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Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging, Stress Testing, Diastolic Dysfunction, Cardiology (clinical), Echocardiography, Geriatric Medicine and Assessment

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1981
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1984
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School, 1985
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School, 1987
  • Fellowship, Duke University Hospital, 1990

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Memberships

  • Am Assn Of Clinical Anatomists
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc Of Echocardiography
  • Am Soc Of Internal Medicine
  • Albemarle County Medical Socie
  • Forsyth Prepared Childbirth As

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  • 1396720678
Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D.

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Dalane W. Kitzman, M.D.

Professor, Cardiology
Sticht Center on Aging
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Translational Science Institute

Research Interests

aging, cardiac function, fitness/physical, hypertension, obesity, rehabilitation

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Recent Publications

Andersen MM, Kritchevsky SB, Morgan TM, Hire DG, Vasu S, Brinkley TE, Kitzman DW, Hamilton CA, Soots S, Hundley WG. Increased cardiovascular stiffness and impaired age-related functional status. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70(5):545-553.

Pandey A, Parashar A, Kumbhani DJ, Agarwal S, Garg J, Kitzman D, Levine BD, Drazner M, Berry JD. Exercise training in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: meta-analysis of randomized control trials. Circ Heart Fail. 2015;8(1):33-40.

Zeitler EP, Piccini JP, Hellkamp AS, Whellan DJ, Jackson KP, Ellis SJ, Kraus WE, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Ewald GA, Fleg JL, Pina IL, O'Connor CM. Exercise training and pacing status in patients with heart failure: results from HF-ACTION. J Card Fail. 2015;21(1):60-67.

Kitzman DW, Upadhya B, Vasu S. What the dead can teach the living: systemic nature of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction [editorial]. Circulation. 2015;131(6):522-524.

Quarta CC, Buxbaum JN, Shah AM, Falk RH, Claggett B, Kitzman DW, Mosley TH, Butler KR, Boerwinkle E, Solomon SD. The amyloidogenic V122I transthyretin variant in elderly black Americans. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(1):21-29.

Fleg JL, Cooper LS, Borlaug BA, Haykowsky MJ, Kraus WE, Levine BD, Pfeffer MA, Pina IL, Poole DC, Reeves GR, Whellan DJ, Kitzman DW. Exercise training as therapy for heart failure: current status and future directions. Circ Heart Fail. 2015;8(1):209-220.

Vasu S, Morgan TM, Kitzman DW, Bertoni A, Stacey RB, Hamilton C, Chiles C, Thohan V, Hundley WG. Abnormal stress-related measures of arterial stiffness in middle-aged and elderly men and women with impaired fasting glucose at risk for a first episode of symptomatic heart failure. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015;4(1):e000991.

Kritchevsky SB, Beavers KM, Miller ME, Shea MK, Houston DK, Kitzman DW, Nicklas BJ. Intentional weight loss and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0121993.

Upadhya B, Haykowsky MJ, Eggebeen J, Kitzman DW. Sarcopenic obesity and the pathogenesis of exercise intolerance in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2015;12(3):205-214.

Upadhya B, Taffet GE, Cheng CP, Kitzman DW. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in the elderly: scope of the problem. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2015;83():73-87.

Whellan DJ, Kraus WE, Kitzman DW, Rooney B, Keteyian SJ, Pina IL, Ellis SJ, Ghali JK, Lee KL, Cooper LS, O'Connor CM. Authorship in a multicenter clinical trial: the Heart Failure-a controlled trial investigating outcomes of exercise training (HF-ACTION) Authorship and Publication (HAP) scoring system results. Am Heart J. 2015;169(4):457-463.e6.

Haykowsky MJ, Tomczak CR, Scott JM, Patterson DI, Kitzman DW. Determinants of exercise intolerance in patients with heart failure and reduced or preserved ejection fraction. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015;():.

Houston DK, Miller ME, Kitzman DW, Rejeski WJ, Messier SP, Lyles MF, Kritchevsky S, Nicklas BJ. The long-term effects of intentional weight loss on body composition and physical function in older adults: a pilot study [abstract]. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015;63(Suppl 1):S14-S15.

Kitzman DW, Upadhya B, Reeves G. Hospitalizations and prognosis in elderly patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: time to treat the whole patient [editorial comment]. JACC Heart Fail. 2015;3(6):442-444.

Upadhya B, Haykowsky MJ, Eggebeen J, Kitzman DW. Exercise intolerance in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: more than a heart problem. J Geriatr Cardiol. 2015;12(3):294-304.

Ahmad T, O'Brien EC, Schulte PJ, Stevens SR, Fiuzat M, Kitzman DW, Adams KF, Kraus WE, Pina IL, Donahue MP, Zannad F, Whellan DJ, O'Connor C, Felker GM. Evaluation of the incremental prognostic utility of increasingly complex testing in chronic heart failure. Circ Heart Fail. 2015;():.

Goncalves A, Jhund PS, Claggett B, Shah AM, Konety S, Butler K, Kitzman DW, Rosamond W, Fuchs FD, Solomon SD. Relationship between alcohol consumption and cardiac structure and function in the elderly: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015;8(6):e002846.

Rodriguez CJ, Dharod A, Allison MA, Shah SJ, Hurwitz B, Bangdiwala SI, Gonzalez F, Kitzman D, Gillam L, Spevack D, Dadhania R, Langdon S, Kaplan R. Rationale and design of the echocardiographic study of Hispanics/Latinos (ECHO-SOL). Ethn Dis. 2015;25(2):180-186.

Groban L, Kitzman DW, Register TC, Shively CA. Effect of depression and sertraline treatment on cardiac function in female nonhuman primates. Psychosom Med. 2014;76(2):137-146.

Ahmad T, Fiuzat M, Mark DB, Neely B, Neely M, Kraus WE, Kitzman DW, Whellan DJ, Donahue M, Zannad F, Pina IL, Adams K, O'Connor CM, Felker GM. The effects of exercise on cardiovascular biomarkers in patients with chronic heart failure. Am Heart J. 2014;167(2):193-202.

Shah AM, Cheng S, Skali H, Wu J, Mangion JR, Kitzman D, Matsushita K, Konety S, Butler KR, Fox ER, Cook N, Ni H, Coresh J, Mosley TH, Heiss G, Folsom AR, Solomon SD. Rationale and design of a multicenter echocardiographic study to assess the relationship between cardiac structure and function and heart failure risk in a biracial cohort of community-dwelling. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;7(1):173-181.

Haykowsky MJ, Kouba EJ, Brubaker PH, Nicklas BJ, Eggebeen J, Kitzman DW. Skeletal muscle composition and its relation to exercise intolerance in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Am J Cardiol. 2014;113(7):1211-1216.

Kitzman DW, Upadhya B. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a heterogenous disorder with multifactorial pathophysiology [editorial comment]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(5):457-459.

Patel K, Fonarow GC, Ekundayo OJ, Aban IB, Kilgore ML, Love TE, Kitzman DW, Gheorghiade M, Allman RM, Ahmed A. Beta-blockers in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: class, dosage, and outcomes. Int J Cardiol. 2014;173(3):393-401.

Jordan JH, Haag JC, Morgan TM, Vasu S, Stacey B, Hamilton C, Robinson K, Kitzman D, Thohan V, Hundley WG. Small, short-duration, dobutamine-induced perfusion defects are not associated with adverse prognosis in intermediate-risk individuals receiving cardiovascular magnetic resonance stress imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014;38(3):427-433.

Kitzman DW, Nicklas B, Kraus WE, Lyles MF, Eggebeen J, Morgan TM, Haykowsky M. Skeletal muscle abnormalities and exercise intolerance in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014;306(9):H1364-1370.

Brinkley TE, Leng X, Chughtai HL, Nicklas BJ, Kritchevsky SB, Ding J, Kitzman DW, Hundley WG. Periaortic fat and cardiovascular risk: a comparison of high-risk older adults and age-matched healthy controls. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38(11):1397-1402.

Ahmad T, Fiuzat M, Neely B, Neely ML, Pencina MJ, Kraus WE, Zannad F, Whellan DJ, Donahue MP, Pina IL, Adams KF, Kitzman DW, O'Connor CM, Felker GM. Biomarkers of myocardial stress and fibrosis as predictors of mode of death in patients with chronic heart failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2014;2(3):260-268.

Haykowsky MJ, Kitzman DW. Exercise physiology in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Heart Fail Clin. 2014;10(3):445-452.

Jordan JH, D'Agostino RB Jr, Hamilton CA, Vasu S, Hall ME, Kitzman DW, Thohan V, Lawrence JA, Ellis LR, Lash TL, Hundley WG. Longitudinal assessment of concurrent changes in left ventricular ejection fraction and left ventricular myocardial tissue characteristics after administration of cardiotoxic chemotherapies using T1-weighted and T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014;7(6):872-879.

Ahmad T, Pencina MJ, Schulte PJ, O'Brien E, Whellan DJ, Pina IL, Kitzman DW, Lee KL, O'Connor CM, Felker GM. Clinical implications of chronic heart failure phenotypes defined by cluster analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(17):1765-1774.

Cheng H-J, Zhou P, Li T, Kitzman D, Callahan MF, Masutani S. Upregulation of cardiac beta3-adrenergic signaling promotes heart failure progression: evidence from chronic beta3-adrenoceptor (AR) deficiency or beta3-AR blockade mice [abstract]. Circulation. 2014;130(Suppl 2):A14636.

Vera T, Morgan TM, Jordan JH, Whitlock MC, Kitzman D, Hundley WG. Is bilirubin protective against anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy? [abstract]. Circulation. 2014;130(Suppl 2):A18942.

Vera T, Morgan TM, Jordan JH, Whitlock MC, Vasu S, Hamilton CA, Kitzman D, Little WC, Hundley WG. Pulse wave velocity during dobutamine stress is an independent predictor of MACE in asymptomatic high risk middle aged and elderly men [abstract]. Circulation. 2014;130(Suppl 2):A20316.

Haykowsky MJ, Herrington DM, Brubaker PH, Morgan TM, Hundley WG, Kitzman DW. Relationship of flow-mediated arterial dilation and exercise capacity in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(2):161-167.

Kitzman DW, Herrington DM, Brubaker PH, Moore JB, Eggebeen J, Haykowsky MJ. Carotid arterial stiffness and its relationship to exercise intolerance in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Hypertension. 2013;61(1):112-119.

Mentz RJ, Schulte PJ, Fleg JL, Fiuzat M, Kraus WE, Pina IL, Keteyian SJ, Kitzman DW, Whellan DJ, Ellis SJ, O'Connor CM. Clinical characteristics, response to exercise training, and outcomes in patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: findings from Heart Failure and A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise TraiNing (HF-ACTION). Am Heart J. 2013;165(2):193-199.

Mujib M, Patel K, Fonarow GC, Kitzman DW, Zhang Y, Aban IB, Ekundayo OJ, Love TE, Kilgore ML, Allman RM, Gheorghiade M, Ahmed A. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and outcomes in heart failure and preserved ejection fraction. Am J Med. 2013;126(5):401-410.

Cheng CP, Cheng H-J, Zhou P, Li T-K, Kitzman DW, Kritchevsky SB, Little WC. Reversal of aging-induced contrast changes of cardiac SERCA 2a and inducible nitric oxide synthase in mice deficient in beta3-adrenoreceptor: insights into the molecular mechanism of cardiac aging [abstract]. Circ Res. 2013;113(4 Suppl):A087.

Dobre D, Zannad F, Keteyian SJ, Stevens SR, Rossignol P, Kitzman DW, Landzberg J, Howlett J, Kraus WE, Ellis SJ. Association between resting heart rate, chronotropic index, and long-term outcomes in patients with heart failure receiving beta-blocker therapy: data from the HF-ACTION trial. Eur Heart J. 2013;34(29):2271-2280.

Haykowsky MJ, Brubaker PH, Morgan TM, Kritchevsky S, Eggebeen J, Kitzman DW. Impaired aerobic capacity and physical functional performance in older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction: role of lean body mass. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(8):968-975.

Kitzman DW, Brubaker PH, Herrington DM, Morgan TM, Stewart KP, Hundley WG, Abdelhamed A, Haykowsky MJ. Effect of endurance exercise training on endothelial function and arterial stiffness in older patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction: a randomized, controlled, single-blind trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(7):584-592.

McCullough PA, Barnard D, Clare R, Ellis SJ, Fleg JL, Fonarow GC, Franklin BA, Kilpatrick RD, Kitzman DW, O'Connor CM, Pina IL, Thadani U, Thohan V, Whellan DJ. Anemia and associated clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure due to reduced left ventricular systolic function. Clin Cardiol. 2013;36(10):611-620.

Patel K, Sui X, Zhang Y, Fonarow GC, Aban IB, Brown CJ, Bittner V, Kitzman DW, Allman RM, Banach M, Aronow WS, Anker SD, Blair SN, Ahmed A. Prevention of heart failure in older adults may require higher levels of physical activity than needed for other cardiovascular events. Int J Cardiol. 2013;168(3):1905-1909.

Tuttle M, Brubaker P, Eggebeen J, Kitzman D. The relationship between physical activity levels and physical function measures in acute decompensated heart failure patients [abstract]. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013;45(5 Suppl 1):648.

Ades PA, Keteyian SJ, Balady GJ, Houston-Miller N, Kitzman DW, Mancini DM, Rich MW. Cardiac rehabilitation exercise and self-care for chronic heart failure. JACC Heart Fail. 2013;1(6):540-547.

Agarwal SK, Liu XX, Wruck LM, Chang PP, Russell SD, Deswal A, Shah A, Fox E, Kitzman D, Soloman SD Coresh J, Heiss G, Rosamond W. Epidemiology of hospitalized heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction: the ARIC Heart Failure Surveillance Project [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AMP03.

Brubaker PH, Kitzman DW. Chronotropy: the Cinderella of heart failure pathophysiology and management [editorial comment]. JACC Heart Fail. 2013;1(3):267-269.

Ahmad T, Fiuzat M, Stevens S, Schulte P, Kraus WE, Whellan D, Kitzman D, Zannad F, Pina I, Donahue M, Adams KF, Connor CO, Felker GM. Incremental prognostic utility by cost and complexity in chronic heart failure [abstract]. Circulation. 2013;128(22 Suppl):A16114.

Fleg JL, Forman DE, Berra K, Bittner V, Blumenthal JA, Chen MA, Cheng S, Kitzman DW, Maurer MS, Rich MW, Shen WK, Williams MA, Zieman SJ. Secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in older adults: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013;128(22):2422-2446.

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Professor, Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging, Stress Testing, Diastolic Dysfunction, Cardiology (clinical), Echocardiography, Geriatric Medicine and Assessment

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