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Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS   Download vCard
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular) and Professor by courtesy of Health Research and Policy at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford Health Policy Associate

VA Palo Alto Medical Center
111C Cardiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

heiden@stanford.edu
(650) 493-5000 x64069 (voice)
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Research Interests
cost-effectiveness of new cardiovascular technologies; interventions to improve the quality of care for heart disease patients; the use of echocardiography to predict prognosis; outcomes research using existing clinical and administrative data


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Paul Heidenreich is an associate professor of medicine (cardiovascular) and an associate professor by courtesy of Health Research and Policy, both at the Veterens Affairs (VA) Palo Alto Health Care System, as well as a CHP/PCOR fellow. He also directs VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) in Chronic Heart Failure and the Echocardiography Laboratory at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His research focuses on interventions to improve the quality of care for heart disease patients; the use of echocardiography to predict prognosis; the cost-effectiveness of new cardiovascular technologies; and outcomes research using existing clinical and administrative data. He is currently examining the cost-effectiveness of different treatments for hypertension and different screening strategies to prevent heart failure, as well as hospital and physician predictors of quality of heart failure and heart attack care in the VA and Medicare systems. He is also evaluating a physician reminder intervention to improve heart failure care at the VA.

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Medicine

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American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association



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Death Rates After Hospitalization Down for Oldest Heart Failure Patients
Co-authors are Vivian Tsai, MD; Liviu Klein, MD, MS; and Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS Author disclosures and sources of funding are on the manuscript. The Veteran's Affairs Health Services Research Development Office funded the study.
April 5, 2011 in PR Newswire (press release)

Heart Disease Costs Projected to Triple by 2030
(HealthDay News) — Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and other members of an expert panel on behalf of ...
January 26, 2011 in MD News (press release)

Heart Disease Treatment Cost to Triple by 2030, Doctors Say
"These estimates don't assume that we will continue to make new discoveries to reduce heart disease," said Paul Heidenreich, a cardiologist at Stanford ...
January 24, 2011 in BusinessWeek