Alan S. Maisel, M.D.   

Professor of Medicine
Director, Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System

 

 

 

Contact Information

VA San Diego Healthcare System
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
Cardiology Section, mc 9111A
San Diego, California 92161
Phone: (858) 552-8585, x7344
Fax: (858) 642-
amaisel@ucsd.edu

Does both basic science as well as clinical studies. Basic studies include interaction of sympathetic and immune nervous system, as well as role of stress on monocyte adhesion to coronary cells. In the clinical arena he avidly studies cardiac markers in coronary ischemia and carries out many studies on congestive heart failure, lately with brain natriuretic peptide.

  • Bhalla V, Willis S, Maisel AS. B-type natriuretic peptide: the level and the drug—partners in the diagnosis and management of congestive heart failure. Congestive Heart Failure 10(1) Suppl 1:1-27 Jan-Feb 2004. (Invited Article)
  • Young JB, Correia NG, Francis GS, Maisel A, Michota F. Testing for B-type natriuretic peptide in the diagnosis and assessment of heart failure: what are the nuances? Cleveland Clinic J Med 71(Suppl 5):S1-S17, June 2004. (Invited Article)
  • Bhalla V, Maisel AS. B-type natriuretic peptide. A biomarker for all the right reasons.
  • Ital Heart J. 5(6):417-20, June 2004. (Invited Article)
  • Maisel AS, Cairns CB, Kosowsky JM. Urgent management of acute decompensated heart failure: the role of the emergency physician. Clinician 23(2):1-15 March 2005. (Invited Article)
  • Maisel AS, Mehra MR. Understanding B-type natriuretic peptide and its role in diagnosing and monitoring CHF. Clinical Cornerstone Supplement 7(1):S7-S17. 2005. (Invited Article)
  • Maisel A, Bhalla V, Bhalla MA, Narayan SM. Chapter 26: Natriuretic peptide and sudden cardiac death in patients with congestive heart failure in Cardiac Mechano-Electric Feedback & Arrhythmias – From Pipette to Patient by Kohl P, Sachs F, Franz MR. Elsevier Saunders, 240-248, 2005. (Invited Book Chapter)
  • Wu AHB, Harrison A, Maisel AS. Reduced readmission rate for alternating diagnoses of heart failure and pulmonary disease after implementation of B-type natriuretic peptide testing. European J of Heart Failure. Eur J Heart Fail 15;6(3):309-12, 2004.
  • Knudsen CW, Omland T, Clopton P, Westheim A, Abraham WT, Storrow AB, McCord J, Nowak RM, Aumont MC, Duc P, Hollander JE, Wu AHB, McCullough PA, Maisel AS. Diagnostic value of B-type natriuretic peptide and chest radiographic findings in patients with acute dyspnea. Am J Med 116(6):363-368, 2004.
  • Mak GS, DeMaria A, Clopton P, Maisel AS. Utility of b-natriuretic peptide in the evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function: comparison with tissue Doppler imaging recordings. Am Heart J 148(5)895-902, 2004.
  • Hutfless R, Kazanegra R, Madani M, Bhalla MA, Tulua-Tata A, Chen A, Clopton P, James C, Chiu A, Maisel AS. Utility of B-type natriuretic peptide in predicting postoperative complications and outcomes in patients undergoing heart surgery. J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(10):1873-1879, 2004.
  • Atisha D, Bhalla MA, Morrison LK, Felicio L, Clopton P, Gardetto N, Kazanegra R, Chiu A, Maisel AS. A prospective study in search of an optimal b-natriuretic peptide level to screen patients for cardiac dysfunction. Amer Heart J 148:518-523, 2004.
  • Bhalla V, Maisel AS. B-type natriuretic peptide in the neurohormonal hierarchy in heart failure. Cardiovasc Rev & Reports 25(3): 100-104, 2004.
  • Maisel AS, Clopton P, Krishnaswamy P, Nowak RM, McCord J, Hollander JE, Duc P, Omland T, Storrow AB, Abraham WT, Wu AHB, Steg G, Westheim A, Knudsen CW, Perez A, Kazanegra R, Bhalla V, Herrmann HC, Aumont MC, McCullough PA. Impact of age, race, and sex on the ability of B-type natriuretic peptide to aid in the emergency diagnosis of heart failure: results from the breathing not properly (BNP) multinational study. Am Heart J 147(6):1078-1084, 2004.
  • Maisel A, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough P, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Bhalla MA, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Jesse R. Primary results of the rapid emergency department heart failure outpatient trial (REDHOT): a multicenter study of b-type natriuretic peptide levels, emergency department decision making, and outcomes in patients presenting with shortness of breath. J Amer Coll Cardiol 44(3):1328-1333, 2004.
  • Harrison A, Bhalla V, Gardetto N, Maisel AS. Evolving use of b-type natriuretic peptide in clinical practice. Letter to the Editor. Clinical Chemistry 50(9):1-2, 2004.
  • Bhalla V, Bhalla MA, Maisel AS. Evolution of B-type natriuretic peptide in evaluation of intensive care unit shock. Crit Care Med 32(8):1-3, 2004.
  • Barcarse E, Kazanegra R, Chen A, Chiu A, Clopton P, Maisel A. Combination of b-type natriuretic peptide levels and non-invasive hemodynamic parameters in diagnosing congestive heart failure in the emergency department. Congestive Heart Failure 10(4):171-176, July-Aug 2004.
  • Bhalla MA, Chiang A, Epshteyn VA, Kazanegra R, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Krishnaswamy P, Morrison LK, Chiu A, Gardetto N, Mudaliar S, Edelman SV, Henry RR, Maisel AS. Prognostic role of b-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Amer Coll Cardiol 44(5):1047-1052. September 2004.
  • Silver MA, Maisel A, Yancy CW, McCullough PA, Burnett JC, Francis GS, Mehra MR, Peacock-IV WF, Fonarow G, Gibler WB, Morrow DA, Hollander J. BNP consensus panel 2004: a clinical approach for the diagnostic, prognostic, screening, treatment monitoring, and therapeutic roles of natriuretic peptides in cardiovascular diseases. Congestive Heart Failure 10(5) Supplement 3:1-30, 2004.
  • Wu AHB, Omland T, Duc P, McCord J, Nowak RM, Hollander JE, Herrmann HC, Steg PG, Knudsen CW, Storrow AB, Abraham WT, Perez A, Kamin R , Clopton P, Maisel AS, McCullough PA, for the Breathing Not Properly Multinational Study Investigators. The effect of diabetes on b-type natriuretic peptide concentrations in patients with acute dyspnea: an analysis from the breathing not properly multinational study. Diabetes Care 27(10):2398-2404, 2004.
  • McCord J, Mundy BJ, Hudson MP, Maisel AS, Hollander JE, Abraham WT, Steg PG, Omland T, Knudsen CW, Sandberg KR, McCullough PA, for the Breathing Not Properly Multinational Study Investigators. Relationship between obesity and b-type natriuretic peptide levels. Arch Intern Med 164:2247-2252, 2004.
  • Bassan R, Potsch A, Maisel A, Tura B, Villacorta H, Nogueira MV, Campos A, Gamarski R, Masetto AC, Moutinho MA. B-type natriuretic peptide: a novel early blood marker of acute myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain and no ST-segment elevation. Eur Heart J 26:234-240, 2005.
  • Bhalla V, Isakson S, Bhalla MA, Lin JP, Clopton P, Gardetto N, Maisel AS. Diagnostic ability of b-type natriuretic peptide and impedance cardiography: testing to identify left ventricular dysfunction in hypertensive patients. Am J Hypertension 18(2):73S-81S, 2005.
  • Mehra MR, Maisel A. B-type natriuretic peptide in heart failure: diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic use. Critical Pathways Cardiology 4(1):10-20, March 2005.
  • Maisel AS, Hollander J, Guss D, McCullough P, Nowak R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Kazanegra R, Clopton P, Jesse R. Primary results of the rapid emergency department heart failure outpatient trial (REDHOT): a multicenter trial examining b-type natriuretic peptide levels, emergency physician decision making and outcomes in patients presenting with shortness of breath. J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(5) supple A, 1001-25, 6A, 2004.
  • Knudsen CW, Omland T, Westheim A, Clopton P, Abraham WT, Storrow A, McCord JK, Nowak R, Duc P, McCullough P, Maisel A. B-type natriuretic peptide and chest radiograph findings as indicators of systolic dysfunction in patients presenting with acute dyspnea. J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(5) supple A, 1049-108, 171A, 2004.
  • Beede J, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Maisel AS. Evaluation of b-type natriuretic peptide levels in normal and pre-eclamptic women during pregnancy. J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(5) supple A, 1049-109, 171A, 2004.
  • Fitzgerald RL, Cremo R, Gardetto N, Chiu A, Bhalla V, Maisel AS. Utility of b-type natriuretic peptide and proBNP in evaluation of patients receiving Natrecor therapy (UBET study). J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(5) supple A, 1049-112, 171A, 2004.
  • Bhalla MA, Bhalla V, Atisha D, Morrison LK, Atisha D, Morrison LK, Felicio L, Clopton P, Gardetto N, Kazanegra R, Chiu A, Maisel AS. Prospective study in search of an optimal b-type natriuretic peptide level to screen patients for cardiac dysfunction. J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(5) supple A, 1049-113, 172A, 2004.
  • Maisel AS, Bhalla MA, Gardetto N, McCord J, Nowak RM, Hollander JE, Wu AHB, Duc P, Omland T, Storrow AB, Krishnaswamy P, Abraham WT, Clopton P, Steg G, Aumont MC, Westheim A, Knudsen CW, Perez A, Kamin R, Kazanegra R, Herrmann HC, McCullough PA. Utility of b-natriuretic peptide levels in predicting outcome of hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure: results of the breathing not properly (BNP) multinational study. J Amer Coll Cardiol 43(5) supple A, 234A, 2004.
  • Sheen V, Bhalla V, Tulua-Tata A, Bhalla MA, Weiss D, Chiu A, Abdeen O, Mullaney S, Maisel AS. The use of b-type natriuretic peptide to assess volume status in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). J Card Failure 10(4):S46 #104. 8th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America 2004.
  • Beede J, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Maisel AS. Evaluation of b-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in normal and preeclamptic women. J Card Failure 10(4):S49 #117. 8th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2004.
  • Bhalla MA, Chiang A, Epshteyn VA, Bhalla V, Kazanegra R, Clopton P, Krishnaswamy P, Morrison LK, Chiu A, Gardetto N, Mudaliar S, Edelman SV, Henry RR, Maisel AS. Prognostic role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Card Failure 10(4):S48 #111. 8th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2004.
  • Fitzgerald RL, Cremo R, Gardetto N, Chiu A, Bhalla V, Maisel AS. The effect of nesiritide on serum levels of b-natriuretic peptide (BNP) and n-terminal pro bnp (NT-proBNP) in patients admitted for decompensated congestive heart failure. J Card Failure 10(4):S52 #129. 8th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2004.
  • Strunk A, Bhalla V, Clopton P, Nowak RM, McCord J, Hollander JE, Duc, P, Storrow, AB, Abraham WT, Wu AHB, Steg G, Perez A, Kazanegra R, Herrmann HC, Aumont MC, McCullough PA, Maisel AS for the BNP Multinational Study Investigators*. Impact of the history of congestive heart failure on accuracy of BNP in the emergency diagnosis of heart failure: results from the breathing not properly (BNP) multinational study. J Card Failure 10(4):S50 #120, 8th Annual Scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, 2004.
  • Daniels LB, Clopton P, Hollander JE, Guss D, McCullough P, Nowak, R, Green G, Saltzberg M, Ellison SR, Bhalla MA, Bhalla V, Jesse R, Maisel A. Effect of ethnicity on likelihood of admission for heart failure. J Amer Coll Cardiol 45(3) supple A, 133-171, 168A, 2005.
  • Daniels LB, Clopton P, Chiu A, McCord J, Hollander JE, Duc P, Omland T, Storrow AB, Wu AHB, Steg G, Westheim A, Knudsen CW, Hermann HC, McCullough PA, Maisel AS. Using b-type natriuretic peptide to diagnose heart failure in obese patients. J Amer Coll Cardiol 45(3) supple A, 1048-180, 141A, 2005.
  • Maisel A. Bedside Manners - A Medical Thriller, Le Jacq Pub and 1st Books Library, 2001.
  • Maisel A. Brain Chicane, Le Jacq Communications, Inc., 2003.