Jones J, Dunlay SM, Swetz KM. Deactivation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Differing Perspectives of Cardiology and Hospice/Palliative Medicine Clinicians. J Card Fail. 2017 Sep;23(9):708-712. PubMed PMID: 27932271
  • Jurgens PT, Allen LA, Ambardekar AV, McIlvennan CK. Chronic Norovirus Infections in Cardiac Transplant Patients. Prog Transplant. 2017 Mar;27(1):69-72. PubMed PMID: 27881814
  • Flint KM, Schmiege SJ, Allen LA, Fendler TJ, Rumsfeld J, Bekelman D. Health Status Trajectories Among Outpatients With Heart Failure. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Feb;53(2):224-231. PubMed PMID: 27756621
  • Hooker SA, Ross K, Masters KS, Park CL, Hale AE, Allen LA, Bekelman DB. Denver Spirited Heart: Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of a Psychospiritual Intervention for Heart Failure Patients. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2017 May Jun;32(3):226-235. PubMed PMID: 27076391
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. Quality of Life Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: In a World Full of Data, #Missingness. J Card Fail. 2016 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26850931
  • Warraich HJ, Allen LA, Mukamal KJ, Ship A, Kociol RD. Accuracy of physician prognosis in heart failure and lung cancer: Comparison between physician estimates and model predicted survival. Palliat Med. 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26769732
  • Kociol RD, Allen LA. Gradual Increases in Scheduled and Actual Early Follow-Up After Heart Failure Hospitalization: Two Steps Forward or One Step Forward?. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jan;9(1). PubMed PMID: 26754627
  • Ahmad T, Desai N, Wilson F, Schulte P, Dunning A, Jacoby D, Allen L, Fiuzat M, Rogers J, Felker GM, O'Connor C, Patel CB. Clinical Implications of Cluster Analysis-Based Classification of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Correlation with Bedside Hemodynamic Profiles. PLoS One. 2016;11(2):e0145881. PubMed PMID: 26840410
  • Narayan M, Jones J, Portalupi LB, McIlvennan CK, Matlock DD, Allen LA. Patient Perspectives on Communication of Individualized Survival Estimates in Heart Failure. J Card Fail. 2016 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28012883
  • Allen LA, Matlock DD, Shetterly SM, Xu S, Levy WC, Portalupi LB, McIlvennan CK, Gurwitz JH, Johnson ES, Smith DH, Magid DJ. Use of Risk Models to Predict Death in the Next Year Among Individual Ambulatory Patients With Heart Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28002546
  • McIlvennan CK, Wordingham SE, Allen LA, Matlock DD, Jones J, Dunlay SM, Swetz KM. Deactivation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Differing Perspectives of Cardiology and Hospice/Palliative Medicine Clinicians. J Card Fail. 2016 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27932271
  • Randolph TC, Simon DN, Thomas L, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Spertus JA, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Patient factors associated with quality of life in atrial fibrillation. Am Heart J. 2016 Dec;182:135-143. PubMed PMID: 27914493
  • Jurgens PT, Allen LA, Ambardekar AV, McIlvennan CK. Chronic Norovirus Infections in Cardiac Transplant Patients: Considerations for Evaluation and Management. Prog Transplant. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27881814
  • Paine AM, Allen LA, Thompson JS, McIlvennan CK, Jenkins A, Hammes A, Kroehl M, Matlock DD. Anchoring in Destination-Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device Decision Making: A Mechanical Turk Survey. J Card Fail. 2016 Nov;22(11):908-912. PubMed PMID: 27150493
  • Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson J, Hattler B, Havranek EP, Fairclough DL, McBryde CF, Meek PM. Rationale and study design of a patient-centered intervention to improve health status in chronic heart failure: The Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA) randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Nov;51:1-7. PubMed PMID: 27634669
  • Orr NM, Boxer RS, Dolansky MA, Allen LA, Forman DE. Skilled Nursing Facility Care for Patients With Heart Failure: Can We Make It "Heart Failure Ready?". J Card Fail. 2016 Dec;22(12):1004-1014. PubMed PMID: 27769909
  • McIlvennan CK, Thompson JS, Matlock DD, Cleveland JC Jr, Dunlay SM, LaRue SJ, Lewis EF, Patel CB, Walsh MN, Allen LA. A Multicenter Trial of a Shared Decision Support Intervention for Patients and Their Caregivers Offered Destination Therapy for Advanced Heart Failure: DECIDE-LVAD: Rationale, Design, and Pilot Data. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 Nov Dec;31(6):E8-E20. PubMed PMID: 27203272
  • Magid M, Mcllvennan CK, Jones J, Nowels CT, Allen LA, Thompson JS, Matlock D. Exploring cognitive bias in destination therapy left ventricular assist device decision making: A retrospective qualitative framework analysis. Am Heart J. 2016 Oct;180:64-73. PubMed PMID: 27659884
  • Breathett K, Allen LA, Udelson J, Davis G, Bristow M. Changes in Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Predict Survival and Hospitalization in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Oct;9(10). PubMed PMID: 27656000
  • Arnold SV, Jones PG, Allen LA, Cohen DJ, Fendler TJ, Holtz JE, Aggarwal S, Spertus JA. Frequency of Poor Outcome (Death or Poor Quality of Life) After Left Ventricular Assist Device for Destination Therapy: Results From the INTERMACS Registry. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Aug;9(8). PubMed PMID: 27507111
  • Allen LA, McIlvennan CK. Predicting in-hospital worsening heart failure at time of admission, but do we really need another heart failure risk model?. Am Heart J. 2016 Aug;178:188-9. PubMed PMID: 27502868
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA, Matlock DD. Caregiver Perspectives on End-of-Life Experiences of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Aug 1;176(8):1231-2. PubMed PMID: 27479674
  • Piccini JP, Simon DN, Steinberg BA, Thomas L, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh B, Hylek E, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Spertus JA, Peterson ED. Differences in Clinical and Functional Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation in Women and Men: Two-Year Results From the ORBIT-AF Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Jun 1;1(3):282-91. PubMed PMID: 27438106
  • Allen LA, Ambardekar AV. Hashing It Out Over Cannabis: Moving Toward a Standard Guideline on Substance Use for Cardiac Transplantation Eligibility That Includes Marijuana. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jul;9(7). PubMed PMID: 27413033
  • Khazanie P, Allen LA. Meta-Analysis of Medication Adherence Interventions Among Heart Failure Patients: The Lumpers Make Their Case. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jun 17;5(6). PubMed PMID: 27317351
  • Bui QM, Allen LA, Monte AA, Page RL 2nd, McIlvennan CK. Amphetamine-positive urine drug screens in the setting of mexiletine use: A case series. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Aug;35(8):1045-8. PubMed PMID: 27287628
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. Palliative care in patients with heart failure. BMJ. 2016 Apr 14;353:i1010. PubMed PMID: 27079896
  • Hooker SA, Ross K, Masters KS, Park CL, Hale AE, Allen LA, Bekelman DB. Denver Spirited Heart: Mixed-Methods Pilot Study of a Psychospiritual Intervention for Heart Failure Patients. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 Apr 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27076391
  • Piccini JP Sr, Allen LA, Kudenchuk PJ, Page RL, Patel MR, Turakhia MP. Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016 Apr 26;133(17):1715-27. PubMed PMID: 27022063
  • McIlvennan CK, Jones J, Allen LA, Swetz KM, Nowels C, Matlock DD. Bereaved Caregiver Perspectives on the End-of-Life Experience of Patients With a Left Ventricular Assist Device. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Apr;176(4):534-9. PubMed PMID: 26998594
  • Breathett K, Allen LA, Ambardekar AV. Patient-centered care for left ventricular assist device therapy: current challenges and future directions. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016 May;31(3):313-20. PubMed PMID: 26890085
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. Quality of Life After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: In a World Full of Data, #Missingness. J Card Fail. 2016 May;22(5):338-9. PubMed PMID: 26850931
  • Warraich HJ, Allen LA, Mukamal KJ, Ship A, Kociol RD. Accuracy of physician prognosis in heart failure and lung cancer: Comparison between physician estimates and model predicted survival. Palliat Med. 2016 Jul;30(7):684-9. PubMed PMID: 26769732
  • Kociol RD, Allen LA. Gradual Increases in Scheduled and Actual Early Follow-Up After Heart Failure Hospitalization: Two Steps Forward or One Step Forward?. Circ Heart Fail. 2016 Jan;9(1). PubMed PMID: 26754627
  • Magid M, Jones J, Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Magid K, Thompson JS, Matlock DD. The Perceptions of Important Elements of Caregiving for a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2016 May-Jun;31(3):215-25. PubMed PMID: 25882647
  • Ahmad T, Desai N, Wilson F, Schulte P, Dunning A, Jacoby D, Allen L, Fiuzat M, Rogers J, Felker GM, O'Connor C, Patel CB. Clinical Implications of Cluster Analysis-Based Classification of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Correlation with Bedside Hemodynamic Profiles. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 3;11(2):e0145881. PubMed PMID: 26840410
  • McIlvennan CK, Jones J, Allen LA, Lindenfeld J, Swetz KM, Nowels C, Matlock DD. Decision-Making for Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Implications for Caregivers. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Mar 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25759442
  • McIlvennan CK, Matlock DD, Narayan MP, Nowels C, Thompson JS, Cannon A, Bradley WJ, Allen LA. Perspectives from mechanical circulatory support coordinators on the pre-implantation decision process for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices. Heart Lung. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25724116
  • Thompson LE, Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson PN. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Heart Failure: Existing Measures and Future Uses. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2015 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25703897
  • Allen LA. Simultaneous use of intravenous fluids and diuretics in patients hospitalized with heart failure: when the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Feb;3(2):134-5. PubMed PMID: 25660837
  • Chifamba J, Mapfumo C, Mawoneke DW, Gwaunza LT, Allen LA, Chinyanga HM. Exercise-induced cardiac fatigue in low and normal birth weight young black adults. Cardiol Young. 2015 Mar;25(3):481-4. PubMed PMID: 24713506
  • Thompson JS, Matlock DD, McIlvennan CK, Jenkins AR, Allen LA. Development of a Decision Aid for Patients With Advanced Heart Failure Considering a Destination Therapy Left Ventricular Assist Device. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Dec;3(12):965-76. PubMed PMID: 26671675
  • Lum HD, Jones J, Lahoff D, Allen LA, Bekelman DB, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. Unique challenges of hospice for patients with heart failure: A qualitative study of hospice clinicians. Am Heart J. 2015 Sep;170(3):524-30.e3. PubMed PMID: 26385036
  • Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Liang L, Schulte PJ, Masoudi FA, Rumsfeld JS, Ho PM, Eapen ZJ, Hernandez AF, Heidenreich PA, Bhatt DL, Peterson ED, Krumholz HM. Medication Initiation Burden Required to Comply With Heart Failure Guideline Recommendations and Hospital Quality Measures. Circulation. 2015 Oct 6;132(14):1347-53. PubMed PMID: 26316616
  • Fendler TJ, Swetz KM, Allen LA. Team-based Palliative and End-of-life Care for Heart Failure. Heart Fail Clin. 2015 Jul;11(3):479-98. PubMed PMID: 26142643
  • Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Simon DN, Thomas LE, Marzec LN, Pokorney SD, Gersh BJ, Go AS, Hylek EM, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Chang P, Peterson ED, Piccini JP. Digoxin Use and Subsequent Outcomes Among Patients in a Contemporary Atrial Fibrillation Cohort. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jun 30;65(25):2691-8. PubMed PMID: 26112191
  • Iacovetto MC, Allen LA. Transitioning into a digital world: Time for providers to recommend Internet health information?. Am Heart J. 2015 Jul;170(1):1-2. PubMed PMID: 26093858
  • Chifamba J, Mbangani B, Chimhete C, Gwaunza L, Allen LA, Chinyanga HM. Vasomotor sympathetic outflow in the muscle metaboreflex in low birth weight young adults. Integr Blood Press Control. 2015;8:37-42. PubMed PMID: 26060413
  • Colvin M, Sweitzer NK, Albert NM, Krishnamani R, Rich MW, Stough WG, Walsh MN, Westlake Canary CA, Allen LA, Bonnell MR, Carson PE, Chan MC, Dickinson MG, Dries DL, Ewald GA, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Moore S, Rodgers JE, Rogers JG, Vest AR, Whellan DJ, Givertz MM. Heart Failure in Non-Caucasians, Women, and Older Adults: A White Paper on Special Populations From the Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee. J Card Fail. 2015 Aug;21(8):674-93. PubMed PMID: 26051012
  • DeVore AD, Allen LA, Eapen ZJ. Thinking Outside the Box: Treating Acute Heart Failure Outside the Hospital to Improve Care and Reduce Admissions. J Card Fail. 2015 Aug;21(8):667-73. PubMed PMID: 26009012
  • McIlvennan CK, Eapen ZJ, Allen LA. Hospital readmissions reduction program. Circulation. 2015 May 19;131(20):1796-803. PubMed PMID: 25986448
  • Holmqvist F, Guan N, Zhu Z, Kowey PR, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Hylek EM, Mahaffey KW, Freeman JV, Chang P, Holmes DN, Peterson ED, Piccini JP, Gersh BJ. Impact of obstructive sleep apnea and continuous positive airway pressure therapy on outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation-Results from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF). Am Heart J. 2015 May;169(5):647-654.e2. PubMed PMID: 25965712
  • Fang JC, Ewald GA, Allen LA, Butler J, Westlake Canary CA, Colvin-Adams M, Dickinson MG, Levy P, Stough WG, Sweitzer NK, Teerlink JR, Whellan DJ, Albert NM, Krishnamani R, Rich MW, Walsh MN, Bonnell MR, Carson PE, Chan MC, Dries DL, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Moore S, Rodgers JE, Rogers JG, Vest AR, Givertz MM. Advanced (stage D) heart failure: a statement from the Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines Committee. J Card Fail. 2015 Jun;21(6):519-34. PubMed PMID: 25953697
  • Magid KH, Matlock DD, Thompson JS, McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. The influence of expected risks on decision making for destination therapy left ventricular assist device: An MTurk survey. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2015 Jul;34(7):988-90. PubMed PMID: 25935437
  • Fendler TJ, Spertus JA, Gosch KL, Jones PG, Bruce JM, Nassif ME, Flint KM, Dunlay SM, Allen LA, Arnold SV. Incidence and predictors of cognitive decline in patients with left ventricular assist devices. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 May;8(3):285-91. PubMed PMID: 25925372
  • Magid M, Jones J, Allen LA, McIlvennan CK, Magid K, Thompson JS, Matlock DD. The Perceptions of Important Elements of Caregiving for a Left Ventricular Assist Device Patient: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2015 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25882647
  • McIlvennan CK, Jones J, Allen LA, Lindenfeld J, Swetz KM, Nowels C, Matlock DD. Decision-making for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices: implications for caregivers. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Mar;8(2):172-8. PubMed PMID: 25759442
  • McIlvennan CK, Matlock DD, Narayan MP, Nowels C, Thompson JS, Cannon A, Bradley WJ, Allen LA. Perspectives from mechanical circulatory support coordinators on the pre-implantation decision process for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices. Heart Lung. 2015 May-Jun;44(3):219-24. PubMed PMID: 25724116
  • Thompson LE, Bekelman DB, Allen LA, Peterson PN. Patient-reported outcomes in heart failure: existing measures and future uses. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2015 Jun;12(3):236-46. PubMed PMID: 25703897
  • Allen LA. Simultaneous use of intravenous fluids and diuretics in patients hospitalized with heart failure: when the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. JACC Heart Fail. 2015 Feb;3(2):134-5. PubMed PMID: 25660837
  • Gurwitz JH, Magid DJ, Smith DH, Hsu G, Sung SH, Allen LA, McManus DD, Goldberg RJ, Go AS. The complex relationship of race to outcomes in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Am J Med. 2015 Jun;128(6):591-600. PubMed PMID: 25554372
  • Chifamba J, Mapfumo C, Mawoneke DW, Gwaunza LT, Allen LA, Chinyanga HM. Exercise-induced cardiac fatigue in low and normal birth weight young black adults. Cardiol Young. 2015 Mar;25(3):481-4. PubMed PMID: 24713506
  • Gurwitz JH, Magid DJ, Smith DH, Hsu G, Sung SH, Allen LA, McManus DD, Goldberg RJ, Go AS, for the CVRN PRESERVE Study. The Complex Relationship of Race to Outcomes in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Am J Med. 2014 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25554372
  • Iacovetto MC, Matlock DD, McIlvennan CK, Thompson JS, Bradley W, LaRue SJ, Allen LA. Educational resources for patients considering a left ventricular assist device: a cross-sectional review of internet, print, and multimedia materials. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Nov;7(6):905-11. PubMed PMID: 25316772
  • McIlvennan CK, Magid KH, Ambardekar AV, Thompson JS, Matlock DD, Allen LA. Clinical outcomes after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device: a systematic review. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Nov;7(6):1003-13. PubMed PMID: 25294625
  • O'Brien EC, Simon DN, Allen LA, Singer DE, Fonarow GC, Kowey PR, Thomas LE, Ezekowitz MD, Mahaffey KW, Chang P, Piccini JP, Peterson ED. Reasons for warfarin discontinuation in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF). Am Heart J. 2014 Oct;168(4):487-94. PubMed PMID: 25262258
  • D'souza RS, Levandowski C, Slavov D, Graw SL, Allen LA, Adler E, Mestroni L, Taylor MR. Danon disease: clinical features, evaluation, and management. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Sep;7(5):843-9. PubMed PMID: 25228319
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. Outcomes in acute heart failure: 30-day readmission versus death. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2014 Dec;11(4):445-52. PubMed PMID: 25139630
  • Allen LA, Rumsfeld JS. Can we predict who will be alive and well after transcatheter aortic valve replacement? Is that useful to individual patients?. Circulation. 2014 Jun 24;129(25):2636-7. PubMed PMID: 24958750
  • Flint KM, Allen LA, Pham M, Heidenreich PA. B-type natriuretic peptide predicts 30-day readmission for heart failure but not readmission for other causes. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 Jun 10;3(3):e000806. PubMed PMID: 24922626
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA, Nowels C, Brieke A, Cleveland JC, Matlock DD. Decision making for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices: "there was no choice" versus "I thought about it an awful lot". Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May;7(3):374-80. PubMed PMID: 24823949
  • O'Brien EC, Holmes DN, Ansell JE, Allen LA, Hylek E, Kowey PR, Gersh BJ, Fonarow GC, Koller CR, Ezekowitz MD, Mahaffey KW, Chang P, Peterson ED, Piccini JP, Singer DE. Physician practices regarding contraindications to oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation: findings from the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) registry. Am Heart J. 2014 Apr;167(4):601-609.e1. PubMed PMID: 24655711
  • Flint KM, Allen LA. Getting a grip on frailty: handgrip strength in patient selection for left ventricular assist device. J Card Fail. 2014 May;20(5):316-8. PubMed PMID: 24642378
  • Allen LA, Ambardekar AV, Devaraj KM, Maleszewski JJ, Wolfel EE. Clinical problem-solving. Missing elements of the history. N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 6;370(6):559-66. PubMed PMID: 24499215
  • Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Grau-Sepulveda MV, Hernandez AF, Peterson PN, Partovian C, Li SX, Heidenreich PA, Bhatt DL, Peterson ED, Krumholz HM, American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Investigators. Hospital variation in intravenous inotrope use for patients hospitalized with heart failure: insights from Get With The Guidelines. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Mar 1;7(2):251-60. PubMed PMID: 24488983
  • McIlvennan CK, Allen LA. To DT or not to DT, that is the question: working toward a comprehensive, patient-centered perspective on left ventricular assist device for destination therapy. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Jan;7(1):13-4. PubMed PMID: 24425698
  • Afilalo J, Alexander KP, Mack MJ, Maurer MS, Green P, Allen LA, Popma JJ, Ferrucci L, Forman DE. Frailty assessment in the cardiovascular care of older adults. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Mar 4;63(8):747-62. PubMed PMID: 24291279
  • Allen LA, Shetterly SM, Peterson PN, Gurwitz JH, Smith DH, Brand DW, Fairclough DL, Rumsfeld JS, Masoudi FA, Magid DJ. Guideline concordance of testing for hyperkalemia and kidney dysfunction during initiation of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist therapy in patients with heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2014 Jan;7(1):43-50. PubMed PMID: 24281136
  • Allen LA, Yood MU, Wagner EH, Aiello Bowles EJ, Pardee R, Wellman R, Habel L, Nekhlyudov L, Davis RL, Onitilo AA, Magid DJ, Pharmacovigilance Research Group. Performance of claims-based algorithms for identifying heart failure and cardiomyopathy among patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Med Care. 2014 May;52(5):e30-8. PubMed PMID: 22643199
  • Saczynski JS, Go AS, Magid DJ, Smith DH, McManus DD, Allen L, Ogarek J, Goldberg RJ, Gurwitz JH. Patterns of comorbidity in older adults with heart failure: the Cardiovascular Research Network PRESERVE study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jan;61(1):26-33. PubMed PMID: 23311550
  • Retrum JH, Boggs J, Hersh A, Wright L, Main DS, Magid DJ, Allen LA. Patient-identified factors related to heart failure readmissions. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Mar 1;6(2):171-7. PubMed PMID: 23386663
  • Bapoje SR, Bahia A, Hokanson JE, Peterson PN, Heidenreich PA, Lindenfeld J, Allen LA, Masoudi FA. Effects of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists on the risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Mar;6(2):166-73. PubMed PMID: 23403436
  • Smith DH, Thorp ML, Gurwitz JH, McManus DD, Goldberg RJ, Allen LA, Hsu G, Sung SH, Magid DJ, Go AS. Chronic kidney disease and outcomes in heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction: the Cardiovascular Research Network PRESERVE Study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 May 1;6(3):333-42. PubMed PMID: 23685625
  • Gurwitz JH, Magid DJ, Smith DH, Goldberg RJ, McManus DD, Allen LA, Saczynski JS, Thorp ML, Hsu G, Sung SH, Go AS. Contemporary prevalence and correlates of incident heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Am J Med. 2013 May;126(5):393-400. PubMed PMID: 23499328
  • Allen LA, Magid DJ, Gurwitz JH, Smith DH, Goldberg RJ, Saczynski J, Thorp ML, Hsu G, Sung SH, Go AS. Risk factors for adverse outcomes by left ventricular ejection fraction in a contemporary heart failure population. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Jul;6(4):635-46. PubMed PMID: 23709659
  • Hess PL, Kim S, Piccini JP, Allen LA, Ansell JE, Chang P, Freeman JV, Gersh BJ, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Thomas L, Peterson ED, Fonarow GC. Use of evidence-based cardiac prevention therapy among outpatients with atrial fibrillation. Am J Med. 2013 Jul;126(7):625-32.e1. PubMed PMID: 23787195
  • Flint KM, Matlock DD, Sundareswaran KS, Lindenfeld J, Spertus JA, Farrar DJ, Allen LA. Pre-operative health status and outcomes after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Dec;32(12):1249-54. PubMed PMID: 24119729
  • Peterson PN, Chan PS, Spertus JA, Tang F, Jones PG, Ezekowitz JA, Allen LA, Masoudi FA, Maddox TM. Practice-level variation in use of recommended medications among outpatients with heart failure: Insights from the NCDR PINNACLE program. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Nov;6(6):1132-8. PubMed PMID: 24130004
  • Clarke CL, Grunwald GK, Allen LA, Barón AE, Peterson PN, Brand DW, Magid DJ, Masoudi FA. Natural history of left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with heart failure. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Nov;6(6):680-6. PubMed PMID: 24129973
  • Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Allen LA, Bluemke DA, Butler J, Fonarow GC, Ikonomidis JS, Khavjou O, Konstam MA, Maddox TM, Nichol G, Pham M, Piña IL, Trogdon JG, American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, Stroke Council. Forecasting the impact of heart failure in the United States: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 May;6(3):606-19. PubMed PMID: 23616602
  • Allen LA, Spertus JA. End points for comparative effectiveness research in heart failure. Heart Fail Clin. 2013 Jan;9(1):15-28. PubMed PMID: 23168314
  • Hersh AM, Masoudi FA, Allen LA. Postdischarge environment following heart failure hospitalization: expanding the view of hospital readmission. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Apr 11;2(2):e000116. PubMed PMID: 23580604
  • Matlock DD, Allen LA. Defibrillators, deactivation, decisions, and dying. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11;173(5):375-94. PubMed PMID: 23358740
  • Allen LA, Ambardekar AV. Diff'rent strokes, different folks: advanced heart failure's changing outlook. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 May;6(3):355-7. PubMed PMID: 23694769
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Echocardiography, Diplomat
  • American Heart Association (AHA), Member
  • American College of Cardiology, Faculty

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Heart Failure Program - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

UCHealth Heart & Vascular Center - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, 3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-5300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2004)
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Board Certification (2007)
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2010)
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Level III, Board Certification (2007)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Heart and Circulation - Heart Failure
  • Heart and Circulation - Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart and Circulation
Clinical Interests
Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support / Ventricular Assist Devices

Volunteer Activities
Trustee, Boettcher Foundation

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2001)
Graduate Schools:
  • MHS, Duke University (2008)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1994)
Internships:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2004)
Fellowships:
  • Duke University Hospital Program, Cardiovascular Disease (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Cardiology
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