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Jeanne M. Decara

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InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Cardiology
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    Dr. De Cara’s recent research interests focus on identifying patients at risk for cardiovascular complications related to cancer therapeutics by using cardiac imaging techniques and examining clinical characteristics associated with increased cardiovascular risk.


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    1. Polonsky TS, DeCara JM. Risk factors for chemotherapy-related cardiac toxicity. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2019 05; 34(3):283-288. PMID: 30870259.
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    2. Mozaffari SV, DeCara JM, Shah SJ, Sidore C, Fiorillo E, Cucca F, Lang RM, Nicolae DL, Ober C. Parent-of-origin effects on quantitative phenotypes in a large Hutterite pedigree. Commun Biol. 2019 Jan 18; 2(1):28. PMID: 31924898.
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    3. Mozaffari SV, DeCara JM, Shah SJ, Sidore C, Fiorillo E, Cucca F, Lang RM, Nicolae DL, Ober C. Parent-of-origin effects on quantitative phenotypes in a large Hutterite pedigree. Commun Biol. 2019; 2:28. PMID: 30675526.
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    4. Koo G, Goyal N, DeCara JM, Lang RM, Addetia K. An insidious and deadly complication of mechanical chest compressions in a patient on anticoagulation and the subtle echocardiographic findings that enabled timely diagnosis. Echocardiography. 2018 05; 35(5):743-746. PMID: 29510457.
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    5. Jakubowiak AJ, DeCara JM, Mezzi K. Cardiovascular events during carfilzomib therapy for relapsed myeloma: practical management aspects from two case studies. Hematology. 2017 Dec; 22(10):585-591. PMID: 28545322.
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    6. Addetia K, DeCara JM. Cardiac Complications of HER2-Targeted Therapies in Breast Cancer. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Jun; 18(6):36. PMID: 27020051.
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    7. Narang A, Mediratta A, Estrada JR, Rosenberg J, DeCara JM, Howell MD, Lang RM, Paul JD, Nathan S, Shah AP, Blair JE. Transcatheter Therapy for a Large Mobile Right Atrial Thrombus and Massive Pulmonary Embolism. J Invasive Cardiol. 2016 May; 28(5):E49-51. PMID: 27145056.
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    8. Lenihan DJ, Hartlage G, DeCara J, Blaes A, Finet JE, Lyon AR, Cornell RF, Moslehi J, Oliveira GH, Murtagh G, Fisch M, Zeevi G, Iakobishvili Z, Witteles R, Patel A, Harrison E, Fradley M, Curigliano G, Lenneman CG, Magalhaes A, Krone R, Porter C, Parasher S, Dent S, Douglas P, Carver J. Cardio-Oncology Training: A Proposal From the International Cardioncology Society and Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network for a New Multidisciplinary Specialty. J Card Fail. 2016 Jun; 22(6):465-71. PMID: 27038642.
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    9. Murtagh G, Yu Z, Harrold E, Cooke J, Keegan N, Fukuda S, Addetia K, Kim JH, Spencer KT, Takeuchi M, Kennedy J, Ward RP, Patel AR, Lang RM, DeCara JM. Monitoring Ionizing Radiation Exposure for Cardiotoxic Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment. Am J Cardiol. 2016 May 15; 117(10):1678-1682. PMID: 27040573.
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    10. Cusanovich DA, Caliskan M, Billstrand C, Michelini K, Chavarria C, De Leon S, Mitrano A, Lewellyn N, Elias JA, Chupp GL, Lang RM, Shah SJ, Decara JM, Gilad Y, Ober C. Integrated analyses of gene expression and genetic association studies in a founder population. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 05 15; 25(10):2104-2112. PMID: 26931462.
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    11. Okwuosa TM, Akhter N, Williams KA, DeCara JM. Building a cardio-oncology program in a small- to medium-sized, nonprimary cancer center, academic hospital in the USA: challenges and pitfalls. Future Cardiol. 2015 Jul; 11(4):413-20. PMID: 26238159.
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    12. Addetia K, DeCara JM. Caring for the cardio-oncology patient: straining to foresee the future. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 May; 28(5):515-6. PMID: 25953465.
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    13. Spencer KT, Arling B, Sevenster M, DeCara JM, Lang RM, Ward RP, O'Connor AM, Patel AR. Identifying errors and inconsistencies in real time while using facilitated echocardiographic reporting. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 Jan; 28(1):88-92.e1. PMID: 25441328.
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    14. Plana JC, Galderisi M, Barac A, Ewer MS, Ky B, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Ganame J, Sebag IA, Agler DA, Badano LP, Banchs J, Cardinale D, Carver J, Cerqueira M, DeCara JM, Edvardsen T, Flamm SD, Force T, Griffin BP, Jerusalem G, Liu JE, Magalhães A, Marwick T, Sanchez LY, Sicari R, Villarraga HR, Lancellotti P. Expert consensus for multimodality imaging evaluation of adult patients during and after cancer therapy: a report from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Oct; 15(10):1063-93. PMID: 25239940.
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    15. Plana JC, Galderisi M, Barac A, Ewer MS, Ky B, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Ganame J, Sebag IA, Agler DA, Badano LP, Banchs J, Cardinale D, Carver J, Cerqueira M, DeCara JM, Edvardsen T, Flamm SD, Force T, Griffin BP, Jerusalem G, Liu JE, Magalhães A, Marwick T, Sanchez LY, Sicari R, Villarraga HR, Lancellotti P. Expert consensus for multimodality imaging evaluation of adult patients during and after cancer therapy: a report from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014 Sep; 27(9):911-39. PMID: 25172399.
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    16. DeCara JM. Early detection of chemotherapy-related left ventricular dysfunction. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2012 Jun; 14(3):334-41. PMID: 22415395.
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    17. Patel AR, Klein MR, Chandra S, Spencer KT, Decara JM, Lang RM, Burke MC, Garrity ER, Hogarth DK, Archer SL, Sweiss NJ, Beshai JF. Myocardial damage in patients with sarcoidosis and preserved left ventricular systolic function: an observational study. Eur J Heart Fail. 2011 Nov; 13(11):1231-7. PMID: 21810833.
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    18. Douglas PS, DeCara JM, Devereux RB, Duckworth S, Gardin JM, Jaber WA, Morehead AJ, Oh JK, Picard MH, Solomon SD, Wei K, Weissman NJ. Echocardiographic imaging in clinical trials: American Society of Echocardiography Standards for echocardiography core laboratories: endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Jul; 22(7):755-65. PMID: 19560654.
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    19. Korcarz CE, DeCara JM, Hirsch AT, Mohler ER, Pogue B, Postley J, Tzou WS, Stein JH. Ultrasound detection of increased carotid intima-media thickness and carotid plaque in an office practice setting: does it affect physician behavior or patient motivation? J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Oct; 21(10):1156-62. PMID: 18558473.
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    20. Stein JH, Tzou WS, DeCara JM, Hirsch AT, Mohler ER, Ouyang P, Pearce GL, Davidson MH. Usefulness of increased skin cholesterol to identify individuals at increased cardiovascular risk (from the Predictor of Advanced Subclinical Atherosclerosis study). Am J Cardiol. 2008 Apr 01; 101(7):986-91. PMID: 18359319.
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    21. Korcarz CE, Hirsch AT, Bruce C, DeCara JM, Mohler ER, Pogue B, Postley J, Tzou WS, Stein JH. Carotid intima-media thickness testing by non-sonographer clinicians: the office practice assessment of carotid atherosclerosis study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Feb; 21(2):117-22. PMID: 17904806.
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    22. DeCara JM, Toledo E, Salgo IS, Lammertin G, Weinert L, Lang RM. Evaluation of left ventricular systolic function using automated angle-independent motion tracking of mitral annular displacement. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Dec; 18(12):1266-9. PMID: 16376753.
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    23. Toledo E, Jacobs LD, Lodato JA, DeCara JM, Coon P, Mor-Avi V, Lang RM. Quantitative diagnosis of stress-induced myocardial ischemia using analysis of contrast echocardiographic parametric perfusion images. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2006 Jun; 7(3):217-25. PMID: 16157510.
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    24. Min JK, Spencer KT, Furlong KT, DeCara JM, Sugeng L, Ward RP, Lang RM. Clinical features of complications from transesophageal echocardiography: a single-center case series of 10,000 consecutive examinations. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Sep; 18(9):925-9. PMID: 16153515.
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    25. Chapa JB, Heiberger HB, Weinert L, Decara J, Lang RM, Hibbard JU. Prognostic value of echocardiography in peripartum cardiomyopathy. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jun; 105(6):1303-8. PMID: 15932821.
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    26. Decara JM, Kirkpatrick JN, Spencer KT, Ward RP, Kasza K, Furlong K, Lang RM. Use of hand-carried ultrasound devices to augment the accuracy of medical student bedside cardiac diagnoses. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Mar; 18(3):257-63. PMID: 15746716.
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    27. Teuteberg J, Decara JM. Visualization of the entry site of a dissection in the descending thoracic aorta by transthoracic echocardiography. Echocardiography. 2004 Nov; 21(8):757-8. PMID: 15546379.
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    28. Decara JM, Mor-Avi V, Weinert L, Korcarz CE, Collins KA, Spencer KT, Bednarz JE, Lang RM. Automated quantitative assessment of wall motion in patients with poor acoustic windows. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Jul; 17(7):723-31. PMID: 15220896.
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    29. Kirkpatrick JN, Davis A, Decara JM, Hong AE, Kurtz PL, Balasia B, Spencer KT. Hand-carried cardiac ultrasound as a tool to screen for important cardiovascular disease in an underserved minority health care clinic. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 May; 17(5):399-403. PMID: 15122177.
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    30. Kirkpatrick JN, Wong T, Bednarz JE, Spencer KT, Sugeng L, Ward RP, DeCara JM, Weinert L, Krausz T, Lang RM. Differential diagnosis of cardiac masses using contrast echocardiographic perfusion imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2004 Apr 21; 43(8):1412-9. PMID: 15093876.
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    31. Spencer KT, Kirkpatrick JN, Mor-Avi V, Decara JM, Lang RM. Age dependency of the Tei index of myocardial performance. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Apr; 17(4):350-2. PMID: 15044869.
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    32. Ward RP, Collins KA, Balasia B, Spencer KT, Decara JM, Mor-Avi V, Sugeng L, Lang RM. Harmonic imaging for endocardial visualization and myocardial contrast echocardiography during transesophageal echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Jan; 17(1):10-4. PMID: 14712181.
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    33. Sugeng L, Weinert L, Lammertin G, Thomas P, Spencer KT, Decara JM, Mor-Avi V, Huo D, Feldman T, Lang RM. Accuracy of mitral valve area measurements using transthoracic rapid freehand 3-dimensional scanning: comparison with noninvasive and invasive methods. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2003 Dec; 16(12):1292-300. PMID: 14652609.
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    34. Mor-Avi V, Korcarz CE, Collins KA, Decara JM, Caiani EG, Lang RM. Simultaneous real-time echocardiographic imaging of myocardial perfusion and regional function using color-encoded, contrast-enhanced power modulation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2003 Dec; 16(12):1258-66. PMID: 14652605.
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    35. DeCara JM, Lang RM. Interpretation of left ventricular wall motion during stress testing. Echocardiography. 2003 Oct; 20(7):643-58. PMID: 14536015.
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    36. Fedson S, Neithardt G, Thomas P, Lickerman A, Radzienda M, DeCara JM, Lang RM, Spencer KT. Unsuspected clinically important findings detected with a small portable ultrasound device in patients admitted to a general medicine service. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2003 Sep; 16(9):901-5. PMID: 12931101.
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    37. Sugeng L, Kirkpatrick J, Lang RM, Bednarz JE, Decara JM, Lammertin G, Spencer KT. Biplane stress echocardiography using a prototype matrix-array transducer. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2003 Sep; 16(9):937-41. PMID: 12931105.
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    38. DeCara JM, Lang RM, Spencer KT. The hand-carried echocardiographic device as an aid to the physical examination. Echocardiography. 2003 Jul; 20(5):477-85. PMID: 12848871.
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    39. DeCara JM, Lang RM, Koch R, Bala R, Penzotti J, Spencer KT. The use of small personal ultrasound devices by internists without formal training in echocardiography. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2003 Jun; 4(2):141-7. PMID: 12749876.
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    40. Sugeng L, Spencer KT, Mor-Avi V, DeCara JM, Bednarz JE, Weinert L, Korcarz CE, Lammertin G, Balasia B, Jayakar D, Jeevanandam V, Lang RM. Dynamic three-dimensional color flow Doppler: an improved technique for the assessment of mitral regurgitation. Echocardiography. 2003 Apr; 20(3):265-73. PMID: 12848664.
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    41. DeCara JM. Noninvasive cardiac testing in women. J Am Med Womens Assoc (1972). 2003; 58(4):254-63. PMID: 14640257.
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    42. Spencer KT, Weinert L, Avi VM, Decara J, Lang RM. Automated calculation of the Tei index from signal averaged left ventricular acoustic quantification wave forms. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Dec; 15(12):1485-9. PMID: 12464916.
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    43. Caiani EG, Lang RM, Korcarz CE, DeCara JM, Weinert L, Collins KA, Spencer KT, Mor-Avi V. Improvement in echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular wall motion using still-frame parametric imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Sep; 15(9):926-34. PMID: 12221409.
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    44. Spencer KT, Bednarz J, Mor-Avi V, DeCara J, Lang RM. Automated endocardial border detection and evaluation of left ventricular function from contrast-enhanced images using modified acoustic quantification. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Aug; 15(8):777-81. PMID: 12174346.
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    45. Ward RP, Weinert L, Spencer KT, Furlong KT, Bednarz J, DeCara J, Lang RM. Quantitative diagnosis of apical cardiomyopathy using contrast echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Apr; 15(4):316-22. PMID: 11944008.
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    46. Caiani EG, Lang RM, DeCara J, Bednarz JE, Weinert L, Korcarz CE, Collins KA, Mor-Avi V. Objective assessment of left ventricular wall motion from contrast-enhanced power modulation images. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2002 Feb; 15(2):118-28. PMID: 11836486.
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    47. Gulati M, Furlong K, DeCara J, Spencer KT, Lang RM. Thrombolytic therapy of a left-sided prosthetic valve thrombosis without hemodynamic obstruction: a case report. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001 Dec; 14(12):1230-4. PMID: 11734793.
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    48. Falk RH, Decara JM. Dofetilide: a new pure class III antiarrhythmic agent. Am Heart J. 2000 Nov; 140(5):697-706. PMID: 11054613.
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    49. DeCara JM, Pollak A, Dubrey S, Falk RH. Positive atrial inotropic effect of dofetilide after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Sep 15; 86(6):685-8, A8. PMID: 10980226.
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    50. Falk RH, Decara J, Abascal V. Is pharmacologic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation really preferable to electrical cardioversion? J Am Coll Cardiol. 1998 May; 31(6):1446-7. PMID: 9581752.
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