Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Penn Cardiovascular Institute Research Directory

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James N. Kirkpatrick, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9 Gates Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: (215) 662-7726
Fax: (215) 615-3652
BA (Politics)
Pomona College (cum laude), 1993.
MD (Internal Medicine)
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1998.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:

Retrieval and reuse of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (pacemakers, defibrillators)

Conflicts of interest in clinical practice guidelines

Caregiver stress in the use of destination therapy left ventricular assist devices

Advance directives and advanced therapies in cardiovascular medicine

Echocardiographic measures of hemodynamics

Hand carried cardiac ultrasonography in the treatment of advanced heart failure

Other Affiliations
I am an Associate Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics.

Selected Publications

Kirkpatrick JN, Hauptman PJ, Goodlin SJ: Bundling Informed Consent and Advance Care Planning in Chronic Cardiovascular Disease: We Need to Talk. JAMA Internal Medicine Nov 2014 Notes: doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6219

Ranola P-A, Merchant R, Perman S, Khan AM, Gaieski D, Caplan AL, Kirkpatrick JN. : How long is long enough, and have we done everything we should?—Ethics of calling codes. J Med Ethics Sept 23 2014 Notes: pii: medethics-2013-101949.

Raina A, Rammohan HRS, Gertz ZM, Rame JE, Woo YJ, Kirkpatrick JN.: Postoperative right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device placement is predicted by preoperative echocardiographic structural, hemodynamic and functional parameters. Journal of Cardiac Failure 19(1): 16-24, Jan 2013.

Kirkpatrick JN, Gottlieb M, Sehgal P, Patel R, Verdino R: Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Terminal Illness and End of Life Care. The American Journal of Cardiology 109(1): 91-4, Jan 2012.

Mendelson TB, Meltzer M, Campbell EG, Caplan AL, Kirkpatrick JN.: Conflicts of Interest in Cardiovascular Clinical Practice Guidelines. Archives of Internal Medicine 171(6): 577-84, Mar 2011.

Kini V, Logani S, Ky B, Chirinos JA, Ferrari VA, St. John Sutton MG, Wiegers, Kirkpatrick JN: Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography for the Indication of Suspected Infective Endocarditis: Vegetations, Blood Cultures and Imaging. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 23(4): 396-402. Apr 2010.

Lau B, Kirkpatrick JN, Merchant RM, Perman SM, Abella BS, Gaieski DF, Becker LB, Chiames C, Reitsma AM: Experiences of sudden cardiac arrest survivors regarding prognostication and advance care planning. Resuscitation 81(8): 982-986, Aug 2010.

Kirkpatrick JN, Fields AV, Ferrari VA: Medical Ethics and the Art of Cardiovascular Medicine. Lancet 376(9740): 508-9, Aug 2010.

Kirkpatrick JN, Beasley KD, Caplan AL: Death is just not what it used to be. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19(1): 7-16, Winter 2010.

Kirkpatrick JN, Papini C, Baman TS, Khota K, Eagle KA, Verdino RJ, Caplan AL: Reuse of pacemakers and defibrillators in developing countries: logistical, legal and ethical barriers and solutions. Heart Rhythm 7(11): 1623-7, Nov 2010.

Kirkpatrick JN, Ky B, Rahmouni HW, Chirinos JA, Farmer SA, Fields AV, Ogbara J, Eberman KM, Ferrari VA, Silvestry FE, Keane MG, Opotowsky AR, St John Sutton M, Wiegers SE: Application of Appropriateness Criteria in Outpatient Transthoracic Echocardiography. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 22(1): 53-59, Jan 2009 Notes: Presented at the American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions, 2008.

Testani JM, St John Sutton MG, Wiegers SE, Khera AV, Shannon RP, Kirkpatrick JN.: Accuracy of noninvasively determined pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The American Journal of Cardiology 105(8): 1192-7, Apr 2010

Kirkpatrick JN, Guger CJ, Arnsdorf MF, Fedson SE: Advance directives in the cardiac care unit. American Heart Journal 154(3): 477-481, Sep 2007.

Kirkpatrick JN, Ghani SN, Burke MC, Knight BP: Postmortem interrogation and retrieval of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators: A Survey of Morticians and Patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 18(5): 478-482, May 2007 Notes: Epub 2007 FEB 21.

Kirkpatrick JN, Nash K, Duffy TP: Well rounded. Archives of Internal Medicine 165(6): 613-616, Mar 2005.

Kirkpatrick JN, Mahowald MB.: Golden rule reasoning in clinical medicine: Theoretical and empirical aspects. Journal of Clinical Ethics 15(3): 250-260, Fall 2004.

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. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 17(5): 399-403, May 2004.

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. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 43(8): 1412-1419, Apr 2004.

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