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.

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Education and Training

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

Publications

Hedayati, S Susan, Wei Jiang, Christopher M. O’Connor, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, K Ranga Krishnan, Michael S. Cuffe, Michael A. Blazing, and Lynda A. Szczech. “The association between depression and chronic kidney disease and mortality among patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure..” Am J Kidney Dis 44, no. 2 (August 2004): 207–15. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2004.04.025.

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Blazing, Michael A., James A. de Lemos, Harvey D. White, Keith A. A. Fox, Freek W. A. Verheugt, Diego Ardissino, Peter M. DiBattiste, et al. “Safety and efficacy of enoxaparin vs unfractionated heparin in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes who receive tirofiban and aspirin: a randomized controlled trial..” Jama 292, no. 1 (July 7, 2004): 55–64. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.292.1.55.

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Petersen, John L., Kenneth W. Mahaffey, Vic Hasselblad, Elliott M. Antman, Marc Cohen, Shaun G. Goodman, Anatoly Langer, et al. “Efficacy and bleeding complications among patients randomized to enoxaparin or unfractionated heparin for antithrombin therapy in non-ST-Segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: a systematic overview..” Jama 292, no. 1 (July 7, 2004): 89–96. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.292.1.89.

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Ballantyne, Christie M., Michael A. Blazing, Thomas R. King, William E. Brady, and Joanne Palmisano. “Efficacy and safety of ezetimibe co-administered with simvastatin compared with atorvastatin in adults with hypercholesterolemia..” Am J Cardiol 93, no. 12 (June 15, 2004): 1487–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.02.060.

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15194018
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Fischi, M. C., B. Trichon, E. Velazquez, M. Blazing, and C. O’Conner. “Making two wrongs right - Case of using a patient's diabetes insipidus to treat his heart failure: Experience with vasopressin antagonists from animal studies and clinical trials.” Heartdrug 3, no. 2 (December 8, 2003): 107–12. https://doi.org/10.1159/000071029.

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Ballantyne, Christie M., Michael A. Blazing, Donald B. Hunninghake, Michael H. Davidson, Zhong Yuan, Paul DeLucca, Karen E. Ramsey, Carolyn M. Hustad, and Joanne Palmisano. “Effect on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol of maximum dose simvastatin and atorvastatin in patients with hypercholesterolemia: results of the Comparative HDL Efficacy and Safety Study (CHESS)..” Am Heart J 146, no. 5 (November 2003): 862–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-8703(03)00440-X.

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14597936
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Blazing, Michael A., and Lawrence E. Crawford. “Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP): enough evidence to support this and the next wave?.” Am Heart J 146, no. 3 (September 2003): 383–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-8703(03)00252-7.

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Yu, Xiaoli, Robert R. Prosnitz, Sumin Zhou, Patricia H. Hardenberg, Andrea Tisch, Michael A. Blazing, Salvador Borges-Neto, Donna Hollis, Terence Wong, and Lawrance B. Marks. “Symptomatic cardiac events following radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer: possible association with radiation therapy-induced changes in regional perfusion..” Clin Breast Cancer 4, no. 3 (August 2003): 193–97.

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14499012
Scholars@Duke

Duvall, W. L., M. A. Blazing, S. Saxena, and J. R. Guyton. “Targeting cardiovascular risk associated with both low density and high density lipoproteins using statin–niacin combination therapy.” European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention &Amp; Rehabilitation 9, no. 6 (January 1, 2002): 339–47. https://doi.org/10.1177/174182670200900607.

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Hardenbergh, P., M. Munley, C. Hu, D. Hollis, K. Light, M. Blazing, S. Borges-Neto, L. Prosnitz, and L. Marks. “Doxorubicin-based chemotherapy and radiation increase cardiac perfusion changes in patients treated for left-sided breast cancer.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 69, no. 3 (December 1, 2001).

Scholars@Duke

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