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Laura Wexler, MD

Clinical Interest

Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Heart Disease in Women, Sleep Apnea in Patients with Heart Failure.

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency : Boston City Hospital, Harvard Medical Service
  • Senior Resident : Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Clinical & Research Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellow : Executive Leadership Academic Medicine MCP-Hahnemann University
Board Certifications & Licenses
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 06/19/1974)
    American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (Certification Date: 11/10/1981) - (Recertification Date: 05/06/2008)
Contact Information
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Sciences Building Room 3363
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office (513)558-5575
  • Email laura.wexler@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

Robins, S J; Collins, D; Wittes, J T; Papademetriou, V; Deedwania, P C; Schaefer, E J; McNamara, J R; Kashyap, M L; Hershman, J M; Wexler, L F; Rubins, H B 2001. Relation of gemfibrozil treatment and lipid levels with major coronary events: VA-HIT: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 285 12, 1585-91

Wexler, L F; Blaustein, A S; Lavori, P W; Lehmann, K G; Wade, M; Boden, W E 2001. Non-Q-wave myocardial infarction following thrombolytic therapy: a comparison of outcomes in patients randomized to invasive or conservative post-infarct assessment strategies in the Veterans Affairs non-Q-wave Infarction Strategies In-Hospital (VANQWISH) Trial. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 37 1, 19-25

Wexler, L F 1999. Studies of acute coronary syndromes in women--lessons for everyone. The New England journal of medicine, 341 4, 275-6

Boden, W E; O'Rourke, R A; Crawford, M H; Blaustein, A S; Deedwania, P C; Zoble, R G; Wexler, L F; Kleiger, R E; Pepine, C J; Ferry, D R; Chow, B K; Lavori, P W 1998. Outcomes in patients with acute non-Q-wave myocardial infarction randomly assigned to an invasive as compared with a conservative management strategy. Veterans Affairs Non-Q-Wave Infarction Strategies in Hospital (VANQWISH) Trial Investigators. The New England journal of medicine, 338 25, 1785-92

Shaffer, J; Simbartl, L; Render, M L; Snow, E; Chaney, C; Nishiyama, H; Rauf, G C; Wexler, L F 1998. Patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can safely undergo intravenous dipyridamole thallium-201 imaging. American heart journal, 136 2, 307-13

Hashkes, Philip J; Wexler, Laura F; Passo, Murray H 1997. Coronary Artery Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Risk Factors, Assessment, and Prevention. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, 3 4, 203-210

Blaustein, A S; Hoit, B D; Wexler, L F; Ashraf, M; Ramrakhyani, K; Matoba, R; Gabel, M; Millard, R W 1995. Characteristics of chronic left ventricular dysfunction induced by coronary embolization in a canine model. The American journal of cardiovascular pathology, 5 1, 32-48

Shaffer, J; Wexler, L F 1995. Reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in an ambulatory care system. Results of a multidisciplinary collaborative practice lipid clinic compared with traditional physician-based care. Archives of internal medicine, 155 21, 2330-5

Adolph, E A; Lacy, W O; Hermoni, Y I; Wexler, L F; Javaheri, S 1992. Reversible orthodeoxia and platypnea due to right-to-left intracardiac shunting related to pericardial effusion. Annals of internal medicine, 116 2, 138-9

Wexler, L F; Grice, W N; Huntington, M; Plehn, J F; Apstein, C S 1989. Coronary hypertension and diastolic compliance in isolated rabbit hearts. Hypertension, 13 6 Pt 1, 598-606

Goldenberg, A M; Wexler, L F 1988. Quinine overdose: review of toxicity and treatment. Clinical cardiology, 11 10, 716-8

Wexler, L F; Lorell, B H; Momomura, S; Weinberg, E O; Ingwall, J S; Apstein, C S 1988. Enhanced sensitivity to hypoxia-induced diastolic dysfunction in pressure-overload left ventricular hypertrophy in the rat: role of high-energy phosphate depletion. Circulation research, 62 4, 766-75

Isoyama, S; Apstein, C S; Wexler, L F; Grice, W N; Lorell, B H 1987. Acute decrease in left ventricular diastolic chamber distensibility during simulated angina in isolated hearts. Circulation research, 61 6, 925-33

Lorell, B H; Wexler, L F; Momomura, S; Weinberg, E; Apstein, C S 1986. The influence of pressure overload left ventricular hypertrophy on diastolic properties during hypoxia in isovolumically contracting rat hearts. Circulation research, 58 5, 653-63

Wexler, L F; Weinberg, E O; Ingwall, J S; Apstein, C S 1986. Acute alterations in diastolic left ventricular chamber distensibility: mechanistic differences between hypoxemia and ischemia in isolated perfused rabbit and rat hearts. Circulation research, 59 5, 515-28

Cameron, A; Kemp, H G; Fisher, L D; Gosselin, A; Judkins, M P; Kennedy, J W; Lesperance, J; Mudd, J G; Ryan, T J; Silverman, J F; Tristani, F; Vlietstra, R E; Wexler, L F 1983. Left main coronary artery stenosis: angiographic determination. Circulation, 68 3, 484-9

Wexler, L F; Lesperance, J; Ryan, T J; Bourassa, M G; Fisher, L D; Maynard, C; Kemp, H G; Cameron, A; Gosselin, A J; Judkins, M P 1982. Interobserver variability in interpreting contrast left ventriculograms (CASS). Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis, 8 4, 341-55

Wexler, L F; Pohost, G M; Rubenstein, J J; O'Keefe, D D; Vezeridis, M P; Daggett, W M 1982. The relationship of the first heart sound to mitral valve closure in dogs. Circulation, 66 1, 235-43

Lee, D C; Johnson, R A; Boucher, C A; Wexler, L F; McEnany, M T 1977. Angiographic predictors of survival following left ventricular aneurysmectomy. Circulation, 56 3 Suppl, II12-8

Wexler, L F; Pohost, G M 1976. Hemodynamic monitoring: noninvasive techniques. Anesthesiology, 45 2, 156-83

Peyru, G; Wexler, L F; Novick, R P 1969. Naturally occurring penicillinase plasmids in Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of bacteriology, 98 1, 215-21

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University of Cincinnati
Department of Internal Medicine

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