A List of Our Work

  1. Decision making for destination therapy left ventricular assist devices: “there was no choice” versus “I thought about it an awful lot”. McIlvennan CK, Allen LA, Nowels C, Brieke A, Cleveland JC, Matlock DD. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May;7(3):374-80. PMID: 24823949.
  2. Design and testing of tools for shared decision making. Matlock DD, Spatz ES. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May;7(3):487-92. PMID: 24714602.
  3. A Study to Improve Communication Between Clinicians and Patients With Advanced Heart Failure: Methods and Challenges Behind the Working to Improve diScussions about DefibrillatOr Management (WISDOM) Trial. Goldstein NE, Kalman J, Kutner JS, Fromme EK, Hutchinson MD, Lipman HI, Matlock DD, Swetz KM, Lampert R, Herasme O, Morrison RS. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014; Apr 21. pii:S0885-3924(14)00216-4. PMID: 24768595.
  4. “It’s Valid and Reliable” Is Not Enough: Critical Appraisal of Reporting of Measures in Trials Evaluating Patient Decision Aids. Sepucha KR, Matlock DD, Wills CE, Ropka M, Joseph-Williams N, Stacey D, Ng C, Levin C, Lally J, Borkhoff CM, Thomson R. Med Decis Making. 2014 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24713692.
  5. Making Decisions About Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators from Implantation to End of Life: An Integrative Review of Patients’ Perspectives. Lewis KB, Stacey D, Matlock DD. Patient. 2014 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24668214.
  6. Advance directives, advance care planning, and shared decision making: promoting synergy over exclusivity in contemporary context. Swetz KM, Matlock DD, Ottenberg AL, Mueller PS. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Mar;47(3):e1-3. PMID: 24315513.
  7. The antidote for unprepared patients: a caring clinician. Matlock DD, Mandrola JM. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan;174(1):86-7. PMID: 24276534.
  8. Pre-operative health status and outcomes after continuous-flow left ventricular assist device implantation. Flint KM, Matlock DD, Sundareswaran KS, Lindenfeld J, Spertus JA, Farrar DJ, Allen LA. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Dec;32(12):1249-54. PMID: 24119729.
  9. Preparedness planning before mechanical circulatory support: a “how-to” guide for palliative medicine clinicians. Swetz KM, Kamal AH, Matlock DD, Dose AM, Borkenhagen LS, Kimeu AK, Dunlay SM, Feely MA. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 May;47(5):926-935.e6. PMID: 24094703.
  10. Do we really want to grow the field of palliative medicine? Matlock DD. J Palliat Med. 2013 Sep;16(9):998-9. PMID: 24041290.
  11. Geographic variation in cardiovascular procedure use among Medicare fee-for-service vs Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. Matlock DD, Groeneveld PW, Sidney S, Shetterly S, Goodrich G, Glenn K, Xu S, Yang L, Farmer SA, Reynolds K, Cassidy-Bushrow AE, Lieu T, Boudreau DM, Greenlee RT, Tom J, Vupputuri S, Adams KF, Smith DH, Gunter MJ, Go AS, Magid DJ. JAMA. 2013 Jul 10;310(2):155-62. PMID: 23839749.
  12. Shared decision making in prostate-specific antigen testing: the effect of a mailed patient flyer prior to an annual exam. Landrey AR, Matlock DD, Andrews L, Bronsert M, Denberg T. J Prim Care Community Health. 2013 Jan;4(1):67-74. PMID: 23799692.
  13. Mechanical circulatory support in advanced heart failure #205, 2nd ed. Swetz KM, Matlock DD, Ferris H, Hunt S. J Palliat Med. 2013 Aug;16(8):979-80. PMID: 23767951.
  14. Less patient-centered care: an unintended consequence of guidelines? Lin GA, Matlock DD. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):578-9. PMID: 23420530.
  15. Defibrillators, deactivation, decisions, and dying. Matlock DD, Allen LA. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11;173(5):375-94. PMID: 23358740.
  16. Establishing the effectiveness of patient decision aids: key constructs and measurement instruments. Sepucha KR, Borkhoff CM, Lally J, Levin CA, Matlock DD, Ng CJ, Ropka ME, Stacey D, Joseph-Williams N, Wills CE, Thomson R. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013;13 Suppl 2:S12. PMID: 24625035.
  17. Incorporating the patient perspective: a critical review of clinical practice guidelines for implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy. Joyce KE, Lord S, Matlock DD, McComb JM, Thomson R. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2013 Mar;36(2):185-97. PMID: 23250540.
  18. Life-saving devices reach the end of life with heart failure. Matlock DD, Stevenson LW. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 Nov-Dec;55(3):274-81. PMID: 23217431.
  19. Patient preference in the decision to place implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Caverly TJ, Al-Khatib SM, Kutner JS, Masoudi FA, Matlock DD. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jul 23;172(14):1104-5. PMID: 22688654.
  20. The experience of fatigue as a distressing symptom of heart failure. Jones J, McDermott CM, Nowels CT, Matlock DD, Bekelman DB. Heart Lung. 2012 Sep-Oct;41(5):484-91. PMID: 22652166.
  21. Variation in use of dual-chamber implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: results from the national cardiovascular data registry. Matlock DD, Peterson PN, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Reynolds MR, Varosy PD, Masoudi FA. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 23;172(8):634-41; discussion 641. PMID: 22529229.
  22. Frailty and the selection of patients for destination therapy left ventricular assist device. Flint KM, Matlock DD, Lindenfeld J, Allen LA. Circ Heart Fail. 2012 Mar 1;5(2):286-93. PMID: 22438521.
  23. Decision making in advanced heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Allen LA, Stevenson LW, Grady KL, Goldstein NE, Matlock DD, Arnold RM, Cook NR, Felker GM, Francis GS, Hauptman PJ, Havranek EP, Krumholz HM, Mancini D, Riegel B, Spertus JA; American Heart Association; Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research; Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia. Circulation. 2012 Apr 17;125(15):1928-52. PMID: 22392529.
  24. Destination unknown: the ventricular assist device and the advance of technology. Matlock DD. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jan;60(1):154-5. PMID: 22239295.
  25. Feasibility and acceptability of a decision aid designed for people facing advanced or terminal illness: a pilot randomized trial. Matlock DD, Keech TA, McKenzie MB, Bronsert MR, Nowels CT, Kutner JS. Health Expect. 2014 Feb;17(1):49-59. PMID: 22032553.
  26. Patient and cardiologist perceptions on decision making for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: a qualitative study. Matlock DD, Nowels CT, Masoudi FA, Sauer WH, Bekelman DB, Main DS, Kutner JS. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec;34(12):1634-44. PMID: 21972983.
  27. Palliative medicine and decision science: the critical need for a shared agenda to foster informed patient choice in serious illness. Bakitas M, Kryworuchko J, Matlock DD, Volandes AE. J Palliat Med. 2011 Oct;14(10):1109-16. PMID: 21895453.
  28. Outpatient palliative care for chronic heart failure: a case series. Bekelman DB, Nowels CT, Allen LA, Shakar S, Kutner JS, Matlock DD. J Palliat Med. 2011 Jul;14(7):815-21. PMID: 21554021.
  29. Health literacy and outcomes among patients with heart failure. Peterson PN, Shetterly SM, Clarke CL, Bekelman DB, Chan PS, Allen LA, Matlock DD, Magid DJ, Masoudi FA. JAMA. 2011 Apr 27;305(16):1695-701. PMID: 21521851.
  30. Regional variations in physicians’ attitudes and recommendations surrounding implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Matlock DD, Kutner JS, Emsermann CB, Al-Khatib SM, Sanders GD, Dickinson LM, Rumsfeld JS, Davidson AJ, Crane LA, Masoudi FA. J Card Fail. 2011 Apr;17(4):318-24. PMID: 21440870.
  31. Regional variation in the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for primary prevention: results from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Matlock DD, Peterson PN, Heidenreich PA, Lucas FL, Malenka DJ, Wang Y, Curtis JP, Kutner JS, Fisher ES, Masoudi FA. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Jan 1;4(1):114-21. PMID: 21139094.
  32. Regional variations in palliative care: do cardiologists follow guidelines? Matlock DD, Peterson PN, Sirovich BE, Wennberg DE, Gallagher PM, Lucas FL. J Palliat Med. 2010 Nov;13(11):1315-9. PMID: 20954826.
  33. Patient perspectives on decision making in heart failure. Matlock DD, Nowels CT, Bekelman DB. J Card Fail. 2010 Oct;16(10):823-6. PMID: 20932464.
  34. Big Brother is watching you: what do patients think about ICD home monitoring? Matlock DD. Circulation. 2010 Jul 27;122(4):319-21. PMID: 20625107.
  35. Defibrillators in heart failure and quality of life. Matlock DD. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 8;360(2):187-8; author reply 189. PMID: 19129534.