Carolyn Louise Lekavich, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Assistant Research Professor in the School of Nursing
Campus mail 4228 Duke South, Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-1542
Email address carolyn.lekavich@duke.edu

Heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)
Diastolic heart failure
Predictive Analytics
Predictive Model
Population health

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
  • M.H.S., Duke University, 2004
  • M.S.N., Duke University, 1995
  • B.S.N., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1985

Publications

Dunlay, Shannon M., Michael M. Givertz, David Aguilar, Larry A. Allen, Michael Chan, Akshay S. Desai, Anita Deswal, et al. “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America..” Circulation, June 6, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000691.

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31167558
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Dunlay, Shannon M., Michael M. Givertz, David Aguilar, Larry A. Allen, Michael Chan, Akshay S. Desai, Anita Deswal, et al. “Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure, A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association and Heart Failure Society of America..” J Card Fail, June 3, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.05.007.

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31174952
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Vest, Amanda R., Michael Chan, Anita Deswal, Michael M. Givertz, Carolyn Lekavich, Terry Lennie, Sheldon E. Litwin, et al. “Nutrition, Obesity, and Cachexia in Patients With Heart Failure: A Consensus Statement from the Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Statements Committee..” J Card Fail 25, no. 5 (May 2019): 380–400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.03.007.

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30877038
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Lekavich, Carolyn L., Debra J. Barksdale, Jia-Rong Wu, Virginia Neelon, Jamie Crandell, and Eric J. Velazquez. “Measures of Ventricular-Arterial Coupling and Incident Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: A Matched Case-Control Analysis..” In J Card Fail, 23:659–65, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2017.07.395.

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28716687
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Lekavich, C. L., D. J. Barksdale, V. Neelon, J. Crandell, J. R. Wu, and E. V. Velazquez. “Comparing novel biomarkers associated with heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF): A matched case-control analysis.” In European Heart Journal, 37:128–128. OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Lekavich, Carolyn L., and Debra J. Barksdale. “A Critical Evaluation of the Representation of Black Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction in Clinical Trials: A Literature Review..” J Cardiovasc Nurs 31, no. 3 (May 2016): 202–8. https://doi.org/10.1097/JCN.0000000000000237.

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25658183
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Lekavich, Carolyn L., Debra J. Barksdale, Virginia Neelon, and Jia-Rong Wu. “Heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF): an integrated and strategic review..” Heart Fail Rev 20, no. 6 (November 2015): 643–53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-015-9506-7.

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26404098
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Lekavich, Carolyn L., Virginia Neelon, and Debra J. Barksdale. “Quantifying Diastolic Dysfunction as an Early Marker of Diastolic Heart Failure: Retrospective Analysis Using Echocardiography.” In Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 29:388–89. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Kroenke, K., S. L. West, R. Swindle, A. Gilsenan, G. J. Eckert, R. Dolor, P. Stang, X. H. Zhou, R. Hays, and M. Weinberger. “Similar effectiveness of paroxetine, fluoxetine, and sertraline in primary care: a randomized trial..” Jama 286, no. 23 (December 19, 2001): 2947–55. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.286.23.2947.

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11743835
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Lekavich, Carolyn. “Measures of Ventricular Arterial Elastance.” Journal of Cardiac Failure, n.d.

Scholars@Duke