Brian C. Hiestand, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Brian C. Hiestand, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Emergency Medicine, Cardiology (clinical)

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Department: 336-716-3617


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Ohio State University , 1994
  • M.D., Ohio State University , 1998
  • M.P.H., Ohio State University , 2007
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Ohio State U Med Ctr, 2001


  • Emer Med Cardiac Res & Educ Gr

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  • 1134209117
Brian C. Hiestand, M.D.

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Brian C. Hiestand, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

cardiac function, drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, epidemiology, hypertension, primary care

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-3617 | Department: 336-716-3617


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Recent Publications

Levy PD, Dancy JN, Stowell SA, Hoekstra JW, Arthur CL, Wilson CH, Bednar JM, Dorman T, Hiestand B. Lessons in flying: crew resource management as a quality improvement method for acute coronary syndromes care. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2014;13(1):36-42.

Neuenschwander JF, Hiestand BC, Peacock WF, Billings JM, Sondrup C, Hummel JD, Abraham WT. A pilot study of implantable cardiac device interrogation by emergency department personnel. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2014;13(1):6-8.

Collins S, Storrow AB, Albert NM, Butler J, Ezekowitz J, Felker GM, Fermann GJ, Fonarow GC, Givertz MM, Hiestand B, Hollander JE, Lanfear DE, Levy PD, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Sawyer DB, Teerlink JR, Lenihan DJ. Early management of patients with acute heart failure: state of the art and future directions. A consensus document from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine/Heart Failure Society of America Acute Heart Failure Working Group. J Card Fail. 2014;():.

Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Nwanaji-Enwerem J, Goff DC, Burke GL, Douglas Case L, Nicks B, Miller CD. Reduction in observation unit length of stay with coronary computed tomography angiography depends on time of emergency department presentation. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(3):231-239.

Cannon CM, Levy P, Baumann BM, Borczuk P, Chandra A, Cline DM, Diercks DB, Hiestand B, Hsu A, Jois P, Kaminski B, Nowak RM, Schrock JW, Varon J, Peacock WF. Intravenous nicardipine and labetalol use in hypertensive patients with signs or symptoms suggestive of end-organ damage in the emergency department: a subgroup analysis of the CLUE trial. BMJ Open. 2013;3(3):e002338.

Mahler SA, Burke GL, Goff DC Jr, Hiestand BC, Nicks BA, Hoekstra JW, Case LD, Miller CD. Avoidable utilization of the chest pain observation unit: evaluation of very-low-risk patients. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2013;12(2):59-64.

Blumstein H, Singleton AH, Suttenfield CW, Hiestand BC. Weekday psychiatry faculty rounds on emergency department psychiatric patients reduces length of stay. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(5):498-502.

Hiestand B, Laribi S, Mebazaa A. Implantable cardiac devices and the acute care management of decompensated heart failure. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep. 2013;1(2):105-111.

Lefebvre CW, Hiestand B, Bond MC, Fox SM, Char D, Weber DS, Glenn D, Patterson LA, Manthey DE. Increasing faculty attendance at emergency medicine resident conferences: does CME credit make a difference?. J Grad Med Educ. 2013;5(1):41-45.

Miller CD, Case LD, Little WC, Mahler SA, Burke GL, Harper EN, Lefebvre C, Hiestand B, Hoekstra JW, Hamilton CA, Hundley WG. Stress CMR reduces revascularization, hospital readmission, and recurrent cardiac testing in intermediate-risk patients with acute chest pain. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6(7):785-794.

Cudnik MT, Darbha S, Jones J, Macedo J, Stockton SW, Hiestand BC. The diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(11):1088-1100.

Mahler SA, Riley RF, Burke GL, Hiestand BC, Miller CD. Real-time use of a chest pain risk stratification clinical decision rule: a cautionary tale [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(4 Suppl):S112.

Dunn B, McCalla C, Hiestand B, O'Brien MC. The pediatric headache that would not go away. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013;29(12):1283-1286.

Walker J, McGinnis H, Robinson P, Halsey M, Hiestand B. Outcomes of patients with sepsis with the implementation of a pre-hospital sepsis protocol [abstract]. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(12 Suppl 1):A265.

Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Hoekstra JW, Goff DC, Miller CD. Length of stay for observation unit chest pain patients tested with coronary computed tomography angiography compared to stress testing depends on time of emergency department presentation [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(Suppl 1):S152.

Miller CD, Thomas MJ, Hiestand B, Samuel MP, Wilson MD, Sawyer J, Rudel LL. Cholesteryl esters associated with acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase-2 predict coronary arter stenosis in patients with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(Suppl 1):S150.

Hiestand B. Cardiogenic shock In: Cline DM, Ma OJ, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, Thomas SH, Handel DA, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine manual. 7th ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical;2012: 124-126.

Miller CD, Thomas MJ, Hiestand B, Samuel MP, Wilson MD, Sawyer J, Rudel LL. Cholesteryl esters associated with Acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase predict coronary artery disease in patients with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(6):673-682.

Storrow AB, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP, Diercks DB, Filippatos GS, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Levy PD, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Nowak RM, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Gheorghiade M, Cleland JGF. Standardized reporting criteria for studies evaluating suspected acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(9):822-832.

Hiestand BC. Cardiogenic shock In: Cline DM, Ma OJ, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, Handel DA, Thomas SH, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: just the facts. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2012: 81.

Jones J, Cudnik MT, Stockton S, Macedo J, Darbha S, Hiestand B. The diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia: a systematic review and meta-analysis [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;60(4 Suppl):S23.

Lin BW, Schreiber DH, Liu G, Briese B, Hiestand B, Slattery D, Kline JA, Goldhaber SZ, Pollack CV Jr. Therapy and outcomes in massive pulmonary embolism from the Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Embolism in the Real World Registry. Am J Emerg Med. 2012;30(9):1774-1781.

Briese B, Schrieber D, Lin B, Liu G, Fansler J, Goldhaber SZ, O'Neil BJ, Slattery D, Hiestand B, Kline JA, Pollack CV. Derivation of a simplified pulmonary embolism triage score (PETS) to predict the mortality in patients with confirmed pulmonary embolism from the emergency medicine pulmonary embolism in the real world registry (EMPEROR) [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;59(13 Suppl 1):E2121.

Hiestand B, Moseley M, MacWilliams B, Southwick J. The influence of emergency medical services transport on Emergency Severity Index triage level for patients with abdominal pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(3):261-266.

Hiestand BC, Smith SW. Cocaine chest pain: between a (crack) rock and a hard place... [commentary]. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(1):68-71.

Pollack CV, Schreiber D, Goldhaber SZ, Slattery D, Fanikos J, O'Neil BJ, Thompson JR, Hiestrand B [sic] [Hiestand B], Briese BA, Miller CD, et al. Clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism in the emergency department: initial report of EMPEROR (Multicenter Emergency Medicine Pulmonary Embolism in the Real World Registry). J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(6):700-706.

Bernard AW, Bernard AW [sic], Dubosh N, O'Connell M, Adkins J, Khandelwal S, Hiestand B. Clinical teaching site does not affect examination performance in an emergency medicine clerkship [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(Suppl 1):S50.

Chandra A, Limkakeng A, Drake W, Mani G, Freeman D, Baumann BM, Borczuk P, Cannon C, Cline DM, Hiestand B, et al. Description of patients requiring prolonged intravenous treatment for hypertension: observations from the prospective, multicenter, randomized CLUE trial [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(Suppl 1):S40-S41.

Shook J, Hiestand BC. Alcohol-related emergency department visits associated with collegiate football games. J Am Coll Health. 2011;59(5):388-392.

Diercks DB, Collins SP, Hiestand B, Kirk JD, Kontos MC, Mueller C, Nowak R, Maisel A, Peacock WF. Disparity of care in the acute care of patients with heart failure. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(1):15-21.

Hiestand B, Cudnik MT, Thomson D, Werman HA. Rocuronium versus succinylcholine in air medical rapid-sequence intubation. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011;15(4):457-463.

Bernard AW, Dubosh N, O'Connell M, Adkins J, Khandelwal S, Hiestand B. Clinical teaching site does not affect test performance in an emergency medicine clerkship. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(7):741-744.

Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Goff DC Jr, Hoekstra JW, Miller CD. Can the HEART score safely reduce stress testing and cardiac imaging in patients at low risk for major adverse cardiac events?. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2011;10(3):128-133.

Peacock WF, Varon J, Baumann BM, Borczuk P, Cannon CM, Chandra A, Cline DM, Diercks D, Hiestand B, Hsu A, Jois-Bilowich P, Kaminski B, Levy P, Nowak RM, Schrock JW. CLUE: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of IV nicardipine versus labetalol use in the emergency department. Crit Care. 2011;15(3):R157.

Hiestand BC. Research in acute decompensated heart failure: challenges and opportunities. Clin Investig (Lond). 2011;1(10):1361-1373.

Salazar L, Best TM, Hiestand B. Incomplete documentation of elements of Ottawa Ankle Rules despite an electronic medical record. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(9):999-1002.

Miller CD, Hwang W, Hoekstra JW, Case D, Lefebvre C, Blumstein H, Hiestand B, Hamilton CA, Harper EN, Hundley WG, et al. Stress cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with observation unit care reduces cost for patients with emergent chest pain: a randomized trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;56(3):209-219.

Kelly EW, Kelly JD, Hiestand B, Wells-Kiser K, Starling S, Hoekstra JW. Six Sigma process utilization in reducing door-to-balloon time at a single academic tertiary care center. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2010;53(3):219-226.

Cudnik MT, Sayre MR, Hiestand B, Steinberg SM. Are all trauma centers created equally? A statewide analysis. Acad Emerg Med. 2010;17(7):701-708.

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Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Clinical Specialties

Emergency Medicine, Cardiology (clinical)
Brian C. Hiestand, M.D.

Brian C. Hiestand, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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