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The goal of the Patrick J. Scanlon MD Cardiovascular Research Fund is to support research that will directly help people with heart problems.  In order to reach that goal we are supporting the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at the Loyola University Medical Center outside Chicago.  The CVRI has been doing basic and translational research for many years.

More research information can be found below:
  - Major research projects and findings of the CVRI
  - Future research areas that the CVRI will be focusing on
  - Examples of some of the Research that Dr. Scanlon was involved with

Major Research and Findings of the CVRI

Over the years, the CVRI has contributed much to the knowledgebase of information about the heart.  By publishing their research, the CVRI has helped doctors worldwide diagnose and treat patients.  To see some of the current cardiovascular research going on at the CVRI see CVRI Current Research.

Future Focus of CVRI Research

The CVRI continues to conduct a wide variety of reserch related to the heart.  However, the CVRI is specificially looking into the causes and consequences of:
  - High blood pressure
  - Coronary artery disease
  - Congestive Heart Failure

Research that Dr. Scanlon was involved with

Cardiovascular research requires a dedicated team with multiple responsibilities.  At the end of the project, the team puts together an article that describes the findings.  Articles with important findings are sometimes published in industry magazines such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to be read and shared with doctors worldwide.  Dr. Scanlon participated on many teams with many research projects over the ye
ars.  Here is a list of some of the articles he worked on along with the team members by year:

2001 - Evidence-Based Management of the Acute Coronary Syndrome (Buy Book)

Book Description:  Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is at present the most common clinical entity requiring admission of a patient to an inpatient cardiology service. In the past, evaluation and treatment options for patients with this syndrome were either empirical or based on observational reports of clinical outcomes. It is now generally agreed that to acquire meaningful clinical data, a randomized clinical trial is the best method of clinical research. Over the past few years an ever-increasing number of randomized clinical tests have resulted in a much deeper evidence-based understanding of the pathophysiology, presentation, risk assessment, and management of the acute coronary syndrome and its subsets, i.e., unstable angina, non-Q wave myocardial infarction, and ST elevation/Q-wave infarction. This book organizes the data gleaned from these trials to allow the reader to better understand the best use of individual forms of evaluation and treatment, and how these individual treatments can be best combined to result in optimal patient outcom

Roque Piffare, Patrick J. Scanlon

1999 - Journal of the American College of Cardiology  (Article Link)


ACC/AHA guidelines for coronary angiography. A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines (Committee on Coronary Angiography). Developed in collaboration with the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.


Patrick J. Scanlon, David P. Faxon, Anne-Marie Audet, Blase Carabello, Gregory J. Dehmer, Kim A. Eagle, Ronald D. Legako, Donald F. Leon, John A. Murray, Steven E. Nissen, Carl J. Pepine, Rita M. Watson, James L. Ritchie, Raymond J. Gibbons, Melvin D. Cheitlin, Kim A. Eagle, Timothy J. Gardner, Arthur Garson, Jr, Richard O. Russell, Jr, Thomas J. Ryan, and Sidney C. Smith, Jr

1998 - American Heart Journal 
(Article Link)


Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of the contribution of intrinsic tissue thickness to the appearance of a thick mitral valve in patients with mitral valve prolapse

EK Louie, D Langholz, WJ Mackin, DE Wallis, WR Jacobs, and PJ Scanlon

1996 - Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  (Article Link)


Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment of the contribution of intrinsic tissue thickness to the appearance of a thick mitral valve in patients with mitral valve prolapse.


Louie EK, Langholz D, Mackin WJ, Wallis DE, Jacobs WR, Scanlon PJ.

1995 - The Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  (Article Link)


Assessment of outcome of bifurcation lesions and non-bifurcation lesions treated in the CAVEAT trial. CAVEAT investigator group.


Lewis BE, Leya FS, Johnson SA, Grassman ED, Hwang M, Loeb HS, Scanlon PJ, Euler D, Keeler G, McKiernan TL.

1994 – American Heart Journal
  (Article Link)


Alterations in transmitral flow dynamics in patients with early mitral valve closure and aortic regurgitation.


Eusebio J, Louie EK, Edwards LC 3rd, Loeb HS, Scanlon PJ.

1993 - The Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
  (Article Link)


Lactic acid changes during and after hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in infants.

Lichtenberg RC, Zeller WP, Goto M, Hurley RM, Sullivan HJ, Scanlon PJ


1992 – Investigative Radiology
  (Article Link)


Effects of intracoronary administration of contrast media on myocardial high-energy phosphate. A comparison of sodium meglumine diatrizoate and iohexol.

Hwang MH, Piao ZE, Malinowska K, Sheu SH, Loeb HS, Scanlon PJ


1991 – American Heart Journal
  (Article Link)


Effect of cardiopulmonary support on regional and global left ventricular function during transient coronary occlusion.


Geannopoulos CJ, Leya FS, Johnson SA, Scanlon PJ, Euler DE.


1990 – Circulation  (Article Link)

Electrophysiological testing and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia. Use and limitations in patients with coronary artery disease and impaired ventricular function.

Wilber DJ, Olshansky B, Moran JF, Scanlon PJ.

1989 - The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  (Article Link)


Long term survival of class IV heart failure patients treated with oral amrinone


JF Moran, N Rad, and PJ Scanlon

1988 – The American Journal of Cardiology 
(Article Link

Safety and efficacy of esmolol for unstable angina pectoris.

Wallis DE, Pope C, Littman WJ, Scanlon PJ.

1987 – Heart & Lung – The Journal of Critical Care
Article Link)


Rejection of the transplanted heart.


Murdock DK, Collins EG, Lawless CE, Molnar Z, Scanlon PJ, Pifarre R


1986 – American Heart Journal  (Article Link)

Intravenous streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction: experience of community hospitals served by paramedics.

Hartmann JR, McKeever LM, Bufalino VB, Amirparviz F, Scanlon PJ.

1985 – Circulation  (Article Link)

Urgent surgery for ventricular septal rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction.

Scanlon PJ, Montoya A, Johnson SA, McKeever LS, Sullivan HJ, Bakhos M, Pifarre R.

1984 – Circulation  (Article Link)

Gallium-67 imaging in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and biopsy-proven myocarditis.

O'Connell JB, Henkin RE, Robinson JA, Subramanian R, Scanlon PJ, Gunnar RM.

1983 – The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery  (Article Link)

Management of left ventricular rupture complicating myocardial infarction.

Pifarre R, Sullivan HJ, Grieco J, Montoya A, Bakhos M, Scanlon PJ, Gunnar RM.

1981 – Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases  (Article Link)

The intermediate coronary syndrome.

Scanlon PJ.

1980 – The Annals of Thoracic Surgery  (Article Link)

Coronary embolism: surgical management.

Pifarre R, Grieco J, Sullivan HJ, Scanlon PJ, Johnson SA, Gunnar RM.

1979 – Illinois Medical Journal  (Article Link)

EKG of the month: supraventricular tachycardia.

Moran JF, Hale DJ, Scanlon PJ, Johnson SA, Tobin JR, Gunnar RM.

1978 – Illinois Medical Journal  (Article Link)

EKG of the month

Moran JF, Hale DJ, Scanlon PJ, Johnson SA, Tobin JR, Gunnar RM.

1977 – American Journal of Medicine  (Article Link)

Treatment of cardiogenic shock in myocardial infarction by intraaortic balloon counterpulsation surgery.

Johnson SA, Scanlon PJ, Loeb HS, Moran JM, Pifarre R, Gunnar RM.


1976 – JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association  (Article Link)

Cardiovascular assist devices in cardiogenic shock.

Gunnar RM, Loeb HS, Johnson SA, Scanlon PJ.

1975 – Cardiovascular Diseases  (Article Link)

Pre-Infarction Angina: Experience with 162 Consecutive Patients.

Scanlon PJ, Talano JV, Moran JF, Nemickas R, Pifarre R, Gunnar RM, Tobin JR Jr.

1974 – JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association  (Article Link)

Mycotic aneurysm of brachial artery. A complication of retrograde catheterization.

Eshaghy B, Scanlon PJ, Amirparviz F, Moran JM, Erkman-Balis B, Gunnar RM.

1973 – Lancet  (Article Link)

Ventricular function in "corrected transposition".

Towne WD, Scanlon PJ.

1972 – The Proceedings of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago  (Article Link)

Coronary arteriography: indications, complications, and results.

Nemickas R, Scanlon PJ, Tobin JR Jr.


1971 – JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association  (Article Link)

Myocardial revascularization during acute phase of myocardial infarction.

Scanlon PJ, Nemickas R, Tobin JR Jr, Anderson W, Montoya A, Pifarre R.

1970 – Circulation  (Article Link)

Right bundle-branch block associated with left superior or inferior intraventricular block associated with acute myocardial infarction.

Scanlon PJ, Pryor R, Blount SG Jr.

1964 – Cleveland Clinic Quarterly  (Article Link)

Mesenteric arteritis with perforation of the jejunum in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.  Report of a case.

Brown CH, Scanlon PJ, Haserick JR.


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