Michael August Blazing, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 7412HOSP North, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-3945
Email address blazi001@mc.duke.edu

General focus: My research interests are in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, I am looking at compliance issues within the cardiology division and in the University as a whole with regard to evidence based treatment and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. I am using both retrospective and prospective collection of discharge data to try and analyze these trends. In the future, we hope to begin clinical trials with regard to various issues which are outstanding in primary and secondary prevention. Some of the issues include treatment of hypercholesterolemia in elderly patients, differences between the various statins with regard to affects on lipid profiles, and early treatment of hypercholesterolemia after MI.

As part of my work, I have served as a consultant with various drug companies with regard to focusing on active issues and treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

Key words: Primary prevention, secondary prevention, hyperlipidemia, homocysteine, and hypertension.

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1987

Publications

Goyal, Abhinav, and Michael Blazing. “Should we measure C-reactive protein levels to ascertain the adequacy of statin therapy in patients who are at very high risk for a coronary heart disease event?.” Am Heart J 150, no. 4 (October 2005): 650–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2005.08.001.

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Marks, Lawrence B., Xiaoli Yu, Robert G. Prosnitz, Su-Min Zhou, Patricia H. Hardenbergh, Michael Blazing, Donna Hollis, et al. “The incidence and functional consequences of RT-associated cardiac perfusion defects..” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 63, no. 1 (September 1, 2005): 214–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2005.01.029.

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Das, Shiva K., Alan H. Baydush, Sumin Zhou, Moyed Miften, Xiaoli Yu, Oana Craciunescu, Mark Oldham, et al. “Predicting radiotherapy-induced cardiac perfusion defects..” Med Phys 32, no. 1 (January 2005): 19–27. https://doi.org/10.1118/1.1823571.

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15719950
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De Lemos, J. A., M. A. Blazing, and S. D. Wiviott. “Early intensive simvastatin may reduce CVD morbidity and mortality.” Journal of Family Practice 53, no. 12 (December 1, 2004): 954–55.

Scholars@Duke

Jiang, Wei, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Michael S. Cuffe, Eric J. Christopher, Jude D. Alexander, Greg L. Clary, Michael A. Blazing, et al. “Prognostic value of anxiety and depression in patients with chronic heart failure..” Circulation 110, no. 22 (November 30, 2004): 3452–56. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.0000148138.25157.F9.

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15557372
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Lemos, James A. de, Michael A. Blazing, Stephen D. Wiviott, William E. Brady, Harvey D. White, Keith A. A. Fox, Joanne Palmisano, et al. “Enoxaparin versus unfractionated heparin in patients treated with tirofiban, aspirin and an early conservative initial management strategy: results from the A phase of the A-to-Z trial..” Eur Heart J 25, no. 19 (October 2004): 1688–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehj.2004.06.028.

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Lemos, James A. de, Michael A. Blazing, Stephen D. Wiviott, Eldrin F. Lewis, Keith A. A. Fox, Harvey D. White, Jean-Lucien Rouleau, et al. “Early intensive vs a delayed conservative simvastatin strategy in patients with acute coronary syndromes: phase Z of the A to Z trial..” Jama 292, no. 11 (September 15, 2004): 1307–16. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.292.11.1307.

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15337732
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